May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Dear Friends, It has been over a month now since public Masses have been
suspended. To say that Holy Week and Easter were very different this year would
be an understatement. Hopefully you have been able to watch Mass virtually on
Facebook and/or YouTube. We know it’s not the same, but at least we have these
social media platforms to keep us connected to one another. All of us here at
the Church of the Resurrection continue to pray for your good health and safety
during this pandemic. Please pray for us as well. Let’s hope that sometime, very
soon, we will be able to gather together again in our beloved church to
celebrate the greatest of all prayers; the Mass. Many thanks to all who so
generously continue to support our parish during this difficult time. Also,
thank you to those who supported our parish raffle this year… even without the
carnival. Again, we can’t thank you enough! May God’s continued blessing come
upon you and your families now and forever.​​PUBLIC MASSES All Public Masses
continue to be suspended throughout the month of May.Sunday Mass will continue
to be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am. If you have Facebook account, you
should have access to the Mass. those
who do not have a Facebook account, the Mass will be uploaded to YouTube shortly
after the livestream is over. Here’s the link.​​CHURCH
& RECTORY HOURSThe church continues to be open daily for private prayer from
8:00am – 5:00pm. All are welcome to stop by and pay a visit.The rectory office
hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 1:00pm. PARISH CARNIVAL & RAFFLEA
heartfelt thank you to all those who supported our raffle this year. Even though
we could not have the carnival, the raffle was a tremendous. First Prize Winner
– Amber HoudeSecond Prize Winner – Jacki BarbatoThird Prize Winner – Stan
SypekFourth Prize Winner – Robert SullivanFifth Prize Winner – Tim
Taylor​Congratulations to the winners!​Church Website Our church website has
had a substantial overhaul. When you have some free time, please take a look at
the website. Hopefully you will find it helpful, easy to navigate, and very
informative. The website address is​​OFFERTORY
COLLECTIONMany people have been inquiring about turning in offertory envelopes
or contributing to the church during this time when public masses are suspended.
If you desire to do so, offertory envelopes can be mailed to the rectory, they
can be brought to the rectory during office hours (Monday – Friday from 9:00 –
1:00) or they can be left in the raffle return box in the vestibule of the
church. Another option would be to sign up for ONLINE GIVING. To sign up, click
on the link. ​​​​ ​ALIVE IN
CHRIST FAITH FORMATIONAll Faith Formation Classes have ended for the remainder
of the school-year. We are asking that all students continue following along in
their Alive in Christ books. Please complete the chapter reviews at the end of
each chapter up to Chapter 20. Completed assignments should be turned in no
later than June 1st. There will be boxes in the vestibule with grade numbers on
them.​First Communion, originally scheduled for May 9th has been postponed to
October 17th. Detailed information has ben sent out to second grade parents.
​Grades 7 & 8Completed assignments for students in grades 7 & 8 should
also be returned to the church by June 1st. ​Confirmation ClassConfirmation
sessions are done for the remainder of the school-year. Information regarding a
date for Confirmation and a rehearsal schedule will be forthcoming. The
Sacrament of Confirmation will be held sometime early Fall. ​​Golf
TournamentUnfortunately our annual Golf Tournament will not take place this
year. Due to the uncertainty of when the State of Connecticut will reopen, we
have decided to cancel the tournament. The date for the 2021 Golf Tournament
will be June 7th. Save the date now!Easter Flower DonationsThank you to the
following people for contributing to our Easter Flowers.Honor of Peyton Rose
McLaughlin Jim & Diane McLaughlin In MemoryDave & Judy Baker Ireland
& Baker Families Bauer Family John & Dorothy Kellerman Mary Ann
BirbigliaSue Brosnan Bob & Hazel Brosnan Leonita Carrano Carrano FamilyJoan
Gillooly Gillooly & Massini FamiliesTomas Hughes Jr. Thomas Costa, Reynolds
Family & Hughes FamilyDon & Pat Lee Helen & Randy Gavette &
Marion & Donald Lee Sr.Marianne Pat & Carmella FedericiJohanne McLean
Donia & McLean FamiliesJim & Diane McLaughlin Brunetto & McLaughlin
FamiliesGerry & Ken Mele Lucarelli & Mele FamiliesCarolyn Moredock
Stephen & Lillian CominskyElise Plocharczyk Michael, Elizabeth & Walter
PlocharczykJohn & Mary Ellen Skorzewski Skorzewski & Murphy FamiliesAnn
Williams James Williams ​Feel free to call the rectory (203) 265-1694 if you
need anything.​​

Church of the ResurrectionChurch of the


Today’s Mass

Hello All…We experienced some technical difficulties this morning with the
livestream. The Mass is now uploaded on YouTube and Facebook. If you have a
smart TV or Comcast cable provider you can access YouTube on your TV. Have a
wonderful Sunday!Facebook link….. . here for YouTube.


Sunday Mass – April 26 Worship Aid

SUNDAY MASS WORSHIP AID – April 26, 2020Third Sunday of EasterSunday’s Mass will
be live-streamed on Facebook at 10:30am. Click here for the link. Mass will be uploaded on YouTube
shortly after the livestream is finished. Click here for the link.


Raffle Drawing

Last chance to be part of Carnival 2020. Please return your raffle tickets for
your chance to win some cash. Better odds than the lottery! You must be in it to
win it. ​The raffle drawing will take place this Saturday, April 25th at
9:30pm. The drawing will be live-streamed on Facebook.​Raffle tickets can be
mailed to the rectory or dropped off in the “Raffle Return” box located in the
vestibule of the church. The church is open daily from 8:00 – 4:00.​Thank you
for your continued support and generosity!​​​


Sunday Mass – April 19 Worship Aid

SUNDAY MASS WORSHIP AID – April 19, 2020Second Sunday of EasterSunday’s Mass
will be live-streamed on Facebook at 10:30am. Click here for the link. The Mass will be uploaded on YouTube
shortly after the livestream is finished. Click here for the link.


Carnival and Raffle Information

Unfortunately our parish carnival will not take place April 22 – April 25th.
However, the raffle WILL take place as scheduled. The drawing will be held on
Saturday, April 25th. Raffle tickets can be returned up until April 24th. They
can be dropped off in the raffle box in the church vestibule or mailed to the
rectory.As always, your support is most appreciated.


Faith Formation Update

Faith Formation Program Update​Dear Parents,​Hopefully this email finds you
and your family well. Below is some updated information regarding the Faith
Formation Program.Originally, we had asked all students in grades 1 – 6 to
complete the chapter reviews up through chapter 20 in their Alive in Christ
textbook and turn it in on Monday, May 4th. This date has been changed to June
1st. (Only the chapter reviews need to be completed.)If your child finishes
his/her work before June 1st, please feel free to leave the completed textbook
in the vestibule of the church. There will be a table for the books to left on.
from 8:00 – 4:00.​​​Grades 7 & 8 students should complete their
packets and return them by June 1st as well. ​In order for grade promotion to
take place, your child’s completed work must be turned in.​First Communion
will not take place on May 9, 2020 as originally scheduled. The new date for
First Communion will be Saturday, October 17th at 10:00am. All First Communion
parents should have received a separate email with detailed information about
additional classes and rehearsals in the Fall.Next year’s Faith Formation
Classes will start a month later than usual (Monday, October 19) for students
going into grades 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6 due to the creative scheduling that needs
to take place to prepare the First Communion students. A detailed schedule and
new registration form for school-year 2020-2021 will be emailed out in July and
should be returned by August 1st. As always, thank you for your continued
flexibility and support during these unprecedented times. Please feel free to
reach out if you have any questions or concerns.​


Archbishop Easter Message


Happy Easter

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter. ​Even though we can’t gather together
as a parish family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.​Have
a wonderful day!


Holy Week & Easter Updated Schedule


All Holy Week Masses and Services will be live-streamed on Facebook and archived on both Facebook and YouTube so they can be viewed at other times. ​

Facebook link:

YouTube link:

Schedule of all Live-Streamed Masses & Services​​Stations of the Cross:
Friday, April 3rd at 7:00pmPalm Sunday Mass: April 5th at 10:30am(Palm will be available for pick-up on Sunday morning beginning at 8:00am)​

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper – April 9th at 7:00pm

​Good Friday
Service of the Lord’s Passion – April 10th at 3:00pm​

Holy Saturday – April 11 – There will be NO lived-streamed Mass

​Easter Sunday – April 12th at 10:30am​​

There will be no Confessions until the first weekend of May.The church still remains open for private prayer daily from 8:00 – 4:00 (except during live-steam Mass times)​​​​​​