A Letter from Our Pastor
Una carta de nuestro pastor oprima aquí
Back to School! As families prepare for back to school, remember to register your children and teens for religion class. It is their most important class! The Church partners with parents to teach our children about God’s love, the rich traditions of our Catholic faith and encourage and nurture living discipleship.
I know from listening to you and my own family members, that everyone is busy. There are so many demands on our schedule and time; but we should never be too busy that continuing to learn about our faith isn’t a priority. Visit our webpage to register your children and teens for religious education. Look at the opportunities for adults too. We are lifelong learners. God is full of surprises and constantly reveals his love. We just need to pause and be open to His possibilities.
I am praying that all of our families have a holy, safe and exciting new school year. .
Father Fernando Molina-Restrepo
Updates on Father Fernando's Recovery
Please pray for our pastor, Father Fernando Molina-Restrepo, as he undergoes double spine surgery (cervical and lumbar) on Wednesday, June 29. His recovery period is expected to be 6 weeks or more. Please see any available updates below.
UPDATE 6/29: Father Fernando was anointed Tuesday evening at a Healing Mass.
UPDATE 6/29: Father Fernando is out of surgery. The doctor said everything went well. He will spend the night in the hospital and then recover at home.
UPDATE 6/30: Photos of Fr. Fernando (below) with his mother, before and after a successful surgery on Wednesday, 6/29.
UPDATE 7/1: Fr. Fernando was released from the hospital yesterday evening and was happy to wake up at home this morning.
UPDATE 7/6: Fr. Fernando is recovering well and is up and moving! He's still achey, but beginning to feel better. He even came into the office for a bit today.
UPDATE 7/7: Yesterday, Fr. Fernando celebrated a private mass of Thanksgiving for the blessings received. Pictured below with his mom, brother and a few friends at his house. Keep praying for his recovery.
He also celebrated a private mass at the rectory today with some members of the staff, for all the parishioners of Transfiguration - and especially for the sick.
UPDATE 7/9: Photos below of Fr. Fernando celebrating a private mass with some parishioners and a visit from the Pastoral Advisory Council.
UPDATE 7/10: Parish Finance Council visits Fr. Fernando to celebrate a private Mass at his rectory.