MESSAGE FROM FATHER JOSEPH Happy Thanksgiving Dear parishioners, my warmest wishes for a most Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of year when we gather with family and friends in sincere gratitude for God’s abundant blessings in our lives. As we give thanks for our blessings, we must remember the One who blesses us. I encourage you to spend time with our Lord in prayer and especially at Mass, to thank Him for the many blessings, seen or unseen, that you have received and also for the gift of the Eucharist. The word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving and we have no more perfect way to thank the Father than to join ourselves to Christ’s perfect act of praise and thanksgiving. Entering into the holiday season this year, it is with great joy and hope that I extend to you and your family best wishes for a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
ANNUAL ADVENT SALE Youth Ministry | November 20-28 after Weekend Masses During the next two weeks, the High School Youth Group will hold their annual Advent Sale in the vestibule area of the church building after all weekend Masses. Items for sale will include Advent wreaths, candles, décor, and much more! All proceeds will support our Youth Ministry students who are attending the Diocesan Youth Conference in February 2022. Thank you in advance for your continued support!
GIVING TREE Prison Ministry | November 20 - December 5 The Corpus Christi Catholic Women Giving Tree project is taking place in a different form this year. We are partnering with the Prison Ministry of the Diocese of Charleston to support and address the needs of the women who are currently incarcerated at the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution, as well as the men at the Goodman Correctional Institution. The items requested by the Prison Ministry are listed below, and will be collected in the vestibule area of the church building before all weekend Masses starting Saturday, November 20, through Sunday, December 5.
Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Center USPS Prepaid Envelopes (#10) Target Gift Card (any value) Goodman Correctional Institution Bar Soap Shower Soap Toothbrush Toothpaste Deodorant Stick
A representative of the Corpus Christi Catholic Women group will be available at the entrance door of the church building to accept the gifts before all weekend Masses starting Saturday, November 20, through Sunday, December 5. Thank you for your continued generous support of the CCCW Giving Tree project!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Thanksgiving Schedule | November 21 and 28 RCIA, Sacramental Preparation and CCD students assigned to the Group B schedule do have class this Sunday, November 21. There will not be class on Sunday, November 28, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Group A students will return to class on Sunday, December 5. Please see below for the 2021-2022 religious education schedule.
THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE Mass | Confession | Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday, November 23 Mass | 6:30 PM Confession | 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 24 Mass | 12:15 PM Confession | 1:00 PM NO EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Thursday, November 25 Mass | 8:30 AM Confession | 9:00 AM
Friday, November 25 Mass | 8:30 AM Confession | 9:00 AM
PANCAKES AND GIFT CARDS Blood Drive | November 28 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM The Blood Connection invites you to sign up for the Blood Drive taking place at Corpus Christi on Sunday, November 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All donors will receive a $45 eGift card, and are invited for a delicious pancake breakfast in the Parish Hall. To sign-up, please click on the Blood Drive image below.
PARISH ADVENT MISSION "Life in the House of the Father: How Not to Live as an Orphan" Join us for a Parish Advent Missionconducted by the wonderful Fr. PhilipScott F.J., the founder of Family of Jesus, who has appeared numerous times on EWTN working with Women of Grace and Nuestra Fe en Vivo. The four (4) day retreat experience on God's desire to heal us through His love is composed of morning and evening missions of one-hour each for you, your family, your friends and your neighbors, commencing on Monday, December 6, through Thursday, December 9. For more detailed information concerning the Parish Mission, please click on the button below.
#iGiveCatholic November 15 through November 30 Please join us and give through #iGiveCatholic to support your favorite parishes, schools and/or ministries in our community. For detailed information, please watch Bishop Robert Guglielmone on the diocesan video below.
WORKBOOK FOR LECTORS United States Edition | 2022 Year C The 2022 Workbook for Lectors is now available. If you are a Reader of the Word, please stop by the Parish Office to pick up the workbook. Office hours are Monday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1st ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST FESTIVAL On behalf of Fr. Joseph and the Oktoberfest committee, we would like to sincerely thank you for your time, effort and monetary donations given during the festival to support the Corpus Christi Assistance Ministry. This past Sunday, our total fundraising efforts amounted to $5,178.00 (total revenue). This is something we can all be proud of as we continue to fund the Assistance Ministry and its efforts to reach out to our church family and neighbors with food and financial assistance for rent and other needs.
CONGRATULATIONS CONFIRMANTS Thirty young confirmants received the Sacrament of Confirmation on October 29. Bishop Robert J. Guglielmone was present to confer our Class of 2021, exhorting the group to go forth and share the love of Christ with everyone that they meet on this journey of life. The Bishop also encouraged those gathered to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to help make the world a better place. Thank you to the parents, guardians, sponsors, catechists and leaders of the Youth Ministry, Dana Crumpton and Carmen Wilson, for their hard work preparing the confirmants strengthen the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Angel Anguiano, Josselyn Borbonio, Kyley Boynton, Reilly Cafferty, Samuel Cancilla, Jackson Cionek, Alysha Cox, Brian Coyle, Sean Coyle, Jordyn Crouch, Andrew Diaz-Borbonio, Lucas Dunat, Esmeralda Hernandez-Esquival, Matthew Hernandez, Daniella Immerso, Amanda Jacques, Coleman Kastner, Carlos Lanzagorta-Ruiz, Darianna Macias, Carlos Martinez, Jecica Martinez, Owen McAleenan, Rylee Miller, Joseph Moore, Pablo Munoz, Michelle Nunez, Fernando Quintero, Jr., Hailey Stahl, Ella Reed Taylor, and Bryce Truesdale.
CHRISTMAS DINNER Corpus Christi Catholic Women | December 13 at 6:30 PM All Ladies of CCCW are invited to attend their Christmas Dinner at the Mediterranean Café on Monday, December 13, at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP by December 8 through Bernadette Stellabotte via telephone at the number (410) 353-9219, or Ann Behrns at the telephone number (301) 928-1435.
BICENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN Thank you to those who helped us exceed our Campaign Target by pledging over $848,000 to the Diocesan Bicentennial Campaign. During these stressful times, it is indeed gratifying to experience the strong support our parishioners have continued to provide to this Campaign and the future of Corpus Christi. The numbers depict the status of the Campaign through September 30, 2021.
Campaign Target $800,000 Total Pledged $848,645 Total Gifts 304 Average Gift $2,791.59 Total Payments to the Diocese $421,832
If you interested in making an online donation for the Bicentennial Campaign, please click on the button below.
39 FAMILIES & OVER 100 FAMILIES During the month of October, thanks to your generosity, we have been able to provide non-perishable supplies to 39 families and over 100 individuals, as well as to assist families with their utility bills and rental expenses. We are grateful for your continued support! For those in need of assistance, the Ministry will continue to open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
EVERY CONTRIBUTION IS HUGELY VALUED Your donations make a big difference, and for this we are forever grateful. Week of November 8 $13,099.86 Online donations totaled $2,669.84; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $10,430.32.
Week of November 1 $24,908.18 Online donations totaled $4,532.18; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $20,376.00.
Week of October 25 $15,397.60 Online donations totaled $4,192.94; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $11,204.66.
Week of October 18 $13,165.58 Online donations totaled $3,075.84; mailed, dropped in the basket or through the mail slot totaled $10,089.74.
YOUNG WOMEN ADVENT RETREAT Basilica of St. Peter | December 4 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Join us at the Basilica of St. Peter in downtown Columbia for a day of prayer, reflection, and community with other young Catholic women from across the Diocese. As we head into the Advent season of anticipation, stillness, and preparation, we will be reflecting on the person of Mary and what it looked like for her to be active and prayerful while waiting for Jesus. Patty Breen from @amoderngrace will lead the sessions as guest speaker. This free event includes lunch and is open to all women ages 18-35.
POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION People Who Suffer from Depression Every month, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention. Let us join the Pope with millions of others worldwide in praying for his monthly intention.
PRAYER During the month of November, we pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.
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 Luciana Stegeman, John "Jack" Mason, Monica Godinez-Smith, Mary Girgis, James Berens, John Moccaldi, Robert Ciehanski, Ellen Meunier, Scott Long, Gary Hainley, Rose Lardner, Millie Eskew, Floyd Vassalotti, Nobert Miller, Daniel Casey, Michael Greaney, Dale Palmer, Ronald Kasper, Ronald LaPierre, Claire Ortiz, Elvira Roman, Eugenia Cohla, Father Robert “Bob” Sayer, and Addie Talisesky.
We also ask that you pause a moment to offer a prayer for the sick of our community, especially for Peggy Scott, Pete Salvato, Charles Farmer, Brian Johnson, David Sutton, Abigail and Jennifer Frank, Bern Rivers, David Rivers, Rich Bonacum, Payal Singh, Betty Boulet, Norene Daly, Fanny Gleaton, Rick Moorer, Karen Clisham, Angela Donovan, Jimmy Mosley, Dion Russell, Callie Jo Slattery, Monica Godinez-Smith, Christine Schafer, Nettie Taylor, Wesley Bush, Guy and Amy Lasley, Joseph Brown, Charles Naslund, Marilyn Kay Casto and Family, Berni Lewis, Mary Girgis, June Bearden, Margory Gates, Arturo del Mundo, Thomas Ronald Pate, Jack Mason, Tracey Mason, Maricela Huidor-Figueroa, Susan Jumper Smith, Allan Arsenault, David Landis, Betty Hensley, Hannah and Caleb Bailey, Kathy Cibelli, and Cathy Hungiville.
RESTORED Corpus Christi Youth Group | Sundays 6:00 - 7:30 PM
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.
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!
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