<MP>Tuesday, 11 December 2007

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:10:35 -0600

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     from Father Pat Umberger

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Damasus I (305?-384) 
To his secretary St. Jerome, Damasus was "an incomparable person, learned in
the Scriptures, a virgin doctor of the virgin Church, who loved chastity and
heard its praises with pleasure."  For more, click the link below:

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

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A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight
in the wasteland a highway for our God! Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill shall be made low; The rugged land shall be made a
plain, the rough country, a broad valley.  ~Isaiah 40:1-11

Jesus said to his disciples: "What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred
sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the
hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you,
he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray.
~Matthew 18:12-14

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

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Little by little, we can become lost.  Before we know it, God seems far
away, and our return very difficult if not overwhelming.  This Holy Season
God calls us to lower the mountains and fill in the valleys, and prepare a
straight path for him. When we're found again, there will be great joy in

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I pray that I may trust God to call me back to Himself.  I pray that I may
do my part to lower the mountains, fill in the valleys and make peace with
those around me.  I pray that I may prepare a place for Jesus to be born in
my heart this Christmas.

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Anna-Maria requests prayers for her parents who recently celebrated their
40th Wedding Anniversary. Betty asks prayers for a special intention.
Clairann requests prayers for her brother-in-law for healing of leg sores
that he has had for a year and a half.

A member asks prayers for his sister who is undergoing medical tests. Bob
asks prayers for his friend Lori's 15-year-old son who died recently in an
auto accident. Lisa asks prayers for four intentions.

Jill requests prayers for a family who lost 3 young children in a Cleveland
fire. Jean asks prayers for a special intention. Melva asks prayers for her
daughter and niece and all who are battling addictions, for healing and
strength to continue their rehabilitation and resist temptation over the
Christmas season. Bill asks for prayers for his brother who has serious

Tim asks for prayers for prayers for a special intention for his wife. Julia
is thankful for prayers answered and asks prayers for her son needing  a
job. Alice asks prayers for her grandson who cannot find a job.

Bev ask that God helps the doctors heal Father Pat and that he will not need
more surgery. Mom ask that God will help her daughter find her way and not
separate herself from her parents. Bev ask that the chemo treatment that her
sister-in-law is having will put her cancer in remission. Marilynn asks
prayers as her leukemia cells are increasing again.

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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