Our Parish Prayer Heavenly
Father, We pray for all of the people and programs at St. Christopher
Parish. Unite us as a community of believers and grant us the wisdom,
grace, and strength to do your will. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
We are a Roman Catholic Parish, whose
members live and proclaim the saving message of Jesus Christ.
Our Vision St. Christopher Church serves as
a spiritual home where all are welcome to share in its ongoing commitment
to providing opportunities for Worship through
the Celebration of the Sacraments, Service through
active and compassionate participation in the community, Education in God's Word and the Catholic faith, and Fellowship through parish events that nurture and support family life.
NEW HYMNALS for the Parish
St. Michael Hymnal
Our former hymnals, "Sacred Song," were subscription based and with subscription expiring, they needed to be replaced. After an extensive search, led by our Director of Music, Carol Ann Skabo, the parish purchased the "St. Michael Hymnal." We will begin using these hymnals during the month of July. Our hope is that the music offered in this hymnal will adorn our liturgy with grace and beauty, and it will move our hearts and minds to the praise and worship of God.
We are pleased to offer the opportunity to dedicate one or more of these hymnals in honor of, or in memory of a loved one.
A $20.00 donation per hymnal will provide one personalized book plate which will be affixed to the inside front cover of the hymnal. The hymnal is placed in the Church for permanent use by ourParish.
In addition to remembering a loved one's memory, a hymnal dedication is also a great way to honor:
Weddings & Wedding Anniversaries, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Graduations or special life events
Donation of $20 / Hymnal
To donate one or more hymnals, please fill out this donation form and place it with your payment in a sealed envelope and either drop it in the Offertory or mail it to the rectory. Forms and envelopes will also be avaliable in the Church or by calling the rectory.
Your generous donation will help defray the cost of the hymnals.
If you have any questions, please contact the rectory at (603) 882-0632
Vacation Bible School - 2015
Vacation Bible School 2015 week was so much fun. Thank you to all the families and volunteers who participated in VBS.
New Encyclical from Pope Francis!
In Laudato Si’ (“Praised Be”), Pope Francis reminds us that as stewards, not owners, of the earth God created for us, we have a moral obligation to cherish and care for the environment. How we care for our environment is linked to how we love our neighbor and respect one another. Please visit www.catholicnh.org/environment for prayers, and other resources. You can click on the photo to read the encyclical in pdf format or visit the Vatican's Website for an on-line version of the document.
Faith Formation & Confirmation
2015-2016 Handbook - coming soon
Classes begin the Week of September 20th.
Pre-K to Grade 5 - Sunday Morning in the School
Grades 6 - 8 - Monday Evening in the Church hall
Confirmation - Sunday Evening in the Church hall.
More details to follow as the schedule is finalized.
As we celebrated Pentecost Sunday, the 8:00 AM Mass was offered for James E. Coffey, the first Nashua citizen who lost his life in WW1. Our garden club finished up their plant sale. We honored the Blessed Mother where Andrea Richards crowned our Lady after a procession from mass during a short Crowning Celebration. Following the crowing, the Knights of Columbus hosted a social where we rememembered Fr. Kelley's 43rd Anniverisary of his Ordination.
We welcomed members of the The James E. Coffey Post No. 3, The American Legion of Nashua, New Hampshire for a memorial mass for James E Coffey.
If you are homebound and cannot attend Mass but would like to receive
communion, please call the Rectory 882-0632.
Are you homebound? Would you enjoy a visit? Your parish wants to stay connected with you! If St. Christopher is your spiritual home, how about a visit from one of your fellow parishioners? To arrange a visit, please call the Rectory at 882-0632.
Saint Christopher Parish welcomes your requests for prayer.
If you, a loved one, or friend, is undergoing a difficult
time because of a relationship, work, illness, or any other
needs or special intentions, we are happy to remember intentions
in our prayers.
Saint Christopher Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry
- Creating for our Community
This ministry has created and given hundreds of shawls to those in need. Each shawl is packaged with a card, a small cross, and a prayer, clearly marking it is a gift from Saint Christopher Parish. The members of Creating for Our Community and Father Kelley take time to pray over the shawls, whether individually, or as a group.
We see this Ministry as an extension of our Parish Community, a visible sign to others of the compassion present among the parishioners here at St. Christopher’s.
The Shawls are made of many different patterns of knit and crochet. Initially following a pattern designed by the founders of the Ministry, each stitch represents an aspect of our faith. Most common are patterns using groups of three, symbolizing the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Our group welcomes anyone who knits or crochets, or who would like to start to learn these skills. Making a Prayer Shawl is a great means to begin this craft, and another way to share your faith with others!!!!!
P.S.- If you don’t knit or crochet, but would like to help, we can always use always use your prayers; and cash donations and gift cards to AC Moore or Michael’s are appreciated to help us purchase our supplies for this ministry. We do not accept donations of yarn. If you have any questions contact the rectory office.
The Nashua Telegraph on May 27, 2012, had a very nice article abour our Prayer Shawl Ministry. To read the article please, click here.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established by the Church for individuals over the age of 18 to become Catholic or to renew their faith. We can help you on your spiritual journey if you are:
Someone in need of Baptism.
Someone baptized in another Christian tradition who wants to become Catholic.
Someone baptized Catholic who has not celebrated First Communion or Confirmation.
For more information about the RCIA process at St Christopher Parish, contact Fr. Kelley 882-0632 or Mike Bozek 883-4439.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF FNM NECESSARY / NO OBLIGATION TO RETURN.
Look in our weekly builitin for more information on the date. Weekly Lectionary-based Gathering for Prayer and Faith-sharing or contact Peter Gallaher, 603-883-3234, Gosia Krawiec, 603-672-5487 or Peter Szydlik, 508-615-6604
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families,
For the selfless acts they perform,
For us in our time of need.
And give us peace.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.
If you have a loved one serving in the military, please contact the Parish Office so we can add them to our prayer list.
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus -1 Thessalonians 5
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