Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church at 100 McKrell Road, Russellton, PA 15076 US - Home
Welcome to Transfiguration Parish
Risen from the ashes . . . Celebrating 100 years . . . Proud of our past . . . Hope for our future
1914 ~ 2014
A parish of the Roman CatholicDiocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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May God bless you, your family and loved ones.
Today's Daily Mass
Today's Mass Readings
Today's Liturgy of the Hours
Today's Scripture Meditation
Today's Three-minute Retreat
Today's Saint of the Day
Today's Daily Catholic Question
Could you not keep watch with Me for one hour? (Mark 14: 37)
4:00 P.M. Saturday ~ 8:00 A.M. Sunday ~ 10:00 A.M. Sunday
Weekday Mass: 8:00 A.M. Tuesdays through Saturdays;
6:00 P.M. on Wednesday evenings during Advent and Lent
Confessions on Saturdays at 12:00 noon;
5:00 - 5:45 P.M. on Wednesday evenings during Advent and Lent
Parish Schedule of Lenten Masses, Services and Other Events
There are areas in the center aisle next to the front pews for those with disabilities.
Signs are posted on the sides of the pews.
To ensure that persons with disabilities receive Holy Communion, and for the ease of the flow for the Communion line, we ask that those in wheelchairs or those who are disabled to please be seated in the front pews.
First Sunday of Lent
Scripture Readings and Reflections
for the First Sunday of Lent
Click on the icons below for other Lenten meditations
and informative articles about different aspects
of the Holy Season of Lent.
The Season of Lent
for information about other events of interest in our parish, our diocese, and our local community.
Visit these Diocesan websites to learn more about the Campaign for The Church Alive.
Giving Witness To Christ Diocesan Campaign For The Church Alive
This Lenten season, each Catholic parish in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will have their “doors open and lights on” on Wednesday, March 12th, after the 6:00 PM Mass until 9:00 PM. If you have been away for some time, or just found it difficult to get to a Saturday afternoon confession time, this is a wonderful opportunity to rediscover the gift of Reconciliation with Christ and His Church.
Girl Scout Sunday
Attention Youth-Grades 7-12: There is an exciting celebration of faith for young Catholics called “Hosanna 2014” on April 13 at Stage AE. Young Catholics from all over our area will gather to hear nationally known speakers and musicians, along with celebrating Mass with Bishop Zubik. Transportation will be provided. Tickets are $20 each. Payment and permission forms must be received by March 16. Both payment and forms can be dropped in the collection basket. Please RSVP to Sandi Hazlett at 724-265-3284 or email email@example.com for more details, or call the parish office. It's a truly awesome experience that you won't want to miss!
Photos from World Marriage Day Mass
Photos from the February 9th World Marriage Day Mass have been added to the Parish History and Photographs webpage. The photos can also be viewed by clicking on the following links:
Valley News Dispatch article
Video / Audio (4:24): Renewal of Marriage Vows
Video / Audio (0:44): Offertory Procession
Video / Audio (5:18): A salute to the duration of each couple's marriage.
The shortest duration giving flowers to the bride of the longest duration.
We are in the process of preparing a 100th Anniversary Commemorative Centennial Book which will include our parish history, significant dates, events, photos, and memoirs from parishioners. If you would like to submit your reflections and memories about our parish and what it has meant in your life, we will publish it in our book.
You can put your story in the church offertory basket in an envelope marked “Centennial Memoir,” or you can send it electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember – YOU are Transfiguration! Let’s hear your personal story!
Pre-publication Offer -- place your order by March 3, 2014 and save $10.00 off the cover price of $25.00. Don't be left out -- it will be 25 years before another edition is issued.
We are in the process of updating Transfiguration Parish Cemetery records and are asking for your help. In anyone purchased a cemetery lot at Transfiguration Cemetery, please bring in a record of the deed so we can copy it for our church cemetery records. If you and/or a relative do not have a copy of the deed, please stop in the church office at 94 McKrell Road, Russellton PA between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or give us a call at 724-265-1030 and give us as much information as you can. This will help bring our Church Cemetery Records up to date!
World Day of Prayer
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Some people quibble over who is saved and who is worthy to be considered a Christian.
Look for the love. Would others know you were a Christian without you telling them?
“God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.” (1 John. 4:16)
Are you new to the Russellton area, or are you returning "home" after being away? Regardless of your situation, we at Transfiguration want to welcome you into our parish family.
Please call or stop by the parish office to register. You may also register online.
Are you interested in what's happening at Transfiguration? Do you want to become more involved in the life of our parish? Learn more about our parish organizations and discover how you can help build up the Kingdom of God right here in Russellton.
Do you have talents or skills you can offer to the Parish? If you are an electrician, carpenter, painter, bricklayer, landscaper, computer technology person, graphics & design person and would like to volunteer your time and skills, please call the office so we can keep your name on file. We are compiling a list of parishioners who have skills and services they may be able to offer to the parish to help defray costs.
All boys and girls of Transfiguration Parish, ages 10 thru high school, are invited to join our Altar Server group. No experience necessary – just a desire to serve God and your parish. We will provide the necessary instruction.
Classes will be held in the church from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. on Thursdays March 27, April 3, and April 10.
teach me Your paths.
Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are God my savior.
Please leave the first parking space closest to the doors in the upper parking lot empty at the 10:00 A.M. Mass. This space needs to be reserved for our Director of Religious Education. Thank you.
This year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 5th) and ends with the Easter Triduum of Holy Thursday (April 17th), Good Friday (April 18th), and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday (April 19th).
While not Holy Days of Obligation in the United States, all Roman Catholics are encouraged to attend Mass (or the Liturgical Service on Good Friday) on these most sacred days of the Lenten season.
Lenten Regulations / Fasting & Abstinence
Schedule of Holy Week Liturgies
Holy Week Altar Server Practice Schedule (to be announced)
Lord Jesus, You call us to repent and to believe,
for the Kingdom of God is at hand.
You teach us to do God's will.
You invite us to follow You on the way to the cross.
Lord, renew in us the grace of our baptism.
Transform our thoughts, words and deeds
so that we might turn away from sin and live the Gospel.
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of March 2014
General: That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women.
Missionary: That many young people may accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.
Social Ministry promotes the Catholic Social Doctrine to pray earnestly and act effectively in defense of human dignity, the family, social justice and global solidarity.
Our Social Ministry Service offers tangible assistance to those in need, along with referrals to the appropriate agencies for assistance with housing, utilities, rental assistance, legal aid, counseling services, health services and crisis assistance.