Resurrection RC Parish
St. Joseph's ~ St. Mary's
8:00am Monday - Friday (St. Joseph's Church site)
4:00pm Saturday (St. Joseph's Church)
5:30pm Saturday (St. Mary's Church)
7:30am Sunday (St. Mary's Church)
9:15am Sunday (St. Mary's Church)
11:30am Sunday (St. Joseph's Church)
Diocesan and state guidelines will be followed.
We are now allowed 50% capacity.
To attend mass you must:
-Wear a mask
-Wait to be seated
-Enter & Exit on the Summit Street side only.
-Social distancing must be maintained
Please follow the directions of volunteer ushers and there will be hand sanitizer available at each door of the church.
BISHOP SCHARFENBERGER DISPENSES CATHOLICS OF DIOCESE OF BUFFALO FROM SUNDAY AND HOLY DAY MASS OBLIGATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THREAT.
We are now taking Mass Intention requests again.
Please stop in or call the church office.
*December 12, 2020
If you see Fr. Ivan be sure to wish him a Happy birthday.
Happy birthday, Fr. Ivan!
*December 4, 2020
Note from Fr. Ivan
This weekend we celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
"Prepare the way of the Lord" was the message of John the Baptist and the message of the Gospels. We do not enter into God's kingdom by accident or by default. It is like anything else in life, if we want something worthwhile or want to accomplish anything worth accomplishing, we need to prepare.
John the Baptist is not talking about preparing our house, or our gifts, or our meals, or our celebrations, which we always do at this time of the year and are great traditions. He is talking about preparing our hearts.
Let us all resolve to do our best throughout Advent to prepare ourselves and our hearts for the coming of our Lord Jesus at Christmas.
As you know, Fr. Bob and I have been celebrating Daily Masses and all Weekend Masses at both St. Mary's and St. Joseph's. However, I am sorry to advise you we will not be celebrating Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Masses in Church with our parish family. This was a difficult decision for us.
Most of our neighboring parishes are not celebrating Christmas Masses and we were concerned we would have very large crowds. As you know we always have standing room only at most of our Masses on this holiday and we would be unable to follow our guidelines of social distancing. We do not want to have to turn anyone away.
We will be live-streaming Mass at 4:00PM on Christmas Eve proceeded by a concert beginning at 3:40PM. We cannot bring our choir together because of the pandemic, but the usual concert will be played by our Choir Director, Mark Hoerbelt, with his daughter, Madison as featured soloist. Please join us live on Facebook or find us on YouTube or on our Parish Website: www.resurrectionbatavia.com.
We will continue our regular weekend schedule on Saturday, December 26th.
Please watch your mail in the next week as I am once again sending a letter to all our parishioners.
May the Lord continue to bless you throughout this Advent Season.
*December 1, 2020
Welcome to our new bishop, Bishop Michael William Fisher!
More information regarding our new bishop can be found on the Buffalo Diocese website here: Welcome Bishop Fisher.
*November 28 & 29
Road to Renewal: Bishop Scharfenberger's Pastoral Letter
Our Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has issued a Pastoral Letter to the Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of our diocese. The letter is being mailed to registered Catholic households as well as being made available at all of our parishes and Catholic Institutions in time for the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020. The purpose of the Pastoral Letter is to provide the spiritual foundation for our Diocesan Road to Renewal Initiative. Everyone in our diocese is encouraged to read the Pastoral Letter and to spend time reflecting and sharing with one another the significance of this call to renewal in the Diocese of Buffalo.
*November 20, 2020
There are no upcoming scheduled events.
PLEASE ONLY ONE PERSON IN THE OFFICE AT A TIME.
Thank you for your cooperation.
- Rev. Ivan R. Trujillo, Pastor
- Rev. Robert E. Waters, Sr. Parochial Vicar
- Deacon C. Thomas Casey, Deacon
- Deacon Henry Moscicki, Deacon
- Jackie Motz, Business Manager
- Matthew Dispenza, Cemetery Manager
- Mark D. Hoerbelt, Music Director
- Jason Smith, Director of Faith Formation
- Ron Chrzanowski, Outreach Director / Parish Council President