===== The Queen Is Returning

The Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle is returning with a new board! The starting jackpot will be $4,000. Purchase your tickets for $5.00 cash after weekend masses at Transfiguration Church, from the Transfiguration Parish Office or Lindy’s Landing. The first drawing will be held on Thursday, February 10 at 8 pm at Lindy’s Landing. Will it be your turn to win?
Raffle Rules are posted at


===== Parish Announcements


Effective January 26 until further notice, please contact the Laura in the Parish Office 9 am – noon and 1 – 2 pm Monday – Friday to schedule masses, sacramental celebrations and appointments with Fr. Juan Pablo. To discuss funeral arrangements, contact Chris O’Brien at extension 225. The Parish Secretary will be out on medical leave of absence. Volunteers will be present Tuesdays-Fridays until 4:30 pm. It is best to call ahead of time to ascertain that the office is open to fulfill your need. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.


Contact the Parish Office to request your donation statements for 2021.


Purchase tickets from Transfiguration Parish Office, at church after masses or at Lindy’s Landing. Updated rules can be found on our website. Volunteers are needed for ticket sales after the masses. Contact the Parish Office at 847-526-2400 if you can help.


Classes are offered once a month
– Spanish on the 4th Saturday of the month at 2:30pm
– English on the 4th Sunday of the month at 3:00pm
Contact the Parish Office at 847-526-2400 to register.

TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS: for information on how to participate and support Frassati Catholic Academy.


If you are a practicing Catholic between the ages of 18 and 99 who has made First Communion but has not yet been Confirmed and would like to be – Vicariate 1 of the Archdiocese of Chicago will offer preparation sessions (weekly on Mondays) in English beginning, March 14, 2022 at St. Edna Church in Arlington Heights, IL. Information and registration can be found at A copy of your baptismal certificate, a $50 registration fee and the completed, signed by pastor registration form are due the first session.


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.


===== Renew My Church Update

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


01.16.22 ===== Bishop Grob Pastoral Visit

This coming January 16, 2022, for the 10:00am Mass, auxiliary bishop Most Rev. Jeffrey Grob will visit our parish in the name of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, as part of the series of Pastoral Visits to the different parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

But what is a Pastoral Visit? According to Canon Law 396.1: “A bishop is obliged to visit the diocese annually either in whole or in part, so that he visits the entire diocese at least every five years either personally or, if he has been legitimately impeded, through the coadjutor bishop, an auxiliary, vicar general, episcopal vicar, or another presbyter.” Pastoral Visits have been done so that the bishop will know the situation of the parish, its parish priest and the parish servants, the conditions of the temporal goods of the parish, which include financial goods and properties, and thus, he may give recommendations on how to serve the parish better in the future.

On the day of the Visit, the Bishop is welcomed at the doors of the church, after which he proceeds to the altar where the Blessed Sacrament is kept for a moment of prayer. 
He then goes to the sacristy to vest for Mass. The Mass is attended by the parish community, led by the Parish Pastoral Council and the different ministries and organizations of the parish.

Everybody is invited to take part in this event. The presence of a bishop is a blessing to the parish when he visits. Those who attend and participate in the liturgical celebrations during the Visit may gain indulgences as well.



===== Queen of Hearts Revealed!

Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle AdThe Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle will begin again in 2022. Ticket sales begin January, 2022 with the first drawing slated for February 11, 2022.  

Raffle Rules have been changed. They are posted HERE.


===== Baptismal Preparation

If you plan to baptize your child in December or January and have NOT had a child baptized previously, a Baptismal Preparation Class is required for parents (godparents are invited but not required to attend). Classes in November are: Spanish on Saturday, November 27 at 2:30 pm or English on Sunday, November 28 at 3:00 pm. Call the Parish Office to sign up.


05.18.21 ===== In Person Mass Update

Reservations for mass attendance are no longer required. We hope that everyone will join us again for the celebration of our Liturgies:
Monday – Friday:  8:00 am English
Saturday: 4:00 pm English; 6:00 pm Spanish
Sunday: 8:00 am and 10:00 am English; 1:00 pm Polish


We will require masks for some time yet but you can sit closer to people (increased capacity), no temperatures when entering, though we will continue to sanitize your hands when you arrive. We expect some of these protocols to be relaxed in the coming weeks/months.

Lord, it is good to be here!


===== Annual Catholic Appeal 2021

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.


===== Tax Credit Scholarship – Limited Time Special Opportunity

Frassati Catholic Academy needs our support today. Currently, there are 49 students on a waiting list hoping to receive funding so that they will be financially able to attend Frassati Catholic Academy next year. From now until MAY 31, Frassati has a fantastic opportunity to have all donations made through the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship program matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor, doubling the impact of these donations. All donations made through this program by individuals are also eligible for a 75% Illinois state income tax credit.


Please consider helping to fund scholarships for Frassati students in need. Frassati Catholic Academy and the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic School’s Scholarship Department will be hosting an online informational meeting on Wednesday, April 28 at 7 pm via Zoom. This meeting will discuss the benefits of donating to the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program, and the steps you need to take to donate through this program. A Zoom link will be emailed directly to all who register HERE. As an added incentive, anyone who attends the online Zoom presentation will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card just for listening. Please note that there is no obligation to donate.
For additional information about this amazing opportunity to help fund Catholic education, please listen to the attached short video
from Fr. Jerry or review the attached PDF Flyer. Please direct questions about this program to the school principal, Tammy Kleckner,, or the Director of Marketing & Development, Lisa Schwabe
Thank you for your support of Catholic education.


===== Welcome / Bienvenido Fr. Alex

Fr. Javier Alexander Garcia



Residents of Lake County, Illinois can register for a COVID 19 vaccination by visiting: language=en_US
(there is also a Spanish Language option). Information for McHenry County residents can be found online:
Transfiguration will continue to follow all safety protocols for COVID 19 until the threat has passed. We appreciate the cooperation of everyone that visits our campus. All efforts help keep the spread lowered.


===== 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.


=====Online Streamed Mass at Transfiguration

Please join us for the Celebration of the Holy Mass, on Sunday at 10am, as we will broadcast the Mass from Transfiguration from our Facebook page (You do not need a facebook account to view our main page). While we can’t be together in person at this time, we can still worship and pray together from our own homes as a community and Parish Family. God bless you!


===== 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 2020-2021 academic year. Inquire today to Save-a-Seat, learn about the Tax Credit and Financial Assistance  Scholarships are available. Contact Nicole Vasels at 847-526-6311.


===== Pastor Message

Dear Parishioners, Welcome to our website.  It is a place where we can meet to grow and share our Catholic Faith with our community.  Let us stick together, love each other, and together, look to Jesus in prayer!  — Rev JaPi


=====From the Pastor’s Desk

Important communication from Fr. Juan Pablo