Whether it be a course or a retreat, we warmly welcome you to attend any and all of the Adult Formation opportunities scheduled for this coming year. And, since hospitality is our charism, feel free to bring family and friends! Some highlights of the coming year include Discovering Christ, a seven week program designed to help you learn more about and grow closer to Christ, a Joe Kelly series exploring the Gospel of Luke, and our 30 week Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius retreat led by Deacon Eric Bessette.
Just Faith Program - Fall of 2018
JustFaith is a transformational journey that invites participants to explore how they may better care for our planet home and the poorest among us. The program provides a context in which participants can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable people and for our common home. Through a rich and intensive process, groups become communities that together pray, reflect, dialogue, and encounter people on the margins of society.
Additional information can be found in this FLYER
Questions: Please Contact Margie Benza using the contact us feature of this website.
Discovering Christ - beginning September, 2018
Discovering Christ is an experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, are invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. This NEW opportunity consists of seven weekly sessions and includes a retreat day. The weekly sessions comprise of four components: a meal, prayer time, a video teaching, and small group discussion. During each session we ask the deeper questions, explore for answers together and experience the love of Christ in community with each other. If you would like to take this journey with us, please complete the registration form (HERE) and submit it to the Parish Office. Following Christ is a 7 week sequel program to Discovering Christ. It begins in January, 2019.
Women in the Spirit
The First Monday of each month, 7:00-8:30 PM
Topics and Location Announced Prior to Meeting
Men in the Spirit
The Third Monday of each month, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Education Center - Upper Level
Finding Christ at the Core
Instructed by Lynn Klei, CYT
Check event calendar for dates and location!
$60 per 6 week session or $10 per drop in class
Participants must be 14 years or older
Gentle Yoga—Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM—6:30 PM
Grief Share Support Group
Wednesdays; September 5—December 5, 2018
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 12:30 PM— 2:00 PM
Materials Fee: $25; Registration is required.
Contact: Margie Benza
The Grief Share Support Group is a friendly, caring community of people dedicated to walk along side those who have lost a loved one. Sessions include a video, discussion and workbook. The Grief Share Registration form can be accessed HERE.
Men’s Annual Kentucky Retreat
September 8-15 2018
Contact: Deacon Pat DiLaura
Could you benefit from a week of fellowship, prayer and service to the less fortunate? If so, consider joining the Holy Spirit and other men for a very special week in Booneville, KY. This year’s group will leave the Transfiguration parking lot the morning of Saturday, September 8th and return Saturday, September 15th. For more information, contact Deacon Pat DiLaura.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
30 Week Retreat
Retreat Coordinator: Deacon Eric Bessette
In the 30 week retreat, a person will come to know Christ more intimately, love Christ more intensely so as to follow Christ more closely in the realities that shape our lives. Contact Deacon Eric Bessette for more information.
Religious & Scripture Series with Dr. Joe Kelly
The Sabbath as Resistance
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 7:00—8:30 PM
In the Ten Commandments, both the Jews and Christians are instructed to “Remember the sabbath to keep it holy.” While still observed among more traditional persons, Sabbath as a day of rest and refreshment is no longer widely practiced as part of our religious system. Using Walter Brueggemann’s book, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, we will explore the value of observing the Sabbath as a means of side-stepping the present-day cultural excesses which often seem to result in a great deal of exhaustion, restlessness, consumerism, greed, and anxiety. Registration is required. Contact Meg.Kastner@dor.org; or 248-2467. If you would like a book ordered for you, please make a check payable to Transfiguration for $15 (includes book plus S&H) no later than September 14th.
The Unique Features of the Gospel of Luke
Sundays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 10:15—11:15 AM
In our Sunday readings for 2019, we once more turn to the Gospel of Luke. As we listen to these readings, we often hear much that is familiar to us. But in fact, there is a great deal of material (about 40%) found in this Gospel that is found only in Luke. This 4-week series will explore some of the wonderfully unique stories and themes that add so much to our understanding of the ministry of Jesus. Come and be surprised and inspired by this amazing Gospel.
Women’s Bible Study
FALL - 12 week session - Tuesdays, September 11 - December 4 (except November 20) - Twelve Women of the Bible
WINTER - 6 week session, Tuesdays, January 8 - February 12 - The Armor of God
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Registration required, as are modest material fees that vary by program. Please contact Mary Jo Brandt at email@example.com or Mary Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Annual Kentucky Retreat
April 27 - May 5, 2019
Contact: Meg Kastner at 585-248-2467
Could you benefit from a week of fellowship, prayer and service to the less fortunate? If so, consider joining the Holy Spirit and other women for a very special week in Booneville, KY. For more information, contact Meg Kastner.
Men’s Day of Reflection
June 7, 2019
Reservations are required
Contact: Tom Wojick
If you are in need of a reprieve from a hectic 24x7 schedule, or would like to spend the day with other men in a relaxed setting, plan to attend this annual retreat. We will be at the Abbey of the Genesee, GPS address Bethany House, 3016 River Road, Piffard NY 14544. Hot coffee and morning foods starting at 9 a.m. and lunch will be served at Noon. There is a modest registration fee, and the registration form will be available in 2019.
Annual Ignatian Weekend Retreat
June 7— June 9, 2019
Catholic House in Chautauqua, NY
Retreat Director: Deacon Eric Bessette
This weekend retreat nestled on the beautiful Chautauqua Institution campus, is an opportunity to pray with Scripture, nature and each other. Ample time is provided to enjoy sitting on the porch or walking the Chautauqua campus. Registration is required, space is limited. Please contact Meg Kastner, 585-248-2467