Christmas Notices 2022

Notices: Christmas 2022

Dear friends,

Whatever is going on around this very complex and wounded world, in our own woundedness, in our own daily hectic living, it can seem like there is no room in the inn. It seems like we are too closed up, to filled up with complexity.  As true as that is, God comes anyway. Christmas is about the wakening of the birthing of God in the simplicity of our hearts, in the depths of our lives and in the complexities of what our lives bring. Christ is being born in you! 

Wishing you and your families a Blessed and Holy Christmas, filled with the ever emerging Love of God, whom we call Christ.


Father Gerald+

Christmas Services:

Saturday, December 24:

6:30pm Family Liturgy

9pm Candle Light Mass

Sunday, December 25: No Liturgy

Sunday, January 1: 11am Liturgy (Baptism)

If you are sick with any flu like symptoms, please stay home. 

Wednesday Community Yoga, Scones and Tea, Group Meditation, The Way of Love will break after December 7 and resume later in January. 

When making an eTransfer to the parish at, please put in the memo note what the donation is for. 

A number of our parish leadership are doing the “Revive” program this winter. It is a program that helps equip lay leaders to be spiritual leaders. The participants will learn about themselves and discern their life’s calling; explore their faith journey and enter into a relationship with God; enjoy a sense of community and deepened relationships with peers; gain confidence with prayer, scripture, and spiritual leadership; and discern gifts for their calling to serve God’s world. Please pray for those participating in this program this winter. 

Ministry Schedule: 

Breakfast and Bible Study: Sundays at 9:00am.

The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 11am.

Children’s Church: Sunday’s at 11am.

Community Lunch: Sunday’s at noon. 

Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays at 8pm on Zoom.

Men’s Fellowship: Every 2nd Monday at 7:30pm.

Bereavement Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30pm in the Emmaus Cafe.

Resurrection Yoga: Wednesday’s at 9:30am.

Alternative Spiritual Community (Group Meditation)Wednesdays at 11am.

Scones and Tea: Wednesday’s from 10:30 to 1pm.

The Way of Love: Wednesday’s at 1pm.

Knit Wits: Wednesday’s at 2pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Thursdays at 8pm.

Breakfast the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am to 11am.

Please use eTransfers to to continue to support our ministry. You can also contact our treasurer Calvin Adams to set up automatic deposit. Or simply mail your offerings to Box 142 South River, A0A 3W0. 

When making your wills, please remember the Parish of the Resurrection. 

AA at the Resurrection on Thursday nights at 8pm in the St.George Conference Room, and Sundays on Zoom at 8pm. 

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Meeting ID: 880 1009 7895

Bereavement Support meets at the Resurrection on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30. For more info contact Deacon Gladys Harvey at 683-2266.

Anyone wanting a home visit, to discuss the life of prayer & spiritual living, or any other pastoral need, please take the initiative and contact Father Gerald.

Deacon Gladys is pastorally responsible for those who are sick and shut in. Please let her know (  683-2266) if you know of anyone sick or shut in.

Deacon Janet Pardy is pastorally responsible for anyone in the Carbonear Hospital. Please let her know if a parishioner needs a hospital visit (, 786-0931).

“Come and see” (John 1:39). Remember to pray about and encourage your family and friends to share in our community of faith.

The Sunday Liturgy is live steamed in real time on our Parish YouTube Channel at 11am on Sunday mornings (and can be watched anytime after that on YouTube).  It can also be picked up on our parish Facebook anytime after 12 noon on Sundays. 

Depression is an illness that affects many families and communities. Let us learn more about the pervasiveness of depression, and how to be more supportive. 

The Christian Practice of Daily Prayer

As a Christian, in addition to the priority of the Sunday Liturgy, daily prayer, in some form, really should be part of our spiritual practice. Prayer, which takes many forms, is simply our approach to God. A daily prayer practice is about making room for the Divine in our awareness. A daily prayer practice is about consciously connecting with Christ. A daily prayer practice is about the practice of being in Love. 

A good time for daily prayer is at the beginning of the day, but you can find the time that works best for you. Some components to consider including in our daily prayer:

  • Bible or spiritual reading;
  • A time of noticing what the Spirit may be teaching or inviting from the reading;
  • A time of silence in God’s loving Presence; 
  • Intercessions for those in need and the world. 

There are also resources that we can use to assist our prayer, like the Book of Alternative Services and other types of prayer books, and other prayer resources like Day by Day. A resource that I like to begin my day with is Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations that you can sign up for at

Of course, prayer is not just limited to when we sit with our prayer books and bibles. Prayer is everything that consciously connects us to God. Intentionally being in nature can be a form of prayer. Intentionally being with people you love is a form of prayer. Intentionally serving others is a form of prayer. And the list goes on and on. If our intention is to connect in Love, then it is a form of prayer. 

If you have any questions about your daily prayer life, or would like to be supported in any way, please contact myself or any of the various leaders in the parish. 

Meditation: Is your mind working on overload? Do you go to bed at night with racing thoughts? Are you carrying your inner burdens and worries with you everywhere you go? Or maybe you would simply like to deepen your experience of life? Learning and practicing meditation is a means to bring inner peace, compassion and contentment into our lives as they are. If you want to learn more about this, a meditation group meets at 11am on Wednesdays at the Parish of the Resurrection in South River. For more information, contact Father Gerald at