<MP>Wednesday, 28 May 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 19:37:30 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes (1614-1645) 
Mary Ann grew close to God and his people during her short life. The
youngest of eight, Mary Ann was born in Quito, Ecuador, which had been
brought under Spanish control in 1534. She joined the Secular Franciscans
and led a life of prayer and penance at home, leaving her parents' house
only to go to church and to perform some work of charity. She established in
Quito a clinic and a school for Africans and indigenous Americans. When a
plague broke out, she nursed the sick and died shortly thereafter.  For
more, follow the link below:

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

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"All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of the field;
the grass withers, and the flower wilts;
but the word of the Lord remains forever." ~1 Peter 1:18-25

Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever
wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man
did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for
many." ~Mark 10:32-45

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

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Sometimes we work very hard for things that don't last.  James and John, in
today's Gospel, were arguing about who would sit at Jesus' right and left
hand when he came into His glory.  We are reminded of what is most
important.  Our first reading tells us that grass withers ... but the word
of the Lord remains forever.  Our Gospel reminds us that "whoever wishes to
be the first among you will be the slave of all." We strive to follow in
Jesus' footsteps today, not because of what we will someday receive, but
because we love.  There's nothing for us to worry about.

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I pray that I may work for the things that last forever.  I pray that I may
humbly serve the needs of others without expecting anything in return. I
pray that the more important I am in the eyes of the world, the more
susceptible I'll be to lording my authority over others.  I pray that I may
be a humble servant like Jesus.

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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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