Fr. Rick’s Pastoral Messages 10/29/22

All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation and occurs on Tuesday, November 1.  Mass is at the regular time at 8:00 AM.

All Souls Day is November 2nd.   Mass will be celebrated at the regular time of 8:00 AM.  If you would like to record the names of your loved ones to be especially remembered at Mass, please write them in the book on the table in the gathering space.


Please Give Us ALL your Money.  Well, it seems like it, doesn’t it?

+Next week is the annual collection for the Archdiocese of the Military Services; please today’s insert.

+October is Intermountain Catholic Month.  Please pay for your $25 annual subscription fee this month.  We are assessed $800 annually so if you don’t pay, the money will be taken from our checking account.

+ We still need $500 to reach our annual goal for the Diocesan Development Drive.

+Catholic Charities USA has asked for assistance in their emergency response to Hurricane Ian affected communities in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Southeast US beginning in Florida.

+The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will be taken up on November 19-20.

+Your generosity in the Church’s outreach is never taken for granted and is always well placed for the benefit of some of the most needy and desperate among us.  When we donate, we are playing a very important and active role in our missionary efforts throughout the world.  Thank you in advance


Thank you Knights for hosting the parish picnic last Sunday.  It was a nice gathering and great to see old and new friends enjoying company.

The Saturday Evening Vigil Mass will be suspended in December through February as our visitor numbers decrease for the season

Senior Activity Center – Please see the flyers in the gathering space to discover the many activities offered to seniors in our area.

St. Christopher’s Library:  Come on in and browse during our social hour after the Sunday Mass.   Books are organized by category, plainly marked on the shelves

“Do not let a day go by without some spiritual reading.”- St. John Bosco

Hospitality:  Remember that we are a ‘Hospitality Parish’ with a major outreach to our many visitors. Please sign up to help host our Sunday morning Coffee and Muffin gathering. Sign up list is in the gathering space.

Warning, this video might take 12 minutes out of the 167 hours of the week when you are not interacting with other Catholics.  Share with your children and grandchildren a Catholic vision of marriage and love.  Also, see the other engaging videos and discussion guides in this series from the U.S. Catholic Bishops.

Homily Reflection:  “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” This line from today’s Gospel (Lk. 19:10) is pretty much meaningless unless we can identify the time(s) when we were genuinely lost and then were found by Jesus.  These accounts are most important in forming young people in the faith.  Why do we practice a certain religion a certain way?  What good is it doing for us and anyone else?  Ask your loved ones to share their experiences of being lost and found.  What if a whole society is lost?  How do they (we) get found?  See 2 Thes 1:11-12 from today’s second reading for a hint…