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Corpus Christi

2015 CENSUS

Participate Now!

How is God calling you to grow in holiness this Lent?

from Fr. Chad King on February 22, 2015

So here we are already—the first Sunday of Lent. I hope and pray I will see you at the Parish Mission this week; it promises to help us enter into the Season of Lent seeking a renewal of heart. The purpose of Lent is to lead us to a conversion. I implore you, as I do myself, to ask God what is one thing you need to do to really grow in holiness this Lent. For some of us that will be to sacrifice—to cut out something that is an occasion of sin in our lives. For some, God might be calling us to do something more—to pray more, and/or read more Scripture. I was praying the Liturgy of the Hours, which is required of priests and encouraged for the laity to pray. (An easy way to get the Liturgy of the Hours is via the Laudate app available on smart phones.) I was inspired by the Office of Readings for February 9th and thought you might be too.

From a short discourse of St. Bonaventure:

The stream of Holy Scripture flows not from human research but from revelation by God. It springs from the Father of lights, from whom all fatherhood in heaven and on earth takes its name. From him, through his Son Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit flows into us; and through the Holy Spirit, giving, at will, different gifts to different people, comes the gift of faith, and through faith Jesus Christ has his dwelling in our hearts. This is the knowledge of Jesus Christ which is the ultimate basis of the solidity and wisdom of the whole of Holy Scripture.

From all this it follows that it is impossible for anyone to start to recognize Scripture for what it is if he does not already have faith in Christ infused into him. Christ is the lamp that illuminates the whole of Scripture: he is its gateway and its foundation. For this faith is behind all the supernatural enlightenments that we receive while we are still separated from the Lord and on our pilgrimage. It makes our foundation firm, it directs the light of the lamp, and it leads us in through the gateway. It is the standard against which the wisdom that God has given us should be measured, so that no-one should exaggerate his real importance, but everyone must judge himself soberly by the standard of the faith God has given him.

The substance and fruit of Holy Scripture is very specific: the fullness of eternal happiness. For this is what Scripture is – its words are words of eternal life, and it is written not just so that we should believe, but specially so that we should possess eternal life in which we may see, and love, and have all our desires fulfilled. When they are fulfilled, then we shall know the superabundant love that comes from knowledge, and so we shall be filled with all the fullness of God. God's Scripture tries to lead us to this fullness, and to the truth of the preaching of the apostles. It is to this end, with this intention, that we should study Holy Scripture, and teach it, and hear it.

If we are to follow the direct path of Scripture and come straight to the final destination, then right from the beginning—when simple faith starts to draw us towards the light of the Father—our hearts should kneel down and ask the Father to give us, through his Son and the Holy Spirit, true knowledge of Jesus and of his love. Once we know him and love him like this, we shall be made firm in faith and deeply rooted in love, and we can know the breadth, length, depth and height of Holy Scripture. That news can then lead us to the full knowledge and overwhelming love of the most holy Trinity. The desires of the saints draw them towards the Trinity, in which all that is good and true is and finds its completion.

2015 CDA Video English

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Grief Support

Corpus Christi offers a grief support program run by Deacon Phil & Sue Simeone. The program is open to everyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. 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 pleased to be able to offer two more sessions, which will each meet for four weeks in the Parish Office Library:

Mondays:
Group 1
: Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16
Group 2
: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30
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 you would like to attend.

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The Cinderella Affair 2015

The Cinderella Affair is here to make attending prom affordable for all Phoenix-area high school Junior and Senior students. The program was founded in 2002 to assist girls by collecting and distributing gently-used formalwear. High school Junior and Senior girls are invited to attend a boutique in the Spring where they shop for a dress and accessories free of charge.

We will be collecting gently used prom dresses, evening bags/clutches, wraps and costume jewelry from Feb 1-28.

For more information, please visit cinderellaaffair.org.

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Help Wanted: VBS Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers for Vacation Bible School, which takes place the week of Jun 8-12. The class sizes are limited, but if you are willing to help out, we can guarantee a spot for your child. We need help in the following classrooms listed below (both lead and assistant teachers). You do not have to have a teaching background. We provide you with a book & materials which guide you through each day–and we are always happy to help answer questions. We also are in need of two volunteers to head up the music part of VBS. The songs with their motions are provided to you on a CD. This is a great opportunity to get together with some friends and have a great time! Thank you so much for helping us out!

Kindergarten – 2 lead teachers & 2 assistants
1st Grade – 2 leads & 2 assistants
2nd Grade– 2 leads & 2 assistants
3rd Grade– 2 leads & 2 assistants
4th Grade – 2 leads & 2 assistants
5th Grade – 1 lead & 1 assistant
Music – 2 adults (will be working with teen dancers)
6th Grade Service Leader – Service projects are already planned. The leader will be organizing rides.

***Teens—this is a great way to earn your service for school. All teens can either work in either a classroom with an adult leader or helping with crafts or in the nursery.

Also VBS ART WEEK
Tue, Jun 2-Thu, Jun 4, 10:00am-2:00pm
Must be in Jr. High or High School to help out. More information forthcoming!

Call the Catholic Education Office or Denise Halloran at 480-893-1160.

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Fridays during Lent

Meatless Meals
5:00-6:00pm in the Parish Center

Stations of the Cross followed by 30 minutes of Adoration & Benediction
6:00pm in the Church

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40 Days for Life

The 2015 Spring 40 Days for Life Campaign takes place Wed, Feb 18-Sun, Mar 29.

Corpus Christi parishioners will be praying the Life Rosary outside of the Chandler Planned Parenthood facility, located on the NW corner of Galveston & Alma School, on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00am and Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00am. We are called to protect the sanctity of life.

Please join us as we stand up for the unborn and pray for the end of all abortions. You can get more information about the Camping at www.40daysforlife.com/chandler.

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Permanent Diaconate Inquiry Evenings

Feb 28, 2015

Interested in becoming a Deacon? Do you feel a call to be a Servant Leader? Are you curious what being a Deacon is all about? The Office of the Diaconate for the Diocese of Phoenix invites you to an Inquiry/Information Session.

Sat, Feb 28 at Immaculate Conception, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd, Cottonwood
9:00am-12:00pm

Please join us for a me of prayer, discernment and sharing as we explore the call to the Ministry of the Diaconate. Anyone interested in learning more about the ordained ministry of a Permanent Deacon is invited to attend.

RSVP to Deacon Al Homiski, Assistant Director of Formation and Recruitment, 602-657-2496, ahomiski@diocesephoenix.org.

For more informatin on the Permanent Diaconate, visit diocesephoenix.org/diaconate-office.php.

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Women's Sodality: Rosary & Bake & Craft Sale

Mar 4, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary at 6:00pm (Church) followed by a Bake & Craft Sale (Parish Center).

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Thursday Night Adult Faith Formation

Mar 5, 2015

Jewish Roots of Christ’s Death and Resurrection

Please bring your Bible to these presentations and handouts will be provided.

Thu, Mar 5 - Tamid, Sabbath
Thu, Mar 12 - First Fruits, Bread of Presence, Yom Kippur
Thu, Mar 19 - Passover

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Knights of Columbus Council 10062 Meeting

Mar 5, 2015 (7:00p)

in Rooms 5 & 6

All members of the Knights of Columbus are encouraged to partake in this opportunity to enhance the quality of life in our parish and community.

Our principle of Charity compels to share our time and talent; our principles of Fraternity and Unity facilitate the bonding and camaraderie that results from our concerted efforts to do the work of Christ’s disciples.

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Membership Meeting

Mar 6, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

in Parish Center

Featured Speaker: Mark Hart, National Catholic Radio Host

Mark Hart serves as Executive Vice President for Life Teen International. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a twenty-year veteran of youth ministry, Mark is a best-selling and award-winning author and co-author of over a dozen books and one of the most sought-after speakers serving in the Catholic Church today.

Mark hosts his own weekly satellite radio show, “Fired Up!” for The Catholic Channel, Sirius XM 129 and is a Research Fellow for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Additionally, his weekly audio podcast (Sunday, Sunday, Sunday) and HD video spots (Beyond Words) are helping youth groups, families and classrooms in over two dozen countries enter more deeply into the Sunday Mass readings.

Mark’s humor and his passion for Scripture are helping hundreds of thousands of Catholics, young and old, begin to read and study the Bible in engaging and relevant ways.

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First Way Pregnancy Center hosts Pro-Life Speaker Abby Johnson

Mar 7, 2015 (10:30a - 12:30p)

at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 2654 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert 85295

Join us for this two hour event. Abby will be sharing her experience as well as hosting a time of question and answer. All questions must be submitted for consideration by Sun, Mar 1 to event@1stway.net.

Tickets are available for $7.00 through www.1stway.net.

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First Saturday Rosary Hike

Mar 7, 2015

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.

Next Hike: Sat, Mar 7
Begin with 8:15 Mass at Corpus Christi. Finish hike along Warpaint Trailhead by 11:00am

For people of all ages (7-70+). Bring a Rosary, water & a light snack.

For addional information, contact Pete Hofmann, 602-531-7487 or pjh@hofmann84.com.

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6th Annual Nun Run

Mar 7, 2015

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Tonopah, AZ invite you to save the date for the 2015 Nun Run.

A 10K,run, 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk
in Tempe AZ

For more information visit www.desertnunrun.com or email nunrun@desertnuns.com.

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Diocese of Phoenix Men's Conference: Freedom - Men for All Season

Mar 21, 2015 (9:00a - 5:30p)

at Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix

Speakers include:
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares
Dr. Peter Kreeft, Author and Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
Tom Peterson, President & Founder: CatholicsComeHome.org and VirtueMedia.org
Fr. John Parks, Priest for the Diocese of Phoenix

Tickets now available!
Cost: Individual $56.50
$46.50 when 10 tickets are purchased at one time
Students (with student ID): $33.50

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Women's Sodality: Rosary & Meeting

Apr 8, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary in the Church at 6:00pm followed by Monthly Meeting in the Parish Center at 6:30pm.

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Membership Meeting

Apr 10, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

in Parish Center

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Women's Sodality: Mom & Daughter Tea

Apr 18, 2015 (11:00a - 2:00p)

at the Four Points by Sheraton

Great music & gifts. Dress up with hats & gloves. Surprises for the daughters! Get a table of friends together and join us for a great time!

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St. Gerard Circle: End of the Year Rosary, Brunch, and Silent Auction

May 1, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

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