The Corner Office
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/24/17
First, my sincere thanks to everyone who responded to the Parish Assessment, your input and opinions are greatly appreciated and honored! Nearly 26% (380) of registered parishioners responded, which by all standards is a very good survey response. What was also encouraging was over 200 wrote comments. ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/17/17
Thanksgiving week is one of the most peaceful weeks of the year for me! I find Thanksgiving to be kind of a mini retreat; not that I need another one having just been on my annual retreat in October at the Jesuit Retreat House in Guelph, Ontario. ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/10/17
Recently the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) released current statistics that reflect the life of the Church in the United States. The first figures, to no surprise, verified what we all know to be true: a comparison of the number of priests in 1970 ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/03/17
Catholics Care. Catholics Vote! Taking time to vote is part of our Political Responsibility as faithful people!
"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 10/27/17
I have not updated you recently on our physical plant projects and problems, so here is a brief review to catch you up.
First, the major planned project this year was the replacement of the heat and air conditioning (HVAC) system in the church building. The old ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 10/19/17
For Respect Life Month this October, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Conference chose the theme “Be Not Afraid”, a very timely reminder in these days of so much violence and war. You can read all of the short essays for this month at www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities: How ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 10/13/17
Over the years I have chosen not to use homily time to preach about the importance of the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA); I would rather communicate the importance through the written word. This important appeal from the Bishop’s office is the major funding source for the many ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 10/05/17
Over the last 69 years I have seen many beautiful images of Mary, Our Blessed Mother. I clearly remember the very plain ivory statue at my parish in Batavia, St. Mary’s. In recent years I have sat in front of our beautiful wood carved statue in our ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 9/28/17
Dear Friends, Ministry Fair, Where Do You Fit?
Next weekend, in the Parish Life Center, you will will have the opportunity to explore more than 90 ministries that have become the fabric of Transfiguration, offering hospitality to our neighbors and grace of serving to all involved. From serving at ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 9/21/17
What is the new norm when it comes to attending church? What does regular attendance mean? How does attending Mass, only occasionally, effect your spiritual life, that is your relationship with God and Jesus?
I wish I had the answer, or the answers, to these questions, but ... Read More »