St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church
309  Manson Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Phone:  504-837-8214

    Saturday Vigil:  4 p.m.
    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
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.
St. Christopher Parish is developing enhanced paper and digital communication
capabilities.  You can help us by providing us with your information.  Use
the link below to set up your personal user name and password to the database:
St. Christopher Church Census Database Link
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, May 14, 2017, with
Deacon Jerry Martinez officiating:  
Annabelle Marie Clayton, born January 16,
2017, daughter of Kenneth and Leslie Clayton;
Lila Louise Fisse, born
September 6, 2016, daughter of Jules and Laura Fisse;
Elle Louise Villemarette,
born November 23, 2016, daughter of Shane and Nicole Villemarette;
Michael Wall
, born January 12, 2017, son of Nicholas and Cristina Wall; and
Silas Frederick Thomas Walley, born October 20, 2016, son of Bruce and
Andrea Walley.  May God's grace and blessings received through this
Sacrament guide them throughout their lives!
May 29, Memorial Day
June 1, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
June 4, Pentecost
June 8, 6:15 p.m., Bereavement and Support Group meeting, Parish Center
June 8, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
June 10, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
June 11, CYO meeting and family cabbage ball game
June 11, 3 p.m., Golden Wedding Anniversary Prayer Service, St. Philip Neri

June 12, 6 p.m., Rosary Broadcast, Parish Center
June 13, 6 p.m., Outreach 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.  
Early Education Annex Worker Needed
The Early Education Annex is seeking someone to care for infants through age
two for the shift from 3 to 6 p.m.  Applicants must be 18 years or older.  For
further information, please contact
If you wish to have your Mass intentions published in the bulletin for Father’s
Day, Sunday, June 18, please send them in no later than
June 5.  You may
phone them in, place in the collection basket, or mail them to the rectory.
Mass Intentions for Father's Day
Outreach Ministry Thank-You and Request
Many thanks to those who donated the generous amount of food items for the
Easter boxes that were distributed.  We are still in need of macaroni and cheese
in  boxes, spaghetti and rice mixes, canned chicken, Spam and Vienna sausage,
and icing.  We are low in peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit, red beans and
rice,  spaghetti, grits, soups, canned beans, tuna fish, cake mixes, and gravy.  It
is a privilege and a blessing for us to assist our parishioners in need.  Please
call 831-7692 if you are in need of assistance and leave a message.
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
John and Shirley Barbara Family has been selected as the
April Family of the Month.  Mr. John serves Mass every morning and is a
lecturer and extraordinary minister.  Miss Shirley taught at St. Christopher for
many years and organizes the annual Our Lady of Fatima Rosary for the
parish.   The Barbaras were given a certificate and a $50 gift card to Quarter
View at the 4:00 mass on May 3rd.
Congratulations to Martha Abila and Jim Schluter, who will receive this year's
St. Louis Award for St. Christopher Parish on Sunday,
May 7, at St. Louis
Cathedral.  Martha, a longtime parishioner of St. Christopher, is a member of
our Altar Society, a Eucharistic Minister, and brings the Eucharist to the
homebound.  Jim has been a parishioner for 50 years, is a Eucharistic Minister,
brings the Eucharist to the homebound, a member of the Men’s Club, and an
usher.  Both work tirelessly to accomplish many good things in our parish.  
God bless them for their tremendous contributions!
St. Louis Medallion Recipients
On April 23rd the following were recognized at St. Louis Cathedral for their
service to the CYO and St. Christopher Parish:  The St. Timothy Award was
awarded to
Ryan O'Rourke, who is an SCS graduate and senior at Brother
Martin.  The recipients of our Outstanding Youth Award were
Faith Guillot,
Casen Guttuso, and Katie Pomes.  Also honored were Brian Lousteau, Elward
, and Rosario Guttuso, who received Adult Service Awards.  We
appreciate all their effort and valuable contribution to our parish.
Outstanding Service Awards
The following were confirmed at St. Christopher in a beautiful service on
May 2, 2017, by Archbishop Gregory Aymond:  Bryce Berard, Evan Bertucci,
Madison Bertucci, Shane Brotherton, Kevin Calamari, Joshua Clulee, Justin
Connor, Hayden Courrege, Colette Deloume, Destiny Ehmer, Elizabeth Favret,
Emma Foremaster, Faith Guillot, Kaila Hebert, Sarah Hendrickson, Brandon
Huggett, Ava Hughes, Amie Johnson, Reed Lyons, Donovan Maher, Sophia
Manguno, Nicholas Mantia, Christian McDonald, Maygun Miguez, Katie
Milligan, Olivia Normand, Matthew Nuss, Trevor O’Brien, Heather Ordoyne,
William Ott, Katie Pomes, Pearson Pratt, Jack Rau, Kyle Roane, Nicholas
Russo, Erica Sanchez, Emily Seuzeneau, Victoria Smit, Jacob Spahn, Alex
Thomas, Liam Trippi,  Ross Villafarra, and Sarah Wild
Our Newly Confirmed
The following children received First Communion on Saturday, April 29:  
Vance Andry, Ryan Aucoin, Logan Bairnsfather, Issac Berthelot, Rey Bove,
Ethan Carleton, Jude Carlton, Sadie Carlton, Gia Chester, Micah Colombo,
Kelsey Curlin, Jacob Daigrepont, Alexandra Davison, Carsten delaPaz, Brody,
DePhillips, Bryce Doyle, Mason Farrell, Dominic Fisse, Catelyn Fornaris,
Grayson Grzych, Corey Kelly, Katie Kelly, Madilyn Lee, Zoe Locantro, Logan
Lombardi, Dominick Maestri, Sledge Margavio, Carlos Moncada, Lauren
Morel, Maren Muscarello, Abby Naquin, Joleigh Simoneaux, Jose Ortiz, Leslie
Peart, Paige Pham, Zoe Ratulowski, Cadenace Reinhardt, Tyler Ricke, Hunt
Roussell, Alyssa Ruiz, Dudley Bailey, Ayden Strada, Sadie Stritzinger, Abby
Suggs, Lena Tabony, Cara Thomas, Estelle Valenti-Huffman, Alexander Voltz
and Kendrick Williams.  Please see our Gallery for a photo of these beautiful
children on this very special day!
First Holy Communion
On April 26, Sean Vasterling received the Altar Server Award for
St. Christopher Parish from the Serra Club.  Thank you, Sean, for your
dedication and service!
Altar Server Honored
Mr. Jonathan  David Victor, passed away on May 13 at the age of 35.  
Visitation, Wednesday, May 24, 10 a.m., at Greenwood Funeral Home; Funeral
Mass, 1 p.m.;
Mr. Ronald Gandolfi, beloved husband of Margaret Gandolfi of 43 years,
passed away on May 17 at the age of 73.  Visitation, Thursday, May 25, 11 a.m.,
at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home; Funeral Mass, 1 p.m.;
Ms. Judy Bruzeau, passed away on May 17 at the age of 54.  Visitation,
Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m., at St. Christopher Church; Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.;
The second collection the weekend of June 3 and 4 will be for the Holy Father,
Peter’s Pence.  Thank you for your generosity!
Second Collection
Happy Memorial Day!  Please keep our service men and women in your
prayers.  May God bless them and keep them safe.