<MP>Wednesday, 01 April 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:21:23 -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. Hugh of Grenoble (1052-1132) 
Today's saint could be a patron for those of us who feel so overwhelmed by
all the problems in the world that we don't know where to begin. Hugh, who
served as a bishop in France for 52 years, had his work cut out for him from
the start. Corruption seemed to loom in every direction: the buying and
selling of Church offices, violations of clerical celibacy, lay control of
Church property, religious indifference and/or ignorance. After serving as
bishop for two years, he'd had his fill. He tried disappearing to a
monastery, but the pope called him back to continue the work of reform.  For
more, follow the link below:

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

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Nebuchadnezzar rose in haste and asked his nobles, "Did we not cast three
men bound into the fire?" "Assuredly, O king," they answered. "But," he
replied, "I see four men unfettered and unhurt, walking in the fire, and the
fourth looks like a son of God." ~Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95

We have one Father, God." Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you
would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own,
but he sent me." ~John 8:31-42

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

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We are called to come to know God better and better our whole lives long. If
we believe God is our Father, then we love His Son Jesus, knowing that He
sent Him. And our lives are forever changed, as we put God above all things.
We are not perfect though, and sometimes, through selfishness, hurt others.
We can remember always that we can be forgiven by God.  

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I pray that I may know God better and better my whole life long.  I pray
that I may always remember that God wants to forgive me.  I pray that I may
approach the Lord for forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Confession).  For some good resources, click here:

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Mark asks prayers for a friend afflicted with a life-threatening condition.
David asks prayers for a friend who will have prostrate surgery on Friday.
Jane requests prayers for her niece, that she be completely healed of acute
leukemia and all it's complications.

Nancy from PA requests prayers for all those who are victims of recent
natural disasters, especially those who have lost their homes because of a
nearby tornado on Sunday, that they may be able to go on with their lives
and find renewed hope. Cate asks prayers for a young mother whose cancer has
spread to her brain. 

Mary asks for prayers for herself, her daughter, two sons and 90 year old
mother, that they may find serenity. Irene asks prayers for a special

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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