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

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.
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
Precious in His Sight
Three Adorers Requested
We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest member,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, November
12, 2017:   
Reagan Grace Lastrapes,
born December 12, 2016, daughter of Paul and Ashley
Lastrapes.  May God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament
guide h
er throughout her life!   
November 23, 6:30 and 9:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Day Mass
November 30, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
December 7, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
December 7, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception (holy day of obligation)

December 9, 9:00-11:00, Santa Breakfast, Parish Center
December 9, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
December 9, 5-11 p.m., St. Christopher Fall Fest
December 10, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting
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
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
Bob and Glenda Rauch Family has been selected as the
November Family of the Month.  Mr. Bob is the leader of St. Christopher Holy
Name Society and, as such, leads the Radio Rosary.  He is a member of the
Knights of Columbus and St. Christopher’s Bereavement and Support Ministry
and assists Father at funerals.  Bob took a struggling food pantry and has made
it a viable program, one to be commended by the parish; he also packages food
boxes and delivers them to needy parishioners.  Bob is ever helpful performing
electrician duties for the parish when called upon.  He and Glenda have three
sons and a daughter.  We thank the Rauches for their continuous service and
for reflecting the love of Christ in such visible and tangible ways!
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 and Vance
Ott for Confirmation at
Baptism and Confirmation Information
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!
Available Dates for Flowers and Sanctuary Lights
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.
Mr. Frank Mart, beloved husband of the late Dorothy Griffith Mart, died on
Tuesday, November 14, at the age of 99.  Visitation, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
November 21, at St. Christopher Church; Funeral Mass, 12:30;
St. Christopher Outreach Ministry
Thanks to the help of our CYO kids, we were able to prepare food boxes for
our parishioners in need.  We continue to deliver food monthly to those
parishioners who are unable to drive or it is difficult to arrange for a pickup,
and we do keep a few boxes in the Rectory for emergencies.  We are very low
with the following items:  tomato sauce, red beans and rice, cake mix & icing,
cans of meat (Spam, Vienna sausage, tuna, etc.), chili, cans of soup, canned
vegetables, gravy mix, ramen noodles, grits, oatmeal, cereal, rice mixes, and
pasta mixes.  We also like to offer beverages, such as Koolaid, Crystal Light, or
tea bags.  It is our privilege to help our parishioners in need.  If you need
assistance, please call the St. Christopher Outreach Line at 504-831-7692.  As
always, thank you for your generosity!
Thanksgiving Masses
Masses in thanksgiving for our many blessings from our gracious Lord will be
offered Wednesday,
November 22, at 5:30 p.m. (not 4 p.m., as previously
, and Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 and 9:30 a.m.  
Giving Tree
Our Giving Tree  is now up in church.  Please select an ornament, purchase a
gift, and return it to church by the weekend of
December 9-10.  Be sure to put
your tag on your gift when you return it.  Your thoughtfulness will help make
someone’s Christmas very special.  God bless you for your generosity!

"Now thank we all our God
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers' arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
to keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
of this world in the next."
Wishing you a Thanksgiving that finds your hearts
overwhelmed by gratitude for all of the blessings

that God has bestowed on each of us and our families, church, and nation . . . .
We are thankful for the rich blessing and gift that each of you are to
our church family at St. Christopher.
                                                     Fr. Frank and Fr. Raymond
Daughters of St. Paul Book Sale
This weekend, November 25-26, the Daughters of St. Paul will be hosting a
book sale after Mas
.  Stop by and check out the various items available for
.  Great opportunity for selecting some reading material to help
prepare for Advent and for getting some early Christmas shopping done!
Confirmation Interviews
Please note that November 28 and 29 will be the dates for those making their
Confirmation this
spring at St. Christopher for their Interviews with Fr. Frank
and Fr. Raymond.
 Please do not hesitate to call the Rectory, 837-8214, if you
have a question or need to change your appointment time
, and remember to
review your information
in preparation for your interview!  
Church Support Envelopes
We are preparing the list for church support envelopes for 2018 at this time.  If
you wish to begin receiving
envelopes, please notify the rectory.  If you wish to
be taken off the list, please notify
us by December 1.  Thank you for your
generous support throughout the year.