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.
April 17 at 7:00 PM
In the only Mass held on that day, we remember the Last Supper, through which Jesus gave us the Sacrament of the Eucharist. During Mass, Fr. Kelley washes the feet of 12 parishioners,
as a reminder of how Jesus washed the feet of His disciples and how each of us are called to service. In a solemn procession,
the Eucharist is reposed for adoration in the altar at the end of Mass.
Stations of the Cross, April 18 at 3:00 PM.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, April 18 at 7:00 PM.
During the solemn evening liturgy, we are given the opportunity to venerate the cross and reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.
Blessing of the Easter Food, April 19 at 11:00 AM.
This tradition is an expression of the beliefs of the people
that God has been good to them and they
are grateful for all His gifts, both of nature
and grace. Please bring your Easter baskets
to the church by 11:00 AM so the blessing
can take place promptly at 11:00 AM.
Easter Vigil, April 19 at 7:30 PM.
The celebration begins with the church in darkness, as we await the Resurrection of Christ. But with the lighting of the fire outside the church and the subsequent lighting of the candles held by those gathered, we experience a powerful tribute to our eternal life in Christ. During this Mass we also renew our Baptismal promises
Click on the photo to see all the photos from the cantata.
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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