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.

Join us for our annual At the Corner of Broadway concert on Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00PM! 

Masses for the Feast of the Assumption, on August 15, will be at 9AM and 7PM.  

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St. Stephen of Hungary | August 16

Born a pagan in the 10th century Saint Stephen was baptized as a boy when his father converted to Christianity. Saint Stephen married Gisela, daughter of Duke Henry II of Bavaria who would become Saint Henry II. He succeeded his father as leader and began to transform the nation into a Christian kingdom.

Pope Sylvester II proclaimed him the first king of Hungary in 1001, sending him a crown and gold processional cross. The crown, made in the Byzantine style, has become a symbol of Hungarian nationhood.

King Stephen’s reign was a relatively peaceful and prosperous time. He outlawed paganism, mandated church building, and tithing for support of the parish, and commanded all to marry except clergy and religious. He founded a Benedictine monastery, and Hungary became an important place along the route to the Holy Land for many pilgrims.

Unfortunately, Stephen’s son and heir died in a hunting accident, causing much conflict over the succession when the saint died. Eventually the kingdom was won back for Christendom and father and son were canonized in 1083 by Pope St. Gregory VII. Saint Stephen I is now patron saint of Hungary.