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Resurrection Church Paint Party

Dear Parishioner,

I Invite you to a painless, workless and timeless paint party. Our Church ceilings haven’t seen a coat of paint since the church was built in 1953 with the first Mass in the new building on Easter Sunday.

To have this paint party, I ask your help in accomplishing this task. […]

Calling All Vendors

Resurrection Church is looking for Vendors for their Christmas boutique.

Christmas Boutique Sunday – December 4, 2011 10:00am – 6:00pm

Table space 30$ per table For reservations please call Phyllis 917-385-5735

NY Daily News on Church Reorganization

No new news as of now with the brooklyn church reorganization. This is all news we already knew but it is a good reminder that Resurrection Church and every church is on the table.

Basically the church may have to close some locations due to lack of attendance and some financial woes.

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Gerritsen Beach 9/11 Memorial Video

Gerritsen Beach 9/11 Memorial

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Tribute in Light - From Gerritsen Beach

Gerritsen Beach paid their respects to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 yesterday at Larry Veling Field. The memorial went well into the dark with everyone sharing stories, tears, and prayers.

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Register for Resurrection Religious Education

Please remember to register for CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine), Resurrection Religious Education program for the 2010-2011 term. Here are the dates and times you can register in the religious education office:

Tuesday, June 1st 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m Wednesday, June 2nd 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m. Thursday, June 3rd 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, […]

Bob Rossi Passed Away

Bob Rossi, a long-time pillar of Resurrection Church and the Knights of Columbus passed away on May 1st as a result of an apparent heart attack.

I regret to inform you that Mr. Bob Rossi passed away today. He served as a Eucharistic Minister, Usher, and Sacristan at Resurrection Parish. Bob will be […]

Update: Resurrection May Be In Danger of Closing

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Again, let me state this very clearly: Resurrection Church is not closing – but lets be real it’s “on the table”.

Every parish in the diocese is currently engaged in a strategic planning process with the bishop. The “Christ Jesus, Our Hope – Diocesan Strategic Planning for Parishes” plan is to evaluate the current status of local parishes for the long term stability of the church.  Meaning… closings of churches are “on the table” – across the board – across the diocese.

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All churches have very low attendance, and there seems to be a lot of different reasons for the low attendance, but according to the report some factors include “demographic shifts, small and large from the migration of many Catholics away from the Northeast to changes in ethnic groups within certain neighborhoods.”

The Bishop does not want what happened to schools in their decision of closing to happen to churches.  To that end, he is making everyone alert to what is going on.

Some churches cannot support themselves because they are either in poor areas and are not being supported by parishioners, so the diocese has been subsidizing them.  Some are receiving up to 40%. Selling church property is not an option, Real estate will probably go back up.  Some churches are very close in proximity and some have very high maintenance costs and falling apart.

The bishop has appointed a committee to go to the churches and evaluate buildings, structure, cost efficiency, maintenance. They are also looking at the “sacramental life” of the church e.g. baptisms, weddings, communions, confirmations etc.

As far as Resurrection goes, the buildings are in very good condition, and they do have the leasing of the school building as a steady source of income.
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Resurrection Church May Be in Danger of Closing

Nobody freak out and read what I am writing clearly: Resurrection Church – is not closing – at least not just yet.

Apparently, there was a meeting last week held by Father Farrell and it came out that Resurrection Church (constructed in 1953) may have to close their doors because of low attendance.

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Golden Honors those of Irish Heritage

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State Senator Martin J. Golden honored local leaders in conjunction with the celebration of Irish Heritage Month on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Knights of Columbus on Nostrand Avenue.

The honorees included:

  • Mark Cranston, Retired from NYC Department of Corrections and Current Chief of Staff of New Jersey State Department of Corrections
  • Father Dennis J. Farrell, Pastor, Resurrection Church
  • Ellen McHugh, Lead Coordinator, New York City Office, Parent to Parent New York State
  • Larry Morrish, Community Activist, Founding Member, Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Brooklyn Blue Feather Mascot Stolen

A few weeks ago, someone stole the Brooklyn Blue Feather School mascot, a 5 foot stuffed giraffe. The giraffe is was placed outside the office on the first floor. The giraffe is especially import ant for these kids because it was a welcoming sight when the kids come in first thing in the […]