Our Mission and Our Staff
We believe that Jesus Christ came to reveal the fullness of God's love for us, and we continue to celebrate that love through praise, sacraments, service, and community. Learn about our mission and meet our staff.
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Making an offering of our time, talents, and treasure is an integral part of what it means to be a Christian. But at the root of everything we do is our relationship with our God. Use these resources to help strengthen your spiritual life.
News & Events
“I am the good shepherd...and I lay down my life for the sheep…and they will heed my voice.” – John 10:14-16
When you pray, do you only ask Jesus for the things that you want? Do you ever ask Him what He wants from you? How do you listen for His response? Usually, the answer is in “quiet whispers”, so take time every day, in silence, to actively listen for His response.
Our Prayers and congratulations to the children receiving their First Communion.
Lord Jesus, Bless the children coming forward to receive Holy Communion for the first time. May this day be an initial step into a life-long love of the Eucharist. Give them a hunger for this sacred food so that they turn to you for comfort, guidance and wisdom as they grow into full discipleship. Thank you for their innocence and goodness. May their hands, extended in anticipation of Your Body and Blood, inspire all of us to cherish this sacred Sacrament. Amen
Congratulations to our young people who we are sending forth
to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Laura “Catherine of Bologna” Bach
Zachery “Anthony” Coleman
Nicholas “Matthew” Gorschak
Kate “Rose of Lima” Isenberg
Trent “Sebastian” Karalfa
Emily “Therese of Lisieux” Knapp
Kate “Katharine Drexel” Knapp
Jesse “Raphael” Plowchin
Tara “Philomena” Vatavuk
Brendan “Thomas More” Veney
Spirit, strengthen these young adults with your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord. Grant that they may grow into the fullness of the stature of Christ. Fill them with the joy of your presence. Increase in them the fruit of your Spirit. Help them to experience and trust your dwelling within, so that they can count on your guidance today and every day. Show them the way to help one another become better disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing your love with our world and with each person they meet. Come, Holy Spirit! Come!
Read about Resurrection Parish's Paschal Candle
“I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne. It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.
THE 2018 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES DRIVE (formerly known as the Annual Catholic Appeal) has begun. Everyone should have received a letter in the mail from the Diocese. The Catholic Ministries Fund supports only specific ministries which are focused on: Caring for the Poor, Strengthening Families, Nurturing Our Youth and Forming Clergy and Laity. Please send all contributions to the Resurrection Parish Office. DO NOT SEND DIRECTLY TO THE DIOCESE. Make checks payable to Resurrection Church. Our “target amount” for this year is $34,284.00. Please read the diocesan letter posted on the link below concerning the Catholic Ministries Drive.
THE FOOD CLUB (formerly Cooking Club) will meet on Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 PM at Oratory Hall. This month bring a casserole or a one-pot meal of any kind that serves at least eight. All are welcome, kids too! We have over twenty people participating. Please join in the fun and share a Sunday supper!
COMMITTEE AND PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETINGS will be held on MONDAY, APRIL 23 in Resurrection Hall. Committee Meetings will be at 6:15 PM and Pastoral Council Meeting at 7:15 PM. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.
SAVE THE DATE…….Saturday, April 28, all women and girls of the Parish are invited to attend a Ladies Social, “Movin’ in the Spirit” at 1:00 PM in Resurrection Hall. Please bring a snack or dessert to share. We’ll have a lot of fun!
AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST will be held on Sunday, April 29 in Resurrection Hall from 8:00 AM until Noon sponsored by the men of the Parish and the Knights of Columbus. Adults are $6.00 and children under age 12 are $2.00. Menu will include:Scrambled Eggs, Toast & Jelly, Sausage Gravy & Biscuits, Pancakes, (maybe Waffles), Cheesy Potatoes Casserole, Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Milk & Orange Juice. Proceeds benefit the Parish through the Knights of Columbus.
ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE/ETHNIC FEST MEETING: The Activities Committee will be having a meeting regarding Ethnic Fest on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 PM at the Parish Center. The Activities Committee is requesting that the chairpersons from each section/booth (i.e. kitchen, bar, bake sale, kids games etc.) of previous Ethnic Fests be present for this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and determine the continued sustainability of our Parish’s participation in Ethnic Fest 2018.
THE LADIES’ AUXILIARY will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 PM at Resurrection Hall. The lift will be open. New members are always welcome. Hostesses for this meeting are: Mary Ann Rager, Michelle Rager, Judy Rozich, and Carol Samo.
PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS will be accepted AFTER EASTER. Please read carefully the insert attached below regarding making nominations.
CURSILLO WEEKENDS are being offered this spring. The men’s weekend began the evening of April 19 and ended on April 22. The women’s weekend will begin the evening of April 26 through April 29. The retreats are offered at St. Anne’s in Ebensburg. Cursillo retreats have transformed lives all over the world and are an excellent follow up or prelude to the Alpha course. Enrich your faith this Easter by participating in one of these meaningful weekends. For information contact Mike and Juanita Kissell at firstname.lastname@example.org
related to this year's
In today’s gospel, the Risen One appears with the greeting, “Peace be with you!” The Easter Jesus eats with the disciples in the upper room. At the funeral Mass, the community turns for spiritual nourishment to the table of the Eucharist. When a brother or sister dies, we gather to be nourished with the Bread of Life. In partaking of the body of Christ, all are given a foretaste of eternal life in the risen Lord. The priest with the community offers to the Father the sacrifice of the New Covenant and shares in the one bread and the one cup.
Order of Christian Funerals, 1998/1989, Number 7. 2018
2017, Diocese of Al1oona-Johns1own, Liturgy Office, 925 South Logan Boulevard, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania