Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Browsing Fr. Rob's Weekly Message

August 1, 2021

Dear Friends,
I continue to thank the Lord for all of you wonderful people I have known, and all the wonderful new people I am meeting since becoming pastor of both Saint Catherine of Siena and the Church of the Transfiguration!
Each year our Diocese of Rochester welcomes folks who do mission work here in the United States and throughout the world. These dedicated women and men are sponsored by the Propagation of the Faith.
We welcome them and their stories of discipleship to expand our own understanding of how we can embrace their Good News of Christ to our sisters and brothers.

Next weekend I am so looking forward to meeting two individuals whose reputations I have heard marvelous things about! Sisters Marge Eilerman and Angie Kiel from Holy Family Catholic Parish in Booneville, Kentucky will be our guests at our liturgies.
I am sure many of our faithful from Saint Catherine of Siena have heard, like myself, the wonderful things that have happened for years between the faithful of Transfiguration and Sisters Marge and Angie.

However, I know not everyone is familiar with this story, so I would like to share with everyone this good news. Visits to Booneville, Kentucky has been a point of grace in life for many, many years between the folks of Booneville and Transfiguration. Faithful disciples from Transfiguration have offered a Women’s and Men’s Retreat to Booneville for 20 plus years. Trips in recent years have been led by our very own, Meg Kastner and Deacon Pat DiLaura. These annual retreats bring women and men to work with the poorest of the poor. They pray with one another, get to know one another and support one another. Marvelous blessings always occur and the graces received and offered are abundant.

If you have heard the stories before, you’ll be blessed to bring them back to memory. If you are someone who will hear them for the first time, you will be blessed to hear of great discipleship. 

Please note in our bulletin more information on Saints, I mean, Sisters Marge and Angie! 

“Oh, my gosh,” as a very good friend says, we are saying goodbye to July and hello August. I’m praying you’re well, keeping safe for yourself and others and hoping to see you in the neighborhoods of our parishes.
Have a blessed week everyone!
Please join me next weekend to welcome Sisters Marge and Angie to both our faith communities!
Oh August… keep us well,
Father Rob


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