The staff at Resurrection wishes you the happiest of Thanksgivings. We are thankful for each and every one of you.
Tree of Giving - Resurrection's Trees of Giving are set up in the Gathering Area. Please take a moment to choose an ornament and return your gift card to the parish by December 11th. Need knows no season and no limits - please help us to think outside the box and provide for the needs of individuals and organizations this holiday season.
Parish Calls - The Stewardship Team will be continuing their calls to all parish households to check-in. We encourage you to take a few moments to speak with the person who calls you and let us know what we are doing well and what we can do better.
The holidays can be a difficult time as we remember those who no longer gather at our tables. In this month of holy souls, let us remember our loved ones with fondness.
I imagine that one of the great store houses of blessing is the invisible neighborhood where the dead dwell. Our friends among the dead now live where time and space are transfigured. They behold us now in ways they never could have when they lived beside us on earth. Because they live near the source of destiny, their blessings for us are accurate and penetrating, offering a divine illumination not available according to the calculations of the given visible world. Perhaps one of the surprises of death will be a retrospective view of the lives we lived here and to see how our friends among the dead clothed us in weave after weave of blessing.
John O'Donohue, Excerpt from BENEDICTUS (Europe)/TO BLESS THE SPACE BETWEEN US (US)
November 23 at 9:00am - Thanksgiving Day Mass
You are invited to bring to Mass:
· Non-perishable food item (This month's request is for instant rice or potatoes)
· Fresh loaf of bread with your name on it, to be blessed and exchanged for another loaf. You become that other person’s Advent Prayer Partner
· SoJO Outreach Collection envelope
· And your grateful hearts and voices!
November 29, Celebration of First Reconciliation at 6:00pm
December 2 and 3 - Advent Marketplace after Masses
Some people plan for the holidays months in advance, some like a slow pace over time and others wait until the last minute! In the tradition of the Christmas markets of Europe, if you want to take a little pressure off your Advent this year, join us the first weekend of December (2nd and 3rd) for fellowship and a wonderful Advent Marketplace.
This will be our only sale during Advent besides our weekend $CRIP sales. Come join us to support the ongoing ministries of the parish and also to get a little bit of your holiday shopping done so that we can all settle into the waiting of Advent.
December 3 - Storytime with St. Nick
All children are invited to hear the story of St. Nicholas during the 8:30 and 10:30 masses on Sunday, Dec. 3. St. Nicholas’s helper will tell the story of the generous and kind bishop who distributed toys to the children of the village. He is the spirit behind our Santa Claus today. Join in that spirit by bringing a gently used or new book for Golden House families. Bring your friends and neighbors with you to church as we begin our Advent season. Sponsored by the Family Life Committee.
Save the Date
December 5, Parish Holy Hour at 8:35am in the Church
December 5, Family Christmas Dinner for Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
In the spirit of World Day of the Poor Resurrection will host a holiday dinner for the families housed with Ecumenical Partnership for Housing (EPH). If you are interested in helping with this dinner please contact Michele Becker.
December 10, Healthy Holiday Breads and Coffee, after Sunday Masses provided by the Resurrection Health and Wellness committee.
May you know that you are found, you are seen and you are enough. In the coming days, may you reach out to those among us that need to be seen and cared for.
This video was shown at our November Generations evening. We hope you enjoy it.