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., 7:00-2:00
Novena: Tues., following the 6:30 a.m. Mass
Rev. Frank Candalisa, Pastor
Rev. Raymond Igbogidi, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Charles Duke
Deacon Gerald "Jerry" Martinez
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.
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|Precious in His Sight
|Adorers Requested for Chapel
|We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest members:
Cullen Matthew Lang, born May 23, 2018, son of Justin and Krista Lang, who
received the Sacrament of Baptism on Saturday, June 30, 2018; Avery Amelia
Blood, dauaghter of John-Avery and Emily Blood, and James Francis Laux, son
of David and Megan Laux, who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday,
July 8, 2018. May God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament
guide them throughout their lives!
|August 18, 2-5 p.m., CYO Car Wash, school yard
August 19, 8:30 to noon, CYO Car Wash, school yard
August 21, 4:30 to 9 p.m., Family Night at Andy's Bistro to benefit CYO
August 23, 7:30 p.m., Men's Club meeting (social begins at 7 p.m.)
August 26, 12 p.m., Knights of Columbus Ice Cream Social after Mass
August 27, 4:30 to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus fund-raiser at That's Amore restaurant
August 28, Family Night at Reginelli's Lakeview location to benefit CYO
August 30, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
September 6, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
September 8, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
September 8, 5 p.m., Parish Spaghetti Dinner after Mass
September 9, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting
|We are in great need of Adorers for the Adoration Chapel. The hours are 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please sign up for an hour per week to
spend with Our Lord and Savior. Information is on the table in the entrance to
church, or you may direct any questions to Jerry Cox at 828-4995.
|St. Christopher Parish Census Form
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|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 Joseph and Joann Matherne Family has been selected as the
August Family of the Month. Joseph serves as Grand Knight of our Knights of
Columbus and is a member of the Men's Club, while Joann is a member of the
Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and teaches at our School of Religion
and at the preschool. Among their many contributions to our parish, Joseph
and Joann are both members of the Holy Name Society and Altar Society. They
are longtime CYO leaders, Eucharistic Ministers, and also take time to deliver
meals to the needy. We thank the Mathernes for their enormous contribution to
the good works of our parish! Like the one pebble that makes many ripples in
the pond, the reach of all the kindness and services of this generous and
faith-filled couple is much greater than we can ever measure.
We are so grateful for you, Joseph and Joann!
|A live infestation of termites has been found in the church and Adoration
Chapel and is currently being treated. The estimated cost for treatment and
repair so far is upwards of $20,000. We are now accepting donations to help
cover these expenses. Please indicate on the check that it is for "Termite
Extermination and Repair." Thank to those who sent in donations for the
termite repair last weekend.
|Matthew 18:21 - 19:1
|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. Lucas "Luke" Henry Bacino, beloved husband of 40 years of Andrea
Hernandez Bacino, died Saturday, July 14, at the age of 76. Luke received the
Order of St. Louis award and was an active member of the Knights of
Columbus. A celebration of his life was held Saturday, July 21, at
St. Christopher Church; Obituary.
|Available Dates for Altar Flowers
|If you would like to sponsor the flowers placed on the altar in honor of a
special event or loved one, there are several dates still available:
October 27-28, November 3-4, and November 17-18. Please call the rectory to
reserve a date. Also, the books for the sanctuary lights and flowers are now
open. Sanctuary lights are $10 per week, and flowers are $40. Your sponsoring
the altar flowers can be a lovely way to say “Congratulations,” “Happy
Birthday,” or “Happy Anniversary”!
|St. Christopher Outreach Ministry
|Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, we can continue to help those in
need. It is typical during the summer months that we don’t have as much food
as we normally would because the children are out of school and many
families are traveling on vacation.
We are in need of peanut butter and jelly, red beans and rice, cereal, fruit in
cans or plastic containers, tuna, Vienna sausage, pasta or rice mixes., and drink
items such as tea bags, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, and lemonade.
If you are in need of help, please call 831-7692 and leave a message. It is our
privilege to be of assistance.
|Registration Open for PSR and Confirmation Classes
|Students from Grades K-8 who are not attending Catholic school must attend
religious education. The Parish School of Religion (PSR) meets on Tuesday
nights from 6:30-7:45 in the Early Education Building. The fee is $35, but this
will be waived if there is financial difficulty.
Returning students, please fill out the Returning Student Registration Form.
New students may pick up a registration from at the Rectory or the back of
church or here and are asked to submit a copy of their Baptismal Certificate
with the form. All forms may be brought to the rectory or to class on the first
day, Tuesday, September 4.
Any public high school public students who need to prepare for Confirmation
are to attend the Confirmation preparation program at St. Christopher, which
will meet at the same time and location as the PSR. Please call the rectory or
contact Richard St. Amant, the Director of Religious Education, for more
information at 756-2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Give-Back Nights to Benefit the CYO
|There will be a give-back night generously hosted by Andy's Bistro on
Tuesday, August 21, and at Reginelli's Lakeview location on Tuesday,
August 28. Whether dining in or taking out your meal, 10% of all
profits benefit St. Christopher's CYO. Come support the CYO while
enjoying great food and a night off from cooking!
|Ice Cream Lovers, Welcome!
|Please join us for an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 26, after the 11 a.m.
Mass in the Parish Center. Come and make your own super sundaes and visit
with other ice cream lovers! This event is kindly sponsored by our
St. Christopher Knights of Columbus.
|St. Christopher Family Night
|The Knights of Columbus will host a St. Christopher Night at That's Amore,
4441 West Metairie, on Monday, August 27, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. That's Amore
serves pizza, seafood, salads, and sandwiches. Ten percent of all sales (dine-in,
takeout, and delivery) will be donated to our Knights to aid in all they do for
|St. Christopher Men's Club at Work
|On Saturday, August 11, members of the Men's Club volunteered at the annual
Red Dress Run, which is a fund-raising event for our organization. Some of the
SCMC volunteers worked the front gate, checking bags, while the cooking crew
cooked and served up sausage-and-pepper sandwiches. This is always a great
day, and thank you to all who volunteered!