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
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St. Christopher Church Census Database
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!   
October 24, 7 p.m., First Communion meeting (for parents only), church
October 26, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
October 28, 7-9 p.m., Trunk or Treat, school yard

October 28-29, Altar Society raffle after all Masses

November 1, All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation)
November 2, All Souls Day

November 2, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
November 2, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
Our Adoration Chapel is open Monday through Friday from 7 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
Elward and Beryl Whitfield Family has been selected as the
October Family of the Month.  Mr. Elward belongs to the Men's Club and the
Knights of Columbus.  He also serves morning masses and helps the priests in
whatever they require.  Mr. Elward is St Christopher's Mr. Dependable, always
there when you need him and willing to do anything for anybody.  Mr. Elward
is the perfect example of our parish’s namesake, St. Christopher!
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
Trunk or Treat!
St. Christopher Men’s Club is hosting “Trunk or Treat” to benefit the CYO on
Saturday,
October 28, from 7-9 p.m. in the school yard.  This is such a fun and
safe event for trick-or-treaters and those entering cars alike, with music,
dancing, candy, concessions, and decoration awards!   
Fifty cars are allowed in the yard – First Come, First Serve!
 If you are interested
in entering a vehicle, registration is $10 (but you receive $10 in wristbands),
and you provide your own treats and decorations.  You may also join with
another family and split the fee.  Please see the
registration flyer.
Everyone who enters needs a wristband, $1 per person.  Purchasing wrist-
bands in advance will not only ensure your quick entry into the gate, but will
greatly help folks prepare for the proper quantifies of concessions and "treats."  
Please make checks payable to "St. Christopher CYO" and return the
wristband
form
to the school office.
St. Christopher Halloween Costume Party
Parents, parishioners, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for a Halloween
Costume Party sponsored by the Men’s Club on Friday,
October 27, from
8 p.m. to midnight in the gym.  Tickets at the door are $10.  Come join in the
fun!
Coats for Kids
St. Christopher Knights of Columbus will hold our annual Coats for Kids drive
during the month of October.  We will be collecting new coats, size 4-12 for
school-grade children, or cash donations to purchase coats.  If you have gently
worn coats your children have outgrown, please consider donating them to
those less fortunate.  Thank for your support!
Wedding Celebration
Joel Andrew Barker, Jr., son of Joel and Toni Barker, Sr , and Lindsey Marie
Rodriguez
, daughter of Lester and Lisa Rodriguez, were married on Saturday,
September 29, 2017, at St. Christopher Church.  We wish them every blessing
and happiness in their new life as one!
Mr. Thomas F. Guidry, beloved husband of the late Shirley Ruppert Guidry,
died on
October 18, 2017, at the age of 93.  Visitation, Monday, October 23,
1
0:30 a..m., at St. Christopher Church; Funeral Mass, 12 p.m.; Obituary.
CYO Does Stellar Job
The CYO prepared 25 boxes of food from the Outreach food pantry for delivery
to needy families in the parish.  Sophie Shields kindly shares with us her
experience of how rewarding it can be to assist in preparing the boxes and
serving the community with fellow CYO members in this thoughtful
reflection.  
Thanks to all for a job well done!
Christmas Mass Schedule
The Christmas season is fast approaching!  To aid in your planning ahead,
please note the
Mass Schedule for Christmas and the Solemnity of Mary.  We
look forward to seeing you in this holy and joyous season!
New Slide Show on Gallery
There is a new short slide show in our Gallery depicting some of the photos
submitted of the Blessing of the Pets that was held in the courtyard on October
10, 2017.  Everyone enjoyed the event, including all our four-legged friends!
Available Dates for Flowers and Sanctuary Lights
October 28-29 and December 16-17, 2017, are still available if you wish to
sponsor flowers at Mass
.  Also, the 2018 calendar is now open for flowers and
sanctuary lights.  Lights are $10 each, and flowers are $40, or $20 if you wish to
share.  Call the rectory to reserve a date to host these important elements of our
worship service.
Altar Society Raffle
The Altar Society will hold their annual raffle October 28-29 before and after all
Masses., $1 a chance.
 You might win one of the 36 great prizes:  $100 Cash;
Walgreens, (2) $10 gift cards; Church Supply House, $30 gift card; Tessie’s
Restaurant, $10 gift card; Piccadilly Cafeteria, (2) $15 gift cards; Quarter View
Rest,. (2) $25 gift cards; Krispy Kreme, (5) certificate for a doz. glazed donuts;
afghan handmade by Mary Latham; Pelican Carwash gift basket; book, Beneath
the Cross; book, Simply Living:  The Beatitudes; insulated lunch bag; bath gift
basket, vanilla coconut; angel candle holder; Go duster; bath gift basket,
Tuscan Hills; Christmas candle; Christmas towel Set; 10” candle lamp; 5x7
mirror frame; set of 3 votives; Angel of Light statue; salt & pepper set; Writer’s
Block; Rosary bracelet; trinket box; Lenox cat vase; sugar & creamer set;  and
Yankee candle.
 Let’s support these wonderful parishioners who work all year
to beautify our church
!
Ms. Mary Manno Fos, beloved wife of the late Bertrand J. Fos, died on July 27,
2017, at the age of
86.  Memorial service, Saturday, October 21, 10 a..m., at
St. Christopher Church; Mass, 11 a.m.; Obituary.