Fr. Michael Denk presents “Prayer: An App for That!” All are invited to come to our Parish Lenten Mission being held on March 1-3 from 7-8 p.m. here at Saint Joseph Church in Amherst. The Mission, presented by Fr. Michael Denk, will focus on deepening your prayer life with God and will introduce a new …View full post
Boys & Girls 2015 Track – Grades 4-8 2015 Track Program Details $75 per participant (an additional $12 per athlete will be required for those needing new uniforms) Sign-ups are active from 2/6/15 – 3/6/15. (no late registrations accepted) No “pay later” registrations will be accepted Practice may begin 3/1/15 Sign-Up Online or In-Person To …View full post
Living the Eucharist is a parish-based program designed to help revitalize parish life and spirituality through a more profound experience of Sunday Mass. It helps the entire parish—adults, teens, and families—grow in their Catholic faith and live more fully as disciples of Jesus. Living the Eucharist runs during Lent for three years. Parishioners can take …View full post
Be Sure To Get Your 2015 Benefit Raffle Tickets! Tickets are available all year long! We’re giving away another $26,400 in prize money this year! Please support the St. Joseph Parish Annual Benefit Raffle! Tickets for 2015 are available in the Parish Office.View full post
St. Joseph Church has teamed up with myEoffering to enable parishioners to give your weekly offering electronically from your bank account or credit / debit card in place of using a paper envelope. You can opt to make a one-time gift, if you are out of town or ill on a particular weekend …View full post
And Jesus was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun.
Mark 9: 2-10
So far there’s only been one Transfiguration in Christianity; the kind with the capital T. But there have been plenty of others with the lower case t: like Paul of Tarsus, Christianhunter, who became the Apostle to the Gentiles. Or take Augustine, orator and playboy of the fourth century, who became the bishop of Hippo and a doctor of the Church. Ignatius of Loyola, self-indulgent soldier of fortune, marched into history as the founder of the Jesuits. Spoiled little
Therese became the saint of the “Little Way.” Dorothy Day, bohemian and quasi-socialist, morphed into the convert founder of the Catholic Worker. Which leaves the rest of us: believers who accept the package of Christianity but are not sure we want our lives transfigured by it.
Which saint, in the Church’s canon or beyond it, speaks to you most powerfully? How might your life be transformed if you surrendered to the holy influence?