<MP>Tuesday, 02 November 2007

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 19:48:21 -0500

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     from Father Pat Umberger

T H E   O C C U L T

The Church is very wary of the Occult, including fortune-telling, Ouija
Boards, etc.  Learn more about it at our Web Site.  Follow the "November"
link from: www.frpat.com

T H E    C A T H O L I C    C H U R C H    A N D    C R E M A T I O N
Learn what the Catholic Church teaches about cremation.  Follow the link
from:  www.frpat.com

W E   P R A Y   F O R   T H E  D E A D

In November we celebrate the Feast of All Souls and we pray for the dead.
They remain part of us in the Communion of Saints.  We help them through our
prayers and they help us from their place in Heaven.  For more information
including lots of prayers and resources, visit our Web Sites.  Follow the
"November" banner link from: www.frpat.com 

M E X I C A N   D A Y   OF   T H E   D E A D
Dia de los Muertos is the Mexican Day of the Dead.  For more about this
interesting Mexican Feast and some pictures of altars used on this day,
visit our Web Site.  The many images of skeletons, etc. can be confusing
when we visit Mexico.  This page helps us understand what it's all about!
Follow the "November" link from: www.frpat.com/

S E N D    Y O U R    P R A Y E R   I N T E N T I O N S
We'll pray for your Intentions in the Holy Land!

We'll be happy to take your prayer intentions with us to the Holy Land and
pray for you and your intentions at our daily Masses and at the many
Churches and Holy Site's we'll visit.  Just follow the link from
www.frpat.com to send your Intention with us!

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Feast of All Souls
The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an
ac of Christian charity. The theological underpinning of the feast is the
acknowledgment of human frailty.  Few people achieve perfection in this life
but go t the grave still scarred with traces of sinfulness.  Some period of
purification seems necessary before a soul comes face-to-face with God. The
Council of Trent affirmed this purgatory state and insisted that the prayers
of the living can speed the process of purification.  There have certainly
been abuses. Yet prayer for a loved one is, for the believer, a way of
erasing any distance, even death. We can stand together in God's presence,
even if the person we're standing with has gone before us into death.  For
more, follow the link below:

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

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"The souls of the just are in the hand of god, and no torment shall touch
them."  ~ Wisdom 3:1-9

"Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps
for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his
love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us."
~Romans 5:5-11

"This is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes
in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day."
~John 6:37-40

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

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When we die, most of us have sin on our souls.  Not many of us would dare to
say of himself that he was able to stand directly before God. Purgatory
means that God can put the pieces back together again.  He can cleans us in
such a way that we are able to be with him and can stand there in the
fullness of life. Purgatory strips off from one person what is unbearable
and from another the inability to bear certain things so that in each of
them a pure heart is revealed, and we can see that we all belong together in
one enormous symphony of being."  ~Pope Benedict XVI

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I pray that I may trust God to cleanse me and ready me for His Kingdom. I
help prepare myself for this Kingdom through a loving life and remembering
to pray for those who have gone before 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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