Our parish is committed to the goal of providing a happy, safe, and holy environment for each member of our parish family to develop their faith at each stage in his or her life. Formation in our parish involves the very young preschooler as well as the eldest members of our community. We recognize that our faith journey begins at our Baptism and continues throughout our life.
The Office of Formation coordinates the spiritual development and maturation of our entire parish community. Programs are provided for children, middle and high school aged youth, young adults starting independent life, and parents and mature adults.
We are a faith community of over 1,600 families and have over 1,000 participants in our faith formation programs at any given time. Our programs are staffed by hundreds of our own parish membership. Transfiguration’s Christian Formation Programs have a dynamic of openness and gift to each member of our parish!
As we embark on a new academic year, we are also transitioning to a new season for our Christian Formation Department at Transfiguration. We have compiled this new Life-Long Formation catalogue of offerings so that you can see our Children, Teen and Adult Programs all in one place.
Our hope is that you will gain a clearer picture of all the many opportunities available; from children’s weekly formation classes and teen youth groups, to Scripture studies, gentle yoga and the 19th Annotation Ignatian Thirty-Week Retreat. Even if you do not have school aged children in your home,
perhaps you know a neighbor, a friend or a family member with whom you share our registration forms. If you are a parent whose child is enrolled in one of our Sacramental preparation programs, why not consider checking out one of our programs for adults?
Some highlights of the coming year explore such timely topics as Dr. Joe Kelly’s introduction to the religion of Islam and Dr. Nancy Rourke’s series on learning about faith from dementia. Your will find favorite programs continuing , along with some new and expanded offerings. For example, we will be hosting several inter-generation Family , Faith, and Fun Events which include a Halloween/All Saints celebration, Gingerbread House Building with a Living Nativity and a Living Passion experience. There is something for everyone and all are welcome!
We also welcome our new Associate Director of Formation, Vicky Rippel, who will be leading our Children’s Formation programs. Deacon Eric Bessette will take the lead in our parish’s Ignation Spirituality Programs and Meg Kastner, our Administrative Assistant will continue to help you navigate all of our many offerings . Together, we invite you to come and see how good it is to be here at Transfiguration and to join us for any and all of these Life-Long Faith Formation opportunities
Director of Formation