We know that many people of all ages are feeling isolated and worried by the events in our world right now. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our ability to gather together in person, with many people, especially our most vulnerable, committed to staying home in order to stay safe. We miss being together as a faith family, just as we miss our relatives and friends whom we can’t visit in person right now. And our faith lives, too, may be feeling the strain. We may wonder where God is in all this. We may long to feel closer to God but not know where to begin a habit of daily personal prayer.
In light of all this, one new initiative our Formation team is offering this year is the creation of a library of Faith Playlists via our parish website.
What is a Playlist?
A Playlist is a menu of micro-experiences to help support you in your daily personal prayer. Each monthly Playlist will connect to a theme and include links to Scripture passages, songs to pray with, blog articles, journal prompts, hands-on activities, podcasts, etc. Our Facebook page will provide additional spiritual inspiration each week. We will be putting prayer tools right in your hands (literally – on your phone!), so that you can find it easier to spend a few minutes with God each day.
Our monthly themes for the fall will explore Cultivating Virtues for Our Times, with September’s playlist focusing on Living Faith in an Anxious World.
Additionally, we will be offering a parish-wide monthly Zoom gathering focused on the Playlist theme with time for reflection, conversation, and prayer.
Stay tuned - the Playlists are coming soon!
Adult Formation Programs
Grief Share Program
13-week program on Wednesdays, next session will start in the Spring of 2022. Please watch the weekly e-mail and bulletin for program and registration details.
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Parish Life Center Double Room
Grief Share is a friendly and caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experience. There is a materials fee of $25 for this program, and registration is required. Please contact Margie Benza if you have any questions.
Women’s Bible Study
Women's Bible Study is a group that gets together (usually with a Fall and Spring session) to study a portion of the Bible, meeting on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 2 pm for a few weeks. The program usually follows a study guide prepared by an organization such as Ascension Press.
The 2021 Fall Women’s Bible Study at Transfiguration is Wisdom: God’s Vision for Your Life: Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible: Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, & Ecclesiastes. This session, already underway, will teach individuals how to actively seek sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life.
Please see the bulletin and weekly e-mail for information on future sessions and registration instructions.
Religious & Scripture Series with Dr. Joe Kelly
We are fortunate to have multiple series each year moderated by Dr. Joe Kelly. This fall Dr. Kelly will focus our attention on the Gospel of Luke. There is a great deal in Luke (40%) that is found nowhere else in the Bible!
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 2021
Parish Life Center – 7:00—8:30PM
Call the office or contact Meg Kastner to register for this free event!
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
30 Week Retreat
Retreat Coordinator: Dr. Damian Zynda
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. Interested? Contact Damian at 585-671-3793 or [email protected]