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

ROMANS 12:12

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Family, Community, and Participation

 

During this first week, we focus on the call to Family, Community and Participation. Our God is Trinity, three persons, one God. These three persons are in constant relationship with each other. Being created in the image of God, we too need to be in relationships. Each human person is not only sacred but also social. We must recognize and cherish the gift of belonging to our immediate family and wider family; the Church and society. The Church teaches that in order to fully belong to a family and community, participation is essential. We encourage you to ensure you and your family are registered to vote. Get informed and educated about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Our community calls us to participate not just for our own needs but for the larger whole of society. Voting is an actionable way to love and a tool to cultivate community. Find out more at  www.iVoteCatholic.org.

LIVE STREAM - 9AM SUNDAY MASS

* NOW LIVE STREAMING DAILY MASS *

Live stream will begin approximately 5 minutes prior to Mass beginning and end shortly after Mass has concluded.

Join us on Sundays at 9:00AM & during our DAILY MASS via our StreamSpot venue page or via Facebook LIVE.

COMING SOON: Watch live stream Mass from your Roku / Amazon Fire devices – More details coming soon!

RECENT HOMILIES

Click on any of the icons below to listen to our homilies via your favorite podcast platform.

Parish Updates & Commuication

Staying Connected

Be sure to check your email frequently as that will be our primary form of communication for you with vaulable information during these next few weeks. In addition to emails, we are committed to updating our website and all other media resources to keep you connected to our parish and growing in your faith. 

How can I get the 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:

Link to Live Stream Mass at St. Christopher  |  Homilies   |  Prayer Aids  |  Parish Sunday Bulletin  |  Daily Readings  |  Links to Inspirational News and Articles  |  The option to join various groups for communication in the future  |  more features to come!

It’s a GREAT tool for parish connectivity that we plan to utilize beyond the COVID response.   If you 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.

Parish Needs / Local Volunteer

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

You would only be scheduled to cover ONE Sunday per month.

WHO: Adult Parishioners
HOW OFTEN: 1 Sunday, 11am Mass / Month
TIME COMMITMENT: 30 min. before & after Mass
DUTIES: Unlocking/locking church doors, turning on/off lights, assisting with preparation needs for Mass.
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

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

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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