Photo courtesy of Ben Mancino
      Photo courtesy of Ben Mancino
      Photo courtesy of Ben Mancino
      Photo courtesy of Ben Mancino
      Photo courtesy of Ben Mancino
      Photo courtesy of Ben Mancino
      Photo courtesy of Ben Mancino
    • Welcome

      PASTOR’S DESK       

                                      We Look for a Light in the Darkness, Hope in times of            
                                      Despair

                                      Mindful that even in a world of war, terrorism, evil, scandal,
                                      sadness and death,
                                      There is Love, Reconciliation, Goodness, Inspiration, Joy 
                                      and 
      New Life.
                                      Today we rise up to celebrate Our Risen Lord!!!
                                      Free us from our tombs of doubt, fear and emptiness,
                                      Unlock for us anew God’s Gifts of Faith, Hope and Love,
                                      So as a Beacon to our all of God’s Children,
                                      Jesus Christ will shine through us
                                      As a Light to all People.

      When I look back over the last twenty years of my priesthood, eight of which I’ve been
      blessed to serve you, I am struck how many people have touched my life over the years.  This is the first year where the majority of those receiving the Sacrament of First Communion are children I was blessed to have baptized.  Our beautiful Sacrament of Confirmation gave me the opportunity to see my ‘first’ First Communion children here enter into this important moment in their spiritual lives. These children and teens truly reflect the work of the Holy Spirit in our community. I want to thank all of the catechists, ministers, volunteers and parents who have inspired the young people to now inspire us. As I write these words, I am preparing to attend the Ordination and Installation of our new bishop, Edward Scharfenberger, I can’t help but reflect that the second to last Confirmation presided by Bishop Howard J. Hubbard before his formal retirement occurred here. We will always share this memory and the legacy of what it truly means to be sharers of the Light. 

      God bless you all, and may you have a blessed Easter.          

      Father George
       

      ( previous week's Pastor's Desk can be found under Parish Ministries)

    • LITURGICAL SCHEDULE
                                                 Saturday                       Sunday
      Schaghticoke                       5:30 p.m.                     8:30 a.m
      Speigletown                         4:00 p.m.  .                  10:00 a.m.
      Weekdays and Holy Days:   Please see tab under Pastoral Ministries.

      (Lenten Schedule can be found under Parish Ministries)
    • SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATIONS
      Sacrament of Reconciliation: By Appointment 
      Sacrament of Baptism: Usually first Sunday of the month.  Please call the church office to make arrangements.  
      Sacrament of Marriage: Couples should call the church office at least 6 months in advance of the wedding date.  A marriage preparation program is required for all couples.  Please call the church office to make arrangements.  
       
    • Religous Education/Faith Formation
      Our Last Faith Formation Class for Grades K-6 will be Sunday, April 27th
      A reminder to all First Communion children and parents.  Our last class will be held on April 27th at our Schaghticoke site and we will be rehearsing for First Communion at that time.  It will be longer than the usual 1 hour scheduled time.
       

      We will celebrate First Communion on Sunday, May 4th at 11:30 am at our Schaghticoke site.
       

    • Bishop's Appeal 2013: A Tradition of Generosity and Care
      The Bishop’s Appeal of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany was envisioned nearly 60 years ago by the Most Reverend William A. Scully, Bishop of Albany to financially support the growing services and ministries of the Church.

      Ever since, thousands of people across the fourteen counties of our Diocese have come together each year to generously empower their parish’s contribution to support the work of the Church to help those in need and to keep our Catholic Faith alive and flourishing in our homes, schools and communities.

      Today the mission of the Bishop’s Appeal remains the same as it was when it began, to financially empower the Church to serve all the people of God, regardless of belief. What is different today is that the needs are greater than ever before.

      To continue reading about the Bishop's Appeal please visit: http://www.thebishopsappeal.org/abouttheappeal.htm 

      Or view our Bishop's Appeal page at
      http://transfigurationparish.net/index.cfm?load=page&page=164

      Wish to donate now, go to: https://rcda.thankyou4caring.org/