August 24-25, 2019

Aug 19, 2019

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. People from all over America share their skills and talents, hoping to make it big. But you know what I enjoy watching? Transfiguration’s Got Talent! I see it each week and am amazed at the wonderful generosity and sharing spirit of our parishioners! The weekend of September 7-8, we have our own “Time and Talent” sign up. No audition is necessary! We hope you will take some time to visit the hall and become aware of all the wonderful efforts that make up Transfiguration Parish. And we hope you will be able to share your faith and support other parishioners, even in some small ways. We have all the usual needs: lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, usher, servers, committee members, etc. You will see all the possibilities on the sign up form. 

This year we are thinking of strengthening some newer efforts. If you are interested in helping with any of these please let us know. We are looking for people who might be willing to gather and pray specifically for the needs of the parish, our Intercessory Prayer Group. Another effort would be a Senior Activities Committee. This group of people plans and promotes activities that seniors might enjoy doing together, e.g., going to a play, a museum, the symphony, visiting historic sites, etc. Another would be a Communications Committee. This group would help us make sure all the great things we have going on are shared with others through forums like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flocknote, the newspaper, Catholic radio, and local access TV. Another group would be a Social Justice Committee. This group makes the parish aware of the many issues being promoted by the US Bishops and the Michigan Catholic Conference and help us make our concerns known to our legislators. They could, for example, help us “advocate,” e.g., provide letters that we could send to our representatives promoting Catholic values. We also wish to see if there is interest in Small Faith Sharing Groups. These would be small groups of 6-8 people who would get together on a regular basis, usually in one another’s homes, to pray, to discuss some issue, and support one another in living a life of faith and discipleship. This is the weekend to let us know how you will contribute to the life of the parish and if you would like to be part of one of these ventures. Transfiguration has so much talent to share! 

And don’t forget: Please take the time to register your children for our religious education program. We need some time to order the materials so that everything will go smoothly for our children. We also need you to invite and encourage your friends, neighbors, or family members who might be interested in exploring the Catholic faith to be part of our program for adults or children. Thanks for all you do to help make this a vital and vibrant parish! May God bless us as we begin again. 

Fr. Jeff