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
MASS SCHEDULE

Rev. Frank Candalisa, Pastor
e-mail:  
pastor@stchristopherano.com
Rev. Raymond Igbogidi, Parochial Vicar
e-mail:  
raygidi@yahoo.com
Deacon Charles Duke
e-mail:  
ewduke@msn.com
Deacon Phil McManamon
e-mail:  
pmcmanam@yahoo.com
Ms. Janet Schluter, Secretary
e-mail:  
scmrectory@outlook.com
CLERGY AND STAFF
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
504-837-8214
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
capabilities.  You can help us by providing us with your information.  Use
this
link to set up your personal user name and password for the database.
Precious in His Sight
Adoration Chapel
We welcome into the faith community of St. Christopher our newest member,
who received the Sacrament of Baptism on March 31, 2019:
 Jonas  Bradley
Reimold, son of Carla and Fabian Reimold.  
May God's grace and blessings
received through this Sacrament guide him throughout his life!
April 25, 7 p.m., Men's Club meeting
April 25, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
April 27, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Parish Picnic, Lafreniere Park, Shelter #2
April 28, Divine Mercy Sunday
May 2, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
May 8, 10 a.m., Mission Rosary Makers meeting, Parish Center
May 8, 6 p.m., Rosary Broadcast, Parish Center
May 9, 6:15 p.m., Bereavement Support Group meeting, Parish Center
May 11, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
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.
St. Christopher Parish Census Form
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
Warren and Judith Ello Family has been selected as the April
Family of the Month.  William is a member of the Knights of Columbus and
American Legion Post 175 and has served as past president of the Home and
School Club.  He also maintains the security systems for the church and
rectory.  Judith has kindly volunteered her time to assist in the school office.  
All three of their children attended St. Christopher School.
     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, our Gospel today is John’s great account of
the Passion of Jesus. The ultimate good—God
incarnate—appeared, and we collectively responded
not with exultation but with murderous violence. On
Calvary, the Author of life was crucified and killed.   

The crucifixion is the fullest expression of the divine
anger at sin. We are meant to see on that cross not
simply a violent display but rather our own ugliness.
What brought Jesus to the cross? Stupidity, anger,
mistrust, institutional injustice, betrayal of friends,
denial, unspeakable cruelty, scapegoating, and fear.

But in the brutality of the cross we also see the fullest
expression of the divine solidarity with sinners. God
himself has come to stand with us in our dysfunction
and absorb into his forgiveness all of the deadly sins.
Yes, we know, with disquieting certitude, that we are
sinners. But, with Paul, we willingly boast of our
weakness, for we know with equal clarity that we are
redeemed sinners.

Reflect: As you look at the Crucifix today, what do you
see and what do you believe?      

Peace,
Bishop Robert Barron
Gospel Reflection
John 18:1 - 19:42
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
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 birch.net.  The new address is
scmrectory@outlook.com, 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!
Mr. Rockie S. Mumphrey, beloved husband of 66 years of Ann Pace
Mumphrey, died Friday, March 29, at the age of 88.  Visitation, Wednesday,
April 3, at 9 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home; Funeral Mass, 11 a.m.;
Obituary.
Holy Land Pilgrimage Meeting
There are still a few spots left for the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land lead by
Deacon Jerry Martinez on June 4-15, 2019.  If you have a passport and the time,
this is a great opportunity for the spiritual, educational and personal
experience of a lifetime.  Also, if you have a family member or friends who are
interested, please pass this on to them.  For more information, please see this
itinerary.
Youth Leadership Awards
The Archdiocese of New Orleans Youth Leadership Awards were held on
Sunday, April 7, at St. Louis Cathedral.  Casen Guttuso was awarded the
St. Timothy Award, the highest award given for leadership and service, from
St. Christopher Parish.  Casen has been a member of the CYO for six years; he is
a graduate of St. Christopher and a senior at NOCCA.  Morgan Muscarello was
named Outstanding Youth of the Year.  
Congratulations, Casen and Morgan, on earning this great honor and for all
your dedication and service to our Parish!
May Easter joy and thankfulness fill our hearts
as we try to comprehend the great love for each of us
that held Jesus to the cross.  His love is our grace, and
His rising, our hope.  
We want to wish you and your families a blessed
Triduum and happy Easter! You are in our prayers
during this most holy season of the year.