<MP>Thursday, 18 October 2007

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 18:49:50 -0500

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     from Father Pat Umberger

S U R G E R Y    E A R L Y    R E S U L T S
I'm recovering from eye surgery at home in Onalaska. When I arrived at Mayo
Doctor Pulido reminded me that the prognosis was grim, with a 70% chance of
losing vision soon, and/or losing the eye. He began surgery. I was awake
during surgery and was able to speak with him. He said things were going
perfectly.  He also complimented Dr. Ivana Kim at Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Infirmary in Boston for the quality of the surgery she did. Then he told my
family that when I came in, the eye was on the edge of the cliff.  After
surgery he feels that it's a foot from the edge and that there's hope.    I
go back to Mayo for a check-up tomorrow morning, and will have another in a
week's time. The prayers of the 8500 members of this group, of my
parishioners, the kids of St. Pat's School and Aquinas Middle School, the
Priests, Deacons and Pastoral Associations of the Diocese of La Crosse, and
the many prayer groups you've sent my intention to have been very powerful!
Thank you so much for your prayers on my behalf.  Your prayerful support has
been overwhelming.  And, don't stop praying!

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Saint Luke
Luke, the only Gentile Christian among the Gospel writers, wrote major
portion of the New Testament, the Gospel According to Luke and the Acts of
the Apostles. He shows the parallel between the life of Christ and the
Church. Luke was Paul's companion on his dangerous journey to Rome.

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

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"The Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the
proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it."
~Timothy 4:10-17b

"Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom."
~Psalm 145

Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you,
cure the sick in it and say to them, "The Kingdom of God is at hand for
you." ~Luke 10:1-9

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

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Jesus came to help usher in the Kingdom of God. His disciples continued his
work, and many of them died for their faith. In Paul, Luke and many others
we see true faith in action and can be inspired to continue their work in
our time.

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I pray that I may continue the work of Jesus' disciples.  I pray that I may
not shrink from doing and saying what is right because of how others might
view or treat me.

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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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