Browsing the August 2020 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

September 6, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/31/20

Guided Rosary with emphasis on care for creation in light of Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si” During the “Season of Creation,” we offer the following meditations on the rosary written by the Franciscan Action Network. They are primarily to help us realize that Christ came into this world and that, ... Read More »

August 30, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/24/20

This is information from a letter of Archbishop Vigneron to all members of the Archdiocese: You may have heard recently that a priest of the Archdiocese, Fr. Matthew Hood, learned that he was invalidly baptized. Because he was invalidly baptized, he was also invalidly ordained. This news also impacts ... Read More »

August 23, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/17/20

DISPENSATION - extended until November 23 In light of the continued spread of the coronavirus in southeast Michigan and the impossibility for parishes to safely accommodate all Catholics for Mass on Sundays, Archbishop Vigneron has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days ... Read More »

August 16, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/13/20

For many years in the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist, it was customary for friars to profess their vows on August 16, no matter day of the week it was. In recent years, the date is much more flexible.  But it was 60 years ago today (August ... Read More »

August 9, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/06/20

Our Patronal Feast! The Story of the Transfiguration of the Lord   All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36). With remarkable agreement, all three place the event shortly after Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ ... Read More »