Social Action Food Pantry

September 18th, 2017 by Church News

Dear Parishioners,​As you may know, each and every month we provide food for
nearly 40 families who are in need. We are very grateful to all of you who, week
after week, donate food items to the Social Action Food Pantry. After taking
stock of what we currently have there is a great need for several items.
​Tomato SauceShampooDetergentTuna FishStuffingPancake Mix & SyrupToilet
PaperCanned VeggiesJellyCerealRiceBoxed Mashed PotatoesToothpasteHand soap​Any
help you can give would be most appreciated. Again, many thanks for all you
continue to do to help those in our community who are most in need!​​

Radio City Christmas Show

September 12th, 2017 by Church News

All are invited to join us on a Parish Bus Trip to NYC to see the Radio City
Christmas Show.​Saturday, November 25, 2017​The bus will leave the church
parking lot at 9:00 am and return approximately at 8:15 pm. There will be free
time in NYC before the show. The Christmas Show begins at 4:00 pm. The bus will
depart right after the show.​The cost is $140.00 per person which includes a
coach bus, driver tip, snacks on the bus, and a ticket to the Christmas Show
(orchestra seats). ​Space is limited. If you are interested in joining us,
please call the rectory at (203) 265-1694.

September Newsletter

September 12th, 2017 by Church News

September Newsletter​We hope everyone had a very relaxing and enjoyable
summer. Best of luck to all students who have returned to school. FAITH
FORMATION CLASSESFaith Formation classes are beginning this week. Returning
students should have received information in the mail. New students to our
program should call the Faith Formation office at 203-269-4683 to register.
MUSIC MINISTRYOur choir will begin its season on Thursday, September 21st from
7:00 – 8:30. New members are most welcome. The choir rehearses weekly on
Thursday evenings and provides music at the 10:30 Mass on Sundays from October –
May. No experience is necessary. Invite a friend or bring a family member with
you and try it out. If you realize it is not for you, there is no obligation to
continue. For more information, please contact Joe Tatta at 203-265-1694 or
josephtatta@yahoo.comALTAR SERVERS NEEDEDIn the next few weeks we will be
holding a training session for new Altar Servers. If your child is interested,
please contact Joe at 203-265-1694 or josephtatta@yahoo.comChildren interested
should be in at least 3rd grade and have received First Communion.We lost
several of our servers because they went off to college. It’s our hope to
welcome many new servers to our team.​CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD Beginning
the first Sunday of October, we will resume the Children’s Liturgy of the Word
during the 9:00 Mass on Sundays. At the beginning of the Mass, children will be
invited to go downstairs and listen to the Scriptures proclaimed in an
age-appropriate manner. While downstairs, they will participate in an activity
and will learn music. The children will return to the church during the
Offertory and will sing the songs they have learned. All are invited.BUS TRIP TO
see the famous RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SHOW in New York on Saturday, November 25th.
The bus will leave the church parking lot at 9:00 am and return around 8:00 pm.
The day will include free time in NY on your own and the Christmas Show at
4:00pm. The cost of the trip is $140.00 per person. The cost includes a coach
bus, driver tip, snacks on the bus, and a ticket to the Christmas Show
(orchestra seats). Space is limited. To sign up, please call the rectory at
203-265-1694.CAPITAL CAMPAIGN ONLINE GIVINGOnline Giving is now available for
the Capital Campaign through WeShare.With WeShare, you can set up a recurring
payments using your checking, savings, or credit card accounts. One of the perks
of using your credit card is the opportunity to accumulate points, sky miles,
etc.To enroll, please visit www.resurrectionct.weshareonline.orgYou can also
access WeShare through our church website and/or parish app.
( Look for the “Giving” icon. If you have any questions
or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please
call the rectory at (203) 265-1694CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATEWE HAVE GONE OVER OUR
INITIAL CONSTRUCTION GOAL of $1.8 million dollars!!!!To be exact we have pledges
totaling $1,830,638.54Cash in hand – $757,322.54Thank you to all who have made
this possible. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!Our total campaign goal is
$2,050,000. Additional pledges are most welcome at any time.

Bus Trip – NY Botanical Garden

August 14th, 2017 by Church News

NEW YORK BUS TRIP​The Church of the Resurrection is sponsoring a Capital
Campaign fundraiser on August 24th. The event is a day trip to the New York
Botanical Garden to see the world renowned Chihuly Nights Exhibit. There will
also be time to have lunch and shop on the famed Arthur Ave.​The cost of the
trip is $90.00. Space is limited.​The bus will leave the church parking lot at
1:00pm and proceed to Arthur Ave where you can leisurely shop at a variety of
bakeries and markets.​The bus will then proceed to NYBG to take a guided tour
of the Chihuly event.The exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the
artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and
magnificent conservatory. After sunset, experience the heightened drama and
quality of Chihuly’s colors when lit under the evening sky. There will be a
rotating lineup of performing artists and musicians providing entertainment.
Food and cocktails will be available for purchase. The bus will leave for home
at 9:00pm.Come and have a fun day, and bring a friend!Call the rectory at
203-265-1694 for more information or to sign up.

Faith Formation Schedule 2017-2018

August 12th, 2017 by Church News

FAITH FORMATION CLASSES 2017-2018​Dear Parents,​After an overwhelmingly
positive response to my previous email, we have decided to offer Religious
Education classes at the church/rectory during the week, with a few Saturday
options. Below is a tentative schedule. A more detailed schedule will be
available, either for pick-up after Mass or by mail, in the next few weeks.
​Grade 1: Mondays 4:30 – 5:30 or Saturday 9:30 – 10:30Grade 2: Mondays 4:30 –
5:30Grade 3: Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30Grade 4 Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 or Saturday 9:30
– 10:30Grade 5 Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00Grade 6 Mondays 6:00 – 7:00Grade 7 Tuesdays
6:00 – 7:00Grade 8 Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00Confirmation classes grade 9 –
Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00In addition this year, an alternate “Home-School” option
will be available for those who are unable to attend class due to scheduling
conflicts. Please contact our Faith Formation office for more information. Thank
you to all who responded to the previous email and offered feedback. Your
responses were most helpful in determining the new schedule. As always, don’t
hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.Wishing you all the
best,Fr. Georgia

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