Welcome to St. Christopher Parish

From The Parochial Vicar:

 

Dr. Charles Mayo polished the shoes of his guests.  There’s a story told about Dr. Charles Mayo who, with his father and brother, founded the world-famous Mayo Clinic. Some

European medical experts were visiting the clinic and were staying as guests at Dr. Mayo’s home.  In their own countries it was the custom of these gentlemen to place their shoes

outside the bedroom doors for a servant to polish.  As Dr. Mayo was headed to bed, he noticed shoes lined up outside the rooms of his guests, but it was too late to wake up any of the servants.  With a sigh he picked up all of the shoes, hauled them to the kitchen, and spent half of the night polishing them.  Here is an example of what Jesus tells you and me in today’s Gospel “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”  St. Augustine once wrote the question: “What is the essential thing in the religion and discipline of Jesus Christ?” He then went on to respond: “I shall reply: first

humility, second humility, and third humility.”  We should not seek recognition and recompense for the service we do for Christ and the Church as parents, teachers, pastors, etc. 

Trusting Faith resulting from true humility is essential for all corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  Since children reflect the innocence, purity, simplicity, and tenderness of our Lord, and since they are given the protection of a guardian angel, we are to love them, train them, and take care not to give scandal to them.  We need to try to treat everyone with love and

respect because, “Beside each believer stands an angel as

protector and shepherd leading them to life”

(St. Basil), CCC # 336.

 

 

Please click the link below to read Bishop Mike's special message:

Message to the Faithful (August 2021)

 

 

Praise & Worship

Scripture and Song

 
 
 

Road to Renewal from Father Mike

Father Mike 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. 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. We will post updates as they are given.

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

 

There are five pillars that the Road to Renewal will be focusing on: 
1. Spirituality 
2. Catholic Education
3. Priestly Life & Healing
4. The Catholic Center
5. Family of Parishes
Take a moment to watch the latest update on the #RoadtoRenewal and learn more about the pillars of the Renewal with Fr. Bryan.

 

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 

 

PARTNERS IN FAITH

 

 

 

 THE VATICAN 

U.S CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

 

 

MASS TIMES

Saturday 4:30 PM

Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

Monday -  Friday 8 AM

 

MASS CALENDAR

 

RECONCILIATION

Every Sunday 3:30-4:15 PM or upon request following Daily Mass

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.