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A Letter from Our Pastor
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From the Desk of the Pastor
My brothers and sisters:
On Thursday, November 8, the Archdiocese of Atlanta released a list of priests accused of abusing minors within our Archdiocese. The information provided ranged from "Credible Evidence" to "Actual Conviction" The list was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Among those names was Fr. Ray Horan, who was the first pastor of Transfiguration from 1977-1981, transferring from here 37 years ago.
It's obviously painful to see this news and recognize that enough evidence had been shown to remove Fr. Horan from active ministry in 1992. Fr. Horan died last year.
Important now is that we, as a parish family, continue to pray for all victims of child sexual abuse. The Archdiocese of Atlanta is seeking to be transparent and giving assistance to anyone who may have been harmed. The Archdiocese of Atlanta, as the Archbishop has said numerous times, is always ready to assist victims with professional help and with whatever is needed for their healing.
Here at Transfiguration, please know that we, as your parish clergy, are always willing to find a time to sit down and visit with any of you who may be struggling with this information or need advice, counsel or referral.
Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo
November 18, 2018
He will come again in glory.
Have you ever been to a live theater performance? Weeks and weeks of planning and preparation are needed. Actors must learn their lines and positions. Scenery is designed and lighting is planned. Details are reviewed and revised. Everything must be ready for opening night.
Judgment Day, or the second coming of Jesus, is the subject of today's gospel. Some of us may be frightened by the possibility of being cast out. Some of us may even be tormented by thoughts that we won't "make the cut". Do not despair! This is what we have been praying for "...He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end." Like the theater performers, we have been given the script we need. We only need to rehearse our parts to be ready for opening night.
Our roles have been given to us by God. Scripture tells us what we must do: "act with justice, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God." So our job now is to practice, practice, practice. We need to live every moment in service to others. When we do, when opening night arrives, we will be ready—even if we don't know the day or the hour. Now is the time to prepare not despair.