T h is M o nt h at Tra n sf i g u rat io n Lord, how good it is for us to be here!. . . Matthew 17:4
t h e n e w s l e t t e r f o r Tr a n s f i g u r a t i o n C a t h o l i c C h u r c h a n d S c h o o l
From Father Baer
Picnic, Festivals and a Year of Faith: How Four Parishes Become One We have four Sunday Masses at Transfiguration: an Anticipatory Sunday Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m., two on Sunday morning at 8:30 and 10:30, and a fourth on Sunday evening at 6:00. Most parishioners attend the same one of these four each weekend. As a result, many of us get to know only a quarter of the parish. In fact, some folks make it their duty to come up to me at the end of a Mass to say, “Well, Father, I guess you’re a bit surprised to see us here at this Mass and not at our usual one,” and they then tell me about a family wedding or other special event that has taken them off their normal routine. We all have our routines. In fact, God made us to be creatures who thrive on a consistent rhythm of life. However, every once in a while, it’s good for us to do something different, to get together with others whom we may not know so well. This is one of the great blessings of our Anniversary Picnic on August 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration, as well as the Fall Festival three weeks ago. We have a large and diverse parish, and it’s wonderful to meet old members and new, families, couples, and singles, school families, Faith Formation families, home school families, and parishioners originally hailing from the Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Cameroon, India and even that far-distant land, Wisconsin. During this upcoming year, get to know more of your fellow parishioners. “The Year of Faith” at Transfiguration includes numerous opportunities to grow in your spiritual life as a Catholic, and also the chance to meet an unfamiliar face or two. Look inside this Newsletter for more information.
Christ Jesus Ou r Lord, Sh ine in Us!
C h r is t J esus O u r L o rd , S h i n e th ro u g h U s !
Published on Oct 1, 2015