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February 16-17, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/11/19

Someone asked me what I thought about the passage of the law in New York State that greatly expands access to abortion. The law, of course, is terrible in that it apparently removes most limits to abortion; expands who can perform abortions, and denies human rights and dignity to ... Read More »

February 9-10, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/04/19

In his Pastoral Letter, Unleash the Gospel, Archbishop Vigneron wrote: 

I charge parishes to have a prayer and intercession team, to pray for the mission of the parish and intentions from the leadership team and to provide ongoing prayer support of that team.

It is time for Transfiguration to ... Read More »

February 2-3, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/29/19

The recent incident during the March for Life in Washington, DC involving students of Covington Catholic High School, a native American, and the Black Hebrew Israelites is a teachable moment for all of us. Before the complexity of the situation was understood, there was a rush to judgment on ... Read More »

January 26-27, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/22/19

I simply want to highlight some of the beautiful and important points of today’s 2nd reading from Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians. He writes:  As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also ... Read More »

January 19-20, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/14/19

At their meeting last November, the Bishops of the United States approved a document entitled Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism. In this letter, they invite all of us to confront the sin of racism in our society and to consider ... Read More »

January 12-13, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/07/19

Last Sunday we celebrated the feast of the Epiphany, a word which means manifestation, revelation, appearance, making known, or showing forth. Jesus was revealed first to poor Jewish shepherds and then to wealthy Gentile Magi. Jesus is proclaimed as the light for all people! This theme of proclaiming Jesus ... Read More »

January 5-6, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/04/19

After Jesus was revealed to Jewish shepherds on the night of his birth, Jesus is now revealed as the “light of revelation to the Gentiles” symbolized by the visit of the Magi. Jesus is the Savior of all people, Jew and Gentile, rich and poor. I have always been ... Read More »

December 29-30, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/27/18

The year’s end naturally makes one look back and remember. I have been here at Transfiguration for one full year now, and 2018 has been a good, full year. I have learned a lot, and enjoyed all of it. There is a joke that priests don’t have much to ... Read More »

December 22-23, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/22/18

During this Advent season we have been trying to Bring Him Forth by 1) doing what is right and just, 2) letting our love increase, 3) having kindness to all, and 4) believing that what was promised is fulfilled. I hope that this Advent theme has been helpful for ... Read More »

December 15-16, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/12/18

It is interesting to remember that the Holy Family was travelling from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be counted in a census when Jesus was born, but because of the crowds “there was no room for them in the inn.” After Herod became threatened when he heard from the magi ... Read More »