REV. FATHER BENEDICT DeLEON, IN RESIDENCE

Ordained March 22, 1980

Assigned Tahoe City July 1, 2015

Father Benedict DeLeone 1

MR. MICHAEL HOLLEY, PARISH DEACON

Ordained June 30, 2018

Assigned Tahoe City July 1, 2018

Deacon Michael Holley 1

Weekly Reflection by Deacon Michael Holley

In the Gospel reading this week, we hear how Jesus gives His disciples a glimpse of the glory His body will have after the resurrection. He wants them to realize that His upcoming passion is not the end, but rather a route He will be taking to reach His glorification. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote “For a person to go straight along the road, he must have some knowledge of the end. This is particularly necessary if the road is hard and rough…”. Through the miracle of the transfiguration, Jesus shows one of the qualities of glorified bodies –brightness. According to St. Matthew, “…the bodies of the saints shall shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” Lent provides us an opportunity to move away from our secular lives and move closer to Jesus, in effect, to move closer to the sainthood for which we all were created.