February 14, 2021 - Sunday Bulletin Resurrection Church
Sunday, February 14, 2021 Resurrection Church Bulletin
February 14, 2021
Gospel: Mark 1:40-45
Jesus takes pity on a leper and cures him of his disease with a warning not to say but to show himself to the priest and make an offering. Instead of remaining silent, the leper greatly publicized the healing, making it impossible for Jesus to enter the town openly.
Ash Wednesday is this
Wednesday, February 17th.
It is the beginning of the Lenten Season.
Masses on Ash Wednesday are at 8AM and 9AM.
Services/Distribution of Ashes:
We will be following all safety protocols. The ceremonies will be shortened to minimize interaction. When you enter the Church, please take a seat and
you will be called up by row.
Please read below for an interesting and timely letter from Cardinal Dolan. We recommend it to you.
Dear Family of the Archdiocese of New York,
As we prepare to enter the holy season of Lent next Wednesday, and the fast approaching one-year anniversary of the beginning of the coronavirus “lockdown,” allow me to give you an update on what the archdiocese has been doing and what we continue to face.
First, let me begin with a note of gratitude, particularly to the heroic priests, deacons, men and women religious, and lay faithful, whose dedicated service to Jesus and His Church have continued to allow the Archdiocese to carry out its mission during these difficult days. We have faced the challenges that the pandemic has brought head-on, and never wavered in our commitment to care for the spiritual and human needs of God’s people.
Still, for us who look to the Church to give us the “Good News” at the core of the Savior’s preaching, we often groan at the “bad news” spread almost daily about our spiritual family, our holy Mother Church.
The lawsuits against us continue, and we grimace when the well-financed ads by tort lawyers singling out the Church keep coming; even more distressingly, our insurance companies stall us in our attempts to respond with compassion and speed to the meritorious claims of victims; biased media repeat already discredited stories about how the Church misused PPP relief money justly distributed to the Church – mainly to parishes and schools -- for help to its employees like teachers, parish secretaries, and janitors during COVID; attempts to tarnish radiant examples of independent charitable foundations guided by, yet not owned by, the Church and Her values; a Church which has been on the frontlines of the reform needed by
institution in our society regarding the sexual abuse of youth, and dioceses and agencies across the country collectively have already spent over $10 billion in compensation in helping reach some resolution with wounded victims of decades ago, maligned for “hiding assets” - - we get exhausted and frustrated to see our religious family’s vulnerabilities publicly displayed and sometimes exploited.
Like you, I nodded in agreement Sunday when the Bible-reading gave us Job’s description of the
of life. We all feel it!
Yet, Job did not have the last word, did he? Jesus did! In the “good news” of the gospel reading at Sunday Mass we see Jesus teaching, loving, helping, praying.
And He still
here and now in and through His much-maligned mystical body on earth, His
! If left to us - - bishops, clergy, all of us members of His Church - - we’d agree readily with Job and sink into hopelessness. But, Jesus thunders, “It is
Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it!” (Although, as my confessor whispers often to me, hell sure keeps trying!)
So, Jesus still
us in His Church, through - - to give but one exceptionally radiant example, - - our acclaimed
, now the envy of the country as, thanks to our brave principals, teachers, parents, and benefactors, they have been open, safe, healthy, and effective these dreary months of COVID.
So, our Lord continues to
through His Church right now, through, to give but one illustration, our renowned
, which has provided well over 1 million meals in their popular “pop-up pantries” throughout the ten counties of the archdiocese, and provided over $5 million worth of cash-cards to folks struggling to pay rent, transportation, food, tuition, and medicine.
So, the Divine Physician continues to
through the work of
, our Catholic nursing homes, elder-day-care centers, hospitals, visiting nurses, and in its cooperation with healthcare offices in the distribution of the sought after vaccine.
So does the Son of God continue to
with and for us, His people, in and through His Church, as our houses of worship remain up-and-running, heeding all health, safety, and sanitation requirements, with creative live-streaming of Masses, devotions, and faith-formation innovatively offered in our nearly 300 parishes for those whose concern for their health prevent them from returning to their parish churches, and as we eagerly anticipate the ordination of eight new priests to lead us in prayer this Spring.
I could go on at telephone-book (remember those?) length, but, I trust you get the point: the
of the Church flourishes, even more appreciated during these troubled times. Don’t forget that as you’re badgered by the “bad news bears” in nasty and inaccurate reports.
With prayerful best wishes for a blessed Ash Wednesday and Lent, I am,
Faithfully in Christ,
FIND YOUR NEW HEART DURING LENT
The root of the word “convert” means to “change,” or “transform.” Think of turning from sin and evil toward grace, virtue, goodness, and God. It is the transformation of the human heart, by an act of God's grace. “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26).
A new heart
. God desires our conversion more than we ever could. With the perfect heart of a Father, He pursues and draws us to Himself. Conversion begins by offering Him our whole heart so he can remake it as his own.
Break the heart of stone.
There can be no healing or conversion when we harbor unconfessed sin. Make a full Confession to a priest in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Don’t worry if you have been away for a while. The priest will be happy to guide you and to welcome you back to God’s friendship.
A new spirit.
When we have a soft and tender heart of flesh, we are able to receive God’s holy will. Our new spirit requires renewal every day. Daily prayer, frequent confession, and regular reception of the Holy Eucharist will keep our hearts filled with God’s love.
Daily Lenten Reflections
with Dr. Tim Gray
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Each day you will receive a short video featuring Dr. Tim Gray.
He will comment on the daily mass readings, explain the scriptures
and provide concrete ideas on how to apply them to your life.
The Special Collection this
week (February 14th) is for Peter's Pence.
This collection supports the good works of
the Holy Father and it is an opportunity for the
the church around the world to stand in solidarity
with victims of war, natural disaster, and oppression
in their time of need.
Applications are being accepted for the 2021-22 school year. We offer classes from 2 to 5 days a week with three different times offered.
(8-10am, 10:15-12:15pm and 12:30-2:30pm).
If you have any questions please call 914-921-2801 or email us at
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. You may tune in to our live stream masses. Live stream masses will be:
Saturday, February 13th at 5:00pm or Sunday, February 14th at 10:00am and 11:15am.
LIVE STREAM MASS Click HERE
5. We pray for the sick of our parish, especially Fr. Thomas Lynch.
6. We pray for the deceased of our parish, especially Francine Gannon, Robert 'Tony" O'Callaghan, Robert Della Rocca, George Hogben Jr., Fr. Carl Johnson and Fr. Kevin O'Reilly.
7. The rectory is OPEN from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Please feel free to contact us by email:
Click below for Kidz Corner
kk_B_6ord 2 14 21.pdf
Bible Book Club
All are invited to the Bible Book-Club which holds its first phone meeting on Thursday, Feb 18, 2021. The book for discussion is “The Memoirs of St Peter: A New Translation of the Gospel According to Mark”
by Michael Pakaluk 2019 Regnery Publishing 256 pages.
We meet by phone conference on Thursday evening 02/18/21 at 7:30 PM. The discussion lasts about an hour. The conference phone is (385) 318-8463. More information is available on the parish website:
and please contact me
if you have any questions.
February 16 - 9:15 - 11:30AM (Open to Res 7th & 8th Graders)
February 17 - 9:15 - 11:30AM (Open to Res 7th & 8th Graders)
February 19 - 9:15 - 11:30AM (Open to Res High School Students)
Transportation not provided.
Please drop off and pick up in the parking lot of
19 Smith St. Port Chester, NY 10573
For more info or to register contact:
by phone 914 925-2757
The Word 2021 International Catholic Bible Summit
To register for The WORD International Catholic Bible Summit
February 11 - 13th
Online and Free
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*There are two entrances and two exits on Milton Road.
*There are two entrances and one exit on Boston Post Road.
*Speed limit is 5 mph on church property.
*Follow all road arrows and signs.
*Children and adults should use the sidewalks and look both ways when crossing the roadway.
*Please park in the designated marked parking spots.
*Do not double park illegally.
*There are 200 parking spots there is no reason to double park.
*If you see someone driving fast kindly say something to them.
*Faculty, school staff, and school visitors should park in the Two-Year-Old Program parking lot.
*There are four handicapped designated parking spots on our campus.
*Please display the handicap card on your dashboard.
*Thank you for your cooperation for the safety of all our people.
Assistance for Online COVID-19 Appointments
Tech-Savvy Rye High School teenagers are available to help seniors and other community members who need assistance making online COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Call the Vaccine Appointment Hotline Monday through Friday
3-5 PM at 914-967-6100 extension 6204.
Callers should have their health insurance and contact information ready.
on Saturday, February 13 at 1:00PM