PARISH UPDATE | AUGUST 1, 2020
Upcoming Holy Day Mass
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, August 15, 2020 | 9:00 AM

What lessons should I learn from the Assumption of Mary?

Growing in holiness is similar to training in a sport. We need someone to show us how we can live our faith well. Mary is a model of sanctity. She shows us how to be faithful to God’s will, living each day with confidence in God’s mercy and love. At the Nativity, in Jesus’ public ministry, and at the Crucifixion, we see her steadfast trust. She allows the Lord to use her life to accomplish his plan for her and for all of us. In the Preface of the Mass for the Assumption of Mary, we pray: “For today the Virgin Mother of God was assumed into heaven as the beginning and image of your Church’s coming to perfection and a sign of sure hope and comfort to your pilgrim people.” It is this image of holiness that we strive to imitate. In the office, at home, or in our community, we look for signs of God’s grace that call us to an ever greater love of him and each other. A greater awareness of God is a sign of our conversion of heart that lives the lessons Mary teaches.
©LPi
-- Your response is still needed --
Are you satisfied with your experience so far? 
What suggestions do you have to improve what we currently offer? 

You are strongly encouraged to share your opinions and ideas with us in this brief survey as we evaluate possible changes moving forward. The results will be shared with the parish. We ask that you take 2 minutes to reflect on up to six base questions about our Pandemic Mass response.
Fish for the Fryin'

Due to Covid-19, the Lenten fish fries were shut down. Early on, we were hoping to have a fish fry when it passed over. Unfortunately, it is not possible. Now we have 16 - 10lb. boxes of frozen Icelandic cod for sale.  $50 a box

Please help us recoup some of this money.  

If you want a box(es) of fish, please email Bonnie or call 937-898-3542 x101.
Virtual Family VBS
A Quarantine Friendly VBS!

We couldn't have Vacation Bible School this summer as usual but we found an AWESOME program that will allow you do to Vacation Bible School in your own backyard!

Why VBS?
As August approaches there are many of us looking for new ways to engage, excite and inspire our kids! Let BOLT Vacation Bible School help - on your schedule , at your pace . It's as easy as clicking the button below!
Family Portal Password: LETSBOLT
Link can be accessed via the menu link on the parish website .
Have you, or has someone you know expressed any interest in learning more about Jesus and the Catholic faith?

Do any of these statements apply to you or someone you know:
• I have never been baptized.
• I am baptized but have had little or no faith formation.
• I am baptized and have had faith formation in another religious tradition.
• I am baptized Catholic, but have not received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
The RCIA is a process that helps adults discern if the Lord is calling them to a journey of faith in the Catholic Church. A new group of inquirers into the Catholic Faith is forming. Perhaps you are, or someone you know, is searching for a way of life that will help you or them be connected to the life and grace of God through the Catholic Church. All are welcome.

Sessions will begin in August.

For more information, please email Andrea Parker or call 937-898-3542 ext. 109.
Live Stream Mass

Unable to attend Mass? Join us for 9:00am Sunday Mass at St. Christopher via live-stream on our parish website and Facebook LIVE ! We will soon have details regarding how to watch live stream via our custom channel coming soon on Roku or Fire TV apps.

Care to hear the homily again? Homilies once again will be posted on the parish website , Facebook , myParish app and also available on popular podcast platforms such as Spotify , Apple Podcast , and Google Podcast .
Please pray for our recently deceased, their family and friends.

Judith Hunt
Funeral August 3, 2020 | 10:30 am
St. Christopher Church

Fr. Tom Schmidt
May 31, 1948 - July 24, 2020

Good stewardship calls us to return our first fruits in gratitude for God’s many gifts to us. 

Please consider online or scheduled automatic contributions to St. Christopher Parish as part of your household budget. Our future growth and ability to fulfill our mission is in your hands. Please be as generous as you are able.