PRAYER
— Public Prayer & Private Devotions —
Celebrating Our Faith More Joyfully
 
 
 
 
Public Prayer:
 
 
 
 
Our goal is to stimulate an Evangelizing Liturgy (to change peoples’ Weekend Experience) through formation, mindful and fruitful participation of the people of God, so that, by celebrating the Paschal Mystery of our Faith, both the theological life and Christian commitment will be strengthened.
 
 
Private Prayer:
 
 
 
The Lord invites to “watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” We believe that God tirelessly calls each of us to mystically experience a personal encounter with Himself. Our Goal here is to offer God’s people different forms of Christian prayer, so that through pious devotions, the life of the faithful may be conformed to Christ in the Holy Spirit to the glory of God the Father.
 
 
PRAYER WALL:

No prayers found! 1 Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing!

PRAYER LIFE NOTES & NEWS

===== 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 kmichaels58@gmail.com if you need a download link for a free Teams account. All are welcome to participate in this prayerful escape.

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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

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===== 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


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===== 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.

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===== 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.
Sincerely,
     Israel Santiago.

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===== 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

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