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
MASS SCHEDULE

Rev. Frank Candalisa, Pastor
e-mail:  pastor@stchristopherano.com
Rev. Raymond Igbogidi, Parochial Vicar
e-mail:  raygidi@yahoo.com
Deacon Charles Duke
e-mail:  ewduke@msn.com
Deacon Gerald "Jerry" Martinez
e-mail:  deaconjerry@stchristopherano.com
Deacon Phil McManamon
e-mail:  pmcmanam@yahoo.com
Ms. Janet Schluter, Secretary
e-mail:  scmrectory@birch.net
CLERGY AND STAFF
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
504-837-8214
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 Friday, July 7, 2017, with
Deacon Phil McManamon officiating,
Ferris Parker Prochaska, born January 13,
2016, son of Christopher David Prochaska and Lesley Marie Cady; and on
July 16 with Msgr. Robert Massett officiating,
Jackson Nicholas Johnson, born
April 7, 2017, child of William and Wylena Johnson.  May God's grace and
blessings received through this Sacrament guide them throughout their lives!
(Our Web mistress extends her sincerest apologies for the prior misreporting
on our Web site.)  
August 3, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
August 3, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
August 6, Feast of the Transfiguration
August 8, 6 p.m., Outreach meeting
August 10, 6 p.m., Rosary Broadcast, Parish Center
August 10, 6:15 p.m., Bereavement and Support Group meeting

August 12, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
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
arnochrist@archdiocese-no.org.
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
Jerry and Hilda Cox Family has been selected as the June
Family of the Month.  Jerry is a Knight of Columbus and currently coordinates
the Adoration Chapel with his wife, Hilda.  They have been an inspiration to all
of us by their sacrifices, and always with a smile.  They will be presented a
certificate and a $50 gift card to Quarter View.  We thank the Coxes for their
leadership and gracious service to our church and community!
Warmest congratulations to the following couples from our parish who were
honored at the Archdiocesan Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration:
Joseph and Patricia Bollinger, Billy and Ann Carter, Lloyd and Helen Lang, and
Julius and Dianne Meibaum.
Golden Wedding Anniversary Couples
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
deaconjerry@st.christophrano.com and Vance
Ott for Confirmation at
Vance@FourPoints.com.
Baptism and Confirmation Information
Mr. Robert "Robbie" Day, beloved husband of Barbara Dowd, died on July 15,
2017, at the age of 46.  Visitation, Friday, July 21, 11 a.m., at St. Christopher
Church; Funeral Mass, noon;
Obituary.
The new officers for the Altar Society for 2017-19 are as follows:  President, Gail
Giardina
; Vice President, JoAnn Matherne; Recording Secretary, Elayne Solis;
Treasurer
, Pat Gonsoulin; Corresponding Secretary, Marie Hagstette; and  
Floral Committee
, Isabell Frey.  A special thanks goes out to our outgoing
officers for a job well done
!
Congratulations to New Altar Society Officers