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

Fr. Rob's Weekly Message

Fr. Rob's Weekly Message

August 28, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 8/25/22

Dear Friends,I am so enjoying the folks who are embracing stewardship in all our wonderful ministries at both Saint Catherine of Siena and the Church of the Transfiguration.We have been moving forward from the past two years of serious hiccups. Our faith communities have been welcoming to not only ... Read More »

August 21, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 8/18/22

Dear Friends,

A few people attending our weekend masses have inquired about our remembering Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Lawrence and Saint Maria Goretti in the Eucharistic prayer. It has been particularly noticed since our faith communities have clustered. Both FatherMike and I include these saints when presiding at mass.

Parishes often have what is referred to as "relics" that pertain to the Saint(s) their parish is named after. Relics are divided into three classifications. A first class relic is a body part of a saint, such as bone, blood, or flesh. Second class relics are possessions that a saint owned, and third class relics are objects that have been touched to a first or second class relic or the saint has touched him or ... Read More »

August 14, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 8/11/22

Dear Friends,I have been told that at 5:31 PM, on August 12, 1955, I was born into the world.

My parents were Betsy and Paul. I am very happy that they chose to bring me into the world. Being the first born, they certainly had some time to practice ... Read More »

August 7, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 8/04/22

Dear Friends,

This very Saturday we acknowledge The Transfiguration of the Lord! During our Advent Season we often hear words calling us to beawake and prepared for the coming of the Lord.

“Be attentive!” are words our Byzantine Catholic sisters and brothers hear during the Liturgy of the Word ... Read More »

July 31, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 7/28/22

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 ... Read More »

July 24, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 7/22/22

Fr. Rob's guest blogger this week is Karen Luke, the Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation at St. Catherine's!


The other day I was walking behind a mom and her 2-year-old son in a parking lot. It wasn’t a busy parking lot, and he just stopped and sat down ... Read More »

July 17, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 7/14/22

Dear Friends,

This Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time we are presented by the evangelist, Luke a very familiar story.  You know it.  It is about a visit Jesus made to his friends home.

There are two sisters, Martha and Mary and tension arises.  Luke writes, “Martha burdened with much ... Read More »

July 10, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 7/08/22

Dear Friends,We are now a little more than half way through 2022!

As our time marches forward I pray that we will have some wonderful summer days to replenish our spirits and to be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape we behold.

I think last weekend's Gospel and this ... Read More »

July 3, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 6/30/22

Dear Friends,Way before Covid, Saint Catherine of Siena received a Bible donated by parishioners, Laureen and Joe Sortino. At the time the Bible was 156 years old. Welcoming the gift, it was decided to create a place of honor for it. Bob Gruber, our very gifted, creative and talented ... Read More »

June 26, 2022

Posted by Nancy Wahl on 6/24/22

Dear Friends,On June 29, 2021, I officially became the Pastor of both Saint Catherine of Siena and the Church of the Transfiguration.When Bishop Matano called to tell me of this appointment I was very humbled, honored, thrilled and excited. This new role was something I was not going to ... Read More »


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