Transfiguration Women

Women of Transfiguration Church (WOTC)


Unite Transfiguration of Jesus Catholic women in spiritual and social initiatives, identify outreach opportunities and provide the parish with required help and support.

All women (ages 18 & older) of Transfiguration Church are invited to participate in this women’s group. The women meet monthly from September through May. Due to COVID-19, regular meetings are not currently being held. Parish requests for assistance should be brought to the attention of Patsy Harran, President (


The Women of Transfiguration Church held a socially distanced meeting in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 10 AM.  David, Angela, & Zachary described the Christmas miracle they witnessed when Zachary was six years old and critically ill over the Christmas holiday.  It was an inspiring story and demonstrates how God answers prayers and turned this miracle into a Zach Sacks ministry.  Sacks need to be filled and returned to Transfiguration by December 13th.  Anyone interested in filling a Zach Sack should contact Trish Dean at Click here for more information on this ministry.


Diana Conte also brought samples of festive, colorful fabrics to the meeting and described the process to make a mini Christmas tree.  It would make a lovely gift or item for a Zach Sack.  Watch this space for information on a Christmas craft session or kits to make at home!




We are unable to meet again this month due to social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  I know that in our thoughts and prayers, we are still together in the Lord.  Wishing you all good health and a Happy Mother’s Day!!   — Patsy



Since we were unable to meet this month, Joan Korman provided information on the Divine Mercy program that she was to present.  Click here for her email and links to the videos on St. Faustina and instructions on how to pray the chaplet of Mercy.  Stay safe & healthy!!!

Women of Transfiguration Church 2020 Program Schedule 

Women of Transfiguration Church 2020 Refreshment Schedule 



Thirty-one (31) ballots were cast . . . Catholic Daughters received 3 votes; National Council of Catholic Women received 1 vote; Parish Focused group received 27 votes . . . Thank you for voting!!   A letter was sent to the Diocese outlining our intentions and asking for Diocesan blessing on our group.  Click here to see Bishop Zarama’s response.  

Officers for 2020 were confirmed at the December meeting:

          President                  Patsy Harran

          Vice President         Cheryl Partyka

          Treasurer                 Diana Conte   

          Secretary                  Cheryl Homan

A draft of the Guidelines was approved at the January meeting.  Father Randy has forwarded them to Bishop Zarama for final approval.  Click here to see Bishop Zarama’s response.

The Program Committee discussed the planned 2020 activities at the January meeting.  Click here for the 2020 schedule.

Per vote of those present at the January meeting, our official organizational name is “Women of Transfiguration Church”, abbreviated “WOTC”.



The Women of Transfiguration Church met on Tuesday, March 11th for a Meet and Greet with Father Randy.  Twenty-three (23) women attended.  Easter baskets for NICU babies & families were assembled from the many donated items.  Easter eggs for the Church Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday were also assembled in record time.  Many thanks to all who donated items and participated including Father Randy!!!



Twenty-eight (28) women of the parish met on February 11th and enjoyed a fun morning of Krazy Kards.  The event provided a wonderful opportunity for participants to socialize and get to know fellow parishioners better.  In lieu of prizes, the monies collected were used to start our WOTC Treasury. Special thanks to the organizing and refreshment committees for making this event possible.  Everyone agreed that we need to do this again!





The ladies of Transfiguration met on January 14th.  Following the business meeting, Trisha Dean provided a very informative presentation on NICU.  For more details, see the meeting minutes.   



Father Fernando celebrated his last Mass at Transfiguration on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  A well attended Fare Thee Well reception hosted by the Transfiguration Women followed.  Special thanks to Rosanna Hirschkind, the visionary behind the event, and to the setup crew, cooks, serving team, and cleanup crew.  Father was very appreciative and the personal speeches were heartfelt and touching.





We had a wonderful morning on December 10th, reflecting on Advent and how we can integrate what Jesus taught us into our lives.  The retreat we viewed can be found at  Click on Retreat Guides and go to “The Art of Waiting: A Retreat Guide for Advent”.



The Ladies of Transfiguration met on November 12th.  After a short business meeting, Peggy Dale and Cheryl Partyka led the group in the making of lovely Christmas Angels.  Click here for more details.  




The Transfiguration Women hosted a Welcome Home Brunch for those displaced by Hurricane Florence after Mass on September 8th.  A special thank you goes to Cheryl Partyka and her committee for all their work in planning and organizing this wonderful celebration!!





















10/8/19 Meeting Documents

October 8, 2019 Meeting Notes


9/10/19 Meeting Documents

September 10, 2019 Meeting Notes


8/13/19 Meeting Documents

August 13, 2019 Meeting Notes


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July 9, 2019 Meeting Notes


6/11/19 Meeting Documents

June 11, 2019 Meeting Notes


4/9/19 Meeting Documents

April 9, 2019 Meeting Notes


3/12/19 Meeting Documents

March 12, 2019 Meeting Notes

ToJ Ladies Survey Results


2/12/19 Meeting Documents

February 12, 2019 Meeting Notes

ToJ Ladies Group Options

ToJ Ladies Survey