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.
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|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 Saturday, June 30, 2018, with
Fr. Frank officiating: Cullen Matthew Lang, born May 23, 2018, son of Justin
and Krista Lang. May God's grace and blessings received through this
Sacrament guide him throughout his life!
|July 14, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
July 19, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
July 19, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
July 25, Feast of St. Christopher the Martyr
July 26, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
August 2, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
August 2, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
August 6, Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
August 9, 6:15 p.m., Bereavement and Support Group meeting, Parish Center
August 9, 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
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|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 Merrith and Ellen Karl Family has been selected as the July
Family of the Month. With classes held from September through Easter,
Merrith and Ellen have faithfully conducted our RCIA program for over 15
years, graciously providing a means for many to learn about and be received
into the Catholic Church. The Karls exemplify God’s love in both word and
action! They have been honored as recipients of the Order of St. Louis
medallion and serve as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. They have
been valuable participants in many aspects of parish life, such as the Scouts,
and all their children attended St. Christopher School. Merrith has also served
as chairman of the St. Christopher Fair and is a member of the Men’s Club, and
Ellen is a member of the Altar Society. We truly thank the Karls for their
dedication to serving our parish and school in general, and particularly for
their teaching ministry so that adults may join our faith and experience the
sacramental life that we are each so privileged to share!
|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.
|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.
|Ms. Myrle Forsyth Pratt, beloved wife of almost 60 years of William Pratt, died
Thursday, June 28, at the age of 82. Visitation, 10 a.m., Thursday, July 5, at
Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd; Funeral Mass,
1 p.m.; Obituary.
1 p.m.; Obituary.
|Available Dates for Altar Flowers
|If you would like to sponsor the flowers placed on the altar in honor of a
special event or loved one, there are several dates still available: July 21-22,
July 28-29, August 11-12, August 18-19, September 15-16, October 27-28,
November 3-4, November 10-11, and November 17-18. Please call the rectory
to reserve a date.
|Assistance Requested for Outreach Ministry
|The St. Christopher Outreach Ministry is in need of a few volunteers to help
answer the phone during the week and assist some of our fellow parishioners
with their basic needs. If you have a few hours a week to spare and feel you
would like to join this worthy ministry, please call the help line at 831-7692 and
leave a message. We will return your call and be glad to explain more fully
the purpose of this ministry.
|St. Christopher Food Bank
|There are baskets on the left side of the church foyer for food donations. We
distribute between 30-35 boxes per week. All donations are greatly
|New CYO Youth Ministers
|We are very fortunate to have new Youth Ministers assisting with the CYO:
Mark and Kelsie Bordelon. Mark is assistant dean of students and a religion
teacher at Brother Martin, and his wife, Kelsie, is a religion teacher at Mount
Carmel Academy; they are blessed with a one-year-old son. We know they will
create wonderful opportunities and do a wonderful job leading our youth!
|Ms. Marjorie Joan Tranchina Mauterer, beloved wife of 62 years of Raymond
Louis Mauterer, Sr., died Saturday, June 30, at the age of 81. Visitation,
10:00-12:30, Friday, July 6, at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans
Memorial Blvd; Funeral Mass, 1 p.m., St. Christopher Church; Obituary.
|Knights of Columbus Raffle
|Thank you for your generous support of the raffle by the Knights of Columbus
of the statue of Mary. The winner is Mrs. Rose Deckleman, a longtime
parishioner of St. Christopher's!
|There will be a Novena to St. Ann at St. Ann Church, 3601 Transcontinental
Drive, on July 18-26. Mass will be held weekdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., with
reconciliation offered before and after Mass. Sewing Seams of Faith prayer
blankets will be available at the 10 a.m. Saturday Healing Mass, and there will
be a 4 p.m. Vigil and Sunday Masses at 8:00, 9:30, 11:00, and 5:00. Please click
here for more information.
|Novena to St. Ann