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Formed in the Faith
from Fr. Chad King on September 21, 2014
Catholic Education has started!!! I am excited to get to know everyone involved with the formation of our children, youth, and RCIA, and to help in any way I can. I want to talk (write) to the Catechists of our children and youth, and by that, I mean all the Parents!!!! Hopefully you know that the Church teaches that the parents are the primary catechists of their children. At every Baptism, the children are baptized in the faith of the parents, and the parents are given the responsibility to teach and raise the children in the faith. The local Church (Corpus Christi) is to support the catechesis that hopefully is being done in the Domestic Church, in each home of every family of faith. We cannot form your children without your involvement and witness. It is necessary that you parents are living your faith, with your family. What living your faith means at minimum is receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist regularly (Confession once a month, Eucharist every week). But it also means that you share your love for God and His Church, share to your children why prayer and your relationship with Jesus Christ is so important and vital for you. By sharing how relevant God is in your life, hopefully that will show how relevant He is in their lives. It is essential that you are teaching your children to pray, that you pray as a family. I know that individuals and families are so busy, but keeping our relationship with God a known priority is important. Growing in our faith takes a lifetime, it doesn't stop at a certain age; so let us all dive into the depths of God's love forever.
I hope you'll take advantage of the Adult Faith Formation I'll lead on Thursdays, or at the same time that your children are being formed in his or her Catholic Education program.
Last Tuesday, there was a funeral for Paulette Arnold—I was inspired by her, hopefully you will be too. I received permission to share with you what her oldest son said during the eulogy at the Wake/Visitation before the funeral. "What really made my mom tick, what defined her person— Paulette was an EVANGELIST! Her love for the external beauty was rooted in a deeper love of eternal beauty which is God Himself. She had a spiritual conversion in her youth when she encountered the intimate love and beauty of God. And she shared it, talked about it, and never stopped, she never gave up on seeking the salvation of others. My Mom did the work of an evangelist as the Apostle Paul told us in 2 Timothy 4. Everyone in this room, her husband who was not Catholic when they met, certainly us 4 sons, were her primary evangelistic project, and now that love for God is being passed to her grandchildren. In her last days, as her condition turned for the worse a few months ago, she got this picture of Jesus and the Sacred Heart. Through it her conversion was renewed. Whenever there was some question or issue regarding her illness, my mom would say, "Jesus I trust in you, not my will but yours be done!" And because she knew she was on death's doorstep, she focused on the essentials of life and doubled her efforts to tell everyone about who Jesus is and why we should seek his salvation. She evangelized to the nurses, the orderlies, visitors, and continued to evangelize us, her family. Paulette didn't just succumb to death, she prepared for it through prayer and repentance, and she embraced it when the time had come. She conquered through death and let her Lord conquer it for her."
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
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Help Wanted: Pastoral Council Members
Fr. Chad is 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.
If you would like to be considered, please write a letter or email (at least a paragraph) introducing yourself to Fr. Chad, what ministries/organizations you have been involved with in the parish, and why you think you would like to serve in this capacity.
[ Help Wanted ]
Coffee Break Women's Ministry
Sep 17, 2014
Join us as we study: The Gospel According to Luke Marked by the compassion of Jesus, the Gospel stories of Luke demonstrate the universal nature of Jesus' mission. Luke's focus on God's faithfulness will encourage you to trust.
Luke tells the story of Jesus of Nazareth as a mighty prophet and Savior of the world in fulfillment of Old Testament expectations. Luke also emphasizes Jesus as a person dedicated to prayer. He begins with Jesus' virginal conception and birth, and follows Jesus through his public ministry to his passion, death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven—all under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Luke is one of the synoptic gospels, along with Matthew and Mark.
Welcome Registration and
Wed, Sep 17, 9:15-11:30am in
Book Fee: $15.00
Study is 12 sessions
Child care is provided FREE of charge! Pre-registration for childcare is required.
Pre-register for your books and/or childcare by contacting either Loraine Pellegrino at CoffeBreakMin@aol.com or the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160.
Included in all Little Rock Scripture Studies:
- Daily Personal Study—daily readings & reflection questions.
- Weekly Small Group Meetings—opportunity to share reflections about how God's Word is speaking to you and affecting your daily life.
- A Wrap-Up Lecture—a 15-20 min. summary of the lesson intended to clarify and further develop the themes of the week.
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Sep 17, 2014
All children in 1st - 5th grades are invited to join the Children’s Choir and be part of a fun and rewarding experience!
Children’s Choir rehearsals take place EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY beginning Wed, Sep 17 in the Church from 4:00-4:45pm. Under the direction of Matthew Henry, the Children’s Choir will sing at all the Family Masses, as well as at the Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve and other times throughout the liturgical year.
If you have any questions, please call 480-893-1160.
[ Children's Choir ]
St. Gerard Circle: New Member Social
Sep 24, 2014
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40 Days for Life Fall Campaign
Sep 24, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014
Take a stand for life! The 40 Days for Life campaign is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point-program: 1) 40 days of prayer and fasting, 2) 40 days of peaceful vigil, and 3) 40 days of community outreach.
The 2014 Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign
takes place Sep 24-Nov 2, from
Corpus Christi parishioners will be praying the rosary outside of the Chandler Planned Parenthood facility, located on the NW corner of Galveston & Alma School, on Saturday mornings 9:00-11:00am and Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00am.
Please prayerfully consider joining us as we pray for the end of all abortions and stand up for the unborn. You can get more information about the Campaign at www.40daysforlife.com/chandler.
[ Respect Life ]
Tootsie Roll Drive
Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
On the weekend of Sep 26-28, we will be collecting money that supports Special Olympics and Down Syndrome Network of Arizona. We will be at local Fry’s stores and JC Penney. Please stop by to say hi and donate to help out these worthy causes!
If you have children or teenagers that need service hours, please contact us. We have openings in 2 hour increments to help collect money.
Please contact Tom Kato at email@example.com for more information.
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Trails End Popcorn Sale
Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 278 will be selling Trails End popcorn after all Masses Sep 27/28 in order to raise funds to support the local Scouts, their Troop and District. Corpus Christi is the sponsoring organization for Troop 278 and it would be greatly appreciated if parishioners would be able to help support the troop’s fundraising activities. Over 70% of the sales price remains here locally, to support scouting activities.
There are a number of ready to eat and microwavable popcorn products for sale.
Please help support Troop 278 by buying or donating to their efforts. Thank you!
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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.
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Liturgical Ministers Meeting with Fr. Chad
Sep 29, 2014 (6:30p)
Fr. Chad is requesting that all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Commentators, and Ushers attend a discussion meeting next Mon, Sep 29 at 6:30pm in the Church.
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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Meeting
Oct 3, 2014 (9:00a - 11:30a)
in the Parish Center
We are excited to welcome Melanie Pritchard as our Featured Speaker.
Melanie Pritchard has a Master’s Degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction and is the Founder of Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Formation Program (www.verabella.org) and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Life and Love (www.fflal.org). She speaks nationwide to Catholic audiences about modesty, chastity, dignity of life issues, and marriage. In 2010, The Catholic Physicians Guild of Phoenix honored her with the “Evangelium Vitae Award.” She is a featured author in the book I Choose God, and has written her own book called, The Day I Died about her survival after suffering an amniotic fluid embolism.
All Catholic mothers are welcome!
A goodwill donation is requested from all non-SGC members to attend and will be given to Mrs. Pritchard for her time and inspiration.
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Family Mass & Potluck/St. Francis Festival
Oct 4, 2014 (5:30p)
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First Saturday Rosary Hike
Oct 4, 2014 (8:15a)
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, Oct 4 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 ]
Annual Car & Bike Show
Oct 18, 2014 (10:00a - 2:00p)
in the Far North Parking Lot
Event is open to the Public. Bring the whole family!
There will be music, food, drinks, and raffles.
To register your car or bike in the show, please contact Dennis Sullivan at email@example.com.
The Knights of Columbus Global Wheelchair Mission and the Just for Vets Foundation will be the major beneficiaries.
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Oct 25, 2014 (5:00p - 9:00p)
Save the date!!
Food * Fun * Games * Music * Trunk or Treat * Basket Raffle * 50/50
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Texas Hold’ Em Poker
Nov 1, 2014 (6:00p)
The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor.
Money raised will support the education of our seminarians.
Complimentary snacks & soda!
$2 beer & wine!
Prizes for the top 3 finishers.
Contact event chair John Gavin at JandSGavin@cox.net or 602-670-3455 if you have any questions.
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