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.


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

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Masses are livestreamed



May 18 - 19, 2024
He breathed on them and said,
Receive the Holy Spirit
John 20:22
Wear Red!
Confirmation (Bishop Quinn)
Saturday, May 25, 4:30 PM
Angel Ajonuma - OMOPH
Davis Ajonuma - OMOPH
Malia Ajonuma - OMOPH
Cheido Akalefu - Transfiguration
MA Atabong - Transfiguration 
Isaac Cousino - Transfiguration
Joseph Dauphin - OMOPH
Lucky Mkwe - Transfiguration
Nathaniel Neuser - OLLS
Honoring Our Graduates
Sunday, May 26, 11:00 AM
Please call the office to let us know
you will be coming!
Memorial Day Mass
Monday, May 27, 9:00 AM
Regional Eucharistic Congress
Saturday, June 1
St. Scholastica
Please call the office to let us know
you will be coming!
Anniversary Dinner
Saturday, June 8, 6:00 PM
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you will be coming!
Religious Articles 
Made of olive wood from Holy Land
June 15-16 
after all masses
Upcoming Liturgical Feasts
Trinity - May 26
Body and Blood - June 2
Procession 9:45 AM
Baby Bottle Drive - Mother's Day
In support of the Walking with Moms in Need initiative, we will be hosting a baby bottle drive to benefit Heart of Christ Clinic. Pick up a bottle on Mother's Day weekend and fill it with loose change or a check.  Pray for expecting couples then return the bottle on Father's Day weekend. Details will be in the bottle!
Heart of Christ Clinic is a model Catholic medical clinic treating the whole person - spirit, mind and body.  Opening in January on the campus of the Basilica of St. Anne on Lafayette in Detroit, this ministry serves both women and families.  It is a natural extension of service for clients of Guadalupe Workers and Mother & Unborn Baby Care.  Check out www.heartsclinic.org for more information.
An article from Detroit Catholic
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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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