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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER


ALIVE IN CHRIST 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM


Alive In Christ Religious Education program will begin on Monday, September 17th. If you have not turned in your registration form, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!


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CONFIRMATION CEREMONY (Grade 10)


The Sacrament of Confirmation for 10th graders will be held on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00am. Archbishop Emeritus Daniel Cronin will administer the Sacrament. Letters have been mailed out to all 10th grade Confirmation Candidates. If you have not received yours, please contact the rectory office at 203-265-1694. 


Rehearsals for Confirmation will be held on Tuesday, September 25th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm (students only) and Friday, September 28th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm (students and sponsors).


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Confirmation Class Year 1 (Grade 9)

Confirmation classes will be held once a month on Sunday evenings

Session dates are listed below:

September 9th

October 14th

November 4th

December 2nd

January 6th

February 3rd

March 3rd

April 7th


Each session will begin with Mass at 5:00pm, followed by dinner 

from 5:45 - 6:15 and class from 6:15 - 7:15.


If you have not returned your registration form, please do so as soon as possible.

Thank you!


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PARISH FAMILY PICNIC


Save the date...  We will be having a parish Family Picnic on Sunday, September 16th from 11:30 - 2:00. All are invited to join us for a day of fun, food and fellowship. 

There is no charge for the picnic, but please sign up so we can plan accordingly. You can sign up by replying to this email or by filling out a form located on the bulletin tables in the vestibule. 


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PARISH BUS TRIP - MAGNANINI WINERY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018


Enjoy a day on the beautiful estate of the Magnanini Winery and Restaurant in Wallkill, New York. The day will include an hour of wine tasting with 8 of the Estate's wines along with cheese, bread, salami, sausage & polpetti.


Immediately following the tasting will be a 6 course dinner including Antipasto Casalinga, Zuppa Toscana with homemade sausage, Homemade Tagliatelle with a fresh creamy pesto sauce, Salad, Roast Veal (or) Pork (or) Chicken, Vegetable of the Day, Rosemary Potatoes, Dessert & Coffee and one bottle of wine per six people.

 

Wine will also be available to purchase. 


Live music and dancing.


The cost of the trip per person is $120.00.

The bus will leave the church parking lot at 9:15am and return approximately at 7:30pm


Please call the rectory (203) 265-1694 if you are interested. Limited space available.


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MUSIC MINISTRY

Our choir season will be starting soon. 

New members are always welcome to join.


ADULT CHOIR

The Adult Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:30 and provides music at the 10:30 Mass on Sundays from October - May.  Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, September 20th.


BELL CHOIR

The Bell Choir rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:15 beginning 

Monday, September 24th. The choir plays once a month at the 10:30 Mass October - May.


No experience is necessary. Invite a friend or bring a family member with you and try it out. If you realize it is not for you, there is no obligation to continue. For more information, please contact Joe Tatta at 203-265-1694 or josephtatta@yahoo.com


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Children's Liturgy of the Word & Choir


The Children's Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday, October 7th during the 9:00 Mass 

 At the beginning of the Mass, children will be invited to go downstairs and listen to the Scriptures proclaimed in an age-appropriate manner. While downstairs, they will participate in an activity and will learn a few songs. The children will return to the church during the Offertory and will sing the songs they have learned. All children are invited to participate. You don't have to sign-up...just come!

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION


 Eucharistic Adoration will take place on Saturday, September 1st  from 8:30am until 4:30pm. 

All are invited to spend some quiet time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. 

There is a sign-up sheet located in the vestibule.

 You are welcome to come whether or not you have signed up. 


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MEN'S LEAGUE


The Men's League meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 4th. 

All men of the parish are invited.

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ONLINE GIVING


Just a reminder..... Our parish offers the option of online giving. Parishioners are now able to give each week to the Offertory Collection by credit card or through a bank account. Capital Campaign donations/pledges can also be given online. Please see the bulletin for more more information or go to our websitewww.resurrectionct.org


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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN STATISTICS UPDATE

Registered # of Families: 1701

Families who made pledges: 638

To date we have pledges totaling $1,851,054.49

Cash in hand - $1,136,142.24

Thank you to all who have made this possible. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


Our total campaign goal is $2,050,000. 

Additional pledges are most welcome.