February 22-23, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/17/20

Today Jesus really challenges and stretches us: No more “eye for an eye;” “offer no resistance;” “turn the other cheek;” “hand over your cloak;” “go the extra mile.” “Love your enemies (!) and pray for those who persecute you.” (It might be more realistic for us to think “irritate, ... Read More »

February 15-16, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/10/20

We have been reflecting these last few weeks on who Jesus is and who we are called to be as his disciples. Today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus is the fulfillment of all the hopes and dreams of the Jewish people. He is the long-awaited for Messiah. He is ... Read More »

February 8-9, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/03/20

Today’s Gospel makes it abundantly clear who we are as Jesus’ disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lamp stand, ... Read More »

February 1-2, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/27/20

Today a special feast replaces the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Today we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Today’s Gospel tells the story. Forty days after the birth, the first born son was to be presented in the Temple. As Mary and Joseph fulfilled this ... Read More »

January 25-26, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/21/20

Late last year, Pope Francis called for the 3rd Sundry of Ordinary time each year to be a Sunday devoted to appreciation of the Word of God, the Scriptures. The Scriptures are the way God reveals himself to us. St. Jerome, a noted biblical scholar, once said that “ignorance ... Read More »

January 18-19, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/14/20

Last Sunday there was a flier in the bulletin outlining a guide for reflecting and praying here at Transfiguration in the coming months. We want to reflect more deeply on the gifts that God has given us as a community of faith. The main gift God has given us, ... Read More »

January 11-12, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/07/20

With the feast of the Baptism of Jesus, we conclude the Christmas season and return to what is called “Ordinary” time. It is not called “Ordinary” because it is plain vanilla time, but because the Sundays are “ordered” or numbered. Next Sunday will be the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary ... Read More »

January 4-5, 2020

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/02/20

It was bitter cold last year, but some very brave and committed parishioners joined in the annual Southfield Martin Luther King Peace Walk. We would like to participate again, to demonstrate our faith and commitment to equality and justice for all! The walk begins on Monday, January 20, at ... Read More »

December 28-29, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/23/19

Dear Lord, Bless our family. Be so kind as to give us the unity, peace, and mutual love that You found in Your own family in the little town of Nazareth. Saint Joseph, pray for the father in our family. Obtain for him the strength, the wisdom, and the ... Read More »

December 21-22, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/17/19

Let me first take the opportunity to wish each and all of you a very blessed Christmas. I hope it is a blessed time for you and your families. Thank you for your many kindnesses to me and all the friars throughout the year, and for the gifts shared ... Read More »