1 ASH WEDNESDAY 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, a season which begins with the ancient practice of marking the baptized with ashes as a public and communal sign of penance.
MARCH 2 8:30 A.M. English Mass | Misa en Inglés
12:15 P.M. English Mass | Misa en Inglés
6:00 P.M. English Mass | Misa en Inglés
7:30 P.M. Misa en Español | Spanish Mass
2 LENTEN PANCAKE CELEBRATION After All Four Ash Wednesday Masses | Parish Hall
3 CONFESSION DURING LENT "Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart." (Joel 2:12) This Scripture sets the tone for the entire season of Lent. To reconcile with God is the reason for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. According to the Rite of Penance, "It is therefore fitting to have several penitential celebrations during Lent, so that all the faithful may have an opportunity to be reconciled with God and their neighbor and so be able to celebrate the paschal mystery in the Easter Triduum with renewed hearts."
The connection of confession with Lent is related to baptism. We are either preparing during Lent to recommit ourselves to our baptismal promises at the Easter Vigil, or we are preparing to be baptized. Lent is a season of reflection on and repentance for sin. Reconciliation, like Lent, is tied into our fidelity to the meaning of baptism in Christ - dying and rising with him.
SCHEDULE TUESDAY 7:10 P.M.
WEDNESDAY 12:55 P.M.
THURSDAY 9:10 A.M. FRIDAY 9:10 A.M.
SATURDAY 8:30 A.M. except First Saturdays at 9:10 A.M. 6:05 P.M.
SUNDAY 9:05 A.M. 12:05 P.M. 6:05 P.M.
4 STATIONS OF THE CROSS Fridays at 7:00 p.m. in English Viernes a las 8:00 p.m. en Español Every Friday during Lent, come worship with us by praying the Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. in English and 8:00 p.m. in Spanish, a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini-pilgrimage as we move from station to station. At each station, we will recall and meditate on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers will be recited, then we will move to the next station until all 14 are complete.
5 LENTEN FISH DINNERS Meals from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The Knights of a Columbus are sponsoring the Lenten Fish Dinner events on Fridays, from March 4 through April 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money for vocation and Church ministries.
March 4, March 18, April 1
FISH FRY Baked & Fried Fish French Fries & Onion Rings Hush Puppies & Cole Slaw Desserts & Drinks COST Adults $10 Ages 9 & Under $5 Families $30.00
6 PARISH LENTEN MISSION "The Holy Eucharist: Shadows & Fulfillment" Join us for a Parish Lenten Missionconducted by the wonderful Fr. Ben Cameron, C.P.M., of the Fathers of Mercy.In this Lenten retreat, Fr. Ben Cameron will examine the roots of the Holy Eucharist, showing how this sacrament was foreshadowed in the Old Testament.
DATES Monday, March 7 - Thursday, March 10
TIMES Adoration and Confessions at 6:00 P.M. Mission Conference at 7:00 P.M.
TOPICS MONDAY The Passover Sacrifice The Holy Eucharist as Sacrifice
TUESDAY The Manna The Holy Eucharist as Communion with God
WEDNESDAY The Bread of the Presence The Holy Eucharist as Real Presence
THURSDAY The Eucharist Sacrifice Renewal of the Covenant & Foretaste of Heaven
7 DYC 2022 What a memorable experience for our youth! Last weekend, 19 of our remarkable high school youth were brought together alongside many others around the Diocese for an unforgettable weekend full of challenging and thought-provoking workshops, awesome music, fun games and skits, experiencing grace in adoration, reconciliation and the Eucharist!
The Corpus Christi family wants to take this time out to say a heartfelt thank you to Dana Crumpton, Carmen Wilson, Bob Bennett, Nicole Houck and Anne Carter for their donation of time and effort in organizing and making this once-in-a-lifetime experience come to fruition for our 19 high schoolers. We appreciate the care and energy you have given, and your guidance of the youth has certainly been exemplary. Many are definitely reaping the benefits from your ministering, and we could not have done it without you!
8 UKRAINE From Father Joseph Romanoski Join me in praying for our brothers and sisters in the Ukraine with this ancient prayer well-loved and recited in Ukraine:
We fly to Your patronage, O Virgin Mother of God. Despise not our prayers in our needs, but deliver us from all dangers, since you alone are pure and blessed. O most glorious ever-Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ our God, accept our prayers and present them to Your Son and our God, that for the sake of you, He enlighten and save our souls. Amen.
9 POPE FRANCIS' APPEAL
10 SOUPER BOWL OF CARING The Souper Bowl of Caring designated collection, sponsored by our High School Youth Group, delivered a big victory for our Parish Assistance Ministry. The amount collected totaled $1,970.24.
The Youth Ministry and the Assistance Ministry want to thanks our wonderful parishioners for such generous response to this worthy cause!
11 IGNITE YOUR LENTEN JOURNEY TO HOLINESS 10 Powerful Saint Quotes
“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.” St. Catherine of Siena
“Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may go to heaven.” St. Rose of Lima
“Behold, Jesus Christ crucified, who is the only foundation of our hope; He is our mediator and advocate; the victim and sacrifice for our sins. He is goodness and patience itself; His mercy is moved by the tears of sinners, and he never refuses pardon and grace to those who ask it with a truly contrite and humbled heart.” St. Charles Borromeo
“If you suffer with Him, you will reign with Him. If you cry with Him, you will have joy with Him. If you die with Him on the Cross of tribulation, you will possess the eternal dwelling place in the splendor of the saints. And your name, written in the Book of Life, will be glorious among men.” St. Clare of Assisi
“You don’t know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, ‘Lord, I don’t know how to pray!’ you can be sure you’ve already begun.” St. Josemaría Escrivá
“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.” St. Padre Pio
“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.” St. Teresa of Calcutta
“Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself.” St. Augustine of Hippo
“My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice; these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words.” St. Therese of Lisieux
“Let us set out with trust on our Lenten journey, sustained by fervent prayer, penance and concern for those in need. In particular, may this Lent be a time of ever greater concern for the needs of children, in our own families and in society as a whole: for they are the future of humanity.” St. John Paul II
12 BISHOP-ELECT JACQUES FABRE Message from Father Joseph
It is a new chapter for our Church as His Holiness Pope Francis has named the 14th ordinary to serve as shepherd of our Diocese: Bishop-elect Jacques Fabre. Bishop Robert Guglielmone introduced the new bishop at a press conference on February 24. Let us thank God for this extraordinary gift, and pray for the Spirit to guide our new shepherd in his ministry here. Let us also remember with gratitude all the good works and loving service that Bishop Guglielmone has shared with the flock of Christ entrusted to his care since 2009. To watch the press conference, please click on the button below.
13 BLACK CATHOLICS VIRTUAL HERITAGE Participate via Zoom on March 5 and March 6
14 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 Jimmy Mosley, Monica Godinez-Smith, Pamela Beth Holsclaw, Brian Taylor, Oneil Lagasse, Luciana Stegeman, John “Jack” Mason, Mary Girgis, James R. Berens, John Moccaldi, Robert Joseph Cienhanski, Scott Long, Gary Hainley, Rose Lardner, Millie Eskew, Floyd Vassalotti, Nobert Miller, Daniel Casey, Michael Greaney, Dale Palmer, Ronald Kasper, Ronald LaPierre, and Claire Ortiz.
We also ask that you pause a moment to offer a prayer for the sick of our community, especially for Jayesh Patel, Margarita Rakosky, Pete Salvato, Jovita Prieto, Horace and Patricia Davis, Marie Briggs, Nettie Taylor, Bob Kirchner, Jacob Rivera, Nicole Spensley, Tamatha Sliegh, Sofia Hein, 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, Angela Donovan, and Dion Russell.
15 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.
16 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 accept our warmest well wishes, our unity and our prayers as we prepare for the holy season Lent that assures us of the amazing love of the God who has come to Save us.
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