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
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.
Holy Day Schedule of Masses
Fourth Sunday of Advent--Sunday, December 23 Decorate the Chapel after the 8:30 AM Mass and the Church after the 10:30 AM Mass
Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24
Masses at 7:00 PM in KIRBY and 10:00 PM in UPPER
Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25
Masses at 8:30 AM in KIRBY and 10:30 AM in UPPER
Feast of the Holy Family - Sunday, December 30
Eve of the Solemnity of Mary - Monday, December 31 Mass at 4:30 PM in UPPER
Solemnity of Mary - Tuesday, January 1
Mass at 7:00 PM in KIRBY
Father Paul Volunteer Bakery at Our Lady of Consolation is busy preparing lots of breads and pies of every kind. The pre-Christmas sale will be held in the Information Booth across from the Basilica from 3-7 pm on Saturday, Dec. 15 and 8:30-12:30 pm Sunday, Dec. 16. There will also be cookies, noodles, Father Paul’s spaghetti sauce, noodle soup, ham and bean soup and homemade potato chips. The bakery was started by the late Father Paul Faroh and benefits Shrine and parish projects.
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!
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!
For The Love Of Pete
$1,000- Ron Arbogast
$500 Kathy Collins
$250 Rosemarie Moll
272 tickets are now entered in the For the Love of Pete Raffle!! Thank you to all who have supported the raffle. The next monthly drawing will be held on January 23rd.
Please contact Amy Irwin 419-209-0604 or Amy Hinesman 740-496-1311 for more information.
Thank you for supporting St. Peter School.
Friday December 21st. the children will be exchanging Advent Friend gifts. The students drew names the first week in Advent and have been secretly exchanging candy canes and cards during Advent. Friday they will reveal who their Advent Friend is. The Advent Friend tradition has been a part of St. Peter School for many many years.
The Upper Sandusky High School Jazz Band will be visiting the students on Friday @ 12:30 pm.
School is on break from Dec. 22nd.- Jan. 6th. Classes resume on Monday January 7th.
The students and staff of St Peter School wish each and every one of you a Blessed and Holy Christmas. We thank you for providing us with such a wonderful school. Remember: Jesus is not only the reason for the season...He is the reason for everything.
St. Peter School
Mrs. Mary Alice Harbour
This Wednesday, December 19th, there will be an Advent Penance Service at the Kirby Chapel at 7:00 pm. Students in grades 3-7 will report to their RE class at St. Mary Center and then walk over to the chapel with their teachers. This Penance Service is open to the parish. RE students will receive the sacrament first followed by the other parish members. Students in grades K – 2 in Kirby will have their normal class. Upper students will have class as usual.
December 19th will be the last day of RE classes in both locations before Christmas break. There will be no RE classes December 26 and January 2.
Ms. Karen Walter
Religious Education Director
If you would like to make a donation to the Christmas flower fund in honor or in memory of loved ones, those honored will be recognized in the bulletin during the Christmas season. Please fill in this form and place it in an envelope with your donation. Your envelope may be placed in the Sunday collection until Dec.16th or brought to the parish office by Dec. 19th. The suggested donation is $15.
Donor’s Name _________________________
Phone # ______________________________
Amount Enclosed $______________________
In Memory/Honor of _____________________
Click HERE to print donation information form.
Gift Wrapping..... The youth group will be hosting a gift wrapping night to help you get ready for Christmas! Drop off your Christmas gifts on Sunday, December 16th in the gym between 6-9 pm and the youth group will wrap all of your gifts for you! A freewill offering is requested and will benefit the youth ministry program.
PRAYER SUPPORT MINISTRY
This is an important ministry that prays for the needs of others in our parish and beyond. There is a prayer support list for telephone and for email. If you are interested in volunteering to pray for the needs of others, please contact Deacon Kevin at the parish office.
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.
$181,543.94 has been donated.
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL ON ACTIVE DUTY:
May the Lord Jesus watch over all those who guard and protect the peace, especially:
Marcus Brodman Caleb Siegel
Adam Denman Cody Siegel
Sean C. Easton Kevin Siegel
Noah Frey Zac Siegel
Adam Long Kevin Smalley
Michael L. Nye Herbert Wattenbarger
Kindly inform the parish office if someone should be removed from this list.
Thank you for your service!