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May 31 - June 1, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/01/15

Next Sunday Bishop Hanchon will celebrate the 10:00 am parish mass and will confirm our six candidates. I invite the rest of the parish to keep these young people in prayer this week, especially this Friday evening when they will have a special prayer vigil to help them prepare ... Read More »

May 23-24, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/26/15

After this weekend, our large paschal candle will return to its usual place near our baptismal font, marking the end of the Easter Season. Until next year, it will only burn to mark the beginning and the ending of the Christian journey: baptisms and funerals. Even unlit, however, the ... Read More »

May 16-17, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/18/15

Congratulations to those couples who have reached significant wedding anniversaries this year. I appreciate your willingness to be present at our special mass at Sunday noon to receive your blessing. At all the masses this weekend we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. Just as your wedding day marked the ... Read More »

May 9-10, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/11/15

We celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday. I hope it is a special day for all of you whom God has called to motherhood. Even though it has been almost seven years since my mother passed away, she is still very present to me. If your mother is still alive, ... Read More »

May 2-3, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/04/15

Congratulations to Isaiah and Matthew who celebrate their first communion at the 10:00am mass. They are giving to us an important witness about the Blessed Sacrament which we all need to take to heart. Their first sacramental encounter with the Body and Blood of Christ can lead us back ... Read More »

April 25-26, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/27/15

The month of May is always busy around here. Next Saturday we host the annual "Taste of Transfiguration" supper. Dishes prepared by parishioners who represent a variety of cultures will be available for your dining pleasure. We have a surprise addition to the Taste this year as well. Come ... Read More »

April 18-19, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/20/15

For several months I have been discussing with some parishioners the idea of arranging for greeters to be stationed at our church entrances. These volunteers would have a simple yet important job of offering a friendly welcome to all who come to worship with us. Greeters will also be ... Read More »

April 11-12, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/14/15

The nine weeks before the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua is often called the “Big Novena.” People around the world ask the intercession of St. Anthony for their intentions. At Transfiguration Parish the “Big Novena” begins on Tuesday, April 14, after the noon Mass. Come and bring your ... Read More »

April 4-5, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/06/15

The friars and staff of Transfiguration Parish wish all of you a very blessed Easter. I've missed singing the Gloria and the alleluias at Mass for the last forty days. For the next six weeks we will be uplifted by the New Testament witness to Christ's victory over death, ... Read More »

March 28-29, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/06/15

The ChristLife program will take a breather while we enter into Holy Week and Easter. Participants from Discovering Christ will begin the section Following Christ on April 14th. The ChristLife team is thankful that our parish has been blessed by the all those who responded to this opportunity to ... Read More »