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Parish Inclement Weather Policy

Parish Offices will be closed when the Federal Government is closed. 

Scheduled adult activities - please check with the director of your specific activity.

In an event of inclement weather or other emergencies, all parish youth activities follow the Montgomery County Public School opening/closure decision. In the event of inclement weather or emergencies following the close of the regular school day, listen to your local radio station, or log on to Montgomery County Public School, Rockville: http/www.mcps.k12.md.us/.

Also, there is the possibility under the pastor’s discretion that he will make the decision about the condition of the parish grounds, which may be different from the Montgomery County opening/closing policy and this decision is posted on the parish website. 

We, the parishioners of the Church of the Resurrection, strive to be a welcoming Christian Community as we come together to share in the Eucharist. Strengthened by our bond to Christ and one another, we accept the challenge to bring about the unity to which we are called by reaching out to others and offering them an experience of Faith, Hope and Love. In this way we proclaim the Kingdom of God.

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With the Sacrament of Confirmation, one continues his or her commitment to our Lord’s community, the Church, that began at Baptism. Just as Baptism is a personal Easter for Christians who die with Christ in the baptismal waters in order to rise with Him, Confirmation is a personal Pentecost in which the presence of God’s life-giving Spirit empowers Christians to witness to Christ. 

"Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the holy Spirit" (Acts 8:14-17).

"On several occasions Christ promised [the] outpouring of the Spirit, a promise which he fulfilled first on Easter Sunday and then more strikingly at Pentecost" (CCC 1287).

"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘sacraments of Christian initiation,' whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed'" (CCC 1285). 

At Church of the Resurrection

The sacrament of Confirmation is the third of the three sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church. Students preparing for this sacrament receive it in the spring of 8th grade, following required two years of Confirmation preparation. For children not attending a Catholic school, preparation takes place during their religious education classes.

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So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is

love. (1 Cor 13:13)

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In the Sacrament of Marriage, a man and woman vow to love and honor each other all the days of their lives. Preparation for the sacrament of marriage focuses on helping you live the vows that will be exchanged at the wedding. Before you reserve any reception hall or hire a band, please talk to the pastor or one of the deacons of the parish. We will help you prepare to live together as husband and wife all the days of your lives.

For more information, you may view the video "Saying I Do...What Happens at a Catholic Wedding" presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Parish Requirements:

1. The bride or groom (or a member of their family) should be registered, active parishioners of the Church of the Resurrection.

2. A minimum of 6 months is needed to prepare for the wedding. 

3. Saturday weddings need to be concluded by 3:00 pm.

For more information on policies and guidelines, see the Church of the Resurrection Wedding Handbook.  If you have any questions you can contact Deacon David Suley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the sacrament of apostolic ministry."

"Ordination" comes from the Latin word ordinatio, which means to incorporate someone into an order. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Christ, at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate. 

For Archdiocese of Washington information:





"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.' Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins." (Mt 26:26-28)

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'" (CCC 1322-1323)

At Church of the Resurrection
The Archdiocese of Washington requires a two-year preparation in anticipation of receiving the sacrament of First Eucharist. At Resurrection, students begin their religious education in first grade and conclude with the celebration of First Eucharist in May of the second grade year. First Eucharist Preparation is required and takes place in our Religious Education program. If a child is older (3rd grade through HS) and has not received Baptism, First Eucharist and or Confirmation please contact Helene Stever, Director of Youth Faith Formation, to enroll in our Special Sacramental classes for older students (RCIC)

You may have your contributions to the parish automatically transferred from your checking account. Your contributions will continue even if you are away for a week or two. You can have once a month or twice a month deductions.  If you would like to have your donations automatically transferred from your checking account each month, there is an Electronic Giving Form that you can fill out and send in to make that happen. Please attach a voided check and return to the office.

Reflection on Offertory Letter and Commitment form.

Why Use Envelopes?
Every week, the parish office receives requests from parishioners who need a letter stating that they are members of this parish and they attend regularly.  

They ask for these letters in order to:

1.  Have their child attend a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington

2.  Be a godparent at Baptism

3.  Be a sponsor at Confirmation

4.  Have their child baptized at a different parish

5.  Other reasons including making your offertory donation with cash

We've even had to send a letter to another diocese so that a person could be buried in a Catholic cemetery. If you have forgotten the envelopes that we send every two months, then there are blank envelopes in the Commons area for you to use. 

Church of the Resurrection's Annual Report and Budget
Fiscal Year 2013-2014