Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

Dear Family,

As we enter the season of Advent, we also move into a new liturgical year. The Church shifts our focus for the coming year from the Gospel According to St. Matthew to the Gospel of According to St. Mark. Our Gospel Reading this weekend succinctly calls us to be watchful. So for what exactly are we watching and waiting? The Season of Advent has two major focuses. The first is our preparation for the celebration of the anniversary of Jesus‟ first coming, that is, Christmas. The second focus is to call us to always be prepared for the second coming of Jesus, whether it be at the end of our own life here on earth, or at the end of all time. We never know the day or the hour when Jesus will return for us. So how exactly do we prepare and remain ready for His coming? By living good Christian lives in accord with His teachings and commands. It is not always easy being a Christian person because our human nature is prone to being pulled away from God by the temptations of the evil one. But Jesus will give us the graces we need to fight these temptations if we simply ask Him to help. God wants nothing more for us than to spend eternal life with Him. God did His part by Jesus‟ becoming one of us and dying on the cross for our salvation. Now we need to do our best to live up to the Christian ideal. We will hear throughout the Advent Season the call to prepare the way for Him. We will also sing (even if in our own homes) the hymn „O Come, O Come Emmanuel‟. In that hymn we are begging Jesus to come. Are we truly ready for His return? As Christian people we should always be ready and never fearful of that day! Our ultimate desire is to spend eternity in His presence! So why be afraid of His return?
A Blessed Advent season to all!!

Praised Be Jesus Christ…Now and Forever!!!!

Father Steve 

                  Supreme Court Ruling in our Favor -                   Mass will be IN PERSON this weekend

 

Did You Know? With Marie Sajsa

 

 

Sunday Mass 11/22/2020

Letter to the Catholic Faithful

 

Bishop Edward Scharfenburger Pastoral Letter

 

Buffalo Diocese link: Road to Renewal 

 

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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.

           

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MASS TIMES

Saturday 4:30 PM

Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

Monday, Wednesday 

& Friday 6:45 AM

Tuesday & Thursday 8 AM

 

 

Reconciliation

           First & Third                    Wednesday 7-8PM        (or by appointment)

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM (Closed 12:30-1PM)

The Parish Office is closed until Monday, 11/30 at 9AM

 

          ADORATION            Tuesday 8:45 AM - 7 PM Novena at 7 PM

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