Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

FROM THE PASTOR:

 

Dear parish family – 

It’s hard to believe that July is moving along so quickly. I pray everyone gets some time to relax during these summer months; by the way, my favorite time of the year. 
 
As I continue to become acquainted with you and the parish, my knowledge of the parish grows. We continue to be patient with each other and pray for each other, as we grow with one another in our family of faith. I can never say enough thanks to all those who volunteer to assist the parish family in so many ways. Thanks for sharing yourselves, your treasure and your talents. I continue to invite folks to join in the many different ministries here at the parish. 
 
This past week, I and various others concluded three rounds of interviews for the new school principal. We welcome our new school principal to our parish, Mrs. Kristine Hider. Mrs. Hider has a wealth of experience in administration and the world of education. She looks forward to joining our family and will work for the good of everyone in the school. Mrs. Hider’s enthusiasm and joy will be evident to all who meet her. Welcome Mrs. Hider with open arms. Not only do we welcome her, but we pray for her and the success of our 2021-2022 school year. 
 
God’s blessings! Love and prayers, 
frmike 
 

**AN UPDATE FROM FR. MIKE ON THE LIVE STREAMING OF MASSES **
After further consideration, I have decided to continue the practice of live-streaming ALL of the weekend Masses. Please note, the Masses will truly be live-streamed, 4:30 pm, 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Once the Mass is completed, live streaming will end and that Mass will no longer be available to view. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was lifted beginning the weekend of June 5, 2021, for those who are able to attend. Let's continue to pray for one another. God's Blessings to each of you.
Love and prayers,
frmike

 

Livestream of the Prayerful Community Gathering at Niagara Square for peace & an end to the violence that threatens individuals, families, neighborhoods & our entire community.

Road to Renewal Update from Father Mike

Father Mike is still trying to get settled but wanted to share some information on the Road to Renewal with you. Our tentative “draft” family of parishes includes: St. Amelia, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Jude the Apostle Parish, St. Andrew Kim RC Mission and Our Lady of Czestochowa. This family may, or may not, change before it is implemented. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have by sending us an email at: rectory@saintchris.org. We will answer what we can based on the knowledge we have been given. Please know that they have slowed the progression of the Renewal for the summer months, so discussions on the renewal may be undertaken and ideas offered. As a side note, all parishes will remain independent entities; finances of each parish will remain their own and there is no intent to close parishes.

After careful consideration and with many questions needing answers, the Renewal office has decided to use the summer months to bring clarity to many of the questions raised in the consultations that have taken place and to communicate them. The committees that will be meeting; Priestly Life, Catholic Schools, Faith Formation, Administration, Communication, Via Fidei, will do so throughout the summer to put together clear information on their work, and answers to questions that will impact the future of the Renewal and Families of Parishes.

Please visit our Website: www.saintchris.org, www.roadtorenewal.org or our Facebook page: www.saintchris.com/tonawandasaintchris for more information.

Road to Renewal Update #6

 

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 

 

GROWING IN FAITH SUMMER CALENDAR

 

 

 

 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

FOOD TRUCK CALENDAR

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY AT ST. CHRIS!

Our next food truck Friday will be held July 30, 2021 between 5-7 p.m. in the church parking lot! The food trucks scheduled for this date are Cheesy Chicks and Steakster's! Please bring you chairs and join us for some delicious food for an easy family dinner!

 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR

COMMITMENT TO  PARISH LIFE

DAILY MASS READINGS

CATHOLIC LINKS

ONLINE GIVING

WNY CATHOLIC

 

 

 

 

2022 MASS BOOK
The 2022 Mass book and Candles are open. Stop by the Parish Office to schedule. If you would like to write it down ahead of time, the Intention Request Forms can be printed here.