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Welcome to our Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth & Chesapeake website. Please feel free to explore and learn more about each of our four parishes and our wide range of ministries. Our Cluster provides a welcoming Christ-centered environment for everyone who desires to follow the teaching of Jesus Christ by offering the Sacraments and Scriptures under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We want to welcome you not only to our website but also to our churches.
We want you to know we are here to support you and your loved ones through our prayer and action.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father David Cupps
Thank you to all who participated in our Cluster Parish Mission. If you missed a night, the talks from nights 2-4 are below. They will be here for about a month, but will permanently be available on our Cluster Parishes YouTube channel.
Topics for Each Evening Were:
Sunday: “Intimacy with God/Self” (No video available)
Monday: “Living the Reign of God Today”
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel, is available for all ordained, religious, and lay faithful to read. The document may be downloaded as a PDF for free from the Vatican’s website here.
All Parishioners, Can You Help?
Giving Tree at St. Paul
Beginning with masses the weekend of November 23rd/24th, our Giving Tree will be set up at the back of the church. “Tree ornaments,” each bearing someone’s name and a gift suggestion, will be available for your selection. All gifts must be purchased, wrapped and returned to the church by December 14, 2013.
In lieu of shopping, you may pick up a “green gift” ornament. These $8.50 contributions cover the cost of poinsettias for bereaved and shut-in parishioners, as well as any additional requests or needs. These monetary gifts may be placed in an envelope marked “Giving Tree” and put into the collection basket during any mass. They may also be sent to the Parish Office, located at Church of the Resurrection, 3501 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth, 23703, and should be made payable to St. Paul.
Adopt a Family at Resurrection
Oasis representatives are available after masses to help you select a family to sponsor for Christmas. Help a family have a Merry Christmas by sponsoring food and/or gifts for them to enjoy. Please see the bulletin for more details, available under the bulletins tab in the menu.
Giving Tree at Holy Angels
A Salvation Army giving tree will be set up at Holy Angels. Please pick up an ornament and help one of our brothers and sisters in need this Christmas.
Support your parish when you search or shop online!
Search with GoodSearch, Shop with GoodShop,
Dine with GoodDining
Here’s an easy way to raise money for your parish. GoodSearch is a powerful Yahoo-powered search engine that donates a penny to your favorite cause every time you do a search. GoodShop.com is an online shopping and coupon portal that donates a percentage of every item purchased from more than 2,600 top online retailers like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Target and Macy’s. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your parish. GoodDining is an everyday dine-out-for-charity program that donates up to 6% of the bill to your charity when you eat at any of the 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide. Here’s the web site — http://www.goodsearch.com/. You can also read about Goodsearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.
So, how do you start? Just start using Yahoo! powered Goodsearch.com as your search engine! Simply downloading the GoodSearch toolbar is a great way to help us raise funds every time you search the web or shop online—all without spending a cent.
If you have questions, please contact Marisa Beebe, Coordinator of Christian Formation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-966-5461.