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Your gift to the CDA supports over 70 community and charitable organizations that assist individuals and families in need or in crisis. These organizations provide an open door to improve the lives of thousands of people across 4 Arizona counties (Mohave, Maricopa, Coconino and Yavapai). The CDA serves the needs of local communities beyond the boundaries of any one parish. As a result more people are served across communities as well as within parishes.
Through the CDA, your gift impacts the lives of many
- Every $27.50 provides a monthly bus
- Every $43 will feed a family of four for a week
- Every $75 provides an mother with a first look at her unborn baby
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Through the CDA, faith is nurtured and developed from birth through adulthood. Opportunities to live and grow our Catholic faith are available through our schools, parishes, religious education programs, Kino Institute as well as other opportunities offered throughout the Diocese. The CDA also supports the education and formation of seminarians, priests and deacons.
- Every $150 provides a scholarship to a Natural Family Planning course.
- Every $140 will provide the funding for a teenager to attend an Encounter Retreat
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The Paschal Mystery -- The Easter Mystery
from Rev. Albert Francis Hoorman on April 20, 2014
The Church uses the term PASCHAL MYSTERY particularly in regard to the liturgy because of its close connection with the very core of our Catholic Faith: Jesus' death and resurrection, made present anew in the Eucharist.
The word PASCHAL comes from the ancient Greek word Πάσχα (PASCHA), which means PASSOVER, the word for the Jewish feast of liberation, in Hebrew: חספ (PESACH). When Jesus rose from the dead, He passed over from death to life. Through Baptism, we participate in Jesus' dying and rising, His Pascha.
The PASCHAL MYSTERY is the EASTER MYSTERY. We see this connection when we compare the English word PASCHAL to the French word PÂQUES and the Spanish word PASCUA, which are translated as Easter. In fact, in almost every language, the name for this annual memorial of the Resurrection is some form of the word PASCHA. It was when Christianity was brought to the northern countries of Europe that this springtime celebration of the Resurrection received its present name from the Teutonic people for the month in which it was celebrated: ĒOSTRE in Old English and OSTER in German.
Just as the PASSOVER lamb brought freedom from death for the Hebrews in Egypt, so too does Jesus' death reconcile us with the Father and brings life to the world. The PASCHAL MYSTERY is the redemption of humanity by Jesus' life, death, and resurrection; His every action during His entire earthly existence was in perfect obedience to the will of the Father.
An Easter Greeting
May the JOY of Easter fill your heart with happiness.
May the HOPE of Easter light your path and guide you on your way.
May the PROMISE of Easter help to show God's boundless love for you.
May the BLESSINGS of Easter warm your heart at Easter and throughout the year.
Knights of Columbus Scholarship Opportunity
Applications are being accepted for the Knights of Columbus Sal Scordato Scholarships available to students who are related to active Knights of Council 10062 or Assembly 14. One or more of the $500.00 scholarships will be awarded on merit (no financial data required). These scholarships are intended to help eligible students enhance their educational experience.
Information and applications are available from Gene Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-759-7921.
The deadline for submitting applications is Sat, May 31.
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Knights of Columbus Charity Raffle Ticket Sales
Our Charity Raffle is in full swing! For just $5 a ticket, $20 for a book of 5 or $100 for 6 books of tickets, you can enter to win a Trip to Poland, Paris or Costa Rica! There are other cash prizes to win also!
The money raised from the raffle benefits the Corpus Christi Society of St. Vincent de Paul Corpus Christ Chapter!
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Holy Week 2014
Apr 13, 2014
Tue, Apr 15
Wed, Apr 16
7:00pm "The Song of the Shadows"
Holy Thursday Thu, Apr 17
7:00pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Center until Midnight.
Good Friday Fri, Apr 18
12:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion
3:00pm Stations of the Cross
7:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Easter Vigil Sat, Apr 19
12:00pm Blessing of Cars in North Parking Lot
1:00pm Blessing of Easter Food in Church
7:00pm Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday Sun, Apr 20
in the Church: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm
in the Parish Center: 8:30am, 10:30am
**No 5:00pm Mass
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St. Gerard Circle: Mom’s Time Out
Apr 24, 2014 (7:00p)
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Divine Mercy Sunday, Apr 27
Apr 27, 2014 (12:30p)
All are Invited to Celebrate the Feast of the Divine Mercy. Includes procession of the Blessed Sacrament & blessing of personal Divine Mercy Images and other religious articles.
Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image & Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will take place immediately following Mass.
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Final SGC Meeting of the Year
May 2, 2014 (9:00a)
in Parish Center
We will pray the Rosary together, celebrate our many accomplishments over the past year and introduce our 2014-2015 SGC Board.
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St. Gerard Circle: Spiritual Book Club
May 2, 2014 (7:30p)
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Mother's Day Cards from Maggie's Place
May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014
Maggie’s Place will be present after all masses at Corpus Christi the weekend of May 3/4 offering their annual Mother’s Day card for a suggested donation of $5. Please stop by their table after mass! Maggie’s Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for pregnant or parenting women who are alone or on the streets.
Visit www.maggiesplace.org to learn more about Maggie’s Place or to order your card online.
100% of proceeds from the Honor Your Mother cards benefit the mothers of Maggie’s Place. All expenses associated with the cards are generously underwritten.
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Women's Sodality Meeting
May 7, 2014 (6:00p)
Final Mass/Meeting of the Year
6:00pm Mass in the Church followed by our Year-End Party & Installation of New Officers in the Parish Center.
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Help Wanted: Volunteer Bakers & Helpers for Respect Life’s Annual Mother’s Day Bake Sale
May 10, 2014 to May 11, 2014
The Respect Life Ministry will be holding its annual Mother's Day Bake Sale to benefit the Hope Ultrasound Mobile Unit. This non-profit organization is committed to bringing HOPE to those facing unplanned pregnancies. Free pregnancy services and health information are provided to make informed lifeaffirming choices. Services include free pregnancy testing, free limited ultrasound scans, and free peer counseling.
Please consider volunteering your time and cooking talent to support these wonderful organization. You can drop off your baked goods before the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses over Mother's Day weekend.
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Annual Corpus Christi’s Got Talent Show
May 23, 2014 (7:30p)
in the Parish Center.
Share your special gifts with the parish. All acts welcome—young and old!
Show placement: Fri, Apr 25 at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.
Contact Bill Price with any questions at email@example.com.
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SonTreasure Island - Vacation Bible School 2014
Jun 9, 2014 to Jun 13, 2014
Who wouldn't want to explore a tropical island, with its glittering turquoise waters, warm white sands and cool ocean breezes?
Visitors to SonTreasure Island are welcomed by the scent of exotic flowers, the taste of tropical fruits and the captivating sound of island music. But this is no ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all— God's love!
At SonTreasure Island, your treasure seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God's love through the life of Jesus. Come and Join in the Fun!
We are looking for teachers for Pre-K (age 4) through 5th, grade; 6th grade service coordinator; snack people, and craft people.
Vacation Bible School will be held on Mon, Jun 9 through Fri, Jun 13 from 8:30am-12:00pm. There will be a special presentation by the children on Fri from 12:00-1:00pm.
Classes are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
$30 per child.
Families with 3/more children: $70.00.
Teachers: $15 per child
Please call Denise Halloran at 480-893-1160 for further information.
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Disneyland & California Adventure Turn-Around Trip
Jun 27, 2014
Open to all in-coming 7th-12th graders.
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