===== Online Vespers Throughout Advent

Throughout Advent, give both God and yourself 15 minutes of peace and comfort with the Evening Prayer (Vespers) of the Liturgy of the Hours (LOTH). Deacon Chris will lead us in on-line LOTH evening prayer three nights a week – on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM. The prayers will take 15 minutes or less and will bring a sense of renewal and encouragement to you after a busy day. We gather on TEAMS here:
Please send an email to Ken Michaels at if you need a download link for a free Teams account. All are welcome to participate in this prayerful escape.


===== Parish Announcements


Closures for Thanksgiving: Frassati Catholic Academy: November 23 – 25, Transfiguration Parish and Religious Education Offices: November 24 & 25. All offices will reopen at their normal times on Monday, November 28.

Faith Group Invitation:

As Fr. Juan Pablo shares his Advent Parish Message at our weekend liturgies, you are invited to stop in (bring a friend!) at the Old White Church on Saturday mornings (November 26, December 3, 10 & 17) from 9am to 10:15am to discover, reflect on and share these Advent scriptures as we prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas. Hosted by one of our Light of the World small faith groups.

On-line Vespers throughout Advent:

Throughout Advent, give both God and yourself 15 minutes of peace and comfort of the Liturgy of the Hours. Deacon Chris will lead us in on-line LOTH evening prayer three
nights a week – on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM. The prayers will take 15 minutes or less and will bring a sense of renewal and encouragement to you after a busy day. Please send an email to either Ken Michaels at or to Chris Fisher at saying that you are interested.  They will send you a link to join on Teams and participate in this prayerful escape.

St. Vincent de Paul GIVING TREE:

In the back of church there will be envelopes with labels for St. Vincent DePaul. Monetary donations and gift cards to Target, Walmart & Jewel will be accepted with purchasing receipt. You may place your donation in the regular collection or mail it to our parish office.


Help keep our worship space beautiful by using the envelope for flower donations that is included in the packets mailed to parishioners that have requested them or make your donation through Flower Donation Event. There is also a supply of Flower Donation Envelopes on the table in the vestibule. We thank you, in advance, for your support and generosity.


Kits for those wishing to prepare an Advent Wreath at home are available from the parish office during normal office hours. The cost of the kit is $8.00 and contains candles, a dish, foam, ribbon, instructions and an information flier. You supply the greenery.


It is coming up on the time when some of our parishioners will go to warmer climates for the winter. Please contact the office to suspend your mail for that time and help us save the cost of returned postage. Additionally, if you have recently changed any of your contact information, it is important to update us as well. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Call (847) 526-2400 or email


Sessions are conducted on Sundays beginning with 10 am mass. Formation then takes place in the Parish Office Meeting Rooms. Any interested person is welcome to join the sessions. MORE INFO HERE…


For those who need them, diapers are not a luxury. They are a necessity that greatly affects vulnerable populations who cannot help themselves—babies, the elderly, and the disabled. The impact of not having diapers is interwoven with a multitude of other issues surrounding life in poverty and crisis. TO APPLY FOR DIAPERS please go to:


We would like to continue to offer the Zoom link to all interested families and really anyone that would like to say the rosary. It is the perfect way to end your day and reflect.
Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 849 2791 3904 Passcode: n7cxhg
Join us at 8:30pm on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.


If you or a family member is home bound and would like to receive Holy Communion please call the parish office at (847) 526-2400 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm or email us at We will forward the message to one of our communion ministers.


are available for anyone who would like their intentions to be remembered at Mass. Intentions are available for those who have died or for someone who is living. Call us to obtain a date and time. (847) 526—2400


Please check in with us at the office to update the prayer list. Send an email to or call the office at (847) 526-2400.


===== 2022 Advent Message

The season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 27th.  As Fr. Juan Pablo shares his Advent Parish Message “Let There Be Light” at our weekend liturgies, you are invited to stop in (bring a friend!) at the Old White Church on Saturday mornings (November 26, December 3, 10 & 17) from 9am to 10:15am to discover, reflect on and share these Advent scriptures as we prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas. Hosted by one of our Light of the World small faith groups.  All are welcome! 


11.30.22 ===== Souper Advent Learning Event

     Have you ever felt that when Christmas comes around, you’re just not ready? Of all the liturgical seasons of the year, Advent is certainly the most stressful, and it may be the most confusing. Many of us have a good grasp on Christmas, Lent, and Easter, but what is the deeper meaning of Advent?
     Please join us in viewing a video lecture given by renowned biblical scholar, Dr. Brant Pitre, exploring how the ancient Jewish prophecies of the Messiah can help unlock the hidden meanings of the season of Advent. If you’ve ever wanted to be more spiritually prepared to celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas, this event is for you!
     We will gather in the Old White Church on Wednesday, November 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hot soup and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Vicki Peloquin at 847-997-7350 or by Monday, November 28th.


12.08.22 ===== Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Holy Day of Obligation

7 de diciembre del 2022

*Misa de Vigilia—7:00pm

Thursday, December 8, 2022

 *Morning Mass—8:00am
 *School Mass—10:00am
 *Evening Mass—7:00pm English


===== Praying for Our Loved Ones At Mass

The names of our loved ones have already been placed in the altar of our parish. Every mass celebrated in this church will be offered for the eternal rest of all of them. —May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Ya hemos colocado los nombres de nuestros seres queridos en el altar de nuestra parroquia. Cada misa que se celebre en esta iglesia será ofrecida por el descanso eterno de todas ellas. —Dales, Señor, el descanso eterno. Y brille para ellos la luz perpetua. Y que las almas de todos los fieles difuntos, por la misericordia de Dios, descansen en paz. Amén.

Na ołtarzu naszej parafii umieściliśmy już imiona naszych bliskich. Każda msza celebrowana w tym kościele będzie ofiarowana za wieczny odpoczynek wszystkich z nich. (Google translation) —Wieczny odpoczynek racz im dać, Panie, a światłość wiekuista niechaj im świeci. Niech odpoczywają w pokoju. Amen


===== Queen of Hearts

The Queen was revealed at the September 22, 2022 drawing at Lindy’s via Facebook.  The jackpot ended at $39,125. Rosendo R. is the lucky 50/50 winner who selected #2 which revealed the Queen of Hearts.  Thank you to everyone for your participation in this season’s Queen of Hearts raffle and your support of Transfiguration Parish.
Numbers out as of September 22:  2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 53
Raffle Rules are posted at


===== Ministry of Prayer

We know that life can be challenging and the only thing that may help to get you back to center is Prayer. We believe very strongly in the power of Prayer. This belief and knowing comes from seeing or hearing about the many demonstrations or testimonies in the lives of people around the world. 
At the end of weekend Masses the Transfiguration Ministry of Prayer will be in the front of the Church to pray for you or someone you love and care for.
Please know that each Minister of Transfiguration Ministry of Prayer commits to holding your intentions in the light of Christ, standing in Truth, Principle and Love. Prayer is the tool we use to know the truth. It is not about begging or pleading for something to happen to change the conditions in life. It is about aligning ourselves with the all good of God that surrounds us at all times. Every request we receive is treated with love, compassion, respect and dignity.


===== Parking Lot Repair Project

Dear Parishioners,
Our 2 parking lots are in bad condition. The one across from the school needs sealing and striping. The church lot, however, needs some major repairs and then sealing and striping. We would like to use $66,000 of our To Teach Who Christ money. This repair was not listed in our original case statement and therefore we are required to publish this in our bulletin for 2 weeks according to the Archdiocese policy.
We are in the process of getting final bids, however, the estimated cost for both lots is $80,000. Any donations you can make to cover the additional $14,000 would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for all you do for our parish!


===== 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal Thank You

THANK YOU for your participation in the Annual Catholic Appeal.  You may still participate by visiting:  Be sure to note Transfiguration as your Parish.  Funds collected beyond our goal are returned to the parish, which helps our mission in building our Catholic Faith Community through the service and activities it helps us provide.


===== Meet Israel Santiago

Hello brothers and sisters from Transfiguration Parish.
     Please allow me to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Israel Santiago, I am a candidate for the Permanent Diaconate and I will be ordained a Permanent Deacon on May 14, 2022. I ask of your prayers as I assure you mine for all of you.
     My family is made up of my wife Rosa M. Gil and our children Jazmin, Daniel and Jezenia Santiago. I am originally from the State of Morelos, Mexico, my wife is from the State of Michoacán, Mexico. We have belong to Transfiguration since 2013. In Easter 2015, I received the Sacraments of Initiation through the RCIA to be part of this great family of God. I have been participating in different ministries of the church: Lector,
Extraordinary Minister of Communion, Acolyte, and Member of the Pastoral Council and most recently, chair of the Liturgy Ministry for the Latino Ministry Commission.
In 2016 I began my studies at the Pastoral Leadership Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. In 2018 I had the privilege of responding to God’s call through the invitation to be part of the formation program of the Permanent
Diaconate of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.
     I THANK GOD for life, thank my wife and children for the support they have given me, my mentor Rev. JUAN PABLO AVILA IBARRA, for his support and advice to be a part of this journey at the service of God, to Deacon Jose Mancilla for his accompaniment, and to the community in general for your support and prayers.
     I look forward to continue serving God and the Transfiguration community. I put myself in the hands of God and, with his help, to be able to serve this community as I am called to do. 
     Once again, greetings and my prayers for each one of you.
     Israel Santiago.


===== Congratulations and Welcome

On behalf of Transfiguration Parish catechists, families, and friends, we would like to CONGRATULATE THE RCIA STUDENTS of 2022, who received or completed their
Sacraments of Initiation on
April 16, 2022:
Jose Luis Robles
Veronica Melo
Lizeth Wickersheim
Daisy Tinajero
Sarah Courtney Lanman
Luis Martinez
Akvaro Albineda
Cruz Hernandez


===== 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal

Annual Catholic Appeal 2022

The theme of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal is Making all things new … God’s promise and our responsibility. We are called to embrace God’s promise of making all things new and to embrace our own responsibility to work with God’s plan. Our support of the Annual Catholic Appeal keeps us close to God’s promise of renewal and our responsibility to work for it.

Through the Appeal, we are a part of making all things new in parishes and Catholic schools in need, in programs of religious education and ministry formation and in initiatives to address justice, peace and respect for life. We extend renewal and hope throughout the world through Catholic Relief Services.

If you have donated to the Annual Catholic Appeal in previous years, you may receive a letter from the Archdiocese of Chicago for the 2022 appeal.  Our goal this year is to reach: $44,719. Any fulfilled pledges above that amount are returned to Transfiguration Parish for use as needed.  Prayerfully consider making a pledge this year.  More information will be made available in coming weeks.


===== Renew My Church Update

We have GREAT NEWS to share on the Renew My Church outcome!  See full explanation HERE.


===== Email phishing/scam notice

ATTENTION!!! PHISHING ALERT!!! TWO unauthorized Gmail account has been set up by an unknown party that appears to look like it was sent by Fr. Juan Pablo. It is requesting a reply. DO NOT respond to this email – it is phishing or a scam. These are NOT his accounts: or If you are able to report the email, please do so via your service provider.


===== Donation Statement Requests

A statement of your donations can be requested by sending an email to or by calling (847) 526-2400 and ask to be added on the list. For both types of responses, please include your name a phone number, if possible your parish ID (Envelope) number and current address. Statements will be sent only to those requesting one.


===== Enroll now for Frassati Catholic Academy

Enroll your child NOW for the 2022-2023 academic year. Inquire today to Save-a-Seat, learn about the Tax Credit and Financial Assistance  Scholarships are available. Call 847-526-6311.