As we are all aware, we are not completely open for worship, we do gather for Liturgy and other services. Seating is limited based on social distancing protocols and everyone must wear a mask. The parish is following these protocols to help protect and keep safe all that gather for worship.
If you would like more information or have any questions about the attending services, do not hesitate to contact the parish office or Fr. Tom by phone or email. You can find the reopening protocol and information on our website. Please share this information with those you know who do not use email or are not on our contact list.
PARISH FEASTDAY – AUGUST 6
We celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration, the patronal feast of our parish, this week on August 6 pm. Great Vespers will be celebrated on Wednesday August 5 at 7:30 pm. Thursday morning we will celebrate Orthros (8:30) and Divine Liturgy (9:30). These services will be live streamed. Unfortunately, due to restrictions, we will not hold receptions following the services.
We extend to those who offer of themselves for the parish ministries and the faithful of the parish all of our Lord’s blessings. May He shine His grace upon our parish keeping all in His abundant care.
SUBMIT NAMES FOR PARACLESIS
During the first 15 days of August we traditionally offer the Paraclesis (Supplication) Service in which we entreat the Theotokos to take our prayers to Christ. During this service we pray for the health and wellbeing for ourselves and our family and friends. Please check the calendar for the days and times that this service will be offered. The service will also be live streamed. You can mail or email names of those you would like to be remembered in prayer. Please put ‘For the Health’ at the top of the list. Any donations will be used in the Charitable Fund.
We will continue to live stream services of our parish. You can go directly to two different sites to participate in worship. Log on to www.youtube.com/TransGOC or www.facebook.com/transchurch. A weekly list of services can be found on our website www.transchurch.org and on the calendar below.
If you are unable to watch services live, you can go to www.YouTube.com/transGOC and watch the service at a later time. For those who do not have internet and are Comcast customers, you may be able to watch some services on local cable access television. Please consult your local listings for times.
OUR LIFE ONLINE
Many still do not feel comfortable physically attending services, but would still like to light a candle or support the parish. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. We encourage your continued use of our secure online giving platform for single or repeating donations, https://transchurch.churchgiving.com. Of course, you are still welcome to mail in a check to make your donation.
1) To light a vigil candle, please contact Pat Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org or 978 436 0998) or the church office (email@example.com or 978-458-4321). Pat will make sure that your vigil candle is lit for you. Donation: $10. As with all donations, you can mail in a check or you can make a donation online.
2) You are able to make your stewardship, offering basket, candle, memorial, special event, or general donations by using the our secure website. Your donations help support the ministries of the parish. Although you may not be in the church building, essential ministries of the parish continue.
3) The Parish Council is exploring a more permanent source for live streaming services. We hope to continue this ministry, but to do so will need to invest in some new technology. If you are interested in supporting this ministry financially or participating in the production aspect, please speak with Fr. Tom.
PARISH OFFICE IS REMOTE
Our parish office is currently open remotely Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. If you need to come to the office, please call and set up an appointment. It may take a little longer to provide you with some of the information, but we will strive to do so in a timely fashion.
We are called as Christians to take care of one another; friends, family, and stranger. If you, or anyone you know is having difficulties because of the COVID-19 crisis, please let us know. We know that there are those who would never think of asking facing financial difficulties. We will help as we are able.
To enable us to offer help, as you are able, we welcome your donations. You can send a donation to the church or go online and donate by clicking on the Outreach Donation button and make your one-time, or recurring donation. Large or small, your donation can make a difference. Thank you in advance.
TRANSFIGURATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Transfiguration Golf Tournament committee is busy planning another exciting and enjoyable day. This event has proven to be a key in providing funds for the parish. We look to the faithful of the parish to become sponsors of the event. There are many levels of giving available, from Tee Sponsor to Major Benefactor. Please visit our website for more information, or download the 2020 golf brochure.
Lord Jesus Christ, our God, accept our offerings as You accepted the gifts of Your people throughout the ages. We offer these gifts to Your glory, for the support of the ministries of Your holy Church, for the alleviation of suffering and hunger, and for the proclamation of Your Gospel to the whole world.
Grant us Your blessing, Lord our Savior, that we may always be faithful stewards, continuing to share the gifts you have given us, by the power of Your grace, mercy and love. May Your name be glorified forever. Amen.
Trinity votive candles (To Sponsor a Candle please call the Church Office.)
†Vigil Light at the Side Altar (Icon of the Theotokos): Available
†Vigil Light at the Icon of Christ: In Loving Memory of Deborah Victoria Skrekas and George Skrekas
†Vigil Light at the Theotokos: In Loving Memory of Ioannis "John" Zaralidis from his family
†Vigil Light at the Icon of the Forerunner: Available
†Vigil Light at the Foot of the Holy Cross: Available