Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

 

Presbyteral Viewpoint

Don't ever stop. It means a lot to those around you.  In a restaurant, a family of five bowed their heads in prayer before beginning to eat.  One of the children, a girl of about ten, expressed thanks for the entire family in a hushed voice, her head bobbing expressively.  A few     moments later a couple, on their way to pay their check, paused at the family's table.  "It's been a long time since we've seen anyone do that," said the man, extending his hand to the father.  The father smiled and replied, "It was strange at first, but we always express thanks at home    before we eat.  The children continued it when we went to restaurants, so we just went along with it, and now it's our way."  The woman who had come up to the table patted the little girl on the shoulder and, obviously touched, looked at the mother and said, "Don't ever stop.  It means a lot to those around you."  It seems like such a little thing, but it was a witness to the presence of Christ in our midst.  The seeds of the Kingdom of God are little, and we are called to scatter them abundantly.

We need not get discouraged.  Since the acceptance of God's rule by human beings is a very slow process, there is the danger of discouragement and hopelessness among believers and even those responsible for teaching,     preaching and handing on the faith.  The conviction that growth of the Kingdom of God is the work of the Holy Spirit with our humble cooperation, should make us optimistic in continuing our work of witnessing to faith in   Jesus Christ.  We need to continue sowing tiny seeds of faith in the form of words of love, acts of encouragement, deeds of charity, mercy and forgiveness.

Fr. Donald Watkins Jr.

 

2022 MASS BOOK
The 2022 Mass book and Candles are open. If you would like to have a Mass said or a candle lit for a loved one in 2022 please come to the rectory office during regular business hours! If you would like to write it down ahead of time, the Intention Request Forms are in the rectory office or can be printed here.
People may only request a total of 4 Masses:
Option 1: 2 weekends & 2 weekdays
Option 2: 1 weekend, 1 Holiday & 2 weekdays
Please stick to these options to keep it fair for everyone! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Sunday Mass

Story Time with Marie Sajsa: Chicken Sundays

Journey's & Insights with Bishop Mike

Road to Renewal Update #4 with Father Bryan 

Virtual Conversation with Bishop Mike & Father Bryan

 

Fr. Bryan's Road to Renewal Slides

 

A MOVEMENT TO RESTORE TRUST IN THE DIOCESE OF BUFFALO

An organization of independent  concerned, committed Catholics in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has been formed to assert the laity’s rightful role in the Church and to help lead a movement to restore trust and confidence in the Church in the wake of the shocking disclosures about the Diocese’s handling of sex abuse cases involving clergy in Buffalo.

 

      Buffalo Diocese link: Road to Renewal 

 

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.

            

GROWING IN FAITH NEWSLETTER 

 

PARTNERS IN FAITH 

 

 

 

 THE VATICAN 

U.S CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

 

 

MASS TIMES

Saturday 4:30 PM

Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

Monday, Wednesday 

& Friday 6:45 AM

Tuesday & Thursday 8 AM

 

MASS CALENDAR

 

RECONCILIATION

The first and third Wednesday of the month from 7-8pm (or by appointment)

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

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

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

BULLETIN

EMAIL SIGN UP FOR THE BULLETIN

COMMITMENT TO  PARISH LIFE

DAILY MASS READINGS

CATHOLIC LINKS

ONLINE GIVING

WNY CATHOLIC

 

 

 

 

DIOCESE OF BUFFALO CORONAVIRUS UPDATE     

In light of the recent announcement of 70% of New York adults having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, we have issued the following guidance for the Diocese of Buffalo: Diocese of Buffalo Coronavirus Update

While this does not signal the end of the pandemic or the vigilance, care, and pastoral concern that we must continue to show for one another as Church, it does indicate that we are making signi´Čücant progress as a community in mitigating this public health crisis and its effects.