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.
Tickets are on sale for the 2019 Festival Quilt Raffle.The king size quilt was pieced by Pat Smith and quilted by Bernadette (Smith) Haggerty, former student at St. Peter School.
Raffle tickets are $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00 or 13 for $10.00 Please contact any student to purchase your tickets.
Special thanks to all the families and individuals who came out today and volunteered to make Easter baskets for parishioners. We are headed to start delivering to the nursing homes and brightening days with some Lenten cheer.
We we are so blessed to have so many giving people in our school and church family and even more blessed to share this with the community!
Thanks all for your participation.
Chapel funeral dinners --
Rose Boes and LuAnn Boes head up the funeral luncheons at the St. Mary’s Chapel. They purchase and prepare some of the food while volunteers donate most of it. Volunteers serve, clean up and prepare delicious dishes for the meal.
Contact Rose at 419-458-3673 if you would like to be involved. We can always use you.
There’s an app for that!!!
Stay informed!! You can get the Mass Schedules, Bulletins, Calendar of Events, Announcements, Messages and all the
news about what is going on at Transfiguration of the Lord Parish right on your phone. Information on Church, Chapel and St. Peter School all at your finger tips! Just download the “MyParish” App, http://myparishapp.com/ download, free of charge, on your phone or search “My Parish” on your computer and the App store. Our Website has a “MyParish” App button. Check it out!
Also on our Website is information on who’s in the military, who to call for the prayer chain, information on baptisms, food pantry, weather cancellations, religious education, Amazon Smile, St. Peter School updates, youth ministry, and minutes from the meetings, such as Pastoral Council. Facebook at Transfiguration of the Lord Catholic Church, Upper Sandusky, OH is another good place to get the latest updates and information about our Parish.
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Please check out all the possible ways to stay involved in your faith community!!
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. 419-294-1268 We will be working on the new schedule in May. Please let us know if you are interested in helping out or if there are any changes to be made. There are trainings for all ministries, so don’t be afraid to give it a try and help out. Hospitality is a good family ministry to get the kids involved.
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMORIAL GARDEN A memorial garden is continuing to be constructed by the Knights of Columbus between the rectory and the church. Orders are still being taken for memorial bricks in honor of a loved one. There are two sizes of bricks available: 4” X 8” or 8” X 8”. 3 or 6 lines of texts with 20 characters per line are available depending on the size of brick you purchase. Cost per brick range from $100.00 to $300.00. Please contact Jerry Davidson at 419-306-5918 to place your order.
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
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!
For The Love Of Pete
$1,000- Marie Frey
$500 Aaron Clark
$250 Sue Hoepf
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 April 10th
For more information, please contact
Amy Irwin 419-209-0604 or Amy Hinesman 740-496-1311
Thank you for supporting St. Peter School.
We are holding a STUFFED ANIMAL DRIVE! If you are doing your spring cleaning and have some gently loved stuffed animals please drop them in the basket at church or school. The drive will run until May 3. All donated stuffed animals will be washed and fluffed then used as prizes in our kids tent for someone new to love.
Annual Catholic Appeal
Countless lives are touched by every contribution to the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal. Children, seminary students,
the sick and aged, the needy, all depend on our generosity. Faith, Hope and Love come alive through the Annual Catholic Appeal, which in turn fosters the Holy Disciples,
Holy Families and Holy Vocations. Thank You for pledging today to help meet our parish goal of $25,000 and assure the continuation of these programs and services. For more
information on ministries funded by the appeal visit Toledodiocese.org/ACA
St. Peter's students adopted two Rotary "Be A Good Egg" children. The students were asked to earn one dollar by doing extra chores or errands to donate to the project. We were able to buy Easter outfits, a school outfit and an Easter basket for the children. This was part of our alms giving Lenten challenge.
Mrs. Trachsel and the 4th Graders will be preparing a Seder Meal on Wednesday as part of their study of Passover.
People often ask us what is something we need at school. One item on our Wish List is copy paper. We are always in need of copy paper so if you see a great sale and would like to help out, we can use it.
Grade 5 will be visiting the Cathedral in Toledo on April 26th.
We are also looking at starting a 3-year-old preschool class for next year. In order to do so we have to have sufficient enrollment numbers. Be sure you call the school if you are interested in either of our kindergarten or preschool programs. (419 294 1395)
We are looking for a playground supervisor from 11:00 to 12:00 daily next school year and an Extended Day Supervisor from 2:15 to 5:30 each day also, These are both paid positions. If you are interested in either or both positions please call the school at
Our preschool classroom is in need of some additional age appropriate toys (ages 3-4). When doing your spring cleaning this year, if you find any gently used toys that are in good shape and you would like to donate them, just let us know. We might be able to use them.
Thanks for all of your continued prayers and support for the students of St Peter School.
St. Peter School
Mrs. Mary Alice Harbour
There will be no RE classes & Confirmation class this Wednesday, April 17th, during Holy Week. We encourage the students and their families to participate in the three days of celebration – please see the Easter Triduum schedule. The Confirmation Class will be attending the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 18th at 7pm in the Upper church. On Good Friday they will be participating in a Pilgrimage Walk from Frenchtown to Carey. Please keep them in your prayers.
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.
$189.154.27 has been donated.
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.
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!