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Welcome to St. Christopher's Fr. Paul!

We warmly welcome to St. Christopher's our new Pastor, Fr. Paul Campbell.  He is excited to be here and we are blessed to have him.

 

Pope says parents must not exclude themselves from children's lives

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in their children's education, said Pope Francis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square May 20.

"It's time for fathers and mothers to come out of their exile - because they have exiled themselves from their children's education - and to fully assume again their educational role," he said.

Continuing a series of talks about the family, the pope said its "essential characteristic" is its "natural vocation to educate children so that they grow in responsibility for themselves and for others."

But, faced with numerous experts who tell them how their children should be raised, many parents have withdrawn their involvement in their children's education, and this is "very grave," he said.

"'Critical' intellectuals of all types have silenced parents in a thousand ways to defend the younger generation from the damages - real or imagined - of education in the family," he said. "The family has been accused, among other things, of authoritarianism, favoritism, conformism and effective repression that generates conflict." Read More

Around the Diocese

Mass with Bishop Malooly: You are invited to the Annual Diocesan "Celebrate Life Day Mass," a celebration for persons with special needs and their families/friends/caregivers.  This event will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bear, DE on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  The day includes a gathering at 11:30 am, Mass at 12:00 noon, and a light lunch following Mass.  We ask that if you are able to attend, please bring 2 or more cans of food for the parish food closet.  To register, please email Linda Jackson at ljackson@cdow.org or call her in the Office for Religious Education at (302) 573-3130. Please
respond no later than May 16th.

Diocesan workshop on the New Evangelization-There will be diocesan workshop on the New Evangelization on Saturday, June 6, 9:00AM -3:00PM at St. John the Apostle, Milford. 

 

Parish & Community News

LITURGY COMMITTEE OF PARISH COUNCIL 

-We plan to celebrate Memorial Day at St. Christopher's in the usual way. There will be a special Memorial Day mass at 8:30 on Monday, May 25th. We encourage all of you to attend that Mass to remember and honor in a special way-all members of our armed forces. EVERYONE-please bring to Monday's special Mass-pictures, uniforms, and  any other mementos of yours or your loved ones who served our country proudly!

 

SUMMER BAZAAR-JUNE 6TH
Join us for an Indoor Yard Sale and Home-Based Business Sales.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support parishioners and to learn more about our church groups with the Ministry Fair occurring at the same time.  Accepting non-perishable food item for Outreach. VENDOR AND YARD SALE TABLES ARE STILL AVAILABLE. For info, contact Carol Phillips atcaroljo48@yahoo.com .

 

THE DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON Knowledgeable and caring adults who are committed to protecting children can also protect our Church. Learn how to report child abuse. (wwwcdow.org scroll to For the Sake of God's Children link; scroll to section Four Resources) DE hotline 1-800-292-9582; MD hotline: 1-800-492-0618. Questions call: Coordinator for Safe Environments 302-295-0668.


 

Vacation Bible School: VBS is now FULL. It will be held this year June 22-26 from 9AM-12PM. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Katie Sukley at 410-643-8489.


 

 

 

WALKING WITH PURPOSE-WALKING WITH PURPOSE

 

"For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from Him." Psalm 62:5

  

Register Now for next year
Opening Your Hearts: The Starting Point
 

 

 

 

 

The pain-capable unborn child  Protection Act banning abortion after 20 week gestation has passed in the House of Representatives. Please pray as it moves to the Senate for discussion and vote that it will also pass.

   

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The group meets the first and third Thursday each month.  We begin in the chapel at 6:30 for rosary followed by study and discussion from 7:00-8:30. Please come out and join us - all are welcome. Please contact Matthew Moucha atmbmouch@yahoo.com or 410-913-4212. 
 

 

May 24: No Youth Group (Memorial Day)

May 31: GAME NIGHT

Go to  drinkablearts.com, click on Calendar, then Baltimore/Annapolis, then go to the month of June to register. There will be an extremely limited number of seats available to purchase the evening of the event. For more information, contact Bridgitte at 410-604-1450 or bridgittebailey@mac.com Flyer


Parish and Family Life Team is looking for new volunteers to help with the church events. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.

 

FAMILY LIFE- May 12   - Parish and Family Life Meeting, 7 pm in Parish Center - Conference Room OR in a classroom.  This is the final meeting for the school year.  Meetings will resume in September 2015. Meeting is open to all parishioners, NO RSVP necessary.  *** W2 ISH *** Witness,Welcome, Invite and SHare.

(Family Life Motto)
 

SAVE THE DATE -  June 6th  - SUMMER BAZAAR Indoor Yard Sale, St. Christopher's Ministry stations, Home-Based Business Sales.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support parishioners and to learn more about our church groups.  The Fair will be located in the Parish Center Foyer.  Admission to the Summer Bazaar is a non-perishable food item for Outreach.  If you want to reserve a table for $1 to show your "stuff", contact Carol Phillips at caroljo48@yahoo.com or you can register in the parish center hall after Sunday masses this weekend.

Keep an eye for more information about PARISH BLOCK PARTY and PAINT ON GLASSES NITE in upcoming bulletins.

 

June 19th -  DRINKABLE ART PAINT PARTY  - 7 to 9 pm  in Parish Center Hall.  There will be several glass types and four different designs available.  Purchase Tickets atwww.DrinkableArts.com.  For more info, contact Bridgitte atbridgittebailey@mac.com
 

Sunday, July 25th &  26th  - College-Bound Blessing at each mass.  

 

"Mass" Matters -   WHAT WORD DID YOU WRITE IN YOUR JOURNAL LAST WEEK?  - - -

People come to mass for different reasons.  If you hear complaints that mass is boring, try this exercise.  Bring a small journal and pen to mass.  Come to mass early and pray, "God show me one thing during mass that will make me a better version of myself in the readings,music, prayer, etc."  When you notice the one thing, jot ONE WORD in your journal to remind you.  Then spend the rest of the mass, in the quiet of your heart, focused on the one thing and pray to live this way during the next week.  Our lives will change with our habits change. 

Marriage - 4 Stages of Marriage.  There are four Stages of Marriage: 1) Romance, 2) Disillusionment, 3) Misery,  4) Awakening.  Due to the high divorce rate, many couples never make it to the 4th Stage of Awakening. To learn more about supporting marriage, visit  www.retrovaille.org. Our bulletin also has information about an upcoming retreat in our area.


Memorial Day Prayer-
Heavenly Father,  On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the example of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with your strength and peace.  In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe.  We pray through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Donuts After each Sunday Morning mass. In the Parish Hall


 

 

Religious Education

 

Registration for the 2015-2016 Religious

Education is now available.   Returning families will receive an email with a password to register.  If you did not receive this email, contact the religious ed office. (please check your spam folder first!)

 

New families may register online through our Religious Education page using the New Family Registration form.  No password is necessary.  If you see 2014/2015 please refresh your browser to bring down the current page.


 Please make sure to register before next year!! If you are not receiving email messages from the Religious Education Office please contact us.

 

Catechist Volunteers Needed: Imitate Christ- Serve Christ as a Catechist (teacher), aide, helper, or substitute, etc. in our parish Religious Education program for the 2015-2016 school year. Various positions K-8th grades and times available for practicing Catholics willing to share our faith with the next generation both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. No experience necessary. If you are new to the parish- we welcome you to join our team of Catechists. If you just graduated Religious Ed (HS student, area college student, etc.) bring us your insights. If you have helped before and taken a break- it's time to get back in! Call the Religious Ed office at 410-643-8489 or drop by and introduce yourselves, we'd love to hear from you.

Peace & Blessings,

Katie Sukley

Preschool News

UPCOMING DATES

 

St. Christopher's Preschool has openings for the Fall 2015

 

       Tadpoles 2 year old class on Tuesdays and Thursdays

       Polliwogs 3 year old class on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please call Preschool Office 410-643-7186 Sissy Romanek