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
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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
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.
Isn't He worth a few hours of yours?
Come join us at Transfiguration Parish
in worship, praise, adoration and thanksgiving
on these holiest days of the Christian year.
Schedule of Holy Week Masses, Services, and Practices
Scripture Readings and Reflections
for Palm Sunday
The Mystery of Holy Week
for information about other events of interest in our parish, our diocese, and our local community.
The Parish Office will be closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Monday.
Fr. Jim and the Parish Staff wish everyone a joyous and blessed Easter.
Training for the new altar servers will take a break for Easter. Practices will resume after Easter on Wednesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 30, both days from 6:00-7:30 P.M. in the church. There will also be a practice session on Sunday, April 27, following CCD class.
Holy Thursday Chrism Mass
Anyone wishing to attend the Chrism Mass at St. Paul's Cathedral on Holy Thursday morning, April 17, is asked to call the parish office at 724-265-1030. It is at this Mass, concelebrated by Bishop Zubik and the priests of the diocese, that the Holy Oils used in the celebration of the Sacraments are blessed. We will leave from Transfiguration by 8:30 A.M. on Holy Thursday morning for the trip to the cathedral in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.
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!
Be sure to order your copy today. Don't be left out -- it will be at least another 25 years before the next 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!
The Final Celebration
Sunday, May 18, 2014
10:00 A.M. Mass
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.
teach me Your paths.
Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are God my savior.
The final CCD Class for this year will take place on April 27. This will also be our last Children’s Mass. Please have the children wear their red Centennial shirts, or a red t-shirt, and meet in the meeting room by 9:45 AM that Sunday. CCD parents will host the social that weekend. Please email me at email@example.com or call the CCD office at 724-265-3284 to volunteer your time.
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.
The month of April is dedicated to the Holy Spirit. To believe in the Holy Spirit is to profess that the Holy Spirit is one of the persons of the Holy Trinity, consubstantial with the Father and the Son: "with the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified." (Catechism of the Catholic Church)
The Holy Spirit is the Person of Love in the life of God. He is also like a breath, an aspiration of infinite Love, from which we draw the breath of life.
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of April 2014
General: That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Missionary: That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.
On March 9th at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mildred Makara participated in the “Rite of Election” officiated by Bishop Zubik. Transfiguration and St. Victor RCIA candidates and catechumens are now known as the “Elect”, as they await entry into the church at the Easter Vigil. During the next three Sundays, they will participate in the “Scrutinies.” The Second Scrutiny will take place at Transfiguration on March 30 at the 8:00 A.M. Mass. The other two Scrutinies will be at St. Victor's on March 23 and April 6 at the 8:00 A.M. Masses. Please pray for our elect.
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.