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November 2-3, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/29/19

Several months ago I shared with you the news that I had been appointed by the General Council of the Franciscans to serve as “General Visitor” for the Franciscan Province of St. Paul the Apostle in Malta. We Franciscans have the custom that when a Province is electing new ... Read More »

October 26-27, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/21/19

This week we will celebrate All Saints Day on Friday, November 1 (a holy day of obligation) and All Souls Day on Saturday, November 2. These days always remind me that I am part of something much bigger than myself. We belong, not just to a parish, or an ... Read More »

October 19-20, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/14/19

Here are a few sections of Pope Francis’s letter to us for World Mission Sunday. For the month of October 2019, I have asked that the whole Church revive her missionary awareness and commitment. The title of the present Message is: Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on ... Read More »

October 12-13, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/07/19

Today’s Gospel is the well-known story of the ten persons with leprosy that were healed by Jesus. Knowing the reputation of Jesus for compassion, they took the risk and cried out for mercy. Jesus sent them to show themselves to the priests (as was required by their law); on ... Read More »

October 5-6, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/30/19

Parish Boundaries As I am sure you know, every Diocese is subdivided in parishes, and everyone lives within some parish. But we sometimes joke about “Roaming Catholics” because people do attend parishes outside the area where they live for various reasons: for convenience, because of family or other relationships, ... Read More »

September 28-29, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/23/19

This week, on October 4, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In honor of his feast, I will be giving a presentation of Francis’ worldview on Monday, September 30, at 7:00 pm; all are welcome. It is customary for Franciscans to remember Francis’ death, his ... Read More »

September 21-22, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/18/19

In his Pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel, Archbishop Vigneron asked that every parish establish an Intercessory Prayer Team. This group of people is to pray specifically for the pastor, the leadership team, the staff, all parishioners, and all parish efforts. We believe in the power of prayer, and continue ... Read More »

September 14-15, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/09/19

Near the end of August, your Pastoral council met for a morning of discussion and planning. One of the first things we reflected on was our “brand”; what are the most outstanding characteristics as a parish and how might we be known or seen by others outside the parish?  ... Read More »

September 7-8, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/03/19

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Time and Talent Weekend. We are grateful for all those who were present to share about the ministry, for those who visited, and for those who signed up to participate in some way. Thank you all! I know God will bless our ... Read More »

August 31 - September 1, 2019

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/26/19

Monday, September 2 is Labor Day, already! This holiday pretty much marks the end of summer and perhaps with a bit of melancholy, the return to our regular routines. For us here at Transfiguration, that means that we will begin our religious education classes soon and the meetings of ... Read More »