Advent Confessions

Confessions at the Resurrection parking lot (Greencastle Road side) Fridays, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Riderwood Chapel
There will be an Advent Penance Service on Wednesday, December 6 at 2:00 pm.

Advent Activities

Food Pantry: Donate to help fight local hunger

From now until December 4th, bring your donated food items (listed below) to the Rev. Robert Keffer Parish Life Center (PLC) or in the commons of the church. Please try to purchase your donation in a case or bulk (extra items can be used for the Food Pantry or Christmas Food Bags). Financial donations are welcome. Please make check payable to Resurrection with Christmas Food Drive 2023 in the memo line. 

List of Food Items to donate:

Canned Vegetables, Cranberry Sauce, Canned Yams or Sweet Potatoes,
Roll/Muffin/ or Bread Mix; Gravy (jars, cans or boxed); Instant Potatoes
Pie Crust Mix; Pie Filling; Stuffing Mix; Cookie M

C-4 Toy Drive

C-4 will be distributing toys for Christmas this year! The Women’s Ministry will collect new and unwrapped toys and deliver to C-4. We will collect donations until December 3rd. Please leave donations in the Commons area or the parish office. Please donate new and un-wrapped toys for a child, ages 1-12. ($15-$20 is a good price range.) Specific ideas include: baby dolls, pre-school toys, Barbies, stuffed animals, arts and crafts, dress-up sets, nail kits, purses and perfumes for pre-teens, balls (football, soccer, basketball), sports equipment and games, trucks and cars (electronic, remote, and regular), electronic games, pajama sets, and books. Please call or text Kelly Maltagliati 240-832-6157 with any questions. Thank you and God bless!

Christmas Memorial and Tribute Flowers

The parish is sponsoring donations toward the purchase of flowers for Christmas decorations. The donations are made in the memory of or as a tribute to a loved one. This is a beautiful way
to remember those whom we love and cherish during this season.
Forms will be in the Commons and at the parish office. Please complete the form and turn it in to the main office, along with your donation, by 12:00 pm Monday, December 11th, 2023. The
suggested donation is $10.00. Cash or check is accepted (checks should be made out to “Church of the Resurrection,” and please write “Christmas Flowers” in the memo line.) Please write as clearly as possible, in UPPERCASE letters, and in print (NO CURSIVE). Any names on forms and donations received AFTER Monday, December 11th will not be printed in the Christmas weekend bulletin.

PLEASE NOTE: All donation checks received after Monday, December 11th will be considered a donation to the church.

Fourth Sunday of Advent – schedule changes

This year, the 4th Sunday of Advent (December 24) is also Christmas Eve. There will be NO 9:00 am Mass at Resurrection.
At Riderwood, the 2:00 pm Mass will be the Vigil Mass for Christmas.

Solemnity of Christmas

Mass Times


Christmas Eve Masses:
4:00 pm. This Mass includes the Christmas Pageant
6:00 pm. The music for this Mass will be led by the Handbell Choir
8:30 pm. The music for this Mass will be led by the Adult Choir.

Christmas Day Masses:
10:30 am. The music for this Mass will be led by the French Choir
12:30 pm


Christmas Eve
 2:00 pm Mass

Christmas Day
9:00 am Mass

No Mass at 2:00 pm

Christmas Pageant (2020)

Fellowship program

There are a few things that best compliment a Catholic’s life of attending Mass. Here’s a short list:
1. Being in a Prayer & Praise time together with others at church.
2. Being in a Bible study, led by a trained clergyman.
3. Being in a small, faith-sharing group.
All of these encompass what we are calling the Fellowship meeting at our parish. You do all three in a 100-minute time frame.

Riderwood 1st & 3rd Monday Fellowship: the fellowship meeting will take place at 3:00 pm in the chapel.
Resurrection 1st & 3rd Monday fellowship: the fellowship meeting will take place at 7:00 pm in church.