December 20th 2020 - Sunday Bulletin Resurrection Church
Sunday, December 20, 2020 Resurrection Church Bulletin - Fourth S
unday of Advent
Please view this short video on the history of the Nativity Scene.
Parish Religious Education classes
will not be returning to in-person instruction in January as we had hoped
Although we are disappointed by this development, the safety of our students, parents, and catechists is our first priority.
e will continue with our remote learning plan until the end of Easter break.
At that point, we will reassess the situation and determine if we can return to in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year. We sincerely appreciate the time and effort that students are taking with their studies and are grateful for the support that parents are providing during this difficult time.
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 (all spots are full)and the Middle School gym. (there are a few spots left)
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.
MASS SCHEDULE FOR
CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY
The following masses will be
on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day:
12/24 3 pm, 4:30 pm, and 6 pm
12/25 10 am, 11:15 am, and 12:30 pm
The Virgin Mary is approached by the angel Gabriel, who tells her that she has been chosen to bear the Son of God. Mary is first afraid, yet shows her unquestioning faith when she simply says, “Let it be done to me as you say.”
STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL DOLAN ON EFFORTS TO SUPPORT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York,
released the following statement today on efforts in Congress to support schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Every child, teacher, and staff member in every school—public, independent, and religious—has struggled with the Covid-19 pandemic afflicting America.
“The coronavirus does not discriminate based on where a child attends school. It does not discriminate based on what kind of school a teacher serves.
“As Congress continues to deliberate this week on Covid emergency relief, sadly, some of its membership seeks to discriminate against children, teachers, and staff who happen to attend or work in an independent or religious school by denying funds to sustain them during this nation’s ongoing, unprecedented health emergency.
“Religious and non-governmental schools educate approximately 10 percent of our nation’s schoolchildren, and accordingly save taxpayers billions of dollars on an annual basis. Many of these children are among our nation’s most vulnerable from high-needs communities, whose parents make enormous sacrifices for their education. They are no less afflicted by the coronavirus and no less entitled to emergency education funding from Congress commensurate with the amount provided to district public schools.
“I call on the U.S. Congress, starting with New York State’s distinguished delegation, to treat
schoolchildren, staff and teachers equally in providing emergency funding in the fight against this insidious coronavirus. Robust emergency aid for students in non-public schools must be included in any final Covid agreement this week.
“Again, coronavirus does not discriminate based on schooling. Neither should our representatives in the Congress of the United States.
“We do not want to say “bah humbug” to the 10% of our children in non-public schools.”
Please take a moment and send an email to:
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Charles Schumer
Confession Times for Advent
- 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.
1. You may tune in to our live stream masses. Live stream masses will be:
Saturday, December 19th at 5:00pm or Sunday, December 20th 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.
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KIDZKORNER 4TH WK ADVENT.pdf
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. 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.
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.
Parishioners who attend daily mass, can sign up to receive an email each day for the readings of the day.
If you would like to subscribe to the emails for the
THIS SUNDAY'S Readings
, Dec 19th and 20th 2020, The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Click
Please be advised that you can print them out at home or you can use your phone or tablet to follow along with the readings in church or at home.
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.
on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:00PM