Fr. Rob's Weekly Message
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/30/23
We begin our new liturgical year with the Season of Advent! This season has always been one of my favorites. It invites us to reflect on being patient for the Lord’s Second Coming. It calls us to “stay awake” and be “prepared” for the Lord’s arrival.
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Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/22/23
We just celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday and I hope each of you enjoyed the day.
Counting my blessings and joys I know I have much to be grateful for because of the Lord’s great generosity upon me! Each night as I prepare to go to sleep, I ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/16/23
I cannot express enough gratitude for all you wonderful sisters and brothers that made my 40th Anniversary as a priest so blessed! It was a moment to cherish as family, friends and so many parishioners (YES, they are friends too!) came together for mass and cheer that followed!
Big appreciation to Karen Luke, Tiffany Wagner, Charlene Merrill, Bob Goldbach, Scott Tubbs, Pam McInerney, Tony Jovenetti and Ken Piazza for pulling together the programs, assistance with the Liturgy, the beautiful music, setting the environment for the reception, coordinating the reception after mass and to the eminent MC, and Music Maestro for a great memory lane of ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/09/23
Forty years ago on November 11th, I was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Matthew Clark.
It was an evening that will be forever in my mind and heart. There was a bit of snow outdoors but it had no effect on the church filled with family, ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 11/02/23
We have been through a tough time. As we were gathered at Transfiguration for a Prayer Service for Peace in the Middle East, an apparent murder/suicide took place just around the corner. Sadly, this occurred with children in the home. How heartbreaking for the families and friends ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 10/28/23
First, I want to share some additional information regarding a leadership change within our parishes as we embark on an exciting phase of growth and revival.
As our environment changes and the needs of our parishes evolve, communications have become increasingly vital. We want to keep everyone ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 10/17/23
I am away this weekend returning to my “second home” in Beverly, Massachusetts.
It will be my first return since Easter when my two friends. Armand LaSelva and Marla Lech, died within days of one another. I have never missed some summertime in Beverly for over 40 ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 10/12/23
As I write this article (Saturday October 7), I am still wearing shorts even though this morning the air has changed! Ever the optimist and spoiled by this past week’s temperatures, I am awaiting our Indian Summer to arrive some day soon!
This past week we had ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 10/05/23
Hopefully by now, you have received a letter from Bishop Matano and myself addressing this year’s Catholic Ministry Appeal.I really like the theme “Go Forth With Christ!” This theme builds upon our parishes current theme of “Strengthening the Vine.”Together we are called upon to support, build upon ... Read More »
Posted by Nancy Wahl on 9/27/23
Please join me in welcoming Father Francis Muriithi for our masses this weekend. Father Francis is visiting us representing the Propagation of the Faith for the Diocese of Rochester. His presence and words will remind each of us of our role to be actively engaged in the ... Read More »