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

Rev. Frank Candalisa, Pastor
Rev. Raymond Igbogidi, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Charles Duke
Deacon Gerald "Jerry" Martinez
Deacon Phil McManamon
Ms. Janet Schluter, Secretary
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
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Precious in His Sight
You Can Make A Difference
We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest member,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, January 8, 2017, with
Deacon Jerry Martinez officiating:  
Landon Raymond McCrossen, born
September 30, 2016, son of Eric and Shanna McCrossen.  May God's grace and
blessings received through this Sacrament guide him throughout his life!
February 2, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
February 8, 10 a.m., Mission Rosary Makers meeting, Parish Center
February 9, 6:15 p.m., Bereavement Support Group, Parish Center
February 10, 6 p.m., Rosary Broadcast, Parish Center
February 11, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
February 12, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting

February 14, 6 p.m., Outreach meeting
Our Adoration Chapel is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to noon.
Please consider becoming an committed adorer or substitute who would be
able to fill in when someone is unable to be there.  If you would like to help,
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
A Special Thanks for Calendars
We would like to thank Paul Roberts and the St. Christopher Men’s Club for
generously sponsoring our Calendars for 2017!
2016 Church Contribution Letters
Statements of contributions made in 2016 will be mailed at the beginning of
February 2017.  Those who did not use the envelopes but contributed checks
may request a letter for the year’s total.  Thank you for your generous support
throughout the year.
Ms. Gloria B. Finnan, beloved wife of the late Raymond Finnan, passed away
on December 1 at the age of 86.  Visitation, Wednesday, January 11, 11 a.m., at
St. Christopher Church; funeral Mass, 12 p.m.;
Ms. Brenda Lauer Rodgers, beloved wife of the late Glenn Rodgers, passed
away on January 10 at the age of 70.  Visitation, Saturday, January 21, 9:30 a.m.,
at St. Christopher Church; funeral Mass, 11 a.m.;
Men's Club Gumbo Cookoff  Canceled
The St. Christopher Men’s Club's Second Annual Gumbo Cookoff, which had
been scheduled for Saturday,
January 21, will be postponed to a later date due
to inclement weather, a 90% chance of rain.  Stay tuned for further notice!
Mr. Glynn Raymond Schexnaydre, beloved husband of the late Beverly
Schexnaydre, passed away on December 30, 2016, at the age of 87.  Visitation,
Tuesday, January 17, 11 a.m., at St. Christopher Church; funeral Mass, 12 p.m.;
Rosary Guild Drive
The Holy Name Society helps sponsor the Rosary Broadcast daily on the radio
at 6 p.m. on WWOG, airing  since 1946.  Rosary Guild envelopes will be in the
pews on January 14-15, but you may place your donation in the basket at any
time.  Please help to continue this program.  And as always, thank you.
Church Support Envelopes
Church Support Envelopes for 2017 are in church at this time for those
presently using them or who requested them.  If you wish to begin receiving
them, please notify the rectory.  Thank you for your generous support throught
the year.
Outreach Ministry Extends "Thank you" and Requests Food Donations
Over Thanksgiving an Christmas, through your generosity, our Outreach
Ministry was able to distribute 70 boxes of food along with a $20 gift certificate
for food, as well as provide some financial assistance to our parishioners who
qualified and needed help.  We thank you on behalf of St. Christopher
Outreach Ministry and on behalf of those whom we have assisted, who have
asked us to express their appreciation.  We receive handshakes, hugs, and
sincere thanks and wish we could pass them on to you.
 We are now in need of foods such as tomato sauce, Chef Boyardee, chili,
canned meats, packs of oatmeal and grits, ramen noodles, jelly, and drink
products like Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, hot chocolate, and tea bags.  If you are in
need of assistance, please call 831-7692.
Cub Scout Parade
St. Christopher Pack 117 is holding their 58th annual Cub Scout Parade on
February 11, with the theme “Pack 117 Takes You Around the
World.”  The parade rolls at 10 a.m. from St. Christopher between Manson
Street and Cleary Avenue.  The after-party fund-raiser will be in the
St. Christopher gym  beginning  at 11:15 a.m.
Second Collection
There will be a second collection next weekend, January 28-29, to support
Catholic schools, which provide an excellent education while teaching our
youngsters to know, love, and serve the Lord!