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, April 1 & 2: Vigil Mass at 4:00 pm; Day Masses at 7:30 am, 9:00 am (downstairs), 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
Holy Thursday, April 6: Mass at 7:30 pm, followed by the transfer of the Eucharist and adoration
Good Friday, April 7: outdoor Stations of the Cross at 3:00 pm; Service at 7:30 pm, with Adoration of the Cross
Easter Vigil, April 8: Mass at 7:30 pm (NO 4:00 pm Mass)
Easter Day, April 9: 7:30 am, 9:00 am (upstairs), 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
Riderwood Catholic Community
Palm Sunday: Mass at 9:00 am & 2:00 pm
Holy Thursday, April 6: Mass at 3:00 pm
Good Friday, April 7: Service at 1:00 pm
Easter Day, April 9: 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); 6:45 pm – 7:25 pm: in the church (the confessor will be in the big family room off the Commons for kneeling or seated confession)
First Saturday of each month, 8:00 am –9:00 am (inside the church – St Nicholas Family Room)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on the first Wednesday of the month, in April it will start at 1:45 pm and go until 3:00 pm in the side chapel.

Best Lent Ever, via Dynamic Catholic Ministry

Lenten Preaching: Kerygma, Our Core Catholicism

Women’s Lenten Bible Study

Join Us for a Women’s Lenten Bible Study starting February 21st.
We’ll meet Tuesdays During Lent. Morning group will meet 9:45 – 11 am and Evening group will meet 7 to 8:15 pm in the Youth Center.

Encountering Christ is a simple-format, six week Bible Study based on Jesus’ words and actions in the New Testament. This six-week Bible study was written by Joan Watson, a Catholic speaker, writer, and podcaster. Each week of the Bible study is focused on a short scripture passage from the New Testament. Books are just $10 and available either after Mass or at the Parish Office. We have 20 books and after those are taken, participants will need to order their own copy.
Email us  to register and for more information.

“Come Walk with Me” Eucharist Evening

Join Irish Tenor Mark Forrest and the clergy of the parish for a Lenten Night of Prayer with music, meditations and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The “Come Walk with Me” Eucharist Evening Program is Sunday March 12 at 4 p.m.  No Tickets or Rsvp. required; a Love Offering for the presenter is appreciated.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, awarded full scholarships to study music, and educated at The Catholic University of America, Mark could allow his exceptional talent to take him world wide with Broadway touring companies. But he is committed to his own family and to his life’s work sharing his music through The Faith and Family Foundation. Mark Forrest’s “song” is The Faith and Family Foundation, an organization he and his wife Muriel, founded in 1999 to support and encourage individuals and families with special needs.

Hallow’s Pray40

Choose to make this Lent most transformative by joining Hallow’s Pray40 community challenge with millions of Catholics around the world journeying through the Imitation of Christ. Find out more by clicking here. It is a free program.

Hallow’s Pray40 Challenge is the largest virtual prayer event in the world, with hundreds of thousands of Catholics praying together every day leading up to Easter. And this Lent, exclusively on Hallow, you’ll be led in prayer by world-famous Catholics, including actors Mark Wahlberg, Jonathan Roumie from The Chosen, and Jim Caviezel from The Passion of the Christ, host of the Bible in a Year podcast Fr. Mike Schmitz, and Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza!

Bible Fellowship Program

First and third Mondays of the month
Resurrection: March 6 and 20 at 7:15 pm (songs); 7:30 pm (Bible Study)
Riderwood chapel: Feb 27, March 6 and 20 at 3:00 pm.
The bi-monthly Fellowship starts with praise songs, followed by bible study and discussion.


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.

FOOD Pantry

The Resurrection Food Pantry is in need of volunteers. For over 20 years, Resurrection has operated its Food Pantry to help our neighbors in need. That need continues. In the past, our parishioners have been very generous, supporting the pantry with donations of food and funds. Those donations are still needed, but we also need parishioners to volunteer by donating their time to prepare the food bags and also to distribute them.
There will be a sign-up sheet in the Commons the weekends of March 12th and March 19th.
Starting Tuesday, April 5th, food distribution will be every Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 pm. Volunteers should arrive at the church office at 5:45 pm. Food bag preparation will be every Tuesday morning; food bag preparation volunteers should be available from 9:45-11:00 am. A volunteer for either food bag preparation or food bag distribution does not need to volunteer every Tuesday. Once a month should be sufficient.