PARISH UPDATE | SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
During this first week, we focus on the call to Family, Community and Participation. Our God is Trinity, three persons, one God. These three persons are in constant relationship with each other. Being created in the image of God, we too need to be in relationships. Each human person is not only sacred but also social. We must recognize and cherish the gift of belonging to our immediate family and wider family; the Church and society. The Church teaches that in order to fully belong to a family and community, participation is essential. We encourage you to ensure you and your family are registered to vote. Get informed and educated about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Our community calls us to participate not just for our own needs but for the larger whole of society. Voting is an actionable way to love and a tool to cultivate community.
Are You Being Called?
Mass Coordinators Still Needed

HOW OFTEN:
1 Sunday, 11am Mass / Month
TIME COMMITMENT:
30 min. before & after Mass
DUTIES:
Unlocking/locking church doors, turning on/off lights, set things up for Mass in the Sanctuary and gift table, ensure the other required ministry (Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Servers) positions filled by volunteers scheduled or asking others to fill in, clean/purify all vessels used for Mass and put away.

CONTACT:
Kelly Schmitmeyer kschmitmeyer@scpchurch.org or call 937-538-1762
Did You Notice?
Children's Page in the Bulletin
We are excited to share with you that we have added a new page in our weekly bulletin, just for your young learner. Help your child grow with the Sunday Gospel with this page. You can find it now on page 10 of the Sunday bulletin or download it HERE.
HAVE YOU HAD YOUR FLU SHOT YET?
Sunday, September 27 after 9am & 11am Mass

Parishioner Kylie Yenney will once again offer flu vaccinations through Rite Aid Pharmacy after the 9 am and 11 am masses on Sunday September 27th in the Bridal Room. QUAD influenza vaccinations (covering two strains of Flu A and two strains of Flu B) will be available to parishioners aged 7 and up. High dose vaccinations will also be available. For each person receiving the vaccine, a completed consent questionnaire and some sort of payment (medical/prescription coverage information or cash/check) will be required. If someone does not have insurance the QUAD vaccine is $39.99 and the high dose vaccine is $79.99. If you have questions, please contact Mary Lauterbach at (937) 898-3542 ext. 124!
Miscarriage Support Gift
You and Your Baby Are Not Forgottten

Are you or someone you know grieving from a recent miscarriage? This difficult grieving process has moved the heart of a parishioner to create several miscarriage support totes filled with many wonderful items to help grieving mothers find comfort and healing in Christ through this wonderful and generous gift! Every life matters...every-single-one!

If you or someone you know has recently miscarried and could use a prayer-filled gift specific to help grieving parents, please reach out to Mary Lauterbach or Bonnie Prine at the parish office.
FOOD PANTRY DONATION REQUEST

The Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry is partnering up with several area churches and asking each to donate certain items. St. Christopher Parish has been asked to cover the need for spaghetti and spaghetti sauce.

If you are willing to donate spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, or any other non-perishable goods, please bring your donations to the church and place them on the carts located near the front and back entrances.
The 40 Days for Life campaign is about to begin: Sept. 23rd - Nov. 1st. We invite you to come out to the sidewalk in front of 1401 E. Stroop Rd. in Kettering to pray for the moms, dads, babies, and workers who are entering the abortion facility. There are so many other options available to moms and you are a sign of hope & love when you are present.  The vigil runs daily between the hours of 7am until 7pm, and we are asking for just 1 hour of your time.  Please give prayerful consideration in light of our call to stewardship and the giving of our time, talent, and treasures. As often is the case, the giving of our time blesses both those we serve and ourselves.

JOIN US AT THE RALLIES
September 20 · October 18 · November 1  | @ 2 PM  | 1401 E. Stroop, Kettering
Worship and praise, great speakers, opportunities to get involved in defending life.