The Lenten Season at Transfiguration, 2024

Confession times during Lent:

Lenten Penance Service/Servicio de Penitencia de Cuaresma

  • Wednesday, February 21, 7:00pm (Church) / Miércoles, 21 de febrero, 7:00pm (iglesia)

Additional opportunities for Confession:

  • 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (Martes) and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays (Sábado)


*No Confession Tuesday, March 26 or Saturday, March 30 /No hay confesiones los Sábados 26 y 30 de Marzo


Days of Abstinence: Ash Wednesday and All Fridays of Lent including Good Friday 

DEFINITION OF ABSTINENCE: Abstinence means no meat. Abstinence laws consider that meat comes only from animals such as chickens, cows, sheep or pigs — all of which live on land. Birds are also considered meat. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. 

Days of Fasting: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are Days of Fasting and Abstinence. 

DEFINITION OF FASTING: The norms for fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. 


Fridays through Lent / Viernes de Cuaresma

February 16 – March 22/ del 16 de febrero al 22 de marzo

9:00 a.m. Mass, Stations, 9:30 a.m. in the Church (English)

7:00 p.m. in the Church (Bilingual)

Good Friday Stations of the Cross / Viernes Santo Vía Crucis

March 29, 3:00 p.m. in the Church

(Bilingual, Music and Incense, Livestreamed)


Lenten Dinners / Cenas de Cuaresma 

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #10362

Join your parish family for Friday night Lenten dinners in the Social Hall, bring your friends, bring your neighbors! Please bring a canned good to dinner for the St. Vincent de Paul pantry.

Fridays in Lent/

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)

Entrée’s

Adult

Beer Battered Fried Cod

Baked Tilapia

Desserts For Sale at the Event

Soft drinks, Iced tea, Beer and Wine Served

Child

Beer Battered Fried Cod

Baked Tilapia

Mac & Cheese

Grilled Cheese

Sides

French Fries

Vegetable

Salad

Cole Slaw

Mac & Cheese

NO LENTEN FISH FRY MARCH 22


Seder Meal / Cena de la Pascua Judía


SATURDAY, March 23, 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall./ Sábado, 23 de marzo, 7:00pm (salón social / se requiere reservación)

The Ideal Family Faith Experience. A traditional Seder hosted by the parish to learn and share our faith as Christians through the recognition of our Jewish roots. It is a communal meal, families and friends are always welcome.
Tickets for Adults : $13, Children $10 and kids under 5 are free.
Ticket sales close March 10..

If your child is preparing for First Communion or Confirmation or being initiated into the Church through OCI, we welcome them as our honored guest with a complimentary ticket. Please click the button below to reserve their ticket.

No Lenten Dinner on Friday, March 22. Stations of the Cross will be held on March 22at 7:00 p.m. in the Church (Bilingual)


Events:

750 Mercy Bags – Click HERE to donate a food or hygiene item for the Mercy Bags distributed to the unsheltered. Bags will be assembled the week of March 3 during our Family Faith sessions.

Hands on Transfiguration, Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. Meet at Family Life Center. Helping parishioners in need with light housekeeping and yard work as well as on-site projects. Click HERE to let us know you’re coming.

Easter Gift Bags for the Homebound: Baskets will be given to the Homebound Members of Transfiguration. Thank You for Your Donations to serve our community! Paper eggs with an item to purchase for the Easter gift bag will be distributed the weekend of March 2 & 3. Please return the items to the giant, white Easter Basket in the foyer before March 16/17. Our teens will assemble the bags for Ministers of Caring to deliver.

Seder Meal: Saturday, March 23, 6:30 p.m., Social Hall The Ideal Family Faith Experience. This is a joyful celebration complete with storytelling, music, scripture, thanksgiving, and good food. Adults $13, Children $10.
Beginning in March, buy tickets after Mass or online at transfiguration.com/tickets until March 10.

Prayers at the Foot of the Cross – write your prayer intentions on one of the crosses in the narthex and leave your prayer in the bowl at the foot of the cross. Intentions will be burned at the Easter Vigil fire.

Palm Sunday: March 24 Masses Begin Outside the FLC with a Procession to the church doors.

Easter Food Blessing, March 30, 12:00 p.m. (Noon): FLC Parking Lot. Bring food for your Easter Feast to have it blessed.

Children’s Resurrection Story Egg Hunt: March 30, 12:15 p.m. (Noon) . FLC Parking Lot. Join us for our annual Easter Egg hunt for kids at 12:15 p.m. Children will collect eggs that tell the story of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. Teen Volunteers are needed to help, contact Theresa, tbrader@transfiguration.com.

Holy Thursday Luminaries: At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper the altar is stripped, and the Blessed Sacrament is reposed until midnight. Join the Eucharistic Procession from the Church to the Social Hall where you are invited to Adoration.

St. Vincent de Paul: Make giving part of your Lent by serving with or donating to SVdP throughout the 40 days of Lent. See how at transfiguration.com/svdp.

Lenten Giving: Make Almsgiving a part of this Lent with a donation to the Parish, Archbishop’s Annual Appeal or to the Easter Flower Fund! Donate with your monthly contribution envelope or online at transfiguration.com/donate.

Easter Flowers: Help create a beautiful Altar for Easter. We are decorating the Sanctuary for the Joyful Easter Celebration as well as the Garden of the Altar of Repose in the Social Hall on Holy Thursday. Your donation will bring beauty to those spaces. Click Here (Altar Flowers).

CRS Rice Bowl: Take a Rice Bowl home to make it a part of your family’s Lenten Giving. Available in the Narthex while supplies last. 40 Day Lent Activity Calendar inside. See more about how CRS Helps through the Rice Bowl Program : Here .

Liturgy of the Hours: Add prayer to your Lent with the Liturgy of the Hours. Morning Prayers are offered in community, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel. All are welcome to join any time. Pray along with the iBreviary app.

Little Black Book of Lenten Prayers: A short reflection for every day of Lent. Books available while supplies last in the Narthex or Faith Formation Office.

Around the Lenten Circle: A digital resource for small group discussion during Lent. Available by emailing Cindy in the Adult Faith Office, cmcfadden@transfiguration.com.


Palms will be collected throughout the Lenten season in baskets in the Narthex.

Easter Liturgies will be live streamed at transfiguration.com and youtube.com/transfigurationcatholicchurch

In observance of Holy Week, parish offices will close on March 28 and reopen on April 2.
In the case of a sacramental emergency, please call: 770-977-1442 and follow the prompts.


Celebrate Holy Week / Celebra la Semana Santa
Mass Schedule and Information

Palm Sunday, March 24 / Domingo de Ramos, 24 de marzo

Palm Sunday Masses will begin outdoors in front of the Family Life Center (weather permitting)

and will Process as a group to the Sanctuary. Please arrive early for Mass.

Vigil Mass, Saturday, March 23, 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.

Holy Thursday • Mass of the Lord’s Supper, March 28 / Jueves Santo Misa vespertina de la Cena del Señor28 de marzo

8:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper** (Bilingual)

Foot washing by the parishioners of Transfiguration.

Altar of Repose located in the Social Hall after Mass.

There is NO 9:00 a.m. Mass on Holy Thursday.

Good Friday • The Passion of the Lord, March 29 / Viernes Santo La Pasión del Señor, 29 de marzo

8:00 p.m. The Observance of the Lord’s Passion** (Bilingual)

There is NO 9:00 a.m. Mass. on Good Friday

Stations of the Cross 3:00 p.m. in the Church

Easter Vigil • Saturday, March 30/ Sábado Santo, 30 de marzo

8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass (Bilingual Mass)

Reception of Candidates and Catechumens into the Church

Vigil Mass begins outside of the church. There is NO 5:00 p.m. Mass

Easter Sunday • Sunday, March 31 / Domingo de Pascua • domingo, 31 de marzo

7:30 a.m.*, 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Live Masses in the Church** and Social Hall)

12:00 p.m. (Noon), 2:00 p.m. (en Español)

There will be NO 5:00 p.m. Mass

Blessing of religious articles at all Divine Mercy Sunday Masses (April 7)
*Incense Free Mass ** Interpreted for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing


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