Rev. Salvatore J. Amato, Pastor

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Robert

“Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her” (Lk 10:42). It is hard to believe that my assignment here at Resurrection-Ascension is near completion. I remember my first week here, feeling anxious, intimidated, and a bit nervous. However, it was not until the end of my first weekend that I felt at home! I attribute the calming of “my storm” to your heartfelt and warm welcome – I immediately felt part of the RA family. Over the past nine weeks I had the honor and privilege to work alongside many of the parish volunteers. In just these short nine weeks I now know what Bishop Chappetto meant when he said, “Robert, you are going to love RA.” Yes, my brothers and sisters, I LOVE RA and that is because of YOU from the parishioners to the volunteers in the food pantry, Vacation Bible School, and the volunteers at Dry Harbor Nursing Home and Madison York Assisted Living, I have come to a deep sense of appreciation for lay participation – it is because of you that RA ministers to all. I have witnessed the dedication, love, and the mercy of God working in you. Please never let that light dim. It is men like me who are studying for the priesthood that need to see how parish ministry is aided by the generous time, talents, and treasures of the volunteers. May you always continue to let the Good News Reign through your ministry! I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the amazing parish and school staff– under the guidance of Fr. Amato, a great LEADER, and one who possesses a heart like the Good Shepherd! To Cathy, Carmen, Debbie, Heather, Joann, Joyce, Juan, Raul, the Sacristans, and all the teachers – THANK YOU for welcoming me to RA! Each of you has played a significant role in my formation to the priesthood – no words can express how thankful I am for that. To my pastor, Fr. Amato, our conversations and interactions have truly provided the “finishing touches” of my formation, prior to ordination! I pray and hope that the words we have shared while we broke bread will always remain a part of me. Thank you for your leadership, love, mercy, dedication, and friendship! I am forever blessed for having been part of this amazing community! Please continue to pray for me, and the men studying for the Priesthood, and be assured of my prayers for you. Thank you – my RA Family! Robert Mema

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Parish Mission Statement

Resurrection-Ascension Church is a diverse community that gathers together to celebrate the Eucharist. We recognize that the Lord is the source of all that we have and all that we do. We hope that through our sharing of the Eucharist, the Sacraments, and our belonging to the parish – we may obtain a deeper relationship with the Lord.

As a people of faith, we are striving to grow in our ability to live out our understanding of “Stewardship” through the sharing of our Time, Talent and Treasure. We trust that, through God’s grace we may reach out to others, welcoming them, while respecting and supporting one another.

We welcome all new members and encourage weekly attendees to please register at the rectory. Registration helps to identify with the parish, especially at times when you may need a sponsor certificate. Sponsor certificates are given to parishioners who have been part of the parish life for at least three months.