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.


  • 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.
  • First Saturday, (after First Friday), 7:30 a.m.
  • Weekend Masses: Saturday: 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 7:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. (Spanish), 5:00 p.m.
  • Signing for the deaf and hard of hearing at the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
  • Nursery at Mass only for the 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (Nursery is NOT available for All Masses at this time.)


Do I need to wear a mask?
No – And Yes. (If you are coughing or have a cold, please wear a mask to protect yourself and others)
Read More Here :
en Español :

You are able to come and go from church, church offices and ministry.

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
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.

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.

  • Water fountains have been updated to include touchless water bottle fillers for your safety and convince.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are in the foyer. Please observe proper hand hygiene and sanitizing. (at all times)


Current Seating in the Sanctuary – You are welcome to wear a mask anywhere in the sanctuary. 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.

As always, there is no food or drink allowed in the sanctuary

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,

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,

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.


Do I have to wear a mask?

And Yes. (If you are coughing or have a cold, please wear a mask to protect yourself and others)
Read More Here :
en Español :

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,, to request an anointing.

• YES. To schedule a Baptism, contact Linda,

• Contact Dan,

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:

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.

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.

Resources and Support at Transfiguration

St. Vincent de Paul St Vincent de Paul Society 770-977-1442 ext. 1252 English, ext 1253 Español

Family Promise Family Promise 678-594-3150

The Family Assistance Fund Contact Parish Office to talk to someone about assistance for Transfiguration parish members. 770-977-1442

Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministry

Walking with Moms in Need 404-763-4357

Holy Family Counseling Welcome to Transfiguration HOLY FAMILY COUNSELING. 678-993-8494

MUST MINISTRIES outreach: (Community meals, Day Center, Elizabeth Inn Shelter)770-426-7667

Marietta Housing Authority: (Housing assistance) 770-419-3200

NAMI Cobb County (Mental Health Services) 770-695-5333

Cobb Senior Services: (Senior day Center, Transportation and Meals on Wheels for Seniors) 770-528-5355

Georgia VA:

Suspected Human Trafficking : 1-888-373-7888 (

Marriage Support: Retrouvielle – atlanta@retrouville or

A large list of services can be found here :

Volunteers are Always Needed at Transfiguration.

Answer the call to service at Transfiguration!

The Heavenly Dusters – those who help upkeep the sanctuary and narthex during the week for the parish. Dusting pews, corners and around altar spaces. Spot sweeping the sanctuary between funerals and liturgical events in the sanctuary. Generally being a blessing to everyone who considers Transfiguration an extension of their home. Email us to get involved.

Parish Office Volunteers:

Welcome our visitors, answer phones and help around the parish office Monday – Friday. Contact us at to help.

Audio Visual Ministry at Transfiguration:

The Parish is looking to expand its AV Team. This ministry helps live stream Sunday, daily and special Masses; runs the lighting, cameras, microphones and sound boards at Mass and other parish events. We are looking for new faces to serve and grow in this ministry.  Adult and Teen volunteers are welcome to join. Contact Dan at

Hospitality Team:

The Parish is always looking for friendly faces to help set up, clean up, and serve at events of all sizes. You can volunteer your service to the parish by contacting Esteban at Hospitality is more than our warm welcome to new folks at Mass – though that is a very important part – it is offering your service to everyone who walks through our doors. Because Transfiguration is an extension of every member’s home, we want everyone to feel welcome to join the hospitality team to serve each other at table, at Mass, at social events and faith formation events. Listen to the Lord’s call to grow this ministry into something like it never was before. We’ll be happy to have you.

•Funeral Reception Team
•Hospitality After Mass
•Faith Formation Food Crew

•Parish Wide Event Hospitality
•Social Event and Special Event Servers
•Get Trained in the Kitchen to cook, clean or wash dishes
•Send Meals to Hungry Priests
•Adult Faith Formation Events Hospitality

And More opportunities to come.

Nursery Volunteers

Let us know you can volunteer by sending an email to

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    – we equip the called in every way. Say Yes to this special service opportunity.

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

• Help with Technology during sessions – nothing too difficult. Great for A Teen volunteer!

• Nursery Volunteers

Click here for volunteer opportunities

Family Promise

Summer Meal Providers and Overnight Hosts are needed ! CLICK HERE TO see the opportunities. Secure your spot early!

St. Vincent de Paul

Join the Vincentians at Transfiguration at their next Fellowship meeting (designated Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Adult Lounge) Email for volunteer opportunities.

Family Faith Nursery Sign Ups

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.”

The Bible in a Year

If you’ve struggled to read the Bible, this podcast is for you.

Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and featuring Jeff Cavins, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes starting January 1st, 2021.

Each 20-25 minute episode includes:

  • two to three scripture readings 
  • reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
  • and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word.

Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast for Catholics follows a reading plan inspired by the Great Adventure Bible Timeline®  learning system, a groundbreaking approach to understanding Salvation History developed by renowned Catholic Bible teacher Jeff Cavins.

Tune in and live your daily life through the lens of God’s word!

Follow along without an app!

Listen Now¡Disponible en español!

“La Biblia en un año.”

¡El nuevo podcast de Ascension inicia en enero de 2022!

Regístrate abajo para recibir el plan de lectura de “La Biblia en un año” que inicia en enero de 2022.

¡Disponible a partir del 1 de enero de 2022!

Si has tenido problemas para leer la Biblia, este podcast es para ti.

El podcast de Ascension, “La Biblia en un año,” guía a los católicos por la Biblia con un episodio diario durante 365 días, comenzando el 01 de enero del 2022.

Cada episodio de 25-30 minutos contiene:

  • Dos o tres lecturas de la Escritura
  • Una reflexión
  • Una oración guiada para ayudarte a escuchar la voz de Dios en su Palabra

A diferencia de otros podcasts de la Biblia, el podcast de Ascension “La Biblia en un año” sigue un plan de lectura basado en el sistema de aprendizaje de la Cronología de la Biblia® de The Great Adventure, con un enfoque innovador para comprender la historia de la salvación. El sistema ha sido desarrollado por el reconocido profesor de Biblia Jeff Cavins.

Sintonízalo y ¡vive tu vida diaria a la luz de la Palabra de Dios!

Holy Family Counseling Center

Servicios de Psicoterapia Católica

Terapia basada en una perspectiva Católica Cristiana.

Cristina Bermúdez, psicoterapueta bilingüe de Holy Family Counseling Center,
brinda asesoramiento a individuos, parejas y familias desde una perspectiva católica.
Cristina habla Inglés y Español con fluidez. Para más información y para hacer una cita,

llame al 678-993-8494 o visite su página,

Welcome to Transfiguration HOLY FAMILY COUNSELING.

Transfiguration welcomes HOLY FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER – Catholic Counseling services. Holy Family Counseling Center, provides bilingual options for counseling of individuals, couples and families from a Catholic perspective for the families of the Transfiguration Catholic Church.  Counselors are fluent in both English and Spanish.  For information and appointments, please call 678-993-8494 or visit their website at .

There are several locations for counselors to meet with you. Transfiguration welcomes counselors to meet clients here on the parish campus. Details will be provided a the time of scheduling. Schedule an Appointment Here

Holy Family Counseling Center

Servicios de Psicoterapia Católica

Psicoterapueta bilingüe de Holy Family Counseling Center,
brinda asesoramiento a individuos, parejas y familias desde una perspectiva católica para las familias de Transfiguración. Cristina habla inglés y español con fluidez. Para más información y para hacer una cita,

llame al 678-993-8494 o visite su página,