<MP>Tuesday, 03 November 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 20:55:19 -0600

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     From Father Pat Umberger

A D E S S E    R A F F L E    C A L E N D A R S
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St. Martin de Porres (1579-1639)
"Father unknown" is the cold legal phrase sometimes used on baptismal
records. "Half-breed" or "war souvenir" is the cruel name inflicted by those
of "pure" blood. Like many others, Martin might have grown to be a bitter
man, but he did not. It was said that even as a child he gave his heart and
his goods to the poor and despised. He was the illegitimate son of a freed
woman of Panama, probably black but also possibly of Native American stock,
and a Spanish grandee of Lima, Peru. Martin inherited the features and dark
complexion of his mother. That irked his father, who finally acknowledged
his son after eight years. After the birth of a sister, the father abandoned
the family. Martin was reared in poverty, locked into a low level of Lima's
society.   For more, follow the link below:

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

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Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Have the same
regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly.
~Romans 12:5-16ab

The master then ordered the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedgerows
and make people come in that my home may be filled. For, I tell you, none of
those men who were invited will taste my dinner. ~Luke 14:15-24

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

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Martin de Porres, whose feast we celebrate today, was one of the poorest and
most humble of souls.  Yet he did not allow himself to be held back, but did
wonderful things in God's name for many. God invites us to His banquet
feast. We are called to say "Yes," and to help other people to do the same.

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I pray that I may not be self-important.  I pray that I may accept God's
invitations and spend my life doing good for others, especially the simple
and poor.

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Rita  asks prayers for a special intention. Tammy asks prayers for guidance
in faith and to be able to provide for her children financially and to ease
the financial burdens her and her children face. A concerned son asks for
prayers for his father, who has Alzheimer's Disease, and wandered away from
home and has been gone for several hours in the dark and cold.

Mary asks prayers for the upcoming women's Cursillo who have lost one of the
team when one of the spriritual directors was attacked and killed this
weekend, and for all those who knew and loved her. Virginia asks prayers for
a special intention.

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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