Our 100th Anniversary Celebration

The Church of the Resurrection is excited to celebrate our 100th anniversary this year! Join us throughout the year for our celebration activities! More information will be added as events draw near.


100th Anniversary Parish Cookbook
The 100th Anniversary Parish Cookbook is here! Copies are $15 and can be purchased at Coffee and Doughnuts after Mass or at the Ox Roast.

Wednesday, June 15 | 6:30pm
Mass / Cake & Punch Reception
On June 15, 1922 Michael James Gallagher, Bishop of Detroit, sent Father John A. Gabriels to Lansing to establish a new Catholic parish. Fr. Gabriels requested that the church be named “The Church of the Resurrection” since the Resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of all Christianity. We will kick off our 100th Year Celebrations with Mass and a reception.

Saturday, September 10 | 4:00pm
Resurrection Family Talent Show
Bring the whole family to kick off Saturday's events and enjoy the talents of our youngest parishioners!

Saturday, November 19 | 6:00pm
Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Purchase tickets at the Parish Office

Tickets are $50/person and $25/senior (60+)

The dinner celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Church of the Resurrection is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th. However, to call this just a dinner is like calling a cruise ship just a boat. This celebration is an EXTRAVAGANZA.

As with every dinner, the event centers around food and the 100th Anniversary celebration is no exception. We have partnered with the Soup Spoon Café to develop a menu consisting of tried-and-true Resurrection recipes from our parishioners:

  • Judy Deveau’s German Red Cabbage
  • Candy Case’s Irish Pork Chops
  • Cathy Kuch’s Smoky Corn Chowder and
  • Esther Martin’s Spinach Salad

Soup Spoon signature dishes:

  • Shrimp Voodoo Pasta
  • East Side Chicken
  • French Onion Soup

as well as some “Classics”:

  • Emil’s Pasta
  • Soda Bread with 3 Butters
  • Boxty with Pancetta
  • Ruth DeMarco’s Marinated Winter Salad

And what celebration would be complete without some sweetness at the end:

  • Bread Pudding a la Soup Spoon
  • Apple Cake
  • Fr. Martin’s Blueberry Pie

Of course, you will need something to wash this delicious food down and Soup Spoon has outdone itself. First, they have developed two signature cocktails – The Resurrection Centennial Mule and the Shamrock Spirit. But the highlight is the 100 commemorative bottles of Second Homily Imperial Pale Ale from Old Nation Brewery. Draft beer, wine and coffee will be served as well.

Tickets are $50/person and $25/senior (60+) and they can be purchased after 8:30 and 11:00 Mass or at the Parish Office. Hurry! Sales are limited!

Sunday, December 25 | 11:00am
On Christmas Day, 1922, the people of the Church of the Resurrection celebrated their first Mass together in their new church which could accommodate over 700 people. Join your fellow parishioners as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary at 11:00 Mass.

Saturday February 4 | Time TBD
Music / Schola Concert
Join the adult choir and children’s Schola for a night of beautiful music and a tribute to Ms. Ursula Klein.

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