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Church of the Transfiguration

Streaming Mass

We successfully streamed Mass via the new Transfiguration YouTube channel!  The replay is available at the link below.

Fr. Mike and Fr. Rob (of St. Catherine) will concelebrate Mass each Sunday at 10 a.m.   To access the You Tube channel for the live video, or to replay the recording, please click on the picture below. 

Stations of the Cross with Bishop Matano

Live stream: Please join Bishop Matano for the Stations of the Cross, Friday March 27 at NOON.

From Father Mike

CORONAVIRUS - PARISH UPDATE

March 23, 2020 – Feast of Saint Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo

 

Dear friends,

Please let all of us pray for one another during these days of anxiousness, be assured I share your feelings of not knowing, it is not easy, but we are strong and we shall survive and be even stronger as a people of God.

Please continue to pray the Coronavirus Prayer, which is at the end of my article, there are many different prayers out there, but perhaps we could adopt this one as Transfiguration’s prayer.

I know you are missing being able to receive the Most Precious Body and Blood of Jesus.  I wish there was a way to be able to resolve your need for this spiritual nourishment, but I know of no solution.  Therefore, as I thought about a resolution I was reminded of my grade school prayer in the 1950s that we used to prayer just before going to lunch, it is called Prayer for Spiritual Communion.  Again, at the end of this article you will find an explanation of the act of Spiritual Communion and the Prayer for Spiritual Communion.

I would like to share with you some practical items to keep you up to date on what the Parish Staff is attempting to do to keep us together while we are apart as a parish community.

  • Mass – As you know, we are not to have any public Masses. We are livestreaming Sunday Mass at 10 a.m., the link to access the live Mass or replay the video is on our website homepage.
  • Chapel – The Chapel is open for private prayer each day until 4:00 PM. 
  • Prayers and spiritual resources – On the website you will find a variety of prayers and spiritual resources, especially for Lent.
  • Music – There will be a number of spiritual and worship pieces of music posted on the website for your use.
  • Office and non-emergency  – The Office is closed, if you have a non-emergency need call the office at 585-248-2427x225, it will be checked regularly.
  • Emergencies with immediate need – If there is, an emergency pastoral need please call 585-248-2427, press 9 when prompted.
  • Food donations – Several food cupboards have requested food staples and cleaning supplies. If you wish to make a donation, the food barrels will be available at the front doors for drop off Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Financial Contributions – Throughout this time of crisis, the parish will continue to have bills and payroll, if you give via the Sunday collection please mail you contributions to the parish office.
  • The Easter Mailing - You received the Easter mailing last week, it was prepared and mailed prior to the restrictions on gatherings and travel.  Please check our website regularly for updates relative to Holy Week and Easter services.  Thank you!

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING YOUR EMAIL AND THE PARISH WEBSITE FOR UPDATES!

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH EACH OTHER DURING THESE DAYS.

BE SAFE, BE WELL!

In peace and courage,

Fr. Mike

CORONVIRUS PRAYER

Dear God,

In this time of uncertainty and fear, help us be love, mercy, and peace for ourselves and for others as we face coronavirus in the United States and around the world.

Help us hold close in our hearts those who have died, and their loved ones who mourn them.

Those who are sick or are trying to seek medical care.

Those who don’t have paid sick leave, benefits, or job security.

Those whose schools have closed and don’t have access to food, safe homes, or technology.

Those who can’t travel to be with loved ones who are ill or dying.

Those who are facing discrimination and harassment because of their ethnicity.

Those who are struggling with loneliness during this time of social isolation.

Those who are frightened and losing hope.

Help us find joy, however small it seems.

Help us remain hopeful.

Help us remember that “All shall be well, for there is a force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let us go.” 

Amen

 

Explanation of the Act of Spiritual Communion

It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion, which is a source of grace.  Spiritual Communion is “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and lovingly embrace Him” at a time or in circumstances when one cannot receive Him in sacramental Communion. (Saint Thomas Aquinas).  The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass.  Acts of Spiritual Communion increase our desire to receive sacramental Communion and help us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.

 

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Event Cancellations

Following coronavirus guidelines for social distancing, all in person group events are cancelled. 

Lenten Formation

This year, we are offering a weekly selection  of resources to help you make the most of your Lent:   short online videos, articles, and spiritual tools to deepen your experience of prayer,  fasting, and almsgiving.  To access the webpage, please click HERE.

Music

Sue Wallace has provided music to go along with this week's readings, so that we can continue to experience the beauty of music as part of our worship and Lenten experience.  To access, please click HERE.

Welcome

  • Chapel Stained Glass Window
  • Church in Fall
  • Exterior Cross
  • Campus in Early Spring
  • Statue of Mary
  • Mass with the Bishop
  • Deacon Pat, Bishop Matano, Father Mike
  • Bishop Matano and Father Mike
  • Coffee Hour with the Bishop
  • Donuts after Church!
  • Children enjoying donuts after mass
  • Coffee Hour after 9AM Mass
  • Chapel Interior
  • Street Sign
  • Parish Life Center (meeting rooms, library and gym)
  • Christ Transfigured
  • Church Interior
  • Church

Welcome to the Church of the Transfiguration.  

We see ourselves as a unique expression of the People of God whose faith in Jesus Christ is rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition.  We invite you to join us in worship, service and play.

 

 

Church of the Transfiguration Father Bausch Welcome Message from Church of the Transfiguration on Vimeo.

 

 

Blog Summary

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dear Friends,

Love and Mercy is our call during our Lenten Season, how are doing ... Read More »

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Dear Friends,

Love and Mercy is our call during our Lenten Season, how are ... Read More »

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dear Friends,

Love and Mercy is our call during our Lenten Season, how are ... Read More »

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Legal Notice - Diocese of Rochester

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT

FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

In re Diocese of Rochester
Case No. 19-20905

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, On September 12, 2019, the Diocese of Rochester ("Diocese") filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code").

The Bankruptcy Court has established August 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar Date").

If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.

Please visit https://case.stretto.com/rochesterdiocese or call (855) 347-3773 for more information on how to file your proof of claim.

IF YOU DO NOT TIMELY FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM, YOU MAY FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON ANY PLAN OF REORGANIZATION AND TO SHARE IN ANY DISTRIBUTIONS MADE TO  CREDITORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEBTOR'S CHAPTER 11 CASE.

 

 

Diocese of Rochester - DOR Safe Environment

As part of the Diocese of Rochester’s ongoing Creating a Safe Environment efforts and at the direction of Bishop Matano, we are posting this link to the Diocese's web page which contains resources and information sources.

https://www.dor.org/safe/

 

To access the quarterly "Creating a Save Environment" newsletter, click on the link below

https://www.dor.org/protecting-our-children/newsletters/