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Baltimore Archbishop Lori delivers invocation at Gov. Hogan's inauguration

An inauguration crowd filled some 1,600 seats outside the State House in Annapolis as Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr., Maryland's 62nd governor, delivered his inaugural address Jan. 21. 

To see what Gov. Hogan said, click here.

The following is an excerpt from Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori's invocation:


Show us the path, Lord, to be builders of relationships in our state,
so that we may bring forth harmony from our diversity, Bless our Governor as he seeks to create cooperation among government, business, service, and the faith community, so that together, we may create opportunity for our fellow citizens, especially our young. Lead us, Lord, in finding ways to build trust in communities, to curb violence, and to protect the homeless, the destitute, the infirm, and the elderly. 
 
Give our new governor, our legislators, our judges and all those in government service an ever greater measure of understanding as they address the difficult problems that are facing us all.  Most of all, Lord, give us joy and hope that we may be preserved in union and in that peace the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal. 
 
We make this prayer in Thy Holy Name. Amen.


 


Parish & Community News

In this weekend's readings, Jesus invites fishermen to "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."  If professional?   Bring It Home this week and invite everyone to find a peer to discuss how the vocation of following Jesus you were to accept such an invitation today, how would it change your perspective as a student, spouse, or transforms your present role. After your conversations, come home to share notes as a family. What have you learned?

 

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INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

Or do you know someone who may be interested? Are you an adult who has not been confirmed? The process of joining the Catholic Church will begin new classes on January 29 at 7PM. If you would like to attend, please contact the Parish Office to register, 410-643-6220.


 

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2at 6:30 pm at St. Joseph on the Brandywine to observe the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. Bishop Malooly will preside.  For more info, please call the Office for Religious at 302-573-3124.

 

 

  

GET YOUR TEAMS READY - Trivia Norm is back at St. Christopher's, Saturday Night, 6:30pm, January 24, 2015.  $15.00 a person.  Tickets on Sale after Mass from a Brother Knight.  "Be there!!!!" 


 

  

ADULT DANCE-Tickets will go on sale on January 11 after the Masses for the Parish Life Valentine's Dance on February 14. Tickets are $20 each.

 

WALKING WITH PURPOSE-WALKING WITH PURPOSE

 

"He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength." Isaiah 40:29



 

Monday Night January 26th 7pm

Lesson 12 "Balance Through Contentment" 

Thursday Morning January 29th, 9:30am
"Balance Through Simplicity"
 
(free Childcare available) 



We are still registering for our new course!  To register for 
 Keeping in Balance: Creating Order Within  go to  stchristopherski.org (we are on the Community Life Page)  For more information please contact Melissa Coligan:  melissaebert@msn.com; 301-343-8408  or go to  walkingwithpurpose.com.


 

JESUS HOUSE-MEET SAINT TERESA OF AVILA- A Morning of Reflection with Sister Redempta Sweeney, I.H.M. Saturday, January 31st  8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Join us for a Morning of Reflection with Sister Redempta Sweeney, I.H.M. In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Teresa of Avila, Sister Redempta will introduce us to the fascinating life and times of the first woman ever to be named a "Doctor of the Church" and whose ground breaking writings are still used today by scholars and theologians endeavoring to bring the power and grace of Contemplative Prayer to the broader Church. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center~2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington,  DE 19808   (302-995-6859)

 

FAMILY LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT***NEWParish Family Life will begin monthly meetings, open to all parishioners, any ages or gender. The meetings will be the 2nd Wednesday at 7 pm in the Parish Center.  The meeting will be scheduled for the space behind the Religious Education Office. We look forward to meeting you. 


SAVE THE DATES
-February 14th & 15th  - MARRIAGE Blessing at each mass. When marriage is sacrament, children grow up in a family where Christ's presence is the heartbeat of the home.  In such homes, the children do not just go to Mass on Sunday, or learn their faith in school.  In such homes, Christ is simply a member of the family. No one has to think about His presence, everyone just knows that He is there.
http://www.catholic.org/news/hf/family/story.php?id=51690


February 19th - 
Soup and Stations is BACK.  EachFriday evening during Lent, a simple meal will be served before the Stations of the Cross in the Parish Center Hall.  A Lenten craft is also present for young children.  More information will be provided in future church bulletins.  


WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2015 PILGRIMAGE
-You are INVITED to determine how St. Christopher's will participate - Please let us know if you want to help plan by
contacting Catherine Roach @ 410.739.5981 (text or VM).  World Meeting of Families info @
http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/.

 

 A NEW YEAR PARISH FAMILY LIFE MOTTO - *** W2ISH***  Witness, Welcome, Invite and SHare.

 

 

 

OUTREACH-Thank you all for your support of the OUTREACH Program at ST Christopher's.  " ..For it is not you who speak, But the spirit of the Father speaking through you." (Matt 10:20)

 

 

 

 

Donuts After each Sunday Morning mass. In the Parish Hall

 

 

Religious Education

 

 

This is a reminder that we WILL be having CCD this weekend January 25th.


 

Inclement Weather Reminder: As we head into the winter season, this is a reminder to check the parish website for any weather related closings. We will also send out an e-mail announcement if CCD is cancelled on Sunday due to inclement weather. If you attend CCD on Wednesday evening we follow QACPS. If your email has changed please make sure to notify the Religious Ed Office so that we can update our records. You can also call the Religious Ed Office at 410-643-8489 to find out if there will be class. Thank you!

 



Confirmation Retreat:  The MANDATORYConfirmation spiritual retreat will be held on  Saturday, February 21, 2015 at St. Christopher's Church in the Hall from 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM. Students should bring with them the letters written by their sponsors for this occasion. Please remind your child's sponsor about this commitment of writing a letter.Permission Slips for the retreat are due next Sunday, January 25, 2015.

 


 

First Reconciliation &  First Holy Communion Assignments:  The final assignments for both First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion have been emailed out! If you have any questions please contact Katie Lewis.

 

 

 


 
UPCOMING YOUTH Events

January 25: Teen Choir at 5 pm Mass GAME NIGHT!   

 

 

 

 

Preschool News