SOJOURNERS (Adult Faith Formation)

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What is Adult Education & Faith Formation? Why is it for you?

(from the Archdiocese of Atlanta)

 “The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.”

Three major goals guide and direct our efforts in adult faith formation: 

1. Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life.
2. Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community.
3. Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World.  

We have been challenged by this mission statement.  Join us in "Our Great Journey" in Faith and let us know how we are doing and how we can better serve you in the future.

Sojourners in Christ,
Bev & Karla
Your Adult Faith Formation Team

Journey Classes are NOT meeting the week of 9/23-9/26

JOURNEY ADULT FAITH FORMATION CLASSES

Journey Classes are held during the "Our Great Journey" elementary, middle and high school class times.  Join us while your child is in class. 
Childcare is available, and FREE, for all sessions.
 


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Growing Up Catholic Parenting Series

with Karla Colman
Sundays, 8:20 a.m.-9:35 p.m., Adult Lounge
join us anytime

Growing Up Catholic Parenting series contains three 6-week lessons.  There is no pre-reading or homework.  Just drop in when you can while your child is in class for good conversation, great company and a cup of coffee (or tea). 

Parenting with Joy

  • September 30:  Sexuality and Loving Our Bodies
  • October 7:  Passing on Faith
  • October 14:  An Expanding Love

Taming Technology

  • October 21:  Families and Screen Time
  • October 28:  People Over Screens
  • November 4:  The Modern Time Crunch
  • November 11:  Video Games and Social Media
  • November 25:  Setting Healthy Limits
  • December 2:  Writing a Family Agreement

Family Matters (coming in the New Year)

If you will need CHILDCARE for this class please sign up 3 days in advance for Nursery HERE.
Childcare is FREE!

[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for  Faith & Moral Development-intermediate/advanced certification]

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The Study of Mark: Jesus the Suffering Servant

with Lou Ann Piantieri & Bev Sauer
Sundays, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
join us anytime

Mark wrote his gospel for the persecuted church in Rome.  This first half of the gospel focuses on the questions for all disciples, "Who do you say I am?"  In his fast-paced gospel, Mark highlights those parts of the tradition that will help the church understand Jesus better and follow him more faithfully.  Join Lou Ann and Bev in this study as we learn together that following Jesus requires radical conversion, deep faith in him, and constant readiness for the coming of God's Kingdom.

The Study of Mark will follow the Cobb County School Calendar and meet during your ChrisTeen's class time.  Join us at your convenience.  There is no pre-reading or homework for this class.

If you will need CHILDCARE for this class please sign up 3 days in advance for Nursery HERE.
Childcare is FREE!

[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification] 

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Study of "the Mass in Scripture - a Threshold Study

with Gail Sharber
Mondays, 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins Monday, August 27

Using the new translation of the Roman Missal, this study explores the biblical foundation of each element of the Mass, deepening love for the Eucharist, moving readers through study, reflection, prayer, and action.

Join Gail as she leads us through each chapter with the ancient practice of Scripture immersion, Lectio divina, and explores complex topics with sequential steps of study, meditation, and internalization.

 

If you will need CHILDCARE for this class please sign up 3 days in advance for Nursery HERE.
Childcare is FREE!

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Traits of a Healthy Spirituality by Melannie Svoboda, SND

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

Sr. Melannie provides a true reality check to help us determine how we live our faith today.  Please join us as we explore the "signs" rooted in everyday life that are based on Scripture.  This journey will help us to judge where we stand in terms of our Christian Spirituality, and how to advance on our Faith Journey or how to begin it. 

There is no homework. Come explore, meditate, question, reflect and pray with us. 

If you will need CHILDCARE for this class please sign up 3 days in advance for Nursery HERE.

Childcare is FREE!

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Study of the Catholic Catechism: The Human Journey of Faith

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

The Catechism begins, not with a discourse on God, but with a consideration of the human heart.  In our hearts we find the longing that leads to faith, and we find that being with God is the only way to happiness.

Join Lori as she lead us through main themes of our faith that speak to our hearts:  the Inborn Hunger for God, the Response to Revelation is Faith, Made in God's Image, the Human Inclination to Sin, Mercy, Grace, and Sin, the Dignity of the Human Person, and the Communion of Saints and the End of Life.

If you will need CHILDCARE for this class please sign up 3 days in advance for Nursery HERE.
Childcare is FREE!

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Ongoing Weekly Classes

Weekly classes meet throughout the school year and follow the Cobb County Public Schools calendar.  Attendance is not mandatory every week, but suggested.  Some classes may require that you purchase a book. 


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Spirituality on Tuesdays: The Gospel of John in the Holy Land

with Maureen Ingalls and Kathy Van Leuven
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
now in session

This 14-part video series is an exploration into the Gospel of John. By retracing the actual steps through the Holy Land of the events and accounts of this gospel, Vanier recreates a vivid and intimate portrait of what is often called the mystical gospel.

This series looks deep into the gospel, and in so doing brings viewers further into the heart of God, whose boundless love for humanity manifests itself in the life and times of Jesus. Vanier notes, The Gospel of John is the gospel of relationship, and we will see it is a growing relationship with Jesus. And this is not only the gospel of relationship, but also of transformation.... We will discover through this gospel that human beings need to be gradually transformed to enter into a fullness of love. 
 

If you will need CHILDCARE please sign up 3 days in advance by clicking HERE.
Childcare is FREE!

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Senior Bible Study: "Bible Study in Plain English"
New Testament Study

with Marjie Schutz
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Join us at anytime.

Are you 50 or older? Join our "motley" group of seniors for fellowship and study of our Catholic faith. We’ll start with the Bible Study in Plain English--The NEW Testament - a perfect study for beginners yet a refreshing overview for those who are comfortable with the Bible!  

We open our meetings with a discussion on Fr. Fernando's Sunday reflection.  Then we delve into the "meat and potatoes" of our study.  We never know what side topics on our Catholic faith and teachings will surface.  We guarantee you that our discussion is lively, varied and interesting.  This year we will continue to overview the New Testament using "The Bible in Plain English".  The study material is provided.   

You will not be expected to read the New Testament in its entirety.  The study guide suggests specific passages on specific themes in the various books to give you a flavor of the book and its message.  

Interested and/or have questions?  Contact Marjie Schutz.

 [Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Tuesday Evenings WOMEN IN FAITH
"If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat" by John Ortberg 

with Adela Kennedy
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., FLC
now in session

Women in Faith will pray and make rosaries with the Ladies Auxiliary the
FIRST TUESDAY of each month in lieu of the weekly class.

Consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone.  Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and trust in God.  The experience is terrifying.  It's thrilling beyond belief.  It's everything you'd expect of someone worthy to be called Lord. 

Interested and/or have questions?  Contact Adela Kennelly

 [Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Pathfinders Class:  Study of the Psalms

with Ruth Elsbree
Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Join us at anytime

Dare to expect a new world through the power of prayer. That is the challenge offered by Psalms for All Seasons. John Craghan says that by praying the Psalms, readers will discover radical newness in their lives as they align their hearts with God's will. The psalms are prayers of both praise and lament. They fill people with confidence and consolation. They teach to be thankful and wise. Psalms for All Seasons explores fifty-five of the most beautiful psalms in the Bible. The author's deft analysis places these ancient prayers squarely in contemporary times. By examining the structure, vocabulary, and themes of the psalms, he engages each example as a stunning prayer for the twenty-first century.

For questions or more information contact Ruth Elsbree:  elsbree7(at)yahoo.com

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Thursday Evening Men’s Bible Study

The Study of the book "Colossians"

NEW! Thursdays,  7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., FLC
join us anytime

Colossians is Paul's letter to the church at Colossae.  This letter was meant to disprove two errors created by false teaching.  Paul disproved these errors first , by declaring that Christ IS the Son of God and the first and upholding principle of all creation.  Second, that a believer's position in God as a son or daughter goes beyond any observance of man made rules of rigid asceticism.  True value is to be gained through cutting the instinctive actions of the flesh and living lives led by the Spirit.

Interested? Contact Joe Floccari.

 [Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study

"The Study of the Mass DVD Series" - a Bishop Robert Barron Study

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

Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and you'll be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. 

See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.

The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.

 

Interested? Contact Rick Kime 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Friday Women in Faith

Fridays, 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Bishop Hall
join us anytime

This fall Women in Faith will be offering 6 of the following studies from which to choose:

SUNDAY SCRIPTURE

Reflecting on Sunday's Readings (Scriptures) is a small-group bible study on the Sunday Mass readings.  The study introduces participants to small-group discussion materials based on the Scripture passages used in the upcoming Sunday's Mass. Each weekly study provides an introductory reflection on some aspect of the readings or on personal spirituality. Each passage is printed along with a few questions designed to engage the heart and stimulate discussion.  The monthly download is FREE and studies can be reproduced as needed.  No book required,

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

CARE OF THE EARTH

This will be an engrossing, interactive study that can entice you to consume conscientiously, connect honestly and conserve substantially.  It is a dive into Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’, addressing local folks in our area about ecology and showing how biblically we can live joyfully and mindfully, it will involve speakers and possibly a field trip to the Botanical Gardens.  In the end, we hope you will learn to do many small things for the Earth with great love.  No book required.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-intermediate/advanced certification]

HAVING A MARY HEART IN A MARTHA WORLD by Joanna Weaver

The life of a woman today isn’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament.  Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet, but the daily demands of a busy world just won’t leave you alone.  Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve Him…yet you struggle with weariness, resentment and feelings of inadequacy.  Jesus invites you to choose ”the better part,” a joyful life of intimacy with Him that flows naturally into loving service.  This book helps all of us, Marys and Marthas to draw closer to our Lord; deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.  Book required.

Price of book approx. $9

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality-intermediate/advanced certification]

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW by Stephen J. Binz (Threshold Bible Study)

Threshold Bible Study is a dynamic, informative and inspiring way to enter into a deeper relationship with God through Scripture.

This study will help you understand the scope of this gospel, the clear advice it offers for the church and its personal implications for our lives.  The small group discussions will help you discover deeper insights and help open the doors of our hearts to the risen Christ.  Book required.

Price of book approx. $12. 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

THE RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON by Henri Nouwen

In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.  Book required.

Price of book approx. $12

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Faith and Moral Development-intermediate/advanced certification]

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible by Jeff Cavins

This is a great way to get your feet wet and learn how to begin authentic Catholic Bible study. Your Bible study group will: Learn the 14 narrative books of the Bible and the 12 major time periods of salvation history. Discover the major people, places, events, & themes of the Bible. Study the six covenants God made with humanity, leading to the establishment of the Catholic Church. See how the 14 narrative books fit in with the other 59 books of the Bible.  Book required.

Price of book approx. $20 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

Books for the studies can be purchased on your own through Amazon or other outlets or you can let us know if you want us to purchase the book for you through Transfiguration.

For questions or more information please contact:

Carolyn            carolynaconnelly(at)gmail.com
Becky               beckyjaracz(at)yahoo.com
Therese           theresedelashmutt(at)gmail.com

 

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

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Basics of Our Catholic Faith Series

  • Click HERE to sign up for any of the classes below.
  • 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.

Brush up on the Basics of our Catholic Faith. Transfiguration's Adult Faith Formation Team offers eight (8) classes two times a year that cover the Basic Tenants of our Faith. Join us for one or all classes offered.

Are you looking to earn a Catechist Certification? These classes cover the basic requirements to become a Certified Catechist.


Thursday, October 18: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
What the Church Believes: The Creed
with John Utz

We learn it and pray it weekly, sometimes daily. But, do we REALLY know, as Catholics, what we are professing?

Saturday, October 20: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Points of Grace: Sacraments & Liturgy
with Sheila Murray

Join us as we reflect on celebrating liturgy and the sacramental life of the Church. All are invited.

Thursday, November 8: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
God Promised/God Revealed: Scripture and Divine Revelation
with Jean Sherwood

God reveals Himself to us through both Holy Scripture and Tradition handed down to us from apostolic times. Divine Revelation was completed at the death of the last apostles, and since then no new revelation has been made. How does the Church use these tools to decide on points of faith?

Thursday, January 10: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
with Myra West-Allen
Continue Christ's Mission with Ministry of Catechesis

YOU can receive, understand, celebrate, live & communicate Christ’s Mission through the Ministry of Catechesis. What is Catechesis, and how can it be beneficial to you and the people you encounter daily?

Thursday, February 7: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Ages and Stages: Faith and Moral Development
with Joyce Guris

The stages of faith are like rings of a tree. Just like a tree adds one ring on top of another, we do not leave the needs of the earlier stages behind after we expand into the next stage. We continue to need the faith experiences of the earlier stages throughout our lives.

Saturday, March 23: 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
How to Avoid Hell: Morality and the 10 Commandments
with Bill Garrity

Let’s focus on the basic concepts of Catholic Moral Theology and how the Ten Commandments are the foundation of these concepts. How are they relevant today?

Thursday, April 25: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
A Pathway to God: Prayer & Spirituality
with Bev Sauer

This class will focus on the various ways we pray and the rich diversity of Catholic spirituality. All are invited who would like to grow in their prayer life, or who would like to more fully understand their spiritual walk.

Thursday, May 9: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Church History & Development
with Tom Welch

Learn the role of the Church and how it developed from the times of the apostles to modern day.

 


 

  • Click HERE to sign up for any of the classes above.
  • 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.

 


 

Catholic Social Teachings

led by Chris Offen
Thursdays (monthly-see dates and topics below), 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

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.


 

October 11:  Refugee Migration: A Catholic Perspective
with Mr. Mark Harding

If you are like us, it is hard to keep up with all the recommendations and changes on the current situation involving immigrants and refugees.  Join Mark as informs us of current events and policies,  and leads us through an impactful discussion.  This is especially important as we go to the polls the following month to vote.  Come and get an update!  More info HERE.

November 19 (Monday):  Discussion:  The Pope's Statement on the Death Penalty
with Fr. Fred Wendel

January 24:  Racial Justice
presented by Father Vic Galier

Fr. Vic, will once again, come talk with us about Racial Justice, but include the Most recently published position-paper from the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.  As a pastor at a predominantly African-American parish in S.W. Atlanta, he brings a unique perspective.  You won't be disappointed!

February 14:  TBD

March 14:  Inclusiveness of the LBGTQ in the Catholic Church
with Fr. Brian McNavish, Parochial Vicar at Transfiguration Catholic Church

What does the Church say about the inclusiveness of our LBGTQ brothers and sisters?  Join Father Brian and learn the facts about this contemporary topic.

SAVE THE DATE!
THIRD ANNUAL REFUGEE WELCOMING COLLECTION WEEKEND
MARCH 16 & 17, 2019

April 11:  The Dignity of Man
with Tom Reichert

May 16:  TBD

 


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.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-intermediate/advanced certification]

Thursday Night Live!

Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., online with Facebook LIVE! or in the Adult Ed/OCI Room

 "Like" our Transfiguration Catholic Church Facebook page and join us online as we unpack subjects concerning our different journeys in faith. These presentations will be broadcast on their given dates via Transfiguration's Facebook page and are interactive.  You are welcome to join us with your physical presence in the Adult Ed classroom OR join us on Facebook LIVE! Turn your notifications to ON and tune in from wherever you are.  Don't forget to bring your questions. 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


Becoming Catholic
with Bill Garrity

This presentation was made on Thursday, September 13.  Click HERE to view it.

What does it mean to “Become Catholic?”  How can YOU become part of the faith and how can WE, as Catholics, facilitate the process?  Join Bill as he unpacks the journey with 4 key components:
•Inquiry
•Catechumenate
•Purification & Enlightenment
•Mystagogia 

January 3 - The Eucharist: Is it Really the Body and Blood?
with John Utz

More information coming soon! 

January 17 - TBD
with John Berry

 More information coming soon!

March 7 - Catholic Social Teaching
with Chris Offen

Chris will talk about how Catholic Social Teachings topics can help us identify our own gifts and interests, and lead us to our own unique paths for all of us ask the question, "How can WE follow the footsteps of Jesus?"

April 4 - Holy Week Presentation
with Terrance Glamp

 

To sign up for a Thursday Night LIVE! class, click HERE.

If you will need CHILDCARE please sign up 3 days in advance HERE.
Childcare is FREE!

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


 

 Guest Speakers & Events


 

Go directly to the class by clicking on the link or scrolling down.


 

Conversations with Father Fred

with Father Fred Wendel
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., FLC
October 15, 29, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 8

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. 

Join us for special presentation on October 29.  Father Brian will be joining Father Fred in a can't miss discussion on "The Making of a Catholic Priest."  Father Fred and Father Brian will walk us through their personal formation experience.  

[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Church History/Doctrine-intermediate/advanced certification] 

 

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The Study of the Mass DVD Series - a Bishop Robert Barron Study

with Deacon Dave Fragale
Mondays, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
September 17, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12

Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and you'll be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. 

See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.
 
The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.
 
To sign up for this class click HERE.
If you will need CHILDCARE for this class click HERE.
Childcare is FREE!
 


 

Music as Prayer

with Deacon Dave Fragale
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

More information coming soon.  

 

To sign up for this class click HERE. 
If you will need CHILDCARE for this class click HERE.
Childcare is FREE!

 

 [Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Prayer and Spiritualtiy-intermediate/advanced certification] 

 

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Morning of Reflection:  Embracing the Autumn Years - "The Joys & Challenges of Aging"

with Maureen Ingalls
Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

  • Have you ever considered aging as a spiritual practice?
  • Have you allowed your age to define who you are?
  • During this Morning of Reflection we will ponder these questions in quiet time and share our own life experiences in small groups.  While not denying the challenges of growing older, we will emphasize he joys and possibilities for those living in the Autumn years.

Our Morning of Reflection will begin with 9:00 a.m. mass followed by hospitality in the Adult Ed/OCI Room at 9:30 a.m.

To sign up for this class click HERE.

If you will need CHILDCARE for this class click HERE.
Childcare is FREE!
 
[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Church History/Doctrine-intermediate/advanced certification] 
 


 

How the Irish Saved the World

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

More information coming soon!
 
 
To sign up for this class click HERE.
If you will need CHILDCARE for this class click HERE.
Childcare is FREE!
 
[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Church History-intermediate/advanced certification] 
 


 

Religion and Spirituality

 with John Utz
Thursday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
 
What is religion and what is spirituality?  Are they the same?  Are they related?  Do we practice religion, or do we live it?  What about spirituality?  Come join a discussion about them both.
 
 

To sign up for this class click HERE.

If you will need CHILDCARE for this class click HERE.
Childcare is FREE!
 
[Catechist credit earned:  1.5 hours per class for Spirituality-intermediate/advanced certification] 
 
 

SAVE THE DATE!
THIRD ANNUAL REFUGEE WELCOMING COLLECTION WEEKEND
MARCH 16 & 17, 2019


 

Lenten Mission

Save the Dates!  March 24, 25 & 26

 Led by Monsignor Patrick Bishop, Maureen Hunt, and Rod Voss.

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Adult Confirmation Classes

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. Classes for 2019 will be posted after January 1, 2019. Please check back with us.

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


Becoming Catholic a.k.a. Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA)

The rite of the Church by which non-Catholics become Catholic. The rite begins with an inquiry period and lasts until an individual is prepared to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist).

Adult Programs

BECOMING CATHOLIC
This is an ongoing journey of preparation. We invite all interested to contact the Parish Office or drop by the Inquiry Class on Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Room 104. For information on the adult program,
Contact: Bev Sauer and Karla Colman in the Adult Ed Office .....770-977-1442 x128 or Bill Garrity ..... 770-552-8079

Children's Programs

For information on programs for children (Grades 3 through 12), call Sheila Murray ..... 770-977-1442, Ext. 149 or the Journey Office .....770-977-1442, Ext. 125. Children must complete one full year of religious education before entering the OCIC program.

 

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.

Contact Mary Gardner, catape(at)aol.com

 

Faith Sharing Groups

Transfiguration Catholic Church offers off-site Faith Sharing Groups. These groups meet on various days and times of day. If you are interested in joining a Faith Sharing Group near you or would like to host a group in your own home please contact us.

Contact Chris and Mariela Reilly, reillycmgd(at)aol.com for more information.

SAVE THE DATE!

Friday, November 16, 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m., FLC
Faith Sharing Potluck

Bring a dish to share and join us for a faith filled evening full of delicious food and great company at Transfiguration's Family Life Center. It's an opportunity to see what other Faith Sharing groups are up to, join a group, or meet new friends.  Fr. Fred will be speaking on the value and importance of sharing your faith in small groups.

Click HERE to let us know you're coming.

If you will need CHILDCARE click HERE.
Childcare is FREE!

 

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Current Adult Education Videos


Transfiguration Facebook Live Series


Passing on God's Love with Rod Voss


Ephesus: The Virgin Mary's Last Home on Earth


The Mystery & Miracles of Fatima


Fr. Bill Casey: Our Lady of the Rosary

Adult Faith Formation Hospitality Team

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.

 


 

Registration & Childcare

All adult education classes meet in the Adult Ed/OCI room unless otherwise noted. Please visit our Upcoming Events 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/childcare is available for almost ALL Adult Faith Formation classes with reservations at least 3 days in advance. To sign up for childcare, click HERE. For questions about childcare, please call Karla Colman, 770-977-1442, ext. 138, or email kcolman(at)transfiguration.com.

Holy Name Society

Holy Name hosts a full Breakfast Buffet and brings in Guest Speakers to talk on various topics of interest in and around the Catholic Church.  Tickets go on sale two weekends before the event after all mass times and are available through the front office as well.  Check the schedule below and mark your calendars.
Ticket cost: $5/person

Speaker & Breakfast Schedule

Saturdays (see below for specific dates), 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
join us for mass in the Chapel at 9:00 a.m.

October 13:  Grandparents/Parents Passing on the Faith
with Joyce Guris

December 15:  TBD
with Monsignor Pat

February 2:  Internet Predators/Sex Trade
with Breon Haskett

June 15:  A Deacon's Story
with Dave Fragale

August 3, 2019:  God Recalculates our Journey
with Maureen Hunt

October 5, 2019:  Dealing with Loss
with Maureen Nejedly

December 14, 2019:  A New Priest's Story
with Fr. Brian McNavish

 

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6700 Riverside Drive Atlanta, GA 30328 Phone: (404) 255-0503

What is Ignatius House? Learn more HERE.

Questions about Ignatius House events? contact Mike & Veronika Monteleone at: mikemontel(at)comcast.net