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 Sunday, June 11, 2017, with
Deacon Phil McManamon officiating:  
Raegan Leigh Biggio, born September
12, 2016, daughter of Wayne Rumore, Jr., and Carrie Biggio;
Adalyn Mae
DiMarco
, born January 18, 2017, daughter of Greg DiMarco and Emily
Copeland;
Nicholas Leigh Hoffmann, II, born July 12, 2016, son of Nicholas
Hoffmann and Jessica Langley;
Russell Henry LaBorde, born February 10,
2017, son of Brad and Laura LaBorde;
Cash Alexander Lestelle, born
November 4, 2016, son of Robert and Stacey Lestelle; and
Brielle Renee
Sherville
, born March 20, 2017, daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Sherville.  
May God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament guide them
throughout their lives!
June 29, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
June 30, 7 p.m., Patriotic Rosary
July 4, Happy Independence Day!
July 6, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
July 6, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
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.
The CYO would also like to invite all who are cancer survivors  to attend the
Survivor Banquet at 7 p.m. on
July 14 at St. Angela Merici and to lead the first
lap of the Relay.  For more information, please contact Sherri Eck , 615-1117.
Relay for Life Survivor Banquet
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
Vance and Jeanne Ott Family has been selected as the May
Family of the Month.  Vance Ott does a wonderful job of heading our
Confirmation program and has also been a past president of the Men's Club.  
Jeanne is a nurse and has assisted at school with health matters and teacher
retreats.  Vance and Jeanne both have been involved with CYO.  They have four
children, one of whom has won the St. Christopher Catholic Youth Leadership
award.  The Otts were honored and presented a certificate and a $50 gift card to
Quarter View at the 6 p.m. CYO Mass on June 11.  We thank them for their
leadership and gracious service to our church and community!
Please join us on Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m., in reciting the Patriotic Rosary to
ask God’s blessings upon America in preparation for our nation’s birthday of
independence and in thanksgiving for all the freedoms we enjoy.  There will be
a reception to follow in the Parish Center.  We are grateful to St. Christopher
Knights of Columbus Council 4508 for sponsoring this wonderful event.  
Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join you for this event!
Patriotic Rosary
Mr. Joseph Paul Dummet, Jr, beloved husband of the late Patricia Dummett,
passed away on June 9 at the age of 76.  Visitation, Monday,
June 19, 9 a.m., at
Tharp-Sontheimer; Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.;
Obituary.
Mr. Richard Barattini, beloved husband of Mary “Pat” Barattini, died on July
7, 2016, at the age of 81.  Graveside service, Friday,
July 7, 11 a.m., at Garden of
Memories;
Obituary.
St. Christopher Outreach Help Line
We are trying to prepare boxes of food for the 4th of July, and our food pantry
is at its lowest ever.  It may be easier to tell you what we have a decent supply
of.  We do have cans of corn and green beans, thanks to St. Edward’s assistance.
We are out of peanut butter and jelly, chili, Chef Boyardee, cans of beans and
peas, spaghetti, boxes of rice, potato and pasta mixes, grits, cereal, gravy mixes,
cake mixes, and icing. We are very low on canned meats, soups, Jell-O, canned
fruit, ramen noodles, red beans and rice, and tomato sauce.  Normally this time
of year, our pantry is short because of parishioners traveling on vacation and
school being out.  We sincerely thank and pray for all of you who can help us
with food and funds.  It is our privilege to help those in need.  If you need
assistance, please call 831-7692 and leave a message.