WELCOME TO ST. CHRISTOPHER PARISH

Fr. Kyle Schnippel
Pastor of NE10 Family of Parishes

Weekly Inspiration from Fr. Kyle

– SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022 –

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Mass Schedule & Parish Office Information

ADVENT RESOURCES

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LIVE-STREAM

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

SUPPORT

Our future growth and ability to fulfill our mission is in your hands. Please be as generous as you are able. Various parish groups/event payments can also be made here.

BULLETIN

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E-MAIL

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Upcoming Parish Events

EVERY DONATION IS A BLESSING!

GIVING TUESDAY(ish) — TODAY is the last day to participate in the fundraising effort to respond to some major needs our parish facilities have beyond the basic maintenance and upkeep.

 

We are currently at about $27,000.

Our goal is $50k to cover the expenses for what needs to be done.

 

Please consider giving in any amount that you are able. EVERY donation is a blessing towards the long term preservation of our parish. Thank you all for your love, generosity, and dedication to our beloved St. Christopher Parish, Child Care, and School!

 

GIVE HERE
Please make note that this year the proceeds will not be exempt from the Archdiocese 9.5% assessment.

  • Yes, while we recognize that this giving period is technically no different than any other time/period of regular giving, we hope that your intention for charity and supporting the needs of our facility repairs remain the same out of love and goodwill for the future of St. Christopher Parish.


OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

You may also mail or drop off checks (made out to St. Christopher) to the parish office mail slot or place your check in the collection tower at the church.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022
8:30AM – 11AM | ST. CHRIS CAFETERIA
REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 28

Bring the entire family and enjoy a hot breakfast with SANTA! After your bellies are full, continue the Christmas fun with plenty of crafts, games, and raffles. Be sure to bring your camera along and get a picture with Santa!

QUESTIONS: Donna Schorr 412-401-1472
Volunteers are still needed!

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022
AFTER 9AM & 11AM MASS | ST. CHRIS CAFETERIA

ALL ARE WELCOME! Come & enjoy free donuts, coffee, juice, and fruit. 

 

Donut Sunday is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Aufderheide Council 12912


ORDER PICK UP: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Emmaus Center Entrance [3pm -6pm]

 

QUESTIONS:
Contact the school office at 937 898 5104

Walking with Moms in Need is an opportunity for those in our parishes to assist local pregnant and parenting women in need and in difficult circumstances. Walking with Moms in Need is an initiative of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities which serves the Church’s mission to proclaim that each human life is a precious gift from God. Our five parishes will pilot Walking with Moms in Need in support of our local pregnancy resource center – Elizabeth’s New Life Center and the clients they serve. Last weekend, parishioners had the opportunity after Mass to hear more details and to complete a Resource Survey to indicate their areas of interest to help pregnant and parenting moms. In the following months Elizabeth’s New Life Center will share the needs of clients to be matched with one of our volunteers. We hope you will prayerfully consider joining us in Walking with Moms in Need. 

 

CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Feel free to contact Terry Miller at tmiller@elizabethnewlife.org

Sensory Friendly Mass

Please join us every 3rd Saturday of the month at 5pm for a Sensory-Friendly Mass.

What you’ll experience at this Mass:

  • Subdued lighting
  • Softer music
  • A shortened homily
  • And a welcoming community of parishioners who are glad you’re here.

Reconciliation

Regular opportunities for confession at St. Christopher:

  • FRI (after 9am Mass) Confessions will be heard after the 9am Mass with the scheduled presiding priest.
  • SAT (3:30pm) 1hr Confessions before Mass with the scheduled presiding priest.
  • PRIVATE CONFESSIONS may be scheduled by contacting either of our priests via their office phone number.

Need a little help when it comes to going to confession? Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Becoming Catholic

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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The Bulletin & Communications

How blessed I have been to have had the opportunity to work within the role of Director of Communications for St. Christopher. I have always loved visual communications and design. So to pair that with my heart for our parish has been a two-fold gift!

 

While I LOVE the creative side of communications, I am stepping back from my role at Director of Communications so that I may better direct my time and attention to the Jr. High and High School Youth Ministry efforts for our parish families at St. Chris and St. John the Baptist.

 

The Bulletin and all communication efforts will be transitioning to Laura Joliat, Director of Communications for Northeast 10 Family of Parishes. We will still utilize the online communication request form for all bulletin, email, website, pulpit announcement needs in order to keep our communication efforts organized, consistent, and timely.

 

Although the bulletin will now be relatively the same between all the parishes, the newsletter you are reading will be our weekly, parish specific, publication.

 

Thank you so much for your continued support, patience, and encouragement during this time.

 

QUESTIONS: epope@scpchurch.org

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YOUTUBE

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PRAYER REQUEST

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COMMUNICATION

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Our Schools

St. Christopher Center for Children

Quality, faith-filled preschool education and before/after school care for children ages 3 through grade 8. An active summer program and care is also available. Register now!

St. Christopher School

Quality, faith-filled education for children entering kindergarten through grade 8. Schedule a tour and learn more about the St. Christopher difference! Register now!

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