<MP>Thursday, 30 October 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:01:53 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Alphonsus Rodriguez (c. 1533-1617) 
Tragedy and challenge beset today's saint early in life, but Alphonsus
Rodriguez found happiness and contentment through simple service and prayer.
Born in Spain in 1533, Alphonsus inherited the family textile business at
23. Within the space of three years, his wife, daughter and mother died;
meanwhile, business was poor. Alphonsus stepped back and reassessed his
life. He sold the business and, with his young son, moved into his sisters'
home. There he learned the discipline of prayer and meditation.  For more,
follow the link below:

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

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Brothers and sisters: Draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty
power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against
the tactics of the Devil. ~Ephesians 6:10-20

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to
you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen
gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling! ~Luke 13:31-35

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

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Our prayer can help make us willing to follow the Lord's way. The letter to
the Ephesians tells us, "Draw your strength from the Lord and from his
mighty power." We can put on God's armor and stand against the tactics of
the Devil as we strive to do God's work and God's will.

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I pray that I may rely on the Lord's strength and mighty power.  I pray that
I may stand against evil and do God's work and God's will.

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Member Dorothy asks prayers for several intentions. Brian asks for prayer
support for an elderly woman whose health condition is very poor, and for
her husband and children that they may be kept strong on The Lord.

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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