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

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.
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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, October 9, 2016, with
Deacon Phil McManamon officiating:  
Bennett Stephen Diamond, born
7/20/16, son of Clayton and Jennifer Diamond; and
Addison Elise Wall, born
5/25/16, daughter of George and Christine Wall.  May God's grace and
blessings received through this Sacrament guide them throughout their lives!
December 3, 12 p.m., Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon, gym
December 7, 4 p.m., Vigil Mass
December 8,
6:30, 9:30, 6:00, Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)
December 8, 6 p.m., Bereavement and Support Ministry Christmas Dinner, Piccadilly
December 10, 9-11 a.m., Santa Breakfast
December 10, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass

December 11, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting
December 12, 6 p.m., Rosary Broadcast, 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.  
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
St. Christopher Giving Tree
Our Giving Tree is now up in church.  Please select an ornament, purchase a
gift, and return it to church by
December 10.  Be sure to put your tag on your
gift when you return it.  Your thoughtfulness will help make someone’s
Christmas very special.
Christmas Mass Intentions
It’s not too soon to send in your intentions for Christmas.  Please send them in
no later than
December 12 if you wish them to be included in the bulletin.  You
may also place them in the collection basket on the weekend or call the rectory
at 837-8214 to phone them in to us.
Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon and Santa Breakfast
The CYO will be hosting their annual Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon on
December 3, at noon in the gym.  All seniors in the parish are
invited!  Come join us for holiday lunch, music, entertainment, and door
The CYO's Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday,
December 10, from 9-11 a.m.
in the Parish Center.  Tickets are $7, which includes breakfast, crafts, and a
picture with Santa.  Tickets can be purchased through the school office or at the
door.  Merry Christmas!
Ms. Melanie N. Donnelly, beloved wife of the late Lt. Col. William J. Donnelly,
Sr., passed away on November 23 at the age of 96.  Visitation, Friday,
December 2, 10:30 a.m., at St. Christopher Church; Funeral Mass, 12:30 p.m.  
Mrs. Donnelly was the St. Christopher School secretary for 26 years and a
member of the Altar Society, Circle of Friends, Mission Rosary Makers,
Adoration Chapel.  She was a recipient of the St. Louis Medallion Award and a
Eucharistic Minister at Mass and to the homebound
; Obituary.
Ms. Elmera Myrtle Taylor Todesco, beloved wife of James Todesco for over 65
, passed away on November 26 at the age of 91.  Visitation, Saturday,
December 2, 9 a.m., at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Boulevard;
Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.;
"And the angel answered her,
'The Holy Spirit
will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High
will overshadow you;
therefore, the child to be born
will be called holy,
the Son of God.'"
       Luke 1:35
Ms. Patricia Lampard MacDonald, beloved wife of John MacDonald for 50
years, passed away on November 23 at the age of 76.  Visitation, Monday
November 28, 10:30 a.m., at St. Christopher Church on November 28; Funeral
Mass, 1:30;
Masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a holy day of obligation
celebrating the saving work of God in preserving the Blessed Virgin Mary from
the stain of original sin.   Masses will be held on Wednesday,
December 7, at
4 p.m., and Thursday,
December 8, at 6:30, 9:30 a.m. (school Mass), and 6 p.m.
Bereavement and Support Ministry Christmas Dinner
The Bereavement and Support Ministry will meet Thursday, December 8, at
6 p.m. at Piccadilly on Clearview for a Christmas Dinner.  If you would like to
play the “Secret Santa Game,” please bring a $10 gift card.  All are invited to
Second Collection
There will be a second collection December 3-4 for repairs and maintenance.
We thank you for your continued support!
Mr. Jerold Q. DeMaso, beloved husband of the late Peggy DeMaso, passed
away on October 13 at the age of 86.  Visitation, Saturday,
December 3, 10 a.m.,
at St. Christopher Church; Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.;
Mr. Anthony Joseph Macheca passed away on November 28 at the age of 58.  
Visitation, Saturday,
December 3, 12 p.m., at Lake Lawn Funeral Home;
Funeral Mass,
2 p.m.; Obituary.
Ms. Rosemary Stahl, beloved wife of the late Rtd. Lt. Col. John E. "Jack" Stahl,
passed away on July 23, 2016, at the age of 93.  Visitation, Saturday, December
17, 9:30 a.m., at St. Christopher Church; Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m.; Obituary.