Browsing the 2019 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

September 21-22, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/18/19

In his Pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel, Archbishop Vigneron asked that every parish establish an Intercessory Prayer Team. This group of people is to pray specifically for the pastor, the leadership team, the staff, all parishioners, and all parish efforts. We believe in the power of prayer, and continue ... Read More »

September 14-15, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/09/19

Near the end of August, your Pastoral council met for a morning of discussion and planning. One of the first things we reflected on was our “brand”; what are the most outstanding characteristics as a parish and how might we be known or seen by others outside the parish?  ... Read More »

September 7-8, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/03/19

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Time and Talent Weekend. We are grateful for all those who were present to share about the ministry, for those who visited, and for those who signed up to participate in some way. Thank you all! I know God will bless our ... Read More »

August 31 - September 1, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/26/19

Monday, September 2 is Labor Day, already! This holiday pretty much marks the end of summer and perhaps with a bit of melancholy, the return to our regular routines. For us here at Transfiguration, that means that we will begin our religious education classes soon and the meetings of ... Read More »

August 24-25, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/19/19

Thanks for your generosity to our visiting missionary, Fr. Alan Alabon last week! Fr. Jeremy will be on retreat this week. I am sure he would appreciate it if you would send up a prayer for him!  You have probably seen the show on TV called America’s Got Talent. ... Read More »

August 17-18, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/08/19

We welcome our visiting missionary, Fr. Alan Abalon. Thank you for your generosity for his diocese of Catarman in the Philippines.  *_*_*  Some parishioners have received a text message apparently from me, asking for the purchase of a gift card supposedly for a cancer patient that I apparently want ... Read More »

August 10-11, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/08/19

As you are probably aware, the whole church (and our parish) has a program to form and catechize adults and older children who wish to become Catholics. Some of these people may never have been baptized; some may have been baptized in another Christian denomination but now wish to ... Read More »

August 3-4, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/29/19

  Though the official feast day is August 6, we are celebrating today our patronal feast, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus. This was an experience where Jesus took his disciples Peter, James, and John up to Mt. Tabor to pray. There Jesus and his disciples had a ... Read More »

July 27-28, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/22/19

Across the United States, there are seven OFM Franciscan Provinces. Our Province is under the patronage of St. John the Baptist, and we are headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. A year or so ago, six of these Provinces, including our Province, made the decision to merge and become one Province. ... Read More »

July 20-21, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/16/19

Today’s Gospel tells the story of two sisters, Martha and Mary, sisters to Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead and apparently good friends of Jesus. They lived in Bethany, not far from Jerusalem, and it would seem Jesus was a frequent guest in their home. In today’s story, ... Read More »