Bulletin - St. Christopher Parish

MARCH 7 & 8, 2015 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
MASS INTENTIONS
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR
Dear Friends in Christ,
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
Won’t we all be happy when this frightful winter is
finally over? I hope you are bearing up under it, and if the
weatherman is right, you should be reading this on a fairly
nice day. Let’s hope it’s the beginning of many.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
This week I want to bring a few things to your attention. The first is a call to all of our parishioners of Italian or
Italian American backgrounds. On Sunday, April 19th at 2
p.m. Father Franco Pezzotta, parish priest of the town of
Montecilfone in the Campobasso region of Italy, will be
celebrating a Mass for the people from his village who now
make America their home. The patron saint of their town is
St. George whose feast day is the 23rd of April. All parishioners are welcome at the Mass which will be celebrated in
the Italian language. Antonio and Grace Carafa of our parish are coordinating this event, and I look forward to welcoming Don Franco and the former inhabitants of Montecilfone who now live in the USA as they celebrate their village
feast in honor of San Giorgio.
Next weekend you will find leaflets at the doors of
the Church which include the prayers of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Through the generosity of a parishioner who
wishes to remain anonymous, these leaflets are being
made available to you for your private devotion.
Dan Donovan, the new Grand Knight of the Mother
Katharine Drexel Council, will be holding a recruiting drive
for the Knights in two weeks. Members of the Council will
be at the doors of the Church at that time to answer questions and to encourage membership. The Knights of Columbus are a wonderful charitable organization. They have
served the Church in many ways. The Katharine Drexel
Council was originally founded by members of our parish.
While not limited to parish members, it is a very worthwhile
group and I hope the men of the parish will give some consideration to joining.
Finally, I hope your observance of Lent has been
going well. If the weather improves and daylight saving time
makes it easier for you, our 6:30 p.m. Mass on weekday
evenings would be a great way of keeping this holy season.
Thank you for all you do for our parish. Your faithfulness is
edifying and your loyalty to our parish is very much appreciated.
Sincerely in Christ,
5:00 pm Vigil —Mary Burg (Birthday Remembrance)
7:30 am —Angel Hein
9:00 am —William McLaughlin
10:30 am —Charles W. Null (10th Anniversary)
12:00 pm —John Severino, Sr.(10th Anniversary)
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
6:30 am —Marie Costello
8:30 am —Lawrence A. Santucci
6:30 pm —Rev. Raymond Fleck
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
6:30 am —Frances Nell
8:30 am —Agostino & Giselda Galasso
6:30 pm —Bernard Evans
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
6:30 am — Sandra Pless
8:30 am —Roger Fey (1st Anniversary)
6:30 pm —Robert B.Ludascher
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
6:30 am — Thomas M. Gabor
8:30 am — Dottie Garlick Dunn (32nd Anniversary)
6:30 pm — Raymond Stefencavage
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
6:30 am — Maureen McNicholas
8:30 am — Kathy Noe
6:30 pm — John P. (Jack) Donaghy
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
8:00 am — Ann McCall
5:00 pm Vigil —Neal & Lena Sweeney
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
7:30 am —
9:00 am —
10:30 am —
12:00 pm —
Albert Sevick
Francis McCabe (1st Anniversary)
Brian Casey
Mary Thompson
PRIEST CELEBRANT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, M ARCH 14, 2015
5:00 PM – Fr. Michel
SUNDAY, M ARCH 15, 2015
7:30 AM – Fr. Michel
9:00 AM – Msgr. Garvin
10:30 AM – Fr. Sean
12:00 PM – Msgr. Boland
THE SECOND COLLECTIONS NEXT WEEKEND,
MARCH 14 & 15, 2015 IS FOR
EASTER FLOWERS
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MARCH 7 & 8, 2015 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
This Lenten devotion will be celebrated on the
Fridays of Lent at 7:00 pm in Church.
Adult Faith Formation
5 WEEK LENTEN RETREAT
"Be angry but do not sin"
Ephesians 4:26
Confessions
During Lent, Confessions will be heard
on Wednesday Evenings
AFTER the 6:30 pm Mass.
"God's mercy can make even the driest land become a garden"
Pope Francis
The 5 Week Lenten Retreat continues as we examine
anger and forgiveness. If anger has had a drying effect on your
life, come rediscover the gift of forgiveness. Join us for
reflection and discussion with Fr. Robert Barron's DVD series
as he tackles these very relevant issues.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH
“ANGER & FORGIVENESS”
LENTEN MASS SCHEDULE
During Lent, in addition to our regular 6:30 am and 8:30am
Masses, an evening Mass at 6:30 pm has been added
during the week (Monday to Friday).
During the weekdays of Lent, the Adoration Chapel will
close at 6:30pm. All are encouraged to honor Our Lord’s
presence by attending the 6:30pm Mass.
after the 6:30pm Mass in the Parish Meeting Room
Refreshments will be served.
WEEKLY COLLECTION
The retreat continues on March 19th and March 26th
COMMUNITY OF
ST. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS
SECULAR ORDER DISCALCED CARMELITES
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Is Carmel calling you?
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites has a lay community which meets at Maternity BVM Parish in Northeast
Philadelphia on the second Saturday of the month. We
are faithful members of the Catholic Church who wish to
seek the Face of Christ according to the teachings of our
great Carmelite saints. If you are devoted to prayer, the
Sacraments and Our Lady, and are interested in committing your life to a spiritual journey in the Carmelite tradition, please contact: Meg Manzo at 215-901-9399
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, March 25, at 7:00 pm
in the Parish Meeting Room.
Please call the Parish Office to register in advance.
Collection for Feb. 28 & March 1, 2015
$28,871
(includes $1,810 from E-Giving)
(This includes make up contributions from prior bad weather
weekends.)
Collection for March 1 & 2, 2014
$24,038
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR PARISH
THE SECOND COLLECTIONS THIS WEEKEND,
MARCH 7 & 8, 2015 IS FOR
CHURCH IN AFRICA
Bereavement Support Group
Monday, March 16, 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.
Please Pray for our Deceased
Frances Kaufmann
Bernard Gantert
Congratulations Newly Baptized
Jake Jozef Brightcliffe
Bible Study with the Seminarians
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.
TO SCHEDULE A RIDE CALL: 215-677-7629
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)
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MARCH 7 & 8, 2015 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK
ACADEMIC HONORS
The following students from our parish have achieved Academic Honors for the First Semester of the 2014-2015
School Year.
We congratulate them on their achievements.
SAINT BASIL ACADEMY
HONOR ROLL
Senior: Jillian McNamee, Kate Wildonger
Junior: Lauren Bello, Alyssa O’Mara
Freshman: Emily McCarrick
ROMAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
SECOND HONORS
Senior: Nicholas A. Moctezuma
MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY
FIRST HONORS
Freshman: Deirdre Regan
FATHER JUDGE HIGH SCHOOL
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Junior: Thomas P. McMonagle ranked number
5 in the class.
FIRST HONORS
Senior: Francis J. Vanore
Junior: Connor Patrick Green, Thomas P. McMonagle
Sophomore: Thomas J. Ferry
SECOND HONORS
Junior: Nicholas J. Newbert
Sophomore: Ryan P. Comas, James W. Newbert
Freshman: Antonio J. Pfleegor
Maury Gamache, Gerry Sylvester,
Brooke Mulford, Bob Donaghy, Sr.
Dolores Anderson, Lee Blaney, Mary Kay Banks,
Robert Banks, John Bilkins, Regina Carberry,
Jerry Cahill, Mary Ann Daily, Jim DeGardnuer,
Lorraine DeGardnuer, Karen DiMezza,
Marie Dolhancryk, Taylor Dworznicki, Nancy Finn,
Nora Forgione, Ted Franks, Rosemary Gabriel,
David Griffin, Ronald Gutschall, Joanne Henes,
Patrick Keenan, Patrick Kilcoyne, Robert Kurtz,
Leonard Laurito, Rina Laurito, Judy May,
Lisa MacWilliams, Jennifer Mariano,
Heather McCaffery, Marie MacDonald,
Mary McKeever, Joan Martin, Paul Martin,
George Matwiejczyk, Frances McElroy,
Genevieve McElwee, Elizabeth Morris,
Lee Murphy, Anne Murtha, Mary Lew Nederoski,
Baby Alexander Nolan, Barbara O’Connor,
Donna Marie Paone, Thomas Pasquini,
Josephine Pickul, Betty Rosa, John Rudolph,
Anna Ryan, Robert Schuster, Michael Serpiello,
Marianna Serpiello, Loretta Shields, Benny Shirk,
Jack Slater, Arden Sukeena, Robert Sullivan,
Larry Sutliff, Jr., 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.
ST. JOSEPH’S PREPARATORY SCHOOL
FIRST HONORS
Senior: Aidan C. Lynch
Junior: John A. Raynor
Part-Time Job Opportunity
HOLY GHOST PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Looking for a Personal Care Assistant for Senior Citizen,
1 to 2 Days per week. Duties include but not limited to:
Personal Care, Light Housekeeping and Meal Preparation. Paid criminal background check required. NonSmoker. If interested, please call 267-221-6426
FIRST HONORS
Junior: Evan Cerebe
SECOND HONORS
Senior: Brian McLaughlin, Francis Reilly, II
Junior: James Crown
Freshman: Casey Buck
Coaching Position Available
ARCHBISHOP WOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls has a Track
and Field Coach position available. All interested applicants should mail a resume to:
Mr. Adam Buchter
Athletic Director
Little Flower High School for Girls
1000 W. Lycoming Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
DISTINGUISHED HONORS
Sophomore: Skylar Tabita
FIRST HONORS
Senior: Brenna P. Farrell , Elizabeth A. Zuk
Sophomore: Emily P. Snyder
Freshman: Matthew R. Davis, Amanda Kathleen Dean,
Lauren T. Hall, Linda Rodrigues
SECOND HONORS
Senior: John P. Hall
Junior: Sean M Finnegan, Taylor Hannah Goldstein
Sophomore: Harry Davis, Aislinn C. Farrell
Freshman: Tyler G. Dackow, Taylor Madison Green,
John Joseph Ryan, Ashley Elizabeth Sullivan
Mention St. Chris
When you patronize the advertisers in the back of this
bulletin, please tell them you saw their advertisement in
our Parish Bulletin!
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MARCH 7 & 8, 2015 THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
SPRING SPECTACULAR
SPECIAL ATTENTION
JOIN THE ST. CHRISTOPHER’S 50+ CLUB
SUNDAY, MARCH 22ND
TRACK TEAM REGISTRATION
4TH TO 8TH GRADES
SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH AFTER THE 10:30 AM MASS
IN HOLY FAMILY HALL
FOR A JOURNEY TO NEW YORK CITY TO SEE THE RADIO
CITY SPRING SPECTACULAR FEATURING THE FAMED ROCKETTES AND THEIR DYNAMIC DANCING ROUTINES ALONG WITH
MUSIC, COMEDY AND A WHIRLWIND TOUR OF THE BIG APPLE.
ALSO INCLUDED IS FREE TIME IN NYC AND DINNER.
PLEASE CONTACT MRS. GIAMMARUTI 215-673-5787 EXT. 32
IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION.
CALL 215-673-7236 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
IMPORTANT REMINDER TO SCHOOL
PARENTS REGARDING TUITION PAYMENTS
AND CHURCH CONTRIBUTIONS
St. Christopher Home & School/CYO
“Turn Back the Clock” Adult Social
March 21, 2015
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm in Trainer Hall
Come join your friends, family, parishioners and fellow
alumni .You must be 21 to attend. Join us for the 5:00 pm
Mass followed by a tour of the school. Trainer Hall doors
will open at 7:00 pm. $30 per ticket, pay by cash or check
payable to St. Christopher’s Home & School Association.
Tables can be reserved when purchasing 10 or more tickets. To purchase tickets please contact Colleen Ross
at 215-840-3501 or [email protected]
Tickets include DJ, roast beef, salad, beer, wine, soda and
setups (BYOB). Music will change every hour to a different decade. SPREAD THE WORD!
For families on the monthly payment plan, January
payments should have been paid and February is past
due.
For families at the Stewardship rate, the amount in the
church contribution should be at $700 through
March 1.
FOR REPORT CARDS TO BE ISSUED ON
MARCH 11:
Stewardship families must be up-to-date in their church
contributions, Mass attendance and all monthly tuition
payments must be paid through February.
Please call Lisa Keane, Tuition Manager, at the
Parish Office (215-673-5177) with any questions
or concerns.
St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls
St. Christopher School
2nd Annual 5K Dragon Dash
April 11, 2015
Registration in now opened.
You can register by going to www.pretzelcitysports.com.
All information and the course can be found on St. Christopher School website, www.stchrisstrong.org.
Also, we are in need of volunteers to help that day. We
are looking for adults and high school or college students
to come out that day to lend a hand.
If interested, please contact John Paul at
[email protected]
Archbishop Ryan High School Field Hockey Association presents Lunch with the Easter Bunny. Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11am to 1pm in the North Cafeteria. The cost is $7 per person and includes: lunch, egg
hunt, games, face painting and more! You can have your
picture taken with the Easter Bunny at an additional cost.
All proceeds benefit the Archbishop Ryan Field Hockey
Team. For tickets please call Student Affairs Office at 215
-637-1800 ext. 211.
Sister Strikes Again!
A show in the Late Night Catechism Series
Sunday March 15th at 2 PM
St. Hubert Auditorium
$35.00 per person
For more information call: Anna Marie 215-332-3636 or
[email protected]
St. Katherine of Siena
CRAFT SHOW
Saturday Oct. 3rd from 3-7pm
Sunday Oct. 4th from 8:30 –1:30 pm
Applications are now being accepted for any Crafter or
Artisan wishing to participate
For more information and an application please contact
Colleen Sharp 215-817-9497
Application deadline is Wednesday, April 1st
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Immaculate Mary Center
2990 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
CRAFT FAIR/CAKE SALE
Sunday, March 22nd 10am to 4 pm
For more information call Rose 215-632-0255