Backpack Blessings and Back to School Mass

Help Local Students get the supplies they need by donating to the Backpack and Supplies drive by Catholic Charities Atlanta. See a list of items needed. They are collecting at their Smyrna office ( 2401 Park Lake Dr. Smyrna, GA 30080 ). Donations due by Friday, July 15.

https://catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/wp-content/uploads/back-to-school-drive.pdf

Then, Come to the Back to School Mass on Saturday, July 30 at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil. We will have a backpack blessing, and back to school party in the FLC Parking Lot following Mass. All are welcome to attend this evening Mass. Students will receive a blessing to help them enter into a new school year with Faith and Encouragement.

TCC Announcements

WELCOME TO TRANSFIGURATION !!

Family Promise Still needs a few volunteers to serve as overnight hosts. See transfiguration.com for more details or grab a card in the Narthex this weekend!

Register for Our Great Journey (Faith Formation at Transfiguration) https://transfiguration.com/education

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Conversations with Clergy coming July 13. All are welcome.

Parish Offices closed on Monday, July 4 to observe Independence Day.

Adult Faith Formation Information (Classes and Events): https://transfiguration.com/faith-formation/adult-faith/

Becoming Catholic: OCI@transfiguration.com

Spirited Book Club : The God – Dog Connection Mondays through July 25, 7:00 p.m. Outside. (No sign up needed – bring your own chair, dog and beverage)

Mercy Mats is Meeting in July (In Room 104) Come learn how to make waterproof mats for the unhoused in our community.

St. Vincent de Paul Special Collection this weekend! Fill the SVDP Pantry: see their page for more information : https://transfiguration.com/get-invol…

Sign Up for FORMED: https://signup.formed.org/

Sign Up for Evangelus: Here https://eva.diocesan.com/invitation/o…

Go on Pilgrimage with Father Eric and Father Fernando: Go On Pilgrimage with Father Eric

Make Weekly Offertory or Make a Donation to Transfiguration Catholic Church ( OR the Catholic Communications Special Collection ) by clicking : https://transfiguration.com/donate

Read Archbishop Hartmayer’s Statement following the Supreme Court’s Ruling. (June 24)

Click to read the full statement on the Georgia Bulletin

En Español

ATLANTA—Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., released the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

“We rejoice today that the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health will uphold some protection for unborn babies, their vulnerable mothers and fathers and the communities where abortion tears families apart, however, there is still work to be done. I applaud today’s ruling and urge further action to promote pro-life causes.

No matter how the court ruled today, we will never stop working to protect women and their babies. Whether or not abortion is legal, we want women to know that we are here to support you, to accompany you and to love you and your babies. This support goes beyond the sidewalk outside the clinic. It goes beyond the delivery room and it goes beyond those first days after a baby is born.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta has a number of programs to support pregnant and parenting families. If you need help, we hope you will contact one of these groups.

As we now face months of uncertainty and confusion over how the court’s decision will be applied, we ask all people to pray and act in a way that will build a greater respect for life. While politicians and judges wrestle with words, benchmarks and legal challenges, let us redouble our efforts to help pregnant women, expectant fathers and families so that they can choose life and thrive.

Laws alone cannot establish a culture of life in our nation. Catholics and people of goodwill must dedicate ourselves to this work. All human life is sacred. No civil law can counter this truth.

We also ask you to respond with love and in peace to those who wish to debate. There has been so much violence in this country in the last few months. We cannot counter violence with violence. If we are a pro-life people, this should show in how we act in all situations, including ones we are passionate about.

We urge you to contact your state representatives and ask for laws that protect babies and their mothers, to support pro-life and parenting ministries with your time, talent and treasure and to dedicate yourselves to prayer for mothers and babies in crisis.”

Spirited Book Club : The God-Dog Connection

Summer Book Study

The God-Dog Connection: Things I’ve Learned about God and Faith from the Dogs and Cats in My Life by Marti Healy
Mondays Through July 25
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. (no book club on July 4.)
OUTSIDE
(Adult Ed/OCI Room if raining) Bring your own spirit(s), lawn chair and pet, if desired

The new Transfiguration “Spirited Book Club.” Is pleased to announce our first selection: The God-Dog Connection. The stories included in this book illustrate how, in addition to being our friends, the animals that God has filled our world with are earthly, tangible connections to Him. Discover how God has given us these wonderful creatures to get His messages across to us in unique ways (which go far beyond ”unconditional love” alone).
 If you have a love for animals and want to understand God’s lessons for us in a new and fun context, join us for this summer book club offering. You can purchase The God-Dog Connection book on Amazon.com, but you don’t need to buy the book to join the conversation. We will share many of the stories from the book together, as well as the stories of our own special pets. Let’s gather outdoors (with or without pets) for this summer book club (weather permitting.)

Daily Mass is moving to the Chapel

Due to Ongoing repairs in the Sanctuary, for our safety and comfort we will be moving Daily Masses back into the Chapel.

Masses will be live streamed.

Any larger events (Weddings, Funerals, Weekend Masses) will be celebrated in the Sanctuary.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to tend to our shared home.

Volunteers are Always Needed at Transfiguration.

Parish Office Volunteers:

Are you called to get involved? We are looking for a few volunteers to take care of a few key needs.

Parish Office Helpers: Seeking several volunteers to help with front office tasks on Wednesdays during office hours.

•Funeral Reception Team

•Hospitality Ministers

Nursery Volunteers

Let us know you can volunteer by sending an email to staff@transfiguration.com.

Faith Formation Volunteers:

As you may have guessed, this exciting new undertaking will require the work of many hands and the love of many hearts. YOUR hands and YOUR heart are needed!

Please prayerfully consider volunteering to serve. We need…

Small Group Leaders and Assistants for Children, Teens, and Adults    

Hospitality Help(we will begin each session with a light meal) Food Preparation, Food Service, Food Clean Up, Room Set Up, Greeters

Building Receptionist during sessions

Help with Technology during sessions

Nursery Volunteers

Click here for volunteer opportunities

Family Promise

Meal Providers and Overnight Hosts are needed ! CLICK HERE TO see the opportunities.

Adult Faith Formation Guest Speakers

Grieving with Great Hope
Thursdays in June • Starting June 2
7:00 p.m.
Adult Ed/OCI Room


Grieving with Great Hope is a FIVE-WEEK grief support program and healing ministry that combines prayerful reflection, practical learning, and personal fellowship. It is offered for individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, a child (including pregnancy loss), a grandchild, a parent, another family member, or a friend, you are encouraged to attend.  Seating is limited. Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b45a8aa2eabfd0-grieving



The God-Dog Connection: Things I’ve Learned about God and Faith from the Dogs and Cats in My Life by Marti Healy
Mondays
June 6 -July 25
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.


Outside he new Transfiguration “Spirited Book Club.” Is pleased to announce our first selection: The God-Dog Connection. The stories included in this book illustrate how, in addition to being our friends, the animals that God has filled our world with are earthly, tangible connections to Him. Discover how God has given us these wonderful creatures to get His messages across to us in unique ways (which go far beyond ”unconditional love” alone). 

If you have a love for animals and want to understand God’s lessons for us in a new and fun context, join us for this summer book club offering. You can purchase The God-Dog Connection book on Amazon.com, but you don’t need to buy the book to join the conversation. We will share many of the stories from the book together, as well as the stories of our own special pets. Let’s gather outdoors (with or without pets) for this summer book club (weather permitting.)

More information: (no book club on July 4.) Outside (Adult Ed/OCI Room if raining) Bring your own spirit(s)*That means wine, lawn chair and pet, if desired! All People and Dogs are welcome.


Join Fr. Eric and Fr. Miller as they dialogue about important topics concerning the Catholic Church today. Mark your calendar for our first Conversation with Clergy

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
7:00 p.m. (following the 6:30 evening Mass)
Social Hall
Refreshments will be served

Mark your calendars for additional Conversations with Clergy dates… Oct 12, 2022


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Grieving with Great Hope

Sessions held
Thursdays *Extending for more sessions*

July 14, 21, 28
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Adult Ed/OCI Room.
Seating is limited.

Grieving with Great Hope is a FIVE-WEEK grief support program and healing ministry that combines prayerful reflection, practical learning, and personal fellowship.
It is offered for individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
If you have lost a spouse, a child (including pregnancy loss), a grandchild, a parent, another family member, or a friend, you are encouraged to attend.

Join us Thursdays in June, 7:00 p.m., Room 110

Sign Up to secure your seat at : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b45a8aa2eabfd0-grieving


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