Christ calls every member of the church into ministry. The church is “a kingdom of priests” (I Peter 2:9).
Service Opportunities 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.
 

SERVING AT CHURCH AND PARISH

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES
Helps our parish family and visitors see, hear and experience the Lord and his love and care in celebrations of weekly and seasonal liturgy.
Contact: Chris O’Brien at 847. 526.2400 x225 OR
chrisobrientransfig@gmail.com
MUSIC MINISTRY
Provides choral and instrumental music for every liturgical service to encourage full congregational participation. 
Contact: Chris O’Brien at 847. 526.2400 x225 OR
chrisobrientransfig@gmail.com
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES COMMISSION
Helps fulfill our parish mission  by conducting parish-wide fundraising and social events, while promoting christian values and experiencing fun activities with fellow parishioners.
Contact:  Dave Jakubek at kidstoy@ameritech.net
 

GUIDING THE NEXT GENERATION

CATECHETICAL MINISTRY
 
Have you considered sharing your faith with the families of our parish?  
 
Read some reflections from some of our current catechists and listen for the whisper from the Holy Spirit that might be calling you too!  MORE>>
 
Contact:  Mary Gebelhoff, DRE at 847.526.6400 or RelEd@
transfigurationwauconda.com
 
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
 
The 2019 VBS dates are:  June 17-21, 2019, 9:00-12:00 Noon
Registration forms will be coming in March 2019.
 
LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN
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 at Mass.
(This ministry is not active at this time.  Catechist volunteers are needed.)
 
Is God calling you to serve?
Contact: Mary Gebelhoff, DRE 847,526,6400 OR RelEd
@transfigurationwauconda.com
YOUTH MINISTRY
Builds a Catholic faith community where teens feel accepted, included and loved; feel free to welcome others; minister and grow in Jesus Christ, side-by-side with the adults of the parish – understanding that ministry to, for and with them includes prayer, faith formation, service and social activities. Meet weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Contact: Tom Healy at healyt@hotmail.com

SERVING CHURCH AND COMMUNITY

 
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Fostering charity, fraternity, unity and patriotism of all Catholic men and the members of the Knights. Meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month 8:00pm.
Contact: Mark Abernathy
847.526.6079
RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY
Follows the teaching of Christ by fostering through education and prayer; respect for life at every stage from conception to natural death.
Contact: Mary Ann Fijalkiewicz at maryannfij@yahoo.com
 
MINISTERS OF CARE
Brings the Eucharist to hospitals, nursing homes and family homes; spending time with patients, residents and/or parishioners to visit and pray; and assuring them of the interest and care that the parish has for them.
Contact:  Jim Fijalkiewicz at maryannfij@yahoo.com
BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY
Supports family members and friends both physically and spiritually in their time of grief. 
Contact: Chris O’Brien at 847.526.2400 x225
CARPENTER’S CRAFTERS
Knit and crochet items needed by nursing homes and hospitals. Meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am in the Old White Church.
Contact: Betty Reckwerdt 847.526.2040
ROSARY MAKERS
Learn the art of knots and beads to make rosaries.  Meets on Thursdays, 7:00pm at the Spanish Ministry Office.  Finished rosaries are donated to the military and to mission groups requesting them.  Over 200 are made weekly by this dedicated group.
Contact:  Betty Reckwerdt at 847.526.2040