WHEN YOU VISIT
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go? We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
WHEN IS CONFESSION AVAILABLE?
The Sacrament of Reconciliation offered on Saturdays, with additional times available in Lent and Advent. Confessions are also available by appointment.
- Saturday: 9:00 - 10:30am outside the Chapel Portico
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? MASKS ARE REQUIRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the Mass than what you're wearing. In general, it's expected that clothing be respectable and conservative.
HOW DO I GET TO CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION?
Our Parish is located at
8121 Cypress Lake Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
Parking is available all around the Church and Parish Center. Please follow the large yellow arrows on the pavement. There are handicapped-accessible spots by the Chapel (south side of the Church).
WHERE DO MY CHILDREN GO?
We believe it is important for children of all ages to attend Mass with their families. Many families attend the 10:30 AM Mass on Sundays. This is the mass right before our K-5th grade Religious Education classes which are held from September through May at 11:45 AM in the Parish Center. For the very young children, in the absence of a traditional "cry room," our sound system projects into the front foyer so that parents who need to step out with their children do not miss what is being said on the altar.
I’M NOT CATHOLIC ... SO, HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO SIT, STAND AND KNEEL?
There’s no need to be self-conscious about the postures and responses used during worship. Most visitors just follow the lead of our parishioners. However, we do have worship aids located in each pew that provide you with the order of the Mass, the postures, and the words to each prayer. If you don't see a worship aid in your pew, ask an usher, and they will be happy to bring you one.
I'M NOT CATHOLIC ... IS IT OK FOR ME TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNION?
Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. Most evangelicals think of Communion as symbolic, so it makes sense that they are not as strict about having the right relationship to it as Catholics and Orthodox Christians who believe it is a sacrament and the true presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion. However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious Blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing.
AM I EXPECTED TO PUT MONEY IN THE OFFERING?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering basket, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider our parish your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here.