Russo’s Reflections 08-06-2017

Today we celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord. Jesus leads Peter, James and John up Mount Tabor to be transfigured before them. Jesus
revealed his divine nature and for a brief moment, Peter, James and John encountered the presence of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. Peter
enjoyed this so much that he did not want this experience to end so he suggested to the Lord, “If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and on for Elijah.”

Throughout the summer I hope many of us had an opportunity to get away from the busyness of life and encounter Christ in the “Classroom of silence” to be transformed by His presence, word and love. We have only a few weeks left of summer so I encourage all of us to find those quiet moments with the Lord and allow him to speak to our hearts.

Saint Cajetan
August 7 is the feast day of St. Cajetan. Who is St. Cajetan? He is the patron saint of job seekers and the unemployed. Born in October 1480 at Vicenza, Italy. Studied law in Padua. Ordained a priest at 36 in 1516. In 1522, he founded a hospital in Venice, Italy for victims of incurable illness. Founded a bank to help the poor and offer an alternative to usurers (loan sharks); it later became the Bank of Naples. He died in 1547 at Naples of natural causes.

Beatified
October 8, 1629 by Pope Urban VIII

Canonized
April 12, 1671 by Pope Clement X

If you know someone who is considering another opportunity for
employment or is currently unemployed, I highly recommend they
pray the Novena to St. Cajetan.

Please Note
Tuesday evening reconciliation from 7:00-8:00 PM will be available
throughout the month of August except for Tuesday, August 15, The
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Tony