Lord, it is wonderful
for us to be here…
–Matthew 17:4


Welcome to Transfiguration!

Transfiguration Parish is a people called to build a Catholic
Faith Community by seeking Christ and sharing His Gospel
through Prayer, Education, Service and Social Activities.
In person Liturgies:
Saturday, 4pm in English and
6pm en Español
Sunday 8 & 10am in English and
1pm in Polish
NOTE: Weekday Mass Schedule has changed.  Click on Full Mass Schedule above for details.
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Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

— Psalm 85

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===== Sunday Stewardship

“As you go, make this proclamation:
‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”
-Matthew 10:7
Many of us take our lives for granted. We think we have plenty of time to “repent.” Maybe we should live with a little more urgency in making things right with God. This is the difference in living our discipleship out of obligation versus out of love.
Obligation implies we do the minimum required. Love implies we want a relationship. God wants us to be with Him in Heaven forever, but He also wants to be in relationship with us right now, while we are on earth. Start this second – invite the Lord into your heart.
God loves a cheerful giver!  As summer begins, we would like to thank you for your continued support of Transfiguration. Summer is a wonderful and fun time of year, but also a challenging time for the parish to meet our monthly financial obligations. Anything you can do to help us with this challenge is greatly appreciated. God bless and be safe these warm days!


===== 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.
More than ever I find myself
in the hands of God.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
It is indeed a profound spiritual experience to know
and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.
– Pedro Arrupe, S.J.


===== Pastor Sabbatical

Fr. Juan Pablo has been granted a sabbatical beginning July 1, 2023, and concluding on December 30, 2023.
This appointment is made with gratitude for his service to the Church of Chicago, and the understanding that he will return to his position as Pastor at Transfiguration Parish in Wauconda.
Fr. J. Alexander Garcia will be the Administrator during this period of time.

Program Purpose

     The Sabbatical Program seeks to strengthen parishes by providing opportunities for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life to engage in a period of renewal and reflection. Renewal periods are not vacations,
but times for intentional exploration and reflection, for regaining the enthusiasm and creativity for ministry, for discovering what will make the pastor’s heart sing.
     Pastors serve a variety of roles in their privileged positions at the center of parish life: preacher, teacher, spiritual guide, pastoral visitor, friend, confidant. The responsibilities are continual, and the pace and demands of parish life can be relentless, often leaving even the most dedicated pastors recognizing the need to replenish their own spiritual reservoirs to regain energy and strength for their ministry.
     Life-giving experiences-strengthening relationship, renewing a sense of call, meeting and serving the neighbor in a new way, finding joy and purpose in a simplified life, traveling to new lands and unfamiliar territories, creating opportunities where members of the congregation can exercise their gifts for ministry– are common
themes of these renewal times. Profound discoveries that pastors and their faithful describe as “life-changing events” occur as they participate in this program.
Ministry is profoundly important, not only to the people directly served, but also to the larger community and society.
     Congratulations Fr. Juan Pablo in this time of renewal. Well deserved!


===== Queen of Hearts

The winning Jackpot of $9,155 will be split 50/50 with the winner!

The Queen was found and we have a winner!  The winning ticket ’30’ revealed the Queen of Hearts when pulled live on Facebook on Thursday, June 8th.  Thank you for your support to all who participated and to all our volunteers.  Stay tuned for news of the next drawing cycle!


Team Volunteers Needed!

The Queen of Hearts Raffle is a major parish fundraiser. We are seeking reliable team members to assist with ticket sales (before/after weekend masses and at special community events), drawing night activities, follow-up and publicity. It is our hope that we can establish a rotation of team members so that the burden does not fall on the same people every week. As the saying goes: “Many hands make light work!” Our coordinator, David Jakubek, would love to welcome you to the team.  Please text or call him at 847.456.9814 for details.


===== Remember Your Parish

Making a future gift through your estate (will or trust) is a beautiful demonstration of your commitment to TRANSFIGURATION PARISH MISSION. You can simply add a charitable provision if updating your will/trust or create a codicil that can be an addendum to your existing plan.
To make a charitable provision for Transfiguration Parish, you and your attorney may want to consider using the language below in your will or trust.
“I give and bequeath $_____ or _____% of my estate to Transfiguration Parish an unrestricted gift.”
Legal Name: Transfiguration Parish
316 West Mill Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084
Tax ID#: 36-2171165
Should your plans include restricting your gift for a particular parish program, please contact Camie Kwasigroch, Parish Business Manager, at camiejkwasigroch@archchicago.org
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right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by
my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared
for you from the creation of the



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