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Life Line Screening Comes to Resurrection Parish
Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle.



Life Line Screening will help you find out if you are at risk, so you and your doctor can
take the next steps and be proactive about your health.


ADORATION



All of you are in my prayers during this time of recovery in Southwest Florida.
The storm has passed and now we find comfort in know- ing that we are people of hope, 
and that our faith will guide us in restoring our everyday way of life.


Funds from the 2nd collection will be used to support humanitarian aid, help with long term
efforts to restore communities and fort the pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church
in affected areas.




Catholic Charities hurricane relief centers in Florida; FEMA offers emergency housing free 
for 90 days.  See 9/24 bulletin, page 9.




Photos from emergency food drive




See the kiosk at the main entrance to the church.



POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS

September

Parishes.
That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit,
may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.


ARE YOU NEW TO RESURRECTION PARISH?
Welcome! We would like to welcome you to our parish family. In order to better serve you, please fill out a registration card located at the entrances of the church and leave it with an usher or deposit it in the collection plate. You may also register by stopping by the church office.




Come join the Children's Choir at the 10:00 Mass on the first Sunday every month! 
The music will be chosen specifically with our younger parishioners in mind. 
We will meet in the choir room one-half hour before Mass to warm up and review. 
Anyone who would like to serve as the cantor should see Connie to sign up for a specific month. 
Children's choir will take place on: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan.7,2018,
Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, and May 6.
In addition, we will also sing at the Children's Mass on Christmas Eve (4:00 pm, 12-24-17).
If you have any questions, please call Connie (239-464-3437) or the Parish Office.



About 2017 Catholic Faith Appeal



HURRICANE PRAYER
O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order and returned to its former quietude. You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control: the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land, and spread chaos and disaster.

During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing of time.

O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son on our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem, where a stormless eternity awaits us.

Amen.

[Composed by Most Rev. Maurice Schexnayder (1895-1981), Second Bishop of Lafayette (1956-1973), following Hurricane Audrey in 1957]



Kidnapped Priest Has Been Released!
Thank you for your prayers! Father Tom Uzhunnialil has been released. Father was kidnapped in Yemen March 4, 2016 when four gunman attacked a Missionaries of Charity-run retirement home in Aden, Yemen, killing 16 people, including four Missionary Sisters of Charity. He will spend a few days in Rome in a community of his Salesian order before returning to India.


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Nati�onal Respect Life Sunday and Diocesan Collec�tion -
Celebrate Respect Life Sunday with Catholics across the United States on Sun, Oct 1. 
Educational information about this year's theme, 'Be Not Afraid,' is available at 
www.usccb.org/respectlife. Please give as generously as you can to the annual 
Diocesan Respect Life Sunday collection.



Hear Matthew Leonard speak on 'No Regrets: The Art of Living as a Catholic'
Oct. 7, 4:30pm, Parish Hall


Volunteers are needed in the Gift Shop for all shifts.
Please call 239-481-7171 and leave a message for Gaye for more details.




Gospel Forum
Strengthening men’s roles
As husbands, fathers, workers and community volunteers
Join us for coffee and casual, Insightful discussion on the Upcoming Sunday’s Gospel
FRIDAY MORNINGS 8:30 - 9:15 AM
Parish Center Classroom A1
You are invited!



SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY


See St Vincent de Paul page




Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing
"I felt such a relief," a retreatant explained. "I felt that I was genuinely forgiven and that helped me to forgive myself." There is hope and healing for those who suffer the pain of abortion. Call Fonda at 239-719-7210 or project.rachel@dioceseofvenice.org. See video testimonials at www.dioceseofvenice.org/offices/respectlife/post-abortion-help.


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ALTAR FLOWER BOUQUETS TO HONOR YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES
The beautiful flower arrangements that you see each week on the altar are available for purchase as a memo- rial or honorarium.
Altar Flower Bouquets are a wonderful way to remember the anniversary of a friend or loved one’s death or to honor a special event 
such as a birthday or anniversary.
If you wish, the name of your friend or loved one will be placed in an announcement in the bulletin in recognition of their special occasion.
To purchase Altar Flower Bouquets call the parish office, 239-481-7172. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!



PLEASE HELP FEED THE HUNGRY!
Your food donations will help St. Vincent DePaul, Catholic Charities, CCMI, Soup Kitchen, South Ft. 
Myers Food Pantry. Drop food in boxes at vestibules in the church or Parish Center. The following 
is most needed: Canned fruit & vegetables (corn/peas/carrot/ green beans). Canned meat 
(tuna/chicken/ sausages/ham/Spam), Spaghetti noodles and Sauce,  Macaroni and Cheese, 
Maseca flour (small bags), Canned diced tomatoes, Tomato sauce, Cereal, Canned soups (prefer 
chicken), and Dry beans (pinto/red/kidney).
Thank you and God Bless!



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SUMMER GIFT SHOP HOURS

Sat: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Sun: 7:00 - 10:00am
Closed during Masses
The gift shop is located at the front entrance of the church.


BEYOND THE PARISH



'Witnessing Faith with Bishop Dewane' on Relevant Florida Radio 1660am/1410am/106.7fm
www.relevantradio.com/app Listen @ 10:30am on the last Friday of the month.  Listen anywhere
online at RelevantRadio.com.


Lots more in this week's bulletin!

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