Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

Dear Family,

Our Gospel Reading this weekend is the very familiar
story of the Good Samaritan. We often forget or do not
understand the significance of the story of the
Samaritan man who helped this stranger. Jesus was
speaking to a Jewish leader and fellow Jewish people.
The Samaritans were ‘enemies’ of the Jewish people.
They did not get along at all! So for Jesus to relate a
story that had a Jewish priest and a Levite man (from
the priestly family) ignore an injured man was startling.
Then Jesus added to the shock value of the story by
having a Samaritan man be the hero! This forced the
people to re-evaluate how they approached a situation
and their ‘enemies’. We tend to bundle people into
categories. If we as a nation have an ‘enemy’ country,
we tend to assume everyone of that nation is our
enemy. This is a dangerous thing to do. When Jesus
asked the scholar who was the neighbor, he was
forced to answer ‘the one who showed mercy’,
meaning the Samaritan. What group of people might
we be bundling into a certain category? Is it possible
that we are not showing members of this group the
mercy they are due? Might we be better off seeing
people as individuals rather than as members of a
certain group?
I want to publicly thank Gary Dorobiala, Anita Herr and
Louise LoPardi who all just completed their terms on
the Pastoral Council. I am very grateful to all of them
for the wonderful counsel and their efforts on behalf of
our parish. May God Bless them abundantly!
SUMMERFEST!! Summerfest is our biggest single
fundraiser for the parish. We are in need of many
volunteers to help make this Summerfest a success!
Please consider giving some of your time and talents
the weekend of August 2 through 4! It is a lot of fun
and you will get to meet some of our other wonderful
parishioners!

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.

           

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7:00 - 8:00 PM
Sat. 3:45 - 4:15 PM
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(Closed 12:30-1:00 PM)
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