Church of the Resurrection - Escondido, CA

History

 Church of the Resurrection’s Heritage

The Church of the Resurrection began as a faith community on May 8, 1970, when Fr. Joseph Finnerty was commissioned by Bishop Leo Maher to come to Escondido to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the community of north Escondido.  From Mass said in the humble beginnings of Fr. Finnerty’s garage, to the dedication of the current church in 1973, the Church of the Resurrection has been a community of faith welcoming all who entered its doors.

1970

  • Parish is established
  • Fr. Joseph Finnerty named Pastor

1973

  • Move from Knights of Columbus Hall to Rose School
  • Groundbreaking for the current worship space 
  • Multi-use building is constructed
  • Ministry offices are located in church building
  • Church used for CCD

1976

  • Patio and stairs are built
  • Parking lot expanded, new office building and garage are built

1983

  • Rev. Laurence Dolan named Pastor

1985

  • Parish experiences tremendous growth
  • Temporary trailers used for social activities

1986

  • Rev. Roger Lechner named Pastor

1992

  • Rev. Charles Fuld named Pastor

1993

  • Registered parishioners – Over 3,800
  • CCD students – Over 1,000

1995

  • Parish Hall and 6 classrooms constructed

2001

  • Rev. Kenneth Del Priore named Pastor
  • Registered parishioners – Over 4,200

 

2005

  • Parish commits to “We Are Church . . . Together We Build”
    Begins planning for the New Permanent Church & Master Plan of the Campus

 

2009

  • Phase I:  Parking Lot and Fencing Completed

 

2013

  • Cornerstone Celebration - Old Youth Center torn down

 

2014

  • Spring - Phase II begins - Fall / Winter Completion of the the back parking lot up to the pad where the new church will sit.

 

2015  

     Campaign Sharing Our Faith, Building Our Future

 

2016

  • Construction of the Church Building begins.......