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

Church of the Transfiguration


There was an individual at the Sunday April 18 11:00 AM Mass, who has tested COVID positive.

To the best of our knowledge, the individual had no close contact with anyone while in the church building.



For Church of the Transfiguration and St. Catherine of Siena

Hello everyone,

This past Friday Bishop Salvatore Matano appointed Rev. Robert Scott Bourcy the third Pastor of the Church of the Transfiguration; I am absolutely delighted by this news!

I extend my sincere congratulations to Rob and look forward to continued cooperation and collaboration with him during these days of transition. The official day of transition is Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM.

May Rob’s years at Transfiguration be filled with the same blessings and happiness I have enjoyed for 19 years!

Blessings in 2021!

Be safe, be well!

Let us pray for peace and take action to end terrorism in our world!
In peace and courage,
Fr. Mike

"Let everyone that comes be received as Christ" Rule of St. Benedict


Q&A from 5-2-2021 -  Are we going to keep streaming Mass?  What is the schedule for daily Mass going to be?  Will holiday Mass schedules have to change?  How do we contact Fr. Rob, will he have office time at Transfiguration?   Click HERE for all the answers!

Click HERE for the Mass Time survey results, a 14 page report.

>>>>>New Mass schedule from the Cluster Committee<<<<<

Communication to Parishioners – March 27-28, 2021


On March 22nd we, the Clustering Committee, met to reach a decision about the Mass schedule.  We discussed the input received from parishioners through the Mass survey, paid attention to Mass attendance over the previous five years, considered the experience of other clustered parishes, and spent time in our own discussions sharing insights into each parish’s personality and traditions.  We then agreed on the following weekend Mass schedule.  The two parish Pastoral Councils have endorsed this decision; Fr. Rob and Fr. Mike are supportive of the new schedule.  Beginning the weekend of June 26-27, Mass times will be:

  • Saturday 4:00 pm at the Church of the Transfiguration
  • Saturday 5:30 pm at St. Catherine of Siena
  • Sunday 8:45 am at the Church of the Transfiguration
  • Sunday 10:45 am at St. Catherine of Siena


We noted the following:

  • This schedule involves a minimal (15 minute) time change for the two Sunday morning Masses with the highest attendance.
  • As the times are not too different from the current schedule, it is less disruptive to parishioners in their current Mass attendance patterns.
  • It is most equitable, since both parishes have to adjust their times and by the same amount of time.
  • Time with the priest can occur prior to Mass (e.g., chatting, anointing) and afterwards.  There is a strong likelihood that the Pastor will be assisted by a retired priest, allowing this to happen. 
  • Fellowship time for parishioners will continue; we can work to enhance/expand it.  Clustering provides an opportunity for people to expand their social circles to include the other parish community. 
  • There will be one Pastor, two parishes, four weekend Mass time options.


The Clustering Committee acknowledges that this change will be hard, more so for some, particularly Mass goers at St. Catherine’s 8:15 am Mass and Transfiguration’s 11/11:30 am Mass.  Grief is normal, especially when it involves what we deeply love--our Eucharist and our parish community.  We are committed to working through any problems that arise to find solutions.  Please continue to seek out any Clustering Committee member for additional conversation or with questions.


The Clustering Committee


Church of the Transfiguration

Fr. Mike Bausch (Pastor) - [email protected]

Rich DiMarco (Parish Pastoral Council) – [email protected]

Sue Gangemi (Parish Pastoral Council) - [email protected]

Mike Goonan (Parish Pastoral Council Chair) - [email protected]

Ann Smith (Parish Pastoral Council) - [email protected]

Mary Beth Sullivan (Parish Pastoral Council) – [email protected]

St. Catherine of Siena

Fr. Rob Bourcy (Pastor) – [email protected]

Denton Clark (Parish Pastoral Council) - [email protected]

Pam McInerney (Parish Staff) - [email protected]

Jennifer Yates (Parish Pastoral Council Chair) - [email protected]

Karen Zielinski (Parish Pastoral Council) - [email protected]

Streaming Mass


Fr. Mike will celebrate Mass on livestream at 9 am each Sunday.    This Mass is streamed via YouTube, and available for viewing any time during and after the Mass.   Please go to our Streaming Services page (HERE) for easy to use links to this month's Masses. 

Mass Attendance

No Need to Register or Please Check In

     We have eliminated the need to register and check in.  If there is a need to communicate a Covid exposure, we will use email and this website.

The Role of our Greeters

    After registering at the door and moving to the church doors, please safely distance while waiting for the “greeters’ to seat you. Their role is to seat you at a safe distance from others and to assist at Communion and dismissal in maintaining safe social distancing. For safety reasons, please follow their direction.  

   Please remember that masks are required at Church.  Please wear a well fitting cloth or surgical mask.  Per CDC guidelines, face shields are not sufficient, they should not be worn unless accompanied by a cloth or surgical mask.

     As these months go by and this has become routine for many, we are pleased that our parish family members are returning for the first time. Everyone’s safety is our first priority and we want all to feel welcomed, safe and knowing “Lord, how good it is for us to be here.”  Thank you.





Prayer Log

Our Prayer Log book has gone 'virtual'. 

Prayer Log Entry



  • Chapel Stained Glass Window
  • Church in Fall
  • Exterior Cross
  • Campus in Early Spring
  • Statue of Mary
  • Mass with the Bishop
  • Deacon Pat, Bishop Matano, Father Mike
  • Bishop Matano and Father Mike
  • Coffee Hour with the Bishop
  • Donuts after Church!
  • Children enjoying donuts after mass
  • Coffee Hour after 9AM Mass
  • Chapel Interior
  • Street Sign
  • Parish Life Center (meeting rooms, library and gym)
  • Christ Transfigured
  • Church Interior
  • Church

Welcome to the Church of the Transfiguration.  

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 join us in worship, service and play.



Church of the Transfiguration Father Bausch Welcome Message from Church of the Transfiguration on Vimeo.



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Mass Times

Reservations required for weekend Masses and face covering required for all services
Saturday 4:30 PM
Sunday 9 AM and 11 AM
Monday, Wednesday 6:45 AM
Tuesday 9:00 AM
During Lent - Thursday 6:45 AM

Sunday 9 AM Mass is Livestreamed on YouTube

Office Hours

Please wear a face covering if you plan on visiting the office - thank you!

Normal Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)

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Diocese of Rochester - DOR Safe Environment

As part of the Diocese of Rochester’s ongoing Creating a Safe Environment efforts and at the direction of Bishop Matano, we are posting this link to the Diocese's web page which contains resources and information sources.



To access the quarterly "Creating a Save Environment" newsletter, click on the link below


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