<MP>Thursday, 20 August 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 18:51:03 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux  (1091-1153)
Man of the century! Woman of the century! You see such terms applied to so
many today-"golfer of the century," "composer of the century," "right tackle
of the century"-that the line no longer has any punch. But the "man of the
twelfth century," without doubt or controversy, has to be Bernard of
Clairvaux. Adviser of popes, preacher of the Second Crusade, defender of the
faith, healer of a schism, reformer of a monastic Order, Scripture scholar,
theologian and eloquent preacher: any one of these titles would distinguish
an ordinary man. Yet Bernard was all of these-and he still retained a
burning desire to return to the hidden monastic life of his younger days.
For more, follow the link below:

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

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Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will. ~Psalm 40

Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet, and cast him
into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of
teeth.' Many are invited, but few are chosen." ~Matthew 22:1-14

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

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Do  really have to go? Sometimes, when we receive an invitation, we might
ask this. God continues to invite us into oneness with Himself. We can avoid
going, or open ourselves to receive what He wants to give us.  It's up to

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I pray that I may cultivate a close relationship with God.  I pray that I
may be ready to accept His invitations in my life. 

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Pat asks for prayers for her brother who has been diagnosed with Leukemia
and is beginning the fight. Kim asks for prayers that the Holy Spirit will
show her husband  to believe in God and show him his way back home to her
and their children. Don asks prayers for three intentions. 

Roz asks prayers for a friend who has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Tom
asks prayers for a special intention. A member asks prayers for her parish
who is facing a difficult future due to a pastor's incompetence and possible

Margaret asks prayers of thanksgiving for her son-in-law who has obtained
employment but asks continued prayers for her son who still searches for a
job. Jo asks prayers for her son's job to improve. Shannon requests prayers
for her mother-in-law who broke her femur bone from fall after knee
replacement surgery.

Anna asks prayers for four intentions. Marilynn asks prayers for a special
intention. Rose offers up prayers of thanksgiving that her father has been
cancer-free for three years, proving the doctors wrong. A member asks
prayers for his cousin who has been in Intensive Care for four weeks.

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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