Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion April 7 7:00 PM
EASTER EGG HUNT Sponsored by Corpus Christi Women’s Group
The children will meet in the Parish Hall.
Easter Sunday April 9 12:15 PM Following the 11:00 AM Mass of Easter Day
CCCW will collect candy for the Easter Egg Hunt after all weekend Masses on April 1 and April 2. A donation box will be placed in the vestibule area of the church.
MINISTERS OF THE MASS
The assignments of all ministers of the Mass, including lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers, ushers, greeters and sacristans, have been scheduled for Holy Week. To view the upcoming schedule, please click on the button below.
Corpus Christi asks that you pause a moment during Holy Week to offer a prayer for our community in faith:
Brooke Salvato, Andrea Emilia Bernabey, Gary Winston, The Cáceres Family, Demetrius Rau, Gustavo Cáceres, Dan and Cheryl Carter, Pat and Horace Davis, Ray and Jean Jadin, Karen Clisham, Gary Winton, Ron Davis, John Stealy, Dale Fosky, Viola Cleo Bradshaw, Glynn Caroll, Fr. Sebastian Naslund, Casey McKee, Benjamin Defanti, Mitch Earwood, Brian Johnson, Logan Savoie, Jennifer Frank, Josephine Ferrell, Berni Lewis, Elaine Smith, Charlie Evitt, Ronnie Hawkins, Shirlene Polk, Cooper Schultz, Patricia Edmunds, Brian Johnson
TIPS FOR A GOOD CONFESSION
"A good confession before Easter remains an obligation that should be fully valued and gives us the opportunity to start anew.” Pope Benedict XVI
PREPARATION Before going to confession, take some time to prepare. Begin with prayer, and reflect on your life since your last confession. How have you — in your thoughts, words, and actions — neglected to live Christ’s commands to “love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind,” and to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37, 39)? As a help with this “examination of conscience,” you might review the Ten Commandments or the Beatitudes (Exodus 20:2-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21; Matthew 5:3-10; or Luke 6:20-26).
Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, and help me to know how much God loves me and wants to forgive me. Help me to see and to love the goodness God has placed in me and in others. You have asked me to love God, myself and others. Show me how I have failed, to help me be sorry for my sins. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful; And kindle in them the fire of your love.
GREETING Father Joseph, Father Gustavo or the assigned priest will welcome you, and may say a short blessing or read a Scripture passage.
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS Together, you and the priest will make the Sign of the Cross. You may then begin your confession with these or similar words: “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been (give days, months, or years) since my last confession.”
CONFESSION Confess your sins to the priest. If you are unsure what to say, ask the priest for help. When you are finished, conclude with these or similar words: “I am sorry for these and all my sins.”
PENANCE The priest will propose an act of penance. The penance might be prayer, a work of mercy, or an act of charity. He might also counsel you on how to better live a Christian life.
ACT OF CONTRITION After the priest has conferred your penance, pray an Act of Contrition expressing sorrow for your sins and resolving to sin no more. A suggested Act of Contrition is:
”My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In His name, my God, have mercy.”
ABSOLUTION The priest will extend his hands and pronounce the words of absolution. You respond, “Amen.”
DISMISSAL The priest will conclude the Sacrament, often saying, “Go in peace.” If it has been a while since your last confession, remember, “Do not fear” (Isaiah 41:10). Father Joseph, Father Gustavo or the assigned priest will help guide you.
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