Sunday, March 29, 2020
Mar 26, 2020
Love and Mercy is our call during our Lenten Season, how are doing making them a reality?
Staying inspired! As I write this on Tuesday morning three things have already happened today to inspire me to remain hopeful and share Love and Mercy.
First, I presided at Mass this morning and through the grace of God four staff members joined in the celebration; they sat in the four corners of the Chapel. Deacon Eric gave a brief homily based on the Gospel of the day, which inspired me, but just being together to pray together (at a safe distance) was a great gift. I look forward to the day when all of us can be together around our Eucharistic table.
Second, we just completed a ZOOM Staff Meeting, how blessed I am to be working with such a talented and dedicated group of people. We reviewed a long list of pastoral, musical and formation initiatives taking place, it is just remarkable. Please take full advantage of our website www.transfigurationpittsford.org to stay up to date and all that is going on while we are still together, but separated. The most important part of our staff meeting was the personal sharing of each person. Everyone person the staff has a little different situation they are dealing with, ranging from childcare, to dealing with elderly parents, to their spouse trying to teach on line and the list goes onand-on. Please keep all of us in your prayers, be assured you are in our prayers every day.
My third blessing, YOU! Each day I receive numerous email and phone messages from parishioners, family and friends assuring me of their prayers and support. I am so blessed by having YOU as part of life and ministry. During these days of social isolation, it is so important that we stay in touch with each other. Fr. Jim Lawlor recently reminded me that one of the most under unutilized methods of ministry is the telephone. Please pick up the right now and call a friend, a neighbor or a family member.
Please continue to pray the Coronavirus Prayer, which is on our homepage, there are many different prayers out there, but perhaps we could adopt this one as Transfiguration’s prayer.
In the midst of be isolated from one another, let us do all we can to remain one as the Body of Christ by praying with and for one another. I wish you a peaceful and successful Lent!
Let us continue to pray for and take action to bring about peace in our world!
In peace and courage,