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April 25-26, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/27/15

The month of May is always busy around here. Next Saturday we host the annual "Taste of Transfiguration" supper. Dishes prepared by parishioners who represent a variety of cultures will be available for your dining pleasure. We have a surprise addition to the Taste this year as well. Come ... Read More »

April 18-19, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/20/15

For several months I have been discussing with some parishioners the idea of arranging for greeters to be stationed at our church entrances. These volunteers would have a simple yet important job of offering a friendly welcome to all who come to worship with us. Greeters will also be ... Read More »

April 11-12, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/14/15

The nine weeks before the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua is often called the “Big Novena.” People around the world ask the intercession of St. Anthony for their intentions. At Transfiguration Parish the “Big Novena” begins on Tuesday, April 14, after the noon Mass. Come and bring your ... Read More »

April 4-5, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/06/15

The friars and staff of Transfiguration Parish wish all of you a very blessed Easter. I've missed singing the Gloria and the alleluias at Mass for the last forty days. For the next six weeks we will be uplifted by the New Testament witness to Christ's victory over death, ... Read More »

March 28-29, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/06/15

The ChristLife program will take a breather while we enter into Holy Week and Easter. Participants from Discovering Christ will begin the section Following Christ on April 14th. The ChristLife team is thankful that our parish has been blessed by the all those who responded to this opportunity to ... Read More »

March 21-22, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/22/15

Next weekend is Palm Sunday. The masses will begin with an invitation for you to assemble in the gathering room for the blessing of palms, followed by the solemn procession into church. Last year we had many people who were willing to leave the pew and join in the ... Read More »

March 14-15, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/22/15

I would like to update you on the progress of the ChristLife program which began six weeks ago. Our team (myself, Deacon Tom, Nancy Peterson and Al Brankiewicz) are very happy with how the program has taken root in our parish. Despite two weather-challenged evenings, attendance has been very ... Read More »

March 7-8, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/11/15

The last question on the November mini-survey yield some helpful information about how the parish might best use social media to improve communications within and beyond the parish. I wanted to know how many make regular use of several of the well-known tools that are available: email, Facebook, Twitter, ... Read More »

February 28-March 1, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/02/15

You are welcome to come and pray before the Blessed Sacrament this first Wednesday of the month, from after the noon mass until Benediction at 7:00pm. Adoration. Come for a half hour, or even longer and experience the peace that comes from resting in silence before Jesus. This opportunity ... Read More »

February 21-22, 2015

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/23/15

We are almost finished reviewing the November in-pew survey. This weekend I have a few words to say about #7, the question about singing. You were asked whether you a) sing, b) sing only the songs you like, c) don't sing, or d) can't sing. The majority of you ... Read More »