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.

Special Saturday Mass 4:30 PM
inviting all Parishes of our Family
to Transfiguration
June 29, 4:30 pm
Please help us welcome our guests!


  • Celebrating 50 years!
  • Celebrating 40 years!
  • Celebrating 60 years!
  • Celebrating 55 years!
  • Congratulations!!



2024 VBS Scuba

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2024 VBS

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

If you heard that the Church was about to experience a new Pentecost, would you want to be there when it happens? What if you heard this would be the largest gathering of Catholics in America in 83 years, attended by bishops, priests, religious, and laypeople from every corner of the United States, and OUR parish was invited to attend? Well, it’s happening this summer! It’s called the National Eucharistic Congress.

God has promised to show up in power at this historic, mountaintop moment—fulfilling the vision of the National Eucharistic Revival and preparing us for the year of mission ahead. Our Family of Parishes, “Family Sent on Mission”, is gathering a group of parishioners like you to represent our community at this once-in-a-lifetime gathering, and we want you to attend. Below are some key details about the event.

WHEN: July 17–21, 2024 (Come for one day, or stay for all five!)

WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN


  • A historic gathering of the Church in America (the first of its kind in 83 years!)
  • Five powerful days of worship, formation, and fellowship
  • A world-class lineup of Catholic speakers, including Bishop Robert Barron, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Sr. Josephine Garrett, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, and many more!
  • Morning “impact sessions” that speak to your unique vocation, stage of life, and mission
  • A wide array of experiences and events to choose from during the afternoon
  • Evening “Revival sessions” where we will experience the revival Our Lord desires to accomplish

The more people who register at once, the lower the cost becomes! Visit eucharisticcongress.org to learn more. Please contact Chris Ihlenfeldt at Our Lady of La Salette’s parish office at (248) 541-3762, ext. 13 to let us know if you’ll be registering or are interested in attending so that we can have an accurate count in order to take advantage of the bulk rate/discount.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be part of a historic moment in the life of the Church!

In Christ,

Fr. Jeff Scheeler, OFM, Moderator

Fr. Patrick Connell, Priest in Solidum

Fr. Paul Chateau, Priest in Solidum

Fr. Tomas Miliauskas, MIC, Priest in Solidum

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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)

Parish Registration

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

Attend Weekend Mass

Masses are livestreamed



June 15 - 16, 2024
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This is how it is with the kingdom of God; 
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land 
and would sleep and rise night and day
 and the seed would sprout and grow, 
he knows not how. 
 Of its own accord the land yields fruit, 
first the blade, then the ear, 
then the full grain in the ear.  
Mark 4: 26-28
This Weekend
Welcome: Fr. Geroge Berendt, PIME
for Sunday 8:30 and 11:00
and Monday 12:00 
(Allowing Fr. Jeff and Fr. Jeremy 
to attend his sister's funeral.)
Steak Night at Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Saturday, June 15
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Religious Articles 
made of olive wood from Holy Land
June 15-16 
after all masses
Special Saturday Mass 4:30 PM
inviting all Parishes of our Family
to Transfiguration
June 29, 4:30 pm
Please help us welcome our guests!
We are beginning a new venture:
each parish of our Family
will provide a monthly prayer intention for the Family  
The Franciscan Parish of
Church of the Transfiguration,
inspired by St. Francis and his love for creation,
invites member of our Family of Parishes
to pray during the month of June,
as we enjoy the beginning of summer,
for greater respect and care for God’s creation.
Gracious Creator,
 as we enjoy these summer months,
may we grow in our appreciation 
of the splendor of Your creation!
Thank you for the beauty that surrounds us.
May we care for our Common Home.
Possible Action Steps
Read Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’
Make sure you recycle what you can.
Take a walk in the woods.
Look at the stars some evening and see if they remind you of God in anyway.
Look carefully at a flower and admire its beauty.
Donate to a cause that cares for creation.
You can be in harmony with those
gathering in Indianapolis July 17-21
by joining in some gatherings 
at Transfiguration, Southfield
Three Wednesdays: July 17, 24, 31 – 7:00 PM
Presentations on
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist
Led by Fr. Jeff Scheeler, OFM
Thursday, July 18, 7:00 PM
Watch/discuss the movie: Babette’s Feast
Friday, July 19, 7:00 PM
Faith Sharing: What does the Eucharist mean to me?
8:00 PM
Sunday, July 21, Morning to early afternoon 
Putting the Eucharist into Action
Feeding the Hungry
at Crossroads of Detroit
2424 W Grand Blvd, Detroit
Vacation Bible School
July 29 - August 1
Fr. Jeff away June 30 - July 6
Office Closed
July 4th and 5th 
Visiting Missionary
July 20-21
Weather Permitting
June 23, 11:00 AM
July 28, 11:00 AM
August 25, 11:00 AM
We are looking for someone willing to learn 
how to set up the outdoor sound system.
Please volunteer to Fr. Jeff
Our parish was pleased to honor married couples with milestone anniversaries. 
Jim and Marianne Clement, 60 years. 
Tim and Nancy Cahoon, 40 years. 
Fletcher and Helen Parkman, 50 years. 
Caetano and Antonetta Demello, 55 years. 
And thanks to those who worked to make our celebration possible.
We were blessed with a beautiful morning
 for our Eucharistic Procession, 
postponed from last Sunday because of weather. 
Thanks to all!
Many came to celebrate the feast of St. Anthony on Thursday, June 13.
We bless bread in remembrance of his care for the poor.
55 of our 414 households
have already pledged $20,720
toward our goal of $44,188
The "Catholic in Recovery"
will no longer meet 
on Monday evenings at Transfiguration.
If you or a loved one 
needs help with addiction,
Fr. Jeff can help provide a resource.












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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