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ADORATION


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



Bishop's letter


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

Evangelization - In the Service of the Transmission of Faith
That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.




Welcome!  Are you new to Resurrection parish?
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. 
Leave it with an usher or put it in the collection plate. You may also register
by stopping by the church office.
(A reminder that one needs to be a registered member of a parish 
in order to be a Baptismal or Confirmation sponsor.)




Children's Choir sings Dec 2.



2018 Catholic Faith Appeal


Bishop Dewane's request for support of CFA


About the Catholic Faith Appeal



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


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If you are over 70 1/2, you can turn your required IRA distribution into Charitable
donations and not include the donations in your income, lowering your tax bill.



GIFT SHOP HOURS:

Sat: 2:30 - 5:00pm 
Open before and after Sunday Masses. CLOSED DURING MASSES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
in the Gift  Shop for all shifts. 
Please call 239-481-7171 to leave a message for Gaye for more details.



Bible Study Wed, 10am Join us for the study of St John's Gospel 
- Call 239-481-7172 or email adultfaith2resurrectionch.org




Powerful Lessons in Living Agelessly
will help you tap into the wisdom and grace that comes with aging and 
discover the keys to maturing in the way God intended.
The 12 week program begins on Thursday January 10 thru March 28 
in Resurrection Parish Center Conference Room From 12noon - 2:00PM.
Class size is limited so please call the Parish Office at 239-481-7172 to register.



Join Us for Lunch and Book Club Discussion - 
Reserve your lunch for $10.00 - Call: 481-7172
Nov 10 @ NOON - Parish Center Conference Room - Join in for Lunch & TALK about
The Alchemist by PauloCoelho




Oplatki Wafers available at Gift Shop and Parish Office $3 for 5 wafers



Charitable Gift Annuity can provide a large income tax deduction,
income - some of it tax-free - for life, and benefit your parish



SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY


See St Vincent de Paul page


MEN'S CLUB



RESURRECTION MEN’S CLUB
MOVIE NIGHT!
7pm Friday, DEC 7th
in the Parish Center
The Bells of St. Mary’s
Bing Crosby ~ Ingrid Bergman
Bring a date and a beverage... Anyone who’d like to socialize with the RMC is invited!
Limited seating so please call Jerry to reserve your spot:
239-229-6853




RESURRECTION MEN’S CLUB
Next meeting is:
Monday, December 10th, 7pm
in the Parish Center
After our meeting, all are welcome to join us at 8pm to view:
THE SECOND GREATEST
STORY EVER TOLD
with Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC
RSVP: 239-481-7171 at Parish Office



FAITH and ALE



2018-2019 Schedule

Visit Faith and Ale - Fort Myers website
for info on upcoming programs, to buy your ticket and for links to prior talks.




Fifth season line up of speakers

Faith and Wine Lee County website



Project Rachel
Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing
Trust in the mercy of God's love.
Do you know someone who is carrying the grief and sorrow of past abortions?
Share with them the Good News of God's merciful love.
Call Silvia Jimenez, Project Rachel Coordinator,
for more information on healing after abortion and
one-day retreats in English and Spanish.
All contacts confidential: 941-412-5860
or email project.rachel@dioceseofvenice.org.


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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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BEYOND THE PARISH



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



Notre Dame Liturgical Choir Concert
at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church 5632 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers
Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will be free to the public
(a free-will offering will be taken to support the choir and CDs will be available 
for purchase after the concert).
Following the concert, host families are needed to provide overnight accommodations 
for the 52 students in the choir. Host families will provide transportation 
to their home, provide dinner and breakfast for the students, 
and drive them back to St. Cecilia’s the following morning at 9 a.m. to meet their bus.
Host families are invited to host a minimum of two students (no maximum).
Host families will be assigned all females or all males, so it is permissible for
students to share beds
(e.g., two students in a queen bed). See the Host Family link below: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/4090B4AABA72DA1FF2-notre



Bereavement Training Jan 24-25, St Ann Catholic Church 995 Third St.S, Naples.
$25 for lunch & materials.  Contact Kim Elsmore, elsmore@dioceseofvenice.org



All are welcome to attend
'Come to the Water, Day of Prayer'
from 9:00am to 2:30pm
on the second Wednesday of each month
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center,
3989 S. Moon Drive, Venice.
The day includes continental breakfast, lunch, two conferences, 
and opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, private meditation and prayer. 
The day concludes with Mass at 2:30 p.m. Early registration discount, 10 days prior is $30. 
Registration increases to $35 thereafter.
For more information or to register for the Retreat please visit 
www.olph-retreat.org/1-day-retreats
or call 941-486-0233.



St. Andrew Catholic School
Cash Raffle Tickets
are on sale through Sunday, January 20, 2019.



Men's Conference Bishop Verot HS, Feb 2, 9am-3pm.
Preregister @ 941-484-9543 $20, at door $30 students $5/$10


Women's Conference Bishop Verot HS, Feb 16, 9am-3pm.
Preregister @ 941-484-9543 $20, at door $30 students $5/$10



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'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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