Sunday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (Closed from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
Pastoral Council Openings
from Fr. Chad King on August 31, 2014
I, along with the current President, Reid Pixler, are currently looking for FOUR new parishioners to serve on the Pastoral Council. The Pastoral Council at Corpus Christi consists of seven voting members (excluding clergy and staff) of the lay faithful who are active parishioners. The council helps to promote communication, understanding, and resolution among Parish ministries/ organizations and parishioners. The council meets with the Pastor about once a month to help discuss, prayerfully discern, and advise me on various topics or issues regarding the parish. I would like the members to be of various ages and areas of involvement, but still have a well-rounded knowledge of the parish as a whole.
I would like to publicly thank George Gonzalez, Bob Holsinger, George Notarpole, and Rose Meger for serving on the Council for well over six years each. I know they had advised Fr. Hoorman tremendously over the years and have helped to make Corpus Christi what it is today. They have also been a great help and support to me in my first couple of months. Feel free to contact them, or contact one of the current members—Reid Pixler, Dee Gordon, or Rob Abeln—if you would like. I know they would be happy to share with you how thankful they have been to be a part of this ministry.
If you would like to be considered, please write a letter or email (at least a paragraph) introducing yourself to me, what ministries/organizations you have been involved with in the parish, and why you think you would like to serve in this capacity. I would also like to meet you, to at least put a face to the name. In addition, myself or the President, Reid Pixler, might ask you to come to a Pastoral Council meeting to meet the other members and have a better understanding of what is required. If selected, the terms will range from one to three years, but could be renewed.
Help Wanted: Volunteers to provide dinner for our priests
Volunteers are needed for this new ministry to provide dinners for our two priests, Fr. Chad & Fr. Raphael, on Mondays and Thursdays.
Volunteers can call the Parish Office at 480-893-8770 to sign-up, either to bring a meal once or on a regular basis. Meals should be enough for two adults and prepared in disposable containers (please, NO fish).
Meals should be brought to the Parish Office after 2:00pm and no later than 5:30pm.
Thank you for supporting our priests with this service of hospitality.
[ Meals for Priests ]
Schedule of Faith Formation Class Start Dates
Elementary (Grades K-5): Tue, Sep 9 & Wed, Sep 10
Junior High & High School: Sun, Sep 14
Special Education: Mon, Sep 29
Atrium (ages 3-5): Tue, Oct 14 & Wed, Oct 15
[ Faith Formation ]
Sep 2, 2014 (6:00p)
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.
Upcoming healing Masses:
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RCIA Inquiry Sessions begin Tue, Sep 2
Sep 2, 2014
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which adults are instructed in the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and then received fully into the Church with the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
The first session this year is Tue, Sep 2 from 7:00-8:45pm in the Parish Center. Classes will continue to meet subsequent Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.
Principal participants are those who are not baptized, those who have been baptized other than Catholic, and baptized Catholics who have not been confirmed, as well as the sponsors for each participant. Sponsors are adults who have been confirmed and are practicing Catholics.
For more information, please call the Parish Office at 480-893-8770.
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Women's Sodality Meeting
Sep 3, 2014 (6:00p)
We would like to invite all women of the parish to join us and contribute to what we do. Fresh minds and ideas are always welcomed.
Our first meeting will be on Wed, Sep 3, beginning with Mass at 6:00pm in the Church, followed by our meeting in the Parish Center at 6:30pm.
A light supper and refreshments will be served. Entertainment will be provided by parishioners Steven & Jessica Romero.
Some of our past events and accomplishments include: selling lilies & poinsettias, donating to St. Gerard Circle’s Easter basket drive, supporting our seminarians, providing pottery for the church, sponsoring a family at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and hosting Fr. Kevin Grimditch’s reception after his first Mass of Thanksgiving.
[ Women's Sodality ]
St. Gerard Circle: Mass for Expectant Mothers and General meeting
Sep 5, 2014 (9:00a)
It is a Saint Gerard Circle tradition to begin our year by celebrating Mass together and calling on St. Gerard Mejella to watch over our expectant mothers. Please join us. All expectant mothers are welcome.
Mass will be followed by a general business meeting and a presentation from Fr. Chad.
** Free Childcare is provided for members. **
[ St. Gerard Circle ]
St. Gerard Circle: Book Club Gathering
Sep 5, 2014 (7:30p)
Time for God by Jacques Philippe
For more information on St. Gerard Circle or to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at: saintgerardcircle.com
Check out our Facebook page at: SGC-PHX
[ St. Gerard Circle ]
Family Rosary Hike
Sep 6, 2014 (8:15a - 11:00a)
Join other Parishioners for a Rosary Hike on South Mountain on the First Saturday of every month! Fr. Rafael will give a short reflection along the way and will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
When: Sat, Sep 6 - Begin with 8:15am Mass. Finish hike by 11:00am.
Where: Mass at Corpus Christi. Hike along Warpaint trailhead.
Who: People of all ages (7-70+)
What to bring: Rosary, water & a light snack
For additional information, contact Pete Hofmann, 602-531-7487 or email@example.com.
[ First Saturday ]
Catholics in the Public Square
Sep 6, 2014 (8:00a)
at the Diocesan Pastoral Center
Bishop Olmsted would like to invite everyone to join him for the "Catholics in the Public Square" event being held on Sat, Sep 6 at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. The event begins with 8:00am Mass at St. Mary's Basilica and will end at 12:00pm. The Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring this event, which is entirely free, includes breakfast, and features prominent national Catholic speakers.
RSVP to 602-568-5286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[ Around the Diocese ]
"Encounter with Christ" starts Sat, Sep 6
Sep 6, 2014 (9:00a - 10:30a)
Have you had a desire to grow closer to God, but not sure how to do it? Do you know how to “pray with Scripture” (Lectio Divina)? Would you enjoy the friendship and support of other Catholics?
Come and join us on Saturday mornings, 9:00-10:30am in the church cry room. Discover the richness of Lectio Divina, reflecting on what Christ is saying to us in the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel and how it applies to our lives today.
For more information please contact Terri Hofmann at 480-247-6961.
[ Lectio Divina ]
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Sep 7, 2014
On Sun, Sep 7, our the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast will take place after the 7:00am, 8:30am, and 10:30am masses.
For only $5 per adult and $3 per child, the price is unmatched to any other breakfast in town!
[ Knights of Columbus ]
C.E. Elementary Parent Meeting with Fr. Chad
Sep 8, 2014 (6:30p)
in the Parish Center
As we begin our new year of Elementary Catholic Education, we are requesting all Elementary families attend this meeting in order to not only meet the catechists, but especially to have an opportunity to speak to Fr. Chad as well.
Classes will then begin on Tue, Sep 9 and Wed, Sep 10 at the regularly scheduled times.
We look forward to seeing you on Mon, Sep 8. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the C.E. Office at 480-893-1160.
[ Catholic Education ]
"Called to Protect" Safe Environment Foundation Classes for NEW Volunteers
Sep 10, 2014 to Sep 11, 2014
You must attend one of the following Safe
Environment Training Foundational Classes:
Wed, Sep 10 at 10:00am
Thu, Sep 11 at 6:00pm
inRooms 7 & 8
It you are a returning volunteer, please complete your Online Renewal session if you have not already done so at www.safeenvironmenttraining.org.
[ Called to Protect ]
Annual Joe Hasulak Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Sep 13, 2014 (7:30a)
Our annual Joe Hasulak Memorial Charity Golf Tournament will be taking place on Sat, Sep 13. It will be hosted at the prestigious Whirlwind Golf Club. This will be a four person scramble with a 7:30am Shotgun start.
Over the last 20 years, over $100,000 has been donated to charity from the proceeds of this tournament! This year's charities will be Maggie's Place and St. Mary's Food Bank. As with last years' tournament, we will be hosting the Wounded Warriors to come and play with us!
We are looking for sponsors and golfers! There are multiple levels of sponsorship available which also includes sponsoring a Wounded Warrior to play.
The best rate is to sign up as a foursome, but you also can sign up as a single!
To find out more information, please contact Chuck Fraas at email@example.com.
[ Knights of Columbus ]
Sep 29, 2014 (6:30p - 8:30p)
Corpus Christi offers a grief support program open to everyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. That includes all of us. This is a safe environment where people listen without judgment when expressing your sadness. Expressing experienced grief helps to heal oneself in a positive way.
Give yourself permission to grieve. God gave us tears. The tears to help us heal.
We are please to be able to offer three separate sessions, each of which will meet for four weeks in the St. Vincent de Paul room of the Parish Center:
Session 1: Mondays, Sep 29, Oct. 6, 13, & 20 6:30-8:00pm
Session 2: Mondays, Nov 3, 10, 17, & 24 9:00-10:30am
Session 3: Mondays, Dec 1, 8, 15, & 22 6:30-8:00pm
The support we give is never more than the support we receive. You are welcome to come to any one or all of the sessions. Contact the Church Office and leave your name and phone number to sign-up for the session(s) you would like to attend.
[ Grief Support ]
7th Annual MP9K - A Race for Maggie’s Place Arizona
Oct 5, 2014
Sponsored by: Luis Gonzalez – Going Gonzo For Kids
at Arts Park at Tempe Town Lake Sun, Oct 5 at 7:23am
9K Run, 10K Run, 5K Run / Walk, 5K Stroller Push, Diaper Dash and Kids’ Dash
Join us at our 7th Annual MP9K in Tempe, AZ. Bring your friends and family to this fun, family oriented and stroller friendly event! Participants receive a custom Tech shirt and a chip timed result.
100% of the proceeds benefit Maggie’s Place.
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Arizona Rosary Celebration
Oct 12, 2014 (2:00p - 4:15p)
Plan to attend the Arizona Rosary Celebration on Sun, Oct 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center from 2:00-4:15pm. The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, will preside. Pray the Holy Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament, participate in a Blessing Procession, enjoy music, and listen to the words of keynote speaker the Very Rev. Juan-Diego Brunetta, O. P. Honor Mary under her title, The Immaculate Conception.
All Catholic schools, parishes, organizations and groups are invited to participate. Pray for the success of the Arizona Rosary Celebration.
[ Around the Diocese ]
Oct 25, 2014 (5:00p - 9:00p)
Save the date!!
Food * Fun * Games * Music * Trunk or Treat * Basket Raffle * 50/50
[ Festival ]