December 13, 2020 - Sunday Bulletin Resurrection Church
Sunday, December 13, 2020 Resurrection Church Bulletin - Third S
unday of Advent
Guadete Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent, and it's a joyful day! Gaudete is the Latin word for "Rejoice," which is the first word of the introit of the Mass for this day.
There are various traditions for Gaudete Sunday. Some Christians choose this day to pick out and set up their Christmas tree. Others make this a day of giving to those less fortunate by ‘adopting a family’ or bringing new toys to be donated as Christmas gifts for children in need.
We are looking forward to celebrating Christmas in our parish.
- We welcome and invite you and your loved ones to “Come Home for Christmas," rather than watch it live-streamed from your home.
-Resurrection is your spiritual home and Christmas Mass is important for our emotional, spiritual and physical health.
- Obviously, circumstances like illness, old age or COVID-19 excuses people.
- Mass will still be live-streamed if you feel more comfortable at home.
- So that we can properly prepare and make everyone feel as safe and comfortable as possible, we will be ISSUING TICKETS through a Sign Up.
- We want to avoid the impression that at Christmas, “There is no room at the inn.”
- On Christmas Eve, masses will be at 3:00PM, 4:30PM and 6:00PM in Church and the Middle School gym.
(note: there is no 10:00PM and no midnight mass.)
-On Christmas Day, masses will be at 7:30AM, 8:45AM, 10:00AM, 11:15AM and 12:30PM. Masses will also be celebrated in the MS gym at the same time, if there is a need.
- We encourage parishioners and visitors to consider rearranging schedules to attend Mass on Christmas Day.
(there is a real possibility of not getting tickets for Christmas Eve)
- All masses will last only 45 minutes with beautiful Christmas music and a short homily and Holy Communion. There is no pageant.
On December 10th a FLOCKNOTE was sent out for the “Sign Up” for tickets to Christmas Masses. Please check your email from Dec. 10th for your email/flocknote from Resurrection Church. Please sign up for a Christmas Mass.
Thank you for your attention. Our sincere best wishes for a holy Advent.
John explains that he is only a messenger to the people for one more powerful than himself. John stresses to the crowd that they must make a path for the one so powerful that he is not fit to unfasten the strap of His sandal.
Confession Times for Advent
- Saturday, December 12th
4 PM to 5 PM
- Saturday, December 19th
4 PM to 6 PM (note extra time)
- Monday, December 21st
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
-Tuesday, December 22nd
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Children's Collective has a record number of children this year in need of winter coats. However, because of the pandemic, there are restrictions on the collecting and sorting of used coats.
We are not going to let this stop us from keeping as many children as we can warm this winter!
Please email us at
We will email you back with a link to an Amazon wish list for the children POTS serves. All you'll have to do is click on the Amazon Wish List link, purchase one or more of the coats listed, and they will be sent directly to POTS.
OUR PARISH WILL NOT BE CONDUCTING
A COAT DRIVE. DO NOT LEAVE COATS IN THE
LOBBY OF THE CHURCH.
Click below for 2 more Advent Songs
"Lo He Comes with Clouds Descending"
"Maria Walks Amid the Thorn"
1. You may tune in to our live stream masses. Live stream masses will be:
Saturday, December 12th at 5:00pm or Sunday, December 13th at 10:00am and 11:15am.
LIVE STREAM MASS Click HERE
2. The rectory is OPEN from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Please feel free to contact us by email,
3. Masks that cover both NOSE and MOUTH should be worn at all times in Church. This is the correct way to wear a mask as per NYS Dept. of Health/CDC recommendations. Extra masks and hand sanitizers (complimentary) are available at the Boston Post Road entrance.
4. There is ample room for social distancing seating in our church. The church was sanitized and deep cleaned on Friday. The bathrooms are cleaned between each mass.
5. USHERS are NEEDED. All of our clergy are healthy. The priest will be wearing a mask during Communion time. Priests sanitize their hands before and after Holy Communion. Communion will be distributed on the hand only.
6. We pray for the deceased of our parish, especially William Dion Jr., Lauren Powers and Albert Arrigale.
7. We pray for the sick of our parish, especially Maria Keane.
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8th Grade Resurrection School Christmas Raffle
Please support the 8th grade for their activities and gift to school by participating in this Christmas Raffle.
$20/ticket "All Virtual” Raffle Click Below to Enter
The prize is: Dinner for TEN from Milton Point Provisions on the day of your choosing. Includes main course, sides and sweets! Perfect for a Christmas celebration!
Drawing is December 16th
There are two collections at Masses this weekend, December 12/13.
The second collection is the Annual Appeal for Retired Religious.
We are deeply indebted to our retired religious sisters and brothers who have worked building up the church and our schools over the years.
Many of us have pleasant memories of a former nun or religious brother.
Please be generous.
POTS CHRISTMAS FEAST
Please support the POTS Christmas Feast. We know that the Christmas season is extremely busy for everyone, but we need your help!
Please click on this link to sign-up to volunteer or to purchase one of the many food items that we need to prepare a hot and nutritious meal for our guests.
POTS Christmas Feast - CLICK HERE to volunteer or donate
The POTS Leadership Team
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE
The Christmas Giving Tree is located at St. Joseph’s Altar in the church.
1. Please place a gift for a needy boy or girl under the giving tree.
Gifts should be unwrapped.
gifts of diapers, baby presents and blankets are also needed.)
We are also accepting donations of gift cards for teens to Kohls or Target.
Leave in a gift bag and drop off at the Rectory. Gifts can be placed under the tree now until December 18th. Due to COVID, we will not be using ornaments this year.
3. Another way to give is directly through Amazon.
Each year, one of the organizations we give to is Cardinal McCloskey, a not-for-profit, social service agency that provides services to children in foster care, preschool education to low income families, and helps over 200 developmentally disabled adults. They have created a
for the children and adults they serve. By clicking on the link in the attached flyer, you can
go directly to Amazon to purchase something on their list.
When checking out, choose Cardinal McCloskey as the delivery address. Please make your purchases by December 10th (but no later than December 14).
4. Thank you in advance for your generosity. It has been a difficult year for so many so your donations are appreciated now more than ever.
TOY DRIVE WISH LIST
Books, Educational Toys, Dolls, Cars/Trucks, Action Figures, Balls, Musical Toys, Clothing
: Art Supplies, Books, Board Games, Puzzles, Hand Held Video Games, Dolls, Dress-Up Costumes, Action Figures, Legos, Building Blocks, Remote Control Cars, Clothing
Books, Board Games, Puzzles, Hand Held Video Games, Personal DVD Players, Movies, Jewelry, Watches, iPods, Crafts/Art Supplies, Science Kits, Sporting Equipment, Make-up Sets, Clothing/Accessories (Hoodies are always popular) If you purchase a gift that requires batteries, including the batteries with the gift is greatly appreciated.
Sign up for
The Road to Bethlehem
this Advent on FORMED.org
This Advent, join us for a journey on
The Road to Bethlehem,
an opt-in digital discipleship program designed to guide you through this important season of preparation.
The Road to Bethlehem
daily Advent reflections by Dr. Tim Gray;
weekly videos, audio talks, and book excerpts on FORMED related to the weekly theme;
email reminders every morning;
Brother Francis Advent reflections for kids; and
a weekly action item to help you put the Advent message into practice.
Rabbi Daniel Gropper from Community Synagogue on Forest Avenue, Rye has produced and narrated a very fine video about Hanukkah for your consideration.
We recommend listening to it during this joyous season.
on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 1:00PM