January 10, 2021 - Sunday Bulletin Resurrection Church
Sunday, January 10, 2021 Resurrection Church Bulletin
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
John the Baptist had claimed one would come far more powerful than himself, one who would baptize with the Holy Spirit rather than water. When Jesus came to John and was baptized, the Spirit descended on him and a voice said, “You are my beloved Son. On You, my favor rests.”
for deceased loved ones of 2020
who were buried at Resurrection Church will be held on
Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 11:15 AM.
It is a noble custom to remember our deceased loved ones at mass.
There will be a candlelight service and the names of loved ones will be announced. Families and friends are welcome. (sorry we cannot add names)
Christmas was probably very sad because of the loss of a loved one especially during the extraordinary year of the global pandemic.
All are invited.
One Minute Meditations
- Throughout history, God has proven His faithfulness and care over and over again. He promises that He will help you through whatever tough times you face. “
God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial, He will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.
” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Lean on Him.
Tune out the world and tune into God.
- In our noisy world, it can be hard to hear God’s voice over the din. Yet, listening is as important as talking during prayer. “
By waiting and by calm, you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust your strength lies.
” (Isaiah 30:15).
Talk to Him often, but make a point of listening for God’s voice.
“What do you want from me, Lord?”
God gives to us freely, but what does he want in return? Simply put, God wants us to love Him back.
God made each of us with a space in our hearts just for Him. Until we discover it, we may try to fill it with earthly things, but nothing else fits. When we turn to Him, the reward is beyond our dreams.
"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind
” (Matthew 22:37). He wants us to surrender to his infinite love. Show your love by praying frequently, seek Communion with Him often, and praise Him continually.
'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'
” (Matthew 25:40). When we make sure everyone has enough to eat, warm clothes to wear, and a place to stay, Jesus takes it personally. It’s what he wants from us.
NEW PASTORAL ASSOCIATE
We were sad to say goodbye to Sister Danielle Baran last summer as she was elected Provincial Superior of the US Sisters of the Resurrection.
Sister Danielle was the Pastoral Associate at Resurrection since 2013.
She will be sorely missed. Hopefully, when the pandemic is under control and winding down we will welcome Sister Danielle back for a fitting farewell.
Last Fall, we interviewed several people to take Sister Danielle's place.
We are grateful to Meredith Michel, Fr. David, and the committee for their advice.
We have selected
Mrs. Megan Fraino Rodriguez
as our new
Pastoral Associate/Director Teen Ministry.
Meg Rodriguez attended the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale and holds a MA from Villanova. Mrs. Rodriguez has been a Campus Minister at Saint John’s University, Queens since 2013. She also worked in the Office of Youth/Young Adult Ministry for the Salesian Fathers, New Rochelle. We are looking forward to Meg joining our parish and staff. Her office will be on the second floor of the PREP building. She can be reached at 914 925-2757 during regular business hours.
Welcome to Resurrection Meg Rodriguez!
FROM OUR PASTORAL ASSOCIATE
2020 Cardinal's Appeal Results
As mentioned last week, the results of the
2020 Cardinal's Appeal in our parish are impressive.
We are amazed at the outstanding generosity of our parishioners.
We have been notified by the Archdiocesan Development Office
that Resurrection Parish placed
NUMBER ONE out of all 288 parishes last year.
God Bless our generous donors!
2020 YEAR-END STATEMENTS
For those who would like to receive their 2020 year-end statements:
Email the Rectory at:
with your full name, address, telephone number and envelope number OR call the Rectory (914) 967-0142 Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3 pm.
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.
Many people are inquiring about
CYO basketball for 2021. The news that we have received from the CYO office, is that there is a possibility of a CYO Spring league.
(April May and June)
We will keep you posted.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
SHED BAD HABITS IN THE NEW YEAR
Bad habits are sinful inclinations acquired through repetition. Unless we overcome them, they come between us and God and can destroy our peace. Working to overcome our bad habits puts us on the path to true holiness.
Identify the root. I
t sounds simple, but recognizing what causes us to sin repeatedly is the first step to overcoming the behavior. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. It can be uncomfortable to look at our failings, but change won’t come without courage. Ask for help if you need it.
Replace a bad habit with a good one.
Once we understand what is behind our bad habits, we can replace them with new and healthy ways to deal with the underlying issue. If we overeat or drink too much when stressed, for example, we can adopt exercise or meditation to cope instead.
Make it easier to cure bad habits by avoiding the conditions that nurture them. Do you want to avoid eating junk food? Don’t have it around you at home or at work. Want to change a gossip habit? Avoid the people with whom you gossip. Change your environment to change your behavior.
Find good influences.
It may not be necessary to lose your old friends, but consider finding new ones who already live the way you want to live.
1. We pray for the sick of our parish, especially Fr. Thomas Lynch and Virginia Callahan.
2. We pray for the deceased of our parish, especially Marguerite MacAulay, James McCarrick, Frank English and Thomas Courtney.
3. The rectory is OPEN from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Please feel free to contact us by email,
4. You may tune in to our live stream masses. Live stream masses will be:
Saturday, January 9th at 5:00pm or Sunday, January 10th at 10:00am and 11:15am.
LIVE STREAM MASS Click HERE
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. USHERS are NEEDED. All 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.
Do you want to deepen your connection to God’s loving presence and fill each day with grace?
2021: A Book of Grace-Filled Days
This book provides a daily prayer experience to help us build and nurture our faith.
This daily devotional notes major feast days, saint commemorations, and holidays. Each page combines readings from the Scripture of the day with reflections to provide a few minutes of solace for quiet prayer and meditation.
For more info:
kidzkorner 1 10 2021.pdf
On behalf of our priests and rectory staff,
I want to express our deep thanks and appreciation
for your Christmas cards, family photos, gifts and goodies.
Your thoughtfulness is sincerely appreciated.
God bless you all.
Happy New Year!
on Saturday, January 9 at 1:00PM