Tag: Transfiguration

As coronavirus challenges mount, Catholics respond  

As coronavirus challenges mount, Catholics respond  

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I have encountered a wide variety of pastoral situations in more than 31 years of priestly ministry,” said Father John Ubel, rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. “However, this is an experience of the Lenten journey that is unlike any I have felt.”  

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Oakdale parish’s new lecture series honors late pastor

Oakdale parish’s new lecture series honors late pastor

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A lecture series featuring speakers who proclaim the Gospel with clarity, force and joy begins next month at Transfiguration in Oakdale, in honor of the parish’s late pastor, Father William Baer.

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Ordained at 51, Father Hart dedicated ministry to serving others

Ordained at 51, Father Hart dedicated ministry to serving others

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Being a lifelong Catholic, Father Bob Hart had a certain impression of the priesthood by the time he was in his 40s — until a 1993 retreat talk in by a priest wearing a polo shirt and khakis made him rethink the vocation and his own possibility of joining it.

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Couple chooses to wed during Sunday liturgy at Transfiguration parish

Couple chooses to wed during Sunday liturgy at Transfiguration parish

| July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gretchen Berkebile was just days away from her scheduled wedding July 14 at Transfiguration in Oakdale, and her joy was evident as she talked about the details of a ceremony that was to take place during the parish’s regularly scheduled 5 p.m. Saturday Mass — an usual move, but one the Church allows.

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Former Oakdale pastor ‘laicized’

Former Oakdale pastor ‘laicized’

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father James Smith, who served as pastor of Transfiguration in Oakdale from 1994 to 2002, “has been granted a dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced April 30.

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A new focus

A new focus

| Father Tom Walker | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus’ boyhood home of Nazareth sits on a ridge overlooking a broad valley. Mount Tabor (the site in the Gospel passage for Feb. 25) towers above the valley just a short distance away. Surveying the scene, I have wondered if today’s Gospel story was the only time Jesus had made a pilgrimage up that holy mountain. As a boy growing up in Nazareth, how often had he gone to the edge of town to view the mountain? As a young man, had Mount Tabor often been a place to spend time in communion with his Father and with the holy ones who had come before him?

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Father Baer remembered for preaching, conviction, focused faith

Father Baer remembered for preaching, conviction, focused faith

| January 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

“The first minute I heard a Father Baer homily for the first time I was motivated to be a better Catholic,” Lisa Schoen wrote on Transfiguration’s Facebook page. Another commentator, Leslie Lynn, wrote, “I am just so heartbroken — he meant so much to our family. … What a great man, priest, friend.”

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Father William Baer dies unexpectedly

Father William Baer dies unexpectedly

| January 14, 2018 | 12 Comments

A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Jan. 22, followed by an all-night vigil until 7 a.m. Jan. 23 at Transfiguration.

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Transfiguration campaign aims to bolster Mass participation

Transfiguration campaign aims to bolster Mass participation

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

A fall initiative at Transfiguration in Oakdale has put commitment to Sunday Mass in the forefront.

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Consolation and desolation

Consolation and desolation

| Deacon Brian Eckrich | March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Gospel reading for this second Sunday of Lent presents us with St. Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration. Jesus takes Peter, James and John to the top of Mount Tabor, where “he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.”

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Transfiguration’s altars dedicated

Transfiguration’s altars dedicated

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens blessed both a new rear altar and the renewed altar of worship at Transfiguration Church in Oakdale, Minnesota.

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The fog and the mystics

The fog and the mystics

| John Garvey | December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why is it that saints and mystics are shrouded in fog when they approach God? An anonymous 14th-century English mystic called it “the cloud of unknowing.”

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