<MP>Tuesday, 17 March 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:26:24 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

S A I N T    P A T R I C K  /  S A I N T    J O S E P H
Visit my "March Saints" page for lots more about Saint Patrick (17 March)
and Saint Joseph (19 March).  Just follow the banner link!

L E N T    P A G E S
Visit my "Lent" page for lots of good information ....  a count-down 'til
Easter, Lenten Reconciliation (including a very portable "Credit Card to
Heaven" to take with you, an Examination of Conscience .... all you'll need
to go to Confession except the sins.  Visit our on-line Stations of the
Cross too, illustrated by the kids of Saint Pat's School.  Our Stations and
Reconciliation aids are available both in English and Spanish.  Follow the
link from: www.frpat.com 

O N - L I N E    S T A T I O N S    O F    T H E     C R O S S
Visit my on-line Stations of the Cross.  I wrote the text for children and
adults alike.  The Stations were illustrated by the children of Saint Pat's
School. They're available in English and Spanish as well. Visit the Stations
every day during Lent.  I think you'll like them a great deal.
Here's the link: www.frpat.com/stations.htm 


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St. Patrick (415?-493?) 
Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two
solid qualities in him: He was humble and he was courageous. The
determination to accept suffering and success with equal indifference guided
the life of God's instrument for winning most of Ireland for Christ.
Details of his life are uncertain. Current research places his dates of
birth and death a little later than earlier accounts. Patrick may have been
born in Dunbarton, Scotland, Cumberland, England, or in northern Wales. He
called himself both a Roman and a Briton. At 16, he and a large number of
his father's slaves and vassals were captured by Irish raiders and sold as
slaves in Ireland. Forced to work as a shepherd, he suffered greatly from
hunger and cold.   For more, follow the link below:

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

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But with contrite heart and humble spirit let us be received; As though it
were burnt offerings of rams and bullocks,
or thousands of fat lambs, So let our sacrifice be in your presence today as
we follow you unreservedly; for those who trust in you cannot be put to
shame. ~Daniel 3:25, 34-43

Peter approached Jesus and asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me,
how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?" Jesus answered, "I
say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. ~Matthew 18:21-35

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

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When we do wrong we yearn for forgiveness.  We can trust that God's
forgiveness is always available to us.  Still, it is more difficult for us
to forgive those who have harmed us.  In today's Gospel we hear Jesus say
that rather than forgiving seven times ... we need to forgive seventy-seven
times.  God calls us to imitate His willingness to forgive.  How difficult
that can be, but what freedom comes to us when we do.

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I pray that I may always trust in God's forgiveness.  I pray that I may
forgive as I would like to be forgiven.

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A friend requests healing from God for father of 6 children, who's suffering
so much from cancer. Irene asks prayers for grandmother to rest in perfect
peace and for her children to hold on to faith and be successful in life.
Leila Is asking for prayers for a dear friends son-in-law's mother who had a
very serious heart attack last night.

Judi asks prayers for a special intention. Mary Ann asks prayers for a
special intention. Mary asks prayers for a special intention. 

Joyce asks for prayers for her daughter who is going through chemo and will
have a very important test on March 26, prayers for  her to be cancer free.
A member asks for prayers in securing a teaching position. Tom and Dee ask
prayers for a special intention. 

PJ asks prayers for a special intention. Meg asks prayers for a special
intention. A member begs for prayers as she attempts to reestablish a
friendship that has become troubled. Chris request prayers of Thanksgiving
for Father Pat's recovery and continued recovery after his stem cell

Donna asks for prayers that her husband's back may be healed. Luvina
requests urgent prayers for her intelligent, but rebellious grandson who is
on the verge of throwing away a great opportunity for a college education. A
member asks prayers that her daughter and son-in-law will find a buyer for
their home. A member asks prayers for strength as she faces difficulties
over the next few weeks.

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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