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Catholic News

Pope, in Albania, says killing in God's name is sacrilege 


TIRANA, Albania - Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, and religious leaders must denounce the use of faith to justify violence and oppression, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania.

In a world "where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted and where religious differences are being distorted and exploited," Albania is an "aspiring example" to everyone that peaceful coexistence is possible, Pope Francis told Albania President Bujar Nishani and other dignitaries upon his arrival in the country Sept. 21.

No one should "consider themselves to be the 'armor' of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence and oppression," the pope said.
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Parish & Community News

Parish Council Selection Moved to October-St. Christopher's is moving parish council elections to October.  If you would like to serve on parish council, we are currently accepting applications until October 20th. To be eligible, candidates must be participating members of the parish and Catholics in good standing with the norms of the Catholic Church.    You do not need to be nominated to complete the form.   Parish council meets once a month to help the pastor identify and meet the needs of the parish.  Please consider serving.


There are three ways to complete the nomination form: 1) Online Form, 2) download/print the form (PDF) from the website, 3) pick-up the paper form located in the church foyer and rectory. Online submissions and the downloadable form are available at Only paper forms are submitted to the rectory.  



SHARE IN THE SPIRIT - Next week's second collection will support the diocesan tuition assistance program. Parishioners throughout the diocese will be asked to help make the dream of Catholic education a reality for struggling Catholic families. To learn more about the Share in the Spirit collection, please consult next week's September 19 edition of The Dialog.



We would like all families to please sign    up or renew their Safeway club cards. By participating in the eScrip program, SCP is enrolled in a passive fundraising program providing us with

funds to improve our program and purchase resources for our classrooms. Please look for a separate sign-up sheet in your child's folder. Thank you in advance for your support!

LUNCH BUNCH! We are excited to announce we are offering Lunch Bunch again this year! Your child will have the opportunity to have lunch and a fun activity with his/her teacher(s). Lunch Bunch will run from 11:45am-1:00pm for our 3's and 4's classes. The cost for this activity is $5 for each Lunch Bunch date they participate in. This fee is to be paid in advance along with a signed permission slip. Talk with your child's teacher for more info. Dates will be published by teachers each month in our "Preschool Times" newsletter. Please take a look at our website. You will find import up to date information
regarding all the happenings at St. Christopher's Pre-School webpage

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS-SAVE THE DATES! Italian Dinner w/ Entertainment:  
October 18, 2014, 6:30 pm to 9pm-Spaghetti Dinner with Meatballs with Maryalice & Friends. Family's Welcome, FREE, Donations Appreciated

Sportsman Opportunity:  October 25, 2014, 12noon to 4pm The Point at Pintail in Queenstown, Maryland. Knights of Columbus invites everybody to enjoy this Sporting Course. Look for more info Oct. 11th and 12th bulletin.

Navy Football Game:  November 15, 2014, Game starts at 3:30pm Knights of Columbus offering all Alter Servers and their parents freetickets to this game Information to follow in Bulletin, Oct. 11th and 12th,  Contact Larry Houck 410-643-3789.