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Journey to Jesus Through Mary
Marian Consecration Retreat
Join us for a small group retreat in the structure of 33 Days To Morning Glory, 
by Fr. Michael Gaitley. Learn how the Blessed Mother is the quickest way to grow 
in holiness and love for the heart of Jesus!
When: Tuesdays, Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19 Time: 11:00 A.M.
Where: Parish Hall Conference Room
RSVP: deanna@resurrectionch.org or 482-6883 by Monday, Nov 21 and bring a friend!

ADORATION


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 
First Fridays
after 8:00 Mass



Bishop's letter asking for donations for the Retirement Fund for Religious.




OPLATKI WAFERS AVAILABLE AT THE GIFT SHOP & PARISH OFFICE
The Christmas wafer (oplatek, plural oplatki) is a Central European Christian 
Christmas tradidion celebrated in Polish families during Christmas Eve Vigil).
The unleavened wafers are baked from pure wheat flour and water, 
are usually rectangular in shape and very thin; they are identical in composition 
to a round wafer which becomes the Host after the Consecration during Mass 
in the Roman Catholic Church. Being only a reminder of the Body of Christ 
used in private homes, Oplatki lack sanctification by a priest or bishop. 
The Oplatki wafers are embossed with Christmas related religious images, 
varying from the nativity scene, especially Virgin Mary with baby Jesus to the Star of Bethlehem.
Cost is $3.00 for a pack of 5 wafers.


Prayer for Vocations

O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,
send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine Word and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
all the Angels, and Saints, humbly hear our prayers
and grant Your Church's needs, through Christ, our Lord.

Amen.


POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS

December

The Elderly
That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities,
may apply their wisdom and experience
to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.


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: 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




Join us Monday nights Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 and Dec 11,18, 7:00-8:30pm - Resurrection Parish Center
Saint Paul exhorts the Christians at Philippi to have the mind of Christ. But to what exactly is he 
referring? Join Dr. Tim Gray as he opens up this heartfelt correspondence.
 Learn the key to Christian friendship. Learn how Paul is able to rejoice in the midst of suffering.
Learn from the Philippians how to become partners in the Gospel. Discover what it means 
to share in the citizenship of Heaven. Glory with Saint Paul as his eloquent hymn 
reveals the mind of Christ.
Featuring the insightful biblical teaching of Dr. Tim Gray
 and the hallmark artistry of the Augustine Institute, this dynamic video series 
 explores the power and joy of life in Jesus Christ and the partnership 
 to which we are called in sharing the Gospel—in the early Church and today.
RSVP: 481-7172 - Joanne MacPeek Sign up for dessert to share!




An ADVENT & CHRISTMAS JOURNEY 'The Second Coming is Now'
All are welcome!
Wed  10:00- 11:30 am 
 Parish Center


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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!



Babysitting Bonanza
Friday, December 8, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Calling all parents with young children....
plan a quiet date night 
or get a jump start on your Christmas shopping! 
$15 for one child; $25 for 2; $35 for 3 or more

YOUTH MINISTRY will be providing babysitting in the Parish Center 
for children through 5th grade! Christmas movie, dinner, crafts, stories, 
games, just a lot of fun, fun, fun!

CALL OR STOP IN TO REGISTER AND SECURE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT... 
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Any questions? Contact Vikki with Youth Ministry @ 481-5144



SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY


See St Vincent de Paul page



FAITH and ALE

Faith and Ale
Join us for our next event: Gary Ingold, CEO, Community Pregnancy Center 'David v. Goliath: How a small pregnancy clinic is taking on an abortion giant' Dec 7, 2017, 6:00pm, Resurrection


Meetings are from 6-8pm and include pizza and refreshments.
$10 donation is requested.
Reservations: www.faithandale.com


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Faith and Wine Lee County -
Please save the following dates - , Jan 11, Feb 22
See faithandwineleecounty.com

Faith and Wine Lee County website


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.



MARRIED COUPLES



All couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, or more than 50 years 
of marriage are invited by Bishop Frank J. Dewane to an 
Anniversary Mass in their honor. 
The Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in two locations: 
11a.m. Saturday February 17, 2018 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice 
and 10 a.m. Saturday March 10, 2018 at St. Leo the Great Parish in 
Bonita Springs. Check with the parish office in January for more 
information.


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To donate sanctuary flowers for Christmas 239-481-7172.



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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NEW GIFT SHOP HOURS

Thurs: 8:30-9:30am
Sat: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Sun: 8:10 - 11:45am
Closed during Masses
The gift shop is located at the front entrance of the church.
Phone: 239-437-9876 (attended during hours of operation)


BEYOND THE PARISH



 2018 Diocese of Venice Women's Conference.  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sat, Feb 3, 
 at Bishop Verot Catholic High School. Cost in advance is $20 (pre-registration on line), 
 students $5 pre-registration. Cost at the door is $30, and $10 for students. 
For Conference details and to register go to dioceseofvenice.org/womens.




 2018 Diocese of Venice Men's Conference. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sat, Feb 24 
 at Bishop Verot Catholic High School. Cost in advance is $20 (pre-registra on on line),
 students $5 pre-registration.




'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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