<US>For the Mothers out there; What it means to be adopted.

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 08:38:06 -0500

.=:  U S U A L    S U S P E C T S  :=.
      from Father Pat Umberger      

"Round up the usual suspects"  ~"Casablanca," the movie

F A T I M A / L O U R D E S / S P A I N / L I S I E U X / P A R I S
Nineteen are currently signed up. 

It's shaping up to be a great Pilgrimage . to Portugal (Lisbon, Santerem,
Fatima), Spain (Alba de Tormes, Avila, Segovia, Burgos, Loyola, Pamplona &
Javier) and France (Lourdes, Paris & Lisieux).  Out farewell dinner will be
in a restaurant in the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The brochure is now on-line,
along with a map and links to our hotels! The very reasonable price includes
transportation, luggage transfers, all admissions, guide, escort, all
breakfasts and dinners and even a packed lunch for the 1st Class train ride
from Lourdes to Paris. As always we'll celebrate daily Mass and pray the
Rosary when we're traveling. For complete details, follow the link from:


Mother's Day  ::  Mary's Month 

Visit my Web Site for our Mother's Day page.  It includes some great links,
stories and pass-alongs.  Many of us who have lost moms find this a hard
time of the year.  Visit our Grief Support page as well. You'll find the
blessing we use in Church here at Saint Pat's as well. I hope you enjoy it.
This is also Mary's Month.  Learn more about what we believe about Mary as
Catholics.  It's a great refresher for Catholics and it can be a great
awakening for those who are a bit suspicious about what we think of Mary.
Just click the link from:


T E C H    T I P    F R O M    F A T H E R    P A T
No "Phishing!"

It's another scam, called Phishing.  All these folks need is a bite or two
and they can become very wealthy, at the expense of you, the "Phish!"  They
send a e-mail saying somebody has been trying to access your account or give
another reason.  They ask you to log into their Web Site and give bank
information, Social Security numbers, passwords, etc.  If you click on the
link they send, which you SHOULDN'T do, you'll see that you're at a
different Site altogether.  It will look exactly like their site though. If
you submit the information you've given them all the tools they'll need to
steal your identity, wreck your credit rating and steal your money.
Financial institutions don't use e-mail to get information from you.  If
you're in doubt, call them, or log into your account they way you normally
do.  But "don't" click on that link sent by the Phishers! 

A   T R E A T

Forwarded by member Mike ...
For the Mothers Out There

 4 YEARS OF AGE = My Mommy can do anything!
 8 YEARS OF AGE = My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE = My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE = Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE = Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE = That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE = Well, she might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE = Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE = Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE = Wish I could talk it over with Mom....


Forwarded by member John ...

W H A T    I T    M E A N S    T O    B E    A D O P T E D

Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family.
One little boy in the picture had a different color hair than the other
family members.

One child suggested that he was adopted and a little girl named Jocelyn Jay
said, "I know all about adoptions because I was adopted." "What does it mean
to be adopted?" asked another child. "It means," said Jocelyn, "that you
grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy."


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


U S U A L    S U S P E C T S

These are called ?Usual Suspects? posts.  In the movie ?Casablanca? when there 
was a problem the police chief said, ?Round up the usual suspects.?  When 
forwarding inspiring e-mails I found I was sending them to the same people over 
and over again.  The ?Casablanca? quote came to mind and the mail-list took on 
the name ?Usual Suspects.?

The <US>Usual Suspects Group began as a separate e-mail list with..  A post or 
two are sent each week, consisting of inspirational and humorous Stories and 
anecdotes forwarded to me by our members.

Posts to this group are not intended to offend, hurt or discriminate against 
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