COVID-19

Holy Week Services

All Holy Week Services will be celebrated online via the Transfiguration Facebook page. Click here for dates, times, and details.

Diocesan Directives regarding Masses, Parish Ministries, & the Sacraments (March 27, 2020)

Based on guidance from public officials regarding the need to further limit the numbers of people gathered along with “stay at home” orders so as to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Diocese of Raleigh has issued updated directives regarding Masses, Parish Ministries, and Celebrations of the Sacraments. Click here for complete details.

Accessing the Transfiguration Facebook page

1. Sign in to your personal Facebook page.

2. Click here to access the Transfiguration Facebook page. Or type in the following, “Transfiguration of Jesus Catholic Church, Wallace, NC” in the search field.

3. You will notice that the timeline between your personal and our Church’s Facebook page are not the same. Our Church falls under a nonprofit organization so it has advertisements. So in order to watch our Mass, you have to scroll down to see the live streaming. Father Randy goes online 10 minutes before Mass to give you all time to be notified.

Mass and the Eucharist: Sunday, March 29th

Father Randy will be celebrating Mass on Sunday, March 29th at 8:30 AM (English) and 9:30 AM (Spanish). Both Masses will be live streamed via Facebook (Transfiguration of Jesus).

Per new directives from the Diocese, there will be NO distribution of the Holy Eucharist.

Blessings to all!

Procedures during Coronavirus (3/22/20)

Click here for a memo from Father Randy regarding procedures for our parish during the Coronavirus.

During this time, your donations may be mailed to the parish at P.O. Box 1601, Wallace, NC 28466. Include your envelope number on the check.

Mass and the Eucharist: Sunday, March 22nd

Father Randy will be celebrating Mass tomorrow at 8:30 AM. You can live stream this via Facebook (Transfiguration of Jesus).

In addition, if you live in River Landing, Deacon Mike will be at the Fitness Center parking lot at 10 AM to distribute the Eucharist. Remain in your car, and he will bring the Eucharist to you.

For our parishioners who live outside River Landing, Father Randy will be coming to give you communion in your homes. Please email him (randygonsalescicm@gmail.com) with your address and phone number so he can be in touch regarding the reception of the Body of Christ.

God Bless All and be safe.

Message from Father Randy (March 17, 2020)

Hello all. It pains me to convey that all Masses during the week and weekend are suspended, and I’ll add, based on the Bishop’s Memo, that all other gatherings in our Parish be suspended until further notice.

I will be celebrating the Eucharist privately at the rectory and will put it live via Facebook. I’ll celebrate Mass the usual time we hold Masses during the week (9 AM Mon, Thurs, Fri & 7 PM Wed). For the weekend, I will send another e-mail. I propose that you gather as family and relive the Eucharistic life of the early Christian communities.

– Father Randy

FYI. Several parishioners have inquired about continuing making their weekly offerings. This is a good question, as our Parish still does have financial responsibilities. Offerings can be mailed to Transfiguration of Jesus Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1601, Wallace, NC 28466

PLEASE USE YOUR OFFERING ENVELOPE OR INCLUDE YOUR ENVELOPE NUMBER IN MEMO OF YOUR CHECK.

A Message from Bishop Luis R. Zarama (March 16, 2020)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is with sadness, but more importantly with the gift of hope, that I share this news with you. Based on new guidance from state and national officials regarding the great need to further limit the number of people gathered, so as to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I have asked that all public daily and weekend Masses in the Diocese of Raleigh be suspended at this time until further notice.

This is an exceedingly difficult decision as your Bishop, given my love for you and more, what I know of your love for Our Lord. Yet, at this time, it is clear to me that as Catholics we need to make this sacrifice together with so many others out of our stewardship of the common good and out of our care to our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.

Please join me in continuing prayer for all who in this moment are suffering, displaced, or experiencing fear, as well as all their family members, friends, and healthcare professionals that care for them.

Most of all, let us together also seek the intercession of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the Diocese of Raleigh and our nation, that in us Her faith in God may be confirmed, whose power forever seeks to cast down the mighty, lift up the lowly, and fill the hungry with good things.

With my gratitude in Christ,

+Luis R. Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh

MEMO

Date: March 14, 2020

From: Office of Communications, Diocese of Raleigh

RE: NC Governor’s Executive Order

Late this afternoon, NC Governor Roy Cooper issued an Executive Order banning all gatherings of 100 or more people.

Based on this directive and in the interest of the public’s health, Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama is directing that all weekend Masses in the Diocese of Raleigh be cancelled until further notice. The diocesan website provides a list of Masses (outside of our diocese) that are available for viewing.

Further, the Executive Order also directed the immediate closing of all schools in the state of North Carolina for a minimum of two weeks.

Similarly, the Bishop directs all of our Catholic schools to comply with this order.

Thank you for maintaining patience and calm during this rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Thank you also for your prayers for the health of the afflicted and those who care for them.

A Message from Bishop Luis R. Zarama (March 12, 2020)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, based on guidance from state health officials, has recommended the postponement or cancellation of large gatherings of 100 or more people.

Based on this directive, I am waiving the obligation for the faithful to attend Sunday Mass in the Diocese of Raleigh.

Please follow the guidance of our public health professionals. Please stay home from Mass or work or any public space if you are sick or are experiencing symptoms of sickness. Please exercise great caution in this regard for yourself and also out of charity for the health and wellbeing of others. Working together, we will move forward with care and with great hope, especially in this Lenten season when we are asked to trust more fully in God’s care and mercy.

I am not, however, issuing a diocesan-wide cancellation of all Masses for the following reasons: The celebration of the Eucharist is the life and foundation of our Church. As priests, we are obligated to celebrate the Eucharist just as we are obligated to be joyful shepherds and servants of the faithful. My brother priests and I will continue celebrating Mass in union with our Lord. We welcome the faithful with the understanding that in the interest of their own health and that of their brothers and sisters many may not be able to join with us in prayer during this time.

We will continue to monitor this current health crisis and seek direction and guidance from public health professionals in conducting the business of our daily lives. Public health officials are not recommending closures of K-12 schools at this time.

Please pray for each other, especially for those who are ill or afraid.

Please pray for healthcare professionals and for those whose daily lives are impacted by this situation.

Please also pray that our actions reflect to others the goodness of God and that together we can give His strength to all those who are suffering and burdened by this situation.

With my gratitude in Christ,

+ Luis R. Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh