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

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 »

July 13-14, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 7/08/19

A couple of weeks ago, the Friars returned the pastoral care of St. Aloysius Parish in downtown Detroit to the care of the Archdiocese. That means that the Franciscan Friars will no longer staff the parish. A diocesan priest has been assigned as pastor beginning July 1. As a ... Read More »