Christ calls every member of the church into ministry. The church is “a kingdom of priests” –I Peter 2:9
 
 
 
 
Public Prayer and Liturgy at Transfiguration Church You were shaped to serve God. God formed every creature on this planet with a special area of expertise. Each has a particular role to play, based on the way they were shaped by God. Each of us was uniquely designed, or shaped,” to do certain things.
How will you serve God and others? God asks the church to be a fellowship sharing a common purpose and continually growing in faith. Paul describes the church as Christ’s “body” (Ephesians 1:22).  People experience the presence of Jesus Christ in the world through the ministry of the church. When the church serves the needs of people, members and non-members, it is an expression of the love of Christ. The church is a servant body, created for service.

ALTAR SERVERS

Serving at the altar, [the pope told the young people,] is a privileged way to draw closer to Jesus, which in turn “enables you to open yourselves to others, to journey together, to set demanding goals and to find the strength to achieve them.”   —Pope Francis, Aug 4, 2015
Assist members of the clergy during religious services — boys and girls, 4th through 8th grade.  Get involved>>
 
Contact:  Parish Office at 847.526.2400 or parish@transfigurationwauconda.com

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Nothing gives me greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
–3 John 1:4
This ministry brings the Liturgy of the Word to children ages 4 to 9 in a way that they can meet and get to know Jesus through the Sunday Scripture readings.  This ministry is currently suspended as we are in need of volunteer catechists.  Can you help?
 
Contact: Mary Gebelhoff at 847.526.6400 or RelEd@transfigurationwauconda.com

ENVIRONMENT AND ART

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an
offering, and come before Him;
Worship the Lord in holy array.
1 Chronicles 16:29 
Enhance the life of Transfiguration Parish by bringing peace, harmony and beauty to the physical space and surroundings for the celebration of the Liturgy.  
 
Is God Calling You to Help?  Contact Ken Michaels at kmichaels58@gmail.com

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.”
–John 6:54~56
Distribute the body and blood of Christ, reverently and faithfully, to our parish community at Mass.  Get involved>>
 
Contact: Lorrie Gaughan at lgaughan63@comcast.net

GREETERS

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. –Romans 12:13
Welcome people to the celebration of the Liturgy and make them feel at home as they enter the church.
 
Is God Calling you to Help?
Contact Christ O’Brien at 847.526.2400 x225 or chrisobrientransfig@gmail.com

LECTORS / COMMENTATORS

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. –2 Timothy 16-17
Proclaim the Word of God to the assembly, a liturgical action that was established by Vatican II
 
Is God Calling you to Help?  Contact Ken Michaels at kmichaels58@gmail.com

LITURGY COMMITTEE

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.Colossians 3:23-24 
Helps our parish family and visitors see, hear and experience the Lord and his love and care in celebrations of weekly and seasonal liturgy.  Regular meetings at 7:00 PM in Parish Offices on 4th Wednesday of each month. 
 
Is God Calling you to Help?
Contact Christ O’Brien at 847.526.2400 x225 or chrisobrientransfig@gmail.com

MUSIC MINISTRY

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Psalm 100:2 
Provides choral and instrumental music for every liturgical service to encourage full congregational participation.  Weekly rehearsals Thursdays, 7pm.  Get Involved>>
 
Is God Calling you to Help?
Contact Christ O’Brien at 847.526.2400 x225 or chrisobrientransfig@gmail.com

USHERS

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
Enhance the Liturgy by welcoming parishioners, collecting the offering, seating people (when necessary) and helping with emergencies.
 
Is God Calling you to Help? Contact Ken Michaels at kmichaels58@gmail.com