Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

Dear Family,
Do you have family or friends who ridicule you (especially behind your back) because of your faith? I think most of us do. They don’t understand why we try our best to be faithful followers of Jesus. This has been true throughout history. In our First Reading today, the people did not want to hear Jeremiah’s message. That included members of his family. So what did some people of that time do? They captured him and threw him into a cistern to die! Jesus tells us in the Gospel today that His coming to earth was not going to bring peace. He said it would bring division, even with the family itself. There has been a tendency in the last half century or so to turn Jesus into a vegetarian hippie! People want us to believe that He would have been at Woodstock wearing a peace sign and tie-dye. Hardly! Jesus was a faithful Jewish man Who just happened to be the God that created the human race and the Ten Commandments and the laws of the Jewish faith, which required the eating of lamb on Passover! So much for the vegetarian part! He stated outright that He came to bring those laws to fulfillment and He was not going to wipe away even the smallest part of the law. Jesus wanted us to be aware through this Gospel passage that becoming His follower would not be easy. It would cause strain between family members. But He wanted us to be strong in our convictions, even and especially when the times get tough. We know what is happening in our world today and in our Church as we deal with the horrible sins of some against our young people from decades ago. This is a time when our faith is questioned. This is a time when even family members question why we stay. This is one of those times that Jesus spoke about in our Gospel today. But we stay because we chose to follow the way of Jesus knowing that it is the only true path to real peace, the peace of God in His kingdom. We pray that those who have sinned so grievously will repent and own up to what they have done. We pray especially for the victims that they may find the peace that only God can offer them and that we may be the conduit of that peace in this day and age. And we stay because we know the love of Jesus in our lives.
Praised Be Jesus Christ…Now and Forever!!

Rev. Steven Jekielek, Pastor

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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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