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.
    Adoration Chapel:  Mon.-Fri., 7:00-2:00
    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 Gerald "Jerry" Martinez
e-mail:  deaconjerry@stchristopherano.com
Deacon Phil McManamon
e-mail:  pmcmanam@yahoo.com
Ms. Janet Schluter, Secretary
e-mail:  scmrectory@birch.net
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
You Can Make A Difference
We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest members,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, September 11, 2016, with
Deacon Jerry Martinez officiating:  
Emily Daigrepont, born 11/11/14, daughter
of Clifton and Kelley Daigrepont;
Kenzie Marie Murray, born 1/28/16,
daughter of Christopher and Amanda Murray;
Remi Paul Deano, born
3/28/16, son of Rickie and Erin Deano; and
Lexi Marie Fitch, born 5/4/16,
daughter of David and Jennifer Fitch.  May God's grace and blessings received
through this Sacrament guide them throughout their lives!
This Saturday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be an 18-wheeler at
St. Edward the Confessor collecting donations for the recent flood victims.  
Requested items include nonperishable food, clean clothes, and toiletries.
September 30, 6 to 8 p.m., Spaghetti Dinner, gym
October 4, 6 p.m., Outreach meeting
October 6, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Parish Center
October 8, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
October 8, 5 p.m.-midnight, Fall Fest
October 9, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting
October 12, 10 a.m., Mission Rosary Makers, Parish Center
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.  
St. Christopher's Fall Fest Is Soon to Come!
On October 8, St. Christopher’s Men’s Club will produce and host the annual
St. Christopher Fall Fest from 5 p.m. to midnight.  For those of you who are not
familiar, it is a pay-one-price event that includes live music, food, beer, soft-
drinks, multiple activities for children, and a sock-hop for older children.  
Confined to the school grounds and gym, this is a great safe, family-friendly
event!
A Message from the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring our annual Coats for Kids drive.  
We will be collecting new and used coats or donations to purchase coats
during the month of October.  These coats will be distributed to those who are
less fortunate.  We will be at all masses on the weekend of
October 15th and
16th
if you have any coats or donations.  Thank you for your support!
Spaghetti Dinner
As a fund-raiser to benefit the students attending the Presidential Inauguration
in January, there will be a spaghetti dinner on Friday,
September 30, from
6-8 p.m. in the school gym.  Dinners will be $8. which includes spaghetti and
meatballs, salad, bread, and dessert.  You can dine in, take out, or we will have
a drive-through line on Johnson Street by the back of the gym.  Take a night off
from cooking and come join us!
Come Be a Part of the Rosary Rally
As part of the American Needs Fatima campaign, there will be a Fatima Rosary
Rally held Saturday,
October 15, from noon to 2 p.m. in the church courtyard.  
In honor of our Blessed Mother, join us in praying the Rosary in concert with
over 14,000 Rosary Rallies across America.  This year is the 99th anniversary of
Mary's apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, to the three shepherd children, Jacinta,
Francisco, and Lucia.  "The goal of America Needs Fatima is to win the heart
and soul of America for Mary by spreading Our Lady's Fatima message and
promoting devotion to Her Immaculate Heart."
Ms. Sylvia Howell Peyton, wife of the late Warren Peyton, Sr., passed away on
September 17 at the age of 76.  Visitation, Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m., in
the chapel at Jacob Schoen & Son, 3827 Canal Street;
Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.;
Obituary.
Mr. Michael Mannina, son of Shirley Mannina, passed away on September 22
at the age of 57.  Visitation, Tuesday, September 27, 10 a.m., at Garden of
Memories, with graveside service to follow at 11 a.m.
CYO Calendar Sale
The CYO will be selling Right to Life calendars after all the Masses on October
8th and 9th
.  The calendars are $5, and all proceeds are donated to the Right to
Life ministry.  Please stop by and see how adorable this year's "baby calendar"
is!
October is Respect for Life Month
Let us remember that we made of body and soul and are made in the image
and likeness of God.  When Jesus was asked by the disciples, “When will we
see the Father?” Jesus answered, “When you see Me, you see the Father.”  We
are made in the image of the Father; however, the Father is said to be larger
than the universe, and His divine nature is so bright that He lights up all of
Heaven.  The Baltimore Catechism tells us that we are created by God in His
image to know Him, love Him, and serve Him in this world and be happy with
Him in the next (Heaven).  Respect for every human life is respecting God; for
Jesus said, "What you do for least of My brethren, you do for Me."  So let us
respect all human life, no matter who it may be, from conception to natural
death.  (A message from Knights of Columbus 4508)
Rosary Congress
The Greater New Orleans Rosary Congress for Life, Reparation, and Peace in
our city, nation, and world will be held at St. Clement of Rome Church, 3978
West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie, on
October  3-7, 2016.  The week-long
gathering honoring “Our Lady of Mercy” will feature continuous Eucharistic
Adoration and hourly recitation of the Rosary except during special events.
Masses and Divine Praises will be celebrated at noon and 7:30 p.m. daily with
confessions available before all Masses.  Many of the regions outstanding
youth and adult choirs will perform before each Mass.  For more information,
call  (504) 508-7100 or visit
www.rosarycongress.org.
Mr. Russell Anthony Toups, Sr., beloved husband of the late Frances Boyer
Toups, passed away on September 23 at the age of 88.  Visitation, Thursday,
September 29, 9 a.m., at L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams
Blvd., Kenner;
Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.; Obituary.
Ms. Annie "Mimi" Picard Hatteberg, beloved wife of Alfred Hatteberg, passed
away on September 28
at the age of 93.  Miss Annie was past president of
St. Christopher Knights of Columbus, founder of St. Christopher Preschool, and
a member of the Altar Society.  
Visitation, Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m., at
St. Christopher Church; Funeral Mass, noon; Obituary.