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St. Christopher Catholic Church Archdiocese Of Galveston-Houston 8150 Park Place Blvd., Houston, TX. 77017 Website: www.stchristopherhouston.org

PASTORAL STAFF: Rev. Joseph Thu Le, Pastor Rev. Hieu Nguyen, Parochial Vicar Deacon Allan Frederiksen Deacon Benito Tristan Jr. Deacon David Mitchell

PARISH OFFICE: 713-645-6614 FAX NUMBER 713-640-1640

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00am-4:30pm Closed 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch

Bookkeeper: Amelia Banda Receptionist: Diana Torres Sacramental Records: Louisa Espinoza

Director of Religious Education: Maria Fernandez 713-645-6142 Office Assistant: Nereida Medrano Confirmation Coordinator &Youth Ministry: Lam Hoang 713-454-6641 Music Director: Michelle Pham 713-454-6623

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday Vigil: English 5:00 PM Sunday: English 8:00 & 10:00 AM Espaol: 12:00 PM Vietnamese: 4:30 PM English: 6:30 PM

DAILY MASS SCHEDULE: Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday: 4:00 - 4:50 PM or by appointment

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Every Friday: 9:00AM12:00 Noon in the Church

St. Christopher Catholic School Principal Mrs. Claudia Cavazos 713-649-0009

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October 1, 2017 Regular Collection $ 11,184.55

5:00pm $ 1,301.00 8:00am $ 2,632.00 10:00am $ 2,511.00 12:00pm $ 2,037.00 4:30pm $ 1,647.00 6:30pm $ 1,056.00 Childrens Mass $ 257.00

TODAYS READINGS First Reading The vineyard of the LORD is the house of Israel (Isaiah 5:1-7). Psalm The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel (Psalm 80). Second Reading Gods peace will guard your hearts and minds (Philippians 4:6-9). Gospel The kingdom of God will be given to those who will produce its fruit (Matthew 21:33-43) The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Pray the rosary on October 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Church October 14, 2017 Join us in front of the Chapel at 12:00 noon

St. Christopher's 93rd Annual Family Bazaar Grand Marshall

We were honored to have our beloved Sr. Zachary as our Grand Marshall. Sister joined our church community 39 years ago as school principal and later as the rectory receptionist. She has spiritually assisted the church

community and all ministries.

We Love and Thank you

Sister.

Prize Winners Name Ticket Number 1st Van Tran 22684

2nd Joe Barajas 448

3rd A. Garcia 256

4th Ruth Mc Fall 8208

5th Dong Pham 22052

6th Rafael Castaneda 21318

7th Dan Martinez 11412

8th Gavin Dailey 26845

PEACEFUL HEART While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. St. Francis of Assisi

A BIG Thank you

to all the volunteers for your hard work this weekend at our

93rd Annual Family Bazaar. It was a HUGE

success.

The bazaar could not have been

done without you!

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 8, 2017

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,

make your requests known to God. Philippians 4:6

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St. Christopher Catholic School School Bulletin Announcements

Week of October 8, 2017

The School Office is open 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM Monday thru Friday. Please come by, call the School Office 713-649-0009 or visit our web site: sccs1939.org for information.

Monday, October 9, 2017 ~ Teacher In-Service NO SCHOOL Tuesday, October 10, 2017 ~ Altar Server Practice 3:30 to 4:00 PM ~ Choir Practice 3-4 PM ~ Soccer Varsity Game Away Holy Family/Galveston ~ Volleyball Practice Wednesday, October 11, 2017 ~ School Mass 8:30 AM 3rd & 4th in charge of liturgy ~ Vocations Cross 5th & 6th Grades ~ Altar Server Team St. John ~ Volley-ball Game Away St. Mary Purification ~ Soccer JV Game Home Our Lady of Fatima Thursday, October 12, 2017 ~ Chess Club 3:30 to 4:15 PM ~ Cheer Squad Practice Begins 3:30 to 4:30 PM ~ Tentative Soccer Varsity Game - Away St. Augustine ~ Volleyball Tournament Varsity & C Team Our Lady of Fatima/Galena Park Friday, September 13, 2017 ~ Mass 8:30 AM 7th Grade to Attend ~ Jeans & Sports Teams ~ End 1st Nine Weeks ~ Volleyball Tournament Varsity & C Team Our Lady of Fatima/Galena Park Saturday, September 14, 2017 ~ Volleyball Tournament Varsity & C Team Our Lady of Fatima/Galena Park Sunday, October 15, 2017 ~ Students, Faculty and Staff invited to attend the 10AM Mass at St. Christopher. Refreshments provided by the 7th grade class

Office Depot 5% Back to Schools Program Help our school earn FREE SUPPLIES! Our school will earn up to 5% of your qualifying purchases to use for FREE supplies. You can credit our school year round! Here is how it works Every time you shop at OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX, Give them our School ID#770097760. Many school supplies and food items have Box Tops for Education on them now. Please continue to save these for our school. You can drop them in the weekend collec-tion marked Box Tops for School or by the school office any time!

QUINCE AOS CEREMONY Parents who wish to have a Quince Aos celebration for their daughter should be registered members of St Christopher who practice their faith. The young person celebrating her Quince Aos must attend Religious Edu-cation for two years leading up to her Quince celebration. A mandatory Quince Aos Retreat will be held in March and October. For more information please contact Maria Fernandez, at 713-645-6142.

SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES

Sunday: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Monday: St. Denis and Companions; St. John Leonardi; Columbus Day; Canadian Thanksgiving Day Wednesday: Saint John XXIII Saturday: St. Callistus I; Blessed Virgin Mary

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Jon 1:1 2:2, 11; Jon 2:3-5, 8; Lk 10:25-37 Tuesday: Jon 3:1-10; Ps 130:1b-4ab, 7-8; Lk 10:38-42 Wednesday: Jon 4:1-11; Ps 86:3-6, 9-10; Lk 11:1-4 Thursday: Mal 3:13-20b; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 11:5-13 Friday: Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2; Ps 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9; Lk 11:15-26 Saturday: Jl 4:12-21; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12; Lk 11:27-28 Sunday: Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 [1-10]

Bearing the Right Kind of Fruit Todays readings focus our attention on vineyards. Isaiahs song concerning his friends vineyard begins with inspiring and poetic images of an idyllic vineyard where the choicest harvest is expected. Instead, the vineyard yields wild grapes, which causes the owner to abandon it. The psalmist cries out to God, asking that God once again take care of the vineyard, which is the house of Israel. The parable told in todays Gospel offers a stern warning that those who commit treachery in the hopes of attaining personal wealth will be put . . . to a wretched death (Matthew 21:41). Jesus warns his listeners not to

act like the murderous tenants in the vineyard. Instead he exhorts them to produce the kind of fruit that will lead them to the kingdom of God. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

Octoberfest

We are in need of LOTS of candy or Halloween decorations for our annual Octoberfest for the kids on October 31st. If you can contribute, please bring your donations to the rectory or the CCE office from

now until the end of October. Your donation will be highly appreciated.

Pray for these who have died: Oremos por nuestros hermanos recientemente fallecidos:

Elia Villarreal, Patricia Igwe

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Mass Intentions / Intenciones de las Misas

Sunday / Domingo 10/08/2017 8:00 am Darlene Kelleher Fernando Rodriguez 10:00 am Martha A. Garcia Patricia Igwe 12:00 pm Guillermo Toledo Amy Yaneth Davila (15 yrs) 6:30 pm Monday / Lunes 10/09/2017 8:30 am Martinez Family

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