When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
When are services?
Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM
Wednesday 9:00 AM, Thursday 5:30 PM
Spanish: Sunday 5:00 PM Second and Fourth Sunday Only, suspended in summer
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.
Where should I park?
There are parking lots on both sides of the church building, and both have handicapped accessible parking. Park in any available space. Please refrain from parking along the drive.
Where do my children go?
We are glad you and your children are here! Children may not always be quiet, but they are a sign of vitality and growth in a parish! Children are welcome to stay with their parents in church or if you feel the need to take them out, there is a hallway and cry room where parents and children can still participate in mass.
Religious Education classes are held from mid-September through April on Sunday after mass. We ask that in addition to attending Religious Education classes that all children attend mass with their families as well.
I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
There’s no need to be self-conscious about the postures and responses used during worship. Most visitors just follow the lead of the Resurrection parishioners. However, the front of the hymnal has the ORDER OF THE MASS if you would like to follow along. Those who are unable to stand or kneel are welcome to remain sitting.
I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. Most evangelicals think of Communion as symbolic, so it makes sense that they are not as strict about having the right relationship to it as Catholics and Orthodox Christians who believe it is a sacrament and the true presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion. However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing.
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider Resurrection Parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to Resurrection on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can go to the GIVING tab on this website.
I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?
Many of our parishioners and visitors have told us that they have an easier time hearing the mass at Resurrection compared to other churches. If you do need assistance due to a hearing problem, see one of the ushers for a listening assistance device.