Senior Outreach Ministry
As St. Christopher's Parish grows older an increasing number of our senior are finding it hard to join us for Sundays. Some feel they are becoming disconnected - staying mostly in their home or apartment - alone.
We have formed a team of trained parish volunteers who wish to help our older members remain connected.
Our volunteers are offering to visit or call once a week.
They are helping to provide an opportunity for our less mobile seniors to catch on parish activities, share and enrich their faith life and perhaps discuss other subjects of interest.
If you are a senior who might be interested in having a parish volunteer call or visit once a week, or, if you are a family member who would like to refer a senior from our parish to this program, please contact:
Sue Merko at 905-822-1171
Eucharistic ministers also called Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, help priests to prepare and to serve the Eucharist, Holy Communion at Mass. The Eucharist is the Sacred Sacrament, which for Catholics becomes the body and blood of Christ with a priest's consecration of communion bread and wine. As a Eucharistic minister, you will be placed on a rotating schedule at the mass you regularly attend.
Lectors are needed for all masses on Saturday and Sunday. Lectors prepare and proclaim God's Word for assigned liturgies (may include General Intercessions).
As a lector, you will be put onto a fixed schedule for the Mass you regularly attend. They will also be asked to help with special Liturgical celebrations (Christmas, The Easter Triduum, Easter Vigil)
If you are interested in this ministry and are fully initiated into the Catholic Faith (have received Confirmation), please contact Lynn Brown.
Ministers of Hospitality are people who help usher and greet the congregation.
As a minister of hospitality, you help create a climate of warmth, welcome and belonging by, help ushering parishioners in a courteous manner, collect donations and donation envelopes, and hand out the weekly bulletins.
If you are interested in this ministry please contact the Parish Office.
Altar Servers are boys and girls who are in grades three and higher, and they have made their First Reconciliation and their First Communion. Becoming an Altar Server is a great way to learn more about our faith and liturgies.
Training is provided and they will be placed onto a rotating schedule to serve at the weekend mass they normally attend. They will also be asked to help serve at Confirmation and special Liturgical celebrations (Christmas, The Easter Triduum, Easter Vigil, Easter.)
If you are interested and are committed to joining any of the two choirs please leave your name and contact information with the Parish Office or approach the choir director at the mass you normally attend.
Saturday 5pm - Paul
Sunday 8:30am & 10am - Michael
Sunday 12:00pm - Danny
Liturgy of the Word for Children
The Liturgy of the Word for Children is a program in which the Sunday Scripture readings are proclaimed and explained on a level appropriate to children in grades K-6 during the school year. All children are welcome.
Volunteers are always needed, for volunteer opportunities please contact the Parish office.
Legion Of Mary: Meetings are held every Tuesday at 6pm & Thursdays at 10am in the J.C. Room. Choose either meeting time that works for you. For more information, please contact Hazel (647 828 5250) or Linda (905 823 9553)
Knights of Columbus: Fourth Monday of the month in the parish hall at 7:30 p.m.
Bible Sharing: Wednesday mornings in the JC room at 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. Mid-September through May.
Catholic Mother's Group: Third Wednesday of the month in the Msgr. Hickey Lounge at 7:30 p.m. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosary Apostolate: If you are interested in teaching students how to pray The Rosary, please contact the Parish Office.
Religious Books and Articles Store: Open every third weekend after the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Mass and all Sunday Masses.
The Compass: The parish community of St. Christopher supports and works with The Compass to help those who are in need. The food bank and outreach center located in Port Credit, serving the areas south of the QEW, between Winston Churchill Blvd. and Etobicoke Creek.
New Beginnings: is a program designed to help people who are experiencing separation or divorce. Prayer support is included. Please contact Joann Rossittern at 416 566 5633 for more details.