• GATHERINGS & EVENTS,  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Parish & Community Cleanup Day

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  |  Parish & Community Clean Up Vandalia Community Clean Up Week: Sunday, May 16th – Saturday, May 22nd Join us as together we work towards keeping our Vandalia community clean! When: Saturday, May 22, 2021 beginning at 9am Where: Meeting at St. Christopher School parking lot (please enter lot via back of school) What: Picking up trash and litter throughout our parish campus and alongside James Bohanan Dr. and our section of E. National Rd. Bring: Please bring your own pair of work gloves or rubber gloves. Trash bags will be provided. Who: The more hands the merrier! Children and adults alike can work together in keeping our…

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  • DONATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS,  GATHERINGS & EVENTS,  GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Spring Gala Online Auction

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  |  Spring Gala Online Auction THURSDAY, May 6 (opens @ 8:00PM) through SATURDAY, May 8 (closes @ 11pm) The Spring Gala is the single largest fund raising event for the children of our Parish. The programs benefitting from this event include St. Christopher School and the Center for Children. This year due to COVID we will only be hosting an online auction. We will have 68 packages to bid on, 31 of them are priceless, 26 of them are valued over $11,000!! Packages include the very popular Rec Center Field Trip, a signed UD Basketball from the 2019-2020 season, artwork created by the students, vacation packages, and so…

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    KOC: Italian Dinner

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  | St. Christopher Knights of Columbus #12912 The St. Christopher Knights of Columbus are once again hosting an authentic Italian Dinner. This year the event will be a drive-thru dinner on the parish campus and a door prize drawing will be held via Facebook live. Please support this DELICIOUS parish and community event! ITALIAN DINNER DETAILS: TWO dinner options: Pasta, Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad, & a Large Chocolate Chip Cookie Chicken Alfredo, Garlic Bread, Salad, & a Large Chocolate Chip Cookie DINNER TICKET COST: $12 & includes a chance to win the door prize TICKET SALE DATES: Weekends of April 17 & 18, April 24 & 25, May…

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    Senior Graduation Mass

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  |  Youth Faith Formation THURSDAY, May 6  –  7:00PM Mass & Special Presentation Graduating High School Seniors and Parents, St. Chris is proud of you and all your accomplishments! We want to celebrate you and your family on Thursday night, May 6 at the 7pm Mass and prayerfully send you off on your next adventure. Following Mass will be a slide show of you growing up through the years with photos you and your family provide. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE: * Please RSVP & submit photos for slide show by APRIL 16, 2021     [  CLICK HERE TO RSVP  ] QUESTIONS: * Contact Julie Wheeler (julie@digitalcowboyit.com) or…

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    KOC: Super Cash Bonaza

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  | St. Christopher Knights of Columbus #12912 Support many parish groups & charities PURCHASE NOW THROUGH MAY 17, 2021 The St. Christopher Knights of Columbus are now selling tickets for the Super Cash Bonanza to support and give back to our parish groups and local charities such as the school and parish youth, Right to Life, food pantry, veterans, and other various church needs. A charity campaign with plenty of chance to WIN BIG while helping the local groups you value and support! Over $108,000 in CASH PRIZES Each ticket donation of $5.00 Deadline to buy/turn in tickets is: May 17, 2021 DRAWING DATE: May 22, 2021 * Donor need…

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  • GATHERINGS & EVENTS

    Women’s Morning of Renewal

    ST. CHRISTOPHER ADULT FAITH FORMATION  |  Women’s Morning of Renewal    Goodness knows, 2020 was a very challenging year and 2021 continues to be daunting to many, while others are feeling more optimistic. However, despite what we’ve been through and will go through—no matter the circumstances or events—there is hope, not just to survive, but to THRIVE. With her indomitable spirit and charming humor, our presenter, Jeanne Hunt, will weave together practical approaches for thriving during tough times with grace and hope. Join other women of all ages for this online presentation. If you cannot join us in person via Zoom on April 17th, a recorded video of the presentation will…

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    Stations of the Cross

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  | Stations of the Cross 7:00pm on Fridays during Lent in the church (except on Good Friday @ 12pm) Join us every Friday during Lent to journey closer to Christ through facilitated prayer and reflections on the Stations of the Cross. Due to the logistics in how the event is conducted, live stream will not be available. Parishioners who are unable to attend are encouraged to watch the reflection video “Walk With Christ” on our StreamSpot channel: https://venue.streamspot.com/video/6a14d9a30f “Walk With Christ” was created by parishioner Amy McEntee with the photography talents of parishioner Mike Shirk.

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    Lenten Fundraiser

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  | Parish Lenten Fundraiser Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | Frisch’s Big Boy on Benchwood Rd. | 4:00pm – 9:00pm PARISH NIGHT OUT   Take a night off from cooking!  Support St. Christopher parish by coming to Frisch’s on Benchwood Rd., Tuesday, March 23rd between 4-9pm.   20% of the proceeds come back to St. Chris when you mention it at checkout. Good on dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru.

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    FAMILY Snow Service Opportunity

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  |  Youth & Family Ministry FRIDAY, Feb. 12 – MONDAY, Feb. 15  [11am – 5pm] @ Hearth & Home in Vandalia *Important details below* We’ve been invited to come to brighten the lives of the residents at Hearth & Home in Vandalia with our snow play, fun, and creations. The residents were SOOOO touched by our youth taking the time to show them so much love through all our little snow creations around their campus. But with the fresh snowfall, much of that was covered and the residents are longing to see again those reminders of hope and love outside of their window. We invite you to come…

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    To The Hoop (KG-Gr. 3)

    ST. CHRISTOPHER BOOSTERS  |  To The Hoop Introduce your child to a love for basketball through St. Christopher’s To The Hoop instructional youth basketball leauge. To The Hoop is a non-competitive leaugue that builds baseline basketball skills and fundamentals, while encouraging fun and friendship through the sport. COST: $15 / participant WHO: Boys and Girls currently in grades KG – 3rd grade PARISH: St. Christopher & St. John parish communities DEADLINE TO REGISTER: (Friday) February 5, 2021 (closes at midnight) TEAM EVALUATIONS: (Saturday) February 6, 2021 KG – 1st Grade (Girls) @ 9:30am-10am KG – 1st Grade (Boys) @ 10:15am-10:45am 2nd – 3rd Grade (Girls) @ 11am-11:30am 2nd – 3rd Grade (Boys) @ 11:45am-12:15pm The purpose…

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    Youth Eucharistic Adoration Night

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  | YOUTH MINISTRY  Finally…. An in-person event for Jr. High & High School parish youth! Join us for this AWESOME (& FREE) evening of Liturgy, Praise & Worship, Eucharistic Adoration, and an amazing Keynote Speaker! For parish youth in grades 6-12 [This Sunday] Jan. 31  |  6-7:30pm  | St. Christopher Church Event will also be live-streamed HERE. Masks must be worn throughout the event. For more information, please contact:   Dir. of Youth Ministry, Elena Pope |  Dir. of Religious Education, Elise Sas  |  St. Christopher School Principal, Tim O’Loughlin

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