The Church of the Resurrection, founded in 1975, is blessed with a strong history and vibrant future. Our first pastor, the late Monsignor James Zegers, celebrated Mass in the chapel at the old Air Force Base on Route 9 in Palermo.
From a small parish with 205 families, our thriving community grew over the past 25 years, and today we have more than 1,300 registered households. During the past quarter century, the Church of the Resurrection has grown both spiritually and physically in many ways. The Rectory, which was built in 1976, hosted liturgies, religious education meetings and secular meetings in its basement and living room. In 1977, an all-purpose building was constructed with the ultimate goal of one day being converted into a parish social hall. This important building has served as our current church. In 1991, we extended the all-purpose building so that our parish worship area could seat an additional 200 people. We also added six small meeting rooms for Religious Education and other parish and non-parish groups. Throughout Resurrection's history, our Church activities have been an important part of the lives of many parishioners. Our excellent Religious Education program continues to grow and today serves more than 550 of our public school students. Our dedicated parishioners have always been mindful of the need to plan for the future of our church. In 1998, the Church of the Resurrection developed and published a Mission Philosophy Statement that serves as the framework for the current and future expansion of our parish facilities.
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