Resurrection Catholic Church & School

Celebrating 50 Years Rooted in Faith!

Contact Info

3855 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33813
P: 863-646-3556
F: 863-644-8697


Resurrection Catholic Church & School is a vibrant Catholic community that came together in 1963 and continues to grow every day in members and in Faith. Our school has excelled in providing children a rich educational and spiritual environment. Our parish is a warm, encouraging and inspiring place to call home.  We look forward to many years of continuing service in the Lakeland Community.

Nourished by Word and Eucharist, we live to Know, Love and Serve Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord!

Our Lenten Journey

Fasting, Almsgiving, and Prayer
are the traditional disciplines of Lent.
The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.

Please join us as we journey together.

Stations of the Cross
Fridays during Lent after the 7:30 AM Mass, in the Nave (English)
Fridays during Lent at 2:40 PM, in the Nave (English, led by our parish school students)
Miercoles durante la Cuaresma 5:45 PM en la Iglesia antes de la Misa (Spanish)

All You Can Eat Fish Fry
Every Friday during Lent, except Good Friday, 4-7 PM in the Parish Center
Includes beer batter fish, corn meal coated fish, baked fish, fries, coleslaw, fish chowder, vegetables and dessert.
Adults $8, Children $5, 3&Under Free
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

40 Hour Adoration
40 Hours of Adoration will begin Wednesday, March 4 at 7 PM in the Chapel and continue through First Friday Benediction on Friday, March 6.

Parish Reconciliation Service
Monday, March 23 at 7 PM in the Nave

Marian Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 27 in the Nave from 9 AM - 9 PM

Sunday, March 29 at 7:30 PM in the Nave


Please join us!

Lenten Prayer for Spiritual Renewal

God, heavenly Father, 
look upon me and hear my prayer 
during this holy Season of Lent. 
By the good works You inspire, 
help me to discipline my body 
and to be renewed in spirit. 

Without You I can do nothing. 
By Your Spirit help me to know what is right
and to be eager in doing Your will. 
Teach me to find new life through penance. 
Keep me from sin, and help me live
by Your commandment of love. 
God of love, bring me back to You. 
Send Your Spirit to make me strong
in faith and active in good works. 
May my acts of penance bring me Your forgiveness, 
open my heart to Your love, 
and prepare me for the coming feast 
of the Resurrection of Jesus. 

Lord, during this Lenten Season,
nourish me with Your Word of life 
and make me one 
with You in love and prayer. 

Fill my heart with Your love
and keep me faithful to the Gospel of Christ. 
Give me the grace to rise above my human weakness.
Give me new life by Your Sacraments, especially the Mass. 

Father, our source of life, 
I reach out with joy to grasp Your hand; 
let me walk more readily in Your ways. 
Guide me in Your gentle mercy, 
for left to myself I cannot do Your Will. 

Father of love, source of all blessings, 
help me to pass from my old life of sin 
to the new life of grace. 
Prepare me for the glory of Your Kingdom. 
I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
Who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever.


Please pray for Lucia Marie of the Mystical Body of Christ


Elizabeth Johnson was baptized and raised here at Church of the Resurrection.  She was active in Faith Formation, was an altar server, a choir member in Broken Halo, a participant in Youth Ministry and part of the Youth Ministry Team. She always felt God tugging on her heart. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, she discerned that God was calling her to be a nun.

Elizabeth visited the Passionist Sisters in their cloistered monastery in Kentucky, and stayed for her postulant year. Within the cloister, the nuns’ main job is to pray for the world.  Elizabeth was only able to speak to her family once a month and have limited visits twice a year. This past weekend, Elizabeth became a novice.

At the vesting ceremony, Elizabeth knelt before the superior who represents Our Mother of Sorrows, the true “Abbess” of the monastery. “It is Our Mother of Sorrows who clothes each of us in the holy habit, it is Our Mother of Sorrows who gives each of us our religious name.  And it is Our Mother of Sorrows who best teaches us how to be clothed interiorly with the virtues of her Divine Son and the loving memory of His Passion.   Being clothed externally in the habit takes only a few minutes, but being clothed interiorly with the mind and Heart of Christ and Him crucified is the work of a lifetime.  This is why we Passionist Nuns take our place in the School of Mary, the Mother and helpmate of the Redeemer, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, for she is the best teacher of the wisdom of the cross.  She can help us be clothed interiorly with the mind and Heart of her Son.”

Elizabeth received the holy habit, and a new name---Lucia Marie of the Mystical Body of Christ.  Her patroness will be Our Lady of Light, and her feast day, May 13th, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima.  The name Lucia comes from the Latin word for light, and the name “Fatima” comes from an Arabic word which means a high place from which a beacon of light shines, illuminating the darkness surrounding it.

Here is a brief excerpt of Elizabeth’s reflection before taking on her new name: 

In this cloister, this heart of the Church, I must be keenly aware of my brothers and sisters, participating in the Church’s missionary essence in an oft-invisible, though no less real, manner.  And now, receiving my new name, Lucia Marie of the Mystical Body of Christ, I shall begin to learn to be a light in the heart of the Church, shining always for the glory of my crucified and risen Savior!

Sr. Lucia Marie will continue her formation, and will be praying for our parish community.  She can receive mail, but cannot return mail…she will respond with prayer!  If you would like to write to Sr. Lucia Marie, you can do so at: 8564 Crisp Rd. Whitesville, KY 42378.

Mass Times

Please join us!

Weekend Masses
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 10:30 am,
12:30 pm (Spanish), 5:00 pm

Daily Masses
Monday - Friday 7:30 & 9:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am

Celebration of Reconciliation
Saturday 2:45-3:45 pm

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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