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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 »

February 3-4, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/30/18

Last May, Fr. Bill Farris was elected by the friars to serve on our leadership team as our Province's Provincial Vicar. As Fr. Bill was beginning his service to the friars, I was ending my 18 years of Provincial administration/leadership - nine as Provincial Vicar and nine as Provincial ... Read More »

January 27-28, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/22/18

This week, I yield my space to our Chief Shepherd, Archbishop Allen Vigneron. This is taken from his pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel. We will have an opportunity to study the letter during Lent. Stay tuned for details.  The very last words Jesus spoke to his disciples before he ... Read More »

January 21, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/17/18

I am stuck today by the sense of immediacy, urgency and wholehearted response in all three of today’s Scripture readings. (Did you feel it, too? I often think that the Scripture readings need to be “felt” and not only “heard” or “read.” Each of them usually has an “energy” ... Read More »

January 14, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/09/18

As I hope you know, Archbishop Vigneron wrote a Pastoral Letter entitled Unleash the Gospel, released last June. The letter is the result of an Archdiocesan consultation process called Synod 16. The purpose of the Synod was to discern “what will make the Church in southeast Michigan a joyful ... Read More »

January 6-7, 2018

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/02/18

At the end of January, (you can see the dates, times, and locations in the bulletin insert), I would like to host several “listening sessions” with members of the parish. I hope these will be opportunities to gather and educate your new pastor about Transfiguration Parish! I am eager ... Read More »