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December 27-28, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/29/14

The calendar year is coming to a close this week. On Thursday we ring in a new year with the celebration of Mary the Mother of God. Please join us at our vigil mass on Wednesday evening at 4:30pm, or at our 10:00am mass on Thursday. We will be ... Read More »

December 20-21, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/23/14

All of us at Transfiguration Friary wish you a very blessed Christmas. We friars feel very fortunate to be part of this parish community and to have a share in its many ministries. Thanks so much your expressions of Christmas joy this year!

The parish office is closed during ... Read More »

December 13-14, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/15/14

Do you remember taking the short survey last month? I am just beginning to sort through all the responses, all 480 of them. Not everyone completed the survey, so when I list the totals, the number does not always add up to 480.

To give you a sample of ... Read More »

December 6-7, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/08/14

We are happy to welcome Fr. Joe Hund, OFM to Transfiguration Friary in mid-December. He has finished a mission assignment in Namibia and will be taking a Sabbatical, and living here during this time. In June he will become pastor at our parish in Lafayette, LA. In the meantime ... Read More »

November 29-30, 2014

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/01/14

The season of Advent begins today. The tone of our worship changes to hope and anticipation. I hope that we can all drink deeply of this beautiful season. The struggle to find outward support for our inner spiritual journey has already begun, of course. To survive the incessant shopping ... Read More »