Becoming part of Resurrection
Resurrection has a long history of community here at Smith Mountain Lake.
In the early 70’s Mass was held in individual’s homes. As the number of Catholics increased, we moved our services to the Moneta Elementary School.
Because we did not have a priest we had to “borrow” one, and so began our tradition of Saturday evening worship.
We were then invited by Bethlehem United Methodist Church to hold our services in their church since they were holding their own on Sunday mornings.
When we had saved sufficient funds we approached the bishop and were able to purchase land to build our own church.
In turn, the new Trinity Ecumenical Church was forming and started to hold to hold their services in our building on Sunday mornings.
Members of our Catholic community come from all over the globe, attracted to the beautiful Smith Mountain Lake area.
We celebrate fellowship with each other, pray together, play together, work together; we support each other and become family. In coming to know each other there is a deep feeling of belonging.
Having explored our web site we hope you will want to be part of our family. If any of the activities found interest you, please feel free to contact us via email, phone, or in person. We will be happy to welcome you and include you as a member of our faith family.
Barry Welch, Deacon