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.

The Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence

Join us for a 5-week Lenten Study Series on the Eucharist 

with Bishop Robert Barron!


The Series is offered both  on 

Sundays 9:45 am-10:45 am AND Wednesdays  7:00pm


Church of the Transfiguration

Parish Hall Fee: $19.95 for study guide


Contact Information:  Christina Ihlenfeldt,

Director of Discipleship Formation




 Introduction:         A Deeper Look at the Eucharist        February 18           February 21                

 Lesson I:                 Sacred Meal                                         February 25           February 28              

 Lesson II:                Sacrifice                                                March 3                  March 6             

 Lesson III:               Real Presence, Part I                           March 10               March 13             

 Lesson IV:               Real Presence, Part II                          March 17               March 20

Each session includes video viewing and group discussion of study guide questions.   



Registration is required so that enough participant workbooks can be ordered! 

Please register online at the Parish Website (Transfigsfld.org),



If you cannot register online,

please call the Transfiguration parish office at 248-356-8787 to register.

In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.

When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.

from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

The Sacrament of the Sick May Be Celebrated:

§ with those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age.

§ before surgery, if the surgery is caused by a serious illness.

§ with elderly people who have become notably weakened, even though no serious illness is present.

§ with seriously ill children who have sufficient use of reason to be strengthened by the sacrament.

§ with those who have been anointed if they relapse after recovery or if the condition becomes more serious.

§ with those who are judged to have a serious mental illness.


The Priests of our Family of Parishes

will celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

at Our Lady of La Salette Church on

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

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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



February 24 - 25, 2024

2nd Sunday of Lent
This Week
Weekdays 12:00 Noon
Saturday, 4:30 PM, Sunday, 8:30 AM, 11 AM

Tuesday 10:30 AM
Saturday 12:00 Noon
Tuesday confessions should end at 11:45 AM
They should not extend into Mass time.
Thanks for your cooperation!
Friday, February 23, 7 PM
Stations of the Cross
Led by Special Events Committee
Bishop Barron Series on the Eucharist
Wednesdays, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20
Sundays, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17
Stations of the Cross
Fridays, 7 PM
February 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22
Synod Listening Sessions
Tuesdays 7 PM
March 5, 19
Family of Parishes Sacrament of the Sick
Saturday, March 9, 10 AM
Our Lady of La Salette
Family of Parishes Penance Service
Saturday, March 23, 12 PM
(replaces our usual confessions)
Please note - for those who look at the readings before mass:
Because we will be celebrating the "Scrutinies"
with our catechumen Kelcy Hogan
who will be baptized at the Easter vigil: 
on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent, 
we will be using cycle A readings 
 at all masses.  
On the first two Sundays of Lent, 
we will be using cycle B readings.
Mike Dillon (catechist), Michele Wells (sponsor), 
Kelcy Hogan (to be initiated at Easter), 
Diane Klucka (Faith formation Director) 
at the Rite of Election at the Cathedral February 18
Holy Thursday Mass / Washing of the Feet
 March 28, 7 PM / Adoration until 10 PM
Good Friday
Service 1:00 PM
Stations, 7 PM
Easter Vigil
8:30 PM
Blessing of Baskets 1 PM (Church)
Easter Egg Hunt, 2:50 PM (Softball Field)
Easter Sunday
8:30 AM, 11 AM
Tuesday, March 4, 7 PM
“Where have I seen or experienced successes—and distresses—within the Church’s structure(s)/organization/leadership/life that encourage or hinder the mission?” 
Tuesday, March 19, 7 PM  
“How can the structures and organization of the Church help all the baptized to respond to the call to proclaim the Gospel and to live as a community of love and mercy in Christ?”
Sent by Jeffrey Scheeler on Friday, February 23 at 10:30AM












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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