Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

Dear Family,

Have you ever thought about how much money and time people spend trying to retain their youthful appearance and how much money is spent on pills and potions with the hope of living forever here on earth? And this is not just in our time in history. People have always been looking for the proverbial ‘Fountain of Youth’. Why is this true? This earth and our human life on it certainly is not ideal. It is not perfect. We all experience pain and suffering of one type or another. We see the wars and famine and violence everywhere. Yet we strive to live here for as long as we possibly can. Jesus on the other hand offers us eternal life in heaven where there is no pain or suffering, but only eternal peace and joy. Yet so many people turn a deaf ear to Jesus’ teaching and His offer. Jesus said in our Gospel reading today “Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever”. (Jn 6:58) We have that bread, the Eucharist, offered to us each and every day if we choose to partake. But in this day and age, so many people turn to other offers. There are things that are thought to be more fun or exciting or entertaining than coming to Mass.  Studies have asked the question why people aren’t coming to Mass. The answers vary from ‘I don’t like the priest’ to ‘It is boring’, to ‘I don’t get anything out of it’ to whatever other lame excuse people can come up with! Well we priests come and go, and the homilies may not always be insightful or funny, but there is one constant and that constant is the real reason we should be in church for Mass. JESUS!!! He is the reason we come. We are called to encounter Jesus at Mass and to worship Him and to be fed by Him with His Body and Blood, that bread that gives us eternal life! This is greater and more exciting than any movie or play or football game or whatever (and I like all those things too) so why stay away? That’s Jesus’ question. Stay tuned next week when we will see that exact question asked by Jesus Himself to his apostles….

Praised Be Jesus Christ…Now and Forever!!!

Rev. Steven Jekielek, Pastor

 

          


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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     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:
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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