A Franciscan Parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit

Church of the Transfiguration

 | 25225 Code Rd., Southfield, MI 48033      | 248-356-8787 

We are a Franciscan Body of Christ embracing all people through liturgy and service.


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We are members of the South Oakland Vicariate Family 5


Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


Monday - Friday: 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

(Church doors open at 11:30 a.m., except on Tuesday - doors open at 9:30 a.m.)


Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

(Church doors open at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday)

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Registration forms can be found in the Gathering Room and the Parish Office.

Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and Marriage

Arrangements can be made by contacting the Parish Office.


When a loved one passes away, please contact the Parish Office regarding funeral arrangements.

Church of the Transfiguration

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 20-21,2024
Welcome Fr. Jose Edayadiyil, VC
There will be a 2nd collection for the Vincentian Missions
Summer Cookout - Our Mother of Perpetual Help
July 20, 5:30 PM
Serving Lunch at Crossroads
July 21
Jewish Roots of the Eucharist
July 24, 31, 7 PM
Special Saturday Mass - Divine Providence
Saturday, July 27, 4:00 PM
Mass on the Grass
Weather permitting
Sunday, July 28, 11:00 AM
Vacation Bible School
June 29- August 1, 8:30 - 12PM
Celebrating our Patronal Feast
Transfiguration of Jesus
August 3-4
Catholic Cemetery Assocation
Presentation and Lunch
After Wednesday 12 PM Mass, August 14
Presentations after each Weekend mass
August 17-18
Solemnity of the Assumption
August 15
Mass 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Michele Wells is our Parish Ambassador
July Intention for the Family of Parish
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
       That we seek out ways to grow as a family of parishes 
and participate in joint efforts 
to serve the mission and meet the needs of all.

 Possible Action Steps:
   Join and participate in social, educational and spiritual programs offered by each parish in the Family.
   Join parish service groups, such as the OMOPH Men’s organization serving all Parishes.
  Take advantage of all parish volunteer and service opportunities
  Read the bulletins, parish apps and web sites from each Family parish
  Continue to support, join and donate to a cause that helps to serve needs
  i.e., St. Vincent De Paul, Franciscan Food Pantry, etc..
As we approach election season
we received this from the AOD
Please do not leave any elections materials in the church
Churches and other 501 (c) (3) institutions that qualify for tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code are not permitted to be involved in partisan politics, including any expressions of preference, support for, or opposition to any specific candidates or political parties.
Do not endorse or oppose candidates, political parties, or groups of candidates or take any action reasonably construed as endorsement or opposition. (For example, a priest could offer Mass for “all those running for and holding public office” without referencing any candidate(s) or political parties by name.)
Do not authorize distribution of partisan political materials or biased voter education materials (those that support or oppose—or exhibit bias for or against—any candidate or party) on church property, in church publications, or at church activities. 
Do facilitate voter education through the provision of materials only published by the local diocesan bishop, the Michigan Catholic Conference or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Corewell Health/Farmington Hills on Grand River (the old “Botsford”) is looking Eucharistic Ministers to bring communion to patients.  The biggest need is for Friday-Sunday, usually 10 AM-12PM, but they can be flexible.   Call Chaplain Curt at 947-521-8850 for more information.
Many of you donate regularly and bring items on weekends for the Franciscan Outreach.  We wanted to report to you what your generosity has done!  This is a report for the first 6 months of 2024.  Our guests can come once a month.  The statistics are pretty impressive!  Thank you for your generosity!
                                                Total for January - June                                              Families Served                      4089
 Individuals in Family               8989
 Amount of Food                      499,990 pounds
 From Parishioners/Others      41,789 pounds              
Rest in Peace
+Romulo Laranang












New COVID Liturgical Protocols


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has announced that Michigan is entering a post-surge, recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because this development, as well as recently updated information from the CDC, the Archdiocese of Detroit is making some adjustments to its guidelines for liturgies. We continue to see different levels of risk across the counties within the Archdiocese. Please check the CDC’s COVID-19 by County tool for information on the risk level of your county. In addition, here are some points to consider as you evaluate the best way to serve in your parish at this time:

· The Archdiocese of Detroit encourages Mass-goers, if they are at risk to wear face-coverings and to practice social distancing to reduce the potential of exposure to COVID-19

· The Archdiocese of Detroit recommends that each pastor/In Solidum team of priests should evaluate their location in the Archdiocese and implement the following protocols:

· Establish an area where social distancing may be observed, if needed

· Encourage masking and social distancing for those who are at risk

· Evaluate the need in your parish for those who distribute Holy Communion to wear face-coverings and use hand sanitizer

· Hang signage indicating masking and social distancing are encouraged for those who are at risk

· Ensure that hand sanitizer is available at church entrances

· The faithful are reminded that particular dispensations from the obligation to participate in Holy Mass remain in effect for people who are ill or who find themselves in other specific circumstances.

Particular Dispensation Information

Archbishop Vigneron announced that the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days expired on Saturday, March 13, 2021. In its place, he has granted a number of particular dispensations for the faithful who may find themselves in specific circumstances.

Please read below for information about these specific dispensations and visit aod.org/comehometohope to learn more about how our parishes are working to keep everyone safe at Mass as well as tips and advice for inviting friends and family to attend Mass with you.

Considering the grave obligation we have of being physically present with our brothers and sisters at Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation for the Eucharist, each of us is asked to make a good and sincere judgement as to whether these circumstances apply or not. Where doubt or confusion persists, consult any priest for clarity.

While the general dispensation is removed, there are specific instances where the dispensation will continue, as well as those circumstances where there is no obligation in the first place. One does not have an obligation to attend Mass on Sunday in the following circumstances:

1. You are ill or your health condition would be significantly compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.

2. You exhibit flu-like symptoms. Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.

3. You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g., you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID or influenza). Please use the dispensation and do not attend Mass.

4. You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.

5. You are pregnant.

6. Those 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).

7. You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered, you are infirmed, or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control (e.g., your ride did not show up, the church was at capacity).

8. If you have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.

For questions about the application of any of these, please contact your pastor.

These categories will be reviewed in due course and revised as needed.

Those within categories #1-8 above must still observe the Lord’s Day and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection; an excellent way to do this is through participating in a broadcast of the Sunday Mass.




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