Posted by: resparish | October 7, 2016

1st Adult Faith Formation Session October 9th at 11:15

Our Adult Faith Formation 5 part Series, “Understanding the Mass and it’s Significance for Our Christian Life,” begins this Sunday.   This first session is entitled,   “Why go to Mass?” and will be held in the Farana Alcove Sunday at 11:15 and  will be repeated on Wednesday Oct. 12th 7pmm also in Farana Alcove. Our sessions will be facilitated by Robert Rodrigues our Director of Catechetical Ministry.


Posted by: resparish | September 23, 2016

ICF Pancake Breakfast October 25th

The famous, one and only ICF Pancake Breakfast is this Sunday after the 7 am, 8:30 am, and 10 am Masses.  Tickets are sold there at the door.  Eat breakfast at Res and support the ICF as they raise money for our students’ scholarship fund.



Posted by: resparish | September 23, 2016

Peace Prayer Festival at Res

Resurrection Parish is celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi with a Peace Prayer Festival.  On Monday, October 3, at 7 pm  we will hold our Ecumenical Prayer Service for Peace.  Joining us at this service will be the The Honorable Mayor Glenn Hendricks, members of the Sunnyvale City Council, members of Sunnyvale Public Safety and the leaders and members of Sunnyvale Faith Communities. Following the prayer service, all are invited to Farana for refreshments and fellowship.  Please mark your calendar to part in this community prayer.

The following day, on the Feast of St. Francis, the Resurrection School will have a blessing of the animals with Fr. Noel.  Masses that day will be at 8:15 am and 5:30 pm, in the chapel.Peace Prayer Service Poster Final compressed.jpg



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:

2016 MobilePack Online Registration:

  • Go to: (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


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.
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


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

To make an appointment:

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