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

Advent and Christmas

Our Advent Theme at Transfiguration and St Catherine of Siena this year is 'Illuminate His Light'.   We hope that His light shines upon you, and you are blessed with the joy of Christmas now and throughout the year.

Advent begins the weekend of November 26-27 and concludes on the weekend of December 17-18.  This is a busy season at Transfiguration and our clustered partner, Saint Catherine of Siena.  We hope that you will be able to take advantage of the many great opportunities of the Advent season offered by both parishes.

Here is a sampling - always check the bulletin, calendar or email for any last minute changes or additions!

  • Advent Reflections:  Once again, our Formation Team of Anne Gallagher, Karen Luke and Victoria Wejko are offering a series of video reflections that will enhance your Advent Mass experience.  They are available on our YouTube channel and Spotify - and linked here for your convenience!

Promotional Video for Advent Reflections:

For the First Week of Advent (reflections on November 27th Readings):

For the Second Week of Advent (reflections on December 4th Readings):

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to easily access our Livestream, and all of the other wonderful content lovingly prepared for you!  In addition to the selections for our adult parishioners, our Formation department always has something special for our children to view, especially during Christmas - like Reindeer Radio!


All during Advent and Christmas, our own elf, Christmas Carol, will have special videos for our children available on our YouTube channel.  Click HERE to access Reindeer Radio and all of our season's offerings!

Advent Activities, roughly in calendar order.  All activities are at Transfiguration unless specified.

  • Advent Candlelight Prayer:  7 p.m. on Mondays in Advent  - November 28 and December 5, and 12
  • Christmas Basket Program Sign Up: (after Mass in the Gathering Area):  November 27, 28 and December 3,4, 10,11
  • Saint Nicholas Day:  Sweet surprises in children's shoes - December 3,4 during Mass
  • Women in the Spirit: 7:30 pm on December 5, enjoy more Christmas music after Advent Candlelight Prayer
  • Christmas Basket Program Assembly:  December 6 at 9 am, PLC Gym
  • Christmas Basket Wrapping: December 7 at 9 am, PLC Gym
  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary - December 8 Masses, 9 a.m. at St. Catherine, 7 p.m. at Transfiguration
  • Christmas Food Drive: December 10-11 - at all masses
  • A Trip to Bethlehem: at St. Catherine:  December 18 from 9 -10:30 a.m. - wander through Bethlehem at the time of Christ's birth and get in the Christmas spirit.  Appropriate for all ages, including our children.
  • Men in the Spirit: December 19 - enjoy a little Christmas camaraderie 
  • Advent Penance Service: December 19, 7 p.m. 
  • Christmas Basket Delivery: December 20 by scheduled time
  • Stations of the Crib: at St. Catherine, December 21 at 7 p.m.  This will be led by our teens.


Christmas Mass Schedule:

  • Christmas Eve:  3 p.m. at St. Catherine (livestreamed on St. Catherine's site)
  • Christmas Eve: 3:30 p.m. at Transfiguration (livestreamed on Transfiguration's site)
  • Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. at St. Catherine
  • Christmas Eve: 10 p.m. at Transfiguration with musical prelude beginning at 9:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: 10 a.m. at St. Catherine