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., 8:00-1:00
    Novena:  Tues., following the 6:30 a.m. Mass

Rev. Frank Candalisa, Pastor
Rev. Raymond Igbogidi, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Charles Duke
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.
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Precious in His Sight
Adoration Chapel
We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest members,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on April 7, 2019:
 Paisley James
son of Timothy Paul Pisciotta and Stormie Lynn Willoz, and Evan
Paul Taylor
, son of Steven Craig Taylor and Tara Lynn Trosclair.  We also
Clinton Christopher Landry, who received First Communion and
was confirmed on Saturday, April 20, 2019.  May God's grace and blessings
received through this Sacrament guide them throughout their lives!
June 16, Father's Day
June 18, 9:30 a.m., Altar Society Rosary and Mass (no meeting)
June 20, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
June 22, 3-6 p.m., Vatican Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles, Parish Center
June 23, 7:30-1:00, Vatican Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles, Parish Center
June 27, 7 p.m., Men's Club meeting
June 28, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Patriotic Rosary
June 29, 4 p.m., Vigil Retirement Mass and Retirement Party for Fr. Frank, gym
July 4, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
July 9, 6 p.m., Outreach Ministry meeting
July 10, 10 a.m., Mission Rosary Makers meeting, Parish Center
A “Gift” is offered to all members of St. Christopher Parish.  Spending only one
hour with OUR LORD in the Blessed Sacrament can be a way to clear your
mind and help you live a better life.  Come join in adoration of OUR LORD.  
The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Information is on the
table at the entrance to church, or you may direct any questions to Jerry Cox at
458-3152.  Please help us to keep our Adoration Chapel open.  Thank you and
God bless.
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Mark Your Calendars
"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
Anthony and Laura Hagsette Family has been selected as the
June Family of the Month.  Anthony and Laura have contributed much of their
time and been such an asset to St. Christopher School and Parish.  Anthony has
served on the St. Christopher School Board and has the personality and ability
to get others involved in projects in which he is the leader.  Anthony and Laura
have been greatly involved in Blue and White Night and received the
St. Christopher School Special Achievement award from Ms. Meche.  They have
also served as leaders of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Troop 269, with all
three of their sons having achieved the rank of Eagle.
    We appreciate your dedication and for sharing your love and faith so
actively on behalf of our parish!  May God richly bless you and your family!
Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus uses the images of
salt and light to show how we are to bring salvation to
the world. In our rather privatized and individualistic
culture, we tend naturally to think of religion as
something for ourselves designed to make our lives
richer or better. Now, there is a sense in which that is
true, but on the biblical reading, religiosity is like salt,
light, and an elevated city: it is meant not for oneself
but for others.

Perhaps we can bring these two together by saying
that we find salvation for ourselves precisely in the
measure that we bring God’s life to others. The point
is that we followers of Jesus are meant to be salt,
which effectively preserves and enhances what is best
in the society around us. We effectively undermine
what is dysfunctional in the surrounding culture.

We are also light by which people around us come to
see what is worth seeing. By the very quality and
integrity of our lives, we shed light, illuminating what is
beautiful and revealing what is ugly. The clear
implication is that, without vibrant Christians, the world
is a much worse place.

Bishop Robert Barron
Gospel Reflection
Matthew 5:13-16
Retirement of Fr. Frank and Installation of Fr. Raymond
On Saturday, June 29, 2019, there will be a 4 p.m. Vigil Retirement Mass for
Father Frank Candalisa, our Pastor.  A Retirement Party will follow in the
school gym.  At the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday,
July 14, 2019, Father Raymond
Igbogidi will be installed as new Pastor of St. Christopher the Martyr Parish.  A
Welcoming for Father Raymond and Farewell Send-Off to Father Frank will
follow the Mass in the school gym.  Both parties will include music, food, and
refreshments.  Please plan to celebrate both special events!  And kindly keep
both men in prayer throughout this transition.
St. Christopher Outreach Ministry
We are very thankful for all the support by our parishioners.  Without your
help, we would not be able to provide the assistance needed.  We are probably
as low on food as we have ever been.  We are in need of boxes or bags of cereal,
beans and rice, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, pasta and rice mixes, grits,
oatmeal, and ramen noodles.  We also need cans of tuna, chicken, Vienna
sausages, spam or similar products, fruit, peanut butter and jelly, soups,
tomato sauce, gravy in packs or bottles and drink mixes like tea bags, Kool-
Aid, hot chocolate, and Crystal Light.  Please help us by checking “current
best” by dates.  If you are in need of assistance, call 831-7692 and leave a
message.  We will return your call.  May God bless all of you.  
New Church E-mail Address
St. Christopher Church now has a new e-mail address and will no longer be
found at  The new address is, as also noted
on the bulletin cover.  Please update our contact information in your address
book and direct all messages to our new e-mail address.  Your messages are
important to us.  Thank you for keeping our information up to date!
Flowers and Sanctuary Lights
Flowers and sanctuary lights for 2019 are available.  The open weeks for the
flowers on the altar are July 20-21, August 3-4, 10-11, 24-25, August 31-Sept. 1,
the entire month of September and October, Nov
ember 2-3, and November
16-17.  What a beautiful way to remember relatives or someone special (living  
or deceased)!  You could say “Congratulations,” “Happy Birthday,” or “Happy
Anniversary.”  Please call 837-8214 to reserve a weekend.  The cost is $40, made
payable to “St. Christopher Altar Society."
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Vatican International Exhibition

Photographic Exhibition of the Church-Approved
Eucharistic Miracles of the World
St. Christopher the Martyr Parish Presents,
on the Feast of Corpus Christi:

With an extensive assortment of photographs and historical
descriptions, the exhibition presents some of the principal
Eucharistic Miracles that have taken place throughout the
ages in various countries of the world and which have been
recognized by the Church.  By means of the panels, one can
“virtually visit” the places where the miracles occurred.
Saturday, June 22, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Parish Center
New Seminarian
Please welcome Andy Gonzalez, a Seminarian with the Archdiocese who will
be assisting at St. Christopher for the next two months
2019 St. Louis Awards
Congratulations to Vance and Jeanne Ott and Marcelino and Ruth Garcia,
who were awarded the Order of St. Louis IX medal for St. Christopher Parish
on Sunday,
May 19, 2019, at St. Joseph Church.  Archbishop Gregory Aymond
presented the awards.  The Order of St. Louis IX award was established in 1975
to honor those members of the laity who have contributed their time and
talents to the church.
 In the past 44 years, more than 10,000 men and women
have received the medallion as a token of thanks for their Christlike service to
the church.
 We thank the Otts and Garcias for their service to St. Christopher
Parish and
compliment them on receiving this honor that is truly deserved by
both couples.
Lost and Found
There are many  items that have been left in church and are on the shelf  on top
of the poor box under St. Anthony.  The items
include rosaries, umbrellas, etc.  
Please check to see if any of the items belong to you.
Annual Memorial Mass
The St. Christopher Bereavement and Support Group Ministry Annual
Memorial Mass will be held
July 11, 2019, at 6 p.m.  The deceased from the
parish and support group members are recognized during the service.  Loved
ones are encouraged to bring a small remembrance of the deceased to place on
a table in front of the altar.  Personal items must be collected same day.  A
will follow the Mass.  For more information, please call Diane
Vasquez at 504-835-0540.
Altar Society Installation of Officers and Luncheon
On May 17, 2019, The Altar Society Installation of Officers and Luncheon took
place at The Quarterview Restaurant.
 The Officers for 2019-2020 are Gail
Giardina, President; JoAnn Matherne, Vice-President; Elayne Solis, Recording
Secretary; Pat Gonsoulin, Treasurer; and Marie Hagstette, Corresponding
.  We are so grateful for the service of our Altar Society!
Patriotic Rosary
We will be reciting a Patriotic Rosary, sponsored by the St. Christopher Knights
of Columbus, on Friday,
June 28, 2019, at 7 p.m.  A reception will follow in the
Parish Center.