The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated tomorrow Saturday, August 15 - commencing with the Holy Mass at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Rosary service around 9:30 a.m. Join us to celebrate the end of Mary’s earthly life and the beginning of her heavenly life, in keeping with the Catholic dogma that Mary was assumed, body and soul, into heaven. If you cannot attend, click on the bottom below to watch the livestream of the Holy Mass and Rosary service.
A public funeral Mass will be offered for the departed soul of our beloved parishioner Jennie Braidic Krulac tomorrow Saturday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m. If you cannot attend the public funeral services, the funeral Masses will be broadcasted live through the Parish website. May their souls, through God’s mercy, rest in peace.
The Parish will continue to distribute Communion for one full hour after the conclusion of the 11:00 a.m. Holy Mass on Sunday. Pass the word to relatives and friends that Corpus Christi is encouraging every Catholic person who is in trance and cannot attend Mass because of the pandemic (high risk / anxiety disorder) to watch the Holy Mass from home or any convenient location, and, afterwards, to come to the Parish from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to receive Holy Communion outside the church building - next to the Columbarium and Prayer Garden. Communion will be distributed by an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, with the greatest reverence, following the safety guidelines. On another note, we will also distribute Communion right after the conclusion of the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass for those who watched the Mass outside the church building.
4 SESSION 5
Session Five of theFirst Reconciliation and First Communion sacramental preparation program is published and available through the Parish website. Click on the bottom below to visit the 8-week online summer program for our 4th to 8th CCD grade level students who have not celebrated their First Holy Communion. Parents, please remember that all students are required to submit the session’s assessment at the end of each week. The assessments are located at the very bottom of each session’s page.
Though the Orangeburg County circuit dismissed the State of South Carolina from the SAFE Grant lawsuit case, the judge has not issued a ruling on the rest of the lawsuit yet. Nevertheless, the lawsuit is not halting the application process for SAFE Grants. A total of 2,500 grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, then distributed through a lottery after that to allocate the balance of available grant funds, as needed. If you are a parent who wants a Catholic school education for your child(ren), and would be interested in applying for SAFE Grants (up to $6,500 per student for use toward tuition), click on the bottom below to learn more about the Program.
Two (2) Columbarium units will be installed in our Prayer Garden. The names that were chosen are Saint Therese “The Little Flower” and Saint John “The Apostle.” The two existing Columbarium units are close to being sold out. Available in the vestibule is a prepared packet that answers many questions Catholics have regarding cremation. For more information concerning the new two Columbarium units, please contact the Parish Office.
Thank you to all of those who applied to volunteer and assist Corpus Christi to input non-confidential data into the new Parish data system. We will contact you soon to commence the process of integrating the system to enable accurate data management and continue to increase communications, among others.
8 MASS ATTENDANCE
Saturday, August 8, at 5PM = 103 Sunday, August 9, at 8AM = 87 Sunday at 11:00 AM = 123 Sunday at 5:00 PM = 83
Once again, we are truly grateful for your financial support in helping Corpus Christi share the Gospel message in innumerable ways, to our congregation as well as to our community.
For the week of July 19, contributions totaled $13,632.30 (online donations totaled $5,800.00; donations dropped in the basket, mailed and dropped through the mail slot totaled $7,832.34.
For the week of July 26, contributions totaled $15,448.10 (online donations totaled $3,720.00; donations dropped in the basket, mailed and dropped through the mail slot totaled $11,728.07.
Donations like yours make a big difference, and, for this, we are eternally grateful.
10 NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
The Office of Multimedia has produced a video in conjunction with the National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a yearly educational campaign by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, featuring a diocesan couple who shares their painful yet ultimately joyful parenthood journey using Natural Family Planning. Please click on the bottom below to watch and share this impacting and vital video.
All ministers, including lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers, ushers, greeters and sacristans, will be scheduled in three (3) weeks through our web-based programMinister Schedulerfor the months of October, November and December. If you have not register or need to make modifications to your preferences, roles and/or profile, please take 5 minutes of your time to access the program through the Parish website.
Birthright of Columbia is reopened from Tuesday to Friday during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please consider donating items needed for office volunteers and clients - such as face masks, non-touch thermometers, non-latex gloves, and Lysol disinfectant spray and wipes, among others. Click on the bottom below to contact Birthright of Columbia for donations and/or any questions you may have.
During the month of August, we honor in a special way the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and make reparation for blasphemies against her Son. On Saturday, August 29, the Parish will celebrate a special devotional Rosary service after the conclusion of the Saturday Vigil Mass. The devotional service will commence approximately at 6:15 p.m. More information will be communicated next week.
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