<MP>Tuesday, 09 September 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 22:23:09 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8

   Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican
   Only ELEVEN seats remain, FOUR from La Crosse.
   10-22 November 2008

   S I N G L E    T R A V E L E R S
   Once again we have quite a few single travelers
   signed up for this Pilgrimage.  Our Pilgrimages
   are always single-friendly.  You'll make friends
   very quickly. Options are to have single room.
   Pentecost Tours will do all they can too, to 
   match you up with a roommate if you wish!

   Assisi, Rome, the Vatican, Orvieto, Loreto, Lanciano,
   Sorrento, Capri, the Blue Grotto, amalfi, Pompeii, 
   Montecassino, Mt St. Angelo, San Giovanni Rotondo,
   the Wednesday audience with Pope Benedict XVI and more!

   Departing from 3 Cities:  La Crosse, WI, Chicago (ORD) and New York (JFK)
   Use the brochure ... on-line now at www.frpat.com 

F A M I L Y    F U N    F E S T

St. Pat's annual Fall Fun Fest is October 11th. There will be food, and fun
for people of all ages.  Studebaker 7 will provide entertainment from 7 p.m.
to 10:30 p.m. There are also Raffle Tickets available.  1-4th Prizes are
$1,000, 5th prize is $500, 6-10th prizes are $100. If you live close to us,
why not join us.  Or, perhaps you'd like to help us by purchasing some
raffle tickets.  You can learn more at: www.stpatz.com 

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St. Peter Claver (1581-1654) 
A native of Spain, young Jesuit Peter Claver left his homeland forever in
1610 to be a missionary in the colonies of the New World. He sailed into
Cartagena (now in Colombia), a rich port city washed by the Caribbean. He
was ordained there in 1615. For more, follow the link below:

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

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Brothers and sisters: How can any one of you with a case against another
dare to bring it to the unjust for judgment
instead of to the holy ones? Do you not know that the holy ones will judge
the world? ~1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to
God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he
chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and
his brother Andrew,
James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of
Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and
Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. ~Luke 6:12-19

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

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Today we observe the Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who was
ordained in Cartagena (now in Colombia) in 1615. Cartagena was a major port
of arrival for slave trading ships, and Peter Claver met them. They were in
miserable condition and he provided food, medicines, lemons and
interpreters.  During his hears of ministry he instructed and baptized an
estimated 300,000 slaves. He also became a preacher in the city square and
provided missions for sailors and traders as well as country missions.  When
he traveled to give country missions he avoided the hospitality of the rich
and lodged in the slave quarters as well. He, like any good disciple,
responded to the needs of the people he met and generously showed them God's
love for them. We are called to do the same.

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I pray that I may be a good disciple.  I pray that I may notice the needs of
those around me, respond to those needs and help them to see God's love for

.=: W E     P R A Y  :=.

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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