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vera dela vega age 7In today's Gospel (Mark 9:30-37), we hear Jesus again predict his passion, death, and Resurrection to his disciples. In predicting his passion, Jesus is acknowledging the danger they will face and is trying to prepare his disciples for it. Not an easy message to hear. In fact, they didn’t understand.

Jesus might have felt like a disappointed teacher for his lesson was missed by his disciples. Jesus was telling them that suffering, and death awaited him in Jerusalem. “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”

Rather than realizing that what awaited their master would touch their own lives, they began to argue about “who was the greatest.”

If you find following Jesus difficult and challenging, you are in good company


Mark’s community must have had similar problems. In the lessons Jesus is teaching he is bringing his disciples along ever so slowly and patiently.

Jesus then calls forward a child and says to receive a child in Jesus' name is to receive both Jesus and the One who sent him. It is easy to misunderstand the significance of this. Palestinian children at the time of Jesus were without status or power, possessing no legal rights. Jesus forcefully reaffirmed his point that those who are great in God’s kingdom are not those who achieve positions of power and fame, but rather those who bend down to serve the poor and the powerless.

In this action, Jesus is teaching his disciples and us that when we serve the least among us, we serve Jesus himself. Who are the people without power or status today that Jesus is calling us to serve? The poor, hungry, the immigrant, the sick and the dying. Do we do so willingly?


  • Men's Fellowship

    Attention Men! The Men’s Fellowship, at Resurrection Parish, invites all men of the parish to our bi-monthly meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month starting at 7:30pm in the Resource Room.  There will be light refreshments.

    We will meet in an informal setting discussing the subject listed in the schedule below. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Deacon Rich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 973-714-2952. 

     If you are not sure where Catholicism fits into your life, have questions about the faith, or just need your spiritual life reinvigorated this evening’s informal and confidential discussion may be what you’re looking for.

     Men's Fellowship schedule 2018-2019

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    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.

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