Advent Penance Service and Confession Times

Penance Service

Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.

Several bilingual priests will be available for confession.

Servicio Penitencial

Miércoles, 30 de Noviembre, 7:00 p.m.

Varios sacerdotes bilingües disponibles para la confesión.


Weekly Confession Times: Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
Confession for the Deaf after the 6:30 p.m. Mass on December 10.

Local Advent Penance Services  (all at 7pm)

Monday, Nov 28- Our Lady of LaSalette

Tuesday, Nov 29- St. Ann-

Wednesday, Nov 30- Transfiguration-

Monday, December 5- St. Joseph-

Tuesday, December 6- St. Catherine-

Tuesday, December 13- St Michael The Archangel-

Wednesday, December 14- Holy Family-

Tuesday, December 20- St. Thomas The Apostle-

Transfiguration Catholic Church Welcomes You Back! Gathering for Mass Guidelines

Coming to Mass

WELCOME to Transfiguration Catholic Church

Though we have gone back to welcoming everyone in, Transfiguration is always conscious of keeping the family safe. If you have questions or concerns about our protocols or safety standards, please contact the Administrative Offices of the Parish to speak to someone.
All are welcome.

MASS SCHEDULE
▪ Daily Mass:
Monday 9:00 a.m., Tuesday 9:00 a.m., Tuesday 6:30 p.m. (Español), Wednesday 9:00 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m., Thursday 6:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.
▪ Weekend Masses: Saturday: 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. (Spanish), 5:00 p.m.
▪ Signing for the deaf and hard of hearing at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass
▪ Nursery at Mass only for 11:00 a.m. (Nursery is NOT available for All Masses at this time.)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Do I need to wear a mask?
No – And Yes.
Mask Wearing is Strongly Encouraged for ALL who enter the parish. (Archdiocese of Atlanta 8/13/2021)
Read More Here : https://archatl.com/2021/08/current-guidelines-for-parishes-regarding-covid-19/
en Español : https://archatl.com/es/2021/08/directrices-actuales-para-las-parroquias-sobre-covid-19/

You are able to come and go from church, church offices and ministry meetings with masks optional if you are fully vaccinated.

We have expanded seating to welcome everyone. Daily Mass Seating is open to include the entire sanctuary. Masks are optional for the vaccinated.

Am I required to attend Mass?
Read Archbishop Hartmayer’s Letter on the updates to Dispensation beginning May 23, 2021 (Pentecost Sunday) for the Archdiocese of Atlanta HERE. Masses can be viewed online at https://video.ibm.com/channel/transfiguration-catholic-church
While the general dispensation is removed, there are specific persons for whom the dispensation will, for the time being, still be applicable, as well as persons for whom there is no obligation in the first place according to the norms of canon law. One does not have an obligation to attend Mass on Sunday or a holy day of obligation in the following circumstances:

  1. You are ill or you have a health condition that would be significantly compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.
  2. You are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
  3. You have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or you have reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness.
  4. You care for the sick, homebound, or infirm.
  5. You are pregnant.
  6. You are 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).
  7. You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered, you are infirm, your ride did not show up, the church was at capacity).
  8. You have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.

For questions about how these might apply to you, please contact your pastor. These categories will be reviewed in due course and revised as needed.

Persons legitimately dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass are still to observe the Lord’s Day by participating in a broadcast of the Sunday Mass or by spending time in prayer or meditating on Scripture, either individually or as a family.


MAINTAINING OUR FACILITIES
The church maintains a high level of cleanliness. The Maintenance staff works to clean and sanitize the church. This includes all surface areas and restrooms. When required, classrooms and meeting rooms are sanitized. The Social Hall is cleaned and sanitized when needed. Remember, if you choose to attend Mass, there is always risk of exposure to illness.
• Bathrooms will be sanitized between Masses
• Water fountains have been updated to include touchless water bottle fillers for your safety and convince.


HOW WILL THIS WORK?

At All Masses, you will seat yourself. Please seat yourself at a social distance if desired. Communion will be as normal.

Current Seating in the Sanctuary – You are welcome to wear a mask anywhere in the sanctuary, they will be optional to those who are fully vaccinated. Masks are encouraged for all who enter the parish buildings, but not required. You will seat yourself, enter and exit the building and approach the altar for communion as usual.

Hospitality Ministers will continue to welcome and assist in seating as needed.

8/13/21 * Masks are STRONGLY recommended to all those who enter the parish.
You are welcome to wear a mask as long as you feel you need to. You may sit anywhere in the church with a mask on. Masks will be optional for those fully vaccinated.

Offertory Baskets are being passed at all Masses. Though, you are encouraged to make your contributions online. (Here)

Bulletins will be distributed to everyone at the conclusion of Mass.

Digital Versions Bulletins available – see BULLETIN (Song sheets are not available online)

If you are returning to church for the first time, welcome back. We are here to answer any questions or concerns: 770-477-1442

Please note: if we receive notice of a COVID exposure/positive test result, details will be posted on www.transfiguration.com,

Stay tuned for more details. This message is available on the CURRENT EVENTS button on the webpage and MyParish App.

To become a Hospitality Minster for Sunday Mass or funerals and weddings, please contact Dan Marcacci, dmarcacci@transfiguration.com.


OUR PROTOCOLS: (effective November 28, 2022)

Before you leave home:

• Make sure everyone attending Mass is feeling well! As we always have, if you do not feel well, please protect the other members of our church family by remaining at home and participating in Mass online.
• Bring personal hand sanitizer for use immediately before and after Communion.

Arriving at Transfiguration

• You may seat yourself. Masking is optional everywhere in the sanctuary and there are no social distancing restrictions at this time.

( Masked Seating Sections for this parish are not being utilized at this time. Please allow for the parish staff and hospitality ministers to assist in seating when establish Social Distance Sections of the Sanctuary are needed and designated. This will only occur when needed or requested by the Archdiocese upon community needs. Thank you for understanding )

• We cannot accept all requests for specific seating locations. If you have extenuating circumstances or a family with young children, please allow us to try to accommodate you. We ask that you be patient with us as we maximize capacity of the church.
• Hand sanitizing stations are in the foyer. Please observe proper hand hygiene and sanitizing. (at all times)
• The collection basket are being passed at all Masses. Online Giving options available at transfiguration.com.
• As always, there is no food or drink allowed in the sanctuary.

Changes during Mass

• We may be unable to bring communion to the pew bound at this time. Please see a hospitality minister before Mass begins for extenuating circumstances.
• The Precious Blood is being offered at all Masses.
As we always have, please refrain from sharing in the Cup if you are sick or otherwise compromised to uphold the health safety of our parish community.

• The Precious Body will be received into your hands.
If you choose to receive on the tongue, please try to go to the end of the communion line. An EM or Priest could ask you to return to the end of the line if there are several others to be communed. Thank You.

  • Proper procedure for receiving Communion while masked: (Masks not required to receive)
    • Use your hand sanitizer to wash your hands before you get in the Communion line
    • Receive the consecrated host into your hands, please hold your hands flat, one on top of the other to receive the Eucharist.
    • Step to the side, Lift your mask, Consume the host, Reposition your mask, Return to your pew, Use your hand sanitizer to wash your hands
  • At the conclusion of Mass, At the conclusion of Mass, please depart your pew in an orderly fashion through the front doors.
  • Printed bulletins will be available as you exit Mass.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to wear a mask?
No

And Yes.
Mask Wearing is Strongly Encouraged for ALL who enter the parish. (Archdiocese of Atlanta 8/13/2021)
Read More Here : https://archatl.com/2021/08/current-guidelines-for-parishes-regarding-covid-19/
en Español : https://archatl.com/es/2021/08/directrices-actuales-para-las-parroquias-sobre-covid-19/
You are able to come and go from church, church offices and ministry meetings with masks optional if you are fully vaccinated. Masks are strongly recommended.


Starting July 1, we welcome those who are fully vaccinated to attend Mass with Masks Optional. Starting in September, we welcome all to sit in the sanctuary without restriction.

What can I do to help at Mass?
More opportunities to help during Liturgy will become available through the Liturgy Department. They will be announced accordingly!

I did not make a reservation. Can I still come to Mass?
Yes! NO reservations are needed.

Are you having drive up confessions?
No- we are offering Reconciliation in our confessionals. Masks are encouraged when needed. Priests will wear a mask as needed.
• Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. and, on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
• Priests leave after all confessions are heard to prepare for Mass. We ask that you ARRIVE at the start time.
• Reconciliation is also available by appointment. Call the church office, 770-977-1442

Are you offering…

Anointing of the Sick?
• Contact Liana, lvalentinscott@transfiguration.com, to request an anointing.

Baptisms?
• At this time, Baptism is not offered during Mass. To schedule a Baptism, contact Linda, lrega@transfiguration.com

Funerals?
• Contact Dan, dmarcacci@transfiguration.com

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?
• Adoration Chapel Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(unless the Chapel is needed for Liturgical events, which will be posted) Come spend some time with Jesus.

Ongoing updates:

Phase 2 began August 15, 2020

  • Celebrations of First Eucharist, Confirmation and OCI-A Liturgies have taken place, please see the website if you are interested in becoming Catholic or receiving Sacraments.
  • Religious Education classes – will be offered in person beginning August 2021. See the link here.
  • Weekday Preschool – following the Catholic Schools Protocols set by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. (Enrollment information)

Phase 3 began May 2021

  • Parish Offices are open to the public from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m Friday.
  • Eucharistic Ministers are serving in each Mass
  • The Font is full and running (Holy Water is available)
  • Ministry meetings are now taking place on the Parish Campus in a limited capacity. Please contact the Parish Offices for scheduling. Ministry leaders have been contacted and supplied with scheduling information.
  • All Faith Formation Classes are being held in person beginning August 15
  • Nursery will be available for Faith Formation beginning August 15. (Announcements about Nursery for Mass will be announced here)

2022 Updates:

  • Ministry Meetings are welcomed back to the Parish with approval and proper calendar placement.
  • Water Fountains are being replaced with touchless water bottle fillers for your convenience and safety.
  • Expanded Sanctuary Seating
  • Offertory Baskets are being Passes at Mass.
  • Children are asked to follow the same masking requests as adults. (fully optional if vaccinated). Preschool and Classroom settings may ask for differing masking for teens or younger children when needed.

2022 updates.2

Groups and ministry meetings are being held on campus.
Seating is open in the sanctuary, face to face reconciliation is offered in the confessional, Faith Formation is back with all face to face learning.
Masking is optional but encouraged as needed.

Who should NOT attend Mass at Transfiguration in person right now:
• Anyone who has a temperature of 99.6 or above, is feeling unwell, or exhibits symptoms of illness
• Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19
• Anyone exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms: Temperature of 99.6 or above • Loss of taste/smell • Cough
Fatigue • Shortness of breath • Muscle pain Sore throat• Chills
• Anyone who has traveled internationally or to any location identified as a hot spot for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

Frequent updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
God’s blessings to you and your family.

Advent – Week One / Primera Semana de Adviento

A reflection written by Director or Evangelization and Discipleship, Michael Mullink

Adjust the volume!  It’s time for that great season of “turning down and turning up”.  Advent invites us to turn down the volume on the din of our collective exterior holiday pace with all its glittering, merry cacophony.  It’s also an annual challenge to turn down the volume of internal noise.  Do you know the noise I mean?  The constant breathlessness within our hearts, the resounding cadence of our distracted minds, the ceaseless striving we detect in our whirling souls? I realize just how much I need this annual time of adjustment!  Can we agree that we need to experience alone and together the blessed stillness of Advent calm and quiet waiting?  We need the same interior calm that was produced inside the Virgin of Nazareth once Archangel Gabriel spoke the Divine Word to and within her. This is the holy calm of Advent… this is Jesus who waits to inhabit us too!

But it’s not only a season of turning down, it’s also time to turn up the volume of the scriptures so that we can adequately hear the urgings of holy prophet Isaiah, the bold witness of the mute Zechariah and the stunned awe and delight of his aged pregnant wife Elizabeth.  It’s time to turn up the barely audible sound of the leaping preborn John who would one day become the Baptizer and spend his life pointing to the way to Christ, regardless of the personal cost. It’s time to listen in on the dreams of Joseph and to ponder the Father‘s saving plan with the humble Mary, the mother of God.

What will we do differently this year to intentionally adjust the volume?  Maybe we can pause in silence before family meals as we light candles on our  wreaths?  Or get up 15 minutes earlier (alternatively stay up 15 minutes later) than our phones and electronic devices?  There are some great daily devotionals available.  Or perhaps it’s time to take up the challenge to serve the poor in a personal, selfless way? Maybe we steal away to the adoration chapel each week before Christmas to sit in silent wonder before Jesus in the monstrance? What about parking as far away from the entrance to the store as we possibly can in order to enjoy some extra walking and give additional space to other shoppers? Random daily acts of kindness anyone?  Maybe we replace the music or news that normally accompanies our commute and let quiet have its effect on us?  However we might choose to adjust our personal volumes, let’s resolve this year that we not miss this chance that lies before us to be overshadowed by the powerfully pervasive love of God who continues to leap down from heaven into our lives through this precious gift of Advent.  O come, Divine Messiah!

Primera Semana de Adviento

¡Ajusta el volumen! Es hora de esa gran temporada de “bajar y subir”. El Adviento nos invita a bajar un poco el ritmo festivo exterior colectivo y todo el estruendo que se nos muestra brillante y alegre. También es un reto reducir el volumen del ruido interno. ¿Sabes a qué ruido me refiero? ¿La constante falta de aliento dentro de nuestros corazones, nuestras mentes distraídas, el esfuerzo incesante en nuestras almas arremolinadas? ¡Me doy cuenta de cuánto necesito este tiempo de ajuste! ¿Podemos estar de acuerdo en que necesitamos experimentar solos y juntos la hermosa quietud del Adviento, la calma y la espera tranquila? Necesitamos la misma calma interior que se produjo en el interior de la Virgen de Nazaret una vez que el Arcángel Gabriel le pronunció la Palabra Divina y ella la acogió dentro de sí. Esta es la santa calma del Adviento… ¡este es Jesús que espera para habitarnos también a nosotros!

Pero no es solo una temporada de bajar algo, también es hora de subir el volumen de las Escrituras para que podamos escuchar adecuadamente las recomendaciones del profeta Isaías, el testimonio audaz del mudo Zacarías y el asombro y el deleite atónitos de su anciana y embarazada esposa Isabel. Es hora de subir el sonido apenas audible del salto de Juan antes de nacer que un día se convertiría en el Bautista y pasaría su vida señalando el camino hacia Cristo, sin importar lo que le costara. Es hora de escuchar los sueños de José y reflexionar sobre el plan salvífico del Padre con la humilde María, la madre de Dios.

¿Qué haremos diferente este año para de manera intencional ajustar el volumen? ¿Quizás podamos hacer una pausa en silencio antes de las comidas familiares mientras encendemos las velas en nuestras coronas? ¿O levantarnos 15 minutos antes de encender nuestros aparatos electrónicos o acostarnos 15 minutos después de haberlos apagado? Hay muchos devocionales diarios disponibles. ¿O tal vez es hora de aceptar el reto de servir a los pobres de manera personal y desinteresada? ¿Quizás podemos ir a la capilla de adoración cada semana antes de Navidad para sentarnos en silencio para sentir a Jesús en la custodia? ¿Qué tal si nos estacionamos lo más lejos posible de la entrada de la tienda para disfrutar un poco más la caminata y dar espacio adicional a otros compradores? ¿O tener actos espontáneos de bondad con alguien? ¿Quizás reemplazamos la música o las noticias que normalmente escuchamos y dejamos que la tranquilidad tenga su efecto en nosotros? Sin embargo, podemos optar por ajustar el volumen personal, procurar este año no perder esta oportunidad que se nos presenta de ser eclipsados ​​​​por el poderosos amor omnipresente de Dios que nos llega desde el cielo a través de este precioso regalo de Adviento. ¡Oh, ven, Divino Mesías!

SVdP Pantry and Collection

We at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul wish to express our deepest thanks for the tremendous generosity of our Thanksgiving meal sponsors. You are the best! And we’re doing it again, this time for Christmas. Many of you have already told us that you are willing to sponsor a family for their Christmas meal, but we need more sponsors. If you would like to buy the groceries for a family’s Christmas meal and can drop those groceries off at the Family Life Center on Saturday, Dec. 17th, between 9 & 10 a.m., then please contact Toni: tonivilardi@comcast.net. Grace and Peace to all of you at this holiday season!

“Charity is the cement that unites communities to God and individuals to each other, so that he who contributes to the union of hearts in a community binds it indissolubly to God.”  – St. Vincent de Paul

If you are a parishioner and need assistance, call our helpline at 770-977-1442 x 142. (o ext. 157 en Español) If you have questions about our ministry, you can contact us at svdp@transfiguration.com.

If you would like to support SVDP financially, see our Giving and Donation Page.

See all ways you can serve by clicking here: SVDP

Thank you for your support of our neighbors in need through financial and food donations. We are providing food to an average of 25 families every other week. Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, chicken, fish, and canned goods to these families.

Thank you for your Generosity!

Please place your donations in the SVDP Crate located at the Church doors daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Many thanks for your continuing support!

Perishable Food Collections: December 11

Perishable food collections are every two weeks on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Please help support your St Vincent de Paul Conference here at Transfiguration by providing perishable food items for our Pantry.   Please click on the link below to find our next Collection Date.  The collection site is located at the rear of the church at our SVdP Pantry door – no need to get out of your car we will come to you as you pull up – collection time is before the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass beginning at 10:30.  
Please sign up below to help our neighbors in need! Sign up here: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4aadaa2fa20-stvincent


We thank you for all you do to help our neighbors in need! If you want to learn more about how our St. Vincent de Paul Conference helps the homeless, please contact us at svdp@transfiguration.com.

Children’s Christmas Drama

Children’s Christmas Drama Sign Up

Children ages 3 to 11 years of age are invited to sign up to participate in the Children’s Christmas Drama.  The Christmas Drama will be a part of the Christmas Eve Children’s Mass at 4:30 p.m. December 24th.

Sign Up for participants will go live on November 18th and will close on December 7th.  Please see our website for sign up link.

Rehearsal Dates:

Saturday, December 10th:

  • 10:00 a.m. Name drawing
  • 10:15 a.m. Costume Fittings
  • 10:45 a.m. to Noon Rehearsal

Saturday, December 17th Dress Rehearsal

  • 10:00 a.m. Check In and Costume check
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 Rehearsal

Reserve la Fecha: 18 de Noviembre

Inscriba a sus niños para el Drama de Navidad

Los niños de 3 a 11 años están invitados a participar en el Drama de Navidad a las 4:30 p.m. en la Misa de Niños del día de Nochebuena.  Las inscripciones comienzan el 18 de Noviembre hasta el 7 de Diciembre. .

Fechas de Ensayos:

Sábado, 10 de Diciembre, a las 10:00 a.m.

Se elegirán los participantes. Se probarán los vestuarios y harán el primer ensayo. 

Sábado, 17 de Diciembre a las 10:00 a.m. 

Ensayo con el vestuario

Sign Up Aquí

The Advent Event of 2022! Breakfast with St. Nick

Advent Day and Breakfast with St. Nick Saturday December 3
9:00 -10:45 a.m. & 10:00 -11:45 a.m.

Breakfast with St. Nick
Breakfast being served from 10:00 -10:45 a.m.

Your family is invited to our Transfiguration Advent Celebration! Pictures with Santa, Crafts, Games, Fair Trade Market (Cash and Carry Items or order online) and the kid friendly St. Gabriel’s Gift Shop are available from before or after breakfast. 

Limited Seating for this event. Tickets $5 per person. (2 yrs and under, are free)

Purchase your ticket online, in the faith formation office or in person after Mass.  

Día de Adviento y

Desayuno con San Nicolás

Sábado 3 de Diciembre

9:00 -10:45 a.m. 10:00 -11:45 a.m.

El desayuno con San Nicolás será servido de 10:00 -10:45 a.m.



Toda su familia está invitada a nuestra celebración de Adviento en Transfiguración! 

Fotos con Santa, manualidades, juegos, tienda de regalos San Gabriel, con regalos para los niños estarán disponibles antes y después del desayuno.

Los asientos son limitados. Boletos cuestan $5 por persona. Compre su boleto online, después de Misa, o en la oficina de Formación de Fe.   


For more information, reach out to the Faith Formation department email HERE or call us at 770-977-1442 ext 155.

Spirited Book Club

The Spirited

Book Club

Monday, November 28

7:00 p.m.

in the Adult Ed/OCI Room

November Book Club Pick:

An Invisible Thread

by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

Please read this book in advance, if you can, and join us for a “spirited” discussion of An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny 

An Invisible Thread” chronicles the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. Join us for a discussion of this inspirational read.

Adult Faith Formation Guest Speakers




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Transfiguration 2022 Annual Financial Review


Transfiguration Church – Financial Activities Review Summary FYE June 30, 2022

Overall FY 2022 Results

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, Transfiguration Church total income from parish activities was exceeded by total expenses resulting in a net deficit of $29,235 across all operational segment categories. A summary of the financial results for the major activity segments is provided below for both “Income” and “Expenses.”

The parish realized total income of $3,479,558 for fiscal year surpassing its budgeted income by $716,091. Concurrently, total parish expenses were $3,508,794 exceeding budget by $761,446. The increased expenses were primarily due to capital and repair expenditures in Facilities assets and to the purchase and renovation of the new Rectory. Some of the capital expenditures were anticipated as noted in the financial summary review report for the previous fiscal year.

The purchase cost of the new rectory is a nonrecurring item. Among the more significant expenditures:

• Purchase and Renovation of New Rectory

• Church Building Roof Replacement (Admin Offices and Classroom sections)

• Church Sanctuary Audio Soundboard and Video Lighting systems

• Building Glass – Phases 1 and 2

• Parking Lot – Top coating and Exterior Lights

• New Gator Maintenance Vehicle

• Bell Tower Carillon Bell Replacements

• New Safe and Reworked Confessional

As noted above, Income surpluses offset the overage in capital expenses to a large degree.

Notable income sources included:

• Offertory Donations

• Other Parish Collections (Extraordinary, unexpected donations)

• Gain on Sale of former Rectory Buildings. (The net effect of the rectory assets sales and purchase was positive income)

• Archbishop Annual Appeal rebate

Given the substantial level of expenditures incurred on the church Facilities and Rectory assets over fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the overall net deficit of $29,235 (less than 1% of total income) is remarkable. Much progress has been made in updating our campus this past year without the need for a capital campaign through strong stewardship employing efficient maintenance and improvement strategies as well as competitive bidding.

FY 2023 Expectations

For the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, the parish budget outlines $3,002,155 in income sources to support its operational expenses. The parish is also facing major capital expenditures in the replacement of its HVAC systems throughout the campus buildings and glass replacements in the church sanctuary building. The magnitude of our parish activities and facilities coupled with the age of the buildings and equipment requires continual maintenance to sustain church operations and valued ministries in smooth working order. Fr. Eric’s priority has and will continue to be to always provide for the safety and security of everyone on the parish campus.

We also have several desirable improvements whose realization will depend on the actual funds we receive.

As such, these items are not budgeted. These improvements include:

• Drapes in Social Hall and Stage Area

• Social Hall upgrades – sound panel, light controller, LEDs

• Interior and Exterior Signage

• Replace Office Furniture (5 office rotation)

• Landscaping enhancements

• Bell Tower enhancements

• Caulk Building

• Install TV Monitor in conference room

Transfiguration Church has been truly blessed by the time, talent, and treasure contributed by its parishioners throughout its history. We remain deeply grateful for their ongoing generosity and support. Moving forward into the 2023 fiscal year, we are excited about the opportunities to continue to serve the Lord and our parish community.


Iglesia de la Transfiguración Resumen de la revisión de actividades
financieras del año fiscal que finaliza el 30 de Junio de 2022 

Resultados generales del año fiscal 2022 

Para el año fiscal que finalizó el 30 de junio de 2022, los ingresos totales de las actividades parroquiales en la Iglesia de la Transfiguración fueron superados por los gastos totales, lo que resultó en un déficit neto de $29,235 en todas las categorías de segmentos operativos. A continuación, se proporciona un resumen de los resultados financieros de los principales segmentos de actividad tanto para “Ingresos” como para “Gastos”. 

La parroquia obtuvo un ingreso total de $3,479,558 para el año fiscal, superando su ingreso presupuestado en $716,091. Al mismo tiempo, los gastos parroquiales totales fueron: 

$3,508,794 excediendo el presupuesto por $761,446. El aumento de los gastos se debió principalmente a los gastos de capital y reparación en los activos de las Instalaciones y a la compra y renovación de la nueva Rectoría. Algunos de los gastos de capital se anticiparon como se indica en el informe de revisión del resumen financiero del año fiscal anterior. El costo de compra de la nueva rectoría es un elemento no recurrente. Entre los gastos más significativos: 

· Compra y Renovación de Nueva Rectoría 

· Reemplazo del techo del edificio de la iglesia (oficinas administrativas y salones de clases) 

· Sistemas de iluminación, video y equipo de sonido en el templo 

· Ventanales de Vidrio – Fases 1 y 2 

· Estacionamiento – Recubrimiento superior y Luces exteriores 

· Nuevo vehículo de mantenimiento – Gator 

· Reemplazo de campanas del campanario 

· Nueva Caja de Seguridad y reestructuración del Confesionario

Como se señaló anteriormente, los excedentes de ingresos compensaron en gran medida el excedente de los gastos de capital. Las fuentes de ingresos notables incluyeron: 

· Donaciones de Ofertorio 

· Otras Colectas Parroquiales (Donaciones extraordinarias, inesperadas) 

· Ganancia en Venta de Antiguos Edificios de Rectoría. (El efecto neto de la compra y venta de bienes de rectoría arrojó un resultado positivo) 

· Reembolso de la Campaña Anual del Arzobispo 

Dado el nivel sustancial de gastos incurridos en las instalaciones de la iglesia y los activos de la rectoría durante el año fiscal que finalizó el 30/6/2022, el déficit neto general de $29,235 (menos del 1% del ingreso total) es notable. Se ha avanzado mucho en la actualización de nuestro campus desde el año pasado sin la necesidad de una campaña capital a través de una sólida administración que emplea estrategias eficientes de mantenimiento y mejora, así como licitaciones competitivas.  

Expectativas para el año fiscal 2023 

 La parroquia también enfrenta importantes gastos de capital en el reemplazo de sus sistemas HVAC en todos los edificios del campus y reemplazos de vidrios en el edificio del santuario de la iglesia. La magnitud de las actividades e instalaciones de nuestra parroquia, junto con la antigüedad de los edificios y el equipo, requiere un mantenimiento continuo para sostener las operaciones de la iglesia y los valiosos ministerios en un funcionamiento fluido. La prioridad de Padre Eric ha sido y seguirá siendo siempre brindar seguridad y protección a todos en el campus de la parroquia. También tenemos varias mejoras deseables cuya realización dependerá de los fondos reales que recibamos. Como tal, estos artículos no están presupuestados. Estas mejoras incluyen: 

· Cortinas en Salón Social y Área del Escenario 

· Mejoras en el salón social: panel de sonido, control de luces, LED 

· Señalización Interior y Exterior 

· Reemplazo de Mobiliario de Oficina (rotación de 5 oficinas) 

· Mejoras en los jardines y paisajismo 

· Mejoras en el campanario 

· Cubrir con masilla las áreas que necesitan  

· Instalar monitor de TV en sala de conferencias 

La Iglesia de la Transfiguración ha sido verdaderamente bendecida por el tiempo, el talento y el tesoro aportado por sus feligreses a lo largo de su historia. Seguimos profundamente agradecidos por su generosidad y apoyo continuos. Avanzando hacia el año fiscal 2023, estamos entusiasmados con las oportunidades de continuar sirviendo al Señor y a nuestra comunidad parroquial. 

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