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 January 13, 2019, with Deacon Phil
 Cohen Allen Goff,  Maddison Marie Curlin, and Aubrie Elizabeth
May God's grace and blessings received through this Sacrament guide
them throughout their lives!
March 21, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
March 22, 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross
March 26, 9 a.m., Altar Society Morning of Reflection with Deacon Phil
March 26-28, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Lenten Mission
March 27, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Confession
March 28, 7 p.m., Men's Club meeting
March 28, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
March 29, 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross
March 31, 9:30, Coffee and doughnuts after Mass, provided by Knights of Columbus
April 3, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Confession
April 4, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
April 5, 6 p.m., Parish Fish Fry
April 5, 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross
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
God bless.
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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
Berkley and Patricia Bristow Family has been selected as the
March Family of the Month.  The Bristow family has been active members of
St. Christopher Parish since Berkley and Patricia were married in
St. Christopher Church in January of 1989.  Berkley, “BB,” has been a member
of the Knights for over 15 years and is also a member of the Men's Club.  
Patricia has been a member of St. Christopher Parish all her life, and their
children attended St. Christopher School.  Both BB and Patricia have assisted
with parish fairs, Fall Fest, St. Christopher cheerleading, Cub Scouts, and Boy
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!
Friends, today’s Gospel tells us to love our enemies
so that we may be like the Father. What is the Father
of Jesus Christ like? Well, listen: “He makes his sun to
rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall
on the just and the unjust.”

In every case, his grace comes first, and grace is all
that he has to give. This is why the comparison to the
sun and the rain is so apt. The sun doesn’t ask who
deserves its warmth or its light before it shines. It just
shines, and both good and bad people receive it.
Neither does the rain inquire as to the moral rectitude
of those upon whom it showers its life-giving
goodness. It just pours—and both just and unjust
people receive it.

Reflect: Is your love like the sun and rain, poured out
on all, or is it
conditioned by certain judgments? If it is
conditional, pray about what
things keep you from
loving more freely and less judgmentally.  

Bishop Robert Barron
Gospel Reflection
Matthew  5:43-48
Letter from Fr. Frank
Please read this letter from Fr. Frank announcing his retirement on June 30,
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.
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.
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!
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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.
Mr. Alfred "Al" Clarence Hatteberg died Monday, February 25, at the age of
91.  Visitation, Thursday, February 28, at 10 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp
Funeral Home; Funeral Mass, 12 p.m.;
Ms. Myra Ann Richoux Laux, beloved wife of 41 years to the late David
George Laux, Jr., died
Wednesday, March 6, at the age of 85.  Myra inspired
students for over 50 yeas as a 1st grade math teacher and retired from
St. Christopher School.  She was a devout Catholic and a recipient of the Order
of St. Louis Medal.  
Visitation, Monday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn
; Funeral Mass, 1 p.m.; Obituary.
Redeemer in the Womb
Lord Jesus Christ, You took our human
nature upon Yourself.  You shared our life
and death, our childhood and adulthood.  
You also shared our time in the womb. While
still God, while worshipped and adored by
the angels, while Almighty and filling every
part of the universe, You dwelt for nine
months in the womb of Mary.  You were our
Redeemer in the womb.

Lord Jesus, we ask You to bless and protect
the children who today are in their mothers’
womb.  Save them from the danger of
abortion.  Give their mothers the grace to
sacrifice themselves, in body and soul,
for their children.
Help all people to recognize in the preborn
child a brother, a sister, saved by You,
our Redeemer in the womb.
Mr. Tyrus Archie Joseph Dolese, Sr., beloved husband of 65 years to the late
Doris Kronlage Dolese
, died Sunday, March 3, at the age of 91.  Visitation,
Monday, March 11, at 12 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie; Funeral Mass, 2 p.m.;
Ms. Julie Catherine Couvillon died Sunday, February 24, at the age of 36.  
Visitation, Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home;
Funeral Mass, 3 p.m.;
Three-Day Lenten Mission

“Walking with Jesus
through the Sorrowful Mysteries"

March 26-28, 2019, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
St. Christopher Church

Refreshments generously provided by our
Knights of Columbus and Altar Society.

We hope you can join us for this opportunity
to reflect on our Savior's journey to Calvary.  
Please note the program outline on this
Ms. Mildred "Millie" McArdle Gumpert, age 77, passed away on Saturday,
March 9, 2019.  She was born on December 31, 1941, the eldest daughter of the
late Alton J. and Dorothy Roth McArdle.  She was a proud 1960 graduate of
St. Joseph High School
in New Orleans.  Millie was a long-time parishioner of
St. Christopher Church, enjoying fellowship and time she spent s
erving as part-
time secretary for the past 12 years
.  We will greatly miss her.  Relatives and
friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, March 14,
at 9:30 a.m.
at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., with a Funeral
Mass to follow at 12:30, celebrated by Fr. Raymond.  
The Passing of Miss Millie, Our Part-Time Church Secretary and Dear Friend
2019 Calendars
We would like to thank the Men’s Club for donating the 2019 calendars.  We
are so grateful for their continuous support!