Bulletin - St. Christopher Parish

JANUARY 17 & 18, 2015 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR
MASS INTENTIONS
Our weekly message from Fr. Joe will resume on
the weekend of January 31 & February 1, 2015.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015
5:00 pm Vigil — Vito Guarrera
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
A NOTE OF THANKS
Dear Friends,
Thank you for your kind and abundant gifts to
our Sisters at St. Joseph Villa. You bring delight to
our retired sisters with your generous gifts. They
truly are a source of joy as they open those
beautiful packages. I hope your parishioners
know they have brought a smile to many faces
and a prayer in gratitude for their kindness. Many
of our Sisters are no longer able to personally
thank their benefactors, but want them to know
they are remembered in their prayers.
May the New Year be filled with blessings for
each of you.
Gratefully,
Sisters at St. Joseph Villa
7:30 am — Bob Dobek
9:00 am — Peter Shelinsky, Sr.
10:30 am — Sean Ludascher
12:00 pm — Arturo R. Pabalan (1st Anniversary)
MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
6:30 am — Shafieyan & Memar Families Living
8:30 am — Mr & Mrs U. Kummerling
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
6:30 am — Lamaina Family
8:30 am — Charles Pulli
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
6:30 am — Barbara Jardine
8:30 am — Anita Sherlock
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
6:30 am — John Vanyur
8:30 am — Rose & Frank Kendzejeski (Birthday
Memorial)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
Bible Study with the Seminarians
Join our Seminarians as they take a look at the readings that will be proclaimed at the weekend Masses.
Each week will certainly be a time of prayer and insight. Come as often as you can, and bring your
friends!
Thursdays at 1:30 pm
in the Parish Office
(please park in the Trainer Hall parking lot)
PRIEST CELEBRANT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
6:30 am — Boland & Muller Deceased Family
Members
8:30 am — Joe Rakowski
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
8:00 am —Anita Sherlock
5:00 pm Vigil — David R. Nell (22nd Anniversary)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
7:30 am — Nicholas & Margaret Klosz
9:00 am — Adam Kugiel (37th Anniversary)
10:30 am — Steven Underwood
12:00 pm — Donald Gallagher ( 14th Anniversary)
5:00 PM – Fr. Sean
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
7:30 AM –Fr. Sean
9:00 AM – Msgr. Boland
10:30 AM – Fr. Michel
12:00 PM – Msgr. Garvin
SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND
JANUARY 24 & 25, 2015 IS FOR
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
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JANUARY 17 & 18, 2015 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
National Catholic Schools Week 2015
January 25-January 30
WEEKLY COLLECTION
Collection for January 10 & 11, 2015
$20,697
and the theme is:
(includes $1,754 from E-Giving)
Collection for January 11 & 12, 2014
Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith,
Knowledge,and Service.
$26,403
(This collection was high to make up for the
inclement weather the prior weekend)
Hope you can join us for an event or two as we
celebrate our parish school!
Catholic Relief Services for help fight the
Ebola Virus
$3,198
Mark your Calendar:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR PARISH

Tuesday, January 20th—Information Night for Our
Early Childhood Program (Pre-K, Kindergarten, and
First Grade) - will be at 7:00pm in Holy Family Hall.

January 25th—Opening Mass for Catholic Schools
Week—Noon, and also Open House in School from
1:00—2:00pm.

January 26th—Faculty—8th Grade Student Basketball Game—Archbishop Ryan High School
6:30pm

Registration for NEW STUDENTS will take place
BLOCK COLLECTION
Thanks to everyone who has already responded to
this year’s Block Collection. As in previous years, our
parish goal is $130,000.00.
Please place your Block Collection offering in the
regular Sunday collection basket. You may also mail
your offering to the Parish Office or drop it off there as
soon as your means allow.
God bless you and your families
for contributing to this very important appeal.
PARISH GOAL:
RECEIVED TO DATE:
NEEDED TO REACH OUR GOAL:
$130,000
$115,672 (89%)
$ 14,328
on Thursday, January 29th from 5:00—7:00 pm
and on Friday, January 30th from 8:30—10:00am.
You are always welcome to come by on Drop in
Tuesday or to call and schedule a tour.
E-GIVING TO
ST. CHRISTOPHER PARISH
Are you a person who pays bills online or has them
withdrawn automatically from your account? Now you
can have that same convenience for your Church
contributions. You can authorize your contributions to be
safely transferred to a Church account. Forms are
available in the back of the Church or in the Parish
Office. For more information contact:
Mary Wilkinson at 215-673-5177, ext. 22
Market Day
Next Sale will be on Tuesday, January 27, 2015
From 6:30—7:30 pm in Holy Family Hall.
Order forms are now available in the back of church, in the
gift card/scrip room, and in the parish office.
Internet orders must be placed by:
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by 11:00 pm.
For additional information please call:
Colleen Ross at 215-677-6927
GIFT CARD CENTER/SCRIP
Sunday:
8:30 - 11:30 am
Tuesday:
8:30 - 10:00 am
Wednesday: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Thursday:
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday:
9:00 - 10:00 am
Envelopes can be sent in on Tue., Wed., and Friday
Children’s Church Envelopes are available at the
doors of the Church and in the Parish Office. These
envelopes are a great way for families to teach students
the importance of giving. Any student in grade school or
high school is asked to take a box.
If you are a parishioner and you need a
TEMPORARY envelope, please take one of the white
temporary envelopes by the doors. Thank You.
PRE-JORDAN BAPTISM CLASS
First-time parents, as well as parents who have not
already done so, must attend a Pre-Jordan class
before scheduling the Baptism. We suggest that you
attend before the birth of your baby. The next class will
be on:
Wednesday, January 28th, at 7:00 pm
in the Parish Meeting Room.
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Congratulations Newly Baptized
Joseph Albert McShane
Justin Charles Burgos
JANUARY 17 & 18, 2015 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Attention St. Chris Grads!
ADORATION CHAPEL
HELP NEEDED
We are still in NEED of volunteers to give time with
the Lord in our Adoration Chapel. Call Joan Felice
at 215-605-8378 if you can volunteer some time to
cover these hours:
Monday:
10:00—11:00 am
Wednesday: 4:00— 5:00 pm
Thursday:
10:00—11:00 am
3:00— 4:00 pm
Friday:
10:00—11:00 am
Saturday:
8:30— 9:30 am
We are gathering as complete a list as possible of St.
Chris grads to communicate the happenings at our
School, assist former grads with planning their reunions
and to help connect them with each other. If you are a St.
Chris grad or the parent or grandparent of one, we want to
be able to reach you.
Please send an email to [email protected]
with your name, address, telephone number, email, and
year of graduation. If you have the contact information for
any other grads, please share those too! Please also like
(here list the name of the Facebook page—Charlene can
provide) on Facebook. Thanks!
The Adoration Chapel will continue to be open until
7pm Monday thru Friday and 5pm on Saturday.
Bereavement Support Group
Monday, February 9, 2015
6:00-7:15 p.m.—Parish Meeting Room
Please call Sister Maureen Erdlen, the moderator of the
group, at 215-248-7203 for more information regarding
this support group meeting. If you are dealing with the
death of a loved one, this might be for you. The Parish
Meeting Room is located in the school building right off
the Lindsay Street parking lot.
SUPER BOWL HOAGIE SALE
The weekend of January 24th & 25th, our scouts will
be outside church after each Mass to take orders for
your two foot long Hoagie.
Turkey, Italian, American & Roast Beef
Cost is $15 each. Orders will be ready for pickup on
Sunday, February 1st in Holy Family Hall between
8:15 AM and 1:15 PM.
UPCOMING HOME & SCHOOL EVENTS
Pancake Breakfast
Holy Family Hall
Sunday, January 25th following the 7:30 mass and
concluding after the 10:30 mass
Adults $5.00 — Children $3.00
Pay at the door
Please Pray for our Deceased
Michael P. Boland
Dorothy Callahan
Scott Florkowski
Kevin McKeever
Rev. Gerald Smith
Mary Steinbrook
Family Bingo
Friday, January 30th
Trainer Hall
Doors open at 6:30 games start at 7:30
Adults $7, Children $5
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Ladies COACH Bingo
TO ST. CHRISTOPHER MEMORIAL FUND
IN MEMORY OF IRENE M. MONTONI
From: Carla & Steven Jiulianti
Robert & Janice Keefe
TO SPONSOR A NEEDY STUDENT TUITION FUND
IN MEMORY OF MARY DENNEHEY
From: Arlene Hausmann
Friday, February 20, 2015
Trainer Hall
Doors open at 6:30PM—BINGO Begins: 7:30PM
Tickets $30.00
*Advance purchase only” non-refundable
Must be 21 to attend
Please contact Colleen Ross at 215-677-6927
for tickets
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JANUARY 17 & 18, 2015 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK
St. Christopher School
Early Childhood Education Program
Open House and Registration
Dolores Anderson
Mary Kay Banks
Robert Banks
John Bilkins
Mary Ann Daily
Louis Desiato
Marie Dolhancryk
Taylor Dworznicki
Bill Ferro
Nancy Finn
Nora Forgione
Ted Franks
Rosemary Gabriel
June Glenn
David Griffin
Ronald Gutschall
Joanne Henes
Baby Abby Henderson
Patrick Keenan
Patrick Kilcoyne
Robert Kurtz
Leonard Laurito
Rina Laurito
Lisa MacWilliams
Parishioners who are parents or guardians of age
3,4,5 or 6 year olds who wish to register a child in the
PreK-3, PreK-4, Kindergarten or First Grade programs at St. Christopher School are invited to an
Early Childhood Information Night on Tuesday, January 20th. In addition, you are also invited to our
Catholic School Week Open House on Sunday,
January 25th. On this day you’ll have the opportunity
to show your child the school, view student work displayed in the hallways, meet faculty, and ask us
questions.
We look forward to meeting you and your family and
sharing the accessibility, advantages, and affordability of a St. Christopher School education.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Tuesday, January 20th
7 — 8 PM
Holy Family Hall
Jennifer Mariano
Heather McCaffery
Mary McKeever
Joan Martin
Paul Martin
George Matwiejczyk
Elizabeth Morris
Lee Murphy
Anne Murtha
Mary Lew Nederoski
Barbara O’Connor
Betty Rosa
Anna Ryan
Georgine Schuster
Robert Schuster
Benny Shirk
Arden Sukeena
Larry Sutliff,Jr.
Theresa Tarpey
Rosalie Unger
Shannon Valotta
Baby Aliana Walker
Baby London Walker
Walter Zubak
NOTICE ABOUT OUR SICK LIST: If you wish to
place or remove a name from the prayer list, please call
the Parish Office (215-673-5177) during regular hours.
OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, January 25th
1 — 2 PM
School Main Lobby
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION (ALL GRADES)
Thursday, January 29th
5—7 PM
Friday, January 30th
8:30 — 10:00AM
School Main Lobby
Children’s Scholarship Information
New Children Scholarship Fund applications for
the 2015-2016 school year are now available to be
completed
on
the
website,
www.csfphiladelphia.org. Scholarship requirements are simple. To be eligible, families must
meet income requirements, be residents of Philadelphia, have a child entering grades K-8th and
complete the required essay. The submission
deadline is March 1, 2015. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lisa Keane in the Parish Office.
The annual Pro-Life March will be held in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 22nd and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will again
be sponsoring a bus for the trip to Washington. The
cost to you will be $30, which includes the bus ride,
metro ticket, refreshments on the bus, and a dinner
on the return trip. Tickets are available on a “First
Come” basis, and are non-refundable. Checks should
be made payable to Philadelphia Chapter Knights
of Columbus, and they should be sent to Nick Marcantonio at 1141 Layton Road, Philadelphia, PA
19115. For additional information and/or to reserve your seat, you should call Nick at 267-3152096,
or
send
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[email protected]
H.O.P.E.
HELPING OTHER PEOPLE IN AN EMERGENCY
When family, friends or neighbors are unavailable and
you have need for local transportation to get to doctor
appointments, shopping, hospital visits or church, call
our H.O.P.E. coordinator. Please leave your name and
phone number and the coordinator will call you back.
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TO SCHEDULE A RIDE CALL:
215-671-8138