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 Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

We are less than two months from the November 8 election, during which voters in Michigan will decide on an issue of paramount importance to protecting the inherent, Godgiven dignity of all people.

Abortion advocates under “Reproductive Freedom For All” seek to amend the state
constitution to allow unregulated abortion on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy. This effort, primarily funded by out-of-state dollars, is spearheaded by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. It will appear on the ballot as Proposal 3.

Letter from Archbishop Vigneron (continued)



Religious education registration 
is now open and the forms are at the Welcome Desk.
All classes including Confirmation and RCIA
will be held in between the two Masses on Sunday, 
after the 8:30 Mass until 10:50
Better yet, register online:
or use the QR code






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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



27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 1-2, 2022
This Week
Monday - Friday
12:00 Noon 
 Tuesday 10:30 AM
Saturday, 12:00 PM
  Masses continue to be livestreamed:facebook.com/transfigu...
On weekends, only the 8:30 AM mass is livestreamed.
It is available to be watched after that.
October 1
     Creation Care:   Finding God in Everything
Saturday, October 1st, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
We will close the Season of Creation by
learning to deepen our experience of God’s 
love and care for us in all of creation.
How do we do this?  Come and see.
Church of the Transfiguration, Duns Scotus Room
Please let us know if you are coming!
Pet Blessing - Prayer Garden 11:15 AM
October Events
October 3
Mass on LTU Campus
2:00 PM
October 3
Transitus - Passing of St. Francis
6:30 PM
Felician Sisters
 36800 Schoolcraft 
October 4
Feast Day of St. Francis
Mass 12:00, Blessing with relic of St. Francis
October 6-7
Friars time of Prayer
October 8, 15
Racism Discussion Group
10:00 - 12:30
October 8
Fr. Jeremy's 90th Birthday Celebration
5:30 PM
October 10
Mass at St. Anne's Mead
10:00 AM
October 15
Fatima Rosary -- Prayer Garden
3:30 PM
October 27
Young Adult Listening Session
7:00 PM
October 29/30
Remember our Dead at all masses
Young Adults 18 - 35
Come for an evening of conversation with the priests and leadership from our family of parishes. Come share your heart, mind and experience of being a young adult in today's culture. What topics are central in conversations around your workplace, dinner table and in your communications with your peers? What are your hopes for the future and what are your joys today? What excites you about your faith? How can the church better support you in your walk as a young adult? Come to this open forum ready to share and to listen to others. 
Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, October 27, 2022, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Church of the Transfiguration 
25225 Code Rd., Southfield, MI 48033 
Or by text with your name to 248.839.1470
Life Chain - Sunday, October 2, 2:00 -3:30 PM
Join thousands of other pro-life people who WILL line the sidewalk along routes in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. This is what is known as “Life Chain.” This event will provide a visual statement of solidarity by our local community that abortion is grievously wrong and that we are opposed to the killing of preborn children. It is a national tragedy that over 63, 000,000 babies have been legally killed by abortion since 1973 in the United States. 
LIFE CHAIN is a peaceful, prayerful, visual statement 
LIFE CHAIN is sponsored by Right to Life – LIFESPAN
and co -sponsored by over 50 pro-life groups. 
Stand and be counted with thousands of others 
Bring your whole family
Find gathering sites at:
Anyone wishing a "Vote No on Proposal 3" yard sign
can contact Linda Piotrowski
Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) Update
Parish goal: $42, 793
Pledged: $28,785
Shortfall: $14,008
95 of our 410 households have contributed.
Would you consider a gift to the CSA?
Any shortfall must be made up from parish savings.
Any amount over our goal stays in the parish
and not used to calculate other AOD contributions.
(So it really helps the parish to go beyond the goal!)
Rest in Peace
+Gloria Merlo
+Anna Libertiny
+John Stewart











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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