Monday Morning Poetry, May 29

Mistake

 

How would you like to be a “mistake?”

My folks – after doing their duty

blessed the world with six children.

 

Then, lo and behold,

seven years later I decided

to take a crack at existence.

“Woila, here I am!”

 

Well, hospitality was not the initial reaction

by any of our small clan.

But my smile, my blue eyes,

my giggle – gradually won my folks over.

 

It took a few years before the “mistake” became a “gift.”

The “mistake” became the apple of my father’s eye

and the pearl in my mother’s heart.

 

So there – you six siblings –

put that in your pipe and smoke it.

 

Bishop Robert Morneau

Monday Morning Poetry, May 22

Meanest

 Though but six years on this planet,

though a member of a caring family,

though the youngest of four siblings,

she told her mother in a loud voice:

“You are the meanest mother in the whole world.”

The next day her dad got it:

“You are the meanest dad in the whole wide world.”

 

Oh, the trials and tribulations of parenting;

oh, the “slings and arrows” from one’s own offspring.

 

After the double volley,

the meanest mom and dad in the whole world

had an evening drink, chat and a good long laugh.

They were beginning to realize that they had

the meanest little child in the whole wide world.

 

Bishop Robert Morneau

Monday Morning Poetry, April 24

Untier of Knots                                                          

 

(Painting by Johann Georg Schmittdner

of Mary, Untier of Knots / Undoer of Knots)

 

Eve’s disobedience tied the knot;

Mary’s obedience untied it.

 

Now we come with our knots –

addictions, deceptions, pretenses,

meanness, pride, greed –

and beseech Mary to teach us

the art of undoing.

 

Gently she takes our knotted ribbons,

one by one,

and presents them to Jesus.

 

And, behold, his gaze of mercy

undoes the knots one by one.

To My Parish Family - A Letter from Bishop Bob

 

April 20th, 2017

Dear Parishioners, 

Some letters are difficult to write.  This is one of them.   

Come January 1, 2018, I will be stepping down as pastor of Resurrection Parish.  I will be in my 80th year and it is time to enter the category of “senior priest,” which means that a priest never “retires” but takes on lesser ministries.  This is a most difficult decision because you, the faith community of Resurrection Parish, have been my home for the past thirteen years.  I am deeply grateful for your hospitality, your engagement in our parish mission of becoming disciples of Jesus and stewards of God’s gifts, and in your witness to Gospel values. 

In January, Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem.,  a member of the Norbertine community (our neighbors) will be installed as your pastor.  Fr. Tim has just finished twelve years of service at Our Lady of Lourdes in West DePere.  I know that he will receive a warm welcome from everyone.

We were blessed to have Fr. Tim Shilcox, O, Praem, join us to share about "The Tsunami of Mercy" at February's Generations of Disciples night.

We were blessed to have Fr. Tim Shilcox, O, Praem, join us to share about "The Tsunami of Mercy" at February's Generations of Disciples night.

“Senior priests,”  health and energy permitting, are often assigned as priest celebrants (a.k.a., sacramental ministers) in parishes that have no resident priest.  As of now, I am expecting to be given that responsibility which involves only celebrating the sacraments with no administrative duties.  I will still be living in the Green Bay area so I will be bumping into you at Austins, Barnes and Noble, and Zesty’s (both east and west of Res).  

Thank you for your friendship.

Easter peace, 

 Bishop Bob

Monday Morning Poetry, April 17

Oil by Cindy N courtesy of Flickr

In Praise of Oil

My mower praises you,

my car praises you,

my salad praises you,

my popcorn praises you.

 

You are everywhere,

in machines and kitchens,

in churches and hospitals,

in the earth and the deep blue sea.

 

Are you divine?

A god of some sort?

 

Let me add thanksgiving to praise;

let me ask forgiveness for taking you for granted.

Robert Morneau

Weekly Update, April 11th 2017 - Triduum and Easter Mass Times

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Welcome to a new feature of our website! Unlike the parish bulletin which is chock-full of great events and information, this will be a place for resources, prayers, and reminders for the week. Content (news, events, prayers, reflections, links, etc.) will vary from week to week so we encourage you to visit often.

News

It's Holy Week! See below for all of our Mass and service times as well as a great reflection from Busted Halo about the meaning of the Triduum.

Events

April 13, 7:00pm, Holy Thursday

We remember how Jesus gave us his body and blood as Eucharist at the Last Supper. After the meal, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, and commands us to do the same in loving service to others. Bring a non-perishable food item.

April 14, 1:00pm, Good Friday

We hear the Passion story of the suffering, crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross. We begin and end in total silence. The cross is our symbol of victory and salvation--it is the Tree of Life, and so we call it "Good" Friday.

April 15, 8:00pm, Holy Saturday

We hear the ancient stories of salvation, light the new fire, bless the new water and welcome new Catholics into our faith. We sing "Alleluia!" once again.

April 16, 8:30 & 10:30am, Easter Sunday, Our Parish Feast Day!

Monday Morning Poetry, April 10

apples by Van Corey courtesy of Flickr

The Apple/  Auxiliary Temptations

In Eden,

in the innocent days of Adam and Eve,

in the days of the apple,

no mention was made

of auxiliary temptations –

            warm apple pie,

            delicious apple cider,

            succulent apple sauce.

 

How could anyone,

let alone our first parents,

resist the apple in disguise?

Just yesterday

I broke my Lenten vow of abstaining

from eating between meals,

when, at 10:00 a.m.,

a still warm apple pie arrived.

 

I did hear my guardian angel

            (not that nasty sly serpent) whisper,

“It would be sin not to have a piece of that pie.”

Robert Morneau

Ecumenical Partnership for Housing: Break the Labels

In 2016 EPH Served:

41 transitional housing families.

8 long-term supportive housing families

For a total of 539 families over their 25 year history.

Recently we posted a video to our Facebook page about a homeless café project in Madrid, Spain and it received a lot of views and response, but it's important for us to remember that there are homeless in need right HERE in Green Bay.

Resurrection is a member church supporting Ecumenical Partnership for Housing. We support EPH financially and with our members' service to the houses in Green Bay. They have recently launched a campaign outlining their outreach and their needs. Below is the video they put together highlighting some of the people they serve and the needs in our own community.

We are the hands and feet of Jesus. We are in disciples. We are called to walk on the journey with Jesus, especially in Lent.

If you would like to learn more or donate time or treasure to this important outreach please visit: www.EPHGB.org

Weekly Update, April 2nd 2017

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Welcome to a new feature of our website! Unlike the parish bulletin which is chock-full of great events and information, this will be a place for resources, prayers, and reminders for the week. Content (news, events, prayers, reflections, links, etc.) will vary from week to week so we encourage you to visit often.

News

Driver's License Blessing

Driving is a milestone in the lives of our young drivers and their parents.

Young drivers, the privilege to drive a car is a new found freedom, and with this freedom comes tremendous responsibility and continued respect for the sacredness of God’s gift of life.

Parents, I’m sure you can still remember how you held your child’s hand when they were small, and now, you are handing them the keys to the car! Where did the time go?  You, too have entered a time of letting go.

Let us pray, loving God, in this time of new found freedom and letting go, help these parents and young drivers to find reasons to trust each other.

Help our young drivers to know you ride with them wherever they go, and to always make good, safe choices as they drive.

Help our parents know that in the midst of worry, your Holy Spirit is there with the grace of patience, pardon, and peace of mind.

Events

April 7 - Final Resurrection Fish Fry! 5:00-7:00pm

April 8-9 - Blood Pressure Screening after All Masses

April 9 - Palm Sunday, "The Art of Palm Braiding: The History and The Skill" between Masses on Sunday

 

 

 

Movie Review: The Shack http://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/the-shack-2017/

Ecumenical Partnership for Housing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIQIOoT4lOo

Note about the Thumbnail Image: Bells are an ancient way to call attention to a need, an event or a time. As Catholic Christians, bells are often used to remind us that it's time to pray. Moreover, Resurrection has a wonderful bell tower on our grounds (the bell garden is a beautiful place to bring your lunch on a sunny day!). We thought this image would be most appropriate for our weekly update because it reminds us to take a moment out to grow as disciples of Jesus.