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Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/17/15
In just a few days the violet colors of Lent will accent the church as the season of Lent begins. The next six weeks will feature a more subdued liturgy (no singing of the Gloria, no final hymn). We will be nourished by scriptures which call us to repentance ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/09/15
A few weeks ago I shared with you a sample of the min-survey that many of you filled out last November. I would like to cover some more of the results. Question #4 asked about the most important task of the parish. 248 respondents said "worship", 102 said "serve ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 2/02/15
This weekend marks a milestone for our parish Knights of Columbus council as it celebrates its 5th anniversary. We are truly blessed to have this group of dedicated men at the service of the church, our parish, and our community. Space in our bulletin is too limited to list ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/27/15
I was very gratified by the after-mass attendance at our ChristLife gatherings. Currently we have about 35 people registered for the program. Many good questions were asked and answered by those of you who came to view the video. We will be taking registrations up to February 1. The ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/19/15
This weekend I will be speaking about the coming Christlife program at all the masses. Today's column is a "warm-up" for that sermon. I would like to begin by providing the broader context for offering the Christlife program.
At the request of the Archdiocese, our parish has faithfully recited ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/12/15
I have a confession to make: I still haven't nailed down my new year resolutions! I have proposed a few to myself, but I've not yet made out my final list. It seems that this year I'm waiting for divine inspiration...
Having said this, I would like to offer ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 1/05/15
The Antiques Road Show is one of my TV favorites. I am fascinated by the surprises that people experience when the experts describe the history and value of the various antiques brought in. I can easily imagine how eager the owners of these antiques are to share the discovery ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/29/14
The calendar year is coming to a close this week. On Thursday we ring in a new year with the celebration of Mary the Mother of God. Please join us at our vigil mass on Wednesday evening at 4:30pm, or at our 10:00am mass on Thursday. We will be ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/23/14
All of us at Transfiguration Friary wish you a very blessed Christmas. We friars feel very fortunate to be part of this parish community and to have a share in its many ministries. Thanks so much your expressions of Christmas joy this year!
The parish office is closed during ... Read More »
Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 12/15/14
Do you remember taking the short survey last month? I am just beginning to sort through all the responses, all 480 of them. Not everyone completed the survey, so when I list the totals, the number does not always add up to 480.
To give you a sample of ... Read More »