Feast of the Transfiguration
From the Desk of Father David
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
This Thursday is the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus. Matthew’s Gospel reminds us of this event when the disciples were able to see beyond Jesus’ physical appearance to see His glory (Matthew 17:1-9). This event was to strengthen the disciples faith because the tide of public opinion was turning against Jesus. Their strengthened faith was needed to help them not lose faith in Jesus as they journeyed through the weeks ahead to the crucifixion. Take a few moments to reflect over the past couple of weeks and ask God to help you look beyond outward appearances and see where He has been active in your life and those of others.
The back porch of the rectory has been turned into a “chapel” for perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. You are invited to come and pray. Some stay in their cars other get out and walk or sit on chairs they have brought. Everyone keeping social distancing. Every night I enter the porch and do a prayer asking the Lord Jesus to send out His blessing upon the entire world especially to places where people are hurting. Then I do the Benediction Blessing for the whole world. My hands are covered as I do the blessing because the blessing is coming directly from Jesus.
May the Lord Jesus give us the vision to see His presence among us and strengthen our faith with each passing day.
Peace and healings,