MEETING OF THE MINDS Parish Hall | Wednesday, January 26, at 6:30 PM The "Meeting of the Minds" is set up to assist the Parish’s apostolic work, whether in the field of evangelization and sanctification or in the fields of charity, social relations and the rest. The meeting will include leaders of ministries, associations and undertakings (the autonomy and particular nature of each remaining untouched). The function of this meeting is to investigate and to weigh matters which bear on pastoral activity, and to formulate practical conclusions regarding them.
WHEN Wednesday, January 26, at 6:30 PM
WHERE Parish Hall
ZOOM Meeting ID: 541 669 1781 Passcode: 0000
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THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Retreat with Fr. Mike Schmitz | February 18-20 Father Joseph: "It is such a blessing knowing that many in the Parish have participated in The Bible in a Year program offered by Ascension Presents. If you have not done this amazing program, I want to encourage you to do so. I am going through it now for the second time, and I am gaining even more insights and understanding of the Word of God. I have also signed up for The Bible in a Year taking place next month (please see below for more information). I am planning on offering the same retreat here at the parish during Lent."
The Bible In A Year program, hosted by Father Mike Schmitz, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes. Each 20- to 25-minute episode includes (i) two to three scripture readings, (ii) a reflection from Father Mike, (iii) and a guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in His Word. To listen to the episodes, or sign up to receive the complete The Bible in a Year program, reading plan and updates, please click on the bottom below.
RETREAT Join Father Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins LIVE for the first-ever The Bible in a Year Retreat taking place on February 18-20, 2022. This three-day virtual retreat will help you cultivate a lifelong relationship with the Word of Godby learning directly from the hosts of The Bible in a Year Podcast: Fr. Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins. There will be four main sessions beginning Friday night and ending on Sunday afternoon. Each session explores a different dimension of continuing a life immersed in the Word of God, and each session will include a presentation either by Father Mike or Jeff Cavins, an opportunity for fellowship with other The Bible in a Year listeners, an interactive prayer experience, and the chance to reflect on what you have experienced, either in your virtual small group or on your own. For more information, please click on the video and/or button below.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2022 Columbia Convention Center | February 26-27 Come join Catholic youth and adults from around the Diocese of Charleston as we gather for the 31st Annual Diocesan High School Youth Conference on February 26th and 27th. It will be an experience you and/or your 9th - 12th grade child(ren) will not want to miss. The theme for this year is “Restored!” We invite you and the youth to be part of this exciting and new conference! This year’s presenters for the conference are Franciscan Father Agustino Torres and Chika Anyanwu. The Conference will also have challenging and thought-provoking workshops, awesome music, fun games and skits. You will have the opportunity to experience grace in adoration, reconciliation and the Eucharist. Bishop Robert Guglielmone will join the closing Mass on Sunday. For further information and registration, please tab on the button below.
SEEK22 COLUMBIA CONFERENCE Fellowship of Catholic University Students | February 4-6 SEEK22 COLUMBIA is a three-day conference geared toward college students put on by the Fellowship Of Catholic University Students. This year they are inviting campus ministry programs from around the State to join them for SEEK22 in Columbia. SEEK22 is the best college campus conference for college students out there! This year the conference will be virtual. However, they are going to bring in live speakers along with the national speakers that are virtual, host some live workshops as well as virtual workshops, and will have live daily Mass, Adoration, and Reconciliation throughout the weekend. The weekend will end with Bishop Guglielmone presiding at the closing Mass. Interested in joining SEEK22? Simply contact Jerry White at the diocesan e-mail account firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTENTIONS REMEMBERED EVERY WEEK Starting on Ash Wednesday, March 2 | During the 12:15 PM Mass For those who would like to have their intentions remembered without waiting extended periods of time, Father Joseph would like to offer the following. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 2, the Wednesday 12:15 p.m. Mass will be offered for all intentions requested that week. Intentions are to be submitted by 11:50 each Wednesday, as they will be announced prior to Mass that same day.
The Parish office will mail to all parishioners an intention envelope that you will need to prepare for each intention. Additional envelops will be available in the vestibule area and in the Parish office. All gifts will be donated to our Assistance Ministry in order to help our neighbors in need.
BEING A SAFE FRIEND Empowering God's Children | Teaching Safety Lesson Corpus Christi will present the sexual abuse prevention lesson Being a Safe Friend to our Group B students this Sunday, January 30, during our regular class time. The Empowering God's Children - Teaching Safety program is provided to us by the Diocese of Charleston, and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain safe environments for all children and youth in our care. All parents have the right to choose whether your child participates in the program. We encourage parents to read the overview and lesson plan assigned to your child's age group (grade) to understand exactly what your child will be taught. To access the lesson, click on the button below. It is important to note this is basic prevention education and is in no way to be considered sex education or education on private body parts. Neither of these components fall within our educational mandate to provide your child with the information needed to keep them safe from those who would do them harm. If you are a parent and wish to opt your child out of the prevention education session, please complete the opt-out form below and return it via e-mail to the address email@example.com.
PART-TIME MAINTENANCE CUSTODIAN Help Wanted Corpus Christi is in need of a part-time maintenance custodian to assist with a variety of tasks on Parish campus. The position allows for scheduling flexibility and a great working atmosphere. Interested candidates should contact the Parish office at (803) 359-4391.
POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION Month of January Every month, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention. Let us join him with millions of other people worldwide in praying for his monthly intention.
TRUE HUMAN FRATERNITY We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.
RETROUVAILLE PROGRAM Marriage Help | Raleigh, North Carolina, on April 8-10 “We were the couple who never fought. We don’t like conflict, so we just didn’t talk. Never. Discussed. Issues. He lived his married single lifestyle, and I lived mine.” Sound familiar? Retrouvaille is a marriage help program that teaches effective communication and tools for troubled marriages to rediscover love and commitment. Tens of thousands of struggling couples have successfully overcome their issues by attending this peer-led program. The presenting team, three couples and a priest, gives practical tools to enable you to take a good look at many areas of your relationship. They have been through it and will tell you what worked for them. For confidential information or to apply to attend the Program in Raleigh, NC, on April 8-10, please click on the button below.
SURVEY FOR THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops In a formal declaration, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops, announced that Pope Francis will convene the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2022.Pope Francis is inviting the entire Catholic Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” This journey, which follows in the wake of the Church’s “renewal” proposed by the Second Vatican Council, is both a gift and a task: “By journeying together and reflecting together on the journey that has been made, the Church will be able to learn through Her experience which processes can help Her to live communion, to achieve participation, to open Herself to mission.”Our Bishop, Most Reverend Robert Guglielmone, is also an issuer of this invitation. At present, he invites us to please consider taking in an honest and open manner the survey by clicking the Diocesan Survey button below. The Synod on Synodality is a two-year process of listening and dialogue beginning with a solemn opening during the current month of October. The synodal process will conclude in 2023. Learn more about the synodal process by visiting the Diocesan website and the Vatican Synod site below.
EVERY CONTRIBUTION IS HUGELY VALUED Your donations make a big difference, and for this we are forever grateful. Week of January 17 $15,703.90 Online donations totaled $3,507.90; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $12,196.00. Week of January 10 $12,387.97 Online donations totaled $4,909.75; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $7,478.22. Week of January 3 $15,410.02 Online donations totaled $3,420.40; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $11,989.62. Week of December 27 $27,163.68 Online donations totaled $9,508.05; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $17,655.63.
PRAYER INTENTIONS Father Joseph and the parish community of Corpus Christi wish to extend their deepest sympathy to those who mourn the loss of a loved one, especially for Brian Taylor, Oneil Lagasse, Luciana Stegeman, John “Jack” Mason, Jimmy Mosley, Monica GodinezSmith, Mary Girgis, James R. Berens, John Moccaldi, Robert Joseph Cienhanski, Scott Long, Gary Hainley, Rose Lardner, Millie Eskew, Floyd Vassalotti, Nobert Miller, Michael Greaney, Dale Palmer, Ronald Kasper, Ronald LaPierre, Claire Ortiz, Elvira Roman, Eugenia Cohla, Father Robert “Bob” Sayer, and Daniel Casey.
We also ask that you pause a moment to offer a prayer for the sick of our community, especially for Tamatha Sliegh, Sofia Hein, Jayesh Patel, Margarita Rakosky, Pete Salvato, Charles Farmer, Brian Johnson, Darlene Peters, George Wine, Peggy Scott, David Sutton, Jennifer Frank, Bern Rivers, David Rivers, Rich Bonacum, Payal Singh, Betty Boulet, Norene Daly, Fanny Gleaton, Rick Moorer, Karen Clisham, Christine Schafer, Nettie Taylor, Wesley Bush, Guy Lasley, Amy Lasley, Joseph Brown, Angela Donovan, and Dion Russell.
SECOND CORINTHIANS Bible Study | Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM and Thursday at 9:30 AM Last night, Bible Study began the 6-week Second Corinthians program. The Ministry will continue with the in-person evening and morning classes in the Parish Hall, but for those who cannot attend in person will have the opportunity to join the study virtually via ZOOM. ZOOM INFORMATION Meeting ID 541 669 1781 Passcode 0000
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HAVE YOU EVER REGISTERED? If you have never registered as a parishioner, please take time to fill out the Corpus Christi Registration Form through the Parish website by clicking the button below. Also, if you need to update your personal information, take a moment to complete the Family Information form below so we can have all the necessary information regarding you and your family. Corpus Christi keeps parishioners’ information confidential in a secure database.
CONFESSIONS IN SPANISH Confessions are offered in Spanish on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays after the 7PM Saturday Vigil Mass, or by appointment.
BROADCAST For those who cannot attend Holy Mass because of health concerns, you may worship from home by clicking on "The Holy Mass" button on the homepage of the Corpus Christi website. Utilizing two upgraded cameras for audio and video quality improvement, the Parish will continue to broadcast live the weekend Masses as well as all weekday Masses.
PLEASE SUPPORT CORPUS CHRISTI Offertory and Online Giving Please take time to become an online giver. It is safe, secure and easy. You can setup a weekly or monthly recurring payment, or make a one-time contribution. Your continued support of Corpus Christi is urgently needed and gratefully received during these difficult times. To become an online giver, please click on the OSV Online Giving logo below.
On behalf of the Parish Office, we want to thank all of you for your continuous prayers, support and love. May God’s grace continue to be poured out upon all of us, and may He richly bless us with an even deeper understanding of His love and purposes as we live for Him!
Corpus Christi Catholic Church 2350 Augusta Hwy | Lexington SC 29072 Tel 803.359.4391 | Fax 803.359.8885