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St. Margaret Mary (2009)
Visitors:
TIME TO
REGISTER
AS A PARISHIONER
OF ST. CHRISTOPHER -
ST. MARGARET MARY
If you aren't a registered parishioners of
either Church, now's the time to register
and participate in our parish life.

registered to have a child baptized, or
have a First Communion,
Confirmation or Wedding?
Also, if you are asked to be a sponsor,
you need a letter from your
registered parish.

You can Register at the Parish Rectory
(130 Midland Avenue), Monday -
Friday, 9:30am - 4:00pm,
or by
completing and submitting
the online
Registration Form.
Important Information
Regarding the Staten Island
Substance Abuse Epidemic
At a March 27, 2014 meeting of the
Staten Island Vicariate, the subject of
substance abuse on Staten Island was
the principle topic.  
Congressman Michael Grimm,
Adrienne Abbate (Project Director,
Tackling Youth Substance Abuse)
and Luke Nosta (Director, Camelot)
made presentations on the serious
abuse problem on Staten Island.

Additional information was added
on March 17, 2016
Click here for details.
GET CONNECTED
Enroll in our e-mail and text program.
Stay current on all parish and community
activities and events.  Its easy, free and
informative.
To learn more and to subscribe,
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SUMMER WORSHIP
Please continue to practice your Catholic faith by attending Sunday services during the
summer months, especially during your well deserved vacation.

It can be difficult for us to find a Mass when traveling, on vacation or when it is not practical to
attend our own parish. The Mass Times website makes it easy to find a Church and Mass by
city, state or zip code.  You can find Mass Times at
www.masstimes.org.

Enjoy and be safe.

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HELPING OTHERS - THANK YOU
A big thank you to all the parishioners of St. Christopher - St. Margaret Mary for saving
your empty medicine bottles. Some were sent to Ghana, Africa and the remaining to our
missions (Srs. of St. John the Baptist), in Zambia,, Africa. Our Sisters have a clinic and
the bottles will truly be useful.
    Blessings & Prayers, Sr. Madelene

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OTHER HAPPENINGS ...
We are sorry we can't fit all the exciting Other
Happenings into our weekly Bulletin -
just not enough space.

Check out these happenings by
clicking here.

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PRAY FOR OUR SICK
Every worshiping community is called to pray for the very ill or elderly among them.  
The Prayer List in our
weekly Bulletin is a way of reaching out to our parishioners who have
received a critical diagnosis and are unable to go about the routine of life.  Each person will be
kept on this list for up to 3 months.  Please call the Office if you know of someone to be added -
please provide:
  • name of person to Pray for,
  • is this person a parishioner,
  • your contact # and
  • if Holy Communion is desired to be brought
Thank you,
Sr. Madeleine, CSJB

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
2016-2017 Registration
Our Religious Education Program Registration is now open for the 2016 - 2017 semester.  
Click here for information and Registration Forms.

It is important to remember that the curriculum of the Levels are built upon the previous years.

Adult Information
Any adult seeking more information about the Catholic Faith please join us on Mondays
at 7:00pin the Dongan Hall Meeting Room (lower level of the church). Please use the rear
door, via the parking lot.

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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Are you being called to something more …
  • Are you restless and want more out of life?
  • Has your life’s journey had some ups and downs?
  • Do you feel joy is missing in your life?
Come follow us on a journey of faith ...

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for:
  • People who have never been Baptized and are considering the Catholic faith
    and teachings.
  • People who have been Baptized in other Christian denominations but are interested
    in Catholic beliefs.
  • People who have been Baptized in the Catholic faith but have not received the other
    Sacraments of Initiation, namely Confirmation and Communion.
  • Catholics who would like to be part of the RCIA Team.

At St. Christopher - St. Margaret Mary Parish our RCIA process is a year round journey of
faith taken at your own pace.  We are aware that life happens and everyone is an individual
with their own agenda and responsibilities to accomplish.

Our meetings are held in a friendly, stress free, relaxed, no pressure, comfortable atmosphere.  
So bring your questions and concerns and the Team will be happy to guide you on a faith
journey with the Lord.                              
  [Source: Notre Dame de la Mer Parish, North Wildwood, NJ.]

Big journeys begin with small steps!  Please contact Mrs. Barbara Regan at:

Please join us on Mondays at 7:00pin the Dongan Hall Meeting Room (lower level of the
church). Please use the rear door, via the parking lot.

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SCRIPTURE STUDY
The Monday, evening and Tuesday, morning Scripture Study sessions
are being discontinued for the summer.

See you September.

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NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
We are developing a Facebook Page for St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary.  
If you have any interest in helping to develop this page, please let us know by sending
us a note.  
Click here to Contact Us.

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FAITH FORMATION
Our Faith Formation
Committee meets every
second Tuesday of the
month at 7:00pm,
alternating between the
Dongan Hall Meeting
Room (lower level
of the St. Margaret
Mary Church) and the
St. Christopher Community
Center Classroom.
All are welcome
and encouraged to attend.

For more information,
click here.
From the Desk of Father Joe
Counter
Child Protection
Anyone who needs to report an alleged
incident of sexual abuse of a minor by a
priest, deacon, religious or lay person
serving in the Archdiocese of New York
is asked to contact Sr. Eileen Clifford, O.P.
at (212) 371-1000 x2949 or
Deacon George J. Coppola at
(917) 861-1762.
Both may also be reached via e-mail
at victimassistance@archny.org.
Information can also be found on the
Archdiocesan web site, www.archny.org.
In keeping with the Archdiocesan policy
regarding sexual abuse of minors, this
information is provided to ensure that
our children remain safe and secure.

The Roman Catholic Parish of
St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary
Staten Island, New York   10306
The Church of
St. Christopher
130 Midland Avenue
Staten Island,
New York   10306
Parish Office: (718) 351-2452
Fax: (718) 351-1174
Office Hours: Monday - Friday,
9:30am - 4:00pm








ST. CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL
15 Lisbon Place, 10306     (718) 351-0902
Mrs. Catherine Falabella, Principal
The Church of
St. Margaret Mary
560 Lincoln Avenue
Staten Island,
New York   10306
Church Office:  (718) 351-2612
Fax: (718) 987-0446
Office Hours: Monday - Friday,
9:30am - 2:30pm
Rev. Joseph M. McLafferty, Pastor
Rev. John P. DeLora, SIUH Chaplain, in residence
Rev. John A. Boehning, Weekend Celebrant
Rev. Deo, Weekend Celebrant
Rev. Ed Devina, Weekday Celebrant
Rev. Thomas J. Mullin, Weekend Celebrant
Deacon Patrick Graham
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NYPriest

Could God be calling
you to be a priest?

The faithful expect
only one thing from
priests: that they be
specialists in
promoting the encounter
between man and God.
The priest is not asked
to be an expert in
economics, construction or
politics. He is expected to
be an expert in the
spiritual life.

– Pope Benedict XVI

God made you for a unique
purpose.  Even before you
were born, he knew your
vocation, your mission in
life.  And if you are a
faithful Catholic man,
God may be calling you for
a higher purpose - to
become a Catholic priest.

If you would like to know
more, please
click here
for NYPriest.com
Today's Scripture
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SAFETY TIPS
The New York Police
Department offers a
number of pamphlets
which outline specific
things you can do to
protect:
  • your person
  • your home
  • children
  • senior
Click here for pamphlets.
Last Updated: August 23, 2016 10:13am
Dear Parents
With Young
Children in
Church
MASS, CONFESSION AND
OTHER SACRAMENTAL TIMES
Week Day
- St. Christopher  .........
- St. Margaret Mary  ...
Sunday Obligation
- St. Christopher  ........
                 
- St. Margaret Mary ...  

9:00am; Monday-Saturday
8:00am; Monday-Friday

4:30pm; Saturday Vigil
9:15am, 12:00Noon and 7:00pm
8:00am and 10:30am

LEGION OF MARY
Our Legion of Mary  
Praesidium meets weekly
on Tuesday:
- Cenacle of Life Prayer at
2:00pm in
St. Christopher Church
- Legion of Mary
3:00pm in
the Community Center.

New members welcome.

For more information,
click here.
PRAY FOR
VOCATIONS
Join us Monday - Friday
from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
in St. Christopher Church
to pray for vocations.
For information or questions
contact Ms. Ellie Keane
at (718) 987-3059
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IT’S OFFICIAL
As of September 1, 2016 all checks and donations are to be made out to:
CHURCH OF ST. CHRISTOPHER AND ST MARGARET MARY”.
Thank you for your cooperation.