December 10, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/05/17

This Advent season is a short one; we will lose the 4th week since the 4th Sunday falls on Christmas Eve. Not only does this make the scheduling of Masses a bit difficult; it also means we will not hear some of the beautiful Advent Scripture readings. We will ... Read More »

December 2-3, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/27/17

New liturgical season, new worship aids (“Celebrating the Eucharist”), new pastor! This is just some of the newness we might see this weekend of December here at Transfiguration parish. The Advent season has arrived, the beginning of the new Church year. With something new, with a new beginning there ... Read More »

November 25-26, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/20/17

(A reflection based on Luke 10:38-42)

A THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR ONESELF  Lord God, thank you for making me who I am. This is difficult for me to say because so often I have wanted to be someone else. I didn’t like the way I was built, the bodily features ... Read More »

November 18-19, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/15/17

In a few weeks we will be hearing Christmas carols in retail stores as we walk down the aisles of colorful packaged holiday merchandise and decorations. On our TVs we will notice the traditional Christmas movies being promoted and programmed once again. One of my favorite films for the ... Read More »

November 11-12, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/07/17

What are we looking for in our lives? What really matters to us? What is that for which our hearts and souls hunger and thirst so deeply? From a mere academic or catechetical viewpoint we might say “God is my deepest longing. To be at one with God is ... Read More »

November 4-5, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/31/17

An important message in today’s Gospel reading is that we need to remember WHO we are and WHOSE we are. (Matthew 23:1-12) This is a message we too quickly forget; we are children of God and we belong to God. How simple this message is! Yet, how quickly we ... Read More »

October 28-29, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/23/17

Next Sunday and during that week I will be at St. Mary’s Church in Bloomington, IL for their parish mission. I was asked to present a series of talks for the parishioners on the occasion of their 150th anniversary as a parish, 1867-2017. As I recall, St. Mary’s has ... Read More »

October 21-22, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/17/17

One of the most fascinating topics religious people like to converse about is PRAYER. We know that prayer is fundamental to a spiritual life, and most of us pray, perhaps more than we think we do. Why is that? Why are we not always aware that we are praying? ... Read More »

October 14-15, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/09/17

For the purpose of titling or categorizing this reflection, I might name it “Mary, the Catechist.” In Luke’s Gospel we read that “Jesus grew in wisdom and in age and favor before God and people.” (Luke 2:52) We believe that Jesus embraced fully the human condition, becoming like us ... Read More »

October 7-8, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/05/17

This past Wednesday (Oct. 4) we celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi who founded the Franciscan Order in the first decade of the 13th century. The first rule of this Order, a simple and short letter to the Pope, is said to have been acknowledged by the ... Read More »