Volume 17 Issue 1 The Newsletter of Resurrection Catholic Church February 2009
Thomas More Team celebrates 40th anniversary
Will again lead Resurrection’s biennial retreat
March 29 - April 2
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Thomas
More Center and their retreat ministry. Their team,
consisting all these years later of veteran retreat masters
NEW PARISHIONERS Fr. Mike Champlin, O.P., Fr. Nick Punch, O.P, and Sr.
Joan Bukrey, O.S.F., will celebrate their milestone
Rick & Susan Becker
anniversary and lead us in our biennial parish retreat on
Sun., March 29 through Thurs., April 2.
Daniel & Pamela Berthiaume Since this year is also ‘the Year of St. Paul’ in the Fr. Mike, Sister Joan, Fr. Nick
Brett, Beau & Blake Catholic Church and since every year is ‘the year of Our
Lord,’ our theme is Year of Paul, Life in Our Lord. This year’s retreat
Tom & Ellen Buck promises to be very different from others with a new approach and new material.
Nate & Jamie Clark The evening sessions will focus on St. Paul and the morning sessions will
Brady & Ryan be based on insights from the book, Jesus Today: A Spirituality of Radical
Freedom by Fr. Albert Nolan, a Dominican priest from South Africa, who played
Karen Fusaro a significant role in the church’s struggle against apartheid. Resurrection has
Teresa Galarneau copies of the book available in our main office for $15. The book is not required
for attendance at the retreat, but comes highly recommended by the team and
Paul & Mary Jeanne will enrich your retreat experience.
Giammattei Otherwise, there is no cost for attending the retreat. Feel free to pick and
John & Donna Miller choose and come to the sessions that fit best into your schedule. All other
parish meetings that week will be cancelled or postponed. Childcare will also be
available during all sessions.
The schedule for the week is as follows;
Sunday, March 29
5:00 pm Dinner in Morrow Hall
6:00 pm Fr. Nick on the “Life and Teachings of St. Paul”
Nick, Joan, Mike, “Our Favorite Passages” (Mike, conversion,
Joan, 1 Cor. 13 “Love”, Nick, Eph cc.1,2)
Monday, March 30
9:00 am Mass
9:45 am Fr. Nick on “The Signs of Our Times”
6:00 pm Dinner in Morrow Hall
7:00 pm Sr. Joan on “St. Paul and Women”
Tuesday, March 31
9:00 am Mass
9:45 am Fr. Mike on “Jesus’ Spirituality”
6:00 pm Dinner in Morrow Hall
Pastoral Council 7:00 pm Communal Pauline Lenten Penance Service
2008-2009 Wednesday, April 1
Chris Barrett - 297-5530 9:00 am Mass
Peter Benosky - 721-4388 9:45 am Sr. Joan on “Personal Transformation Today”
Judi Britt - 721-0187 6:00 pm Dinner in Morrow Hall
Alex Ernandes - 721-0179 7:00 pm Fr. Mike on “Paul and Personal Resurrection, Death, &
Carolyn Labas - 890-8665 Grief”
Mark Koch—297-0975 Sr. Joan & Fr. Nick on “St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians”
Chuck Murphy—721-0252 Thursday, April 2
John Parrish—721-7379 9:45 am Fr. Mike, Fr. Nick, and Sr. Joan on “Jesus and the
Carol Traen - 721-2814
Experience of Oneness”
Jeanne Wagoner - 297-4243
Dave Wilmesher - 721-1869
6:00 pm Dinner in Morrow Hall
7:00 pm Closing Mass with Anointing of the Sick
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For what are you looking?
What are your goals? For whom or what are you looking?
St. Jerome Emiliani, whose feast day we recently celebrated on Feb. 8, wrote to his
brothers in religious community, “Our goal is God, the source of all good.”
Pretty simple, basic, straightforward, and, I would suggest, applicable to all of us
believers. But not easy. It’s not easy to truly make that, i.e. God, my goal if and when I have a
multitude of other goals.
This Lent, our theme at Resurrection, our song, our challenge is “Seek the Lord.” And that is perhaps
another way of saying “our goal is God.”
During Lent, we deny ourselves and our desires and we die to self in order to fill ourselves with God Who
is our Goal, receiving God through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Our season of seeking the Lord begins with Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25. Our one Mass with distribution of
ashes will be at 9:00 am. Francis of Assisi in Rocky Mount will have a 7:00 pm Mass. Also at 7:00 pm
Resurrection will be hosting the annual Inter-Faith Ash Wednesday service with distribution of ashes.
We’ll seek the Lord in a special way on with Stations of the Cross at 11:00 am on all the Fridays of Lent
except Fri., March 6, when we are hosting the annual World Day of Prayer at 10:00 am. On that date, booklets for
praying the Stations of the Cross individually will be available from 12 noon to 4:00 pm. So that those unable to
attend church during the weekday hours might have an opportunity to pray the Stations, we’re offering 7:00 pm
Stations of the Cross on the first Friday of Lent, Feb. 27, and on the last Friday before Holy Week, April 3.
Of course, we’ll be seeking the Lord in the Eucharist on the Thursdays of Lent at 11:00 am, except for the
week of the Parish Retreat, when we’ll celebrate Eucharist Mon., March 30 through Wed., April 1 at 9:00 am, and
on Thurs., April 2 at 7:00 pm with Anointing of the Sick.
In our Lenten Communal Penance Service on Tues., March 31 at 7:00 pm, we’ll be seeking the Lord’s
peace and pardon.
The “Little Black Books” from the Diocese of Saginaw will be available before Lent begins for your daily
prayer, daily seeking of the Lord, throughout the season of Lent.
The older we get, the more we realize and embrace that “our goal is God.” This vision and direction may
become more real and true for us in this season of joyful penitence and penitential joy. CB
Construction of Columbarium to begin soon
After two years of prayer, study, families choosing cremation and with individuals who have committed to
consultations with numerous the current national and global trend the purchase of niches.
councils and committees, a parish towards columbaria, Resurrection More information regarding
survey, and many revisions to the will soon be offering this option for prices and other columbarium details
plan, on Feb. 10 our parish interment. will be announced in the near future.
submitted a proposal to the Construction may begin as Special thanks are in order to the
Diocesan Building and Renovation soon as March. Loren Brown, the Columbarium Committee chaired by
Committee for the construction of a stonemason who built our grotto to Bud Suess and including Dale
columbarium. the Blessed Mother, will be our Whiteis, Peter Benosky, Carol and
Within four days of submission contractor. The columbarium wall Ray Traen, and Barbara Babiak.
we received official approval from will be made of the same stones as This columbarium promises to
Msgr. Tom Shreve, chairman of the the grotto, taken from the same be a beautiful addition to our
commission, who reported that they quarry. It will flank the grotto in the landscape (Mr. Brown says, “It will
were “very complimentary” of the labyrinth area of the cemetery. It will be a masterpiece”). It will be an
renderings created by Peter initially have one unit for 48 niches important and helpful addition to the
Benosky. with additional units of 48 to be options offered for interment. And it
In case you missed it in all the added over time. constitutes very good long-range
months of discussion here at RCC The project will be paid for with planning and stewardship of our
(!), a columbarium is a vault with cemetery funds and other parish natural resources.
niches for urns containing ashes of funds, all of which would be Praise God from Whom all
the dead. With a significant increase recouped through the sales of blessings flow. CB
in the number of Resurrection niches. Currently, there are 22
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As we conclude our very
Holy Week at Resurrection engaging study of “Angels of God,” the
study of angels in Scripture, we are
now gearing up for our next series to
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion be conducted during the Easter
We celebrate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem to accomplish His Season.
paschal mystery. Palms are distributed and blessed. With this being Year B in the
The Gospel of the Passion of the Lord is read. lectionary cycle of Scripture Readings,
Eucharist - Sat., April 4, 5:00 pm - Sun., April 5, 4:-00 pm i.e. the year for the frequent readings
from Mark’s Gospel, we have decided
Holy Thursday to focus on Mark.
We praise God in the prayers and readings of the Liturgy of the Hours The Gospel according to Mark
and we send forth our Ministers of Holy Communion to visit the sick. was the earliest of the four gospels,
Thursday, April 9, 11:00 am dating back to around 60 AD. So it is,
in many ways, ‘primary material’ and
We celebrate the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. foundational for the whole New
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm Testament. It’s also the shortest
Good Friday We will be using a commentary
We pray the Office of Readings and Morning Prayer. on the Gospel according to Mark from
Friday, April 10, 11:00 am the New Collegeville Bible
Commentary Series published by the
We individually walk and pray, in silence, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville,
the Stations of the Cross. Minnesota. Cost of the text is $7.
Friday, April 10, between 11:30 am and 5:00 pm To sign up for the course and the
(at your convenience) book, please contact Chris before
We gather with our brothers and sisters of other Christian faiths March 31. Our discussion meetings
will be held on six consecutive
for the annual ecumenical Good Friday service.
Thursday mornings, which will be held
Friday, April 10, 1:00 pm from April 16 through May 21, from
Bethlehem United Methodist Church 9:45-10:45 am.
We celebrate the Lord’s Passion with the Liturgy of the Word,
the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.
Friday, April 10, 7:00 pm Grief Support
Holy Saturday Our parish experienced an
We recall the mystery of Christ’s descent into hell in Morning Prayer, inordinate number of deaths in 2008.
and we observe the custom of blessing food for Easter. You may remember the calling of 24
Saturday, April 11, 11:00 am names at our annual remembrance of
the dead at the beginning of
Alleluia! We celebrate the Mass of the Easter Vigil November. As Christians, we sorrow
with the Light Service, Liturgy of the Word, and Eucharist. with one another in our sorrow. We try
Saturday, April 11, 8:00 pm to be of support in times of grief.
Four of our local congregations,
RCC, Trinity Ecumenical, Bethlehem
Easter Sunday Methodist, and Epworth Methodist, will
We celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord with two be collaborating on a morning retreat
morning Masses on our parish’s for those who are grieving the loss of
Patronal Feast Day. a loved one (either recently or long
Sunday, April 12, 9:00 am and 11:00 am ago). The retreat is scheduled for
(followed by Easter egg hunts!) Wed., April 29, at Trinity Ecumenical
More details, including time and
registration information, will be made
available in the weeks ahead. For
your information, it is our plan to
explore during the retreat the
possibility of establishing an on-going
grief support group, for either short or
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Angel Tree Many of the needy children in our area woke up to find surprises under the
tree on Christmas morning due to the generosity of RCC parishioners. This was our first year
to participate in the Angel Tree program to benefit children who are registered with Lake
Christian Ministries. Fourteen Angel Trees were placed at various locations in the area
including churches, post offices, and businesses. The Angel Tree at Resurrection was very
well received. We were able to fill requests for 140 children. Each Angel card on the tree
listed at least 4 gifts for that child, so this was a very significant contribution on the part of our parish.
Jim Gerhart, Outreach Committee.
Parish Council Volunteer Breakfast On Sun., Jan.
23, the Pastoral Council and Resurrection staff prepared
and served a delicious breakfast for the many volunteers
who have so unselfishly contributed their time and talents
to missions and service of others. Chris Barrett opened
the breakfast with a prayer and then over 130 volunteers
were served pancakes, eggs, cooked apples, and
sausage. It was a fantastic time with everyone enjoying
the food and fellowship. It appears that this may become
an annual event! If you were unable to attend this year,
please accept our thanks for all that you do. We have a great church family!
Bulletin Ads Many thanks to all who run ads in our church bulletin. It may not be widely known, but these ads bring
in $4,500.00 to $4,700.00 in revenue annually. This pays for the bulletin paper and inserts with some left over for
operating expenses. When you utilize the services of an advertiser, please inform them that you saw their ad in the
bulletin and thank them. Anyone interested in being on a waiting list for an ad please call Delmer Bailey, Bulletin Ad
Chair at 297-3519.
Lake Christian Ministries The recent holiday season left LCM gasping for breath! We began at Thanksgiving when
225 Thanksgiving meals were contributed to our clients. We worked two remote pantries which contributed food to
nearly 70 more area families. And right on the heels of those, we provided 200 plus bags of food for the Christmas
holiday to families who came to pick up children’s toys. We are so fortunate to be part of such a giving community who
helped make all of this possible. January found us running even faster to keep up with the growing list of clients. We
plan to add yet another remote pantry beginning in February. Needless to say, we ask that you think of LCM when you
are grocery shopping or pulling out your checkbook! Even though the holidays have come and gone, our less-fortunate
neighbors still need to eat every day. We send a huge thank you for your generous support.
Benefit Concert by Carmel Vaden (BYOPB) Carmel Vaden, accomplished vocalist,
recording artist, and Resurrection parishioner, will be featured in a benefit concert for SML
Good Neighbors on Sun., March 8. at 5:30 pm. The concert will be held in Morrow Hall where
she will present a musical review of a variety of songs. BYOPB (bring your own picnic
basket) with your favorite food and drink and dine with friends, relax and enjoy the songs.
Carmel will be accompanied on several selections by guitarist Don Larson. There is no
charge for admission, but all proceeds from the free-will offering will benefit SML Good
Neighbors. Reservations are requested. Call 297-7262 or 297-4243. For more information,
Job Opportunity Resurrection is seeking a part-time Coordinator of Youth Education and Ministry to start July 1,
2009. Responsibilities include administration of all catechetical programs for children and youth and coordination of bi-
annual inter-generational gatherings, volunteers, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, and Nursery. Required is at
least 3 years experience in Christian Formation as a catechist and sufficient studies in theology, Christian education
and Scripture, a thorough knowledge of contemporary and traditional Church teachings and of current Christian
Formation programs and approaches. Candidate must also have abilities in administration, working with volunteers,
programming, and collaboration in addition to strong communication and computer skills. Candidate must be a Catholic
in good standing with an active commitment to ministry with youth. Application deadline is March 21, 2009. Applicants
should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Chris Barrett, 15353 Moneta Rd., Moneta, VA 24121 or email same to
Soup and Study on “Grandparenting” Immediately after Mass on Sun., March 1 (approx. 5:00 pm), RCC’s popular
“Soup and Study” gathering will present a favorite subject for many in our parish - “Grandparenting.” Several
parishioners will get the ball rolling with a few stories and insights followed by both small and large group discussion.
Please sign up in the church office to bring a soup or dessert. Or, if you are unable to provide any food, come anyway.
All are welcome.
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Youth Faith Formation
RCC Hosts Youth Event “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
On Fri., Jan. 16, the RCC high school youth hosted the teens from Holy Name of Mary and St. Victoria’s
parishes as they explored the worlds of contemporary music and praise music. Organized by Tara and Jon
Holcomb, the 20 teens and their adult advisors reviewed lyrics to current songs and discussed their messages
as compared to that of our Christian faith.
The youth readily opened up to familiar songs such as “If I were a Boy” by Beyonce, “Love Lockdown” by
Kanye West, and “Gotta Be Somebody” by Nickleback. With discussion questions provided by Catholic resource
Anna Scally of Cornerstone Media and current videos, everyone eagerly joined in sharing.
The evening concluded with youth singing praise and contemporary songs and a meal of hoagies thanks to
“No Bologna.” S’mores were a special treat.
Thanks Tara and Jon for a wonderful experience.
Confirmation: Receiving the Spirit
Youth in Grades 10 and 11 will be attending retreats in preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of
Confirmation which will be held at Holy Cross in Lynchburg on Thurs., April 30 at 7:00 pm. Six 11th Graders, led
by Chris Barrett, expect to be confirmed, while five 10th Graders, under the direction of Debbie Buccola, are
completing their first year of the two-year preparation program. Please keep all in your prayers.
Second Graders Continue Sacrament Preparation
Under the direction of Jo-Ann Ernandes, eight 2nd Grade students will receive the Sacrament of
Reconciliation for the first time on Feb. 21. They will receive First Eucharist at the 5:00 pm Mass on Sat., April
25. Please keep them in your prayers.
YFF Supports Haiti
Throughout the year our youth
donate their “Pennies from Heaven for Haiti”
in support of the Home of the Daughters of
God in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In preparation
for the Haiti Mission Team’s annual visit, our
youth presented $567.59 to Terry Jones and
Bob Flynn. After their return from visiting the
girls, Bob and Terry shared their experiences
with our children.
Girls at the Foyer des Filles de Dieu with Patsy Smart, Bob Flynn and Terry Jones.
“Souper Bowl” is Super
Thanks to the generosity of our parish and the efforts of
our youth, Resurrection donated $275 and many cans of soup
to Lake Christian Ministries. This brings our five-year total to
$2,921 and 1,493 cans of soup!
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
CLOW will NOT meet on Palm Sunday or Easter Vigil.
Many thanks to Marilyn Alcorn and Peg Hinners for helping
out with CLOW. Substitutes are so very important to this
ongoing ministry! Annie Murphy
“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he
will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Youth Faith Formation kicked off Advent with a Saturday
morning of crafts, games and snacks.
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Peripheral Artery Disease: What you need to know
about symptoms, control, and treatment Health Fair
On Mon., March 23, from
Peripheral artery disease be indicated. 9:30 am to 12 noon,
(PAD), also known as peripheral The more risk factors you Resurrection will be hosting a
vascular disease, is a circulatory have the greater chance of Health Fair. This is your chance
disorder that typically affects your developing PAD. to get many different health-
lower extremities. PAD is a result • If you smoke you are four related screenings all at one
of plaque (a combination of fat, times more likely to get PAD. time in one
cholesterol and other substances) • African Americans are twice place!
which has built up in your arteries as likely to develop PAD. Free
then narrows and hardens the • Age increases the likelihood screenings
passageway where blood flows to of getting PAD (5% for those are: vision,
your arms and legs. 50 and above, 12-20% for hearing, blood
If you have PAD, it is very those 65 or above). sugar, foot
likely that you will have • Diabetics, individuals with assessments,
arthrosclerosis (thickening and high blood pressure, heart balance testing, physical therapy
hardening of arterial vessels as a disease, and high cholesterol strength testing, skin analyzers,
result of plaque buildup). You will have increased risk for PAD. and varicose vein analysis.
also have a six to seven times Treatment options include A cost of $23.00 will be
increased risk of a heart attack, controlling the risk factors. assessed for the cholesterol
stroke or TIA (mini stroke). • Stop smoking screening. You must pre-
A person presenting with • Keep your blood pressure, register for this test with Tami.
PAD may have no symptoms. blood sugars, and cholesterol There will also be door
However, about 10% have levels under control. prizes, light refreshments and
intermittent claudication (muscle • Mild and regular exercise can much more! Take advantage
pain when doing activities which be beneficial. of this opportunity. Call or email
will go away after a few minutes • Your doctor may prescribe an Tami for more information.
of rest). There may also be pain aspirin or Plavix to help
while walking or at rest. In some prevent blood clots.
cases there may be severe pain • A drug called Pletal helps
and numbness. Other symptoms increase the blood flow and
include painful cramping in your prevents blood clots by Parish Nurse
thighs, hips or calves, leg widening the vessels. Schedule
numbness or weakness, coldness • Surgery such as angioplasty
in your lower foot especially (where a hollow tube is Resurrection — 297-5530
compared with the other foot, inserted with a balloon to help Tuesday & Thursdays
sores on your toes, heels or legs open up the vessel), by-pass 9:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
that will not heal, changes in the surgery (a method that uses a Wednesday mornings
color in your legs (legs/feet will vessel or synthetic material to Trinity —721-4330
become pale when raised or a bypass the obstructed area) Mondays and Fridays
blue or red coloring of the foot), may be necessary to restore 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
hair loss on feet and legs, and blood flow. Wednesday afternoons
changes in your toenails. • If a clot has obstructed the Emergencies may cause me to
Individuals with PAD may be circulation, thrombolytic be out of the office at posted times.
more at risk for infection. If therapy (a drug is injected into Please call first or make an
circulation becomes completely the artery to dissolve a clot) appointment.
blocked (severe pain, cold and may be used. Thanks,
blue extremities) it indicates a See me for more information. Tami Akin
medical emergency (call 911). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unless the blood supply is
restored quickly, amputation may
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World Day of Prayer
Friday, March 6—10:00 am
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of
Christian women of many traditions who come together
• Chest Pain Do you know if to observe a common day of prayer each year, and
you are having a cardiac who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship
event? Do women and men in prayer and service.
experience the same kind of • It is a movement initiated and carried out by
chest pain? Learn about chest women in more than 170 countries and regions.
pain and what to do if it occurs. • It is a movement symbolized by an annual day of celebration – the first
Thurs., Feb. 26, 10:30 am to Friday of March – to which all people are welcome.
12 noon • It is a movement which brings together women of various races,
Trinity Ecumenical Parish cultures, and traditions in closer fellowship, understanding, and action
Guest Speaker Dr. David throughout the year.
Aligood from Bedford Through World Day of Prayer, women around the world
Memorial Hospital/Carilion • affirm their faith in Jesus Christ
Clinic. • share their hopes and fears, their joys and sorrows, their opportunities
Call Tami to register at and needs
721-4330 or 297-5530 or email Through World Day of Prayer, women are encouraged
email@example.com. • to become aware of the whole world and no longer live in isolation
• Alzheimers Support Group • to be enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries
Mon., March 2, 3:00 pm and cultures
Trinity Ecumenical Parish. • to take up the burdens of other people and pray with and for them
• Breast Cancer Support • to become aware of their talents and use them in the service of society
Group Mon., March 9, 6:30 Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are
pm Discovery Shop, 400 inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.
Scruggs Rd. (http://www.worlddayofprayer.net)
• Man to Man Prostate Support Resurrection will be hosting this ecumenical prayer service written
Group Wed., March 11, by the women of Papua, New Guinea. Please join members of other local
6:00 pm churches on Fri., March 6 at 10:00 am.
Trinity Ecumenical Parish An offering will be taken during the service which will address the
• AARP Safety Driving Class needs of children and women impacted by globalization, migration,
Thurs., March 12, 9:00 am- unemployment, violence and the impact of HIV/AIDS in New Guinea and
5:30 pm Resurrection CC. other parts of the world.
Cost: $12/members - Speaker for the service will be the Rev. Dr. Jan Fuller, Assistant
$14/non-members. Bring a Professor of Religious Studies at Hollins University and Chaplain at Camp
cushion and a bag lunch. Younts University.
Must register with Tami. Light refreshments will be served in the Commons following the
• General Cancer Support service.
Group Mon., March 16,
Resurrection CC. Please note
the time change.
Seeking MOC Leaders to assist Contemporary Music Group
Group 13 (all off Hardy, Harmony needs Musicians
School Rd., Edwardsville Rd., and
Do you like to sing or play an
Route 116) and Group 22 (all off
instrument? The Contemporary
Burnt Chimney, Lost Mountain,
Music Group needs you! We now
Lovely Valley Roads, all north of
have only a few musicians and
Blackwater River branch. If would like to have more. Normally,
interested, contact Tami. the group plays on the first and third
Needed: Working wheeled walkers weekends of the month (both
and canes. If you can donate, Saturday and Sunday). Please join
please contact Tami. us! For more information call
Barbara Dezelich at 586-9102 or
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What do you do in Haiti? Reflections from the January Mission Trip
Every year people ask me “what do you do paperwork of visas, birth certificates,
in Haiti?” Of course, depending on the audience and forms and applications.
the amount of time I have, I am never short of Later that day, we met Fr. Tom Hagen an
stories for them. But, what I guess I am most proud Oblate priest working with prisoners and gangs in
of is that I represent us, Resurrection Catholic Cite Soleil. He suffers greatly from what he feels is
Church in Haiti! On these trips I am witness to the his ineffectiveness and inability to bring change to
kindness and support of this Parish. the young of Haiti.
Our mission work includes providing clean Yet, one man told
water everyday, three meals a day, clothing which us that “Fr. Tom
includes flip flops to uniforms, medical care, changed my life. I
education for all the girls, and friendship, solidarity was in prison for 8
and long–lasting relationships of trust and unity. years and Fr. Tom
With education being a very important role in never gave up on
their lives, we need to continue to support this me.”
project by helping to provide tuition, uniforms, books So, as we
and materials. Hopefully education will lead to jobs looked at the moon
and independence as the girls grow older and that evening and read Thomas Merton's
prepare to leave the Home some day. Contemplation, Doing God's Will, we tried to
Patsy, Bob and I have made it a tradition the understand that God asks us to respond flexibly in
last few years to join the girls for Mass on Sunday every relationship in which we find ourselves with
morning. We walk with them in silence down the justice and mercy to what is the often an unspoken
street and around the need of our neighbor.
corner. As I walk with God's will is found in the unlikely
them and hear the combination of visas, prisons, Fr. Tom, Paula,
sounds of the city, and beans and oil, Terry, Bob and myself - connected
see the surrounding with love . . . to each other. Patsy Smart
neighborhood, I realize
that I am in the right
place at the right time. For the past year the Haiti Mission Committee
I am thrilled that has been raising the necessary funds to construct a
God has presented these opportunities to me to water filtration system at the girls home in Haiti. The
grow and understand (try to understand) the bigger system uses a process of Reverse Osmosis to filter
picture and the role we all play in the lives of the contaminated water into drinkable water.
girls at the Foyer Des Filles De Dieu! In simple terms, this filtration system uses a
Terry Jones membrane to act as an extremely fine filter to create
drinkable water. The membrane has microscopic
pores which allow pure water molecules to pass
One starry evening in Haiti, as we watched through while trapping the impure molecules.
the brightest full moon ever, Terry mentioned that The equipment includes a stainless steel multi-
people all over the world were seeing the same stage pump, a membrane housing tank, water
moon. She wondered why all of us, as members of pressure switches and electrical control switches.
the human family, could not see or understand our The impure water is put under pressure on one side
sameness and connectedness. of the membrane and forced through reversing the
After a fairly emotion-filled day of seeing the natural osmotic process. It generally takes a lot of
sights, sounds and hardship that is Haiti, we were in pressure and is fairly slow, but it works.
the midst of our reflection and prayer time. We had Paula now spends about $500.00 per month
visited the American Embassy with Paula to see to buy the needed water. This system will enable
about getting visas and passports for the girls who her to not only provide clean water for all the girls’
will hopefully come to the US with her in April. The needs but will also allow her to sell clean, drinkable
Embassy had moved and after finding it and going water to the public, thus creating a much-needed
from window to window and not getting anywhere, revenue source. Bob Flynn
we left in frustration. leaving Paula to navigate the
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Purgatory: Fire of Love
Join Misty Mealy to learn more
Joyous Junque 2009
about the doctrine of purgatory as Just a few short months away!
illustrated from the lives and legends
of the saints at Holy Name of Mary Resurrection's giant annual yard and indoor sale - scheduled for
Church in Bedford on Tues., March 3 Sat., June 6 and Sun., June 7, is just a few short months away.
from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Contact Rita For several weeks now our "junker " guys have been averaging 4-5
Zimmerman at 540-586-8988 or visit pick-ups per week, receiving a very nice assortment of furniture, washers,
www.holynameofmary.net for more dryers, TVs., etc. and all of them in excellent working condition. This us in
information. addition to items that are being dropped off weekly in our "JJ" shed on
So far, two autos, two motor boats, an Izusu pickup truck, a 16 ft.
sailboat and a paddle boat have been donated. These large items, when
sold, amount to a great portion of our net sales. A large percentage of
net sales is donated to a number of local charities in Bedford and Franklin
counties as well as to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital.
In the near future, a new storage space will be built by the Tuesday
Hunger No More Conference Group which will be erected between the two storage trailers we now
The Franciscan Coalition for have in place. 100 % of the cost of material will be paid from Joyous
Justice and Peace of Raleigh, NC is Junque funds set aside last year.
sponsoring a conference on hunger You may drop off any items to be donated at the shed to the right of
issues on Feb. 27-28, 2009. The the church as you drive in. Pick-ups can be arranged by calling Gene Mc
Reverend David Beckman, President Cullough at 721-4297 (Franklin County) or Jim Perozek at 297-3689
of Bread for the World, will be the (Bedford County). All donations are tax deductible and a tax form is
keynote speaker. There is a $40 fee. handed out to each donor.
If you prefer, it may be possible to
attend only the second day. To learn
more or register, please contact
or speak with Kathy Lietz (721-3330).
Emily Chianelli, One Child at a Time
married to Gene (a lifelong
Catholic), was raised in “One Child at a Time” is how SML Good Neighbors (SMLGN) looks at
another Christian tradition acquiring scholarship sponsors for children who will attend camp this
but has been part of our Catholic summer.
community for many years. She Up to 100 children are eligible to attend
recently decided to be in full the camps. One camp will be in Franklin
communion with the Catholic Church. County and another in Bedford County.
Taking discernment seriously, Dates of the camps and locations will be
Emily started attending RCIA in announced soon.
September. She was personally Scholarship sponsors are needed for all
ready in December. During the of the approximate 100 children.
Advent season, she joyfully professed Scholarships include sponsoring a child for one week at camp ($75.00),
her faith before our congregation and two weeks ($150.00), three weeks ($225.00), and for the entire four weeks
became one with us at the ($300.00). Groups may combine their funds for a scholarship.
Eucharistic Table. A reception SMLGN provides nutritious meals during summer school and during
followed where parishioners were the four-week summer camps. In addition, children are offered support in
able to warmly welcome her. reading enrichment, skills for living peacefully with others, understanding
Sharing her faith journey one’s role in the larger world and making a positive difference
validates, challenges, and renews our All scholarship sponsor contributions should be sent to: PO Box 2,
own beliefs and commitments to our Moneta, VA 24121. For additional information about sponsorship call 297-
Initiation continues on SMLGN is committed to obtaining scholarships for all the children.
Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Hope you can help!
Please call Chris Barrett at 297-5530
if there is any interest or inquiry.
Heavenly Hash 10
Wednesday Women’ s Group unusually cool winter
has kept our
activities to a
Although the ground hog making items for the bazaar. minimum, the
said we have 6 more weeks of We have also started the Tuesday Group has
winter, we are teased each week coffee/snack break, copying the still kept busy.
with sunny warm days. And, Tuesday Group. What is good The sitting wall, near the front
the ladies of the WWG are busily for the goose is good for the entrance of the church, is basically
working on crafts for the Fall gander, we think! Ladies, complete with the planting of a
Bazaar. consider joining us on any kwanzan cherry tree. Also, a number
Plans are already underway Wednesday morning about 9:30. of bulbs were planted along the
for a quilt as a raffle item. Last Come whe neve r yo u can. perimeter.
year’s quilt was such a big hit Attendance is not taken and you In addition, we have spent a
that it will be difficult to equal are always welcome. considerable amount of time
the excitement it generated. clearing an area to expand the
However, we are going to give it cemetery. It should be ready for
a shot and hope you are as grass seeding this spring.
enthused when you see it this
summer. In addition, a hand- Easter Candy Sale The rest of our time has been
spent on the normal maintenance
crafted wooden cradle is being items both inside and outside of the
donat ed by Bob Adam s in T he WW G’s church.
memory of Judy, one of our annual Easter candy As spring approaches we will get
premier members. We feel sale will be held quite busy. Shrubs and trees need to
honored to have this to share before and after be pruned and grass and plants
with our community and Mass on March 28 fertilized. Soon we will start work on
appreciate Bob’s handiwork. a nd 29 ( while the Junker's storage area and replace
We are now working on supplies last). the doors of the garage to improve
quite a few projects. We have Milk, dark and white chocolate security of our equipment.
made Christmas ornaments items will be available as well as a Those are just a few of the items
using wine corks and blanket limited supply of sugar-free items. on the agenda. Soon the Joyous
kits from fleece fabric. We’ve Anyone who wishes to ensure Junque Sale will be here, which will
also painted some old-fashioned the availability of a specific candy take many man hours of preparation.
lanterns to ready them for item may place a pre-paid order So, we are asking, if anyone is
Christmas decorating. In after Mass the weekends of March interested in joining the group, we
addition, donated wine bottles 14-15 and March 21-22. could use you! Just stop by on
are being slumped and will Keep a watch in the church any Tuesday. You will see that we
morph into cheese and cracker bulletin for further details. are about fellowship, coffee, sweets
trays for entertaining. We’re so and some work in between. It's
busy that some weeks we wish amazing what we learn form one
there were two Wednesdays so another.
we could have more time to For more information, feel free to
bring all our ideas to fulfillment. call Dan Reichard at 297-5646 or Ray
The Easter Candy Crew is Traen at 721-2814.
gearing up to make yummy
cho c ol a t e bu n nie s and our
mouths are watering as we get Altar Angels Needed
to help them make the suckers,
eggs and chicks. Orders will be The “Altar Angels” are a
taken prior to the sale, so mark special part of the
your calendars for mid March to Worship Committee who
make your selections. keep the altar linens
Some new members have clean and ready for
joined the W W G since the Mass. This silent, almost invisible
beginning of the year and this is group, washes and irons the linens
so great! We hope other each week so that they are available
women will consider joining us. when needed. To select a month for
The group has a good time chit service, or for more information,
chatting during the Wednesday contact Gay Carpenter at 721-6038.
gatherings and have fun while
Heavenly Hash 11
For your information With
Cell Phone Request credit card (to get your Sympathy
So as not to disrupt air miles, etc.) and it is
the priest and those easily reloaded. You Richard Arthur Brock
around you, we are can also buy gas with November 9, 2008
asking that it! So far this fiscal Elisa Ann Vassallo-Shirmer
parishioners please silence cell year, this program has December 28, 2008
phones before entering Mass or profited over $5,000,00 for Edith Lauf Meise
leave them in your car. Resurrection. This is a January 16, 2009
Visit us on the World Wide Web! fundraiser that costs you Marie Hoover Carr
Our website is awesome! Along with nothing! Please consider January 16, 2009
a calendar of events and meetings, getting a card in the church office Amerigo S. Cappellari
you will find past before Mass. January 17, 2009
weekly bulletins, past Lake Christian Ministries We mourn the death and celebrate the
lives of our deceased parishioners.
issues of Heavenly RCC’s normal assignment is
Hash, Parish Council spaghettio’s, tuna, cereal, and pork
minutes, and and beans. Items can be dropped
information on the off at the church or at LCM from 9:00
many activities and ministries of am to 12:00 noon Monday,
RCC. Go to http:// Wednesday and Friday.
Singles - “Life for One”
see for yourself! Meetings are held the third Monday
We Want to Establish a Year- of each month at Trinity Ecumenical
Round Nursery During Mass! Parish. This is a group of singles
We have the space for it downstairs, looking for informational programs
but we need the staff, at least two and fellowship. For more infor-
people aged 16 or older who we will mation call Gail Meltzer 721-1448 or
pay generously. Ideally, we'd offer it Marian Cunningham 721-9375. Pray for our Troops
for both Saturday and Sunday
Communion to the Homebound
Masses. Please call Mike Carr at If you or someone you know is Melanie Welch
RCC, 297-5530, if you are interested homebound (short or long term) we
in helping with either Mass. have a group of EM’s to visit and
New Resources for our Library bring Communion. Call Chris Barrett
Thanks to a very generous donor, we at 297-5530. We are more than
now have a 5-book, 5-DVD series on willing to be there for you! Seven Ways to Make
World Religions in our Parish Library. Catholic Reading Service Lent Joyful
Feel free to borrow - one at a time, Catholic magazines are now
please. 1. Start all prayers with
available in the back of the church.
Ronoke Area Ministries Weekly and monthly editions of both
RAM House needs volunteers to spiritual and informational periodicals 2. Take time with God in a beautiful
serve lunch on the 2nd Wednesday are ordered for your inspiration and place.
of each month. You may do it one enjoyment. Please use the payment
day a month or be on the substitute envelopes in the magazine and/or on 3. Don’t carry the world’s pain on your
list. Please call Eleanor Self at 297- the stand and leave your payment in back.
7229.. the basket provided. 4. Fast for the sake of richer food – the
New Beginnings Support Group Heavenly Hash Eucharist.
This group is for widows and Get your submissions ready for the
widowers. For more information next Heavenly Hash. Watch the 5. Take flowers and smile to a sick
contact Marian Cunningham at 586- bulletin for the next deadline date person.
3443 or 721-9375. which will be some time in May. 6. Reconcile with an estranged friend.
Email submissions to Mary Kuhn,
Grocery Cards 7. Compliment someone for
Please consider getting Editor at thekuhns@gibson
media.com. making the world better.
one and using it to buy
your groceries at From Catholic Update, 2/95
ShopRite, Kroger and Food Lion. St. Anthony Messenger
You can load the cards with your
Recognizing the call of Jesus to His followers to continue His mission
and ministry, we, the people of Resurrection Parish, with our unique
backgrounds, talents and energies, seek to be the instruments through
which He can express Himself to the world - particularly to the community
surrounding Smith Mountain Lake.
We strive to nourish personal and spiritual growth by providing
opportunity and support for prayer, renewal and a deeper understanding of
the Catholic faith.
Through the celebration of the sacraments, the preaching of the good
news of God's kingdom and the acceptance of our social mission to serve
the basic human needs of others, we stand before our neighbors and the
world as witness to the life and resurrection of Jesus.
Moneta, Virginia 24121
PERMIT NO. 42
15353 Moneta Road
Resurrection Catholic Church