February 3, 2021
FATHER ROBERT "BOB" SAYER
A Mass of Transferal for our beloved Father Bob will be held at St. Frederick and St. Stephen Catholic Church in Edisto Island (544 Hwy 174) on Thursday, February 4, at 6:00 p.m. The Parish will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for personal prayer prior to Mass.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston on Friday, February 5, at 12:00 p.m. For those unable to attend, the Mass of Christian Burial will be livestreamed on the Cathedral's Facebook page. Father Bob will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Charleston.
Father Bob, who served as Corpus Christi's pastor from the year 2001 until 2009, was pre-deceased by his father, Douglas. He is survived by his mother, Carol, of North Charleston, his brother, Ron Sayer (Kathryn), two sisters, Debbie Metts (Keith) and Cindy Sayer, and his nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diocese of Charleston for prison ministry or to pregnant women in crisis at 901 Orange Grove Road, Charleston SC 29407. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Carol Mae Sayer at the mailing address 5310 Eileen Street in North Charleston SC 29418.
MEMORIAL MASS TO HONOR FATHER BOB
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi in honor of Father Robert "Bob" Sayer on Saturday, February 13, at 10:00 a.m. For those unable to attend, the Memorial Mass will be livestreamed on the Parish's Facebook page.
We invite you to join us as we begin our Lenten journey to the cross of Good Friday, the empty grave, and the gift of new life on Easter. Ash Wednesday sets the tone for our journey through Lent.
12:15 P.M. | During Mass
6:30 P.M. | No Mass
The season of Lent begins with the ancient practice of marking the baptized with ashes as a public and communal sign of penance. The blessing and distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday will take place during the celebration of Holy Mass at 12:15 p.m. Corpus Christi will also have the blessing and distribution of ashes during a celebration of the word of God at 6:30 p.m., apart from a Mass. Corpus Christi's safety guidelines will continue to be observed. Maximum capacity: 150 participants. Reservations are not required.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION
The Devotion on Saturday, February 6, will commence with the Holy Mass at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sacramental Confession.
CONFESSIONS DURING LENT
During the Lent season leading up to Easter, Father Joseph and Father Gustavo will listen to the confessions of parishioners and visitors following the celebration of weekday AND weekend Masses.
PRAY THE HOLY ROSARY
Wednesday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m.
Pray a Rosary for married couples and families with us! The rosary will be led by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the head of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
CONVERSATION ON FATHERHOOD AND SPOUSAL LOVE
Friday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m.
Tune in again on "For Your Marriage" Facebook page for a discussion between the associate director for Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, Fr. Daniel Hanley, and the director of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Mr. Dominic Lombardi as they discuss their reflections on fatherhood and spousal love looking to Saint Joseph as their example.
Looking for more resources to strengthen your marriage or advice for dating and engaged couples? Visit the For Your Marriage website by clicking on the button below.
BISHOP'S STEWARDSHIP APPEAL
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is a primary source of funding to help sustain and expand ministries in the 94 parishes, 20 missions, and 34 Catholic schools and agencies throughout the diocese. As stewards of God’s gifts, you are asked to support the needs of our diocese through your PRAYERS. You are also asked to share your gifts and talents by PARTICIPATING in parish or diocesan ministries. Finally, all members of our diocese are invited to grow in GENEROSITY by making a sacrificial gift through a pledge or a one-time donation. Your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal helps to sustain Catholic schools, parishes, programs of religious education and campus ministry, and initiatives to foster vocations as well as respect for life. Additionally, through its support of Catholic Charities, the Appeal serves people in South Carolina and abroad whose lives are affected by natural disasters, illnesses, hunger, and economic hardship.
CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH
February 15 marks the beginning of a worldwide Consecration to St. Joseph, leading up to his Feast day on March 19. Passion of the Christ actor Jim Caviezel is ready. Are you? The Consecration to St. Joseph program will commence on February 15, a preparation and consecration that takes 33 days, concluding on his Feast day on March 19. We encourage all parishioners to register and purchase for $10 the book Consecration to St. Joseph. Please feel out the brief registration form by clicking on the bottom below.