Faith and Light

Bethlehem – the search for littleness.      Lk 2: 1-20

We start our travels with Jesus in Bethlehem and are reminded of the beauty of the simple things of everyday life as our God took on human form.  Come and see what the Lord has made known to us.

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon

Place: Family Life Center, Youth Room

Reminder: Do bring a snack to share at Fiesta.

Faith and Light – Who are We?

Be a messenger of Joy!
Be a friend and experience Faith and Light.

Faith and Light is an international, ecumenical group of families and friends who welcomes, accompanies, and celebrates those with developmental disabilities. We have two Faith and Light communities – Transfiguration and St. Ann’s – who alternate meeting locations. Together they meet the third Saturday morning of each month for prayer, sharing and celebrating the gift of each person. Families with children, young adults and adults with disabilities as well as friends participate. And we LOVE to have Friends join us!!! If you are looking for inspiration and friendship, come to the Faith and Light gathering and be amazed by those who “shine in the world like bright stars.”
Make a difference in others’ lives; be prepared to have your life changed. Our first gathering will be on Saturday, October 21, 10:30 a.m., in the Youth Room at the Family Life Center.

Contact Joy for details.
Joy Fuchs,, 770-998-5676..

Feed our Shepherds (Sirviendo a nuestros Sacerdotes)

Volunteers to Make Meals for Priests

Transfiguration would like to give back to the priests who give back so much to our parish home. Starting with a home cooked meal (or delicious take out dinner ) to nourish those who nourish us. 

Father Eric and Father Rafael extend their thanks to all of you who have provided meals for them over the past several months. Let us continue to show our gratitude to them by providing a meal one day a week on Tuesdays. 

Please consider dropping off a meal for Father Eric, Father Rafael, and Father Vic ( Priest in Residence). They are so appreciative when they receive a home cooked meal once a week. 
Bring your meal to the Parish Office TUESDAY between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The reception volunteers or office staff will store the meals in the Staff Refrigerator for the priests. 

There are a few requests from them: 

*Please use Disposable Containers marked “For Priests” (So we don’t burden them with returning our dishes – they will recycle as needed) 
*Prepare a meal with NO Raw Onion or Coconut. Keep spicy to the mild side. 
*Include heating instructions when needed. (or recipes if you’d like to share)
*Say a special prayer for them the nights you serve your meal. 

Sign up as an individual, small group or family to show your support.  

For more information or for questions, contact Coordinators: Michelle Winkler at 678-458-2115 or Margret Shugart at 678-350-3837.

Para obtener más información en español, llame a la Sra. Gloria Nolasco al 770-977-1442 ext. 152

Alimenta a nuestros pastores

Sirviendo a nuestros Sacerdotes

En Transfiguración nos gustaría consentir a nuestros sacerdotes que tanto se preocupan por nuestra parroquia. Es por eso que nos gustaría su ayuda para proporcionarles una comida para llevar a casa después de Misa los martes. Si desea inscribirse para organizar una comida para el padre Eric y el padre Rafael, puede inscribirse con Gloria. Gracias por mostrar su amor y aprecio de esta manera a nuestros sacerdotes.

Para obtener más información en español, llame a la Sra. Gloria Nolasco al 770-977-1442 ext. 152


Meet St. Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul Atlanta
By now you know the name, but do you know the man? St. Vincent dePaul, whose Feast Day we celebrate on September 27, is the patron saint of charities, hospitals, volunteers, and the world-wide outreach that bears his name. Much of what we know about his life is fact: he was born in France in 1581, ordained in 1600, and died in 1660. He gave up the so-called “good life” as private chaplain to a wealthy family to minister to the poor and sick. He was a spiritual advisor to a queen and a chaplain to imprisoned slaves. Tradition also suggests some drama: in his early days Vincent was captured by Barbary pirates, sold into slavery, and converted his captors to Christianity! A full and inspiring life indeed.

We can’t promise queens or pirates, but we can strive to emulate Vincent’s devotion to the neediest among us. Come to our next SVdP meeting on Monday September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Adult Lounge to find out how we do that right here in our community. It just might capture your heart.

Parishioners and residents of the Transfiguration area who need assistance please call our helpline, 770-977-1442 ext. 1252 ( ext. 1253 en Español).

Women in Faith (WIF) Fall Studies

We’ve added a Monday Evening Session

7:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

Questions about Monday evenings, contact Barbara,

We are excited to be together on Friday mornings, 9:45 AM in the Social Hall.

Use the link or scan the QR code below for more information. If you need assistance please contact Michele Winkler at 678-458-2115 or

Sign up for Sign Language Classes!

Registration is open for Sign Language Classes.  We offer a beginner and an intermediate level class which are taught by members of our Deaf Community.  Classes start on September 5th and continue through mid-May. 

You must be 14 years of age of older to attend.  Class size is limited.  Please contact Judie Zervic at for any questions or to register.


We are coming back Sept. 14th!

This ministry is open to all persons aged 55+. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, Sept-May, in the FLC upstairs at 12 noon. Please bring a pot luck dish for lunch together. Desserts are provided by the Hostesses of each month.

Come join us for Fellowship, Food and Fun! And come meet the new President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.

“Raise the Roof” for Habitat

After all Masses the weekend of August 19/20, the outdoor plaza will be filled with 2 x 4 studs, used to help “Raise the Roof” of the 2 Catholic Coalition’s Habitat houses.  All parishioners are invited to grab a Sharpie and sign your name on the wood studs: add a positive message, a line from Scripture, or a few words of encouragement.  Volunteers from Transfiguration and other Cobb County Catholic churches will use these studs to build the houses, located in downtown Marietta. 

You can get a free wristband, learn how to volunteer to help build the houses (starts Sept. 9th), plus donate to Habitat in person or online.  Contact Mike Meehan at or (404) 374-9074 for more info.

Read the Archbishop’s statement about the Independent review of child abuse files for Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Atlanta, Georgia–The Most Rev. Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., archbishop
of Atlanta, released the following statement regarding the release of the Georgia
Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council (PAC) report on the review of files related to
clergy abuse in the Catholic Church in Georgia. (

“Let me begin by saying clearly that any abuse perpetrated by priests, religious brothers or sisters, volunteers or employees of the Catholic Church is unacceptable. It cannot and will not be tolerated. This archdiocese will not protect abusers and we will not allow them to have access to our communities.
The report released today by the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council (PAC) represents a voluntary effort to be transparent about what happened in the past in hopes of moving forward with the healing process. Drastic changes have happened within the church in the last 20 years. We have worked hard to better understand and prevent abuse from ever happening again. We will not waver from the zero tolerance policy currently in place.

I have loved my life as a priest, pastor, educator and bishop. When I hear the stories of the deep hurt caused by other priests, volunteers or employees, I feel a deep grief and shame. If you have been hurt by the church because of abuse, whether you are a direct survivor or someone who feels betrayed by the actions
from the past, I am truly sorry for your pain. Please know that I am committed to a safe and transparent Church.”

– Archbishop Gregory Hartmayar, OFM

Atlanta, Georgia–El Reverendísimo Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.,
Arzobispo de Atlanta, emitió la siguiente declaración en referencia a la
publicación del informe del Consejo de Abogados Fiscales de Georgia (PAC por
sus siglas en inglés) sobre la revisión de archivos relacionados con el abuso del
clero en el Iglesia Católica en Georgia. (

“Permítanme comenzar diciendo claramente que cualquier abuso perpetrado por
sacerdotes, hermanos o hermanas religiosos, voluntarios o empleados de la
Iglesia Católica es inaceptable; y no puede ser ni será tolerado. Esta
arquidiócesis no protegerá a los abusadores ni les permitirá tener acceso a
nuestras comunidades.

El informe publicado hoy por el Consejo de Abogados Fiscales (PAC) representa
un esfuerzo voluntario por ser transparentes sobre lo que sucedió en el pasado
con la esperanza de avanzar con el proceso de sanación. En los últimos 20 años
han ocurrido cambios drásticos dentro de la Iglesia. Hemos trabajado
arduamente para entender mejor el abuso y evitar que vuelva a ocurrir. No nos
desviaremos de la política de tolerancia cero actualmente vigente.
He amado mi vida como sacerdote, párroco, educador y obispo. Cuando escucho
las historias del profundo dolor causado por otros sacerdotes, voluntarios o
empleados, siento un profundo dolor y vergüenza. Si usted ha sido lastimado por
la Iglesia debido al abuso, ya sea por ser un sobreviviente directo o alguien que
se siente traicionado por las acciones del pasado, lamento verdaderamente su
dolor. Quiero que por favor sepan que estoy comprometido con una Iglesia segura
y transparente”.

Read How Transfiguration Keeps its population safe with Safe Environment Training.

April is Child Abuse Protection Month.

While April is the month chosen for awareness, abuse to children could occur any time of year.  Here at Transfiguration, we take steps to ensure the safety of our children and vulnerable adults by requiring our volunteers and staff members to complete the child safety course known as Virtus. Our Safe Environment program  was established in order to protect children and the members of the community who care for them.   You can learn more about how the Archdiocese of Atlanta is growing it’s Safe Environment efforts at Including, PCA, Virtus and the Child Advocacy Center of Georgia. 
Transfiguration has made security a priority by establishing a verification process that ensures everyone with a White Transfiguration Badge has passed and is current on all required safety measures. We encourage everyone with this badge to wear them on property during Mass, Ministry and Fellowship times. It is a visible sign of our Parish’s commitment to safety.  And, a sign to our children and vulnerable adults that we care about them enough to take this extraordinary step.
Thank you for wearing your name badge when you volunteer.

Each April, parishes around the country participate in a Novena to End Child Abuse. While work is being done to prevent abuse at all times, we focus on the importance of learning how to protect the vulnerable. We can pray that the vulnerable are protected from abuse, and that survivors of abuse may be accompanied on their paths to healing.

Fall ’23 Weekly Schedule:

Adult Faith Formation Offerings

For more information on Classes, Studies, Presentations or Guest Speakers
Please contact the Adult Faith Formation Office at 770.977.1442 ex.129
or email Cindy McFadden, Director of Adult Faith Formation at

Learn More about FORMED: Sign Up Today for Catholic Media On Demand.
Sign Up for the Monthly Newsletter Here. Join the conversation on the Adult Faith Formation Social Media Page on Instagram @tccadultfaith
AND join the EVANGELUS by clicking here to get Parish wide and Adult Faith Formation Newsletters and announcements.

Fall 2023 Weekly Schedule

See class descriptions below, or by following the link provided.


  • Family Faith / begins the week of August 27



  • Tuesday Morning Spirituality / 10:00 a.m. / Adult Ed/OCI Room
  • Senior Spirituality / 3:30 p.m. / Room 104 and Zoom/ [Senior Spirituality)
  • Family Faith/Adult Session/ 5:30 p.m. / begins August 29


  • Centering Prayer / Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. / Room 104 and Zoom/ [Centering Prayer]
  • Family Faith/Adult Session/ 6:15 p.m./Social Hall



  • Men’s Bible Study / 7:00 a.m. /Family Life Center/ Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism [Men’s Bible Study]
  • Women in Faith / 9:45 a.m. / Adult Ed/OCI Room [Women in Faith] open to all women of the parish.

Family Faith (for Adults)

See our new Offerings for Adults.

Understanding Our Faith

Offered in the Adult Ed/OCI ROOM Please sign up in advance for these classes. Here.

All are welcome!

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

The Transfiguration ‘Spirited’ Book Club
Join us Monday, 7:00 pm, June 25 for a discussion of Clueless in Galilee, by Mac Barron. All are welcome.

Women in Faith Fall Series

Open to all women of Transfiguration
Fridays, 9:45 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

Women of Transfiguration gather for weekly fellowship and faith sharing. WIF gathers as a large group in the Social Hall nd then breaks into small groups based on interests. Open to all women of Transfiguration and beyond!

The WIF Fall 2023 season, see the Women in Faith page! All women are welcome to join.
Women in Faith Nursery Sign Up

If you want to join our Adult Faith Formation gatherings, childcare is available. Contact Cathi for more information On the Nursery Page. Signups for specific gatherings are posted.

We would love to build up a team of hosts for all gatherings. Join the Hospitality Team, or ask questions about how to get involved by contacting Cindy at .

Learn More about FORMED: Sign Up Today for Catholic Media On Demand.
Sign Up for the Monthly Newsletter Here.
Join the conversation on the Adult Faith Formation Social Media Page on Instagram @tccadultfaith
AND join the EVANGELUS by clicking here to get Parish wide and Adult Faith Formation Newsletters and announcements.

An Evening with the Eucharist
What do Catholic believe about the Eucharist and Real Presence? Join Monsignor Patrick Bishop for a presentation on how the Bread of Life sustains,
transforms and strengthens us for the journey! Hear the Podcast of the event on our Soundcloud or click here.