The Pastoral Council works in collaboration with the Pastor toward the fulfillment of the spiritual and general well-being of the parish community. The Council also makes available to the Pastor the knowledge and experience of the laity in temporal and spiritual matters pertaining to the good of the whole parish. Elections to the Pastoral Council are held annually in the spring and members are elected to a three-year term. Any registered parishioner, at least 18 years of age, is eligible to run for election. In addition, we have a pastoral youth representative who is appointed for a one-year term. If you are interested in serving on the Pastoral Council, please contact the Pastor or a current member of the Council. 

The Pastoral Council regularly meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Parish Life Center. These meetings are open to all parishioners as observers. 

The members of the Council are very interested in comments and feedback from Parishioners. Feel free to contact any of the Council Members. The Parish Council email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Photos of the members of the Pastoral Council are displayed on the bulletin board in the Commons Area of the church. 


Parish Council Minutes


January 2016 minutes

December 2015 minutes

November 2015 minutes

October 2015 minutes

September 2015 minutes

March 2015 minutes

February 2015 minutes

January 2015 minutes


Pastoral Plan Goals

  • To educate the laity to their potential, identity and responsibility as People of God.
  • To empower the members to express their needs and voice their vision.
  • To study and grow in the Word of God in our daily lives.
  • To reach out, to be inclusive, to be open and inviting within and beyond the parish and to become individually responsible for establishing community with the parish.
  • To encourage and challenge youth about our faith. 


Daily Mass
Daily Mass is preceded by the rosary. Please join members of the parish in praying the rosary each weekday morning at 8:30 a.m. prior to the Daily Mass. 

Healing Ministry
Do you know someone who is hurting - physically, emotionally, or spiritually? Resurrection Parish has teams trained in helping people experience God’s Healing Love through sessions of in-depth prayer. For more detailed information or to schedule an appointment, call Linda DeRoze at 301-384-5568. 

Prayer Group
On Monday nights, the Parish Prayer Group meets at 7:30PM in the Cry Room of the Church. We invite all to come and join us as we offer songs of praise to the Lord, listen to his word in Scripture, and petition him for our needs. The Prayer Group wants to pray for your needs and intentions. If you would like us to pray for you or others, call Tina Peachman at 240–463-7879. 

Monthly Eucharistic Adoration
Spend some time with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday of the month. Exposition takes place after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Adoration is from 9:45 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. All are invited to spend time in prayer and meditation at this time. 

Life in the Spirit Seminar
A weekend of growing closer to the Lord through a series of talks and work groups. These sessions are held annually.

Our parish youth ministry empowers youth to embrace their Catholic faith and to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today by drawing them to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community. Through faith formation gatherings, spiritual activities, service projects, athletics and social events they develop and grow in Christian discipleship and in Christian identity. The youth ministry welcomes all parish teens (and their friends) in grades 6 through 12 who attend public, catholic, private, or home school to participate in any or all of the parish youth activities scheduled through out the year. Adult volunteers and chaperones are required to complete the requirements in compliance with the Archdiocese Policy 2010. Most youth gatherings are held in the Parish Life Youth Center.

For more information and for high school youth interested in serving as core team leaders, please contact Helene Stever, Director of Youth Faith Formation, 301-236-5200 ext. 13 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Youth & Adult Leadership Team (6 through 12 Grade)
Selected youth at each grade level and adults serve a one year term from September until May. The team meets once a month. The purpose of the team is to provide vision, goals and directions for all aspects of Resurrection Youth Ministry. The team members assists the Director of Youth Faith Formation in the planning, developing and evaluating of youth activities for the youth of the parish. The team serves as advocates for the parish youth and assists them in growing in their Catholic faith. 

Middle School Youth (6th , 7th and 8th grade) activities are planned throughout the year

  • Middle School Social Events 

High School Youth

  • High School Café: Meet the second Sunday of the month 11:30 am-12:15 pm in the Youth Center. Light breakfast food served. 
  • Retreats/Lock-Ins 
  • Social/Activities 
  • Social Justice Outreach/Youth Service Work Camp 
  • Catholic Youth Conferences/Work Shops 
  • Youth leadership Opportunities 
  • Archdiocesan Youth Events 

cyo winnersCatholic Youth Organization Athletics (CYO)

Resurrection parish participates in the Archdiocese of Washington CYO basketball league. Teams from other parishes compete. Parish youth in grades 3 -12 are eligible to play on a team in their age/grade level. The parish sponsors teams for both boys and girls in tournament and non-tournament divisions. 

Resurrection parish also sponsors an instructional basketball program for children in kindergarten through second grade. 

Basketball registration is held in September. There is an opening season Blessing of Athletes and Coaches Mass. Practices begin in November. An annual Awards recognition dinner is in March. 

All parish CYO coaches are certified through the Archdiocese Office of Youth Ministry/CYO certification program. 

For more information contact: Jim Gruber at 301-879-6928 or Mike Krizmanich at 301-989-0486. For youth in grades K-2, call Rich Maltagliati at 301-384-3583. Or please visit the Archdiocese of Washington's CYO website for more information. 

Boy and Girls Scouts

Youth meet throughout the year. Scouts and Scout Leaders receive a Blessing at the Annual Scout Sunday Mass in February. For more information on Boy Scouts, contact Patti Twigg at 301-384-3847, and for Girl Scouts contact Debbie Gartland at 301-549-1779. Also, you may want to visit the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA websites. 


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