A message from our Pastor

Aug 4, 2017

My Dear Parish Family,

Coming halfway through the period of Ordinary Time, the Transfiguration grants us a moment of enlightenment when we see Jesus clearly in all his glory and hear God clearly tell us who Jesus is (“my beloved Son”). This revelation strengthens our resolve to continue listening to whatever Jesus has to tell us (“listen to him”), and encourages us to continue walking with him to Jerusalem where “the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” Because of the Transfiguration, we can see what is entirely new in where we are going, we can hear how we are to get there, we can follow fearlessly the One who leads us.

We have the benefit of hindsight. We see and believe that Jesus died and is now risen from the dead. We know what the Transfiguration prefigured for Jesus and for us. Jesus’ new covenant promises us a share in his risen life. We receive that share when we listen to Jesus, live the Gospel way of life he taught, and empty ourselves for others as he did. We live already a transfigured life. We live already the “new” Jesus inaugurated.

 In Christ’s Peace,

 Fr. Walter