Fast and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Holy Week and Easter

Resurrection Church
Palm Sunday, March 23 & 24: Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm; Day Masses at 7:30 am, 9:00 am (downstairs), 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
Holy Thursday, March 28: Mass at 7:30 pm, followed by the transfer of the Eucharist and adoration
Good Friday, March 29: outdoor Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm; Service at 7:30 pm, with Adoration of the Cross
Easter Vigil, March 30: Mass at 7:30 pm (NO 4:00 pm Mass)
Easter Day, March 31: 7:30 am, 9:00 am (upstairs), 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
Riderwood Catholic Community
Palm Sunday, March 23: Masses at 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
Holy Thursday, March 28: Mass at 3:00 pm
Good Friday, March 29: Service at 1:00 pm
Easter Day, March 31: Masses at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions)

Fridays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (outside in the parking lot, confession house); 6:30 pm – 7:25 pm: in the church
First Saturday of each month, 7:30 am –8:30 am (inside the church – St. Nicholas Family Room)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on the first Wednesday of the month.

Best Lent Ever, via Dynamic Catholic Ministry

Lenten Bible Study: The 7 Last Words/Phrases of Jesus upon The Cross

First and third Mondays of the month
Resurrection: in the Church at 7:30 pm
Dates: February 12th & 26th, March 11th
Riderwood: Village Square card room, 2nd floor) at 2:00 pm
Dates: Feb 27, March 6 and 20 at 3:00 pm.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross is a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on earth as a man.

RESURRECTION: Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays of Lent

  • After the 9:00 am Mass (in the church or outside, if weather permits)
  • A short Way of the Cross is led and done in the pews in the Eucharistic Presence every Friday, in February and March (new practice), starting at 6:30 pm.
  • Private Way of the Cross: The location of the Way of the Cross is now in the front parking lot, with Station 1 near the Confession House.
    There are paper copies of the devotion in a clear container attached to the 1st Station cross.

RIDERWOOD CHAPEL: Stations of the Cross will be held every Lenten Thursday at 3:00 pm

The Youth-Led Stations are available any time during Lent! They can be watched on our YouTube Channel, or by clicking the video arrow on the left.

Homeless Shelter

Dates: February 25th through March 3rd
* Catholic social teaching stresses the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of each human person. Toward that end, Resurrection is participating in the Laurel Winter Shelter program in which local churches each host a group of homeless men and women for a week during the winter months.

 * Resurrection’s Homeless Week begins on Sunday, February 25th at 6:00 pm and concludes the following Sunday, March 3 at 6:30 am. After being picked up each evening at Elizabeth House in Laurel (where they receive dinner), our guests will be housed in the Amadeo Room between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:30 am each day during that week. They will be provided breakfast and a take out lunch before being transported back to Laurel each morning.
 * Thanks to all who have financially contributed, or have volunteered to contribute food or to staff the shelter or have prayed for it’s success. Thank you for your generosity and continued support of  our outreach program! 

Email or call Tina Peachman 240-463-7879 to sign up.