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

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July 31, 2022

Dear Friends, 
How many times have I heard someone say “Sooner or later everyone will get it”. “It” being Covid. I was determined to be responsible and do my best to keep myself safe and healthy so that I could do my ministry and be available to serve. “The best laid plans of mice and men.” 


So be it. I came down with Covid. I have it as I write this article. Many have inquired where do I think I came in contact with the variant. I have no idea. I wear a mask into stores and I’m cautious to what settings I may be entering. Go figure. 


Fortunately, I have a fantastic physician who has me on a prescription. As of this moment, the body aches have subsided. Thanks be to God. 


I feel bad that I have missed everyone at the weekend liturgies and will not be able to be present for two funeral liturgies in the coming week. 


On a positive note, I appreciate everyone who has contacted me with offers of prayers, support of groceries and even some fun things to do while in isolation. I also want to thank Father Mike, Tom Lillian ,Sister Ruth and Pam McInerney for helping with this past weeks services. I look forward to healthier days and being back with everyone soon. 


This weekend our Gospel offers us another parable. Jesus says “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” “Possessions” may not only be physical articles, but can be attitudes, greed, not willing to share and anything that separates us from a satisfying relationship with our God. May we reflect on the Gospel today and bring into our reflection the two greatest commandments, of loving God and our neighbor. May our reflection and prayer help us to “store” up what is essential for a blessed life with our Lord. 


I want to thank Rose Volker for her 11 years of dedicated service as the Parish Administrative Assistant (Church of the Transfiguration). Rose retired from her position on Thursday, July 21, 2022, we wish her well as she moves into a new chapter of her life. We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the parish administrative assistant position. 


My friends, please keep healthy and well enjoying the summer days that remain. I look forward to being with you soon. 
Blessings and prayer to all, 
Father Rob

 

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