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.
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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!   
September 21, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
September 21, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
September 23, 4 p.m., Wedding Anniversary Mass and reception
September 26, 6:30, Parish School of Religion Mass, mandatory meeting for parents, class
September 28, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
September 30, 9 a.m., Altar Servers mandatory meeting and pizza party

October 5, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
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.  
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
Marc and Ruth Garcia Family has been selected as the
September Family of the Month.  Marc is member of the KCs, Men's Club,
St. Christopher Outreach, and the Collection Counting Committee.  Ruth is the
synod co-coordinator, CYO coordinator, member of the Parish Enrichment
Group (PEG), and she sends out the weekly News You Can Use e-mail to
St. Christopher parishioners.  They are blessed with three children and five
grandchildren.  Both Marc and Ruth stand ready to answer any request made of
them for help.  They are a model of family life for all to follow!
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
Upcoming St. Christopher Fall Fest
Mark your calendars for this year's Fall Fest, which will be held on October 7
from 4 to 11 p.m.  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.
Couples celebrating their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary are invited to
attend the 4 p.m. Mass on
September 23.  A reception will follow in the Parish
Center for the couples and their families.  Please call the Rectory to inform
them of how many will be in your party so that seats may be reserved in church
and we may properly prepare for the reception.  Congratulations to each
wonderful couple!
Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Mr. Joseph A. Thibodeaux, beloved husband of Vita Mistretta Thibodeaux for
70 years, died on September 12, 2017, at the age of 87.  Services were held on
September 18 at Lakelawn;
Obituary.
Calling All Altar Servers
Serving at the Altar at Mass is a true calling from God.  For that reason, there
will be a
mandatory meeting of all new and current Altar Servers for the
2017-2018 year on Saturday,
September 30, at 9 a.m. in church.  We want to
meet with the parents for the first 15 minutes, followed by the training for the
servers.  To say "thank you," there will be a pizza party in the Parish Center
following practice.  We expect to be finished by 11 a.m.  Please contact Carol
Pond at school or Deacon Phil for any questions.  We would also greatly
appreciate if anyone could assist with setting up and serving at the pizza party.
Once again, the hearts and pocketbooks of our parishioners opened up for the
“Hurricane Relief.”  Fr. Frank looks forward to presenting a check to the
Archbishop this week reflecting your generosity.  The Men’s Club and Knights
of Columbus are packaging up all of the items donated to help our
neighboring states.  We are grateful for all who joined in this effort!
"Thank You" for Helping the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Ms. Eugenie Wolfe Legnon died on September 6, 2017, at the age of 60.  
Services were held on September 12 at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home;
Obituary.
Blessing of the Pets
In connection with the Feast of St. Francis Assisi, we will have the annual
Blessing of the Pets and Animals at St. Christopher on Tuesday,
October 10, at
6:45 p.m. in the courtyard between the church and Parish Center.  Our pets are
a blessing to us, so join us in blessing them!  Last year we had a great crowd
and blessed many of your beloved friends.  Please come, and invite your
friends and neighbors!  Dogs and cats, unless in a cage, should be on a leash
since there will be pets and animals of all kinds present.
Ms. Kathryn Loeser Laine died on September 11, 2017, at the age of 93.  
Services will be held at 11:30, September 23, at St. Christopher Church.
The CYO would like to send out a big “Thanks” to all who came out to Andy’s
Bistro in support of our fund-raiser!  Likewise, the Knights of Columbus and
the St. Mary Magdalen KC Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank all who took
part in their recent Ice Cream Social.
"Thank You" from the CYO and KC
Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Rally
On October 14, please come out and join us in praying the Rosary in the
St. Christopher Church courtyard at 12 noon.  This event celebrates the 100th
Anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima apparition.  We will be just one of
many parishes across the United States uniting at this time to raise our voices
in prayer.