November 29, 2020 - Sunday Bulletin Resurrection Church
Sunday, November 29, 2020 Resurrection Church Bulletin - First Sunday of Advent
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE
The Christmas Giving Tree will be located at St. Joseph’s Altar of the church.
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.
This year 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.
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.
-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.
-We will be sending out the
“Sign Up” for tickets
on December 10
Please sign up for Flocknote this week if you have not done so already.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP for FLOCKNOTE
Thank you for your attention. Our sincere best wishes for a holy Advent.
The Little Coat Drive That Could!
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.
Be aware and keep watch!
"Always be ready for the day and hour when God comes again. No one knows
when, not even Jesus or the Angels in Heaven."
Today’s Gospel reminds us that Advent is about more than our preparation for the Church’s celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas.
Advent is also about preparing ourselves for Christ’s return in glory at the end of time. Like the disciples and the faithful in Mark’s community, we must also stay alert and watchful. Our faithfulness to God, through the good times as well as the difficult times, shows us to be ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
Beautiful Advent Songs
While the radio starts playing Christmas songs the day after Thanksgiving, one way to observe the season of Advent is to wait to go all out on Christmas songs until Christmas Eve and the 12 days of Christmas. Instead, during Advent, you can sing or listen to traditional Advent Carols and modern Advent songs. These include songs such as:
"Hope for Everyone"
"Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus"
Our parish will be Hosting a Mass on
December 5th at 5pm
for couples who celebrated their 50
Wedding Anniversaries in 2020.
Any couple celebrating their 50
Wedding Anniversary (1970) or 25
Wedding Anniversary (1995) in 2020 is most welcome. There will be a renewal of vows and a special Blessing during Mass.
All honorees, parishioners & guests are invited to the Mass.
Jubilarian couples are asked to register at 967-0142 by November 29th.
Unfortunately, we cannot conduct the reception afterwards.
1. Confessions are available Saturday, November 28th from 4 PM to 5 PM. Six foot social distancing barrier will be in confessional.
2. We pray for the deceased of our parish, especially Frank X. Starace.
3. We pray for the sick of our parish, especially Maria Keane.
4. 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.
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. 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.
7. The rectory is OPEN from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Please feel free to contact us by email,
8. You may tune in to our live stream masses. Live stream masses will be:
Saturday, November 28th at 5:00pm or Sunday, November 29th at 10:00am and 11:15am.
LIVE STREAM MASS Click HERE
By utilizing WeShare, our parish's online giving platform, you can ensure that our church not only survives this difficult year but thrives as a result of your dedication.
WeShare has been a blessing for our church and a vehicle by which many have been able to faithfully practice their stewardship. When you make the commitment to give a recurring gift, it enables us to budget appropriately, and move our mission forward.
Faithfully in Christ,
Msgr. Donald M. Dwyer
If you have already signed up to give a recurring gift online, thank you. If not, please sign up today. Your participation in supporting our ministries matters!
1. Click below to SIGN UP
WeSHARE - CLICK HERE
2. You can select the collection of your choice.
3. Set up your donation amount, payment type, and frequency.
Once your account information is added, donations will automatically deduct from your account. It's that easy!
Click on the attachment for an interesting exercise on today's scripture for children.
At Resurrection, the good people of our parish, have been extraordinarily generous to this life-giving appeal. We not only met our goal... we surpassed it. We also surpassed our all-time high goal of 2019!
Below, please see the letter to Msgr. Dwyer and the Church of the Resurrection
from Cardinal Timothy Dolan
3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
I want to inform you that I recently underwent left knee replacement surgery at a local hospital.
Presently, I am undergoing outpatient physical therapy at John Burke Rehabilitation Center.
Your prayers and best wishes are deeply appreciated.
I will be completely recovered before Christmas.
on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:00PM