TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 2, 2015

5 08 2015

Saturday, August 1 – 4:00 PM
✞ Dorothy Wujcik – sister-in-law
Helen Pstrak
Sunday, August 2– 8:30 AM

Thursday, August 6 – 9:00 AM
Transfiguration Of Our Lord –
Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania
God’s Blessing and Good Health
on all parishioners.
BLESSING OF FRUIT

Saturday, August 8– 4:00 PM
✞Elizabeth Ruddy – Lisa Plasik

Sunday, August 9 – 8:30AM
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
God’s Blessing and Good Health
on all parishioners.

SANCTUARY LIGHT:
No request for the Sanctuary Light this week. Many openings are available for your requests.

ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles will burn for all services in the month of August in memory of the Fromel & Rose Families, requested by Paul & Marion Rose.

FAST FOR THE MOTHER OF GOD:
August 1 to 15th is the fasting from meat and music. Pray the rosary daily through the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

TRANSFIGURATION OF
OUR LORD

Thursday. August 6th, we will celebrate the feast of our Lord’s Transfiguration. In His wisdom, Jesus planned this miracle at a very opportune time in His life, in order to strengthen His disciples, when the time of trial would come; they would remember the glory and majesty of His Transfiguration.
The relevance of the Transfiguration for us lies in the Divine Liturgy, for what once happened on Mount Tabor happens every time the Holy Sacrifice is offered. Christ, in fact, is transfigured on our altars. Under the appearances of bread and wine, the eyes of faith can see the glorified Christ. The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament of transfiguration. But, the Liturgy goes even further: it not only reveals Christ transfigured but allows us to share His glory intimately.
When Our Lord was transfigured, two Old Testament figures appeared with Him as witnesses to His glory. Christ was the fulfillment of the Old Law and the prophecies so that Moses, the representative of the Old Law and Elias, the representative of the Prophets, appeared with Our Lord who established the New Covenant between God and His chosen people.
So much emphasis today is placed on the humanity of Christ. The feast of the Transfiguration serves to remind us of His divinity. Christ is the Son of God

who transformed all creation by His passion, and the light of His glory has made the whole universe sharply aware of the holiness of God. The living Christ on the high mountain of Tabor, shining as the sun, was the Son of God. That same Son of God in His life on earth among us had more humiliations than moments of glory. His transfiguration should underling for us the mysterious meaning of life, namely, that joy follows Good Friday and heaven follows sufferings that are patiently endured.
No life can have much meaning that is devoid of an understanding of joy and suffering. Wednesday’s feast day underlines a great moment of joy in the love of our Lord that supported His disciples when they saw Him humiliated and put to great shame. The transfiguration is a promise of future glory that can only be merited by leading a good life and helping others to do so too. If we are loyal to the mysteries of our Catholic faith and uphold its truth, then the immeasurable reward of transfiguration will be ours, too.

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