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This week's Bulletin

Church of the Resurrection
Roman Catholic Church
of the Diocese of Venice

Convinced that Jesus communicates a new life to those who believe in Him, and that He was raised from the dead in order that we might live, we are united to the risen Lord as a people born anew to a life of hope.

Called together as a people of faith, we believe that the Father who raised Jesus from the dead will also raise us, and that we will continue to bear witness to the fact that we are liberated from sin.

As a Resurrection people we are committed to victory over sin through charity, loving God above all else, each other and ourselves.

Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Stephen E. McNamara, V.F., V.G.
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Oliver Toner, Fr. Ed Martin
Deacons: Michael Esper, Dr. David Reardon
Administrator: Melanie Arnieri
Co-Directors of Faith Formation: Deanna Latell, M.A., Joanne MacPeek, M.A.
Youth Ministry Coordinator: Vikki Melchiorre
Organist: Connie Kish

Mass Times

Christmas Schedule

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation
Fri, Dec 7 Vigil Mass 5:30pm
Sat, Dec 8
Masses 8:00, 9:30am
11:30am Latin Mass



Vigil Mass
3:30 & 5:00pm

7:30, 9:00, 10:30am
Latin Mass


Sat. 2:15-3:15

15 minutes
before Sunday Mass

or by appt.


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Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation
Fri, Dec 7
Vigil Mass 5:30pm
Sat, Dec 8
Masses 8:00, 9:30am
11:30am Latin Mass

Here is the schedule of Christmas and
New Years Masses
and extra Confession opportunities.

This weekend, Dec 8-9
the 2nd collection is for the
Retirement Fund for Religious.
Please read Bishop Dewane's letter asking for your support.

New This Week:

Festive Falcon-Family Bazaar
St Francis Xavier Parish Hall
Wed, Dec 12, 8am-2pm

Live Agelessly
12 week program begins Thurs Jan 10, Noon-2:00pm Parish center

St Vincent de Paul needs reusable grocery bags, Cheerios, mayo, McDonald’s gift cards ($5-10), shampoo, spaghetti sauce, laundry detergent
Donations to the Poor Box go directly to SVdP to assist the poor. Thank you!

MOMS evening meeting
Dec 13, 6-8:30pm
KJ Fresh Grill

All are welcome to join the
Children's Choir
and sing on Christmas Eve.
Please see this Important Music Announcement.

St. Andrew Catholic School
Cash Raffle Tickets
on sale thru Sun, Jan 20

Bereavement Training
Jan 24-25, Naples

Men's & Women's
Feb 2019


Adoration 1st Friday after 8:00 Mass.
Next: December 7

New to Resurrection Parish?

Wondering about becoming Catholic?
Join us to reflect, discuss, discover...
Sundays, 10:00-11:30am
Open to all parishioners
Discussion Topics
thru December
Dec 9: Conversion

Help New Moms

Please consider a
Charitable Gift Annuity
benefitting both you and Resurrection

Volunteers are needed in the Gift Shop for all shifts.

We NEED your help!
2018 Catholic Faith Appeal
Our assessment: $366,000
We still need $56,883
The Deadline is Dec. 31.
If you have not yet made a pledge, please do so today. Click HERE to give online.
Please credit Resurrection!
Thank you for your support.

Pray for:
Pope's prayer intentions

Prayer Line

Need Communion at home?
Scheduled for surgery?

Resurrection priests visit the hospitals daily.

Enrich your knowledge of your faith!

Bible Study
St John's Gospel
Wed, 10am
Parish Center
This week: John 10:1-3
"My Sheep Hear My Voice"

Check out
for the best Catholic movies, ebooks, studies.
It's easy & free!

Oplatki Wafers
available @ Gift Shop & Parish Office


Men's Club Presents: Movie Night: The Bells of St. Mary's
Dec 7, 7pm
The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (10 part series)
Dec 10, 8pm

Men's Club meeting
Dec 10, 7pm

Florida Catholic Advocacy Network (FLCAN) Sign-Up
Stay informed and take action on important public policy issues.

Book Club
Dec 14 - "Christmas Jars" by Jason F. Wright" and "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
Jan 11 - "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande


Please visit our Resurrection for Life page to learn about and participate in our many programs.


Need assistance? We would be honored to help you.
Requests kept confidential.
Call the SVDP President at 908-256-1871.
Please don't forget the Poor Boxes; they are the bread boxes of the poor!
Make checks payable to "St Vincent DePaul Society"


Save the Date!
Next meeting:
Mon, Dec 10, 7pm
in the Parish Center & every 2nd Mon thru May.
All are welcome!


Christmas Breakfast Wed, Dec 19, after 8am Mass
Please RSVP 307-8869 or 274-5958


Donate altar flowers.


Notre Dame Liturgical Choir Concert
Thurs, Jan 10, 7:30pm
St Cecilia's

Come to the Water, Day of Prayer
1 day retreat
2nd Wed of every month, 9am - 2:30pm, Venice
Next: Dec 12

Contact Project Rachel
to help someone carrying the grief of a past abortion.

Witnessing Faith with Bishop Dewane

Lots more in this week's bulletin!

Come to the Parish Center for coffee and donuts after 10:30 Mass on Sunday.
All are welcome!

Men's Gospel Forum
Fridays, 8:30am
Parish Hall
Info: Ange Ford 216-496-0269

Calling Catholic Moms
Join us for coffee, brunch, child care and fellowship
We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays 9:30-11:30 in the Parish Center.

Rosary in the chapel,
Mon - Sat 7:30am and
Tues & Thurs at 1:30

Need help?
Call 239-772-4673


Sat: 2:30 - 5:00pm
Open before and after Sunday Masses.
Closed during Mass
The gift shop is located at the front entrance of the church.
Phone: 239-437-9876 (attended during hours of operation)

Guidelines for Receiving Holy Communion
See Sacraments page.

Advertise in the bulletin.
Call Dennis Gardner, JS Paluch, 239-470-9200.

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