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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 »

December 14-15, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/11/19

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our parishioners. Throughout the year, you support our parish, the Outreach Program, our St. Vincent de Paul and many other causes that come before us. But especially at Christmas you demonstrate the giving spirit. Many people will have a better Christmas because ... Read More »

December 7-8, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 12/05/19

Of various things… Our neighboring parish, Our Lady of the Albanians has completed construction of a new social hall. They held an inauguration ceremony on November 30 at 7:00 PM in the evening. This day was chosen because November 30 is Albania’s Independence Day. Albanian people were under Ottoman ... Read More »

November 30 & December 1, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/25/19

Those of us of a certain age may remember a Heinz ketchup commercial using the music of the song “Anticipation.” The idea is that the ketchup is so rich and thick that it takes a while for it to come out of the bottle. You can’t rush it. Or ... Read More »

November 23-24, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/19/19

Last week I shared with you the results of our “October count.” I hope it sparked some discussion and prayer. This week I would like to bring another issue before you for prayer and discussion: our youth. We do not have a lot of young people here at Transfiguration, ... Read More »

November 16-17, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/11/19

Each October Catholic churches count the number of people who attend Mass. We have been doing that here at Transfiguration. This is last year’s and this year’s count: On the first Sunday of October 2018, 507 people worshipped at Transfiguration. On the first Sunday of October 2019, 492 people ... Read More »

November 9-10, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/05/19

Each year on November 11, we observe Veterans Day and remember all those who have served our country in times of war. Among those veterans are our military chaplains. Five military chaplains, all of them Catholics, have received the Medal of Honor since the Civil War. Two of them ... Read More »