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., 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
|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.
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|Precious in His Sight
|We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest members,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on January 13, 2019, with Deacon Phil
officiating: Cohen Allen Goff, Maddison Marie Curlin, and Aubrie Elizabeth
Cedillo. May God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament guide
them throughout their lives!
|February 19, 9 a.m., Altar Society Rosary, Mass, and meeting
February 21, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
February 28, 7 p.m., Men's Club meeting
February 28, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
March 6, 6:30, 9:30, 12 p.m. (ashes only), and 6 p.m., Ash Wednesday Mass
March 7, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
March 8, 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross
March 9, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
March 10, Daylight Saving Time
|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
828-4995. Please help us to keep our Adoration Chapel open. Thank you and
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|"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 Deacon Charles and Cindy Duke Family has been selected as
the February Family of the Month. Charles has been a deacon for over 23
years. During his service, he has been the assistant to Father Frank in all the
special school masses: Confirmation, First Communion, and 7th and 8th grade
graduations. When Father has needed someone, Deacon Duke has always been
there! His wife, Cindy, served as a special-education teacher at
St. Christopher School. Both Cindy and Charles have lived a life of total giving
and are a perfect example of God's love for us.
We appreciate so much your dedication and for sharing your love and faith so
actively on behalf of our parish! May God richly bless you and your family!
|Letter from Fr. Frank
|Please read this letter from Fr. Frank announcing his retirement next year, June
of 2019, and Fr. Raymond's succeeding him as Pastor of St. Christopher
Church. With heartfelt gratitude, may we keep our priests in our thoughts and
prayers for health and blessings, as they continue to serve and minister to us so
lovingly and well.
|Mr. Adolph Joseph Strada, beloved husband of the late Sandra Clark Strada,
died Friday, Febuary 1, at the age of 84. Visitation, Thursday, February 7, at
9 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home Chapel; Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.; Obituary.
|St. Christopher Outreach Ministry
|The St. Christopher Outreach Ministr would like to offer special thanks to all
of the CYO members. They have gone above and beyond in providing help for
us to support our needy this year. Please say an extra prayer for these young
people of our parish who have donated their free time. Congratulations from
our committee to a special group of CYO members: Casen Guttuso, Amelia
Ott, Catherine Ott, Ally Vernon, Sophie Shields, Brooks Whelan, Mason
O’Rourke, Morgan Muscarello, Patrick Pomes, Mia Foremaster, and David
Eck. If you are in need of assistance, call 504 8317692 and leave a message.
|Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
|Deacon Jerry Martinez is organizing his 12th Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for
June 4-15, 2019, which will include some new and interesting sites. Anyone
who is interested in a journey to Holy Land is urged to make one as soon as
possible; it is an unforgettable experience. For more information, please note
this brochure, which includes the itinerary and Reservation Application, as
well as these comments from deacons and parishioners who have made past
|New Church E-mail Address
|St. Christopher Church now has a new e-mail address and will no longer be
found at birch.net. The new address is firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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|Altar Society Morning of Reflection
|On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 9 a.m., the Altar Society will host a Morning of
Reflection at St. Christopher Church. The Speaker will be Deacon Phil
McManamon. All are invited.