Pentecost window

The students of Resurrection School celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit together with Fr. Noel on Friday, August 19th, on the 3rd day of their school year.

Using one of our beautiful stained glass windows, Fr. Noel used this visual image of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, to remind us all of this blessing and gift.  Fr. Noel told the students to be courageous this year in their studies, just as the disciples acquired courage from the Holy Spirit on Pentecost!  Hehe inspired them to study diligently and reminded them to focus on learning, not just for school and grades, but for the rest of their lives.

New Resurrection families were greeted, as well as veteran families, staff, teachers, parents and students.  Fr. Noel reminded the children to start to dream and reflect on what they would like to be when they grow up.  He knew when he was 4 years of age that he wanted to be a priest!

We look forward to our weekly Friday morning Masses together this school year and wish everyone a safe and blessed year of growing and learning!

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

St. Vincent De Paul and our Social Action Ministry is coordinating our effort to join with local Silicon Valley Churches to package food for hungry and malnourished children.  This “Feed My Starving Children” Event will put together over 150,00 meals and need our help. 50 volunteer slots are reserved for Church of the Resurrection.   Please sign up for your 2 hours of time for this worthwhile event.

This packing event is a way to bring awareness to global hunger and to give back to the community. Families are welcome to participate (children must be 6 years and older).

Please sign up by registering online using the instructions below or by contacting Donna Beres at 408-773-9466 / email: Donnaberes@comcast.net.

2016 MobilePack Online Registration:

  • Go to:  bit.ly/svmp2016 (password:  pack2016)
  • Sign up under “Saturday 9/24, 10:30am-12:30pm” (50 slots reserved for Church of Resurrection)
  • Partner registration starts Friday, 7/29 – sign up to reserve your spot before 8/25

Turn Hunger Into Hope with Your Own Two Hands!

Posted by: resparish | August 16, 2016

Resurrection Receives ADA Award for 2016

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The community of Church of the Resurrection is proud once again, to receive the Annual Diocesan Appeal Award for the year 2016.  This recognition is given to parishes in the diocese who have met the fundraising goals given to them by Bishop McGrath that help sustain our local church.  We are truly blessed at Church of the Resurrection with a generous community who shares time, talent and  with time, talents and treasure with others.

Each year the appeal reaches throughout the Diocese of San Jose through various ministries such as Evangelization, Institute for Leadership in Ministry, Youth and Young Adults, Social Ministry.  The gifts that we share help to sustain operations of the diocese and our clergy.  

We have Masses in our local churches in over 12 languages and our Catholic schools and catechetical programs serve over 35,000 students.  We are all one body in Christ.

Posted by: resparish | August 5, 2016

WE WELCOME OUR NEW PASTOR FR. NOEL SANVICENTE

Fr. noel smFr. Noel is born and raised in the Philippines. He is an alumnus of the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila where he received his formation at its Central Seminary and obtained his College and Theological Degrees from its Ecclesiastical Faculties.

He was ordained to the priesthood on March 16, 1985 by Most Rev. Ciceron Tumbocon, Bishop of Cabanatuan, Philippines.

He obtained the Doctorate degree in Canon Law during the Jubilee Year 2000 from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy.

Fr. Noel emigrated to the United States of America in 2004.

In 2005, he started his priestly ministry in the Diocese of San Jose and was assigned as a Parochial Vicar at St. Nicholas Church in Los Altos. Then he served at Queen of Apostles Church, Saint Mary’s Church in Gilroy, Saint Victor’s Church in San Jose, and Saint Simon Church in Los Altos.

His appointment as Pastor of Church of Resurrection takes effect on July 1, 2016.

Posted by: resparish | July 28, 2016

Agnes Philomena Affonso, 1923 – 2016

AgnAgnes Affonsoes Philomena Affonso passed away of natural causes on Saturday, July 23rd. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Affonso, mother of the late Rev. Alexander Affonso, Anthony Affonso (Jennifer), Athur Affonso, Albert Affonso (Pat), Alfred Affonso, the late Francis Affonso, Mary-Clare Affonso, Angelo Affonso (Linda) , Agnello Affonso (Ramona), Christina Slate, Maria Picardo (Max) and Anna Affonso (Joseph).

Agnes was born and raised in Hyderabad, Deccan, India. She emigrated to Pakistan in 1947, to Canada in 1989, and the U.S. in 2012.

Her Vigil/Rosary will take place on Thursday, July 28, at 7:00 pm here at the Church of the Resurrection. Her Funeral Mass will be on Friday, July 29. also here at Resurrection. Her burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos.
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Donations can be made in her memory to Church of the Resurrection.

Please keep Agnes and her family in your prayers.

Posted by: resparish | May 27, 2016

Msgr. Eugene J. Boyle, 1921 – 2016

MonsignoBoyle_pic-1r Eugene James Boyle died in Palo Alto on May 24, 2016, less than a month before his 70th anniversary of Ordination as a Priest.

The son of George Boyle and Mary Ellen Clark Boyle, Eugene Boyle was born in San Francisco. He attended Saint John’s School in San Francisco, Saint Joseph’s College Seminary in Mountain View and Saint Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, and was ordained by Archbishop John J. Mitty on June 15, 1946.

After ordination, Father Boyle served in parishes in San Francisco and Livermore, eventually becoming Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in San Francisco. From 1956 until 1960, he was a member of the Archdiocesan Mission Band and then Director of Vallombrosa Retreat House in Menlo Park. He later worked for the National Federation of Priests’ Councils and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and was Director of Stanford Newman Center and Saint Ann Chapel in Palo Alto, from 1976 until 1985.

Upon the creation of the Diocese of San Jose in 1981, Father Boyle became a priest of the new Diocese.

In 1985, Bishop Pierre DuMaine named him Episcopal Vicar for Interreligious and Public Affairs. After retiring in 1990, Father Boyle willingly came out of retirement to serve as Pastor of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Morgan Hill from 1994 until 1996, retiring again as he was about to turn 75.

In 2000, Pope Saint John Paul II named Father Boyle as a Prelate of Honor with the honorary title of Monsignor.

Throughout his long ministry, Monsignor Boyle had a passion for work in social justice, collaborating with Cesar Chavez in his groundbreaking efforts with the United Farm Workers. He also served for many years on San Jose’s Diocesan Human Concerns Commission. He had an equal commitment to ecumenism and interreligious matters, always seeking common ground and understanding among diverse groups of individuals.

He will be remembered for his love of the Church, his dedication to justice and his sharp wit.

Monsignor Boyle is pre-deceased by his sister, Dot Mazza, and his brother, George Boyle. He is survived by his sister, Betty Tackett. There are 8 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 3233 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, on Tuesday, May 31, at 11:00 am. Viewing of the body will precede the Mass, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the “Diocese of San Jose” for the benefit of The Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s local grants, which assist economic and community development projects.

Posted by: resparish | April 23, 2016

Resurrection Blood Drive – Sunday, July 17th

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DATE: Sunday, July 17th, 2016
TIME: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Farana Center

To make an appointment:

For more information

Posted by: resparish | February 10, 2016

ADA 2016 – Rejoicing In God’s Mercy, Together in Christ

UPDATE: April 11,2016

PARISH GOAL: $113, 470

TOTAL PLEDGED: $120,866

NUMBER OF PLEDGES: 247

PERCENT OF GOAL: 106.5%

 

As you know, we are asked each year to support the work of the local Church beyond our parish boundaries through the Annual Diocesan Appeal. This appeal is the mainstay of support of all diocesan programs.

Among other things the Diocesan services supported by the Appeal

  • provide a variety of outreach and ministerial services to parishes of the diocese in areas such as liturgy, youth and young adult ministry, catechetical ministry, and family life;
  • organize, administer and supervise the Catholic schools of the diocese through the Department of Education;
  • serve to prepare members of the Catholic laity of the diocese for leadership in the Church through the Institute for Leadership in Ministry.

Our parish has always been generous in responding to this annual appeal. This year our parish goal is $113,470. As always, all funds raised beyond our diocesan goal are returned to our parish for our own needs.

In order to meet our goal this year, we are once again asking you to consider a pledge donation of $400. For those of you who can afford to give more, we especially depend on your extra generosity. For those who cannot give as much,m we are grateful to you for doing whatever you can to participate.

Pledges and contribubutions may be made in installments or as one-time donations and can be made by means of a credit card or direct debit. You amy also pledge online by clicking here.

Thank you for your consideration and your generosity.

Posted by: resparish | November 22, 2015

Talks on Faith and Action – Spiritual Pathways

“Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us and opened the scriptures to us?” Luke 24.32

Fr. Tony Mancuso and Mr. Robert Rodrigues, our Catechetical Ministry Director, have offered a series of talks aimed at enriching and increasing our knowledge and appreciation of our faith. The videos of these talks can be accessed through the links below.

Tony-bannerFR. TONY MANCUSO’S SERIES

On Wednesday, June 15th, Fr. Tony spoke on “Spiritual Pathways” This talk focused on the variety of Christian spiritualities. The video of this talk can be accessed here.

He began his talks last year with a series of talks on the Knowledge of the Faith (according to the outline given by the US Catholic Bishops). Videos of those talks can be accessed online here.

Fr. Tony resumed his series this year with an October talk on

The Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love” (link to video)

and, in November, gave the first of a series of talks on Pope Francis’ encyclical on the care of creation

“Laudato Si”  (link to videos of first five talks).

Robert-bannerMR. ROBERT RODRIGUES’ TALKS

Robert Rodrigues is offering a series of talks which will take place at 11:15 on Sunday mornings in the Farana Center Hall. While the inspiration for scheduling these talks was his desire to offer enrichment opportunities for the parents of Catechetical Ministry students, the talks are available to and will be very worthwhile for all the adults of our parish.

Robert’s first talk, which took place on December 6th, was

Franciscan Spirituality: exploring the spirituality of St. Francis that has captured the pope’s heart” (link to video)

 

Posted by: resparish | October 1, 2015

Edgar Eugene Meunier, 1932 – 2015

GeneEdgar Eugene (Gene) Meunier, 83, passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 27, 2015.

Gene was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who was passionately involved in his church, Church of the Resurrection. He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Sylvia (Schneider) Meunier; his sons, Dave and Jeff Meunier (wife, Wendy); his brothers, Bob and Joe, his sister, Mary Lou; his grandchildren, Chris, Andy, Ben, Nicky, Megan, Katie and Brian; along with many close friends.

He was born on January 26, 1932 and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, by parents Joseph Clinton and Lucille Meunier.

Following graduation from the University of Notre Dame in 1953 (Go Irish!) he married Sylvia in 1956. Together, they moved to Sunnyvale, CA in 1968 and raised their two boys.

Gene served as a volunteer at Church of the Resurrection for many years, serving as a member of the Pastoral Council and assisting as a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at daily Masses, Communion services, weekend Masses, and funerals. Gene participated in the morning Rosary devotions each week and was a valuable assistant in the sacristy. His faith, positive spirit and help, to the clergy and to the Resurrection Community will always be remembered.

As he always used to say every morning when he read the obituaries in the paper, “Oh look, everyone died in alphabetical order.” He’d be happy to know that this is still the case.

Gene’s Memorial Mass will take place on Tuesday, October 6th, at 11:00 am here at the Church of the Resurrection. There will be a Rosary for Gene the same morning at 10:30, also at the Church of the Resurrection

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Church of the Resurrection in Sunnyvale, CA.

Please keep Gene and his family in your prayers.

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