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Find out what's happening around our parish during this Lenten season. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for upcoming events and reminders! Follow us HERE.

Click Here to download a printable PDF of our Lenten activities and Holy Week/Easter schedule.

Ash Wednesday Masses

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Stations of the Cross

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Stations of the Cross

  • March 8: Noon (Fr. Brian), 7:00 p.m. (Deacon Paul Gorski)
  • March 15: Noon (Fr. Fernando), 7:00 p.m. (Fr. Fred)
  • March 22: Noon (Deacon Peter Harris ), 7:00 p.m. (Deacon David Fragale)
  • March 29: Noon (Fr. Brian ), 7:00 p.m. (Pope Francis' Stations led by Catholic Social Teaching)
  • April 5: Noon (Deacon Paul Gorski), 7:00 p.m. (en Español—Padre Fernando)
  • April 12: Noon (Mary's Stations led by Women in Faith), 7:00 p.m. (Deacon David Fragale)
Penance Service

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Parish Events During Lent

Encountering God's Compassion On Our Journey with Msgr. Pat Bishop, Maureen Hunt, Rod Voss and a special appearance by the Lingap Center's John Drake
March 24 - 26, Church
Sunday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. - Guided Journey with Jesus; God "Ain't" Finished with Me Yet; Accepting Others Like YOU want to be Accepted.
Monday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. - Leaving Home; Lord I Believe, Help My Unbelief; Trust: Does it Take a Burning Bush?
Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. - You are God's Unique Child; From Me to We; We're All One Family; Mapping Your Journey; Prayer Service Saint Vincent de Paul will be on hand each night collecting non-perishable food items. Please consider bringing a food item and HELP US STOCK OUR PANTRY.
Childcare will be available FREE of charge. Please sign up 3 days in advance at www.transfiguration.com/nursery or
email Karla, kcolman(at)transfiguration.com.

The Triduum: A Spiritual Journey Experience and Pray the Liturgies of our High Holy Days
with Terrance Glampaby

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
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. This event will also be broadcasted live on Transfiguration's Facebook page.

Friday Lenten Dinners
Fridays (March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12)
Join us for a fish fry from 5:45-7:15 p.m. in Bishop Hall. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the parish. Tickets are available at the door. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, family plan 2 adults/2 children $20.00. Desserts, beer or wine available for additional cost.

 

Seder Meal
Saturday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., Bishop Hall
This is an IDEAL family faith experience! Our present day celebration of the Eucharist is rooted in this Jewish Passover family meal. A better understanding of the Jewish Seder will provide a better understanding of our Sunday Mass. This is a joyful celebration complete with story telling, music, scripture, thanksgiving, and good food. Advance ticket purchase is required by April 2. Tickets are available after all weekend Masses as well as in the parish office. Tickets are $10 for those over age 12; $5 for ages 6-12 and $2 for ages under 6 years.

Baby Bottle Boomerang
March 9 and 10
By filling a bottle, you are helping us meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of men and women who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. Please pick up a bottle. Fill it with a check, bills, or change and return it to church by April 7. Go to www.transfiguration.com/bbb for more information and to donate online. For information on volunteering, call 770-924-7990.

ChrisTeen Lenten Lock-In
The Lock-In begins on Friday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m. This event allows high school students to spend 24 hours in service, praise, and worship, adoration, and fun. We will end after the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 13.

 

Refugee Welcoming Weekend
March 16 and 17
The Holy Family was once a refugee family that resettled in a new country due to persecution in their homeland. Today we, as Catholics, have an opportunity to practice our faith, "Welcome the Stranger", and assist other families who are fleeing their homeland due to war or persecution. We are blessed to partner with the Archdiocese to serve the refugees in our midst. Each parish family is invited to bring a household item to Mass March 16 or 17 for the refugee families being served through Catholic Charities of Atlanta's Refugee Resettlement Services. Please go to www.transfiguration.com/refugee for a list of requested items and join us as we put our faith into action.

Easter Egg Hunt and Bike Blessing
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.—Noon with a Blessing at 11:00 a.m.
Transfiguration Parking Lot at Family Life Center
The warmer weather is coming! What better way to start the season than by getting a special blessing for YOU and your bike? Beginning at 10:00 a.m. we'll have music, treats, bike decorating, and separate riding areas for kids ages 2 to 5 and ages 6 to 8. Our Easter Egg Hunt for children age 8 and under will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Elijah Cup - A wonderful Lenten family activity
Almsgiving, prayer, and fasting have long been hallmarks of Lent. This year, why not take the Elijah Cup home one week to pray for an increase of needed vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life as a meaningful addition to your Lenten practice?
Parishioners sign up for a specific week to bring the Elijah Cup home and pray with their families. To learn more or to sign up to take the Elijah Cup home after Mass, please visit www.transfiguration.com/elijah-cup

Children's Last Supper Experience 
Wednesday, April 17, 4:30 p.m., Bishop Hall
Fun and free for the whole family! Relive the Last Supper as the disciples gathering for the Passover Meal. We will break bread and drink juice as we experience the Last Supper in a whole new and interactive way. Please RSVP to Sheila in the Religious Education Office no later than Monday, April 15.

Easter Basket Service Project
for the elderly, sick and Covenant House Street Outreach
Easter eggs labeled with needed items (candy, stationery, toiletries, etc.) will be distributed March 23 and 24 after all Masses. Please return the items to the Easter Basket in the church foyer by April 7. Baskets will be assembled Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. in
Bishop Hall.

Help Decorate the Church for Easter
Holy Saturday, April 20 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Prepare all decorations and decorate areas outside the sanctuary.

 

 

Blessing of Easter Foods
Holy Saturday, April 20, 12:00 p.m. in Bishop Hall
Traditionally, parishioners have brought baskets with some of the following foods to be blessed: meat, bread, water, salt, butter, eggs, and horseradish. Different ethnic groups have some variations - include whatever you like in your basket. Easter morning begins
by breaking bread, sharing the blessed water, and other blessed foods to celebrate Jesus' triumphant resurrection.


Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Passion (Palm) Sunday

Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 13, 5:00 p.m. (No confessions this day.)
Sunday, April 14, 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.*, 12:00 p.m. (Children's Mass), 2:00 p.m. (en Español), 6:00 p.m.*



Holy Thursday, April 18

7:00 p.m.* Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
You are encouraged to visit the chapel following the Evening Mass.
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the chapel following the Evening Mass until midnight.

Perpetual Adoration ends at 4:00 p.m. Holy Thursday and resumes 7:15 p.m. Easter Sunday


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Good Friday, April 19

Noon - Stations of the Cross
(The Nursery will be open during Noon Stations of the Cross.)

7:00 p.m.* - Solemn Observance of the Lord's Passion


 

Holy Saturday, April 20

9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer
The entire parish is invited to Morning Prayer.

12:00 p.m. - Blessing of Easter Foods in Bishop Hall.
Traditionally, parishioners have brought baskets with some of the following foods to be blessed: meat, bread, water, salt, butter, eggs, and horseradish. Different ethnic groups have some variations - include whatever you like in your basket. Easter morning begins by breaking bread, sharing the blessed water, and other blessed foods to celebrate Jesus' triumphant resurrection.

8:30 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil Mass (there is no 5:00 pm Saturday Mass)
Reception of Candidates and Catechumens into the Church.
Our celebration continues in Bishop Hall following Mass.


 

Easter Sunday, April 21

(Note Mass time changes)
7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m.*, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (en Español) & 6:00 p.m.

Blessing of religious articles at all Easter Masses.

The nursery will be CLOSED during Easter Masses.

*Interpreted for the Deaf and hard of hearing **Incense-free

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