Browsing the October 2015 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

October 24-25, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/26/15

In a few weeks the Holy Year which Pope Francis proclaimed will begin. I hope that we all will consider ourselves personally invited to enter deeply into the gift of God's mercy during this time. I will highlight a portion of the Pope's writings during the Holy Year which ... Read More »

October 17-18, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/19/15

This weekend we say goodbye to our SOS guests and thank you to everyone who pitched in to create a hospitable space for them. Thanks especially to Tim and Nancy Cahoon who guided our many volunteers in their service to the homeless.

Please plan to spend some time after ... Read More »

October 10-11, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/13/15

Many parishioners are generously involved with the South Oakland Shelter this week. Once a year a door is opened up to a world that few of us experience: the loss of a home. Thanks to SOS the burden of homelessness is eased as families get the time and help ... Read More »

October 3-4, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/13/15

October 3-4, 2015Thanks to all who signed up for parish ministries this weekend. We have many opportunities for you to be involved in God's work. I appreciate the work of the Discipleship Commission in organizing the Time and Talent weekend every year. I plan to revisit the liturgical ministries ... Read More »

September 26-27, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/13/15

I want to recognize the hard work of our Parish Men's Club in preparing the breakfast for the parish last Sunday. Our guests, women and men religious from our parishes' past, enjoyed both the Mass as well as the fellowship and food afterwards.

One last reminder that our religious ... Read More »

September 19-20, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/13/15

In a few days. Pope Francis will be on American soil for his first visit to our. country. Many people will be listening carefully to what he will say to us. He has already made it clear' that he wants to experience the poor as well as the powerful ... Read More »

September 12-13, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 10/13/15

We are about to enter into several very busy weeks of activity here at Transfiguration parish. Next Sunday we are observing the Year of Consecrated Life by inviting to the 10am mass all religious who have served at the four parishes in years past or who currently are members ... Read More »