St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church
309  Manson Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Phone:  504-837-8214
You are welcome to join us in ministering to the needs of our church and the greater community.
If you are interested in receiving information regarding any ministry or organization in the parish,
please contact Deacon Jerry Martinez, 559-4495 or
deaconjerry@stchristopherano.com, or respond via
the "Contact Us" button in the upper, right corner of the Home page, indicating your preference or
wishes in the "Comments" section.  We appreciate you!

                                                        Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers:  Altar servers assist the priest at all Masses.  Typical duties of
the server are to carry the processional cross, to carry the incense and its boat (thurifer), to
carry the processional candles, to assist with liturgical books used in the liturgy, and to assist in
preparing the altar.  Servers are needed for both Sunday and daily Masses as well as some
special liturgies.  Schedule specifics are arranged with the ministry leader.  Any male or female
parishioner who has reached the age of 11 and has completed the necessary parish training may
serve.  Please contact Carol Pond at 837-6871, ext. 159, or
pond_scs09@yahoo.com.

Altar Society:   Members assist with grooming the altar and caring for altar linens as well as
vestments for the clergy.  Please contact Gail Giardina via
e-mail.

Extraordinary Ministers:  Ministers assist with the distribution of Holy Communion to
parishioners at Mass as well as to the sick or our homebound parishioners.  Men and women of
the parish as well as high school seniors who are Extraordinary Minsters at their school perform
this service.  Please contact Millie Moore, 782-6669 or
eom@stchristopherano.com.

Gift Bearers:  Bearers serve by carrying the bread, wine, and offertory collection to the priest
and altar servers during the offertory hymn at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
They are usually selected by the ushers at the beginning of Mass.

Lectors:  Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord through the readings of Scripture at all Masses.
Please contact Millie Moore, 782-6669 or
lectors@stchristopherano.com.

Music Ministry:  This ministry provides musical expression and experience of the liturgical
message.
Church choir members perform at the 11 a.m. Sunday service, led by Jimmy Gennaro,
     
837-2332 or jamesgennaro@gmail.com.      
Cantors lead the congregation in singing for the 4 p.m. Vigil and 9:30 a.m. Sunday Masses.
    All are welcome to join us at our weekly rehearsals Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the church.
CYO choir members perform the second Sunday of the month at 6 p.m.

Ushers/Hospitality Ministry:   The ushers greet and assist parishioners before, during, and
after Mass.  They collect Mass offertory, are responsible for selecting gift bearers, and guide the
congregation in receiving Holy Communion.  Please contact
ushers@stchristopherano.com.