<MP>Thursday, 30 July 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 20:15:16 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Peter Chrysologus (406-450?) 
A man who vigorously pursues a goal may produce results far beyond his
expectations and his intentions. Thus it was with Peter of the Golden Words,
as he was called, who as a young man became bishop of Ravenna, the capital
of the empire in the West. At the time there were abuses and vestiges of
paganism evident in his diocese, and these he was determined to battle and
overcome. His principal weapon was the short sermon, and many of them have
come down to us. They do not contain great originality of thought. They are,
however, full of moral applications, sound in doctrine and historically
significant in that they reveal Christian life in fifth-century Ravenna. So
authentic were the contents of his sermons that, some 13 centuries later, he
was declared a doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XIII. He who had
earnestly sought to teach and motivate his own flock was recognized as a
teacher of the universal Church.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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In the daytime the cloud of the LORD was seen over the Dwelling; whereas at
night, fire was seen in the cloud by the whole house of Israel in all the
stages of their journey. ~Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38

Jesus said to the disciples: "The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown
into the sea, which collects fish of every kind.
When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into
buckets. What is bad they throw away. ~Matthew 13:47-53

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

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We'd like to be the good ones ... saved by God and taken to Heaven!  And
that is what we are.  God gives us the gift of life, but also the
Commandments and the example of Jesus and the Saints to help us on our
journey there.  

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I pray that I may make use of the example and wisdom God provides for me.  I
pray that I may attain Heaven and help those around me get there as well.

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Lynn asks prayers for her brother who is having a difficult time healing
after surgery, that God will give him and his wife strength and courage.
Norma asks prayers for her son who was hit by a car and killed a short time
ago. Debbie requests prayers that her daughter find employment. Sue requests
prayers for a young man who is very ill.

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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