13 May 2020

Dear Transfiguration family,

Christ is Risen!

With utmost concern for the health and well-being of our parishioners, and our Ogden and northern Utah community, we the Parish Council have come to the difficult decision to postpone indefinitely the Greek Food Festival, in light of the unprecedented threat of the novel coronavirus. As this is our most significant source of income as a parish, we ask every steward who is able to consider increasing their stewardship, helping to blunt the financial impact of this loss. We look forward to working with our Stewardship Chairman, Troy Cutrubus, to develop a robust stewardship campaign and help move the parish to a less-vulnerable financial support system.

Regarding the reopening of the parish to public worship within the guidelines given us by Church and state officials, we have chosen to maintain our current practice of live-streaming the services without the parishioners present. We have established a Compliance Team which will be working to establish how we will implement those guidelines safely and effectively, and we will reassess the potential of reopening in a later meeting, scheduled for June 1st.

In the mean time, His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah has allowed that his priests may set appointments in the church or at private homes for the faithful to receive the sacraments. If you would like to receive Holy Communion, Unction, or Confession, please call Fr. Patrick directly (419-234-3632) and he will arrange it with you.

In Christ,

The Parish Council