Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Parish exists to build a community of believers through faith formation, prayer and the sacraments. Led by the Spirit, we witness to the gospel through our service and reverence for all.
Father Antony Varghese Vattaparambil,
502-671-9098 (Sacramental Emergencies Only)
Deacon Kevin Wintersteller
Religious Education Facilitator:
Mrs. Karen Walter
Miss Katie Charocopos
Interim School Principal:
Mrs. Mary Alice Harbour
Liturgical Music Coordinator:
Mr. Alan Lortz
Mrs. Ilene Zender
Ms. Darlene Weaver
Mr. Leon Orians
Diocese of Toledo Safe Environment Program in Full Compliance with USCCB Norms. Each year, the Diocese of Toledo is required to undergo an audit to ensure that it is in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Bishop Daniel Thomas is pleased to announce that, for the fiscal year 2016-2017, the Diocese was found to be in full compliance with the requirements in the Charter. The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of the children and providing a safe environment for all young people. If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric, or any employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, please report abuse to your local police department, Child Protective Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo can be reached at 419-214-4880 or by mail at 1993 Spielbusch Ave, Toledo, OH 43604.
Communion service, Upper
7:00 pm St. Mary Chapel, Kirby
8:45 pm Transfiguration Church, Upper
11:00 am St. Mary Chapel, Kirby
11:00 am Transfiguration Church, Upper
4:30 pm Transfiguration Church, Upper
8:30 am St. Mary Chapel, Kirby
10:30 am Transfiguration Church, Upper
Mass Delays / Cancelations: If school is delayed on a Wednesday, the 8:45 am Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm. If school is canceled, Mass is canceled. Thursday and Friday 11:00 am Mass will be celebrated as usual unless there is a level 3 snow emergency. Mass will be cancelled for a level 3 emergency. If there is a funeral on Thursday or Friday, Mass is canceled.
St. Peter School
3rd Annual Benefit Auction
Save the Date for March 16th 2019 6-10pm. This adult only St Patrick’s Day themed event held in the school gym is a fun-filled night for parents, grandparents, friends and other members of the community to gather together and enjoy each other’s company. The tickets include Dinner, 5 Drink tickets, Live/Silent Auction entertainment and a chance to win the Grand Prize Giveaway!
100% of the proceeds from this major fundraising event benefit our pre K-6th grade school. Our teachers and staff take great pride in promoting morals, values, respect, dedication and kindness as well as high academic standards in their teaching of the students. Thank you for your participation. Your support is what continues to allow our school to thrive!
To donate items, sponsor or purchase tickets please contact the committee members:
Paul and Tonelle Wagner 419- 294-8067 Chad and Bri Smith 419-310-1768
Kurt and Sarah Beidelschies 614-769-5532 Kristy and Ryan Gottfried 410-310-1777
Chapel funeral dinners --
Rose Boes heads up the funeral luncheons at the St. Mary’s Chapel. She purchases and prepares
some of the food and calls the volunteers to serve,clean up and prepare delicious dishes for the
Contact Rose at 419-458-3673 if you would like to be involved. We can always use you.
Eucharistic, Lector, Hospitality, and Server schedules for January 12-June 30, 2019 have been completed.
“Thank you” for being of service.
Your time and effort are greatly appreciated. Please make sure you pick up your ministry schedule in the back of the church and chapel!
We have a need for additional liturgical ministers. Eucharistic ministers, lectors, and hospitality ministers are needed for all weekend Masses. If you can help, please call the office and let us know. Also don’t forget our choirs. If you can carry a tune or play an instrument, the choirs would love to hear from you.
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL ON ACTIVE DUTY:
May the Lord Jesus watch over all those who guard, and protect the peace, especially:
Alex Brodman Hunter Rhoden
Marcus Brodman Caleb Siegel
Adam Denman Cody Siegel
Sean C. Easton Kevin Siegel
Blake Frey Zac Siegel
Noah Frey Kevin Smalley
Zachary Frey Herbert Wattenbarger
Thank you for your service.
THE WELCOME COMMITTEE is offering a meal to new parents returning home from the hospital with your new-born miracle of life. This is an opportunity for the family not to have to worry about what to prepare for supper. Please call Mary Riedlinger or Joan Kincade if you would like to have a nice dinner with no cooking
SPS Challenge Grant
I am always amazed at people’s generosity. In response to a recent mailing to our out-of-town alumni in which we updated them on the current happenings at St. Peter School, I received a phone call from a former student, Dave Logsdon, who wanted to speak further about how best to help our school. In our conversation, he decided to set up a “challenge grant” in memory of his mother, Carol C. Logsdon and in honor of his father, Maury Logsdon. The Logsdon Family Foundation will match up to $10,000 in support for our school, such as: school library, audio-visual equipment, technology, teaching and learning resources, and the gift that keeps on giving, the School Endowment Fund. If you would like to take part in this challenge, please mark your donation: "SPS Challenge Grant".
We thank Maury Logsdon and his family for supporting our efforts here at St. Peter School. Each gift is a blessing to our students, families and staff.
We have received another generous donation to the St. Peter School Challenge Grant, for a total of $6,425. The Logsdon Family Foundation matches up to $10,000. Thank you all for your generous support of our great school!
Sunday, February 17
11:30 am Youth Serve Soup and Sandwiches (CR)
Monday, February 18
Clean-up RE Grades 5-7 at the Church
Tuesday, February 19
5:30 pm VBS Meeting (SMC)
Wednesday, February 20
6:30 pm Confirmation Class (SPS)
6:30 pm Religious Education K-7 (SPS)
7:00 pm RE Teaching Mass K-7 (K)
7:00 pm Choir Practice (U)
Thursday, February 21
7:00 pm Pastoral Council (CR)
Meet Katie Charocopos our Youth Minister at Transfiguration of the Lord Parish.
Hi everyone, my name is Katie Charocopos and I am so grateful to have started here as the new youth minister this past November. It has been a joy getting to know you these past 3 months! For those of you who haven’t met me yet, here is a little introduction: I’m from West Rockhill, Pennsylvania, which is about an hour north of Philadelphia. I am the oldest of eleven children and I graduated from Seton Home Study School in 2015.
I spent three semesters studying psychology and theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, but ultimately left to pursue a career in nannying. Since that time, I have also spent a summer volunteering as an Alumni Corps missionary at Catholic Familyland in
Bloomingdale, Ohio. I love music, driving my truck, ultimate frisbee, making crafts, hiking, and holding babies. My favorite saint is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.
I will be serving soup and sandwiches with the youth group after 10:30 Mass this weekend, please stop by the community room and say hello!
Love and prayers, Katie
St. Peter’s School is now registered through Amazon Smile. This program is a fundraising program through Amazon.com. Each time a purchase is made through this program, Amazon donates .5% of the purchase price back to the School. Please consider using this each time you purchase an item on Amazon. There is no limit on the usage, and this can be used by anyone who currently has an Amazon account. Please go to https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_ge_ul_lm_raas for more details on the program.
For The Love Of Pete
$1,000- Alex Brodman
$500- Scott & Jessica Dickey
$250- Joanne Schroeder
273 tickets are now entered in the For the Love of Pete Raffle!! $22,550 now donated to school. Thank you to all who have supported the raffle.
Next drawing March 13th
Please contact Amy Irwin 419-209-0604 or Amy Hinesman 740-496-1311 for more information.
Thank you for supporting St. Peter School.
Grades 4-6 will be attending a performance of
"Freedom Bound" at the Ritz Theater in Tiffin on Tuesday, February 19th. The play tells the story of the Underground Railroad. What a great opportunity for our students to experience the play and the atmosphere of the historic theater.
Students will be helping to raise money for the American Heart Association as they jump rope for healthy hearts on February 28th. The students are asking for sponsors for their rope jumping ability. All proceeds go to the Heart Association.
It does not seem possible but midterms for the third quarter will be passed out on February 20th. Where does the time go....we
are already half way through the third grading period.
Be sure and save the date for the Third Annual Benefit Auction. March 16th is the date. It is a fun filled night for all to gather and support our wonderful school. 100% of the proceeds benefit the school.
Kindergarten registration and pre-school registration are both open at St. Peter School. If you are interested in either program please call the school at 419-294-1395 and we will send you an information on packet.
Thanks again for our awesome school !!!!
St. Peter School
Mrs. Mary Alice Harbour
Wednesday, February 20th in Kirby, there will be a teaching Mass for the RE students at 7pm in the Chapel. This is in lieu of regular RE classes. Please join us as the students have been preparing for this Mass all year by learning the songs. Upper RE students will have regular RE classes.
Next week on February 27th in Upper will be a teaching Mass at 6:30pm in the Church for the Upper RE students. All are welcome at both Masses.
First Reconciliation Rescheduled
March 28, 2019 7:00 pm Upper Church
Ms. Karen Walter
Religious Education Director
CHAPEL STAINED GLASS WINDOW
Our campaign goal is $200.000.00. As our parish buildings age it will take generous donations from us all to preserve our parish heritage. Please consider donating to this important project.
$186,879.27 has been donated.
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
Please bring food donations to the Masses on the THIRD week-end of the month. Thank you for making the effort to help those who are less fortunate. If you forget your donations on the third weekend, simply bring them on any other weekend and put them in the side sacristy in Upper or in the entrance at the Chapel in Kirby. Folks continue to experience hunger all year long, so please keep donating. Thank you!