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“Preparing His Way in Hope, Faith, Joy and Love.”

Transfiguration has many events scheduled for Advent this year.
Click on any arrow below for details of each event.

Click Here to download a printable list of all of our Advent events.

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For the Whole Family

Thanksgiving Day Mass

November 22, 10:00 a.m.

Eucharist means “thanksgiving.” In the Transfiguration tradition, bread will be blessed (not consecrated) and distributed at the end of Mass for your family's Thanksgiving meal.

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Giving Tree

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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 17. 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 16. That afternoon, we welcome parishioners to help sort and distribute the gifts to their various destinations. This is a great family service project.

Children’s Christmas Drama

ChristmasDrama.JPGThe 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. Click Here for more information and to signup. Signup starts November 25.

Children’s Christmas Choir

Children grades 2 through 6 who would like to sing at either the 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Christmas Masses are invited to come to four (4) Wednesday rehearsals: November 28 and December 5, 12 & 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Room. If you have questions or wish to sign up, email Rod Voss at rvoss(at)transfiguration.com.

Jesus and Bartimaeus: An Advent Reflection

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 p.m., FLC

Who is Bartimaeus?
What is Jesus saying to Bartimaeus?
In this season of Advent- what is Jesus asking of us?
Join Fr. Brian for an evening of listening, reflecting, and pondering as we prepare to celebrate the season of Advent.

Breakfast with St. Nick

Saturday, December 1, 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 while supplies last.

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Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe / Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Novena of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Wednesday, 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
Advent Penance Service

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Thursday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.

There will be many priests available to hear confessions, including bilingual to hear confessions in Spanish. Priests will be available as long as penitents are in line.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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This is a Holy Day of Obligation.

  • Vigil Mass—December 7, 7:00 p.m. (Vigil Mass en Español))
  • Saturday, December 8
    • 9:00 a.m. Mass
    • Noon Mass
Novena Colombiana

Monday, December 17, 7:00 p.m., Church

We will pray and sing carols to Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus; then we continue with a reception in Bishop Hall.

Posada Mexicana

Tuesday, December 18, 7:30 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.

Decorate the Church

December 20, 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.

Christmas Dinner at Transfiguration

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December 25, 1:00—2:30 p.m., Bishop Hall

Free to one and all! Reservations required. Contact
Vera, fossali(at)att.net, or Adriana, atelaro(at)gmail.com.

Click Here for more information and to signup.

Reconciliation Opportunities

Confessions will be heard every Saturday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. JUNIOR HIGH Reconciliation Service is Wednesday, November 28, 6:30—7:45 p.m.

 

Perpetual Adoration

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.

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Advent Adult Faith Formation

Breaking Open the Word

Weekly email

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.

Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

Sunday, November 18, 1:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

Maureen Nejedly and Kathy Van Leuven will gather with those who find themselves wishing the holidays would not happen. They will offer a message of hope and endurance to help get through the celebrating
that comes with the Christmas season.

Click here to sign up for this special morning. If you will need childcare, please sign up at least 3 days in advance by clicking here.

Holy Name Mass & Breakfast: Present Monsignor Patrick Bishop

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Saturday, December 15, 9:00 a.m., Church

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.

Dear Friend:

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. 

In Christ,

Your Transfiguration Family