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
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.
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.
St. Christopher Parish is developing enhanced paper and digital communication
capabilities.  You can help us by providing us with your information.  Use
the link below to set up your personal user name and password to the database:
St. Christopher Church Census Database Link
Precious in His Sight
Three Adorers Requested
We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest members,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, August 13, 2017, with
Deacon Jerry Martinez officiating:
 Dawson John Collins, born September 20,
2016, son of Jeremy and Laura Collins;
Abigail Katherine Donahoe, born
December 15, 2016, daughter of Andrew and Christina Donahoe; and
Daniel
Vincent Magee
, born March 18, 2017, son of Timothy and Ann Magee.  May
God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament guide them
throughout their lives!   
August 17, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
August 17, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
August 22, 4:30-9:00, Family Night at That's Amore Restaurant
August 24, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
August 31, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel

September 4, Happy Labor Day!
Our Adoration Chapel is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to
noon.   We are in need of  two people on
Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. and one
person on
Friday from 11 a.m. to noon.  If you are able to give of your time,
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
arnochrist@archdiocese-no.org.
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 Jane Giardina Family has been selected as the
August Family of the Month.  Joe serves as Deputy Grand Knight of
St. Christopher Knights of Columbus, treasurer of St. Christopher Outreach
Committee, and is also a Eucharistic Minister.  He has served as a Right to Life
representative for our parish and is a member of Monday Night Disciples and
the Mass Collection Committee.  Their three children, John, Ann and Michele,
all attended St. Christopher School.  Both Joe and Jane are very giving and
caring people, and we thank them for being a blessing to our church parish!
Anyone interested in learning more about receiving the Sacraments of Baptism or
Confirmation at St. Christopher Parish, please e-mail Deacon Jerry Martinez for
information concerning Baptism at
deaconjerry@st.christophrano.com and Vance
Ott for Confirmation at
Vance@FourPoints.com.
Baptism and Confirmation Information
Mr. Robert "Robbie" Day, beloved husband of Barbara Dowd, died on July 15,
2017, at the age of 46.  Visitation, Friday, July 21, 11 a.m., at St. Christopher
Church; Funeral Mass, noon;
Obituary.
On behalf of Fr. Frank, Fr. Raymond, Deacon Jerry, Deacon Phil, and the
dedicated teachers in our PSR, it is our privilege to help you teach your
children about the beliefs, sacraments, and prayer of the Church and the
obligation and challenges of living our Catholic faith.  If you have not already
done so, please register NOW.  Information about the Parish School of Religion
[PSR] and the documents to register for the 2017-2018 school year are available
on our Web site under Faith Formation, our
Parish School of Religion page.  
For more information, please see this
letter.
Registration Open for Parish School of Religion/CCD
Upcoming St. Christopher Fall Fest
Mark your calendars for this year's Fall Fest, which will be held on October 7.  
Pay one price to enjoy the Fest with great food, music, and activities.  The Fest
has been reinvented for 2017!  Stay tuned for more information.
The Knights of Columbus will host a St. Christopher Night at That's Amore,
4441 West Metairie, on Tuesday,
August 22, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.  That's Amore
serves great 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 our parish.  Take a night off from cooking, and please remember to say
that you are with St. Christopher!
St. Christopher Family Night
Taylor Choina is making his First Communion this Sunday, August 20, at the
11
a.m. Mass.  The Choina family invites the Parish School of Religion family to
join Taylor for this very
special event and a reception following Mass in the
Parish Center.  
First Communion Celebration