St. Christopher's Church

 3350 Union St. North Chili, NY 14514     585.594.1400     @stchristophernchili

Weekday Mass

Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.
(No Services Monday, Thursday & Friday at this time.)

Weekend Mass

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Reconciliation

Saturday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

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Masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday, December 8, 2022 will be at 9:00AM and 7:00PM

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St. Nicholas | December 6

The absence of the “hard facts” of history is not necessarily an obstacle to the popularity of saints, as the devotion to Saint Nicholas shows. Both the Eastern and Western Churches honor him, and it is claimed that after the Blessed Virgin, he is the saint most pictured by Christian artists. And yet historically, we can pinpoint only the fact that Nicholas was the fourth-century bishop of Myra, a city in Lycia, a province of Asia Minor.

As with many of the saints, however, we are able to capture the relationship which Nicholas had with God through the admiration which Christians have had for him—an admiration expressed in the colorful stories which have been told and retold through the centuries.

Perhaps the best-known story about Nicholas concerns his charity toward a poor man who was unable to provide dowries for his three daughters of marriageable age. Rather than see them forced into prostitution, Nicholas secretly tossed a bag of gold through the poor man’s window on three separate occasions, thus enabling the daughters to be married. Over the centuries, this particular legend evolved into the custom of gift-giving on the saint’s feast. In the English-speaking countries, Saint Nicholas became, by a twist of the tongue, Santa Claus—further expanding the example of generosity portrayed by this holy bishop.