<MP>Thursday, 18 December 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 23:26:40 -0600 (CST)

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     ~From Father Pat Umberger

F R O M    M A Y O    C L I N I C
If today’s blood tests come back OK I’ll have some more infusions, but
Chemo on Saturday and Sunday … and the Transplant on Sunday. There’s much
more at my Blog.  Just follow this link:

W E    A S K    Y O U R    P R A Y E R S    P L E A S E
This morning a 15-year-old child from our Parish didn’t wake up. Please
keep him, his family, including his parents, brother and sister ... and
his many friends in your prayers during this brutally difficult time. 
Pray for the students of our own Saint Patrick School where his sister is
in 5th Grade, and the students, faculty and staff at Onalaska High School
where he was a student. I plan to return to Onalaska on Friday for his
Funeral. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in
peace.  Amen.

.=:  S A I N T    O F    T H E    D A Y  :=.

Blessed Anthony Grassi (1592-1671)
Anthony’s father died when his son was only 10 years old, but the young
lad inherited his father’s devotion to Our Lady of Loreto. As a schoolboy
he frequented the local church of the Oratorian Fathers, joining the
religious order when he was 17. For more, follow this link: 

.=:  S C R I P T U R E    O F    T  H E    D A Y  :=.

In his days Judah shall be saved, Israel shall dwell in security. This is
the name they give him: “The LORD our justice.” ~Jeremiah 23:5-8

Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever. ~Psalm 72

When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and
took his wife into his home.  He had no relations with her until she bore
a son, and he named him Jesus. ~Matthew 1:18-25

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Sometimes God calls us to do incredible things.  Mary was asked, as an
umarried teenager, to bear the Son of God Himself.  Joseph was asked to
marry a pregnant teenage girl.  He knew he was not the Father.  Yet they
said “Yes” to God.  As Messiah, Jesus was asked to do incredible things
too.  All of them followed God’s call because they loved God.  Jesus would
give His life on the Cross for our salvation.  We can be ready to hear
God’s call in our own lives … and to know that saying “Yes” probably will
not cost us as much as it did Mary, Joseph and Jesus Himself.  Yet the
reward is everlasting life!

 .=: P R A Y E R    F O R    T H E    D A Y  :=.

I pray that I may listen to God’s call in my life.  I pray that I may
respond by saying “Yes,” because of my love for God.

We pray for the justice that leads to lasting peace, and for the
willingness to stand up for and defend life. We pray for all those being
called to Church vocations, that they may be willing to respond

Keep me in your prayers and know you are remembered in mine as well.  May
God continue to 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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