<MP>Tuesday, 05 May 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 18:45:58 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Hilary of Arles (400-449) 
It's been said that youth is wasted on the young. In some ways, that was
true for today's saint. Born in France in the early fifth century, Hilary
came from an aristocratic family. In the course of his education he
encountered his relative, Honoratus, who encouraged the young man to join
him in the monastic life. Hilary did so. He continued to follow in the
footsteps of Honoratus as bishop. Hilary was only 29 when he was chosen
bishop of Arles. The new, youthful bishop undertook the role with
confidence. He did manual labor to earn money for the poor. He sold sacred
vessels to ransom captives. He became a magnificent orator. He traveled
everywhere on foot, always wearing simple clothing.  For more, follow the
link below:

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

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Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him he
brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the Church and taught
a large number of people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples
were first called Christians. ~Acts 11:19-26

My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal
life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My
Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take
them out of the Father's hand. The Father and I are one." ~John 10:22-30

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

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The Church continues to grow.  God provides good leaders, from Paul to
Barnabas to many others. And Jesus continues to reassure us that he
continues to care for us, as our Good Shepherd.  He promises eternal life as
well, and tells us that we shall never perish.  How fortunate we are!

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I pray that I may treasure the Holy Father, my Bishop and all the leaders
God provides for me and the Church. I pray that I may always live obedient
to Christ, knowing that He is always my Shepherd!

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Marilyn asks prayers for successful surgery for her daughter. 

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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