Browsing the 2019 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

March 16-17, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/12/19

I am very excited to invite you to our Parish Mission. Bishop Fernand Cheri, OFM, a noted preacher of parish missions and revivals, will lead a Lenten mission April 1-3, 2019 here at the Church of the Transfiguration. Bishop Cheri will preach at all the weekend masses on March ... Read More »

March 9-10, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/04/19

I have a number of items to share with you this weekend.  First, I will be away on retreat this week from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon. I would appreciate your prayer support, and I promise to pray for all of you as well.  We are seeking nominations for ... Read More »

March 2-3, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/25/19

This week we begin the season of Lent. As an overall theme we have chosen ENCOUNTER. During this season we are invited to a loving encounter with the love and mercy of God, an encounter which will lead us to be joyful missionary disciples and instrument for unleashing the ... Read More »

February 23-24, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/18/19

  At the 10:00 Mass this weekend we are celebrating a ceremony called the “Rite of Sending.” This is a ceremony where this faith community formally sends it candidates for initiation into the Church at the Easter Vigil to the Cathedral where one of our Bishops will “choose” them, ... Read More »

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 »