Margie - Morning Prayer -Thursday April 3

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  • Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 08:29:41 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)

From: Fr. Pat Umberger
Subject: Thursday, 03 April 2008
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     From Father Pat Umberger
O N    R E T R E A T
Father Pat will be on Retreat with the Priests of the Diocese of La Crosse
from Monday-Thursday of this week.  Keep us in your prayers!  Margie, our
pastoral minister, will send Morning Prayer in my absence.  She is not able
to add or remove e-mail addresses from the list, so use the method found at
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P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8
We'll visit Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican from 10-21 November
2008.  $2699 from Chicago or $2899 from La Crosse, Wisconsin. The brochure
is available in Church or on-line.  Just follow the link from:
.=: S A I N T    O F    T H E    D A Y :=.
St. Benedict the African (1526-1589)
Benedict held important posts in the Franciscan Order and gracefully
adjusted to other work when his terms of office were up. His parents were
slaves brought from Africa to Messina, Sicily. Freed at 18, Benedict did
farm work for a wage and soon saved enough to buy a pair of oxen. He was
very proud of those animals. In time he joined a group of hermits around
Palermo and was eventually recognized as their leader. Because these hermits
followed the Rule of St. Francis, Pope Pius IV ordered them to join the
First Order. For more, follow the link below:
Saint of the Day:
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"We gave you strict orders did we not, to stop teaching in that name. Yet
you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching
and want to bring this man's blood upon us." But Peter and the Apostles said
in reply, "We must obey God rather than men."  ~ Acts 5:27-33
The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is
earthly and speaks of earthly things.  ~ John 3:31-36
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The Apostles of Jesus had a heavenly connection and were not about to obey
men when that would interfere with their obeying God.  This mystified those
who were in power.  Fear could not keep them in line.  Their fearlessness
came from their faith.  And both were contagious!
.=: P R A Y E R    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.
I pray that I may not be afraid to follow and obey God.  I pray that I may
speak of and value heavenly things over things of the earth.  I pray that my
life may lead still others to deeper faith in God.
.=: W E     P R A Y  :=.
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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