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Catholic News

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open 


VATICAN CITY - After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document more clearly grounded in traditional Catholic teaching. Yet the assembly failed to reach consensus on especially controversial questions of Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and the pastoral care of homosexuals.

The synod's last working session, Oct. 18, also featured a speech by Pope Francis, in which he celebrated the members' frank exchanges while warning against extremism in the defense of tradition or the pursuit of progress.  Read More

Parish & Community News



 ALL SOULS NOVENA:  Envelopes are available in the literature rack at the entrance to the gathering space. All names submitted will be remembered in a special novena of masses to begin on All Souls Day, November 2.

ALL SAINTS DAY MASSES will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:00pm and on Sat., Nov. 1 at 8:30am

VETERANS DAY- St. Christopher's will celebrate Veterans Day again this year in a very special way. The weekend of Nov. 8-9, we encourage all members of our armed forces-active, reserves, or retired-to wear your uniform and/or medals to Mass. We hope that veterans and their families will bring pictures, uniforms, and other memorabilia to proudly display in front of the altar all weekend, beginning with the 5 PM Mass on Saturday and to be picked up after the Sunday 5 PM mass. When dropping off your memorabilia, please include a note telling what the connection is to a parishioner. This makes it more meaningful.


MEMORIAL MASS FOR THE DECEASED-On Tuesday, November 25 at 7PM, St. Christopher's will hold their annual Mass for all of the deceased of the parish, but especially for those who have died in the past year. If you have a loved one who has passed away in the past year and have not received an invitation, please call the rectory office at 410-643-6220 to have their named added to the list. Following the Mass, light refreshments will be served. RSVP to the parish office by November 18.




MY FAVORITE SAINT POSTER CONTEST...rules and drawing paper will be distributed during CCD classes...grades 1-8....completed posters due date is October 26. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, contact person: Greg Denny 410-643-5960



NEW PARISHIONER RECEPTION - There will be a new parishioner reception on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., immediately following the 11:00 a.m. mass, in the Hall.  This event is by invitation only.  If you have registered as a new parishioner with the church since January 2014 and have not yet received your invitation, please contact the Rectory so that you can be added to the list.  If you have any 
questions, please contact Vicki Morter at



ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED!Altar server training will be on November 13 at 7:00pm in the church. If you are in 4th grade or above and would like to help your church by becoming an Altar Servers, please let your CCD teacher know. This is a great "in church" service project for 2016 confirmation students!


 "But I call upon God; and the Lord will save me." Psalm 55:16


Monday Night October 27th, 7pm:
Lesson 5 "Connect Coffee Talk: Getting a Grip
Through Relationships"


 Thursday Morning October 30th, 9:30am:
Lesson 5 "Connect Coffee Talk: Getting a Grip Through Relationships"
(Free Childcare available)



We are still registering for our new course!  To register for  Keeping in Balance: Creating Order Within  go to (we are on the Community Life Page)  For more information please contact Melissa Coligan:; 301-343-8408  or go to



Our Parish now has four excellent candidates running for Parish Council!  We would like to thank Regis Peternel, Bernie Marczyk, JeanetteMeinhardt, and Barry Donadio for their willingness to serve our parish. Please take the time to read about our candidates.


Their information is also posted in the foyer of the parish hall.  Elections will be held after masses the weekend of November 1& 2. Your participation is vital in selecting Parish Council members who will help guide our Pastor in the important decisions of the parish. You will be selecting two candidates on your ballot. 




FOG DELAYS: If QAC schools have a delayed
opening due to inclement weather-all SCP Morning classes will begin at 10:45am and end at 12:15am.


You will find import up to date information regarding all the happenings at St. Christopher's Pre-School webpage

A total of 29 boys and girls participated. Each winner is eligible to compete at the state level championship to be held in November. This activity is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #7941.


Sportsman Opportunity:  October 25, 2014, 12noon to 4pm

The Point at Pintail in Queenstown, Maryland. Knights of Columbus invites everybody to enjoy this Sporting Course. Look for more info Oct. 11th and 12th bulletin.

Navy Football Game:  November 15, 2014, Game starts at 3:30pm Knights of Columbus offering all Alter Servers and their parents free tickets to this game Information to follow in Bulletin, Oct. 11th and 12th,  Contact Larry Houck 410-643-3789.


-The Ladies Auxiliary will be holding their annual Advent Wreath, Candles, Christmas Card and Ornament Sale beginning after all masses, including Saturday evenings, starting Saturday, November 8th and ending Sunday, December 14th.



HAT AND SCARF PROJECTNovember 2-December 14th  -The Ladies Auxiliary will be meeting in the church hall on Sundays, from November 2nd until December 14th between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to knit or crochet scarves and hats for the homeless shelter. Parishioners are welcomed to come and help with this project. Crochet hooks and yarn will be available for those who wish to participate. If anyone has unused or unwanted yarn they wish to donate to this project, please drop it off to the ladies during this time.

FAMILY LIFE-October 26th, Fall Festival - Tickets are on sale after Sunday Masses.  Tickets are $1/person and $5/family max.  There will be moon bounce, pumpkin decorating, cake walk, chili and apple dessert cook-offs, and Trunk R Treating.  For more information or for tickets, please contact Bridgitte at 410-604-1450

CHILI AND APPLE DESSERT CONTEST - "BRING IT" - There is a CHILI Cook - Off and APPLE DESSERT Bake - Off at our Fall Festival.  The winners will be selected from different age brackets from those under 18 to Seasoned Adults.  We encourage all ages to participate in this fun and delicious event.  We have been told by parishioners that this event has been missed in recent years.   

 Parish Life Contact Info-

September 24 began another 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Annapolis. The vigil will be from 7am to 7pm daily. Abortions are scheduled every Tuesday and Saturday and many show up to pray on those days.  I have found it is so important to have a prayerful presence on the other days, as women are having the

appointments that counsel them to choose abortion.  For more info or to sign up for devotionals/updates and prayer schedule visit: Annapolis - 40 Days For Life


COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING FOOD PROGRAM-Feed A Family is celebrating 10 years of service within our local community. Thanks to you and other turkey tag takers, we served 330 families last Thanksgiving. There are many ways to participate, but choosing a tag representing a family is a great first step! You can find our Turkey Tree display in the foyer of the Parish Center. Sign out a tag or two and follow directions on the back of the tag. 




PILGRIMAGE to Greece and Turkey with Fr. Gallagher, October 19-31, 2015--walk in the footsteps of St. Paul, sail the Aegean Sea with a stop at the island of Patmos where the Book of Revelation was written and visit the area where Mary spent her final days. For  the full itinerary, go to or call Caroline at 1-800-334-5425.



Queen Anne's County Christian Assistance (QACCA) (Formerly Our Haven Ministires)


Queen Anne's County Assistance Homeless Shelter Opens December 1, 2014 at KIUMC: Sign up sheets for the upcoming shelter season are posted on the Haven Helpers Bulletin board outside the Pre-School Office  in the Hall. Volunteers are needed for shifts, meal preparation, food donations and laundry duty. 

Upcoming dates:  
--Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, November 11, at 6 pm at Kent Island United Methodist Church. 

--The winter shelter will open on December 1, 2014.  Watch for volunteer sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the hall. 

--The Youth Group and Haven Helpers will sponsor a Holiday Bazaar on November 22. 


Contact Mary Jourdak at 410.643.5766 with any questions or to volunteer.