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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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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
April 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: Barking to the Choir by Gregory Boyle

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins May 7 - join us anytime.

In a moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship.

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

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Seniors on Tuesdays: "Sunday Scripture Study"

with Marjie Schutz and Margaret Shugart
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 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.


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


Interested and/or have questions? Contact Adela Kennelly


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


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

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Thursday Evening Men’s Bible Study

Sunday Scripture Study

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., FLC
SUMMER DATES!  June 6, 20, July 18, August 1, 15, 7:00 p.m., FLC - join us anytime!

Join us for a walk through Sunday's Scripture.

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

Threshold Bible Study:  Acts of the Apostles [1-14] - Church of the Holy Spirit, Part 1

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

Author: Stephen J Binz

The most thrilling and adventurous book of the Bible, Acts shows us Christianity being lived for the first time. It takes us to some of the great cities of the ancient world. It introduces us to all kinds of people: apostles, prophets, martyrs, philosophers, governors, kings, merchants, jailers, and sailors. It narrates for us a variety of events: dramatic spiritual experiences, missionary journeys, trials and imprisonments, powerful speeches that provoke dramatic responses, sea voyages and a shipwreck, and the clash of ancient cultures. And it invites us to see the adventure continuing on and on in our lives.



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
join us anytime

Summer Session:
“Catholic Mosaic:  Ministry of Supporting and Inspiring Communion”

  • June 21-“The Saints: Finding Companions for Your Life’s Journey” with Elizabeth Ficocelli
  • June 28-“With Jesus: Praying and Following the Ceaseless Act of Love” with Sr. Faustina Maria
  • July 12-“With Mary: Your Beautiful, Loving, Generous, and Caring Mother” with Sarah Reinhard
  • July 19-“With God: Growing Closer to God with the Scriptures” with Sonja Corbitt

For questions or more information please contact:

Carolyn carolynaconnelly(at)
Becky beckyjaracz(at)
Therese theresedelashmutt(at)


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

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Defending Your Faith: 8 Simple Building Blocks

To know your faith is to defend your faith. How well do you know your faith? Take the opportunity this summer to participate in Transfiguration's first online interactive class. See what's in store and sign up for notifications each time we post a new "building block" online. Each class will take 10 minutes of your time and give you an idea of what we have waiting for you in the fall. Join us for one or all classes offered.

  • June 3: An Overview
  • June 10: What the Church Believes: The Creed
  • June 17: Continue Christ’s Mission
  • June 24: Morality, Or How to Avoid Hell:
  • July 1: God Promised/God Revealed
  • July 8: History of the Church and Development
  • July 15: Points of Grace: Sacraments & Liturgy
  • July 22: Ages & Stages: Faith and Moral Development
  • July 29: A Pathway to God: Prayer and Spirituality



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.

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

 For more information click HERE!

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, 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.)

Did you miss a presentation?

The Eucharist: Is it Really the Body and Blood? (originally aired 1/3/2019)
with John Utz

View John's Facebook LIVE! presentation HERE!
Listen to John's presentation on Sound Cloud HERE!

Poverty in the USA (originally aired 1/17/2019)
with John Berry

View John's Facebook LIVE! presentation HERE!
John's PowerPoint is available HERE..

Making Giving Great Again (originally aired 2/11/2019)
with Terry Dunn, CFP, Diane Marine, CPA, and Sal Perillo, ESQ.

View the Facebook LIVE! presentation HERE.

Catholic Social Teaching
with Chris Offen

View the Facebook LIVE! presentation HERE.

Inclusiveness of the LBGTQ in the Catholic Church (originally aired 3/11/2019)
with Fr. Brian McNavish, Parochial Vicar at Transfiguration Catholic Church

View the Facebook LIVE! presentation HERE!

The Triduum, A Spiritual Journey (orignially aired 4/4/2019)
with Terrance Glamp

View the Facebook LIVE! presentation HERE!


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



Guest Speakers & Events


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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 6, 7:30 p.m. - Pentecost Evening of Reflection with Father Brian McNavish
June 9 - Confirmation will be celebrated at the Noon mass

Contact Bev, bsauer(at) 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

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 Maureen Nejedly and Michelle Steratt

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 Maureen Nejedly, mnejedly(at) or Michelle Steratt, amiari5(at)


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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, for more information.

Faith Sharing Potluck
 Stay tuned for a Fall date!!



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

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


Cursillo Ultreya Meetings: second Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Join us in the Adult Lounge for more information on upcoming retreat weekends

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. 

For more information on men's and women's Cursillo weekends go to


Breaking Open the Word
A Weekly Sunday Readings and Reflections Email - a GREAT way to start off your day!

Looking for a way to apply the Sunday readings to your life and experience the Mass more deeply? Try Breaking Open the Word! Sign up below to receive a weekly email breaking open the following Sunday's scriptures, and offering context to the readings and reflection questions to bring their message home in your day-to-day. 


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Transfiguration has a digital subscription to Catholic Update. If you’d like to receive a digital copy of this monthly publication, email Karla, kcolman(at)



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Sojourners (Adult Education) Video Library

Did you miss a presentation or would you like to view one of our Adult Faith Formation Videos again?

Click HERE to view our entire video library.



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.

June 15, 2019: A Deacon's Story
with Dave Fragale

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

October 12, 2019: Internet Predators/The Sex Trade
with Breon Haskett

December 14, 2019: Holy Humor Relative to the Season
with Ruth Elsbree

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