A Franciscan Parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit

2020 archive of FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

2020 archive of FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

January 3, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/28/20

It is a custom to bless our homes on the feast of the Epiphany. Here is a suggested prayer:

Leader:  Peace be to this house

All:   And to all who live here

Leader: Bless, O Lord, this household and family, and allow all of us who live in this ... Read More »

December 25-27, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/22/20

I come from a large family; I have 7 siblings; I am the 5th child of 8. Being a middle child, I know the experience of being born into an already existing group and the experience of having younger brothers and sisters. I can remember their births and entry ... Read More »

December 20, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/14/20

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."  Luke 1:38a What does it mean to be a “handmaid of the Lord?” The word “handmaid” means “servant.” And Mary identifies herself as a servant. Specifically, a servant of the Lord. Throughout history, some ... Read More »

December 13, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/07/20

Third Sunday of Advent “I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.” John 1:26–27 These are words of true humility and wisdom. John the Baptist had ... Read More »

December 6, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/30/20

Each morning when we read the newspaper or each evening when we watch the news we hear that the COVID 19 virus is surging, spreading almost exponentially. In the coming weeks, it is more important than ever that we do all that we can to protect ourselves and one ... Read More »

November 29, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/30/20

The word “Advent” comes from Latin and means "coming;" its purpose is to look forward to the coming of Christ to Earth; it was a season that focused on waiting. So, "Advent means something new is coming. The dawn of a new and better era. This is really what ... Read More »

November 22, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/17/20

The text of Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation: October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States A Proclamation The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we ... Read More »

November 15, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/09/20

God of all nations, Father of the human family, we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy in these United States of America. We ask for your protection and guidance for all who devote themselves to the common good, working ... Read More »

November 8, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/04/20

Here at Transfiguration, we are very grateful for the spirit of cooperation we have experienced in keeping everyone safe. However, all the indica-tions are that COVID 19 and the consequent restrictions (masks and social distancing) needed to protect ourselves will be with us for a while. It might be ... Read More »

November 1, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/27/20

We begin November with the Feast of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls. Throughout the month we pray for all of our beloved dead, grateful for the gift they were and are to us, and for their impact on our lives. We celebrated the funerals of the ... Read More »


RSS Feed