St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church
|309 Manson Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30, and 11 a.m.
(6 p.m. on 2nd Sunday, CYO)
Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri.: 6:30 and 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.
Feast: 6:30 a.m, 9:30 a.m., and 6 p.m.
Confession: Saturday, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
Contact the rectory to make an
appointment for other times.
Sacrament of the Sick: Second Saturday of
the month following the 4 p.m. Mass
Adoration Chapel: Mon.-Fri., 7:00-2:00
Novena: Tues., following the 6:30 a.m. Mass
Rev. Frank Candalisa, Pastor
Rev. Raymond Igbogidi, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Charles Duke
Deacon Gerald "Jerry" Martinez
Deacon Phil McManamon
Ms. Janet Schluter, Secretary
|CLERGY AND STAFF
|RECTORY OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Our condolences go out to family and loved ones.
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|Precious in His Sight
|Three Adorers Requested
|We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest members,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, August 13, 2017, with
Deacon Jerry Martinez officiating: Dawson John Collins, born September 20,
2016, son of Jeremy and Laura Collins; Abigail Katherine Donahoe, born
December 15, 2016, daughter of Andrew and Christina Donahoe; and Daniel
Vincent Magee, born March 18, 2017, son of Timothy and Ann Magee. May
God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament guide them
throughout their lives!
|September 26, 6:30, Parish School of Religion Mass, mandatory meeting for parents, class
September 28, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
September 30, 9 a.m., Altar Servers mandatory meeting and pizza party
October 5, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
October 5, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
October 7, 4-11 p.m., St. Christopher Fall Fest
October 8, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting
|Our Adoration Chapel is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to
noon. We are in need of two people on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. and one
person on Friday from 11 a.m. to noon. If you are able to give of your time,
please call Jerry Cox at 828-4995.
|St. Christopher Parish Census Form
|Mark Your Calendars!
|New "Prayer Room" on Our Web Site
|In the words of Alfred Tennyson, "More things are wrought by prayer than this
world dreams of." There is a new Resources page on our site that is focused on
prayer, where we, as St. Christopher parishioners, can learn about and join
together in praying for each other's concerns and intentions. You are invited to
contribute your intentions (large and small, your thanksgiving or your needs)
so that we may all join in lifting them in prayer. Quiet time with God spent
thanking Him, seeking His will, listening . . . is a gift that you give yourself!
May our relationship with God be strengthened, and may our capacity to love
and be loved increase as our hearts reach out to each other.
|Knights of Columbus Family of the Month
|Each month, the Knights of Columbus present this award to recognize a
deserving family for their outstanding contributions to St. Christopher Parish
and School. The Marc and Ruth Garcia Family has been selected as the
September Family of the Month. Marc is member of the KCs, Men's Club,
St. Christopher Outreach, and the Collection Counting Committee. Ruth is the
synod co-coordinator, CYO coordinator, member of the Parish Enrichment
Group (PEG), and she sends out the weekly News You Can Use e-mail to
St. Christopher parishioners. They are blessed with three children and five
grandchildren. Both Marc and Ruth stand ready to answer any request made of
them for help. They are a model of family life for all to follow!
|Anyone interested in learning more about receiving the Sacraments of Baptism or
Confirmation at St. Christopher Parish, please e-mail Deacon Jerry Martinez for
information concerning Baptism at email@example.com and Vance
Ott for Confirmation at Vance@FourPoints.com.
|Baptism and Confirmation Information
|St. Christopher Fall Fest
|Mark your calendars for this year's Fall Fest, which will be held on October 7
from 4 to 11 p.m. Pay one price to enjoy the Fest with great food, music, and
activities. The Fest has been reinvented for 2017! Stay tuned for more
|Mr. Joseph A. Thibodeaux, beloved husband of Vita Mistretta Thibodeaux for
70 years, died on September 12, 2017, at the age of 87. Services were held on
September 18 at Lakelawn; Obituary.
|Calling All Altar Servers
|Serving at the Altar at Mass is a true calling from God. For that reason, there
will be a mandatory meeting of all new and current Altar Servers for the
2017-2018 year on Saturday, September 30, at 9 a.m. in church. We want to
meet with the parents for the first 15 minutes, followed by the training for the
servers. To say "thank you," there will be a pizza party in the Parish Center
following practice. We expect to be finished by 11 a.m. Please contact Carol
Pond at school or Deacon Phil for any questions. We would also greatly
appreciate if anyone could assist with setting up and serving at the pizza party.
|There will be a second collection this weekend, September, September 30-
October 1, for repairs, maintenance, and utilities. Thank you for your
generosity in supporting this much-needed collection.
|Ms. Eugenie Wolfe Legnon died on September 6, 2017, at the age of 60.
Services were held on September 12 at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home; Obituary.
|Blessing of the Pets
|In connection with the Feast of St. Francis Assisi, we will have the annual
Blessing of the Pets and Animals at St. Christopher on Tuesday, October 10, at
6:45 p.m. in the courtyard between the church and Parish Center. Our pets are
a blessing to us, so join us in blessing them! Last year we had a great crowd
and blessed many of your beloved friends. Please come, and invite your
friends and neighbors! Dogs and cats, unless in a cage, should be on a leash
since there will be pets and animals of all kinds present.
|Ms. Kathryn Loeser Laine died on September 11, 2017, at the age of 93.
Services will be held at 11:30, September 23, at St. Christopher Church.
|The CYO would like to send out a big “Thanks” to all who came out to Andy’s
Bistro in support of our fund-raiser! Likewise, the Knights of Columbus and
the St. Mary Magdalen KC Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank all who took
part in their recent Ice Cream Social.
|"Thank You" from the CYO and KC
|Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Rally
|On October 14, please come out and join us in praying the Rosary in the
St. Christopher Church courtyard at 12 noon. This event celebrates the 100th
Anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima apparition. We will be just one of
many parishes across the United States uniting at this time to raise our voices
|Right to Life Calendars
|Next weekend, October 7-8, the CYO will be selling Right to Life Calendars
after Mass. Since 1976, these calendars showcase the beauty of life through the
photos of babies and children in our community. Please consider buying one
to support the good pro-life work of New Orleans Right to Life and the CYO.