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

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mar 5, 2020

Dear Friends,      

At Catholic Family Center 2020 Hope Gala on April 25th, they will be honoring some special people for their support of CFC’s mission, and being an instrument within the Rochester community of What Hope Looks Like.  Over the years, CFC’s honorees have demonstrated the spirit of hope throughout Rochester, and serve as an inspiration to others through their warm and generous hearts and actions.  This year I am so proud to share with you that our parishioner Patty Gaffney Lovallo will be honored with our Spirit of Hope Award, for exemplifying the spirit that inspires hope through her decades of dedication, leadership and generosity, not only to CFC, but also to the wider Rochester community.  Patty and her husband Joe have been active members of Transfiguration for many years.  Please mark your calendar for Saturday evening, April 25th for an evening honoring Patty and others from our Rochester community.        

Folks have asked - Why is the Altar area so empty, so bare?  It is my hope and the hope of the Liturgy Committee that it reminds you that part of our Lenten journey is stripping away the distraction of life so we can give more attention to our relationship with Jesus.  Every morning during my prayer time, I “try” to sit in a place where I don’t have lots of distractions.  I am blessed to have such a place at home, it is wonderful, but I must admit I still get distracted, but I keep trying and so should you!      

Love and Mercy is our call during our Lenten Season, how are doing making them a reality?      

Our Tri-Parish Retreat is getting closer, March 23, 24 and 25.  Our theme is “Reconciling Embrace: Living in the Hospitality of God’s Heart” and our presenter is known to most of us, so little introduction is needed, but we are happy Fr. Bob Kennedy is going to be with us to inspire us and help us draw closer to our God.  Mark your calendar.      

Another story about why you should not mess with children.  One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.  She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?"  Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."  The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"      

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,



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