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
SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
The Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on Friday, June 28th in the Universal Church. In connection with the Feast, our parish is observing a Novena Prayer which begins on Thursday, June 20th until the feast day. We will pray the novena in common before each Mass on weekdays and on Sunday privately as individuals. Let us bring all our prayers and the needs of the parish into the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Festival Ticket Raffle Winners
$1,000 - Jerry Elchert
$500 - Charlene Beeler
$250 - Steve Eyestone
$100 - Lisa Boes; Scot Boes;
Sydney Boes; Cathy Browne;
Rita Dannenhauer; Carolyn Eippert;
Karen Fox; Sharon Jaqueth;
Devin Parsell; Joey Thiel
$50 - Jill Eyestone; Megan Gery;
Alan Kin; Mary Lee Laudick;
Lu Ann Lehman
All aboard for a Festival Train ride with Father Tony!!
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
July 14, 2019 during 10:30 AM Mass (Upper)
August 11, 2019 during 8:30 AM Mass (Kirby)
Next Class will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:45 am, in the Community Room
Deacon Kevin Wintersteller is the Parish contact for the Sacrament of Baptism. Please call him to register for Baptism Class or with any questions you may
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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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
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.
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.
Reception for Father Tony
Come have a cup of coffee with Father Tony after Mass on June 23rd. Desserts and beverages will be served at 11:30 am in the St. Peter School Gym to honor Father Tony and to say “Thank you” for all he has done for our Parish! Our prayers go with him as God leads him to great places in this world.
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Grand Prize winners!
$10,000- Alan and Ann Richards
$3,000- Dianne Ludovico
$2,000- Kim Frisch
This years’s raffle made a donation of $23,250 to St. Peter School.
2019-2020 tickets will be mailed to all school families and parishioners in July. Tickets will also be available in the school office. An early bird raffle, where 3 tickets will be drawn to win an additional ticket, will be held at Open House on August 19.
The first of nine monthly drawings ($1,000, $500, $250) will be held on September 11, with the Grand Prize drawing being held at next year’s festival. One $200 ticket enters 10 drawings- that is $20 per drawing!!
Please consider supporting St. Peter School by entering the For the Love of Pete Raffle!
Contact Amy Irwin 419-209-0604 or Amy Hinesman 740-496-1311 for more information.
A sincere thank you to all those who chaired an event,volunteered, and participated in the St Peter School 2019 Festival. We started the festival with our 5K Friday night, which had a great field of student and adult runners. We were overwhelmed with
the support and volunteers who helped us that night. Saturday was also a successful day, with a great attendance and some new
children’s events that were a success. We work hard to have events of various interests and think that our new additions this year allowed all ages to participate.
Thanks to our sumo wrestlers, Nelson Kinley, Brock England, Keith Adams, Aaron Leightey, Marc Mays, Rep Riordan McClain, and of course our new principal who took them all on, Mr Blake England. Also, a very special thank you to Father Tony for his leadership the past two years and for allowing us to add a daily Mass to celebrate with our students. Thanks to Ardyn North, Joey Smith, Wil Leightey, Giovanna Arnold, Reese Stringfellow, Jack Niederkor, Liam North, Ellen North, Nora Leightey, Cohen England, Ellanore Parsell, Kendall England, Jamie Stringfellow, Vivian Arnold, Audrey Leightey, Reese Leightey, Landon Parsell, Oliver Stringfellow, and Ellianna Arnold for volunteering to help us lead the mass. You all did wonderful and represented the school well.
A final thank you to Mr.Orians and Ms. Wetherell who literally worked around the clock setting up and cleaning up. We could not have welcomed our guests safely without the support they gave us.
Congratulations to all the raffle winners. We are so blessed to have a community of support for our school mission and thank all who partake in the fellowship and festival activities. Have a safe and happy summer.
The St Peter School Festival Committee
Annual Catholic Appeal
Our parish has currently pledged $14,650 out of the $25,000 set by the Toledo Diocese. We have reached 58% of our goal with the help of 127 contributors. Countless lives are touched by every contribution to the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal. Children, seminary students, the sick and aged, the needy—they all depend on our generosity. For more information on ministries funded by the appeal visit Toledodiocese.org/ACA.
Each week we gain a little!
I would like to thank everyone for a great year. It was my honor to be with you as interim. What a privilege to watch the children learn and grow. As of July 1, 2019, we welcome Mr. Blake England as our new Principal. Mr. England will be a wonderful administrator as he leads the school to new accomplishments.
Over the summer we will be updating the computer lab with 15 new laptops, we have purchased 25 new I-pads, an updated math series and a new religion series.
The new 4th Grade teacher, Mrs. Craddolph, comes to us from St. Wendelin in Fostoria and will be teaching math for grades 4 through 6.
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 school continues to provide academic excellence in a truly Catholic atmosphere as we enter our 162nd year of teaching as Jesus did.
St. Peter School
Mrs. Mary Alice Harbour
Our last day of class for the RE students was May 1st. Thank you to all the volunteer Catechists. Without your dedication and hard work we would not be able to provide the wonderful RE program that we have. Thank you to all parents/grandparents who have made this a priority in the lives of their loved ones. And thank you to the students for your dedication and eagerness to learn and be faithful. May you have a safe and blessed summer vacation.
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.
$190,104.27 has been donated.
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 2017-2018, 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 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 the abuse to your local police department, Child Protection Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator. Mr. DiLallo can be reached at 419-214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch Ave. , Toledo, OH 43604.
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!