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.

100 Bottle Challenge

In support of the Walking with Moms in Need initiative, we will be hosting a baby bottle drive to benefit Mother and Unborn Baby Care. Pick up a bottle on Mother's Day weekend and fill it with loose change or a check. Pray for expecting couples, learn about pregnancy resources in our area, then return the bottle on Father's Day weekend. Details will be in the bottle!

Mother and Unborn Baby Care is a Catholic pregnancy resource center in Southfield.  Established in 1984, this ministry serves abortion-vulnerable women by providing no cost ultrasounds, peer counseling and material support for up to two years. For more information, visit www.maubc.org or call  248-559-7576.

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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 3 - 4, 2023
Most Holy Trinity
This Week 
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 Noon
Saturday, 4:30 PM, Sunday, 8:30 AM, 11 AM
Tuesday 10:30 AM
Saturday 12:00 Noon
On weekends, only the 8:30 AM mass is livestreamed.
Knitting & Crocheting Group Meets every Thursday 10am
 in the Duns Scotus Room - please join us!
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 AM
Bishop Arturo Cepeda
Bryan Atemnkeng
 Chidu Nwamba
Kosi Nwamba
Raphael Onuoha
Sunday June 4, 11 AM
Oliver Cousino
First Communion
Wednesday, June 7
Benediction, 7 PM
Saturday, June 10
Anniversary Dinner, 6 PM
for couples with milestone anniversaries
(Deadline to sign up: June 3)
Sunday June 11, 9:45
Feast of Body and Blood of Lord
Eucharistic Procession
If you would like to help,
see Fr. Jeff
Tuesday, June 13
Feast of St. Anthony
Mass 12:00 Noon
Blessing with Relic / Blessing of Bread
Saturday, June 17, 9 AM - 3 PM
Gun Safety Program 
at St. David Episcopal Church
June 17-18, 9 AM - 3 PM
Priest from
Cross Catholic Outreach
Saturday June 24, 4:00 PM
All of Family Parishes invited to
Divine Providence Lithuanian
Help needed!
On the weekend of June 17-18, the friars will be away attending celebrations marking the history of St. John the Baptist Province prior to the merger of the six US provinces in October.  A visiting priest, Fr. John Fischer, from Cross Catholic Outreach will cover confessions and mass that weekend. However, he will need assistance at each mass in setting up, and being shown where things are, feeling comfortable, etc.  If you would be willing to help, please see Fr. Jeff.  We need one person for each mass. A big thanks!
If you are graduating
from High School or College
this year  -- let us know.
We can celebrate you at the mass you 
usually attend sometime during June.
Religious articles made of olive wood
from the Holy Land
will be available after masses 
on the weekend of July1-2
Crossroads lunch
will be Sunday July 16
Vacation Bible School will be held
July 31 - August 3
here at Transfiguration.
Stay tuned for more information!
We will not be having a Parish Picnic this year in early August.
We WILL however, have a Family of Parishes Picnic
on Sunday, September 10,1-3 PM at Catalpa Oaks Park in Southfield.
Stay tuned for more information!
At last Wednesday's Family Consecration to Mary 
held at Divine Providence
each parish received an icon called
Our Lady of the New Advent.
The icon was created 30 years ago 
by Jesuit Father William Hart McNichols.
Prayer to Our Lady of the New AdventO Lady and Motherof the One who was and isand is to come,dawn of the New Jerusalem,we earnestly beseech you,bring us by your intercessionso to live in love that the Church,the Body of Christ,may stand in this world’s darkas fiery iconof the New Jerusalem.We ask you to obtain for usthis mercy through Jesus Christ,your Son and Lord,who lives and reignswith the Fatherin the Holy Spirit,one God forever and ever.Amen.
Rest in Peace
+William Jaques












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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