This Week`s Bulletin - Church of the Transfiguration

March 1, 2015
2nd Sunday of Lent
Matthew 17:4
Tri– Parish Lenten Retreat
St. Louis/Church of the Transfiguration/St. Catherine’s of Siena
March 2nd—4th , 2015
The Call to Discipleship:
Daily challenge
Presented by: Bishop
Emeritus Matthew Clark
Using Pope Francis as an example, Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark will guide and
encourage us to be in touch with the dynamism of our spiritual journey and the ways in
which God has shaped and molded us through the years. Pope Francis is a great
example since he has dealt so honestly and humbly with issues all of us face in some
way or other and keeps an optimistic spirit in the midst of all. We hope you will join us
for this wonderful opportunity for personal and spiritual reflection!
Monday, 3/2
Tuesday, 3/3
Wednesday, 3/4
St. Catherine of Siena
Church of the
St. Louis
26 Mendon-Ionia Road, Mendon
50 West Bloomfield Road, Pittsford
64 South Main Street, Pittsford
9am Morning Mass followed
by discussion and
7pm Presentation followed
by refreshments
9am Morning Mass followed
by discussion and
7pm Presentation followed
by refreshments
11am Morning Mass
followed by discussion and
7pm Presentation followed
by refreshments
“Do not be content to live a
mediocre Christian life;
Walk with determination on the path
of Holiness.”
—Pope Francis
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday- 6:45 AM
Tuesday - 9:00 AM
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday– 4:30 PM
Sunday– 9:00 & 11:30 AM
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Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, New York
Happening this week...
Masses & Scriptures for the week
Monday, March 2, 2015
***Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38
6:45 am: Kenneth DeJourdan by Bob & Lynne Huot
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
*** 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12
9:00 am: For the People of Transfiguration
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
***Jer 18:18-20/Mt 20:17-28
6:45 am: For Men & Women in the Military
Thursday, March 5, 2015
***Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31
6:45 am: Rosemary Hennessy by John & Barb Hennessy
Friday, March 6, 2015
***Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday, March 7, 2015
***Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
4:30 pm: Reginald & Marcella Bold by the Bold Family
Sunday, March 8, 2015
***Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
9:00 am: Dinah Mullard Needham by Bev Young & Family
11:30 am: Sue Benzoni by the Chang Family
Altar Linens – Joan Atwell ◊
Monday, March 2
10:00 am: Chair Yoga– Ed. Ctr. U.L.
4:30 pm: Children’s Formation Classes-Ed. Ctr.
7:00 pm: Tri-Parish Retreat at St. Catherine of Siena
Tuesday, March 3
12:30 to 2:00 pm: Women’s Bible Study-Ed. Ctr. U.L.
4:30 pm: Children’s Formation Classes-Ed. Ctr.
7:00 pm: Tri-Parish Retreat at Transfiguration
Wednesday, March 4
4:30 to 5:30 pm: A Lenten Prayer Experience-Church
5:30 to 6:30 pm: Yoga-Ed. Ctr. L.L.
6:00 to 6:50 pm: Morning Star Rehearsal-Church
7:00 pm: Tri-Parish Retreat at St. Louis
Thursday, March 5
6:30 to 8:30 pm: JustFaith-PLC-Room 3
7:00 to 8:30 pm: Wisdom of Pope Francis with Joe KellyPLC Dbl. Room
Friday March 6
7:00 pm: Empty Nesters Bridge-PLC Dbl. Room
Saturday, March 7
Spaghetti Supper Sales in Gathering Area this weekend
after all Masses
Sunday, March 8
10:00 to 12:00 pm: 19th Annotation Reunion– PLC Living Room
10:30 to 11:30 am: Bell Choir Rehearsal-PLC Dbl. Room
Merry Martha’s & Muscles
Team 1
A. Gorman, P. Hettrich, B. Berry,
N. Winfree, B. MacClean,
K. Caren
On Eagle's Wings
Please remember the Rinefierd Family in your prayers for
the passing of Brett Rinefierd, father of Jim Rinefierd and
father in law of Karen Rinefierd.
And he will raise you up…
and hold you in the palm of his hands.
Please pray for our teens who will be
going on their
Search Retreat Weekend
this coming Friday, March 6th.
God Bless Them!
March 1, 2015
A Lenten Prayer Experience
Wednesdays at 4:30
You are invited to join us for a 45-minute prayer
experience each Wednesday of Lent. We will
learn where different prayer traditions in our Catholic faith
come from and experience each. Everyone is welcome, no matter their ages.
March 4—Lectio Divina
March 11—Liturgy of the Hours
March 18—Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
March 25—Centering Prayer
April 1 (Holy Week)—Stations of the Cross
Financial Corner
February 21 & 22
Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Week #34
Annual Collection/Budgeted Goal:
The 2nd Sunday of Lent
Jesus took Peter, James, and John and
led them up a high mountain apart by
themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling
white, such as no fuller on earth could
bleach them. - Mk 9:2-3
Weekly goal:
Monthly EFT Budget Goal:
Actual EFT for February:
Goal to date:
Actual to date:
Variance / Deficit
$ 13,000.00
$ 10,516.00
$ 31,083.33
$ 31,800.50
<$ 6,521.79>
“Lord, how good it is for us to be here…”
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Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, New York
From the Corner Office!
Dear friends,
Return to Me with all your heart!
We are now beginning the Second Week of Lent
and the highlight this week is our annual Tri-Parish Lenten
Retreat with Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark. Details are
on the front of this Bulletin and I hope to see you there.
“Usually, when we are healthy and comfortable, we
forget about others (something God the Father never
does): we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices they endure…Today, this selfish
attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to
the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a problem which we, as Christians, need to confront.” Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2015
While you may be giving up candy, TV or some other small pleasure this Lent, the Holy Father challenges us
to go even bigger. Consider giving up indifference. Think
of the good we could do if, as our Lenten discipline, all of
us put our energies towards caring about and then acting
to end suffering and injustice.
Here are some ideas on how to begin:
Do you care about people killed or made homeless
by typhoons, coastal flooding and drought? The greenhouse gasses produced from the burning of fossil fuels
(oil, coal, natural gas) and from agricultural practices and
deforestation are the main causes of climate change. The
extreme weather caused by climate change is already producing enormous destruction and suffering. If you care
about the people affected, take action: Drive less, carpool
more to work and school, turn down the thermostat even a
couple degrees and weatherize your house; plus with all
this you’ll save money. Divest from the fossil fuel industry
invest your money instead in solar and wind power and
businesses that view protecting the environment as part of
their purpose. Join the Lent Fast for Climate Justice on
March 16, sponsored by the Global Catholic Climate
Movement. Fast in solidarity with the victims of climate
change, to urge political leaders to commit to reducing
greenhouse gas emissions. You can fast from food
(during a whole day or at least one meal) and/or from activities that produce carbon dioxide (reducing your use of
fossil fuels, electricity, plastic, paper and toxins). For
more go to: http://catholicclimatemovement. Global /fast/
Do you care about babies in utero who are in danger of being aborted? If so, then take action: Current proposals in our State legislature would allow abortion
through all nine months of pregnancy. Contact your New
York State Assembly member about opposing the abortion
expansion provision, which is the 10th point of the Women’s Equality Agenda. The first nine points of the bill the
Church supports because they are life-affirming provisions
and defend the dignity of women. To find your assembly
member go to http://assembly.state.ny. us/mem/search/
Return to Me with all your heart!
Let us continue to pray and sacrifice for peace in
our world!
In peace and courage,
Fr. Mike
March 1, 2015
First Friday Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament
March 6
Visit the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus
in the Chapel from 8 AM -- 4 PM.
Spend time with Jesus by reading the Bible,
saying the Rosary, in silent prayer or with
other religious readings. Speak to Jesus heart
to heart. Or sit and relax and enjoy the
peace of the Lord.
For more information, call
Joyce Albert, 248-5973 or Jan Maguire, 248-2286.
Hosted by Men’s Fellowship
Youth Ministry
Proceeds go to benefit
Parish Youth Ministries
Saturday. March 21st
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envelope marked Spaghetti Supper along with this
form. Drop it in the collection or mail to the Parish
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Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, New York
March 1, 2015
Adult Formation
Men in the Spirit
4 Week Series
"Men In The Spirit will hold its monthly meeting for March
on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:00PM in the double room
in the Parish Living Center. We will have our usual light
supper and refreshments, then go as a group to the second session of the Tri-Parish retreat in the Church at
7:00. We will enjoy the second night of Bishop Emeritus
Matthew Clark's talks on "The Call to Discipleship". We
hope to see you there, as well as at the first and third
nights! Note that Monday's TPR will be at St. Catherine's
and Wednesday's will held at St. Louis."
The Wisdom of Pope Francis
Facilitator: Dr. Joseph Kelly
Thursday Evenings—Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 2015
Parish Life Center—Double Room
Course Overview
In his short time Pope Francis has electrified the world with
his personality, his way of life and his wise teaching. In these
sessions, we will examine some of this teaching as we find it
in his interviews with major magazines, his talks and homilies
on his various trips, especially to the Middle East and his
important Apostolic Exhortation called “The Joy of the Gospel”.
These amazing insights so vital to the Church and our
Christian life together will certainly lead to lively discussion.
8 Week Series
Discernment: Cultivating a Vision and Horizon
For Leadership in the Footsteps of Pope Francis
Facilitator: Damian Zynda, ThD
March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 23
and May 2, 2015
9:00 AM—10:30 AM
Course Overview
This eight week course will probe the depths of discernment
as a means for growth toward greater intimacy with God
(holiness) and as a tool for cultivating spiritual leaders in
the world today (service). Examining the formative role of
discernment in the life and ministry of Pope Francis this
course offers a new horizon to help better appropriate and
appreciate our call as disciples and leaders in the church
and the world.
Required books for this course:
The Discerning Heart: Exploring the Christian Path. Au,
Wilkie and Noreen Cannon Au. New York: Paulist Press,
Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He LeadsLessons from the First Jesuit Pope; Lowney, Chris. Chicago: Paulist Press, 2013
God’s Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover
God’s Will, Thisbodeaux, Mark, Chicago: Loyola Press,
Please purchase these books prior to the beginning of the course.
Women’s 2015 Kentucky Retreat
April 25 thru May 2nd
“I have called you by name. You are mine.”
Isaiah 43:1
Is this the year that you are called to go?
Contact Meg Kastner
248-2467 or 703-4965
[email protected]
Transfiguration Library
a good Lenten read! No library cards –- find a
book, take it home and bring it back when you
are finished. Or stay to look at books, there
are chairs and a table.
Library topics range from Angels and Saints,
Children's, Prayer, Spirituality and many more
to Women's and Men's Issues. No fiction, just
good Catholic current and historical reading.
WHERE is the LIBRARY? In the PLC, opposite he water
fountain, next to the Rest Rooms.
Library Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 8am – 4pm; Fri. 8am – 12:00 pm
Sat. 3:30 – 5:30pm; Sun. 8:30am – 12:30 pm
(Mon. - Fri., enter through the Walkway)
Other times – during scheduled PLC events,
meetings, lectures, games and practices.
Any Interest?
We are considering hosting a Weight
Watchers Group Meeting here at Transfiguration. If you have interest, would
you please call the parish office and talk
to Rose– 248-2427 or email
[email protected]
Thank You.
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Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, New York
Peace & Justice
In pursuit of the Common Good........
Transfiguration parishioners are known for their outstanding charitable works. But when we deliver our
Christmas baskets, turkeys, and clothing, we are often
saddened by the conditions we encounter. We see poverty, hunger, broken families, educational failure, unemployment, and other symptoms of a wounded society. We
are forced to ask: How do these things happen? Are they
an accident? Result of bad choices? Are these conditions
permanent, unfixable? Or is something deeper going on?
Are there things in our societal systems and institutions
that may be creating, contributing to, or perpetuating
these conditions?
As we ponder these important questions, we can seek
guidance from our long and rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) (which is integral to our faith, not an
optional add-on.) CST sharpens our Christian vision, and
enlarges the stage of our activity. It urges us to pursue
justice and peace by engaging in the public arena.
Catholic Social Teaching tells us that, in this world, our
Christian responsibility ranges a full spectrum from charity
to advocacy and action in the public arena. In addition to
charitable works, our faith tradition exhorts us to work
vigorously to change unjust or flawed structures, policies,
laws, or institutions that systematically contribute to poverty, indignity, violence, or marginalization.
We are especially called to advocate for the weak, powerless, vulnerable, and the voiceless - to not accept any
assault on human respect and dignity. Our political, economic, and social systems should work for everyone, not
just a few.
Deep societal inequalities invite us to deeper reflection
during this Lenten Season.
“Certain Women:
Prophets and Martyrs for Justice”
As Presented by “Women of the Well”
A Unique Stations of the Cross, with Storytelling and
In Jesus’ day, there were “certain women” who followed him from Galilee, all the way to the Cross… the
empty tomb… the Upper Room… and beyond. So says
Luke, the Evangelist.
In our day, four “certain women” also followed Jesus... to their own cross… and beyond. Their names are
Jean Donovan (the youngest), Maryknoll Sisters Maura
Clarke and Ita Ford, and Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel
(from Cleveland).
On December 2nd of this year, we will
honor the 35 anniversary of their death in El Salvador.
The “Women of the Well” have been profoundly moved
by the stories of these seemingly “ordinary” women. For,
along the way, they were transformed into courageous
prophets of justice, in love with the spunky people of El
Salvador. “Certain Women” is their story, complete with
music and a Stations of the Cross in the words of the women themselves. Come, join us. And be inspired by these
four “Certain Women.”
When? Friday evening, March 13th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where? St. Catherine of Siena Church, 26 Mendon-Ionia
Road, in Mendon
Come, be inspired by these contemporary “Certain
March 1, 2015
Save the Date!
Our Annual Vacation Bible
School will be July 6-10. Registration materials will be
mailed in the spring.
Join us this year for Mystery
Explorers as we delve into
mystery and fun!
Youth Ministry News-Winter 2015
Senior High: Our weekly youth group for senior high, Destiny, is held on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 PM in the youth
in the lower level of the Education Building. All 9thth
12 graders are welcome to come and bring a friend! No
meeting 2/17).
Junior High: Our youth group for junior high meets most
Sundays from 10:15-11:15AM in youth room in the lower
level of the Education Building. All 7th-8th graders are welcome to come and bring a friend!
Senior High SEARCH Retreat! Save the date for our annual
retreat weekend March 6-8, 2015. This retreat is a chance
to get away from the pressures of your normal life to
spend quality time with God, with our faith community,
and getting to know yourself better. Ask a teen who has
attended in the past, and they will tell you to come. Registration forms can be found in the youth room, at the
youth ministry kiosk outside church, or on the parish website and are due by 2/22.
Contact Anne Gallagher at [email protected]
or 248-2467x239 with any questions about youth ministry.
I would love to hear from you!
Mercy Prayer Center
Christian Meditation Group, Thursdays, March 5 – March
26, 8 am – 8:50 am at Mercy Spirituality Center, 65 Highland Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. Join with other pilgrims
on the inner journey to silence, stillness, and simplicity.
Newcomers are always welcome. Presenter: Lucien
A Day to Call Your Own, Thursday, March 19, 9 am – 4 pm
at Mercy Spirituality Center, 65 Highland Ave., Rochester,
NY 14620. An opportunity to step back and refresh your
mind, body and spirit. Fee: $25. Call 585-473-6893 to
Thank You
Just a short note of thanks for all who
came out for a evening full of friends sharing a simple meal. We had a great turn out
at the Annual Potato Supper and so many of
you helped with the shopping, cooking,
serving and cleaning up! Where would we be without
all of you? I sure does take a village.
Thank you and we look forward to next year.
Lorey Beck and Margie Benza
Minister Schedule March 7 & 8
Lector 1
Lector 2
Min of Communion
SAT 3/7
4:30 PM
SUN 3/8
9:00 AM
SUN 3/8
J. Baldino
G. Crissy
D. Dey
L. Filipski
J. Fletcher
K. Goorman
S. Campanelli
J. Brawley
H. Campanelli
J. Wojick
Fr. Mike
C. Clarke
P. Bomba
M. Collins
T. Wojick
J. Brayer
A. Brayer
H. Brayer
B. DeVencenzo
Fr. Mike
A. DiMarco
R. Benza
M. Bessette
L. Beck
J. Boss
S. Boss
C. Boss
C. Rudmann
Fr. Mike
M.A. Corea
R. Corea
JA Shaughnessy
MB Sullivan
M. Brennan
M. Arrikat
N. Campanelli
Pastoral Council
Members-at-Large: Laura Cutter ( Moderator & Trustee),
Craig Rand, Dave Donnelly, Gerry Gacioch, Maria Herrera,
Shannon Kozarits, G.A. Sheller, Jane Vallely and Charlie Zinn.
Faith Formation – Lori Goorman, Alternate – vacant
Evangelization – Vacant
Peace & Justice – Bob Fien, Alternate – Trish Goodman
Worship – Vacant
Youth – Megan Tremaine, Alternate - Ted Rohrer.
Staff – rotating among all staff members
Finance Council
Larry Buckley, Bill Burke, Peter Deckman (Chair & Trustee) Larry Filipski, Koen Goorman, John Hennessy Patty Lovallo, Sarah Pickhardt and
Rich Spencer
Pittsford-Mendon Planning Group Representatives
Lisa Morris and Fr. Mike Bausch
Parish Staff
Secretary/Office Manager..................................................Rose Volker
[email protected]
Peace & Justice Coordinator………………………………….….Vacant
Fr. Mike and Margie Benza covering
Pastoral Associate.................................................................Tim Smith
[email protected]
Pastoral Associate……....................................................Margie Benza
[email protected]
Pastoral Associate for Youth ..................................... Anne Gallagher
[email protected]
Pastor............................................................................Michael Bausch
[email protected]
Music Minister....................................................................Sue Wallace
[email protected]
Maintenance Supervisor...........................................Chris Washington
[email protected]
Deacon......................................................................... Patrick DiLaura
[email protected]
Deacon………………………………………………….….…Eric Bessette
[email protected]
Christian Formation Director.............................. ………..Damian Zynda
[email protected]
Christian Formation Associate Director........................... Donald Smith
[email protected]
Business Manager ........................................................Sandi Lazzaro
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant for Formation……………..…….. Meg Kastner
New Parishioners
Welcome to our Community of Faith! You may register
as part of our Community by contacting the Parish Office by
phone in person or our website. Please introduce yourself
after Mass to one of the parish staff members.
Church of the Transfiguration
50 West Bloomfield Road, Pittsford, New York 14534
Parish Office Phone: 585-248-2427 Fax: 585-385-9870
Email: [email protected]
Christian Formation Phone: 248-2467
[email protected]
Education Center: 585-248-3922 (during classes)
Emergency Pastoral Care: 248-2427 wait for prompt and press 9.
Pastoral Care: If you know of someone who is homebound, hospitalized, or in a nursing home and he or she
would appreciate a visit from the Pastoral Staff, please contact the Parish Office. Your assistance will help provide
care to all our parishioners.
Eucharist: Please check page 2 of this bulletin for Sunday, weekday and Holy Day Mass schedules.
Anointing: In any emergency, at anytime, please call
248-2427 wait for prompt and press 9, or at your convenience or after any weekend Mass.
Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Baptism: Please contact Tim Smith at the Parish Office
three months in advance to register for the Baptismal Preparation Program.
Marriage: Please contact Fr. Mike, Deacon Pat or Deacon Eric nine months in advance to arrange a tentative date.
Catechumenate: Adults interested in joining the Roman
Catholic Church, please contact Damian Zynda at the Parish Office.