St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church
|309 Manson Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70001
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., 8:00-1:00
Novena: Tues., following the 6:30 a.m. Mass
Rev. Frank Candalisa, Pastor
Rev. Raymond Igbogidi, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Charles Duke
Deacon Phil McManamon
Ms. Janet Schluter, Secretary
|CLERGY AND STAFF
|RECTORY OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|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
this link to set up your personal user name and password for the database.
|Precious in His Sight
|We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest members,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on January 13, 2019, with Deacon Phil
officiating: Cohen Allen Goff, Maddison Marie Curlin, and Aubrie Elizabeth
Cedillo. May God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament guide
them throughout their lives!
|January 22, 4:30-9:00, St. Christopher Night at Andy's Bistro
January 24, 7:30 p.m., Men's Club meeting (with social at 7 p.m.)
January 31, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
February 7, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
February 9, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
February 10, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting
February 12, 6 p.m., Outreach Ministry meeting
February 13, 10 a.m., Mission Rosary Makers meeting, Parish Center
|A “Gift” is offered to all members of St. Christopher Parish. Spending only one
hour with OUR LORD in the Blessed Sacrament can be a way to clear your
mind and help you live a better life. Come join in adoration of OUR LORD.
The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information is on the
table at the entrance to church, or you may direct any questions to Jerry Cox at
828-4995. Please help us to keep our Adoration Chapel open. Thank you and
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|"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 Kevin and Kristen Walters Family has been selected as the
January Family of the Month. Both Kevin and Kristen have devoted a
tremendous amount of time assisting the St. Christopher Cub Scouts and
Christolets, helping with transportation and fund-raisers, etc. Kevin has been a
member of the Men’s Club for over 17 years, serving as past president, cooking
for the meetings and Lenten fish fries, and assisting with other Men’s Club
events. He has also kindly performed maintenance and lawn care for trees and
scrubs around the Parish Center.
We appreciate so much your dedication and for sharing your love and faith so
actively on behalf of our parish! May God richly bless you and your family!
|Letter from Fr. Frank
|Please read this letter from Fr. Frank announcing his retirement next year, June
of 2019, and Fr. Raymond's succeeding him as Pastor of St. Christopher
Church. With heartfelt gratitude, may we keep our priests in our thoughts and
prayers for health and blessings, as they continue to serve and minister to us so
lovingly and well.
|Mr. Maurice Jack Seghers, Sr., died Friday, November 2, at the age of 86.
Visitation, Tuesday, November 6, at 12 p.m. at St. Christopher Church; Funeral
Mass, 1 p.m.; Obituary.
|St. Christopher Outreach Ministry
|The following is needed: red beans and rice, spaghetti, tomato sauce, peanut
butter and jelly, cans of chicken or meat, tuna; beans, soup, cranberry sauce,
and yams. We also need boxes of pasta, rice mixes, macaroni and cheese, grits,
oatmeal, gravy, and drink mixes like tea bags, Kool-Aid, and Crystal Light.
Your generosity throughout the year and especially during Christmas brings
so much joy and love to those who are in need of your wonderful donations
throughout the year. May God bless you and your family for your
thoughtfulness to others.
The Outreach Ministry is looking for some volunteers to work with their
program. If you are willing to donate some time during the week to help,
please contact the rectory at 837-8214.
|Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
|Deacon Jerry Martinez is organizing his 12th Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for
June 4-15, 2019, which will include some new and interesting sites. Anyone
who is interested in a journey to Holy Land is urged to make one as soon as
possible; it is an unforgettable experience. For more information, please note
this brochure, which includes the itinerary and Reservation Application, as
well as these comments from deacons and parishioners who have made past
|Pictures of Luncheon in Gallery
|Thanks to Ms. Kathy Choina for contributing pictures taken at the CYO's
Senior Citizens Luncheon on January 5, 2019, that are now displayed in our
Gallery. The CYO did a great job hosting, and everyone really enjoyed the
|Church Support Envelopes
|The church support envelopes for 2019 are in the front of church by the
elementary school side for pick-up. If you would like to begin using the
envelopes, please contact the office at 831-7692, and a box will be put in church
|New Church E-mail Address
|St. Christopher Church now has a new e-mail address and will no longer be
found at birch.net. The new address is firstname.lastname@example.org, as also noted
on the bulletin cover. Please update our contact information in your address
book and direct all messages to our new e-mail address. Your messages are
important to us. Thank you for keeping our information up to date!