Make plans to join us for a Divine Mercy Healing retreat led by Father Scott Francis and his team of Missionaries of Mercy. This two-day retreat will be held on Friday evening, March 31, and continue into Saturday, April 1. As seating is limited to parishioners 18 years and older, all participants must register in advance using the registration form available in the vestibule area of the church. The cost is $20 per person. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The registration deadline is March 24.
Funeral Services Ellen Emmer | Dolores Mack
A public funeral Mass will be offered for the departed souls of these two beloved parishioners on the following dates.
Ellen Louise Emmer December 24, 1927 ~ February 28, 2023
A funeral Mass will be offered for the departed soul of Ellen Emmer on Saturday, March 11, at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at the Columbarium and Prayer Garden of our Parish. Repast after the funeral service in the Parish Hall.
"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.
Way of the Cross Fridays at 7:00 PM in English | 8:00 PM in Spanish
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 recalls and meditates on Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man.
Angels in the Bible Tuesdays at 7:30 PM | Thursdays at 9:30 AM
The Bible is full of passages about angels who are sent to accomplish God’s will. Angels speak for God, direct the course of nations, and protect God’s people. They worship God and deliver God’s judgment. In Angels in the Bible, George Smiga examines some of the Bible’s most fascinating passages about angels, exploring their ministry on God’s behalf and drawing insights for our own spiritual lives. Because angels are mediators of God’s presence and action, studying angels is studying God. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. Each week we finish class with a 15 minute DVD video.
The Angels in the Bible study guide is required for the class. You can purchase it the day of the study session. Then you will be assigned to a group table. Cost for the six week study is $13.00. The evening study session begins Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., and the morning study session begins Thursday, March 2, at 9:30 am, both taking place in the Parish Hall. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. We look forward to seeing you.
Meatless Pasta, Side Salad & Bread March 10 | 5:00 - 6:45 PM A great opportunity for our parish families and friends to come together for a meal before the Stations of the Cross, or to just take an evening off from cooking.
SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS $5 per Person $20 per Family Cash or Check Accepted at the Door
Misión Cuaresmal 13-15 de Marzo | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hemos entrado en el tiempo de Cuaresma: tiempo de penitencia, de purificación, de conversión. No es tarea fácil. El cristianismo no es camino cómodo: no basta estar en la Iglesia y dejar que pasen los años. En la vida nuestra, en la vida de los cristianos, la conversión primera es importante, pero más importantes aún, y más difíciles, son las sucesivas conversiones. Y para facilitar la labor de la gracia divina con estas conversiones sucesivas, hace falta mantener el alma joven, invocar al Señor, saber oír, haber descubierto lo que va mal, pedir perdón.
Del lunes 13 al miércoles 15 de marzo, están todos invitados a mantener el alma joven a través de momentos de reflexión y oración, mirando y revisando nuestras vidas según los ojos misericordiosos del Señor. De 7:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m., Padre Orlando Cerrano predicará esta hermosa Misión para animarnos a abrirnos a Cristo esta Cuaresma y conocerlo más plenamente en la Eucaristía.
¡Invite a sus familiares y amigos – miembros y no miembros de Corpus Christi! Todos están invitados a la Misión Cuaresmal. Los esperamos.
Blood Drive March 19 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Blood Connection invites you to sign up for the Blood Drive taking place at Corpus Christi on Sunday, March 19, from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Donors will receive a $20 eGift card. Guidelines and norms will be implemented to protect the health of our community. Please click the button below to sign-up for your donation.
What a memorable experience for our youth! Last weekend, 16 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 for her donation of time in helping the Parish staff to make this weekend a wonderful experience to our 16 high schoolers. We also appreciate greatly the care and energy of Father Joseph through the several hours of Confession that he graciously gave to high schoolers.
Many are definitely reaping the benefits from our Life Teen Youth ministering, and we could not have done it without your continuous financial and prayerful support!
Once-In-A-Lifetime Retreat CRHP Retreat
The Christ Renews His Parish retreat took participants faith and love of Jesus and the Catholic Church to another level. As one participant said, “My faith has now become my life! The fellowship and spiritual growth I experienced is something words really can’t express… The retreat was a rejuvenating journey. I see more now and know there’s so much more of God’s blessings in store for me and my family. God is good!”
We want to thank all those who helped make this once-in-a-lifetime experience come to fruition for our parishioners, as well as all those prayed unceasingly for fruitful spiritual renewals of all who participated!
April, May, June New Schedule | Ministers of the Mass
All ministers of the Mass, including lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers, ushers, greeters and sacristans, will be scheduled on March 10 with new assignments for the months of April, May and June through our web-based program Ministry Scheduler. If you need to edit the details and roles of your profile page, please make the changes / updates by March 10. Thank you.
Ignite Your Lenten Journey to Holiness Powerful Saint Quotes
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
The Book Club Tuesday, March 21 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Book Club discussion group will meet in the Parish Hall building on Tuesday, April 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to discuss various books from a Christian woman's perspective. Everyone is invited!
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Saturday, March 25
The Feast of the Annunciation is the reason why we celebrate Christmas on December 25. Christmas comes exactly nine months after the Archangel Gabriel invited the Virgin Mary to be the Mother of God, an event we commemorate on March 25. The dating of these Feast Days, although interesting, is of minor importance compared to their theological significance. It is fruitful to reflect upon the incarnation of Jesus Christ in the womb of the Virgin Mary as the antecedent to the explosion of joy, caroling, gift giving, eating, drinking, love and family unity that surrounds the birth of the Savior. Perhaps Mary had a sort of private and internal Christmas at the moment of the Annunciation. Maybe she felt the fullness of the world’s Christmas joy inside of her own heart when she realized she had been chosen to be the Mother of God.
The incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinity was a self emptying, retaining His infused divine knowledge while reducing Himself to a man and learning man life, doing man work, and dying a man death. By such a self emptying, He dignified all men and opened to them the possibility of entering into His higher life in Heaven.
Meeting of the Minds Parish Hall | Wednesday, March 29, 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, March 29, at 6:30 PM
WHERE Parish Hall
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