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Catholic News

 

WEATHER CLOSING

  

Due to the inclement weather, all Religious Education Classes are CANCELLED for, Sunday, February 21st.   

 

Sunday Masses are still scheduled to be held at their regular times. Please use discretion when traveling. God Bless and stay safe.

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In the News

Work now underway on $400 million Museum ofthe Bible in Washington 

 

WASHINGTON - On a gray and overcast morning in Washington, just a short walk from Capitol Hill, construction work began on a museum intended to promote engagement, education and discussion of the Bible.

The 430,000-sq-ft museum will feature a 200-foot LED screen on the lobby ceiling, displaying a set of rotating images from Israel, Rome and Spain.

It also will have a facade modeled after various printed manuscripts of the Bible, stained-glass windows from Germany, and a top-floor, glass-enclosed promenade that will offer "some amazing views" of the National Mall and the Capitol, according to project director Brian Flegel.

"D Street and the area around it are going to be getting a bit of a 'facelift'" as a result of the construction, Flegel told the media Feb. 12 at the groundbreaking while showing proposed designs of the eight-story, $400 million museum.

It also will have an environmentally sustainable "green roof," a "biblical garden" and a "Foods of the Bible" restaurant, which will be "inspired by the bazaars and markets of the Middle East."

The site of the museum is a historic warehouse near the Federal Center and just two blocks south of the National Mall.

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Bring Lent Home
 

Jesus spent forty days in the desert in preparation for his ministry.  Throughout the forty days of Lent, consider the cost of forty seconds, forty minutes, or forty hours. Take the Scriptures and Bring It Home by gathering those in your home to pray the Hail Mary five times and pray that you might have a blessed and holy Lent.  There! You have just given up forty seconds in prayer. See how easy that was.

Parish & Community News

NEW Lenten Series for 2015

 

Lenten Study Series For Adults: This year we will be doing Fr. Robert Barron’s brand new study titled Conversion: Following the Call of Christ. Join us each Sunday evening beginning this Sunday, February 22, at 6PM in the Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

In this film and study program, Fr. Robert Barron illuminates six biblical stories of conversion, demonstrating how six ordinary people, just like you, were met by Jesus where they were and called to a better life through him.


Stations of the Cross: Will be every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm. All are invited to attend. Lenten fasting and Abstinence: Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59, who are in good health and not pregnant or nursing, are obliged to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday (February 18) and Good Friday (April 3). 

 

Fasting means eating only one full meal; two smaller meals (not equaling another full meal) are permitted. In addition, all Catholics 14 years and older abstain from meat on all the Fridays of Lent (the period between ash Wednesday and Easter). The eating of eggs, fish and milk products is allowed.


MEN's Formation/Bible Study:
The men's formation/bible study group is now forming.  The group meets the first and third Thursday each month.  We begin in the chapel at 6:30 for rosary followed by study and discussion from 7:00-8:30. Please come out and join us - all are welcome. Please contact Matthew Moucha at mbmouch@yahoo.com or 410-913-4212

CATHOLIC MEN'S FELLOWSHIP ANNUAL CONFERENCE"THIS IS ONE DAY CATHOLIC MEN SHOULD NOT MISS"  Special pricing for Conference & Bus Transportation $45 Register now for the Catholic Men's FellowshipANNUAL CONFERENCE, Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4 PM at the Calvert Hall College High School Auditorium in Towson, Md., featuring: George Weigel, Dr. Edward Sri and Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. Closing mass with Archbishop William Lori, Celebrant. For more details or to register at, cmfofwilmington@gmail.com , or call John Micek443-988-2064 or Al Wyllie 302-363-0878. Space is limited, register now.

Day of Recollection for Women will be held Saturday, March 21 at  St. Thomas More Academy, Magnolia, DE. The theme is "I Thirst for Jesus'love". The day includes St. Monica Tear Drops Devotional Mass, Reflection Stations, Reconciliation, Rosary and several speakers. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. The cost is $20 per person.  For more information, contact Maria at 302/655-3974 or email to 2374columbiettes@gmail.com. Register by March 14. Come "thirsty"for Jesus' love.

Upcoming Local Events - Are you thriving or just surviving? Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose - International Speaker Matthew Kelly is coming to our area: April 17 in Olney, MD, April 18 th in Severna Park, MD http://www.stjohnsp.org/matthew-kelly .  Tickets can be purchased at   http://dynamiccatholic.com/events/

 

WALKING WITH PURPOSE-WALKING WITH PURPOSE

 

"He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength." Isaiah 40:29



 

Monday Night February 23rd 7pm

Lesson #13 "Balance Through Simplicity"

Thursday Morning February 26th, 9:30a
Lesson#15 "Balancing our Cravings"


 
(free Childcare available) 



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

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP FACILITATOR-FEE FOR SERVICES-The Diocese of Wilmington/Catholic Charities is seeking a Domestic Violence Group Facilitator fee for service worker.  Possibly two evenings per week and the potential for some weekend facilitation as well.  Flexibility is key. Provides intervention services to domestic violence offenders enabling abusers to seek new, non-controlling and healthier ways of living in intimate relationships.  Must hold a Bachelors in social work, psychology, counseling, pastoral counseling or related fields. Certification with Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is preferred. Prior experience in clinical mental/behavioral health, domestic violence, victim services and/or family life work preferred. Must abide by HIPAA
requirements.  For more information or to apply, see our posting on Careerbuilder.com EOE M/F/D/V.
 

FAMILY LIFE  

FAMILY LIFE - February 20th -  Soup and Stations of the Cross - The Religious Education Group is our sponsor for this week.  The Youth Group is sponsoring for February 27th. Please join your fellow parishioners at 6pm in the Parish Hall for a Soup Dinner and fellowship before Stations of

 the Cross at 7pm.  This is a family friendly event with a craft  available for the children.  If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact Celinda Carr 240-882-4694


March 10th - World Meeting of Families Planning
- You are INVITED to the meeting at 7pm in the conference room. Please let us know if you want to help plan by contacting Catherine Roach @ 410.739.5981 (text or VM).

March 10th  - Family Life Meeting, 7 pm in Parish Center – Conference Room.Meeting is open to all parishioners, NO RSVP necessary .  *** W 2 ISH ***   W itness, Welcome, Invite and SHare . (Family Life Motto)  

 

 

OUTREACH-

“ And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (First Corinthians 13: 13)

 

 

 

Donuts After each Sunday Morning mass. In the Parish Hall

 

 

Religious Education

 

 

We invite any Religious Ed family who would like to help make the dinner for our Parish Soup & Stations- Friday, February 20th to please contact Katie for more information/details. We invite all families to attend the Parish Family Life Soup & Craft nights followed by Stations of the Cross all Friday's throughout Lent.

 

Confirmation Retreat:  The MANDATORYConfirmation spiritual retreat will be held on  Saturday, February 21, 2015 at St. Christopher's Church in the Hall from 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM. Students should bring with them the letters written by their sponsors for this occasion. Please remind your child's sponsor about this commitment of writing a letter.Permission Slips for the retreat are due next Sunday, January 25, 2015.

 

 

First Reconciliation &  First Holy Communion Assignments:  The final assignments for both First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion have been emailed out! If you have any questions please contact Katie Lewis.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING YOUTH

 

February 20: Soup & Stations

February 22: Teen Choir & Youth Group - Game Night

February 27: Soup & Stations

Preschool News

             

 

PRE-SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP!

St. Christopher's Preschool is offering Summer Camp this year! There will be 2 sessions to choose from with fun themes.

June 1-5: Pirate Adventure     
June 8-12: Shark Week 

$75 per child per session. 9am-12pm


 

Ages 3-5 (Children entering Kindergarten in the Fall are welcome. Space is limited! Register in the Preschool Office.

 

TAX TIME INFORMATION-It is just about that time to prepare your taxes. Remember preschool tuition costs are considered a Child Care Cost-check for details with your tax preparer. St. Christopher's Federal Tax ID# is: 52-1108017