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.
Parish Retreat March 9th, 10th and 11th
March 9th, Mass and homily at 11am and 7pm - The Eucharist
March 10th, Mass and homily at 11am and 7pm - Repentance
March 11th, Mass and homily at 11am and 7pm - Preparation for Holy Week and Easter
Confessions upon request.
Father McAlear entered the religious order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate
in 1960. He studied in Rome and was ordained there in 1970 after receiving
degrees in Philosophy and Theology. In 1972 Father McAlear became involved
in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and entered into the healing ministry in
1976. His ministry and work have brought him to every part of the United
States, Asia, South America, Canada, Australia, and through many other parts
of the world.
Franciscan Mystery Players - "The Sorrowful Mysteries"
Friday March 13, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Please join us in night of reflection and healing as the Franciscan Mystery Player of Ste. Marie Church in Manchester, NH present:
The SorrowFul Mysteries - A Dramatic Presentation of the Mistery Play Rosary Mediation
“THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES” is a dramatic multi-media presentation of the SORROWFUL Mysteries of the Rosary. The Mystery Play is offered as a parish mission in Church sanctuaries and is a living meditation that offers an opportunity to contemplate with the Blessed Mother, the face of Christ. Written and directed by Father Francis Pompei, ofm, a Franciscan Friar, working in Buffalo, NY. The Mystery Play group is made up of 17 teenagers and 4 adults.
THE EVENING will consist of an opening prayer experience with our community, faith witnessing by members of our group and an introduction to the rosary. The evening will conclude with the Mystery Play meditation, “THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES”. Through the use of special lighting, inspirational music, drama, soul-searching meditations, and rosary prayers, a person is able to get in touch with themselves; their goodness, struggles, and their sins. Then, in a very powerful way, it becomes a prayerful vehicle for the Lord's spirit to Forgive, Heal, and Renew."
Just like the Rosary, it is the kind of prayer and meditation that one can experience over and over again and each time walk away with something new.
Altar Server Training
Altar serving is an important ministry in
the Catholic Church which provides vital
assistance to the priest and congregation. Any boy or girl who has received
first communion can become an altar
server. Regular attendance at church, an
ability to make a commitment and a family that values worshipping together in
the community are all required elements
of a successful server.
Altar Servers select the weekend
mass times they want to serve and can
specify “vacation” dates when they cannot serve due to other activities. The
Ministry Schedule is published four times
a year, two weeks in advance, and can
be emailed to your home or picked up in
The training consists of two classes
on March 3rd and March 17th at 5:30 PM,
in the church. Along with this training,
If your son or daughter is interested,
please call the rectory at 882-0632 and
speak to Linda or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
St Christopher Parish Commemorative Brick Garden
From now through March 1, 2015 we are taking orders/donations for a commemorative brick that will be placed in the garden near the rectory with the statue of St. Francis. The cost of each brick is $50.00 and each may contain up to 3 lines with 14 characters per line including spaces and punctuation.
If you are interested in ordering one or more bricks, click here for the order form. For more that three bricks, please fill out a second form. If you have questions, call the rectory office. You may send the completed form with payment to the rectory or drop it in the Sunday collection.
News from the Choir
You are always welcome to join the choir. We are getting ready for Lent and Easter and really could use your voices. We need members for both our youth and adult choirs.
There are no auditions; the only requirement is you love to sing. Any questions please see Carol Ann following a Mass or contact the Parish office and she will get back to you.
At the Mass we hear and listen to God’s Word and the Hymns we sing during the mass reflect and support the Word of God. “Sing to make your journey more enjoyable”.
Welcome our Newly Baptized 1/25/2015
Back to Church - Back To School 2014
Check out the photographs from our Activities fair this past Sunday. Just click on the photo to see the many parishioners participating in the fair. You are always welcome to come and join. If you need further information call the rectory at 603-882-0632
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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