In this Sunday’s Gospel Lk 9:51-62, Jesus begins his journey to Jerusalem and is immediately met with rejection. A Samaritan village will not receive him because he is going to Jerusalem. There was hostility between Samaritans who worshiped on Mount Gerazim and Jews who worshiped in Jerusalem. Rather than confront the hostile residents or punish them with “fire from heaven” as James and John suggested, Jesus simply took an alternative route. He did not allow his focus to shift from his forward movement to Jerusalem.
If you are a Catholic who has been away from regular Mass attendance, please know you are most welcome to join us at any of our worship services and parish functions. Should you like more information about our parish or should you simply want to talk about coming back home, contact our administrator Fr. John Tarantino, or Deacon Ray, Director of Ministries at 973 895-4224.
If you are new to Resurrection Parish or have been coming to Mass for a while, we ask that you stop by and speak with Fr. Tarantino, about becoming part of our parish family. Registration forms can be found in the Narthex; and can be filled out and put in the collection box - or you can download the registration here.