<MP>Tuesday, 13 May 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 17:03:19 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Our Lady of Fatima  
Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children received
apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north
of Lisbon. (See February 20 entry for Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto).
Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of
World War I, for sinners and for the conversion of Russia. For more, click
the link below:

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

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No one experiencing temptation should say, "I am being tempted by God"; for
God is not subject to temptation to evil,
and he himself tempts no one. Rather, each person is tempted when lured and
enticed by his desire. Then desire conceives and brings forth sin, and when
sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death. ~John 1:12-18

The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with
them in the boat. Jesus enjoined them, "Watch out, guard against the leaven
of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."  ~Mark 8:14-21

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

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Many times we are tempted, but the temptation to do wrong never comes from
God.  We don't want to accept the leaven of the Pharisees or of Herod, but
the leaven of faith God puts within us. We are fed by the bread of life. We
have received the Holy Spirit.  We have all we need to bring nothing by good
into the world.

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I pray that I may fight against the evil one, knowing that my faith and the
power of the Holy Spirit can help me and keep me safe.  I pray that I may be
part of the leaven of faith, that I might become part of the Body of Christ
because I receive the Body of Christ.  I pray that I may bring good into the
world by living according to God's plan.

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Nyarai from Zimbabwe asks prayers for contract extension. Karen asks that
you join her in prayers of thanks for her son's successful graduation from
college. Peter ask prayers for his aunt who has vascular disease and is too
weak for surgery. Grandmother asks for prayers for her Grandson's hand, that
he might regain complete use of his thumb so that he may be able to continue
with the love of his life, his music.

MJV requests prayers for herself for 4 special intentions. Steven asks
prayers for a special intention. Ray asks prayers for family members who
have been diagnosed with cancer and have received a pacemaker. Mary asks
prayers for a special intention. Jeanne asks prayers that the doctor in Iowa
City finds something to help with her terrible arthritis pain. Lori 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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