WELCOME TO ST. CHRISTOPHER PARISH

Fr. Kyle Schnippel
Pastor of NE10 Family of Parishes

Weekly Inspiration from Fr. Kyle

– SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 –

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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.

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Upcoming Parish Events

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

 

SUPPORT A ROSARY WALK AT ST. CHRIS

EAGLE-SCOUT PROJECT BY OUR TEEN PARISHIONER JACK KIRCHNER

 

Hi, my name is Jack Kirchner and I am an active member at St Christopher Parish Church in Vandalia, Ohio. I’m a Boy Scout. I’ve been in Scouting since I was 6 years old . Currently I’m raising money for my Eagle Scout Project! I will be constructing a life-size rosary walk here at St. Chris. The reason why I chose this project is because I deeply care about my Catholic faith, I love our church, and I would love to see people learn more about our faith and reflect on what Jesus has given us. Being a Boy Scout has taught me a lot about surviving in the wilderness, facing your fears, and stepping out of your comfort zone. Becoming an Eagle Scout is the highest rank you can achieve. In my Scouting journey, I’ve gone camping many times (which is a lot of fun) and I have participated in multiple summer camps. I am involved with our parish Youth Ministry and I volunteer each year at the Breakfast with Santa. I was a long-time server for Mass and I operate the livestream on occasional Sundays. If I’m not at work or school, I try to help out at the church or go look for service opportunities around our town. This is my last big project within the scouts. Any and all donations to help cover the expenses of the material would be greatly appreciated! You can donate though the Go-Fund-Me website via the link below or you can send it to the parish office in an envelope labeled “Rosary Walk.”

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

 

Thank you!

Your friend in scouting,

Jack Kirchner

Join Steve Angrisano for a two-day parish mission at St. Christopher Catholic Church – Sunday and Monday, October 9th and 10th. All are invited and welcome to come! Steve delves into the beauty of Divine Mercy through his legendary story-telling and popular songs. Steve is funny, inspiring, and incredibly gifted. Don’t miss this mission!
 
SCHEDULE:
Sunday @ 7PM: Mercy Mission [Part 1]Monday @ 3PM: Divine Mercy Chaplet
Monday @ 7PM: Mercy Mission [Part 2]* These events will take place in the church and also be available via livestream.
 
FOR OUR YOUTH:
Sunday Night: Steve will join our youth groups for a special dinner event. (RSVP for youth group attendance required – see YM Band App for RSVP/more details)
Monday Morning: Steve will lead a school assembly at St. Christopher School.
 
QUESTIONS: Please contact Kelly Schmitmeyer @ 937-538-1762 or email kschmitmeyer@scpchurch.org
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT STEVE ANGRISANO: 

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

Reconciliation

Beginning July 2:

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.

Send A Little Encouragement

While Fr. Smith is away, please show your love and support by sending him an encouraging card/letter.

 

FR. ANDREW SMITH
8380 Colesville Rd.
Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

If you or a loved one are suffering from mental illness, please seek help. Resources for hope and healing are available. Please read Fr. Smith’s letter and view the resources for help contained within the newsletter. 

Read Fr. Smith’s Letter to Parishioners

Volunteers Still Needed

GREETER
9AM SUNDAY, ONCE A MONTH
A Greeter Is Needed! Greeters set the tone of a warm and friendly parish when welcoming people to Mass. A greeter is needed for the 9am Sunday Mass, once a month. If you’re willing to help, please contact Jennifer at 937-626-3367 or jweatherly@writetarget.com

 

LIVESTREAM OPERATOR
9AM SUNDAY, ONCE A MONTH
Our technology team is in need of more livestream operators. It’s a very easy skill to learn! Training and shadowing provided. Operator would only need to cover one 9am Sunday Mass per month. Adults as well as Jr. High and HS teens are encouraged to inquire. Please contact Elena Pope at epope@scpchurch.org or text 937-248-7150.

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.

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 Updated Mass Schedule

Fr. Kyle explains the upcoming changes to the Mass schedules for each parish. 

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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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