Browsing the August 2017 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

September 2-3, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/28/17

Holidays are refreshing and welcome breaks for the work force in our country. We especially enjoy what we call the three-day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) however we may want to use that extra leisure time. When we speak about “labor” or “work” we may have different perspectives on ... Read More »

August 26-27, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/22/17

“Back to school” notices seem to be everywhere at this time of year, especially in stores that sell school supplies. These reminders may cause some students to feel uneasy, even anxious or sad. The summer vacations can get boring at times, but the rigid routine of daily class-work and ... Read More »

August 19-20, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/18/17

This past week we celebrated the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On Tuesday of this week there is another Marian memorial, the Queenship of Mary. Both these remembrances highlight some aspect of Biblical teaching, although perhaps not as clearly as we might see at first ... Read More »

August 12-13, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/08/17

During this past week I was scheduled to present a retreat in Pennsylvania to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Because of an unexpected death in their community, they had to cancel the retreat. The theme I had planned for this retreat was “Gospel Simplicity.” Two prominent points I ... Read More »

August 6-7, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/03/17

Parish picnics are fun, especially when parishioners can eat and enjoy themselves on their own turf. The campus of Transfiguration parish is spacious and beautiful, colorful and clean, teeming with trees and God’s tiny creatures of the animal kingdom. How uplifting it is to watch the fawns and their ... Read More »