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Sunday, April 13th is 
  

 

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Catholic News

In the news... 


  


Jesus can raise everyone from the tomb of a dead, tired soul, pope says 

VATICAN CITY - Come out from the dark cave of pride, sin and death and into the light of a new life with Christ, Pope Francis said.
  
"Take away the stone of shame" that is keeping you trapped inside a life that is dead or painful and be raised up again by Christ, he said in a homily April 6.

  

The pope also gave away thousands of copies of a pocket-sized edition of the Gospels, telling people to always keep a copy with them to read snippets every day while in line or while commuting. But he said it was probably best not to read while standing in a crowded bus because it was better to keep an eye out for pickpockets.

  

LENTEN MESSAGE OF OUR HOLY FATHER FRANCIS  - Read The Letter 

Parish & Community News
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BRUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY -Sunday April 13 : Palm Sunday @ Noon- 2 PM. Tickets sales after Sunday masses. $1 per person/ $5 max. per family.  Bring a dessert for the cake walk, but otherwise join us for brunch, games and crafts.

 

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS-NITE AT THE RACES-May 10, 2014. Door open at 6:30. FUN!!!FOOD!!!RACES!!! And much more. Tickets and horses on sale after all masses beginning April 5, 2014. For more information contact Steve Crutchley at 410-924-7128.

 

 

  

  

THE LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSwill be holding their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, April 26thbeginning at 8:00am and going to 12:00pm. There will be hanging baskets, perennial plants, annual plants, seeds, dish gardens, and a variety of small and large plants for everyone! Come and join in the sale and enjoy Spring by starting or adding to your Spring and Summer garden. If you have plants you would like to donate, contact Mary Burneston at 410-643-3865 or Charlotte Hardman at 443-742-7219. 

 

 

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Will be every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm. All are invited to attend.  

 

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SOUP AND STATIONS-

FREE - Our doors are open for a Lenten Dinner before Stations of the Cross in our Parish Hall.

 
 Join us for our LAST of the Lenten season. We hope you share your faith with your family and friends at this special spiritual time of the year, preparing our hearts for Jesus.  Informal buffet dinner is provided by our Walking With Purpose women's bible study April 11.       

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DIOCESAN HEALING MASS TO BE HELD MAY 2ND-The Diocese of Wilmington's quarterly Healing Mass will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware.  The Diocesan Healing Mass features a reserved seating area for the aged and infirmed and ushers are available to provide assistance if needed. St. Mary of the Assumption is handicapped accessible. Additionally, priests will go into the congregation to bless those in the reserved seating area, and prayer teams will also visit all who cannot come forward to the altar for prayers.
Confessions will be heard after Mass.  All are welcome.
  

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ST. POLYCARP-Washington D.C. Bus Trip Wed., April 30.  Bus leaves St. Polycarp at 7 AM.  Cost is $23 per person.  We will tour the National Shrine & the newly named St. John Paul II Shrine.  653-8279


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Online Giving Now Available at St. Christopher's Church - Want a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation? Do you Bank online? Why not Give online. You still receive envelopes to place in the basket if you wish. You can give using Visa, MasterCard or bank account debit and best of all, you control how much and how often.  You can cancel a gift right up to the day it's scheduled. Click any Online Giving logo on this page for more information about the program and how to get started.  

 


Ministry News

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS 

- Please provide the dates you are not available for the May/June 2014 EM schedule to Joe Kline no later than Friday, April 18th. Joe can be reached at (410) 643-2972 or at jmkline@atlanticbb.net

 

LECTORS- Please provide the dates you are not available for the 

May - June 2014 lector schedule to Mark Schilling no later than Monday April 14. Mark can be reached at (410) 643-0021 or at bird_man@atlanticbb.net.

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Choices Pregnancy Center has two upcoming events in which all are invited to participate. Tuesday, May 6 will be a Charity Golf Tournament at Queenstown Harbor Course. They need Sponsors, Golfers, and Volunteers. We will have info posted on the bulletin board in the hall or contact,  

staff@choicesinpregnancy.org  In June, they will hold their Annual Banquet. More info will be posted, but I would love for St. Christopher's to fill at least two tables. It is a great opportunity to learn of the great work God is doing through them, hear an inspirational speaker and find out ways to support the center.

  

 

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Did you know that our parish is an active partner in Haven Ministries, a coalition of 13 area churches that work together to show God's love to the poor in our community? Join St. Christopher's Haven Helpers and find out how you can help. Contact Mary Jourdak at 410-490-9276.  More information is also available at haven-ministries.org

 

 

OUTREACH-

Lent is a time of reflection, a time of commitment, a time to renew our trust in God.  "Jesus told his disciples, 'If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me" Matt 16:24."He will repay everyone for what has been done" Matt 16:27. Positive actions should be a part of a Lenten commitment. 

 

Remember the Poor Box in the back of the Church and Outreach Food Pantry needs: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Boxed complete meals, Spaghetti sauce. (no sweets please). 

 

 

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Walking With Purpose Women's 

Bible Study - Women are Welcome! Please come and check us out! We offer classes Monday evenings & Thursday mornings. Our Webpage

 

 

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MATTER SERIES - "Tradition"  Gratitude-Gratitude unlocks the fullness of Life. Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more. Gratitude turns denial into acceptance, chaos into clarity, problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing and mistakes into important events.  Gratitude makes sense of our past...brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.  

  http://www.catholic.org/clife/lent/faq.php

 

 

COMMUNITY CAFÉ -  - Coffee, Bagels and Doughnuts - Celebrate community each Sunday in the ParishCenter for Coffee, Tea, Bagels and Doughnuts following Sunday mass.



Traveling this weekend? Check MassTimes.org to find when Mass is offered at your destination.

 

Can't find something your looking for? Information posted here comes from ministry leaders. If you don't see the information you're looking for, contact them directly. See Community Life page for a list or call the Rectory.

Religious Education

    

  

  

 

This is a reminder that there will be no CCD Classes on Palm Sunday,  April 13th  or on Easter Sunday, April 20th . Classes resume on Sunday, April 27th.   


 

Save the Date - SonTreasure Island VBS: Monday, June 23 rd – Friday, June 27th Pre-K through 5 th Grade 9 AM - 12 PM. Registration coming in May.

 

 

 

 

First Holy Communion Assignments:  The final assignments for First Holy Communion have been emailed out and posted outside of classroom. If you have any questions please contact Katie Lewis. 410-643-8489

 

 

 

Please make sure that you go to Confession prior to your Confirmation. Confessions are heard every Wednesday in the Church 6:15-7PM or Saturday before & after the 5PM Mass. If you cannot make either of these weekly times, please contact the Rectory at 410-643-6220 and schedule an appointment with Fr. Jennings.

Also, please make sure to check the Dress Code for Confirmation!

 

Both Community Service Forms & Sponsor Forms are due! Please turn those in as soon as possible.



 

 Upcoming Youth Events

April 12: Easter Eggstravaganza

 

 

April 13: NO YOUTH GROUP (Palm Sunday)

April 20: NO YOUTH GROUP (Easter Sunday)

  
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