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.
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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
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
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
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!
Friends, today’s Gospel shows Jesus’ compassion for
the multitude in the desert. “When he disembarked
and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity
for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.”

There is the motif of the people Israel in the desert
after their escape from Egypt. Isolated, alone, afraid,
and without food, they clamored for something from
Moses. Here we see people who are dying to be fed,
and a prophet who is under threat of death. This
crowd around the threatened Jesus is a metaphor for
the Church. We have come to him because we are
hungry, and we stay even when things look bleak.

Peace,
Bishop Robert Barron
Gospel Reflection
Mark 6:30-34
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
pilgrimages.  
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!
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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.