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., 8:00-1:00
    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 Phil McManamon
e-mail:  
pmcmanam@yahoo.com
Ms. Janet Schluter, Secretary
e-mail:  
scmrectory@outlook.com
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.
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Precious in His Sight
Adoration Chapel
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
God bless.
St. Christopher Parish Census Form
Mark Your Calendars
"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!
Friends, today’s Gospel focuses on the faith of the
four men who brought the paralytic to Jesus for
healing. How often the Bible compels us to meditate
on the meaning of faith! We might say that the
Scriptures rest upon faith and remain inspired at
every turn by the spirit of faith.

Faith is an attitude of trust in the presence of God.
Faith is openness to what God will reveal, do, and
invite. It should be obvious that in dealing with the
infinite, all-powerful person who is God, we are never
in control.

One of the most fundamental statements of faith is
this: your life is not about you. You’re not in control.
This is not your project; rather, you are part of God’s
great design. To believe this in your bones and to act
accordingly is to have faith. When we operate out of
this transformed vision, amazing things can happen,
for we have surrendered to "a power already at work
in us that can do infinitely more than we can ask or
imagine." Even a tiny bit of faith makes an
extraordinary difference.

Peace,
Bishop Robert Barron
Gospel Reflection
Mark 2:1-12
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
pilgrimages.  
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
gathering!
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
for you.
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
scmrectory@outlook.com, 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!