Celebrating 60 Years
September 13, 1963 the journey began for the parish family of Resurrection.
On that Friday, Bishop Stanislaus Bona established Resurrection as the 188th parish in the Diocese of Green Bay with Father William Spalding as the founding pastor.
Resurrection has been rising towards loving all God’s people for 60 years through: the celebration of liturgies and Sacraments; the sharing our gifts within and beyond our parish family; the growing in faith and a deeper relationship with God; and becoming a strong parish family rooted in discipleship and stewardship. We’ve prayed, grown in faith, shared, laughed, cried, and loved together.
Throughout the Bible, we are reminded to tell all generations of God's wonderful works. Part of what that means for us as church is that we must preserve the memory of how God has worked in our lives. A church that has a strong sense of its history will have a better sense of identity to build on for the future.
As a Church of the Home, share and discuss memories of Resurrection.
What brought you to being a member of the parish?
What do you love about Resurrection?
Who are the people that you have met at Resurrection and how have they had an impact on your life?
What events have shaped you?
What gifts and talents can you share with Resurrection?
What are you hopes and dreams for Resurrection in the future?
Below are excerpts from the original dedication book. Do they still apply to today? What has changed in the past 60 years?
Why Resurrection Parish?
The ideal of the Catholic Church is to keep parish units to a workable size wherever possible, so that there might be greater contact between priests and people. After due consideration and projection by the planning contingent of the Diocese, it was decided by this group that a new Catholic parish in Allouez was advisable.
Why build a church?
Adoration and worship are our primary obligations to God. Whenever possible and practical, the Church should be provided as the center of parish life.
Why build a school?
The Church is strong in America today, and is looked up to by the world. A good parochial school system has had much to do with making Catholicism strong. We owe our children the best preparation for life that we can give them. The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis in Stevens Point, Wisconsin will staff our school.
Why at a $750,000 cost?
The total building project was planned to fulfill the parish needs for an anticipated ten years.
These figures include all furnishings. A church, a ten-room school, a social hall, and a convents; all for $750,000. This seems to be a minimum cost for a simply yet functional and adequate parish plant of which we can all be proud.
60 years Celebration
Years piled upon years.
The steeple Cross blesses us.
Lifting us in grace.
ring bells of eternal life,
faith of boundless depth.
Transforming us with God’s love.
Cleansed, oiled, committed.
Music and singing,
tickling hearts with joyful sounds.
Prayers wrapped in silence.
Stations of the Cross.
Stained glass rainbows of color.
Images of God.
We, saints, and sinners
standing on the edge of Hope.
Have mercy on us.
-Roger J. Vanden Busch
Katie and Tony welcome Marge Zdziarski to Revealed in celebration of Resurrection Parish's 60th Anniversary. Marge, her husband Casey, and their children were charter members of the parish in 1963.
Join us for Mass this weekend in person
at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
Forgiveness is a two-way street. We need forgiveness and we need to forgive. A two-way street of receiving and giving. Where in your life to you need to be forgiven? Where do you need to forgive others? Join Fr. Tim as he reflects on this weekend's gospel.
This Weekend's Bulletin
(click to read)
Newest Members of Our Family of Faith
Recent Losses in Our Parish Family
Ruby and Res
Even Ruby's ready for the excitement of celebrating 60 years of Resurrection!