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!
May 23, 7 p.m., Men's Club meeting
May 27, Memorial Day
May 30, 7 p.m., Men's Prayer Group, Adoration Chapel
June 2, 8 - 12:30, CYO Car Wash, school yard
June 6, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus meeting
June 8, 4 p.m., Sacrament of the Sick after Mass
June 9, Pentecost
June 9, 6 p.m., CYO Mass and meeting
June 10, 6 p.m., Rosary Broadcast, Parish Center
June 11, 6 p.m., Outreach Ministry meeting
June 12, 10 a.m., Mission Rosary Makers meeting, Parish Center
June 13, 6:15 p.m., Bereavement and Support Group meeting, Parish Center
June 16, Father's Day
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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"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
John and Joyce Shuh Family has been selected as the May
Family of the Month.  The Shuhs have been active members of St. Christopher
since their grandchildren started in the preschool 25 years ago and are still
going strong.  They now have great-grandchildren at SCS.  They can be seen at
all parish events and support many of the ministries.  They volunteer in the
school cafeteria and are readily available to help wherever needed.  Joyce is
part of the wedding ministry, helping Fr. Frank and Fr. Raymond.  They also
are generous donors to the Outreach Ministry and have helped the CYO for
many years, both having been recognized as Outstanding Adults by the
Archdiocese for their many years of service to the youth of our parish.  
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 gives us an antidote
for fear. Whom or what are you afraid of? That is a
very important spiritual question. One way to
understand our lives is to look at those things that we
seek: wealth, power, privilege, honor, pleasure,
friendship. But another way is to turn that question
around and determine what or who it is that we fear.

We might fear the loss of material things, the loss of a
job, the loss of physical health, the loss of the esteem
of others, the loss of personal intimacy, or ultimately,
the loss of life itself. We are afraid of many things, but
I’d be willing to bet that there is a primary or principal
fear. What is it for you?

Now, after identifying that, listen to Jesus: "Peace I
leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the
world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts
be troubled or afraid." Any and all of the things that
we customarily fear—loss of money, fame, pleasure,
and power—have to do with this world. What Jesus is
saying is that we should not let those fears come to
dominate or define our lives, for he is with us—and
with him is his peace.   

Bishop Robert Barron
Gospel Reflection
John 14:27-31A
Letter from Fr. Frank
Please read this letter from Fr. Frank announcing his retirement on June 30,
, 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  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!
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.;
Youth Leadership Awards
The Archdiocese of New Orleans Youth Leadership Awards were held on
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 thank
you for all your dedication and service to our Parish!
Flowers and Sanctuary Lights
Beginning the week of July 13-14, we have open weeks for the flowers on the
altar through the end of the year.  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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“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
The  following received First Communion on Saturday, May 4, 2019:  Lelia
Abbate, Francesca Ancalade, Emma Batson, Madisyn Brecheel, Zoe Behre,
Grant Bennett, Maci Betz, Joseph Bonura, Chase Carleton, Preston Cavalier,
Aubrie Cedillo, Jacob Chavez, Connor Clement, Lucy Dunn, Bella Durr,
Graham Embley, Kaelin Fisse, Reagan Flynn, Lucy Fornais, Harlee Gaethe,
Harper Garrison, Madison Gauthier, Andrew Graff, Austin Gremillion, Lily
Hoerner, Aubryn Howard, Molly Johnson, Ava Krieger, Brynn Krieger, Caleb
Krieger, Sebastian Lala, Hanah McClung, William Martin, Landon Matherne,
Ryder Maxie, Jordan Morris, Maddox Mueller, Landon Navarro, Ella Noto,
Brody O’Hara,  Elise Palm, Zander Pizzaloto, Miles Plaisance, Glenn Pusch,
Varissa Radosta, Kaleigh Ryno, Macie Skrokov, Brayden Solis, Cody
Stritzinger, Stella Theriot, Callie Todd, Guillan Valencia, Vivian Voltz, Lily
Whitaker, Jacob Whitlock, Luke Wilkinson, Cartier Williams, and Leilani
Father's Day Mass Intentions
Sacrament of Confirmation
The  following were Confirmed on Tuesday, May 14, 2019:  Tyler Joseph
Aromy, Francisco Alvarenga, Alyssa Babin, Dylan Blady, Gabrielle Bordelon,
Clay Bowers, Andrew Choina, Madelyn Day, Camille Denny, Victoria Duke,
Emily Gaudin,  Amiee Gonsoulin, Katherine Heller, Michael A. Hyde, Jr., Julia
Keller, Brandon Laborde, Garrett Lee, Delani McCloskey, Morgan Muscarello,
Mason O’Brien, Mason O’Rourke, Catherine Ott, Abigail Lee Pratt, Luke A.
Rau, Chloe Roberts, Miriam Romero, Samantha Robyn Russo, Samuel Shields,
Sophie R. Shields, Ashley Solis, Barrett Boyd Shepherd, Jacob Styron, Sean
Vasterling, Ally Veron, Amanda Waelde, and Joseph Wohlgemuth
The deadline to have Father’s Day Mass publications in the bulletin is by noon,
June 10,  2019.  Masses are $5.  Requests can be placed in the
collection basket or by calling the rectory, 837-8214.  If you wish a card sent to
the family, there is an additional 75¢ charge.