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)​​​​​​


Watch Sunday Mass – March 29, 2020

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for Mass this morning on Facebook. Many
thanks for all the wonderful comments. Please know that you are in our prayers
each and everyday and we miss seeing you! We will live stream again next Sunday
at 10:30. For those of you who missed it, the Mass can still be found on our
Facebook page. Also it has been uploaded to Youtube. There is a link to it on
our church website Stay well everyone!


Sunday Mass Live-stream

Dear Parishioners,We are going to attempt to live-stream Mass each Sunday at
10:30am on Facebook. Our Facebook page is Resurrection Church. The Mass will be
archived so it can be viewed at anytime after 10:30. It is our hope to upload
the Mass on Youtube as well. It may take a few weeks to work out all the kinks
but we hope this will be a great way for all of us to be together virtually.The
Archdiocesan Daily Mass can be viewed at 10:00am on channel 11 (Comcast) or on
the Office of Radio and Television website Mass with Bishop Robert
Barron can also be viewed anytime “on demand”. Also a lot of other good videos
on this site.


Religious Education Update 3/24/20

Dear Parents, The Governor has signed a declaration stating that school
buildings cannot reopen until April 20th. That date, of course, can be extended
if circumstances warrant it.With that being said, Faith Formation classes held
in the church will be canceled for the remainder of the school-year. GRADES 1 –
6:We are asking that all students (including those who have been homeschooled)
complete up to chapter 20 in their Alive in Christ books by Monday, May 4th. In
order for your child to be promoted to the next grade his/her book needs to be
completed up to chapter 20. Teachers will be available on Monday, May 4th to
collect books during the following times:Grades 1 & 3: 5:00pm – 5:30pmGrades
4, 5 & 6: 6:00pm – 6:30pmIf for some reason you need more time to complete
the work, please let me know before May 4th.SECOND GRADE – FIRST
COMMUNION:Second grade First Communion Class will be receiving a separate email
with instructions that pertain to them. As of now, First Communion will still be
held on Saturday, May 9th at 10:00am.GRADES 7 & 8:Students in grades 7 &
8 have two more lessons to complete. We are asking that parents stop by the
church at some point this week to pick up your child’s packet. The church is
open daily from 8:00 – 5:00. The packets should be completed by Monday, May 4th
and can be dropped off at anytime, on that day, between 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Packets
can be returned earlier than May 4th if you prefer. Please take the packet with
your child’s last name on it.Just two weeks ago, who knew that we would be
facing such a crisis in our country and in our community. Let’s hope and pray
that this comes to an end very soon, and let’s say a special prayer for all
those who have been affected in ANY way by this pandemic. Please be assured of
our prayers for you and your families. Thank you for your help. We will
certainly miss having your child(ren) in class. It has truly been a blessing to
be able to work with them this year. If you have any questions or concerns,
please feel free to reach out by calling the rectory office (203) 265-1694 or
emailing josephtatta@yahoo.comStay well and healthy!​​


Mass Online, Resources, and More

Dear Friends,As we continue to deal with the outbreak of the coronavirus in our
world, nation, and community, we would like to offer you some online religious
resources that you might wish to use, especially in the absence of Mass and
Religious Education at our church.Mass:The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass can be
seen daily at 10:00am on WCCT-TV (WB20), Channel 11 for Comcast subscribers and
WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It can also be seen on demand or at at anytime of
day. Mass can also be found streaming on at the
following times: 9:30am, 12:30pm, 7:00pm and 11:30pm.Parish App:For those of you
who might not know, our parish has an app that can be downloaded on your smart
phone or tablet for free. The app is a great resource for parish information,
daily Scripture Readings and reflections, prayers, our weekly bulletin, and much
more. To get the app all you need to do is download myparish App from the Apple
Store or Google Play. Follow in the prompts to locate our church once you have
downloaded the app. Religious Education:Our Religious Education Program, Alive
in Christ” has been suspended for the time being. Parents should have received
emails from teachers with assignments and activities for the children to work on
at home. Below are a list of other resources that might be helpful and useful
during your time at home.…
and Rectory Hours:Although no Mass will be celebrated, the church will be open
daily for private prayer from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Rectory office hours will vary
depending on the day. Please call the rectory (203) 265-1694 before stopping
by.We will try our best to keep all of you informed as information is given to
us by the Archdiocese. In the meantime, know that all of you are in our prayers,
and please keep us in yours.God Bless you!


Masses Canceled

Dear Parishioners,We have just been notified that Archbishop Blair is requiring
churches in the Archdiocese of Hartford to suspend all Masses and other
liturgical ceremonies beginning tomorrow (March 17th) through Friday, April 3rd.
This includes Confessions on Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings and Praying
the Rosary as a group. The church will remain open each day for private
prayer.All of you are in our prayers each and everyday. Please keep us in
yours.​Again…..Masses suspended from March 17th through April 3rd. This
includes daily and weekend Masses.


Religious Education Update

Dear Parents,As you know, Alive in Christ Classes have been canceled for the
next two weeks. We ask that the children continue working at home with their
Alive in Christ book. Below is a list by grade and teacher.Grade 1- Perkins –
Mrs. Perkins has emailed parents directly. Tiedemann – please complete chapters
9, 10, 11, & 12Grade 2 – All parents have received a separate email and
should plan on picking up materials at the church this afternoon between 4:30 –
5:30Grade 3 – Morton – complete chapters 13,14 & 15. Besitka – complete
chapters 9, 10 & 11Grade 4 – Schleicher – Mrs. Schleicher will email parents
directly Davey – complete chapters 15 & 16Grade 5 – Colavolpe – Mrs.
Colavolpe will email parents directly Gifford – Mrs. Gifford will email parents
directlyGrade 6 – Cleary – complete chapters 15 & 16 Eastman – complete
chapters 15 & 16Thank you, so much, for your support and flexibility. You
and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.Stay well!!