St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church
|309 Manson Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70001
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
|CLERGY AND STAFF
|RECTORY OFFICE HOURS:
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
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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 Saturday, January 6, 2018, Remy
Lynn Domilise, born September 26, 2017, daughter of Zachary D. Domilise and
Megan E. Betz; on Sunday, January 14, Savannah Morgan Grimes, born
October 10, 2009, daughter of David and Donna Grimes; and Thomas Vincent
Lopez, born September 27, 2017, son of Byron and Kerri Lopez. May God's
grace and blessings received through this Sacrament guide them throughout
|January 25, 7 p.m., Men's Club meeting
January 25, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
February 1, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
February 3, 11:30 a.m., CYO Senior Citizen Mardi Gras Luncheon and Party, gym
February 8, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
February 10, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
February 11, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting
February 12, 6 p.m., Rosary Radio Broadcast
|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 Conrad and Isabell Frey Family has been selected as the
December Family of the Month. As long-standing members of the Altar
Society, Conrad and Isabell purchase (with a very limited budget) and arrange
the flowers for Mass, and Isabell sets them up on the altar for all to enjoy.
Conrad hangs all the banners in the sanctuary as the seasons change and also
helps to clean the church when a member of the cleaning team is unavailable.
Conrad is our parish handyman! Not only does he repair and maintain the
equipment used to clean the church, he is Farther Frank's eyes in seeing what
areas need repair in our parish and, if able, will kindly perform the repair.
Isabel and Conrad are blessed with three children, who attended
St. Christopher School, and five grandchildren. A warm “thank you” to the
Freys for being indispensable and so generous with their time and talents!
|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 email@example.com and Vance
Ott for Confirmation at Vance@FourPoints.com.
|Baptism and Confirmation Information
|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 as soon as possible. Thank you for your
generous support throughout the year.
|A live infestation of termites has been found in the church and Adoration
Chapel and is currently being treated. The estimated cost for treatment and
repair so far is upwards of $20,000. We are now accepting donations to help
cover these expenses. Please indicate on the check that it is for "Termite
Extermination and Repair." Thank to those who sent in donations for the
termite repair last weekend.
|CYO Senior Citizen Mardi Gras Luncheon and Party
|The CYO invites all the seniors in the parish (and "almost seniors"!) to our
Mardi Gras Party/Luncheon on Saturday, February 3, at 11:30 in the gym. We
will serve lunch, have entertainment, second-line, and party! Wear your
Purple, Green and Gold and join the fun!
|Men's Club Meeting
|The Men's Club will next meet on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., with
the social starting at 7 p.m. Come enjoy Budweiser Clydesdales and a meal of
spaghetti and Italian sausage!
|Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration
|The Archdiocesan Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration will take place on
Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 3 p.m. at St. Phillip Neri Church in Metairie. The
celebration will be a prayer service rather than a Mass. All participants must
register through their parish. To register, please call the rectory at 837-8214
prior to March 2, 2018.
|Ms. Anna Celestine Hamberger, beloved wife of Edward W. Hamberger, died
on Friday, January 5, at the age of 90. Services were held at Lake Lawn Funeral
Home on Wednesday, January 10; Obituary.
|Mr. Andrew "Drew" J. Williams, beloved husband of 48 years of Margaret
Williams, died on Tuesday, January 9, at the age of 77. Services were held at
Garden of Memories on Tuesday, January 16; Obituary.
|St. Christopher's CYO 2018 Retreat will be held on Divine Mercy Weekend, or
the Octave of Easter, April 6-8, at Fountainbleau State Park. Entitled, "LB/FB:
Recognizing Christ in Everyday Life," this year's retreat promises to be one that
will be uplifting and faith-builiding for all who attend!
|St. Christopher's Parish Picnic, hosted by the Men's Club, will be on April 14 at
Lafreniere Park, Shelter #2. Mark the date and plan to join in the fun!
|Pray for Our Priests
|Please pray for our priests. Fr. Raymond just completed a retreat, and
Fr. Frank will be on retreat January 22-26. We are so very blessed to have such
strong men of God to shepherd us!
|Ms. Betty Lou Doyle Hammond, beloved wife of the late Nathaniel "Tippy"
Hammond, died on Thursday, January 18, at the age of 83. Visitation, 9 a.m.,
Monday, January 22, at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial
Blvd.; Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.; Obituary.
|Ms. Elaine Bertucci Eck died on Monday, January 8. Services to be
|St. Christopher Cub Scout Parade
|This year's Cub Scout Parade will roll on Saturday, February 27, at 10 a.m.. The
route can be viewed here. Hopefully we'll have fair weather and everyone can
come out and enjoy a beautiful day with the Scouts!