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St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary:
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Visitors:
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.
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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.

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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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PARISH BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Our parish's 2017-2018 Bereavement Support Group meeting schedule is
as follows:
  •  2017:  Tuesdays, September 19th  -  December 12th
     (no meetings on October 31st and November 21st)
  •  2018: Tuesdays, January 9th & 23rd and February 6th
All meetings are from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the St. Christopher Rectory.

Please call the parish office, (718) 351-2452, for more information or
if you would like a member of the bereavement team to call you back.

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Click here for information and Registration Forms.

Religious Education classes began on
Sunday, September 24th.and
Wednesday, September 24th.

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

Adult Information
Any adult seeking information about our Catholic Faith please (1) click here,
(2) call Mrs. Barbara Regan, CRE at (718) 351-2119 or
3) Email Mrs. Regan at: mmaryrectoryreled1@verizon.net.

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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 on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm
in the Dongan Hall Meeting Room.

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 and 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
Wednesdays 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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FAITH FORMATION
Our Faith Formation
Committee meets every
first 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
Latest: Bulletin, It's Official and Town Hall
Meeting  .....  September 4, 2016
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
OPEN HOUSE TOURS, ...
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. Gabriel Mendy, in residence
Rev. John P. DeLora, SIUH Chaplain, in residence
Rev. Ed Devina, in residence
Rev. John A. Boehning, Weekend Celebrant
Rev. Deo, Weekend Celebrant
Deacon Patrick Graham
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St. Margaret Mary
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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
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a higher purpose - to
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    SAFETY TIPS
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number of pamphlets
which outline specific
things you can do to
protect:
  • your person
  • your home
  • children
  • senior
Click here for pamphlets.
Last Updated: September 30, 2017, 8:18am
Dear Parents
With Young
Children in
Church
MASS, CONFESSION AND
OTHER SACRAMENTAL TIMES
WEEK DAY
- St. Christopher  ..........
- St. Margaret Mary ....
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WEEKEND
- St. Christopher  ..........
                 
- St. Margaret Mary ....  

9:00am; Monday-Saturday
8:00am; Monday-Friday
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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
RX DANGERS INFORMATION
In 2013 the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70 percent of Americans
take at least one prescription drug each month. The majority
of medications are safe for consumption, but
RX Dangers
believe in educating the public about thousands of prescription
and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the
potential to cause serious side effects.
RX Dangers easy to
navigate online database is constantly being updated with drug
recall news, and provides comprehensive, unbiased information about
serious side effects, complications, and interactions of
commonly prescribed drugs.

The purpose of
RX Dangers is to educate the American public
on current pharmaceutical drugs and devices commonly being
used within the United States. While prescription painkillers
and other drugs are being abused by addicts, other life-saving
drugs, and devices that the general public has presumed safe
are causing just as much harm to people’s health and even
death in some cases.

Click here to visit:

The October 16, 2016
Parish Breakfast
If you missed the Parish Breakfast or if you
attended and would like to revisit it
click here to view a multi-media presentation
of the Breakfast.

    The December 3, 2016
    Advent Retreat
    For those who would like to view our
    December 3rd Advent Retreat’s
    presentation, please click onto the
    desired Handbook.  
    You will find it a rewarding read:
    (NOTE: When printing these files, you need to
    "Print on Both Sides - Flip pages on short edge"

The December 17th, 2016
Christmas Concert
If you missed the Concert and would like to
view the
Concert Program, click here.


                                 April 14th, 2017
                                 Outdoor Way of the Cross Procession
REVISIT
PARISH HANDBOOK AND FORMS
                              FORMED
                      The Catholic Faith. On Demand
We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to an exciting new
online program – FORMED.

FORMED is a multi-media website that provides the people within the
boundaries of St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary unlimited access to
the best movies, video programs, audios and eBooks in the Church today.
It is 24/7 access to the truth, beauty and meaning of the Catholic Faith
anytime, anywhere.  Use it on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

Some people refer to FORMED as the Netflex for Catholics.

FORMED has been made available by the Archdiocese of New York.
While there is no charge to the parish nor its parishioners, we must maintain
an assigned number of subscribers.

It’s easy to get access.  Please follow the instructions below:
    1. Go to www.formed.org
    2. Click on the “Register, Sign up free using your parish code”
       Command Button
    3. Enter the Parish Code: GDTTQQ and your email address.
    4. Click “GO”.
    5. Enter requested information and then click “SUBMIT”.
from there, just follow instructions.
For Help: send an email to parishcare@formed.org.
IMPORTANT:  Do not sign up as an individual.
Our parish access code (GDTTQQ} provides more content
than an individual subscription.

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE THAT RECENTLY SUBSCRIBED
TO HELP SAVE OUR FREE SUBSCRIPTION.
Number of Visitors
              Annual Stewardship Appeal - 2017
                         Sharing God's Gifts

Our goal this year is $64,000.  
As of September 25th, we are at 90% ($57,600) of our goal.  
Thanks to all of you who have already contributed.

If you haven’t sent in your pledge, please consider doing so this week.
To date, only
233 of our families have participated.
Only 1/3 of our parishioners have responded to this appeal.
If we could reach 50% participation we would easily meet our goal.  
So if you haven’t already contributed to this appeal please reconsider.

As always we are very appreciative of all you do and your generosity is
always appreciated.

YOU CAN MAKE AN ONLINE GIFT TODAY
www.cardinalsappeal.org

Take a moment to watch this informative
video from Cardinal Dolan -
                                                             
Click here
THANK YOU
FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
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         FAITH FORMATION BAKE SALE
                   "
THANK YOU"
The Faith Formation Committee would like to extend a
BIG thank you to all the parishioners who so generously
supported last weekend’s (September 23-24)
Bake Sale.  As was mentioned from the altar, the Fall
and Spring Bake Sales allow us to offer free spiritual
and social events throughout the year.  

They would also like to extend their deepest appreciation to all the bakers
who worked so hard and so long to provide all that delicious product which
was all sold out and to those who helped throughout the two days:
Mary Brown               J
erry LePre                         Dolores Sabbatino
Joe DiFinizio              Lorraine LePre                    Frank Saulle
Barbara Fiore             Abby Memmesheiner          Barbara Volpicello
Barbara Hagan           Erin Memmesheiner            Carolyn Volpicello
Audrey Jensen            Staci Memmesheiner          Anonymous Contributor
Cheryl Ann Lee
                    SCRIPTURE STUDY
Our weekly Scripture Study will begin on Monday, October 2nd,
There will be 2 sessions to make it more convenient and
to encourage a larger participation.  
  • 9:30am — 10:30am in the St. Christopher’s Community Center
  • 7:00pm — 8:00pm in the St. Margaret Mary’s Dongan Hall
                                                                   Meeting Room.
Its very informal and no one is required to read or even speak if they are
uncomfortable.  You do not need to pre-register.
Free coffee, tea and light refreshments
will be available.

              ALL ARE INVITED
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                2017-2018 CALENDAR OF
           EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
       The St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary
       
2017-2018 Calendar of Events and Celebrations Handbook
       
is now available.
       Stay current on all the planned happenings within our parish.

Just <click> here to print the Handbook.
NOTE
: when printing, please click:
    -  [ ]  Print on both sides of paper and
    -  O  Flip on short edge
    -  Orientation:  O Landscape
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PARISH BREAKFAST
ALL parishioners are invited to join us on
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
starting at 10:30am
(after the 9:15am & 10:30am Masses)
in the
Olympia Activity Center
1126 Olympia Blvd.
for our
annual Fall Meet Your Fellow Parishioners Breakfast.

There will be pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, rolls, muffins, …,
along with great conversation and fun.
While this breakfast is FREE,
in recognition of World Poverty Day
we do ask that you bring some
non-perishable food items for our Food Pantry.

PLEASE COME JOIN IN THE
FELLOWSHIP, FUN AND FOOD

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We are in need for some helpers
to cook on the grills and serve the food.
If you can help,
please call or text Jerry LePre at (917) 841-8971,
or email JerryLePre@stcstmmsi.org.
 FEAST OF ST. MARGARET MARY CELEBRATION
      Join in the celebration of the
              Feast Day of St. Margaret Mary
              (officially on October 17th)
                      at the
10:30am Mass on
                              Sunday, October 15th.
SAVE THE DATE  -  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
it's a fun filled evening with a Halloween Theme.
There will be hot dogs, pop corn, candy, cup cake decorating tables,
soda, water, juice boxes
and even a Parade of Costumes with prizes.
The movie will be announced shortly.