Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

About Us

About Us

We see ourselves as a unique expression of the People of God whose faith in Jesus Christ is rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition.  We invite you to come and see what we do at worship, at work, at service and at play.  Here you will learn a bit about our parish history, see our mission and vision statements, and find information from our Parish Council.

Parish Mission Statement

We the Christian community of the Church of the Transfiguration, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, declare that by the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, we have been set free to live as a worshiping, ministering community which proclaims the Good News of Jesus. 

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to be responsible witnesses to His loving presence among us, thus enriching the spiritual life of the community, creating a sense of belonging and handing down our traditions and Christian values to our children.  

By being a living sign of God’s love and by being of service to one another and to the world around us, we reach out to spread gospel values, to overcome evil in our society, and to bring God’s creation to fulfillment.

(Ratified November 12, 1984 and Amended & Approved June 7, 2004)

Staff Vision Statement

We, the pastoral staff of the Church of the Transfiguration, in communion with our brothers, Francis, Salvatore and Michael …

Centered in the Eucharist we believe in a Gospel model of hospitality and seek prayerfully and faithfully to welcome all persons with the dignity given them by our Creator, fostered by the Gospel of Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit.

With a deep commitment to justice and peace, we welcome all our brothers and sisters in accord with Catholic Social Teaching, marked by God’s unconditional love for all of us.

In this sacred covenant with the Diocesan Church and our Parish, we strive together to evangelize by promoting, supporting and modeling a Gospel way of life.

We ask our Faith Community to journey with us by:

  • Trusting in our ability to make wise and faith-filled decisions for the greater good of all.
  • Committing to personal and communal Spiritual Growth through Life Long Faith Formation.
  • Reverencing God and one another.
  • Witnessing to the Gospel and our Catholic faith daily with humility, simplicity and temperance.
  • Participating in our parish ministries.

We envision a parish community that is prophetic in our ministries of worship, social justice and education.