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Dear Family,

Well here it is, Palm Sunday.  We begin Holy Week in a much different way this year.  We haven’t had the chance to journey through Lent together in our normal way.  We’ve missed Mass and Penance Services and Stations of the Cross.  We have been thrown out of our normal routine.  And it has been HARD to accept!  But maybe we should look at it from a new perspective.  Hopefully many will realize what they have taken for granted!  The incredible gift that is our Church and our faith and most importantly our GOD!  Hopefully we have all found ways to stay connected to our faith.  Hopefully we have watched Mass on TV.  Maybe we have prayed more.  Maybe we have reached out to family and friends whom we have not seen in a while.  Maybe we have had family dinners! But let’s get back to the perspective of Holy Week and Lent.  Think about those last few weeks in Jesus’ life on earth before His crucifixion.  Jesus and His disciples were in danger.  They were separated from loved ones.  They were not able to safely go out in public for fear of the dangers that awaited them.  Once they entered into Jerusalem for the last time with Jesus, it was done with great fanfare, but quickly turned very dangerous.  They ate the Passover meal in secret.  They quietly went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray with Jesus only to be threatened by the guards and they scattered leaving Jesus all alone.  They witnessed the Passion from a distance, not able to get close for fear of their own lives.  Then once the crucifixion was over and Jesus was buried, they somehow managed to regroup as a family, huddled in seclusion in the upper room.  And they waited for the news that it was safe to come out.  Only a few ventured out that first Easter morning to visit the tomb.  And what great joy they found in the empty tomb and the appearances of Jesus!   Sound familiar?  Maybe we are being called to see things in a new light. Maybe we are being called to experience in a new way the desolation of Lent that the disciples encountered in those weeks leading up to the Death and Resurrection of Jesus.  Maybe it will allow us to experience the joy of Easter in a new and profound way when we are once again free to gather around God’s Altar!  As we journey through this Holy Week, may we do so in deep prayer and in gratitude for the immense love of our God for us. 

Praised Be Jesus Christ…Now and Forever!!!

Father Steve

Holy Land-Good Friday Collection Changed to Sunday September 13, 2020

Palm Sunday Mass 4/5/2020

 

 

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.

We are asking all parishioners to update their email address by sending an email to rectory@saintchris.org. This will enable us to update you as conditions change. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone one of you during this difficult time.    

Liturgy of the Word service that families can pray together in their homes

A Letter From Bishop Edward Sharfenburger 

Holy See grants indulgence to coronavirus patients and Catholics who pray for them.

 

           

GROWING IN FAITH NEWSLETTER

PARTNERS IN FAITH 

 

 

 

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MASS TIMES

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger announces that there will be no regularly
scheduled public Masses in the Diocese of Buffalo until further notice due to an abundance of
caution and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Please click the new link on our navigation bar for at home resources. Here you will find helpful links and prayers to remind us that no matter where we are or what is happening around us, the Lord is by your side.


      
Reconciliation:

Cancelled until further notice.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

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