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Rejoice in Hope, Be Patient in Tribulation,
Be Constant in Prayer.

ROMANS 12:12

The Greatest Gift of All

ST. CHRISTOPHER BLOOD DRIVE
 
If you are able to donate blood, your community blood center needs you now more than ever. St. Christopher Parish is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, January 23rd, from 9 am to 1 pm in the Church building.
 
Click HERE to learn more about how you can help!

Saturday,

January

23

9 am – 1 pm

St. Christopher Church | 435 E. National Rd.

Our Parish Initiative

Beacons
of
Light

BEACONS OF LIGHT Becoming People Who Radiate Christ.

“To live is to change, and to change often is to become more perfect.”
~ St. John Henry Newman

Change is inevitable. Organizations, animals, and people that do not change stagnate, atrophy, and die. All must adapt to the circumstances of their place and time not just to survive but to thrive. And this is where the Archdiocese of Cincinnati finds itself as we enter into celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding in 1821.

Read more about our participation as a parish…

A LIVING EXAMPLE 

Recently, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati recognized our parishioner, Agnes Guiselin, as a recipient of a 2020 Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND Award from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Each year the Archdiocese selects winners who demonstrate the values of Dorothy Stang:  Solidarity with the poor  |  Care of the earth  |  and A love for Jesus and His mission.

WORSHIP WITH US

Worship with us in person or via live stream:

TUE 7PM  |  WED 9AM  |  THU 7PM  |  FRI 9AM  |  SAT 5 PM  |  SUN 9AM & 11AM

Live Stream

Worship with us via live stream on StreamSpot, Parish Facebook, or via our custom channel app on your ROKU / FIRE streaming device.

Live stream access by clicking on the church icon below (StreamSpot link).

 

Worship Aid

Use our digital worship aid to help you follow along with the weekend Mass.

Click on the book icon for access to a PDF worship aid to view, download, or print.

Homilies

Need to hear the homily again? Browse our library of homilies from the 9am Sunday Masses at St. Christopher. Listen via podcast platforms below.

MASS INFORMATION THIS WEEK

STAYING CONNECTED

Do you have our myParish app? 

Click on the church icon above – it will either open up the app if you already have it or it will take you to the app store on your device and prompt you to download it. The App features many icons including:

Live Stream Mass at St. Christopher  |  Homilies   |  Prayer Aids  |  Parish Sunday Bulletin  |  Daily Readings  |   Inspirational News & Articles  |  and so much more!

Need help with the app? Download our myParish App User Guide.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Please continue to support our parish during this COVID-19 Response period.
Need to contact us? Click here to submit a general question.
We are still publishing a Sunday bulletin to keep you informed!
Click here to submit a prayer request or to be added to the prayer chain group.
Mortgage Assistance Program
Communication Request Form Bulletin | Media | Etc.
Visit our school website.
Visit our preschool/childcare website.

OUTREACH / VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

St. Christopher Parish is in need of a volunteer to fill the role of Church Cleaning Coordinator for 1 Saturday every 8 weeks. 

WHO: Adults 
HOW OFTEN: 1 Saturday every 8 weeks
TIME: 8:30-9:30 AM [1 hour]
DUTIES: The coordinator would need to open the church & supervise the cleaning of the church. Someone else schedules the cleaners, the coordinator would only need to call to remind them a day ahead of time.

CONTACT TO VOLUNTEER: Bonnie Prine

St. Christopher Parish is in need of a few more volunteers to fill the Mass Coordinator role for 11 AM Mass. 

WHO: Adults [Great opportunity for families / couples]
HOW OFTEN: 1 Mass (11AM) / Month
POSS. DAYS: Sunday
TIME COMMITMENT: 30 min. before & after Mass
DUTIES: Unlock/Lock the church doors, turn on/off lights, set up needs for Mass, etc.

No prior experience or knowledge of how to set up for Mass needed. TRAINING is provided and mentoring to make sure you are comfortable with the tasks. 


CONTACT TO VOLUNTEER: Kelly Schmitmeyer

St. Christopher Parish is in need of a few more volunteers to fill the Greeter / Usher role various Masses. 

WHO: Jr. High – Adult
HOW OFTEN: 1 Mass / Month
POSS. DAYS: Tue. – Sun.
TIME COMMITMENT: 30 min. before & after Mass
* GREETER DUTIES: Holding doors open as people enter, verbal greetings to all, welcoming with a smile

* USHER DUTIES: Guide people to seat in designated areas, dismiss rows for communion
CONTACT TO VOLUNTEER: Mary Lauterbach

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley is in need of ongoing volunteers for their Food Pantry that can commit to consistently work at least one day per week from 8am to noon.  Volunteers will help with the unloading and restocking of food deliveries, preparing boxes of food for clients, and other jobs as necessary for pantry operations. Volunteers will need to be able to lift heavy boxes and be on their feet for extended periods of time.  Those interested should contact Mike Hoendorf at 937-223-7217 ext. 1141 or by email at hoendorfm@cssmv.org

The Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry could use some volunteers. This would be a great opportunity for any adult who is NOT a health risk. A great opportunity for any college students that are home for the time being. 

Latest Post from the Food Pantry: The Vandalia Butler Food Pantry will remain open during the COVID-19 crisis for as long as we can maintain volunteers. *Please continue to call and leave your information on your message machine and our volunteers will get back with you to set up an appointment for you to pick up food. Due to rationing, we are only able to provide a gift card to Kroger to allow you to pick up meat butter milk and eggs. We are still providing all of the other non-perishable items.*  Thank you.

To volunteer, please email:   director@vbfoodpantry.com

Thinking about becoming catholic?

The Time
Is Now...

Have you, or has someone you know expressed any interest in learning more about Jesus and the Catholic faith? Do any of these statements apply to you or someone you know:
  • I have never been baptized.
  • • I am baptized but have had little or no faith formation.
    • I am baptized and have had faith formation in another religious tradition.
    • I am baptized Catholic, but have not received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):

The RCIA is a process that helps adults discern if the Lord is calling them to a journey of faith in the Catholic Church. A new group of inquirers into the Catholic Faith is forming. Perhaps you are, or someone you know, is searching for a way of life that will help you or them be connected to the life and grace of God through the Catholic Church. All are welcome.

For further and more detailed information, please email Andrea Parker or call 937-898-3542 ext. 109.

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