A Franciscan Parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit

2019 archive of FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

2019 archive of FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

December 28-29, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/23/19

Dear Lord, Bless our family. Be so kind as to give us the unity, peace, and mutual love that You found in Your own family in the little town of Nazareth. Saint Joseph, pray for the father in our family. Obtain for him the strength, the wisdom, and the ... Read More »

December 21-22, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/17/19

Let me first take the opportunity to wish each and all of you a very blessed Christmas. I hope it is a blessed time for you and your families. Thank you for your many kindnesses to me and all the friars throughout the year, and for the gifts shared ... Read More »

December 14-15, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/11/19

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our parishioners. Throughout the year, you support our parish, the Outreach Program, our St. Vincent de Paul and many other causes that come before us. But especially at Christmas you demonstrate the giving spirit. Many people will have a better Christmas because ... Read More »

December 7-8, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/05/19

Of various things… Our neighboring parish, Our Lady of the Albanians has completed construction of a new social hall. They held an inauguration ceremony on November 30 at 7:00 PM in the evening. This day was chosen because November 30 is Albania’s Independence Day. Albanian people were under Ottoman ... Read More »

November 30 & December 1, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/25/19

Those of us of a certain age may remember a Heinz ketchup commercial using the music of the song “Anticipation.” The idea is that the ketchup is so rich and thick that it takes a while for it to come out of the bottle. You can’t rush it. Or ... Read More »

November 23-24, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/19/19

Last week I shared with you the results of our “October count.” I hope it sparked some discussion and prayer. This week I would like to bring another issue before you for prayer and discussion: our youth. We do not have a lot of young people here at Transfiguration, ... Read More »

November 16-17, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/11/19

Each October Catholic churches count the number of people who attend Mass. We have been doing that here at Transfiguration. This is last year’s and this year’s count: On the first Sunday of October 2018, 507 people worshipped at Transfiguration. On the first Sunday of October 2019, 492 people ... Read More »

November 9-10, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/05/19

Each year on November 11, we observe Veterans Day and remember all those who have served our country in times of war. Among those veterans are our military chaplains. Five military chaplains, all of them Catholics, have received the Medal of Honor since the Civil War. Two of them ... Read More »

November 2-3, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/29/19

Several months ago I shared with you the news that I had been appointed by the General Council of the Franciscans to serve as “General Visitor” for the Franciscan Province of St. Paul the Apostle in Malta. We Franciscans have the custom that when a Province is electing new ... Read More »

October 26-27, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/21/19

This week we will celebrate All Saints Day on Friday, November 1 (a holy day of obligation) and All Souls Day on Saturday, November 2. These days always remind me that I am part of something much bigger than myself. We belong, not just to a parish, or an ... Read More »


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