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Holy Resurrection Byzantine Catholic Parish Newsletter

• 5th Sunday of the Great Lent 

Dear Parishioners and Friends of our Parish,

We have successfully concluded the 1st part of the Synodal Process in our Parish last Tuesday. In our regular ZOOM sessions, we have covered all Beatitudes. Today, I am sending you my last meditation on the 8th Beatitude. 

Survey Phase of the Synodal Process is about TO END SOON AS WELL - deadline is April 4th. Please, Take your chances and participate soon.

I want to thank Ann Seabright and Alyssa Stachowiak for their help in this process. I have enjoyed our cooperation. Thank you!

What you can find in today's newsletter?

Survey Phase to End Soon

As part of the synodal process, every parish in the Eparchy is participating in a survey called the Disciple Maker Index from Catholic Leadership Institute. CLI has been administering this survey for years in hundreds of parishes across the country, to help catholic leaders bring their parishes closer to Christ. The normal cost of the survey, the reports, the comparative data and consultation with CLI is $2500 per parish. A grant has been made to the Eparchy, so the survey and related services are provided at no cost to our parish.
The survey is available now, and can be accessed on line at If you prefer a paper copy, you may pick one up in the back of the church after Sunday Divine Liturgies. You may also contact the parish office to make arrangements to get a paper copy. The final day to complete the survey is April 4th. The results are completely confidential. No one will have access to individual results, only to the collective data for the parish as a whole. We urge every adult in the parish to complete the survey.
The purpose of the survey is to make our parish responsive to its members’ spiritual needs. The questions ask you to reflect on your faith, on the state of your personal spiritual growth, and on your parish community. The Pastoral Council of Holy Resurrection has recently drafted a three-year plan for spiritual growth. The insights you provide in the survey will help to improve and expand that plan, so that we may become better disciples and truly live our Christian faith.
Please be thoughtful and candid as you answer the survey questions, and please do fill one out. The percentage of participation in the survey is critical: a high percentage indicates a parish that is alive and cares. We are not expected to be perfect, only to desire to improve.

Catechesis on Beatitudes

Series of talks explaining Beatitudes, inspired by lectures of Fr. Jozef ZORVAN: "Beatitudes as Guidelines to Life".

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