For the Whole Family
Thanksgiving Day Mass
November 28, 10:00 a.m.
Eucharist means “thanksgiving.” In the Transfiguration tradition, bread will be blessed (not consecrated) and distributed at the end of Mass for your family’s Thanksgiving meal.
Our Giving Tree is a long-standing Transfiguration tradition that allows our entire parish family to share our blessings with others for the Christmas season. Our tree goes up on Saturday, November 23. Please choose a tag from the tree in the foyer, purchase the requested gift and return the wrapped gift to the tree by Noon on Sunday, December 22. That afternoon, we welcome parishioners to help sort and distribute the gifts to their various destinations. This is a great family service project.
Breakfast with St. Nick
Saturday, December 7, 8:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast, arts and crafts for the kids, a visit from St. Nick, and the opportunity to take pictures with Santa. You may purchase tickets ($5 each) in the parish office or after Masses while supplies last.
Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe / Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 3 through 11, 8:00 p.m. Chapel
Novena of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Thursday, December 12
- 6:30 p.m. Procession of dancers
- 7:00 p.m. Solemn Mass
- 8:15 p.m. Serenading the Virgin in the foyer
- 8:30 p.m. Refreshments in Bishop Hall
Children’s Christmas Drama
The Children’s Christmas Drama will be performed during the Children’s Christmas Mass on December 24, 4:00 p.m. Children age 4 through 6th grade are invited to participate. Click Here for more information and to signup. Signup starts on November 23.
Children’s Christmas Choir
Children grades 2 through 6 who would like to sing at either the 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Christmas Masses are invited to come to four (4) Wednesday rehearsals: November 28 and December 5, 12 & 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Room. If you have questions or wish to sign up, email Rod Voss at email@example.com.
Advent Penance Service
There will be many priests available to hear confessions, including bilingual to hear confessions in Spanish. Priests will be available as long as penitents are in line.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
This is a Holy Day of Obligation.
- Vigil Mass—December 7, 7:00 p.m. (Vigil Mass en Español))
- Saturday, December 8
- 9:00 a.m. Mass
- Noon Mass
Mass for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Saturday, December 14, 6:30 p.m.
Mass will be in the Chapel, followed by the Deaf Ministry Potluck Social in the Family Life Center. Bring your favorite food to share.
December 14 – 15, all Masses
Bring the Christ Child figurine from your nativity to Mass for a special blessing. All are invited to participate. Pope John Paull II instituted the celebration of Bambinelli Sunday on the Third Sunday of Advent.
Monday, December 16, 7:00 p.m., Church
We will pray and sing carols to Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus; then we continue with a reception in Bishop Hall.
Tuesday, December 17, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Hall
The traditional Posada is to remember how Joseph and Mary asked for shelter on Christmas Eve. The procession will be held around the church grounds. There will be music, carols, and a reception in Bishop Hall.
Decorate the Church
December 23, 9:00 a.m., Church
We need help to make the inside of our church beautiful for the Christmas season. Call Jackie at 404-849-9819 if you can help.
Christmas Dinner at Transfiguration
December 25, 12:00—1:30 p.m., Bishop Hall
Free to one and all! Reservations required. Contact
Vera, , or Adriana, .
Click Here for more information and to signup.
Confessions will be heard every Saturday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
During Advent consider praying with your family over the Elijah Cup. To learn how and to sign up to take this precious cup home with you, go to www.transfiguration.com/elijah-cup.
Perpetual Adoration is in need of substitutes for the holidays. What a great time to spend an hour with Jesus giving thanks for all your blessings. Please contact Bruce & Judy Goddard at 770-973-6304.
Advent Adult Faith Formation
Breaking Open the Word
Sign up on the Adult Ed web page to receive Breaking Open the Word, an eResource emailed weekly throughout Advent. Its helpful commentary and thought-provoking questions will prompt us to delve more deeply into Sunday’s readings in advance, enriching our Mass experience and helping ready us to celebrate Christ’s birth. Click here to sign up.
Advent Evening of Reflection
Friday, December 13, 7:00 p.m., Church
O Come Emmanuel – May we . . .Recommit, Rekindle, Recognize, Ready
Join us and our guest speakers, Fr. Fred Wendel, Maureen Ingalls, and Chaffee & Kate Viets, as we recommit, rekindle, recognize and ready ourselves for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Holy Name Mass & Breakfast: Present Monsignor Patrick Bishop
Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m., Church
A star pointed the way to the Christ child on the first Christmas. God is hoping you will be that star this Christmas.
We live in terribly polarized times resulting in family and friends afraid to even discuss the current events facing us as a people today. Despite this crisis, there has never been a greater desire for “Peace on Earth.”
Once there was a star that led the wise to Jesus. Today, God is looking for other stars to lead the wise to Him.
Are you ready to let your light shine? Tickets ($5.00) can be purchased starting November 30 after
all weekend Masses, in the parish office, and online. Breakfast will be in Bishop Hall
This is an invitation to join us for our Christmas services this year. Our Transfiguration Parish, our spiritual family, desires that all members of our community come together to celebrate the Birth of Our Lord.
If it has been awhile since you’ve attended Mass, be assured that this Christmas season, we want to invite you back to your spiritual home — no questions asked. We know it’s sometimes hard to come back after being away for so long; most of us have been in your shoes. Life can get the best of us and the last thing you need is one more thing on your To-Do list, but we can guarantee that whatever you are looking for and whatever you need, you will find in Jesus who is truly present in the Eucharist.
Our Transfiguration Parish family is not here to condemn, criticize, or judge you. Rather, we want to offer our love, support, and our prayers for you. Your presence is an important part of our celebration of the Mass and when you are not there, you are missed.
Much more than just another thing to do on a Sunday, Mass is the feast the Father has so lovingly prepared for you. He waits to receive you with arms wide open. He can’t wait to hear about your week, your worries, your success, your desires… everything. Our heavenly Father doesn’t care if you’ve been away for a week, a few months or even a few years. All He truly desires is your company at Mass this Christmas and we do too. Please consider joining us for our Christmas services this year.
Your Transfiguration Family
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve, December 24
Children’s Christmas Mass
Christmas Vigil Mass
Christmas Vigil Mass
Christmas Vigil Mass
Solemn Christmas Eve Mass
Christmas Day, December 25
Christmas Day Mass
Christmas Day Mass
Christmas Day Mass (en Español)
*This Mass is for children and their families. If you don’t have small children, please attend one of our other Christmas celebrations.
**Interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Parish Offices and Family Life Center Closed
Monday, December 23
through Monday, January 6, 2020.
In a sacramental emergency that requires the immediate presence of a priest,
please call 678-223-7353.