December 6, 2020 - Sunday Bulletin Resurrection Church
Sunday, December 6, 2020 Resurrection Church Bulletin - Second Sunday of Advent
-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.
2nd Sunday of Advent
“One mightier than I is coming after me.
I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.
I have baptized you with water;
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
In today’s Gospel we hear John the Baptist contrast his baptism of repentance with the baptism that Jesus will inaugurate. John says that he has baptized with water, but that the one who is to come will baptize with the Holy Spirit. John’s baptism was not yet a Christian baptism, but a preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism through which sins are forgiven and the gift of the Holy Spirit is received.
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.
leave coats in the lobby of the church.
Below are two more
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:
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
1. You may tune in to our live stream masses. Live stream masses will be:
Saturday, December 5th at 5:00pm or Sunday, December 6th at 10:00am and 11:15am.
LIVE STREAM MASS Click HERE
1. Confessions are available Saturday, December 5th from 4 PM to 5 PM. Six foot social distancing barrier will be in the confessional.
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 Frank X. Starace.
7. We pray for the sick of our parish, especially Maria Keane.
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Click on the attachment for an interesting exercise on today's scripture for children.
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 5th and 6th 2020, The Second 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.
This week, please enjoy
Mary's YES 3-Minute Retreat.
We invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
Mary's Yes 3-Minute Retreat
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
Thank you for your prayers and best wishes on my recent knee replacement surgery. Things are going very well. See you soon.
Dear Resurrection Parishioners,
Thank you once again for your overwhelming generosity and support of this year’s POTS Thanksgiving Feast. Although different from years past, we were still able to feed over 700 hungry people on Thanksgiving Day! This was done with just a fraction of the volunteers that we normally have due to Covid restrictions.
Now, we are asking for your support for 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
The POTS Leadership Team
Tuesday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
It is not a holy day of obligation this year because of COVID.
Masses will be on Tuesday at 8:00am and 9:00am.
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.
on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1:00PM