<MP>Thursday, 02 April 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:40:16 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

L E N T    P A G E S
Visit my "Lent" page for lots of good information ....  a count-down 'til
Easter, Lenten Reconciliation (including a very portable "Credit Card to
Heaven" to take with you, an Examination of Conscience .... all you'll need
to go to Confession except the sins.  Visit our on-line Stations of the
Cross too, illustrated by the kids of Saint Pat's School.  Our Stations and
Reconciliation aids are available both in English and Spanish.  Follow the
link from: www.frpat.com 

O N - L I N E    S T A T I O N S    O F    T H E     C R O S S
Visit my on-line Stations of the Cross.  I wrote the text for children and
adults alike.  The Stations were illustrated by the children of Saint Pat's
School. They're available in English and Spanish as well. Visit the Stations
every day during Lent.  I think you'll like them a great deal.
Here's the link: www.frpat.com/stations.htm 


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St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507) 
Francis of Paola was a man who deeply loved contemplative solitude and
wished only to be the "least in the household of God." Yet, when the Church
called him to active service in the world, he became a miracle-worker and
influenced the course of nations. After accompanying his parents on a
pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, he began to live as a contemplative hermit in
a remote cave near Paola, on Italy's southern seacoast. Before he was 20, he
received the first followers who had come to imitate his way of life.
Seventeen years later, when his disciples had grown in number, Francis
established a Rule for his austere community and sought Church approval.
This was the founding of the Hermits of St. Francis of Assisi, who were
approved by the Holy See in 1474  For more, follow the link below:

Saint of the Day: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/ 

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God also said to Abraham: "On your part, you and your descendants after you
must keep my covenant throughout the ages." ~Genesis 17:3-9

Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing; but it is
my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, 'He is our God.' You do not
know him, but I know him. And if I should say that I do not know him, I
would be like you a liar. But I do know him and I keep his word. Abraham
your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad." ~John 8:51-59

Scriptures: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

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We are called to know God and to keep His covenant. God is outrageously
generous with us.  We can know God, then glorify him.  We are called to keep
His word.

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I pray that I may grow in my knowledge of God and my love for Him.  I pray
that I may receive graciously and gratefully what he offers, and keep His

.=: W E     P R A Y  :=.

Bettye requests prayers for two intentions.  Irma asks prayers for a 33 year
old mother who has been fighting breast cancer for 7 years. Jane asks
prayers for her niece as she recovers from back surgery.

Kris asks prayers for her son who is struggling with a long term
relationship and self-esteem. Pat asks prayers for all young mothers,
children and troubled adolescents, for God's protection and healing. Anne
asks prayers for a special intention.

A member asks for prayers for a young friend who is facing kidney cancer
surgery. Nancy asks for prayers for her friend who is dying of bone cancer,
and for her husband and 14 yr old son. Dorothy asks for prayers for someone
whose kidneys continue to fail.

We pray for unity in our country and that we may build a Culture of Life. We
pray for the safety of our troops, their safe return and their families at
home.  We pray for a deep and profound respect for life, and for the courage
and willingness to stand up for life. We pray for one another, for those who
have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. Have a
good day!

May God Bless you and those you love, and keep you safe!

Father Pat

      "Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10

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Father Pat Umberger, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse
in Wisconsin U.S.A.
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