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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
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Stay current on all parish and community
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There are currently 328 subscribers.
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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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PARISH BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Our parish bereavement support group have begun their weekly Tuesday
meetings from 7pm 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.

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 ...

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. John P. DeLora, SIUH Chaplain, in residence
Rev. John A. Boehning, Weekend Celebrant
Rev. Deo, Weekend Celebrant
Rev. Ed Devina, Weekday Celebrant
Rev. Anthony Pinto, in residence
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
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St. Christopher - St. Margaret Mary's
Spiritual Leaders ...
        NYPD
    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 7, 2017 9:15pm
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
    Net flex for Catholics.

    FORMED has been made available by the
    Archdiocese of New York.  There is no charge
    to the parish nor its parishioners.

    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
    provides more content than an
    individual subscription.
Number of Visitors
RE-REGISTRATION DRIVE
CONTINUES
With the merger of St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary it provided us
an opportunity to review our parish’s Register of Parishioners.

It was quickly discovered that both church’s Register was substantially
out-of-date.  Both had not been updated in decades.

Many in our Register of Parishioners have moved and some are
deceased.  A number of new parishioners have joined our church
family and family sizes have changed.

To understand who is in our parish and most importantly insure we
provide the appropriate support, programs, services and events,
we need to have a current Register of Parishioners.  To this end,
we are conducting a parish-wide RE-REGISTRATION DRIVE.

We would like to thank all those parishioners who have already
registered.  There’s still a long way to go to register all our
parishioners.  We ask those who have not yet registered to
PLEASE REGISTER NOW,
even those who have been in the parish a long time.
It’s essential to the lifeblood of our parish to insure we provide the
appropriate support, programs, services and events for you.

Stage 1 of the Drive, registration at church, will continue.  
Stage 2, which is an outreach to our school, religious education,
and our groups and ministries will begin shortly.  

Registration Cards are available in the rear of the churches
as well as in the pews.  Online registration is available 24/7
just click here to register.
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                     The Cardinal's
     Annual Stewardship Appeal - 2017
                 Sharing God's Gifts

Our goal this year is $64,000.  
As of July 14th, we are at 88% ($56,320) 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 223 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
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
2017-2018 REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2017-2018
Religious Education Program is open.
Click here for details, and Registration Forms.
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WELCOME FATHER ANTONY PINTO
We are happy to welcome Father Antony Pinto
who will be with us for July and August.

Father Pinto was born in Karanataka State, India.
He was ordained for the Diocese of Mangalore
on April 6, 1999.  He is currently studying in
Rome at the Pontifical Urban University for a
doctoral degree in biblical theology.

This is Father Antony’s first visit to New York.
Please join in giving Father Anthony a very warm
St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary welcome!
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    COUGARS' BASKETBALL
            2017 SUMMER WORKOUTS
    "The Best Way To Improve Your Team
                    Is To Improve Yourself"

The St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary coaching staff
will again conduct workouts this summer for players entering
in September.

Click here for details.
We would like to thank everyone who
attended our first ever outdoor summer
movie on   Friday, August 4th;
Movie Under The Stars -
Jaws                             Jaws.
                   It was a great time!

An extra “thank you” is extended to all those
that made it happen:
      o  Father Joe
      o  The Faith Formation volunteers:
              -  Joe DiFinizio
              -  Cheryl Lee
             -   Shannon Lee
              -  Jerry LePre
      o  Clare Cranston and the Teen Club volunteers:
              -  Alexandra Cordato
             -   Gianna Macchia
              -  Maria McFeeley
             -   Patricia McFeeley
      o  Jerry Hoffman, St. Christopher School
      o  Tom Mulhern and all those that helped to clean up
      o  and especially Virgil Tabije, VT Pro Solutions

                                                      Mark your calendar for our next
                                                        “Family Night at the Movies”
                                                               Friday, October 27th,
                                                                Halloween Themed
-  Lorraine LePre
-  Barbara Regan
-  Frank Saulle
-  Carolyn Volpicello

-  Robert McFeeley
-  John Rutherford
-  Samantha Santiago
-  Peter Sergi