A Franciscan Parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit

2018 archive of FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

2018 archive of FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

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 »

December 8-9, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/03/18

For the last few months we have been experimenting with a new form of email and text communication called Flocknote. This is a program designed for Churches, helping pastors stay in touch with members of the parish. We would appreciate hearing your feedback about these emails and texts. We ... Read More »

December 1-2, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/26/18

2018 Advent theme: Bring Him Forth!  In his Letter to All the Faithful, St. Francis invited all Christians to allow God to dwell in our hearts and to “bring him forth” again into the world as we seek to do God’s will. We invite you to pray in that ... Read More »

November 24-25, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/15/18

This is a season for a lot of celebration, both in Church and society!  I hope you and your family had a good Thanksgiving! It is one of my favorite holidays since it is such a family based celebration and largely centered around a meal. I hope the spirit ... Read More »

November 17-18, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/15/18

I am thrilled to let you know that we are now able to restart our youth ministry program due to the generosity of two people: John Houle and Alan Dsouza. John and Alan have volunteered to gather our junior and senior high students on certain Friday evenings at 6:30 ... Read More »

November 10-11, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/07/18

Many of us know each other well, but some of us don’t know each other too well, or let’s face it, at all. We may see each other at mass and other church functions, but often do not know each other’s names or much else about one another. Often ... Read More »

November 3-4, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/01/18

Each week we list the names of parishioners who have experienced some illness and we are invited to pray for them. I think this is a beautiful thing, and invites us to a sense of community, support, and solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are ill and may ... Read More »

October 27-28, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/22/18

I don t know how we got here so quickly, but this week we enter the month of November! We begin remembering All Saints and All Souls: all the holy ones who have gone before us, especially those whom we have known and loved. This is the month that ... Read More »


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