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What We Did During Lent 2/18/18

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/21/18

To Embrace Rather than Alienate  In his homily Sunday, Fr. Jeremy quoted St. Francis: While I was in sin, it seemed bitter to me to see lepers. And the Lord led me among them and I had mercy upon them, and that which seemed bitter to me was changed ... Read More »

What We Did During Lent 2/25/18

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/21/18

The Chaldean Fast of Ba’utha

(This is not a Lenten practice, but it is a way people do penance.)  Chaldeans across the world have taken part of “Ba’utha,” which means “Supplication” for a request or need. It takes place Monday through Wednesday, three weeks before Lent begins. This year, ... Read More »

February 24-25, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/21/18

At the Easter Vigil those who have been preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation throughout the world will be baptized, confirmed, and receive their first communion. Others already baptized in another Christian denomination will make a profession of faith in the Catholic Church. (Unfortunately we don’t have any people ... Read More »

February 17-18, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/14/18

In today's first reading from the book of Genesis, we hear of God's promise made to Noah after the great flood. There is one word in the brief reading that is repeated five times: covenant. God promises to establish a covenant made with Noah, his descendants, and "every living ... Read More »

What We Did During Lent 2/11/18

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/06/18

What my family did during Lent in Indonesia and Australia.  · The Church will have a special project for that Lent. Example: there is a village that has no water source and people must walk miles to collect water. The money collected during Lent will go to that village ... Read More »

February 10-11, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/06/18

Thank you for the opportunity you have given me to serve as your pastor. I feel honored and privileged to be here at the Church of the Transfiguration and to share the journey of discipleship with you. I am grateful to Bishop Arturo Cepeda for installing me today and ... Read More »