Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

Dear Family,

In our First Reading and in our Gospel Reading today, we learn of people who were cleansed of leprosy. Naaman, a gentile foreigner came to believe in the power of the One True God as a result of the healing at the hands of Elisha. Ten people were healed of leprosy in our Gospel Reading today at the hands of Jesus. Only one came back to give thanks, a gentile Samaritan. When we were baptized, we were cleansed of original sin. Do we as Christian people gives thanks to God for that great gift we receive in the Sacrament or do we take it for granted as a cultural thing to do? Do we realize that when we receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we are cleansed of the leprosy of our souls that is caused by our sins? Do we give great thanks to our God for this incredible gift? Too often we ignore what is really happening when we receive these sacraments. We often baptize our children because it’s the right thing to do without really understanding what is happening to our children when they receive this amazing gift! We often avoid going to Confession for many reasons. Naaman initially did not want to do what Elisha instructed because it seemed too ordinary to have any effect. He found out that what appears to be ordinary can have extraordinary effect!!! We tend to avoid Confession because it doesn’t seem to us that talking to another human, a priest, will result in anything happening. But Jesus is there in the person of that priest! He cleanses us through the words of the priest just as He cleansed the Ten Lepers. If we relate what happens during Confession to what was experienced by Naaman and the Ten Lepers, we would be rushing in to the Confessional to be cleaned of our leprosy and rushing to have our children baptized!

Praised Be Jesus Christ…Now and Forever!!!

Fr. Steve

 

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

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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