Featured Events

Conversations with Father Fred

with Father Fred Wendell
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., FLC
April 23, May 7

Fr. Fred has been a priest for many years and has much wisdom to share.  He will delve into many subjects that you may have questions about.  Such topics could include:  Moral and World Issues.  Pope Francis.  Did it make a difference in the Church that we know today?   Come for a cup of coffee and bring your questions. 

[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Church History/Doctrine]

 


 

Monday Night Live!

with Ruth Elsbree
Mondays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., online with Facebook LIVE! or in the Adult Ed/OCI Room
April 16

 "Like" our Transfiguration Catholic Church Facebook page and join us online as we unpack subjects concerning our different journeys in faith.  Not able to be physically present?  Join us on Facebook LIVE! Turn your notifications to ON and join us from wherever you are.  Don't forget to bring your questions.

  • April 16 - "Confessions of a Convert" discussion panel

Join Ruth and a panel of Catholic Converts as they share their personal journeys to the Catholic Faith and answer questions from the audience.

More DATES and more HOT TOPICS coming soon.  Stay tuned!

To sign up for the Monday Night LIVE! series, click HERE. 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Church History/Scripture] 


 


A Catholic Approach to Bio-Ethics

with Deacon Paul Franklin
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Adult Ed/OCI Room

This (4) four session course will provide an introduction to bioethics and decision making from a Catholic perspective.  It will cover foundations of Catholic morality and ethical decision making as well as beginning of life and end of life issues.  Participants will have the opportunity to participate in case studies.

  • February 1 - Foundations of Catholic Morality - Did you MISS this class?
    --Click HERE to view Paul's Video Presentation
    --Click HERE to download/print Paul's PowerPoint Presentation
  • March 1 - Beginning of Life Issues - Did you MISS this class?
    --Click HERE to view Paul's Video Presentation
    --Click HERE to download/print Paul's PowerPoint Presentation
  • May 3 - End of Life Issues
  • May 24 - An Integrated Approach to Catholic Bioethics

To sign up for Bio-Ethics, click HERE.
If you will need Childcare, please sign up 3 days in advance by clicking HERE.

[Catechist credit earned: 2.0 hours per class for Morality ~ intermediate and advanced certification]


 

History of the Crusades

with Tom Welch
Thursday, January 25, 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

  • History of the Crusades:  Why?  When?  Who?  The Aftermath.

To view a video recording of Tom's prentation, click HERE.
Coming soon...Tom's PowerPoint download.

[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Church History] 


 

Journeys of the Catholic Evangelists

with Tom Welch
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

  • Journeys of the Catholic Evangelists: The Treks and Fates of Catholic Evangelists from the disciples to the 20th Century.

To sign up for Journeys of the Catholic Evangelists with Tom Welch, click HERE.
If you will need Childcare, please sign up 3 days in advance by clicking HERE.

[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Church History] 


 

Understanding Poverty: If Not Me, then Who?  Understanding Poverty, Empowering our Neighbors

with John Berry
Monday 23, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room 

This "Poverty Awareness" Training is to provide a deeper understanding of the many different life experiences of poverty along with the best practices and tools for improving outcomes.  The information gained in this training includes poverty competency tools for improving communications and relationships, as well as strategies for planning and creating systemic change.

Our presenter, John Berry, has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia since 2006.  Additionally, he is a certified trainer for Communication Across Barriers, Inc., an organization dedicated to broadening and improving opportunities for all people who live the war zone of poverty.

Please sign up for this class if at all possible.  We will be able to provide workbooks for all attendees if we know how many.  Of course, we would rather have you attend than not, so if you can drop in at the last minute then please do.

To sign up for Understanding Poverty, click HERE.
If you will need CHILDCARE for this class please sign up 3 days in advance, HERE.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Intermediate/Advanced Morality]


 

Faith & Fellowship Potluck

"Spiritual Recharge for Caregivers"

Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., FLC
Keynote Speaker: Father Fred Wendel

Join us for delicious food, great company and awesome conversation!  Are you part of an existing Small Faith Sharing Group? Are you interested in joining one of our Small Faith Sharing Groups to fit YOUR schedule?  Would you consider starting a NEW group?  All are welcome.  Bring a dish to share, meet new people, enjoy old friends, hear what Father Fred has prepared for us.  This conversation is for EVERYONE. We hope to see you there. 

Sneak a peak on some discussion points from our keynote speaker, Father Fred:

  • Care for aging or dying parent
  • Care for drug addicted child or sibling
  • Care for a terminally ill  child
  • Care for a disabled child
  • Care for a wounded warrior
  • Care for spouse injured or declining health

Questions we might have: 

  • Why me?  We are being called by God to serve?
  • Do we recognize the blessing of being called to this service?
  • Its ok to acknowledge that it's not fun, it's difficult and most times thankless, its OK.
  • But, how do I spiritually cope with this situation and these feelings?
  • These feelings are impacting or damaging my relationship with my family!
  • Doing the right thing does NOT equal reward
  • How should we respond to someone in one of these situations that says "I just don't want to deal with this anymore"?
  • What is the Catholic Church's perspective and guidance on this matter? 

If possible, please RSVP HERE (for hospitality purposes).  Last minute attendance is welcome, signing up in advance helps us to set up the room and have plenty of beverages for everyone.

Will you be needing Childcare?  Please SIGN UP HERE.  This does require a 3 day advance reservation.

NEW! Spirituality Studies

Discernment:  Reading the Signs of Daily Life ~ a Henri Nouwen Study

with Bev Sauer and Maureen Ingalls
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life features the wisdom that spiritual leader and counselor Henri J. M. Nouwen brought to the essential question asked by every Christian and seeker: What should I do with my life?
 
Nouwen emphasizes listening to the Word of God—in our hearts, in the Bible, in the community of faith, and in the voice of the poor as a way to discern God’s plan.

To sign up for this Spirituality Study, contact Bev, bsauer(at)transfiguration.com.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality]

PREP Time Track Studies for Adults

Growing Up Catholic Parenting Series - The Spirituality of Work

led by Mike and Melissa Bell
Sundays, 8:20-9:35 a.m., Adult Lounge
The Spirituality of Work 6 week series. 
Join us at any time.

Working your way through this wonderful, crazy thing we call parenting? Join us as seasoned couples lead this 6-week series:  Family Matters. These faith-based, small-group discussions will center on the challenges and joys of parenting today. Let’s connect and start meaningful conversations about how our faith forms our parenting and way of life. Join us for as many sessions as you can. 

The Spirituality of Work

  • April 22 - Spiritual Disciplines
  • April 29 - Work/Life Balance

While this class is a series, we invite you to come when you can.  Hope to see you there!

If you will need Childcare, please sign up 3 days in advance by clicking HERE.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality] 


 

 NEW! Vatican II:  The Making of Today's Church 

with Marie LaSalle 
Sundays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Lounge
Join us at anytime.

Blessed Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council, a significant event which, to this day, continues to affect the very flow of contemporary human history.  Set against a dramatic backdrop of world events, The Faithful Revolution:  Vatican II is the first filmed series to document this council, its decisions, and its profound impact on all of humanity.  Told through the eyes of many men and women who witnessed this event firsthand, The Faithful Revolution is an important historical documentary for people of all faiths. 

  • April 22 - Vatican II and our "separated brethren" , Who is the body of Christ
  • April 29 - How the 21st century relationship between the laity, priests. religious and bishops has its roots in Vatican II
  • May 6 - A Church in Mission, implementing Vatican II


 [Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Church Doctrine/Church History]



Drawing Closer to Christ: Catechism Study

with Bev Sauer
Mondays, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room 
Join us at anytime.

The meaning of Jesus means "God saves."  Here we consider what  that means to us personally and communally. 


If you will need Childcare, please sign up 3 days in advance by clicking HERE.

 


 

Drawing Closer to Christ: Catechism Study

with Suzanne Fragale
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Join us at anytime.

 

The meaning of Jesus means "God saves."  Here we consider what  that means to us personally and communally

If you will need Childcare, please sign up 3 days in advance by clicking HERE.

 


 

Catholicism DVD Series

 with Lori MacDonald
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Join us at anytime.

In breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claim more than one billion of the earth's people. Learn what Catholics believe and discover the fullness of the faith.

 

If you will need Childcare, please sign up 3 days in advance by clicking HERE.

Basic Catechist Certification Classes

Click here to sign up for any of the classes below.

All are welcome to brush up on the basics of our faith, earn credit for catechist certification, or both:

May 17:  Sacraments and Liturgy

with Sheila Murray, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

Summer Classes COMING SOON!

If you will need childcare for any of these classes, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.


 

Ongoing Study & Fellowship Groups

Pivotal Players DVD Study for Seniors

with Kathy Van Leuven
Mondays, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Join us at anytime.

CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players DVD series is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.

 


 

Senior Spirituality (Part 2)

with Marjie Schutz
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Join us at anytime.

Are you 50 or older? Join us for this new fellowship study group for seniors. We’ll start with the Bible Study in Plain English--The Old Testament - a perfect study for beginners yet a refreshing overview for those who are comfortable with the Bible!

 


 

Tuesday Evening Women in Faith

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., FLC
Sunday Scripture Study, now in session.
Join us at anytime.

Explore the weekly scripture readings for the following Sunday's Mass.

Interested? Contact Adela Kennelly


Journey

Psalms for All Seasons

Thursdays, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
with Ruth Elsbree
Join us at anytime.

The Book of the Psalms is a unique collection of the song-prayers of Israel. To study Psalms is to study prayer, ultimately to enter into prayer. The study will challenge participants to reflect on their own prayer and life experiences. Join us as we continue our journey in faith with a new scripture study.

Interested? Contact Ruth Elsbree


Thursday Evening Men’s Bible Study

Paul's Letter to the Ephesians (continuing)

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., FLC, now in session. 
Join us at anytime.

We begin our year studying Paul's Letter to the Galatians and follow it up with Paul's Letter to the Ephesians straight from scripture.

Interested? Contact Joe Floccari.


Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Seeds of the Word:  Finding God in the Culture - a Bishop Barron Book

Fridays, 7:00-8:00 a.m., FLC
Join us at anytime. 

Since the first century, Christians have detected "seeds of the Word" in the surrounding culture. No matter how charred or distorted the fragments, we can always uncover inklings of the Gospel, which can then lead people to God. Through this evocative collection of essays, Bishop Robert Barron finds those "seeds" in today's most popular films, books, and current events. How do Superman, Gran Torino, and The Hobbit illuminate the figure of Jesus? How does Bob Dylan convey the prophetic overtones of Jeremiah and Isaiah? Where can we detect the ripple of original sin in politics, sports, and the Internet culture? Finding the "seeds of the Word" requires a new vision. This book will train you to see.

Interested? Contact Rick Kime 


Friday Women in Faith

Fridays, 9:45-12:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Join us at anytime.

Choose from one of these four studies:

  • Psalms:  The School of Prayer by Jeff Cavins - facilitated by Becky Jaracz
  • Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelley - facilitated by Marjie Schutz
  • Sunday Scripture Study - facilitated by Rosemary Withrow
  • Stewardship of the Earth: a Threshold Bible Study - facilitated by Terry Utz

Interested? Contact Sandy Heath.  Click on any of the above titles to order the book or to learn more about each study. 

If you will need Childcare please sign up HERE 3 days in advance


Mourning & Hope

7:00-8:30 p.m. - 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, Room 108
Facilitated by Mary Gardner

Grief and loss are a part of life.  Sadly, many suffer alone.  Sharing your experiences with others can help. A trained listener will be on site.

 

Catholic Social Teachings

led by Chris Offen
Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

 

  •  Saturday, April 28

"A Catholic Look at War and Global Conflict."

An all day SPECIAL EVENT hosted by Transfiguration Catholic Church
Saturday, April 28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Family Life Center (FLC)
$10 Registration Fee (includes a Catered Lunch)
Scholarships Available - Contact Kat Doyle at kdoyle(at)archatl.com

Register at:  http://tiny.cc/globalconflict

presented by:

JUSTICE and PEACE MINISTRIES
Office of Life, Dignity and Justice
Archdiocese of Atlanta

Speakers include: 

  • Archdiocese of Atlanta Auxiliary Bishop Bernard E Shlesinger, III
  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
  • Pax Christi International

Join us for an all-day program, carried out in a respectful and thought provoking environment, to learn more about where the Catholic Church stands on Just War and Armed Conflict.

Sessions include a status report on the landscape of global conflict, an overview of Catholic theology on just war, prayerful consideration of the collateral damage of war, a discussion on alternative solutions to war, and a look at how the Catholic Church is working to heal the wounds of war.

 


 

  • Monday, May 14 - The Soldier: Re-Entry into Society
    7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

presented by
Father Fred Wendel

More information on this topic coming soon.

These meetings are presented by Catholic Social Teachings and is part of a series of discussions on timely topics that impact our lives and our world. Mark your calendar, invite a friend, and sign up for the discussion and childcare.

To sign up for a Catholic Social Teachings Presentation, click HERE.
If you will need Childcare, please sign up 3 days in advance by clicking HERE.

Current Adult Education Videos


Conversations with Fr. Fred Series


Transfiguration Facebook Live Series


Visio Divina - Art & Advent with Dale Molnar

History of the Crusades with Tom Welch

"Bioethics: A Catholic Approach" Series with Deacon Paul Franklin

Optional PowerPoint Download/Printable click HERE

Adult Confirmation Classes

Sundays, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins March 18

Transfiguration Catholic Church offers Confirmation Classes each year to Adults that have been baptized and have First Holy Eucharist in the Catholic Church.  The classes will run for 6 sessions on the following dates:

  • April 22: Basics of the Bible with Bill McGregor
  • May 6: Prayer and Spirituality with Maureen Ingalls
  • May 20: Confirmation Mass at noon with Reception to follow!

Contact Bev, bsauer(at)transfiguration.com or 770-977-1442 x 128 for more information.

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  • Ignatius_House_Garden_Picture_400x400.jpgIgnatius House Jesuit Retreat Center
    6700 Riverside Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    Phone: (404) 255-0503

    What is Ignatius House?  Learn more HERE.
    Transfiguration's very own parishioners, Mike and Veronika Monteleone are Ambassadors to this wonderful retreat center.  For questions or help signing up for future Ignatius House events you can contact them at mikemontel(at)comcast.net.

  • Interested in joining our hospitality team for Adult Education classes and events? We set up drinks and treats, serve as a welcoming presence, and put everything away afterwards. Come a little early and stay a little after at events you already plan to attend, and become a part of our team.

    To find out more or join us, please contact Bev.

  • All adult education classes meet in the Adult Ed/OCI room unless otherwise noted. Please visit our Adult Ed page for links to sign up for classes; if you need assistance signing up, please contact Bev Sauer, 770-977-1442 x128, or bsauer(at)transfiguration.com,  or Karla Colman, kcolman(at)transfiguration.com. Registration is encouraged, but not required unless otherwise noted. Classes can be cancelled for various reasons (weather, sickness, etc.). Only registered participants can be notified.
    Babysitting is available for Adult Education classes with reservations at least 3 days in advance. To sign up, click HERE. For questions about childcare, please call Karla Colman, 770-977-1442, ext. 138, or email kcolman(at)transfiguration.com.

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  • Catholic Update

  • Ignatius House

  • Adult Education Hospitality

  • Registration & Childcare