We hear the account of the Transfiguration on this Second Sunday of Lent. What a remarkable experience this must have been for those closest to Jesus! No wonder they didn’t want it to end. Although this scene on Mount Tabor is unique, experiences on mountains happen today. Recently, I went on retreat with 45 of our Young Adults to Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center in Wappingers Falls, NY. It was on a mountain and wonderful transfigurations/transformation took place there. Whenever I have been to the city of Assisi, Italy, built on the side of a mountain, something happens there. At these times we are pulled away from our daily lives and the separation helps us experience God more clearly. We want to stay there, but we can’t remain on the mountain. If you haven’t experience this,look for an opportunity – it will transform you.

Our RCIA Elect and Candidates for full communion in the church are in their final weeks before the celebration of the Easter Vigil. Let us keep them in prayer because this is an important time in their lives. What would you be like if, as an adult, you were getting ready to be Baptized, receive Holy Communion for the first time and be Confirmed? This can be a time for us to be renewed and recommitted to our faith.

Next Saturday, March 18, is our Wills Seminar. It is free and will be held after the 4 PM Mass. This can be a great help to you, especially if you have been putting off doing something about these important decisions. You will be at peace after you take care of these issues and it will be a great help to your family.

-Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M.