1 MASS OF REMEMBRANCE Saturday, October 2 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM One of the deepest pains a parent can experience is the tragic loss of a child. Whatever the reason may be - a miscarriage, induction, being stillborn, an abortion or any early childhood death - we are left with the difficulty of trying to understand the reason why. In addition to the parents, this is also shared by the rest of the family and close friends alike. You are invited to attend Corpus Christi 3rd Annual Mass of Remembrance this Saturday, October 2, at 8:30 a.m. For those who have experienced the loss of a child, it is a means to help in the healing process, and for others it is a chance to show both physical and spiritual support. There will be a Holy Rosary service following the Mass and a reception in the Parish Hall building immediately after. If you cannot attend, the service will be livestreamed through the Parish website.
2 LIFE CHAIN Sunday, October 3 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Are you willing to be a visible witness against the killing of unborn children? If so, please join our Annual Life Chain along with thousands nationwide to prayerfully stand before God and on behalf of the unborn children. Our Life Chain will form in front of the Parish campus extending along Augusta Highway. If you are not able to stand with us outside, please come and pray inside the church building. We will pass out signs and give instructions at 1:50 p.m.
3 FUNERAL MASSES Funeral Masses will be offered for the departed souls of our beloved parishioners John Moccaldi and Robert Joseph Ciehanski. If you cannot attend the funeral services, the funeral Masses will be broadcasted live through the Parish website.
John Moccaldi Thursday, October 7, at 3:00 p.m.
Robert Joseph Ciehanski Friday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m.
May their souls, through God’s mercy, rest in peace.
4 CLASS ROSTER, SCHEDULE, CLASSROOMS Religious Education & Faith Formation
6 HURRICANE IDA RELIEF October 2-3 Anyone wishing to help communities negatively impacted by Hurricane Ida may do so by using the yellow envelopes available in the vestibule of the church. All funds will go directly to the Bishop’s Disaster Relief efforts to assist with the humanitarian, long-term recovery, and significant needs. Thank you for your generosity.
7 OKTOBERFEST Sunday, October 30 TICKETS Oktoberfest tickets are now available for purchase at the end of all Weekend Masses in the vestibule area of the church building. A $10 general admission ticket will give you 12 credits to use towards games, horseback rides, food and much more. Purchasing your general admission tickets in advance versus waiting to buy your ticket on the day of the event gives you two additional credits.
VOLUNTEERS The Parish is in need of volunteers to assist during the Festival on October 30. If you are interested in helping us with the silent auction, bingo, ticket sales, cooking, serving, security, aid station, clean-up, horse riding, youth activities, pumpkin painting, face painting, cake walk, and/or corn hole, please click the bottom below. Thank you for your support!
8 NO DAILY MASS | OCTOBER 5-7 The Annual Priest Retreat is taking place at Kanuga from Monday, October 4, to Thursday, October 7. For this reason, Corpus Christi will not celebrate the Daily Mass this coming Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We will celebrate Mass on Friday. The Parish will also expose the Most Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to midnight, followed by benediction and reposition.
9 CONTRIBUTIONS Donations like yours make a big difference, and, for this, we are eternally grateful.
For the week of September 20, contributions totaled $14,820.43 (online donations totaled $3,718.99; donations dropped in the basket, mailed and dropped through the mail slot totaled $11,101.44).
For the week of September 13, contributions totaled $14,749.83 (online donations totaled $4,269.54; donations dropped in the basket, mailed and dropped through the mail slot totaled $10,480.29).
For the week of September 6, contributions totaled $15,661.23 (online donations totaled $3,626.00; donations dropped in the basket, mailed and dropped through the mail slot totaled $12,035.23).
10 POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION Month of October 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.
MISSIONARY DISCIPLES We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.
11 VASCULAR & ORGAN WELLNESS ULTRASOUND SCREENING Thursday, October 14 | Corpus Christi The cost for all screenings listed below is $159 - a total savings of $184.
12 CATHOLIC GOLDEN AGE Wednesday, October 13 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Catholic Golden Age (CGA) is the largest association for Catholics 50 and "better." Join them at their next gathering on October 13. It will take place in the Parish Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited - members and nonmembers of our Parish. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Association, please click the button below.
13 HOLY ROSARY & PROCESSION OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA Saturday, October 16 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Father Joseph will lead the Holy Rosary and procession of Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday, October 16. Parishioners and community members are invited to participate, commencing in front of the Parish office at noon.
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 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 Betty Boulet, Norene Daly, Fanny Gleaton, Rick Moorer, Karen Clisham, Angela Donovan, Jimmy Mosley, Dion Russell, 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, Maria Coller, June Bearden, Margory Gates, Arturo del Mundo, Thomas Ronald Pate, Jack Mason, Tracey Mason, Maricela Huidor-Figueroa, Cathy Hungiville, Susan Jumper Smith, Allan Arsenault, David Landis, Luciana Stegeman, Bern Rivers, David Rivers, Rich Bonacum, Payal Singh, Betty Hensley, Hannah and Caleb Bailey, and Kathy Cibelli.
15 MINISTERS OF THE MASS New Schedule | October, November, December 2021 All ministers, including lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers, ushers, greeters and sacristans, have been scheduled through our web-based program Ministry Scheduler with new assignments for the months of October, November and December. To view the new schedule, please tab the button below.
16 GOLF OUTING Monday, October 18 | 11:00 AM The Corpus Christi 8th Annual Golf Outing will be held at The Country Club of Lexington. All proceeds will benefit the Corpus Christi Catholic Church Assistance Ministry and others like them. To learn more, click on the button below.
17 SUPPORT WOMEN IN CRISIS PREGNANCY SITUATIONS October 16-17 and October 23-24
Birthright of Columbia is blessed to have the Corpus Christi Women’s Group organizing a Baby Shower this weekend for the benefit of new mothers and their babies. All parishioners are invited to bring articles of clothing, blankets, diapers, baby wash, and other toiletry items this weekend of October 24 and 25. The donations collected (in the vestibule area of the church building) will help keep the clothing and supply room at Birthright stocked, and assist mothers who have just given birth by receiving a collection of items that will enable them to begin caring for their babies.
Wish List Undershirts or onesies Infant gowns and sleepers (0‐3 months) Crib sheets and blankets Hypoallergenic baby wash and lotion Disposable diapers (newborn and size 1) Wipes and ointment Sweaters and jackets (0‐3 months) Baby bath towels Maternity clothes especially large sizes
18 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.
19 SEPTEMBER NUMBERS Assistance Ministry Our gratitude goes to all the big-hearted parishioners of Corpus Christi who offer their generous assistance to the church - either by giving precious time as a volunteer, monetarily contributing through monthly recurring gifts, or helping the less fortunate by donating non-perishable food items, among others. 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.
Families Assisted 40
Individuals Assisted 129
20 IMMERSIVE STUDY RETREAT Friday, November 19, 7:00 PM - Sunday, November 21, 4:00 PM The new Catholic retreat center in the Upstate, Heart Ridge, wants to invite you to an Immersive Study Retreat on the great spiritual classic, Interior Castle by saint and doctor of the church, Teresa of Avila. It will be led by Benedictine nun, Sr. Gertrude Gillette. The event is an opportunity to relax, pray, read, and go deeper into your own spiritual journey accompanied by a gifted teacher and fellow retreatants. One price includes comfortable lodging, 5 meals, book and materials. For more information, please click the button below.
21 HONORING OUR VETERANS Saturday, November 13 | 6:30 PM Please join the Knights of Columbus in honoring our veterans and their families at a dinner in the Parish Hall on November 13 at 6:30 p.m. More information coming soon.
22 BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY Wednesdays | 1:30 PM Last year, Corpus Christi commenced the Bereavement Ministry for parishioners and community members who have experienced the death of a loved one and need assistance in the healing process. This outreach is facilitated by a trained minister who offers a compassionate, consoling and encouraging presence. The Ministry employs the series Grief Share, a 13-week internationally acclaimed Christian-based program designed to assist individuals who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. For further information, please tab the button 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!
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