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Resurrection Catholic Church & School


Resurrection Catholic Church & School is a vibrant Catholic community that came together in 1963 and continues to grow every day in members and in Faith. Our school has excelled in providing children a rich educational and spiritual environment. Our parish is a warm, encouraging and inspiring place to call home.  We look forward to many years of continuing service in the Lakeland Community.

Nourished by Word and Eucharist, we live to Know, Love and Serve Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord!

A Message from Father Mark

It is with a heavy heart but a faithful spirit that I make this announcement…as you have probably already heard by now, the bishop has asked me to move to Blessed Sacrament parish in Clermont. I begin my duties there on July 20th. I know that we had just started to get to know each other again, then Covid-19 hit and everything has been in turmoil ever since. I’m sad that I won’t be here when the church re-opens to full capacity, I’m sad that I won’t be here to welcome our children back to school and I’m sad that many of the projects that we were working on will be “paused” for a bit, but hey, at least we got the roof on, right? :)

Fr. Tim LaBo will be helping during the transition as interim parochial administrator.  He will remain Pastor at St Joseph Catholic Church in Lakeland.  We are not sure how long it will take for the Bishop to find the right replacement for Resurrection, but as soon as we learn anything new, we will pass along the information immediately.  Please pray for Bishop Noonan during this time, as I know he is looking for a great priest to lead Resurrection.

Resurrection will remain Resurrection, and the amazing spirit of this community – which became so
beautifully apparent in the past few months during the pandemic – will continue to keep this parish strong, faithful, and committed to our mission to know, love and serve Jesus! 

Your Pastoral Team is as committed as ever to our mission and to you.  Please know that they are all working to make this transition as easy as possible for you.  If you need to speak with me or with any of the members of my team, reach out!  You are our priority. 

Take good care of each other during this transition and always.  YOU are the church!  Be the church for one another!  I love you all and look forward to the time I have left as your parish priest.  Please pray for me and I will pray for you.  God Bless you all!
Fr. Mark

Con el corazón pesado pero con un espíritu fiel, hago este anuncio ... como probablemente ya han escuchado, el obispo me ha pedido que me mude a la parroquia del Santísimo Sacramento en Clermont. Comienzo mis deberes allí el 20 de julio. Sé que acabábamos de volver a conocernos, luego Covid-19 golpeó y todo ha estado en crisis desde entonces. Estoy triste porque no estaré aquí cuando la iglesia se vuelva a abrir a pleno rendimiento, estoy triste porque no estaré aquí para darles la bienvenida a nuestros niños de regreso a la escuela y estoy triste porque muchos de los proyectos en los que estábamos trabajando están en "pausa" por un pero, pero oigan, al menos tenemos el techo nuevo, ¿verdad? :)

El P. Tim LaBo estará ayudando durante la transición como administrador parroquial interno. Permanecerá como pastor en la iglesia católica de San José en Lakeland. No estamos seguros de cuánto tiempo le tomará al Obispo encontrar el reemplazo correcto para Resurrección, pero tan pronto como nos comuniquen algo nuevo, pasaremos la información de inmediato. Oren por el obispo Noonan durante este tiempo, ya que sé está buscando un gran sacerdote para dirigir la Resurrección.

Resurrección seguirá siendo Resurrección, y el increíble espíritu de esta comunidad, que se hizo tan evidente en los últimos meses durante la pandemia, continuará manteniendo a esta parroquia fuerte, fiel y
comprometida con nuestra misión de conocer, amar y servir a Jesús.

Su equipo pastoral está tan comprometido como siempre con nuestra misión y con ustedes. Tengan en
cuenta que todos están trabajando para que esta transición sea lo más fácil posible para ustedes. Si necesita hablar conmigo o con cualquiera de los miembros de mi equipo, ¡comuníquese! Son nuestra prioridad.

Cuídense bien durante esta transición y siempre. USTEDES son la iglesia! ¡Séan la iglesia el uno para el otro!  Los amo a todos y disfrutare con gozo el tiempo que me queda como su párroco. Por favor rezen por mí y rezaré por ustedes.   ¡Dios los bendiga a todos!
P. Mark


Please visit our YouTube Channel for Masses, messages from our priests and more!


A Pastoral Letter on Racism

Bishop Noonan has shared this very important Pastoral Letter on Racism.  Please click here to read it, and please continue to pray for our country and our world!


Our Church is open for Mass and Private Prayer!

With joy and optimism, we are able to welcome you into the church for Mass and private prayer!  Daily Mass is at 9 am Monday - Saturday, and 6 pm Wednesday (Spanish).  Weekend Masses are Saturday at 4 pm and Sunday at 8 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm (Spanish) and 5 pm.  The church will be open for private prayer Monday - Friday from noon-2 pm. Please observe social distancing and remain in the designated area in the right side of the Nave. The Chapel will remain closed until further notice.

Whether or not to physically attend Mass is a choice that each of you will have to make for yourselves and your families.  The obligation to attend Mass will remain lifted until further notice, and all Masses will be available on our YouTube channel.  Please, if you are ill or compromised in any way, pray with us from the safety of your home.  We know that you will be with us in spirit – as we will be with you!  If you do choose to join us in person for Mass, please know that only the main front doors will be unlocked, and the Holy Water Stoup will remain empty.  We ask that you simply make the sign of the cross upon entering the church.

Homilies may be shortened during this transitional period to allow adequate time for people to exit safely while distancing after Mass and to allow time to clean and prepare for the next Mass.  Offertory baskets will not be passed.  Instead, there will be basket for you to drop your offertory gifts upon entering the church.  Online giving remains another excellent option.  During the Sign of Peace, please offer a reverent bow or a verbal “Peace be with you,” but refrain from physical contact. 

Holy Communion will only be distributed in the form of the Sacred Host.  Remember that the Roman Missal is clear in stating that “Christ, whole and entire, and the true Sacrament, is received even under only one species.”  The Sacred Host will only be distributed to the hands of the communicant, not the tongue. 

Hymnals and missalettes have been removed from church.  During Mass, we will be using the screens in church, and we invite you to access the readings on your phone using our Parish App.  Links to download the Parish App can be found below.  Cantors and musicians will lead you in song, but we will not be able to have our full Choir return until further notice.  So please, when you attend Mass, lift your voices in song for the glory of God!

We will continue to create a Bulletin for you each week, but it will not be available in printed form.  Our Bulletins are always available on our website and our Parish App.  Each week, the bulletin has content such as Gospel Meditations, coloring pages and other activities for the kids, discussion questions about Sunday’s readings, school updates, and more.  

Below are links to our YouTube channel, Facebook page and more.  Please keep “meeting” us in these spaces to do as Pope Francis invited – finding new forms of hospitality, fraternity and solidarity!

Our Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/ChurchoftheRes/

Our YouTube Channel:  https://m.youtube.com/chann…/UC7zGHgKAfrs7p2CzqNpqpag/videos

Our Online Giving site:  https://churchoftheres.weshareonline.org/

Our free Parish App in the Google Play Store:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weconnect.appv3

Our free Parish App in the Apple App Store:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weconnect-parish-app/id1333569102?mt=8


This challenging time has made us very aware of our need to update our records so that we can stay in contact with each of you!  Father Mark is asking that each of you take a few minutes to fill out this online registration form.  If you have previously completed the form (probably in writing), please click Update in the appropriate box.  If you are a part of our parish family but have not yet formally registered, please click New Parishioner.  If you are new, Welcome!!  Thank you for taking the time to do this!   


The Florida Catholic wants to be there for you with Catholic news, updated information, and inspiring stories during these challenging times.  They have temporarily suspended the print edition and are offering the online e-Edition free of charge!  Click here for the weekly e-Edition!  In addition, you can visit thefloridacatholic.org to sign-up for the free monthly newsletter – Dose of Faith - that has articles not printed in the regular paper.

Get our Parish App!! 

We want to stay connected to you - our parishioners and our community!  With new information coming in daily, we are making adjustments as quickly as we can so that we can stay connected to you - and you to us! - in whatever ways possible!  We have developed a Parish App that you can download for free, and we hope you will!  Please use the links below to download the app, then search for Resurrection Catholic Church & School (you do not have to allow access to your location).  Please go to the 'more' option at the bottom of the page and turn on messages so that you can receive the most up to date information!  You might also have to allow for the messages in the settings on your phone.  

Google Play Store Link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weconnect.appv3

Apple App Store Link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weconnect-parish-app/id1333569102?mt=8


Resources are available to help you remain in prayer and draw ever closer to God!

• Faith Fit App: Download the app at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/faith-fit-app/id1435157037
• Free Access to Give Us This Day: https://giveusthisday.org/Digital
Prayer Resources: http://www.usccb.org/coronavirus
Daily Readings: http://www.usccb.org/
• EWTN Television: https://www.ewtn.com/tv
• CCTN – the Catholic Community Television Network – is broadcast from a TV studio operated by Holy Family Parish in Orlando. CCTN televises the Sunday Mass and other spiritually enriching programs. The Mass is broadcast every Sunday from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on WTGL-TV 45. This station is available on various channels, depending on your service provider. Subscribe to the CCTN YouTube Channel by clicking here.
• Talk / Devotional English Adults – Divine Mercy Radio (WDMC 920 AM)
• Talk / Devotional English Adults – Relevant Radio

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Un Acto de Comunión Espiritual

Jesús mío,
Creo que estás en el Santísimo Sacramento.
Te amo sobre todas las cosas
y deseo recibirte en mi alma.
Ya que ahora no puedo hacerlo sacramentalmente,
ven a lo menos espiritualmente a mi corazón.
Como si ya os hubiese recibido,
te abrazo y me uno todo a Ti.
No permitas, Señor, que vuelva jamás a separarme de ti.

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, 
defend us in Battle; 
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, 
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, 
by the power of God, cast into Hell, 
Satan and all the other evil spirits, 
who prowl through the world, 
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


San Miguel Arcángel,
defiéndenos en la batalla.
Sé nuestro amparo
contra las perversidad y asechanzas
del demonio.
Reprímale Dios, pedimos suplicantes,
y tu príncipe de la milicia celestial
arroja al infierno con el divino poder
a Satanás y a los otros espíritus malignos
que andan dispersos por el mundo
para la perdición de las almas.


Weekend Masses
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 10:30 am,
1:00 pm (Spanish), 5:00 pm

Daily Masses
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am

Celebration of Reconciliation
By appointment only.  Please call the Parish Office to make arrangements.

All Masses will be available online.  Click here to access our Parish YouTube channel

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm.  We look forward to welcoming you!

Traveling?  Click here to Search Mass times and Catholic Churches near you!


The mission of Resurrection Catholic School is to instill the values of the Catholic faith by providing spiritual and scholastic experiences which encourage respect, compassion, service, and lifelong learning.

 We would love for you to join our school community! Click here to learn more about our school or here to register today!


Email Addresses for your Convenience

We would love to hear from you!  Please use the following email addresses to contact us! 

Communications Requests (Facebook, Website, Bulletin, etc.):  [email protected]

Reserve Space / Rooms on Campus:  [email protected]

IT, Audio Visual, and/or Church Screens Requests:  [email protected]

Church, School, or Campus Maintenance Requests /Notifications:  [email protected]

General Information:  [email protected]

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