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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    Pilgrimage with Fr. John

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  |  2022 Pilgrimage Opportunities  Join Father John as he travels throughout the Holy Land (Jan. 2022) and Eastern Europe (July 2022) to include the once-in-a-decade Passion Play in Oberammergau.  More details, brochures, and reservation forms can be found be CLICKING HERE or by visiting the magazine rack in the Gathering Space for a print out of the brochure and form.      

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    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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    CYO Track & Munchkin Track

    ST. CHRISTOPHER BOOSTERS  |  CYO Track & Munchkin Track CYO & Munchkin Track is now open and will close @ midnight Wednesday April 7, 2021. New this year, St. Christopher and St. John will be partnering with St. Peter & Mother Brunner to maximize our resources. There will be coaches from all schools working together. COST: $50 / participant AGE: Track is run by age. Your child’s age is based on what their age will be September 30, 2021. Example if they turn 11 on September 30 or before, they will run in the 11-12 year group. If they turn 11 on October 1, 2021, they will be run in the…

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    Festival Volunteer Survey

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  | Festival Volunteer Survey FESTIVAL or NO FESTIVAL? Well, that depends… In order for our parish to have a festival this summer, we need to know how many volunteers we will likely have. SO WE ARE ASKING THE QUESTION: Are you willing to volunteer at the St. Chris festival this summer under the current guidelines in place regarding COVID (as of now, wearing of masks would be required of all volunteers regardless of the temperature outside)? DETAILS WE KNOW SO FAR: * MASKS would need to be worn * SET-UP: June 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th * FESTIVAL DATES: June 11th, 12th, 13th * TEAR-DOWN: Sunday, June 13th PLEASE…

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    The Year of St. Joseph

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  | Celebrating Our Catholic Faith Since March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, falls on a Friday this year, in accord with Canon 1251, the prescript to abstain from meat need not be observed. Especially during this Year of St. Joseph, it would be appropriate for the faithful to celebrate a special dinner in their household and, if possible, to contribute food to the poor. Resources to support the Year of St. Joseph, including the blessing of St. Joseph’s table and more. Check out these websites for more information about the Year of St. Joseph and how you can participate in the celebration: What is The Year of St. Joseph?…

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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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    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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    Scam Alert – Be Aware!

    ST. CHRISTOPHER  |  SCAM ALERT  SCAMMERS ARE AT IT AGAIN! Please be aware of imposters out there that are sending emails/texts posing to be “Fr. John” in need of a favor. No one from St. Christopher Parish, School, Staff, or Childcare would ever do this and it important to be aware and cautious when you encounter communications such as this. HERE IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO: 1) Do NOT respond or reply to the email/text. 2) Call or email the parish office and notify them of the scam! 3) Report the email to your email provider as SPAM and BLOCK the email sender -or- if it is a text, call…

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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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