<MP>Tuesday, 24 March 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 22:13:29 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510) 
Going to confession one day was the turning point of Catherine's life.
When Catherine was born, many Italian nobles were supporting Renaissance
artists and writers. The needs of the poor and the sick were often
overshadowed by a hunger for luxury and self-indulgence. Catherine's parents
were members of the nobility in Genoa. At 13 she attempted to become a nun
but failed because of her age. At 16 she married Julian, a nobleman who
turned out to be selfish and unfaithful. For a while she tried to numb her
disappointment by a life of selfish pleasure.  For more, follow the link

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

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Now that day was a Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It
is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat." He answered
them, "The man who made me well told me, 'Take up your mat and walk.'" They
asked him, "Who is the man who told you, 'Take it up and walk'?" The man who
was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away, since there
was a crowd there. ~John 5:1-16

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

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How easy it is for us to get all caught up in peripherals.  Sometimes we
become very upset with someone we love very much because of something that
is very small. We miss the bigger picture when we're all caught up in little
details. Jesus cured on the Sabbath. This was unlawful.  That's all the Jews
could see.  They missed the man who could finally stand up and walk.  It was
their loss.  And they continued their petty dealings and persecutions,
missing the point that could have brought them closer to God and others.

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I pray that I may keep the bigger picture in mind.  I pray that I may not
get caught up in details on the periphery, but notice and cherish the bigger
things that can bring me closer to God and to others.

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

Amanda requests prayers for many special intentions. Irene asks prayers for
a special intention. Patty asks prayers for a special intention. Rose asks
for prayers for her friend's mother, who is suffering from a serious

Connie requests guidance from the Holy Spirit to make important decisions
about work and plans for the future. Jo Ann requests prayers for special
intentions for her son and his family. Barbara asks prayers for a special

Nancy requests prayers of support for her Mother who must stop smoking for
critical health reasons. Marilynn asks prayers for a special intention.
Holly asks prayers for her sister who is going through a divorce. Joanne
asks for prayers for her family who are experiencing great financial

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

<MP>Morning Prayer is free, and comes from:
Father Pat Umberger, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse
in Wisconsin U.S.A.
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