“Preparing for the Lord through Renewal”
Transfiguration has many events scheduled for Advent this year.
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To download a printable list of all of our events, click here.
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This year, the 4th Sunday in Advent falls on December 24.
Catholics are obliged to celebrate Mass for BOTH the 4th Sunday in Advent AND Christmas. Saturday, December 23 and Sunday Morning the 24 Mass fulfills our Mass obligation for the 4th Sunday of Advent. Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th fulfills our Christmas Day obligation. Please plan your schedule accordingly.
For the Whole Family
Our Giving Tree is a long-standing Transfiguration tradition that allows our entire parish family to share our blessings with others for the Christmas season. Our tree goes up on Saturday, November 18. Please choose a tag from the tree in the foyer, purchase the requested gift and return the wrapped gift to the tree by Noon on Sunday, December 17. That afternoon, we welcome parishioners to help sort and distribute the gifts to their various destinations. This is a great family service project.
The Children’s Christmas Drama will be performed during the Children’s Christmas Masses on December 24. Children age 3 through 6th grade are invited to participate. Signup is on our website, www.transfiguration.com, beginning November 19.
Saturday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast, arts and crafts for the kids, singing, a visit from St. Nick, and the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap. You may purchase tickets ($5 each) in the parish office or after Masses.
Saturday, December 2, 6:30 p.m., Church
Begin the Advent season with an evening of prayer and reflection. Fr. Junot will speak on “Preparing for the Lord through Renewal”.
December 3 through 11, 8:00 p.m. Chapel
Novena of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Tuesday, December 12
- 7:00 p.m. Procession of dancers
- 7:30 p.m. Solemn Mass
- 8:45 p.m. Serenading the Virgin in the foyer
- 9:00 p.m. Refreshments in Bishop Hall
This is a Holy Day of Obligation.
- Vigil Mass—December 7, 7:00 p.m. (Interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing)
- Friday, December 8
- 9:00 a.m. Mass
- Noon Mass
- 7:30 p.m. Mass (en Español)
Saturday, December 9, 9:00 a.m., Church
Our guest speaker, Deacon Tom Coffey, challenges us on how we practice "waiting" during Advent. Tickets ($5.00) can be purchased starting November 25 after all weekend Masses, in the parish office, and online. Breakfast will be in Bishop Hall.
Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m.
Mass with Father Tom Coughlin will be in the Chapel, followed by the Deaf Ministry Social in the Adult Ed/OCI Room. Reconciliation for deaf & hard of hearing will be at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.
Adult ED/OCI Room and Church
Join Dale Molnar this Advent Season as we use the prayer method of Visio Divina utilizing an Advent Image. Following the introduction, we will take a walking tour revealing the history and insights of the art and liturgical design aspects of our parish.
Dale is a nationally recognized ecclesiastic artist. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has been a working artist for more than 35 years. As a long time active member of Transfiguration, he has had the opportunity to contribute his time and talents to many aspects of our church environment.
Thursday, December 14, 7:00 p.m.
There will be many priests available to hear confessions.
Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m., Church
We will pray and sing carols to Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus; then we continue with a reception in Bishop Hall.
Tuesday, December 19, 8:00 p.m., Bishop Hall
The traditional Posada is to remember how Joseph and Mary asked for shelter on Christmas Eve. The procession will be held around the church grounds. There will be music, carols, and a reception in Bishop Hall.
December 21, 10:00 a.m., Church
We need help to make the inside of our church beautiful for the Christmas season. Call Jackie at 404-849-9819 if you can help.
December 25, 1:00—3:00 p.m., Bishop Hall
Free to One and All! Reservations Required. Contact Vera Fossali,
Confessions will be heard every Saturday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Perpetual Adoration is in need of substitutes for the holidays. What a great time to spend an hour with Jesus giving thanks for all your blessings. Please contact Bruce & Judy Goddard at 770-973-6304.
Advent in Adult Ed
Sign up on the Adult Ed web page to receive Breaking Open the Word, an eResource emailed weekly throughout Advent. Its helpful commentary and thought-provoking questions will prompt us to delve more deeply into Sunday’s readings in advance, enriching our Mass experience and helping ready us to celebrate Christ’s birth. Click here to sign up.
Monday, November 27
7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room or Online with Facebok LIVE
A virgin giving birth. A child in a manger - shepherds - singing angels! Perhaps these stories have become too familiar. They were never preached or written for children but rather for adults. Learn the deeper meaning of the Christian stories and the challenge they present all of us today even as we retell the birth of Christ to our children.
Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
As the holidays approach, Mary will navigate a path through this difficult time of year. In 2005, Mary's 10 year old son, Jack, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Life forever changed for Mary and the Gardner family. Jack lost his battle in 2011. God's presence was felt in a profound way and she felt called into the ministry of grief counseling.
Monday, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Pope Francis says in The Joy of The Gospel, “Christianity spreads through the joy of disciples who know that they are loved and saved.” Katherine is the Associate Director of Youth Ministry at the Office of Formation and Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Join her as she helps us to prepare ourselves, our homes, and our families for the arrival of Jesus. Let‘s do so in a way that nurtures our spirit in anticipation and hope of the coming of our Lord.
This is an invitation to join us for our Christmas services this year. Our Transfiguration Parish, our spiritual family, desires that all members of our community come together to celebrate the Birth of Our Lord.
If it has been awhile since you’ve attended Mass, be assured that this Christmas season, we want to invite you back to your spiritual home — no questions asked. We know it’s sometimes hard to come back after being away for so long; most of us have been in your shoes. Life can get the best of us and the last thing you need is one more thing on your To-Do list, but we can guarantee that whatever you are looking for and whatever you need, you will find in Jesus who is truly present in the Eucharist.
Our Transfiguration Parish family is not here to condemn, criticize, or judge you. Rather, we want to offer our love, support, and our prayers for you. Your presence is an important part of our celebration of the Mass and when you are not there, you are missed.
Much more than just another thing to do on a Sunday, Mass is the feast the Father has so lovingly prepared for you. He waits to receive you with arms wide open. He can’t wait to hear about your week, your worries, your success, your desires… everything. Our heavenly Father doesn’t care if you’ve been away for a week, a few months or even a few years. All He truly desires is your company at Mass this Christmas and we do too. Please consider joining us for our Christmas services this year.
Your Transfiguration Family