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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). 

Family Matters

  • January 6:   When Kids Ask Tough Questions
  • January 13:   The Child in the Pew
  • January 27:    Stress Survival Manual: How Faith can Help Your Family Cope
  • February 10:  Teaching Your Children Generosity
  • February 24:  Conversations Amidst a Noisy World
  • March 3:   Talking to Your Children About God

Lent Series

  • March 10; 1st Sunday of Lent
  • March 17:  2nd Sunday of Lent
  • March 24: 3rd Sunday of Lent
  • March 31 4th Sunday of Lent
  • April 7 5th Sunday of Lent
  • May 5: Last 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  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
join us anytime

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.

We will be supplementing Bishop Robert Barron's "The Mass" DVD series
as a review and to add to discussion.

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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The Gospel of John in the Holy Land by John Vanier

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

This 14-part DVD 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 in to a fullness of love.  

“Traits of a Healthy Spirituality” is currently in session at this time and will end in January.

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 Mystery of God

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

Out of love, God has revealed the divine to us gradually in deeds and in words, and most fully through Jesus Christ.

Join Lori as she guides us through these main themes:

  • God Reveals His Loving Plan of Goodness
  • Sacred Scripture is the Word of God
  • I Believe in God the Father
  • The Love of the Trinity
  • God, the Creator
  • Our Guide and Inspiration: The Holy Spirit

If you will need CHILDCARE for this class please sign up 3 days in advance for Nursery HERE.
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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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Transfiguration:  A Vatican II Church

with Marie LaSalle
Mondays, 7:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m.,  Adult Ed/OCI Room
January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 25, March 4, 11, April 8, 29

Transfiguration calls itself a Vatican II parish.  What does that mean?  Get to know your church and all it has to offer.  Can our rich catholic traditions meet today's world?  For most of us, our catholic education ends after high school, but our journeys as Catholics last a LIFETIME.  One of the charisms of the Catholic Church is that it is "semper reformada" (always reforming) to meet the challenges of the age.  Let's walk hand in hand with our church, in our faith, let us also meet the challenges of the age and be "semper reformada."

Let Marie know you're coming. SIGN UP HERE.

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

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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-a new study will begin January 29
More information listed below

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.

 NEW! Spirituality on Tuesdays:
Merton’s Palace of Nowhere by James Finley
with various facilitators
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins February 12

At the heart of the quest for spiritual identity are Thomas Merton's illuminating insights--leading from an awareness of the false and illusory self to a realization of the true self.

Special Presentation between spirituality studies:

USCCB Pastoral Letter- Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, a pastoral letter against racism.
Facilitated by Bill McGregor January 29 & February 5

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

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Seniors on Tuesdays: "The Women of the Gospels: Missionaries of God's Love"

with Marjie Schutz
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins January 8 - join us at anytime.

Are you 50 or older? Join our "motley" group of seniors for fellowship and study of our Catholic faith. 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.  The study material is provided.

The gospels portray women as significant and influential members of Jesus followers. This Bible study presents six examples of women in the gospels; disciples who encountered Jesus and spread his message of love. Sessions focus on Elizabeth, Mary's cousin and the mother of John the Baptist; Anna the prophetess who saw the baby Jesus in the Temple; the women who followed Jesus from Galilee; the mother of the sons of Zebedee; the Samaritan woman at the well; and Mary of Bethany. This study will help you discover how you can better follow Jesus and proclaim his love to the world. Each session provides the full Scripture text and a short commentary; questions for reflection, discussion, and personal application; In the Spotlight sections featuring wisdom from the saints and the church, root meanings of Greek words, and fascinating historical background.


 

During Lent: The Word Among Us Keys to the Bible - "Jesus' Journey to the Cross: A Love unto Death" by Jeanne Kun

Interested and/or have questions? Contact Marjie Schutz, or drop in anytime.

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

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Tuesday Evenings WOMEN IN FAITH
"The Mass" DVD Series by Bishop Robert Barron

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.  We meet in Room 107.

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

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: "Corinthians" a Little Rock Scripture Study

with Ruth Elsbree
Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins November 8

  • Explore how the believing community Corinth works through its new Christian faith under Paul's written guidance
  • Learn about true wisdom, the meaning of the Lord's Supper, the supreme importance of  love, the gifts of the Spirit, the nature of the resurrection, and more
  • Discover how the struggles of the community of Corinth could easily be our own and how Paul invites us to find unity in the Gospel message

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 Gospel of John

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

When you read the other Gospels, you see that John’s Gospel is unique. There are only seven events in John’s Gospel that are in the other three Gospels. John pays more attention to the teachings of Jesus than he does to the events that occur. This Gospel has been called the “Spiritual Gospel” or the “Gospel to the Church.”  Join us on this journey of truth and revelation from the Apostle John.

Interested? Contact Joe Floccarior drop in at your convenience.

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

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Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study

"Psalms for All Seasons" - a Little Rock Scripture Study

Fridays, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m., FLC
begins January 11

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.

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Coming in January: "Study of the Psalms" - a Little Rock Scripture Study
begins January 11 - more information coming soon.

Interested? Contact Rick Kime, or drop in anytime.

[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
New Studies and Groups beginning in January 2019 - join us anytime

Women in Faith wishes you a very Merry Christmas!!
We look forward to seeing you in the NEW YEAR!

Beginning JANUARY 11, 2019, Women in Faith will be offering 5 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]

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]

PERFECTLY YOURSELF: DISCOVERING GOD'S DREAM FOR YOU by Matthew Kelly

This life-changing book addresses the opportunities and obstacles we encounter when we decide to ask life's BIG questions: Who am I? What am I here for? Full of powerful and practical lessons, Matthew Kelly shows us how to find lasting happiness in a changing world. Newly revised to reflect an even greater emphasis on spiritual growth and realizing God's dreams for us, Perfectly Yourself is a book for anyone who has failed at a diet, survived the collapse of a relationship, or wondered if he or she would ever find a fulfilling career. Kelly teaches us how to find the balance between accepting ourselves and striving to become all God dreams for us to become. It's a book for all of us who long to be at peace with who we are, where we are, and what we are doing, not in some distant tomorrow, but here and now today. Book required.

Price of book approx. $8

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

BOUNDLESS COMPASSION: CREATING A WAY OF LIFE by Joyce Rupp

"Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often downright challenging," writes Joyce Rupp, bestselling and award-winning author and retreat leader. The definitive Christian guide to compassion, Boundless Compassion is the culmination of Rupp's research and work as co-director of the Servite Center of Compassionate Presence. Through this personal transformation process for developing and deepening compassion, Rupp nudges, encourages, and inspires you to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and mission for his disciples. Book required.

Price of book approx. $14

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality-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, 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 a.m.-11:30 a.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 10 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.

 


 

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Catholic Social Teachings

led by Chris Offen
Thursdays (monthly-see dates and topics below), 7:30 p.m.-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.

 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.


 January 24:  Racial Justice

presented by Father Vic Galier

The Catholic Bishops have been working on a new communique on Racial Justice and it is expected to be made public by the end of calendar year 2018. Fr. Vic Galier, pastor of the parish St. Anthony of Padua located in SW Atlanta. Father. Vic will review the latest perspective from the new communication and provide some background and personal history as he takes the journey through the discussion of racial justice in today’s world. It will be a stimulating and information laden program. Mark your calendars, bring a friend, and sign up now.

February 14:  Human Trafficking
with Breon Haskett

Human trafficking is considered modern day slavery by many theologians. Atlanta is a major center in the country for human trafficking.  The suburbs of Atlanta are where the trafficking leaders get their victims. On February 14, 2019, 7:30PM in the Adult Ed Room, Catholic Social Teachings will have a program on this topic. The discussion will be led by Mr. Breon Haskett.  Breon has dedicated himself over the years on many social justice issues that plagued our community. Come to our meeting; have your questions answered; and see where you may be able to become disciples of Christ.

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
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April 11:  The Dignity of Man
with Tom Reichert

Does the Bible support violence or love? One can find references to support many modern-day issues from either side of the argument. A central theme of Catholic Social Teaching is human dignity. How do we rationalize the various conflicts within Scripture on the topic of Violence and Human Dignity. Tom will lead a discussion on these conflicts and provide some clarity on these struggles. Come to the meeting, bring a friend, and see how we can look through the prism of the Scriptures and support love and human dignity.

May 16:  A Journey to Justice:  A Woman's Work is Never Done
with Marian Monahan

Marian will speak on the following topics and current roles of women in the Catholic Church:

  • How women are working in the church
  • Why women are expected to use their gifts of the spirit in our community
  • What does the Catholic Church tell us about women/women's roles?  What does the future hold?
  • Historic female leaders, saints, scholars and role models

 


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]

Facebook Live! Series

Mondays & Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.-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.  Turn your notifications to ON and tune in from wherever you are.  Don't forget to bring your questions


Thursday, January 3 - The Eucharist: Is it Really the Body and Blood?

with John Utz

Is Jesus really present in the Eucharist? Many do not believe. Do you?  If so why do you believe? Come find the source and reasons for active belief.

Thursday, January 17 - Poverty in the USA
with John Berry

Participants will explore the realities of poverty in America through personal stories as well as exploring statistics and data. The session will also address some of the myths, attitudes, and biases surrounding people who struggle to build economic security. With this learning, participants be able to improve communication and relationships with neighbors who live in the crisis of poverty. 

(Special start time) Monday, February 11, 7:45 p.m. - Making Giving Great Again
with Terry Dunn. CFP, Diane Marine, CPA, and Sal Perillo, ESQ.

Join and Terry and Diane for a special MONDAY presentation of Thursday Night LIVE! as they discuss the benefits of "giving" not only for the recipient, but for you.  Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to:

    • Strategies to make the most effective use of charitable donations 
    • The new tax rules and giving
    • Your faith community and your legacy
    • Qualified charitable distributions
    • Bunching charitable donations

Thursday, 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.  "How can WE follow the footsteps of Jesus?"

Thursday, April 4 - The Triduum, a Spiritual Journey: Experience and Pray the Liturgies of our High Holy Days
with Terrance Glamp

The Triduum could be likened to a three-day prayer marathon, and if you are a novice or a pro, there may be some rituals that are unfamiliar to you. Take a few moments to prepare and celebrate the living events of Holy Week.  Learn, share and pray with others who walk the journey with Jesus.

Join Terrance as he walks us through:

  • The Parade of Palms
  • The Final Confrontation
  • The Holy Meal of Love
  • The Dark Garden
  • The Lonely Hill
  • The Day of Quiet
  • The Wonder-filled morning of Light and New Life

Experience the Triduum days with new eyes.

Thursday, May 23, Holy Humor
with Ruth Elsbree

Have you ever found yourself saying, “God really has a sense of humor!” If so, why is the Bible so serious? Come explore a joyful aspect of our faith that is often overlooked. In this workshop, Ruth invites participants to look at how ‘holy’ and ‘humor’ really do go together.

  • What is humor anyway? (It’s complicated! Find out why.)
  • Is there humor in the Bible? (Yes! There are reasons we miss it.)
  • Is it okay to be humorous on our faith journey? (Yes! Discover some guidelines.)
  • But I’m not really a funny person. (Pick up a few simple methods to get people to smile.)

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] 


 

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Conversations with Father Fred

with Father Fred Wendel
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., FLC
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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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]
 
 
 


A Disciple's Backpack

with Jean Sherwood
Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
 
This class is based on Joe Paprocki’s book, A Disciple’s Backpack. As we walk through life as one of Jesus’ followers, remember to take along your disciple’s backpack. In it you will carry the essentials: an abundant supply of water, adequate food for the journey, and a good tent for shelter. Bring along a good topographical map to guide you on the way, and make sure to pack the right clothing and the proper footwear to fend off blisters. Prepare for your continued spiritual journey with Jesus and the Holy Spirit as your veteran guides.
 

To sign up for this class click HERE. Check back for sign up 12-19-18

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]
 
 
 
 


Early Catholic Heresies

with Tom Welch
Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
 
Our faith is based on Scripture and tradition. Some of our traditions were shaped by resolving the heresies of the early church from the Gnostics to the Nestorians and Pelagius.

To sign up for this class click HERE. Check back for sign up 12-19-18

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


 

 

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Adult Confirmation Classes

Transfiguration offers Confirmation Classes each year to adults that have been Baptized and have First Holy Eucharist in the Catholic Church. The classes run for 6 sessions.

2019 Adult Confirmation Class Schedule:

Sundays, 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 19, June 2
June 19 - Confirmation will be celebrated at the Noon mass

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)

This is 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, Eucharist, and Confirmation).

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 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 p.m.-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

 


 

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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@aol.com for more information.

Faith Sharing Potluck
Spring Date to be Determined


 

 

"Make a friend. Be a friend.
Walk with that friend to Christ."

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

 

The Cursillo is an encounter with Christ.  Its mission is to bring Christ to others by learning how to embrace our vocation as laypersons.  It promotes a spiritual revitalization of our world.  By living a fully Christian life, we bring Christ to others, including members of our family, workplace, school, etc.  The Cursillo Movement provides a method and a technique to provide each of us with the tools, the mentality, the strength, and the support to make this natural type of evangelization possible. 

The Cursillo weekend is more a workshop than a retreat. It is an opportunity to learn, grow and share in Eucharist prayer, adoration, and personal reflection within the context of a Christian community.  The weekend is designed to inspire and encourage the deepening of faith and to develop a consciousness that we are called to be leaders in our environments. 

www.atlcatholiccursillo.org

Men's Cursillo Weekend #141
March 14-17, 2019

Women's Cursillo Weekend #135
March 21-24, 2019

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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.

December 15: Reflection on the Virgin Mary
with Monsignor Pat

Our guest speaker, Monsignor Patrick Bishop will reflect on the Virgin Mary, who is both the Mother of Christ and the Mother of the Church. Tickets ($5.00) can be purchased starting December 1 after all weekend Masses, in the parish office, and online. Breakfast will be in Bishop Hall.

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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