I always associate the Transfiguration of the Lord with the theological virtue of hope.  As the three apostles are permitted to see Jesus’s glorified body, we along with them see what we can become if we persevere in faith and the life of grace.  What belongs to Jesus by his divine nature is offered to us by grace.  We hope to realize that glory one day.

There are smaller hopes that are limited to this world, but they can still be important hopes: a good job, recovery from illness, a visit from a friend.  Many parents hope for a better life for themselves and for their children.  Some will even leave their home for another country in search of that hope.  I encourage you to learn about how our current immigration policies affect someone hoping to work in the U.S. or to become a U.S. citizen.  Also, hear from a few people who have come here in hope of a better life.  Join us by ZOOM on Saturday, March 6 from 10am-noon.  More info inside; call parish office to register.

In this month of March, we will celebrate confirmation for students from St. Joseph and from St. Peter’s.  St. Peter’s will get to experience the broader church by keeping our Confirmation Mass with the archbishop at the cathedral on Sunday, March 21.  During this year in honor of St. Joseph, St. Joseph families will have confirmation on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19.  March 19 is the feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary.  St. Julie’s will have a confirmation in April and another in May.  Pray for our students who are preparing for confirmation!

Remember during Lent Stations of the Cross are prayed on Wednesdays at St. Peter’s and on Fridays at St. Julie and St. Joseph.

What a joy to know, love, and serve the good God.

In Christ,

Fr. Rob