<MP>Thursday, 21 January 2010

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 07:54:46 -0600

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     From Father Pat Umberger

I R E L A N D    P I L G R I M A G E
Joins us - 18-28 October 2010
Join us on a wonderful Pilgrimage to Ireland.  We'll fly from La Crosse
(LSE) and Chicago (ORD) to Dublin ... nonstop from O'Hare.  We'll have Mass
every day in some of the most beautiful Churches in Ireland. There is a
preliminary itinerary at my Web Site, as well as a chance to sign up for
informational e-mails.  There should be a brochure very soon!  www.frpat.com

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Agnes (d. 258?)
Almost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young-12 or
13-when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various
modes of death have been suggested-beheading, burning, strangling. Legend
has it she was a beautiful girl whom many young men wanted to marry. Among
those she refused, one reported her to the authorities for being a
Christian. She was arrested and confined to a house of prostitution. The
legend continues that a man who looked upon her lustfully lost his sight and
had it restored by her prayer. She was condemned, executed and buried near
Rome in a catacomb that eventually was named after her. The daughter of
Constantine built a basilica in her honor. For more, follow the link below:
Saint of the Day: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/ 

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In God I trust; I shall not fear. ~Psalm 56

He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing
upon him to touch him. And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall
down before him and shout, "You are the Son of God."

He warned them sternly not to make him known. ~Matthew 3:7-12

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

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Crowds pressed in on Jesus from all directions.  He was their hope! Today we
deal with an earthquake in Haiti, other natural disasters, and many needs
for healing among our family members and friends. They need to be able to
approach Jesus as well. Through our lives we can help them understand, "In
God I trust; I shall not fear."

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I pray that I may always trust in God. I pray that I may be the one to help
those in need to trust in and approach the Lord for help. 

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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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