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 member,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Saturday, February 18, 2017, with
Fr. Frank Candalisa officiating:  
Liam Mathiew Castillo, born November 20,
2016, son of Alexander and Ashley Castillo.  May God's grace and blessings
received through this Sacrament guide him throughout his life!
April 27, 7 p.m., Men's Club meeting
April 27, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
May 1, 2:30 p.m., May Crowning with schoolchildren
May 2, 7 p.m., Sacrament of Confirmation conferred by Archbishop Gregory Aymond
May 4, National Day of Prayer
May 4, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
May 4, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
May 6, 12 to 5 p.m., Parish Picnic, Lafreniere Park, with 4 p.m. Mass under the shelter
May 9, 6 p.m., Outreach Ministry 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
arnochrist@archdiocese-no.org.
We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest members,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism:  
Kendrick Williams, Jr., born July 31,
20
07, and son of Kendrick Williams and Tyshon Maurice, was baptized
Saturday,
April 22, 2017.  Caroline Yvonne Cobert, born September 15, 2016,
and son of David and Sandra Cobert, was baptized S
unday, April 23.  May
God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament guide them
throughout their lives!
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
The Sacrament of First Communion will be administered Saturday, April 29, at
9:30 a.m. for the children in 2nd grade at St. Christopher School and School of
Religion.  Please keep them in your prayers on this very special day of their
lives.
First Communion
Ms. Elsie Marie LaRose Naquin, survived by her beloved husband of 65 years,
Murphy R. Naquin, passed away on April 4 at the age of 85.  Visitation, Friday,
April 7, 9 a.m., at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home; Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.;
Obituary.
We wish you and your family a
blessed Easter.  May joy and
thankfulness fill our hearts as we
try to comprehend how greatly
Jesus, having suffered on the
cross, loves each of us.  God is
risen, and hope springs eternal
in this season of rebirth!
"I come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly."
John 10:10
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.
Paschal Easter Candle
The Paschal Easter Candle has been donated in memory of the deceased
members of the John Schluter, Sr., and Nicholas Liebel, Sr., families.
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
Ms. Dorothy Azcona Byrd, beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Byrd, passed
away on April 11 at the age of 94.  Services were held Monday, April 17, at
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home;
Obituary.
Our Parish Picnic will be held on Saturday, May 6, from noon to 5 p.m., at
Lafranier Park on Picnic Island, Shelter 2, to include Mass at 4:00.  The picnic is
provided, complements of the St. Christopher Men's Club, who will be serving
hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks.  There is some seating, but please bring
folding chairs.  This is a great event for our parish to come together, socialize,
and celebrate the day.  All parishioners, faculty, staff, students, and families are
invited to take part in this fun-filled event with activities such as bingo,
volleyball, bounce house, sack races, egg toss, horseshoe contest, cornhole
contest . . . , and the list goes on!  We hope to see you!
2017 Parish Picnic
The  Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be this weekend, April 29-30.  Your
generosity to this appeal strengthens the Church at home in America.
 Thank
you for your support.
Second Collection
The theme of the May 4, 2017, National Day of Prayer is "For Your Great
Name's Sake!  Hear Us... Forgive Us...Heal Us!" taken from Daniel 9:19, which
says, “O Lord, listen!  O Lord, forgive!  O Lord, hear and act!  For Your Sake, O
My God, do not delay.”  "As this day approaches, thousands of individuals,
churches, and communities will be working to rally millions of Christians to
once again heed this call!  Scripture tells us again and again that our fervent
prayer is effective, that our loving God responds to His children’s earnest pleas
in mighty ways that avail much and ultimately determine the course of
history."   Please join us in praying for our country, her leaders and her
citizens, for the strengthening of Christianity throughout her, for the
preservation of our Constitution and freedoms, and for God's continued
blessing.  On this day particularly, may we turn our hearts and minds to Jesus,
for we belong to Him and all good things flow from Him.
National Day of Prayer