Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

Dear Family,

This weekend, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi Sunday. In our First Reading, we read of Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High forever. Melchizedek brought bread and wine as an offering of thanksgiving to God for Abram in honor of God’s blessings upon Abram. In our Gospel, we read of the multiplication of loaves in which Jesus blesses the five loaves and feeds five thousand men, only to have twelve baskets full of bread leftover. This is a show of God’s incredibly over abundant generosity! But it was also a foreshadowing of the gift of Jesus’ own Body and Blood for all time to feed us and nourish our souls! He promised to stay with us always, but who would have thought that our God would lower Himself to take on the appearance of bread and wine and transform them into His own Body and Blood. Jesus knew that we would not be able to gaze upon Him in all His glory while we live on earth, so He took on this humble form so that we could easily approach Him and be nourished by Him. The story of Melchizedek and the bread and wine offerings used throughout Jewish history, as we read in the Old Testament, prepared us for the ultimate gift of the Body and Blood of Christ, the eternal offering of Jesus to the Father on our behalf. St. Paul in our Second Reading today relates that Jesus commanded that we continue the celebration begun at the Last Supper. He left the ministerial priesthood for us as a means of continuing that sacrifice using the words that Jesus Himself used. We do the same thing to this very day at Jesus’ command. Let us give thanks and praise to our God Who never leaves us alone. Let us give thanks and praise to God to nourishing our souls through the gift of Himself! We are truly blest! 

Praised Be Jesus Christ…Now and Forever!!!

Rev. Steven Jekielek, Pastor

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2019 
 
 
Update on Reverend Joseph Gatto 

 
 
After additional consideration and consultation, Bishop Richard Malone has decided not to assign Fr. Joseph Gatto to St. Christopher’s Parish in Tonawanda.  This decision is the result of continued thoughtful evaluation and discernment. Bishop Malone will continue to consult with diocesan officials including the Diocesan Priests’ Personnel Board and others regarding Fr. Gatto’s next assignment.   
 
For more information, contact Kathy Spangler, Director of Communications 

kspangler@buffalodiocese.org
 716.847.8717 
 

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Mission Statement

We, the people of St. Christopher Parish, journey to the heavenly kingdom of God our Father by following the example and service of Jesus Christ his Son, inspired daily by the Holy Spirit to lead faith-filled Christian lives.

           

    FORMED

 

 
     THE VATICAN 

U.S CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

 

 

MASS TIMES

Sat. 4:30 PM
Sun. 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

 Weekdays:
Mon., Wed., &  Fri. 6:45 AM
Tues. & Thurs.   8:00 AM

      
Reconciliation:

Every 1st and 3rd Wed. 
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Sat. 3:45 - 4:15 PM
or anytime by appointment

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
(Closed 12:30-1:00 PM)
Tues. Eve. 7:00-8:00 PM
Sat. 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sun. 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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