Living the Year of Faith
from Rev. Albert Francis Hoorman on May 19, 2013
Living the Year of Faith
To strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw others to faith by their good example.
Participate in the Mass. Regular Mass attendance strengthens one's faith through the Scriptures, the Creed, other prayers, sacred music, the homily, receiving Holy Communion and just being part of the community of faith.
Go to Confession. This sacrament urges Catholics to turn back to God, opening their lives to the power of God's healing grace. It forgives the injuries and hurts of the past and provides strength for the future.
Learn about the lives of the saints. Not only were they sinners who kept trying to grow closer to God, but they also exemplify ways to serve God. They simply strived to please God in the ordinary actions and decisions of daily life.
Meditate on the Bible daily. Scripture offers first hand access to the Word of God: Praying the Scriptures can help one to become more attuned to the Word of God.
Study the Catechism of the Catholic Church which covers the beliefs, moral teachings, prayer, and sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is a resource for growing in understanding of the faith.
Volunteer in the parish. It is a great place to start, and each person's gifts help build up the community as ministers of Holy Communion, lectors, liturgical musicians and singers, catechists, and in other roles in parish life.
Help those in need such as through the Saint Vincent de Paul Conference. Doing so means to personally experience Jesus in the poor, marginalized and vulnerable.
Invite a person to Mass. A personal invitation can make all the difference to someone who has drifted from the faith or feels alienated from the Church.
Incorporate the Beatitudes into daily life. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) provide a rich blueprint for Catholic living. Their wisdom can help all to be more humble, patient, just, loving, forgiving and free.
The Ordination of Kurt Jude Perera
The Ordination of Kurt Jude Perera to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ through the imposition of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by His Excellency, Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix will be Sat, Jun 1 at 10:00am at Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix.
There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sat, Jun 2 at 12:30pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Immediately following the Mass, there will be a Reception at Grace Inn, 10831 S. 51st St. Phoenix 85044
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THE DEADLINE IS APPROACHING...All applications must be submitted by Fri, May 31.
Applications are being accepted for the Knights of Columbus Scholarships available for students who are related to active Knights from Council 10062 or Assembly 14. One or more of the $500.00 scholarships will be awarded based on merit (no financial data required). The scholarships are intended to help eligible students enhance their educational opportunities.
Information and applications are available from Gene Lutz at 480-759-7921 or Eugene.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Help Wanted: Washing Altar Linens
Volunteers are needed to help wash the altar linens. This is a great way to practice stewardship by giving of your time to the parish.
If you are interested in becoming part of this ministry or would like more information, please call the Doree Lynch at 480-309-0194.
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Wanted: Student Artists for VBS
(10:00a - 2:00p)
Saddle up your horses and mosey on over to help set up all of our SONWEST ROUNDUP props for Vacation Bible School!
Who: Jr. High & High School
Dates: Jun 3-5 ( Mon-Wed)
Bring a brown bag lunch & we'll supply the drinks!
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"Encounter with Christ" Women's Group
(9:00a - 10:30a)
Have you been aware of the desire to grow closer to God, but not sure how to do it? Would you enjoy the friendship and support of other Catholic women? Come and join us on Saturday mornings, 9-10:30am in Room 10, beginning this weekend. Discover the richness of reflecting on what Christ is saying to us in the Gospels and how it applies to our lives, and see God working through the actions of people today.
For more information, please contact Terri Hofmann at 480-247-6961.
Sponsored by Familia and women of Regnum Christi
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St. Gerard Circle - May Charity
May 3, 2013
Swim Suit Drive to Support UMOM
This organization is the largest homeless shelter for families in the state of Arizona. Their mission is to be a leader in breaking the cycle of homelessness. Donations can be brought to the SGC May meeting on Fri, May 3, or dropped it off in the SGC bins at the rear of the church throughout the month of May. They are especially in need of sizes for children 10 and up and adult sizes.
Visit www.umom.org for more information and to see a list of their in-kind donation needs (basic personal care items).
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May 6, 2013 (7:00p)
Remember the first time you told your children a story about Jesus or taught them how to pray to G OD? Remember that look of wonder in their eyes? Remember how amazed you felt at their wonderment in those precious moments?
If you would like to recapture that awesomeness, again, then we invite you to come with your children and take part in our Family Rosary.
Come, bring your children and, together as a family, pray the Family Rosary with us which will be held every Monday evening at 7:00pm in the church, beginning on Mon, May 6. Together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, let us begin to light the world!
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Next KofC Assembly 14 Meeting is Thu, May 23 at 7:00pm.
May 23, 2013 (7:00p)
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Jun 4, 2013 (6:00p)
Healing Masses take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. All parishioners are welcome to attend and are asked to bring a small amount of water, salt, and olive oil with them to be blessed during the Mass. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will also be offered.
The next Healing Mass will be Tue, Jun 4.
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KofC Fourth Degree Exemplification
Jun 8, 2013
Sat, Jun 8 is the Fourth Degree Exemplification, held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix. We are the host Assembly for the Exemplification and we can use a lot of help to assure everything goes smoothly.
Please contact Faithful Navigator at 480-517-4847 or email@example.com to offer your assistance.
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2013 Vacation Bible School
Jun 10, 2013 to Jun 14, 2013
Vacation Bible School will be held from Mon, Jun 10 through Fri, Jun 14 from 8:30am-12:00pm.
Please note that there will be a Special Presentation by the children on Friday from 12:00-1:00pm.
Registration runs from Mon, Mar 18 to Sat, Mar 30.REGISTRATION FORM
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Youth Ministry - Six Flags Trip
Jun 26, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
Calling all high school students....This year we are headed to Six Flags Magic Mountain for our turn-around-trip to California! Wed, Jun 26, returning Thu, Jun 27.
Cost: $90.00 includes transportation and all day park admittance. Space is limited, so be sure to hold your spot with a $40.00 deposit. Check the parish website or stop by the C.E. Office for permission forms.
Contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Altar Server Training
Aug 3, 2013 (9:30a - 12:30p)
Altar Serving is a wonderful ministry for Corpus Christi youth to participate in the Mass in a special way. Training for new Altar Servers will be held this summer on the following dates:
Sat, Aug 3, 10, & 17
Prospective servers MUST attend ALL THREE sessions. Children must be at least be entering the 4th Grade in the Fall of 2013 and have received their sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation to serve.
Please contact Chris Donahue to register your child in one of the two sessions: 480-759-6728 or email email@example.com.
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