Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

Dear Family,

Have you ever had someone tell you a joke and it took a minute or two for you to get it? Then there is that AHA moment when it all makes sense! That is what Jesus always did with the parables. He knew that the people would not necessarily understand what He was teaching. So Jesus would use familiar examples from everyday life to get His point across. St. Mark tells us in our Gospel reading today that Jesus would only speak to the people in parables realizing that they would not fully understand His teachings. The people might not understand right away but there would be that AHA moment for them. But Mark also tells us that He would then take His disciples aside and explain everything in detail so that their understanding would be much fuller. That is how we learn our faith too! When we are very young, we are told the basic stories of Jesus’ life. Children get really excited by these interesting stories. Some of us choose to stay at that level of understanding our entire life. As we get older and move through our teens, our catechesis gets deeper but in order to understand it, we need to commit ourselves to a conversation with Jesus through our prayer and allow Him to explain everything to us in private. This continues through the rest of our lives. So the question for us is: How committed are we to allowing Jesus to speak to us and teach us so that we gain a true understanding of His teachings and His love for us?

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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