Catholic Social Teaching 101

The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.

Each Wednesday from October 7th through November 18th we’ll be featuring a brief CST 101 video and handout produced by catholic Relief Services on the 7 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Learn what our faith has to say about: Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Care For God’s Creation, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, Rights and Responsibilities, Call to Family, Community, and Participation and Solidarity. We are called to put our faith into action!

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.

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Care For God’s Creation

“We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of Gods creation. This environmental challenge has fundamental moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored.” ­- USCCB

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Life and Dignity of the Human Person

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is being threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. The intentional targeting of civilians in war or terrorist attacks is always wrong. Catholic teaching also calls on us to work to avoid war. Nations must protect the right to life by finding increasingly effective ways to prevent conflicts and resolve them by peaceful means. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.

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Cross Bearers

If you are interested in carrying the cross in the liturgical procession, please contact Fr. Tom Dragga.  You will be scheduled for no more than once a month at the liturgy of your choice.

Lector Workbooks

Lector’s workbooks for 2021 can be found in the Work Sacristy.  The new liturgical year begins with the 1st Sunday of Advent (November 29th).

Weekly Reflection

Join the members of our Pastoral Staff for a weekly reflection every Monday!

October 19, 2020

Hans Christian Anderson is quoted as saying “Where words fail, music speaks.” It is with this quote in mind that in lieu of me offering this week’s reflection filled with words, I offer you a reflection filled with Music. The video I invite you to watch is from Sunday, October 18th with Arco Cleveland offering a program of Strings and Showtunes as part of the 15th Anniversary Season of our Music In A Sacred Space Concert Series. It is a light-hearted program of favorite songs from familiar shows by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Claude-Michel Schonberg, John Williams and even ABBA! I hope that it will bring you as much joy as it brought me and all those who were present for the concert or watched it via the Livestream. For the next 50 minutes you won’t find sensational news or politics. You won’t find anyone trying to sell you anything or trying to change your mind. You’ll just find 4 talented local musicians doing their best (and doing it well) to brighten your day and lift you to a higher place. For, as Elton John once said: “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” I wish you all healing and joy today and every day!

Julie Tragon
Director of Music Ministry & Communications

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Returning To Public Worship

The pastoral team and staff here at Church of the Resurrection have been working hard to make our return to public worship as safe as possible. Each video contains information highlighting our new guidelines and procedures for the days ahead. You can also read our Guidelines for Returning to Public Worship to find out more!

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020 – The Music Ministry Edition

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Virtual Tour at Resurrection

Join our Pastoral Staff for an 8-week Virtual Tour of the art and architecture here at Church of the Resurrection.

Part VIII, our final installment, features Reverend Thomas Dragga, Pastor walking you through the North Ground which include our Resurrection Sign and Fountain, Courtyard, Fire Pit and Bell Tower.

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Upcoming Events

Trunk or Treat

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Seven Sacraments

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 9, 2020

The Seven Sacraments

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 9, 2020

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Christmas Giving Tree

We are pleased to announce that plans are underway for our 2020 Christmas Giving Tree!  However, due to COVID-19 related issues and the economic uncertainty, we are not able to organize the project as we’ve done in previous years. [...]

Service Day 2020 “Rough Cut”

The "rough cut" album of photos from the Resurrection-Advent Service Day has grown with the submission of more photos. We now have 314 images! To show this Google Photo album as a slide show, click on the "more options" portion [...]

This Week’s Calendar

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October 22, 2020
  • Men's Prayer Group (UR) -October 22, 2020 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am  See more details

October 23, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020
October 26, 2020
  • Mass -October 26, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am  See more details

  • Sacrament of Church Adult Ed Series - Anointing of the Sick -October 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  See more details

October 27, 2020
  • Mass -October 27, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am  See more details

  • Mass of Remembrance Rehearsal (WS) -October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  See more details

  • Red Cross Blood Drive (TH) -October 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm  See more details

  • B&G, PFC, & PPC Mtg (TH) -October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  See more details

October 28, 2020