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 7 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 2022 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!

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.

Advent Morning of Reflection:

“Eucharistic Amazement” on Saturday, December 10th, 9:00 am, Resurrection Church
Social gathering at 9:00 am, followed by songs. At 9:25 am Fr. Anthoni Jeorge will give a talk on the “Eucharist As Strength and Support in the Life and Service of Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity.” This will be followed by a small group session. At approximately at 10:15am, we will hear a second talk by Fr. Barry on the “Eucharist as an Advent Sign of the Life in Heaven at the Lord’s Table.” Then we’ll have a small group session and a closing prayer.
The morning Mass (7:30 am) followed by Adoration/Confessions will be held before.

Solemnity of Christmas

Mass Times


Christmas Eve Masses:
4:00 pm. This Mass includes the Christmas Pageant
7:00 pm. The music for this Mass will be led by the Handbell Choir
9:00 pm. The music for this Mass will be led by the Adult Choir. Carols and Readings will start at 8:30 pm

Christmas Day Masses:
7:30 am
10:30 am. The music for this Mass will be led by the French Choir
12:30 pm


Christmas Eve
 4:00 pm Mass

Christmas Day
9:00 am Mass