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
Precious in His Sight
Three Adorers Requested
We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest member,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, November 5, 2017, with
Fr. Raymond officiating:
  Brennan Patrick Simoneaux, born June 29, 2017, son
of Patrick John and Krystal Lynn Simoneaux.  May God's grace and blessings
received through this Sacrament guide him throughout his life!   
November 18, 6:30 p.m., Turkey Bingo, gym
November 21, 9 a.m., Altar Society Rosary, Mass, and meeting
November 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m., "The Mission is Me!"
November 22,
5:30 p.m., Vigil Mass for Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 6:30 and 9:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Day Mass
November 30, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
December 7, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
December 7, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception (holy day of obligation)
Our Adoration Chapel is open Monday through Friday from 7 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
Bob and Glenda Rauch Family has been selected as the
November Family of the Month.  Mr. Bob is the leader of St. Christopher Holy
Name Society and, as such, leads the Radio Rosary.  He is a member of the
Knights of Columbus and St. Christopher’s Bereavement and Support Ministry
and assists Father at funerals.  Bob took a struggling food pantry and has made
it a viable program, one to be commended by the parish; he also packages food
boxes and delivers them to needy parishioners.  Bob is ever helpful performing
electrician duties for the parish when called upon.  He and Glenda have three
sons and a daughter.  We thank the Rauches for their continuous service and
for reflecting the love of Christ in such visible and tangible ways!
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
Christmas Mass Schedule
The Christmas season is fast approaching!  To aid in your planning ahead,
please note the
Mass Schedule for Christmas and the Solemnity of Mary.  We
look forward to seeing you in this holy and joyous season!
Available Dates for Flowers and Sanctuary Lights
December 16-17, 2017, is still available if you wish to sponsor flowers at Mass.  
Also, the 2018 calendar is now open for flowers and sanctuary lights.  Lights
are $10 each, and flowers are $40, or $20 if you wish to share.  Call the rectory to
reserve a date to host these important elements of our worship service.
Mr. Frank Mart, beloved husband of the late Dorothy Griffith Mart, died on
Tuesday, November 14, at the age of 99.  Visitation, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
November 21, at St. Christopher Church; Funeral Mass, 12:30;
Obituary.
St. Christopher Outreach Ministry
Thanks to the help of our CYO kids, we were able to prepare food boxes for
our parishioners in need.  We continue to deliver food monthly to those
parishioners who are unable to drive or it is difficult to arrange for a pickup,
and we do keep a few boxes in the Rectory for emergencies.  We are very low
with the following items:  tomato sauce, red beans and rice, cake mix & icing,
cans of meat (Spam, Vienna sausage, tuna, etc.), chili, cans of soup, canned
vegetables, gravy mix, ramen noodles, grits, oatmeal, cereal, rice mixes, and
pasta mixes.  We also like to offer beverages, such as Koolaid, Crystal Light, or
tea bags.  It is our privilege to help our parishioners in need.  If you need
assistance, please call the St. Christopher Outreach Line at 504-831-7692.  As
always, thank you for your generosity!
Evangelization Presentation
The Archdiocesan Director of Evangelization will come to our parish to present
“The Mission is Me!" on Tuesday,
November 21, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The
presentation will shed light on what it means to evangelize and how we can
share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.  All are invited to attend.
Thanksgiving Masses
Masses in thanksgiving for our many blessings from our gracious Lord will be
offered Wednesday,
November 22, at 5:30 p.m. (not 4 p.m., as previously
reported)
, and Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 and 9:30 a.m.  
Giving Tree
Our Giving Tree  is now up in church.  Please select an ornament, purchase a
gift, and return it to church by the weekend of
December 9-10.  Be sure to put
your tag on your gift when you return it.  Your thoughtfulness will help make
someone’s Christmas very special.  God bless you for your generosity!
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"Now thank we all our God
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers' arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.


O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
to keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
of this world in the next."
Wishing you a Thanksgiving that finds your hearts
overwhelmed by gratitude for all of the blessings

that God has bestowed on each of us and our families, church, and nation . . . .
We are thankful for the rich blessing and gift that each of you are to
our church family at St. Christopher.
                                                     Fr. Frank and Fr. Raymond