Sunday Mass Schedule Change July 8/9

Dear parish family, 

As your pastor, it is my responsibility to understand the changes of the seasons and best plan for the future of those whom I faithfully serve. I’m happy to say that attendance at Mass is continuing to increase. Our primary mission as a church is to make disciples, both at home and in the community. In the spirit of bringing Jesus to the people, we are moving forward with a change to the Sunday Mass schedule. 

Over my years of service as pastor at Transfiguration, we have been asked to make the liturgies more available to the broader community.  We’ve added weeknight Mass times, Liturgy of the Hours, and we have updated our ability to broadcast Mass to those homebound or far away. It is time to respond to the new growth that is taking place. This decision was made after prayerful consultation with our parish leadership. This will allow for future growth.  These revised Mass times were chosen to reflect the parish’s changing needs, stretching a little in each direction to create space for an additional Mass time on Sunday mornings, giving everyone more opportunities to worship the Lord with all our heart, all our soul and all our strength.

Beginning July 8/9, 2023
the new weekend Mass times will be: 

Saturday Vigil – 5:00 p.m.


7:45 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m. (en Español)

5:00 p.m.

Thank you for adjusting with joy.  My prayers are always with you. 

In Christ’s Love and Service, 

Father Eric J. Hill, Pastor

Querida Familia Parroquial,

Como su Pastor, es mi responsabilidad entender los cambios de las estaciones y escoger los mejores planes para el futuro de aquellos a quienes sirvo fielmente. Me complace comunicarles que la asistencia a nuestras Misas continúa aumentando. Nuestra misión principal como Iglesia es ir y hacer discípulos, tanto en el hogar como en la comunidad. Con el espíritu de llevar a Jesús a la gente, estamos haciendo un cambio en el horario de las Misas dominicales.

Durante mis años de servicio como Pastor en Transfiguration, nos han pedido que permitamos que las liturgias estén más disponibles para la comunidad en general. Es por ese motivo que hemos agregado nuevos horarios de Misa entre semana, liturgia de las horas y actualizamos la manera de transmitir la Misa por internet a quienes no puedan acompañarnos en persona por la distancia o por razones de fuerza mayor.

Esta decisión se tomó en oración y bajo la consulta de nuestro equipo de liderazgo parroquial. Esto permitirá que sigamos creciendo en el futuro.  Estos nuevos horarios de Misa han sido elegidos con mucha cautela para reflejar las necesidades de todos en la parroquia. Haciendo pequeños ajustes de horarios se ha podido aumentar una Misa los Domingos por la mañana, brindando a todos más oportunidades para adorar, servir, acompañar al Señor con todo nuestro corazón, toda nuestra alma y toda nuestra fuerza.

A partir del 8/9 de Julio de 2023, los nuevos horarios de misa de fin de semana serán:

Sábado Vigilia:  

5:00 p.m.


7:45 am

09:30 am.

11:30 am.

2:00 pm. (en español)

5:00 pm.

Gracias por el apoyo. Mis oraciones están siempre con ustedes.

En el amor y el servicio de Cristo,

Padre Eric J. Hill, Párroco

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.

Pasta with a Purpose

April 15

6:00 -8:00 p.m.

Social Hall

A night of food, fellowship, and fundraising!

Family Friendly Dinner event benefiting the teens going on Mission Trip this summer. Tickets to the event will be available after Mass and Online at March 18 – April 14.
Get single tickets for Adults ($10) Kids under 12 ($5) or Buy a Table (of 8) for $50 and bring the family, friends and neighbors to support the good work of our teens in the community and around the country!
All donation amounts are accepted.

There will be Pasta, Salad, Bread and soft Drinks included in dinner – provided by and served by our Teens! If you would like to volunteer to help set up, serve or in any way at the Pasta with a Purpose Event, email Theresa at

FUNdraising opportunity for adults 21+
Wine Draw

Grab a ticket (or several) for a chance to win a half case of wine
Ticket donation is $10 -though all donation amounts will be accepted.
(In Person Ticket Sales Only – Available After Masses and in the ChrisTeen Office, email Theresa for more information.)
Drawing will happen AT the Pasta with a Purpose Dinner. Winners do not need to be present to win, must be 21+ to participate and win. Bottles and Types of Wine will Vary. All proceeds will benefit ChrisTeen Missions at Transfiguration.


Pasta con un Propósito

Abril 15
6:00 -8:00 p.m.
Salón Social

¡Una noche de comida, compañerismo y recaudación de fondos!

Cena familiar a beneficio de los jóvenes que irán en viaje de misión este verano. Los boletos para el evento estarán disponibles después de las misas del 18 de marzo al 14 de abril y en línea en

¡Obtenga boletos individuales para adultos ($10) para niños menores de 12 años ($5) o compre una mesa (de 8) por $50 y traiga a la familia, amigos y vecinos para apoyar el buen trabajo de nuestros jóvenes en la comunidad y en todo el país!

Se aceptan todas las donaciones.

Habrá pasta, ensalada, pan y refrescos incluidos en la cena, ¡proporcionados y servidos por nuestros jóvenes! Si desea ser voluntario para ayudar a organizar, servir de alguna manera en el evento Pasta con un Propósito, envíe un correo electrónico a Theresa a

Oportunidad de recaudación de fondos y diversión para mayores de 21 años.
Sorteo de Vinos

Tome un boleto (o varios) para tener la oportunidad de ganar media caja de vino.

La donación de boletos es de $10, aunque se aceptarán todas las donaciones.

(Solo venta de boletos en persona: disponible después de las misas y en la oficina de ChrisTeen, envíe un correo electrónico a Theresa para obtener más información).

El sorteo se llevará a cabo en la Cena de Pasta con Propósito. Los ganadores no necesitan estar presentes para ganar, deben ser mayores de 21 años para participar y ganar. Las botellas y los tipos de vino variarán. Todos los ingresos beneficiarán a ChrisTeen Missions en Transfiguration.

Palm Sunday Mass Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 2

Palm Sunday Masses will begin outdoors in front of the Family Life Center

and process to the Sanctuary. Please arrive early for Mass.

Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 1, 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2, 8:00 a.m.*, 11:00 a.m.**, 2:00 p.m. (en Español), 5:00 p.m.

Domingo de Ramos, 2 de Abril

Las Misas del Domingo de Ramos comenzarán al aire libre frente

al Family Life Center con procesión al Santuario.

Por favor llegue temprano para la Misa.

Misa de vigilia, sábado 1 de abril,5:00 p.m.

Domingo 2 de abril, 8:00 a. m.*, 11:00 a. m.**, 2:00 p. m. (en español), 5:00 p.m.

Holy Thursday Luminaries BRING TO CHURCH BY PALM SUNDAY!

Holy Thursday Luminaries At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the altar is stripped, and the Blessed Sacrament is reposed until midnight. We invite you to help light the path for the Eucharistic Procession from the Church to the Social Hall by making a Lenten luminary. Take an instruction sheet to participate or, see PDF instructions HERE.

Welcome Back Name Tag Sunday!


Now, we’d like to call you by your name, too!
The staff has been working with members of the parish and Leadership to bring back this beloved tradition in a New Way!

Instead of paper Name Tags, we want to start printing a Substantial Tag, on a Lanyard for each member of the parish. These will differ from the White Badges that the Staff, Group Leaders, and Verified Ministers wear around the parish campus.

The White Badges are only given to Ministers who have gone through the parish verification process, been background checked, and Current Virtus/Safe Environment Training.

Parish Name Tags will be for you to Welcome, Celebrate, Serve and Grow with your community at Mass, Faith Formation Events and Parish Wide Gatherings. We encourage all of our members to submit a form to get a Name Tag Pre-Made for them to pick up on the weekends of April 16 and April 23 – then we can all Welcome each other on April 30.

Name Tag Sundays will be on the First Sunday of Each Month going forward, the same weekend as Monthly Recognitions! So you can say Happy Birthday, Anniversary or Welcome! to those who we’ve celebrated at Mass during a hospitality event or faith formation gathering. We are happy to bring this back to You at Transfiguration in a big way. Join us! You are Called by Name.

Get your Name Tag Pre Made before Name Tag Sunday
April 30

Submit one form for each name tag. One for Each member of your family.

Name Tag Order Form

Pre-Order Form for Name Tags, Please submit one form for each name tag.

Basic Information

Name / Nombre(Required)
This Form is for /Este formulario es para:(Required)
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Lenten Dinners

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
in the Social Hall

Adult Plate – $12.00 –
1 Entrée, 2 sides and a drink

Child Plate – $5.00-
1 Entrée, 1 side and a drink

Family –
$29.00 (2-adult plates & 2 child plates)



Beer Battered Fried Cod

Baked Tilapia


Beer Battered Fried Cod

Bake Tilapia

Mac & Cheese

Grilled Cheese


French Fries



Cole Slaw

Mac & Cheese

To Go Orders / Friday Pickups

March 24, For the Moms

Special – Linguini w/ White Clam Sauce, vegetable and salad

This evening the KofC are collaborating with the Respect for Life Ministry and the parish’s commitment to ‘Walking with Moms in Need.’ Meet members of the ministry and learn how you can support them in their work.

Walking with Moms in Need Collection: Bring baby items (Clothes, baby care items) for donations.

No Lenten Dinner on Friday, March 31. Stations of the Cross will be held on March 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church (Bilingual)

Walking with Moms in Need (WWMIN) Lunch ‘n Learn

Wednesdays, March 1 – March 29
12:00-1:15 p.m., Room 104

Contact Karla Colman, or 770-363-0451 for more information and a complete list of topics

Learn how to help build a culture of life. Are you interested in helping families in need of support and hope? Join us for Pregnancy Aid Clinic’s (PAC) Spring Lunch & Learns designed to arm the community with education and tools to foster life and facilitate healing. Learn with us! Join us for one or all training sessions, in-person or ZOOM.
Bring your lunch and we’ll treat you to dessert, coffee, fellowship, and life-affirming tips!

Zoom Meeting ID: 816 5416 0006
Passcode: PAClearn

WWMIN/PACLunch & Learn Schedule for March 2023
March 1:
Learn what to say and what not to say to someone during a critical time in their life. PAC’s client advocates share their techniques as Life Affirming Specialists.
March 8:
Learn the Georgia laws and the latest trend in adoption, and the qualifications to become a potential adoptive family.
March 15:
Learn from leaders of Walking with Moms in Need ministries throughout the Archdiocese about what it takes to help a family facing unplanned pregnancy. These groups provide spiritual and mentorship support, organize baby showers and act as God’s hand and feet to those in need.
March 22:
Learn how you can be a light for women and families grieving from miscarriage loss.
March 29:
Learn from our PATH experts about post-abortion trauma. There is hope and healing for women and men experiencing grief and loss. Learn how God’s mercy is working through healing programs accessible to all.

Go On Pilgrimage with Father Eric

Shrines of Spain
& Fatima Pilgrimage

July 10 – 20, 2023

Spiritual Leader: Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo and Fr. Eric Hill

Barcelona * Manresa * Montserrat * Zaragoza * Madrid * Toledo * Astorga * O’ Cebreiro * Santiago de Compostela * Santarem * Fatima

See the full details at



The Holy Land
November 6 – 16, 2023

Spiritual Director: Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo

Spiritual Director: Fr. Eric Hill

Tel Aviv * Caesarea * Stella Maris (Haifa)· Nazareth * Cana * Tiberias * Sea of Galilee * Jordan River * Mt. Tabor * Jericho * Jerusalem * Temple Model * Ein Karem * Bethlehem * Bethany * Dead Sea * Mt. Of Olives * Gethsemane * Mt. Zion (Upper Room) * Western Wall * Via Dolorosa * Church of the Holy Sepulchre


Seder Meal Complimentary Tickets Form

Seder Meal

Tickets for those preparing for First Eucharist, Confirmation and to be received into the Church at the Easter Vigial.
  • Seder Meal Tickets for those receiving Sacraments of Initiation

    We'd love to honor those preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation: First Eucharist, Confirmation and being received into the Church at the Easter by purchasing your ticket to the Seder Meal. The Seder Meal is a wonderful immersion experience of the Last Supper and helps us to understand the depth of Jesus' love in giving us the Eucharist. We will have you Seder Meal ticket at the door on April 1. If your plans change, please let us know as seating is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult, click here to purchase a ticket,
  • If there is one more than one family member preparing for Sacraments of Initiation, please indicate how many tickets are needed?

Seder Meal 2023

Ever Been to a Seder Meal at Passover?

This is an IDEAL family Faith experience! Our present day celebration of the Eucharist is rooted in the Jewish Passover family meal. A better understanding of the Jewish Seder will provide a richer understanding of our Sunday Mass.

¿Haz participado alguna vez en la Cena del Séder Pascual? ¡Ésta es una experiencia de Fe en familia ideal!Nuestra celebración contemporánea de la Eucaristia está basada en la Cena Pascual judía en familia. Un mejor conocimiento del Séder judío le dará un mejor entendimiento de nuestra Misa dominical.