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Texas Hold 'Em

Get to know Jesus. Make a sacrifice and commit to a Holy Hour a week. Click here for open hours.
There is also a great need for Prayer Partners for all hours.

For more information and to sign-up, please call David or Fran Grattan at 480-460-4134 or email dave@theresourcelink.com.

Sunday: 1 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM
Thursday: 4 PM, 9 PM
Friday: 5 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM
Saturday: 4 PM, 8 PM

The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor!

$25 buy-in.
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.

Parish Office Hours

Sunday: 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (Closed from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
Saturday: Closed

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Corpus Christi

2015 CENSUS

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Farewell & Thank You from our Summer Seminarian, Gabriel

from Gabriel Terrill on August 2, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Corpus Christi, 

I would like to say farewell and thank you for making my time here at Corpus Christi so fruitful and encouraging for my desire to pursue the priesthood. I have learned a lot from the witness of this parish, as seen in the devotions and faith you have all shown me. This assignment has brought me closer to Christ and has strengthened my desire to follow God's will. I was blessed to meet so many of you at daily Mass, in the office, and after Sunday Masses. I enjoyed helping out with Vacation Bible School, and was encouraged to see the desire to know Christ found in the children who attended, as well as the volunteers who taught and served as witnesses to Christ's joy throughout the week. I am also grateful for having met and heard from so many of you. Your faith and devotions have truly humbled me and I feel that I have grown in my faith from getting to know this parish. This is a strong community with a fervent faith and it shows in the many ministries and (daily) Mass attendees.

It also shows in the perpetual adoration chapel, in which I was humbled to see such great devotion to prayer before the Holy Eucharist. Those of you that I have met have been charitable and welcoming to me and as a result I have felt the warmth of Christ through our encounters. I have also learned a great deal from staying in the rectory with Fr. Chad as well as Fr. Rafael and Fr. Rey. If God is calling me to become a diocesan priest, I must learn what it means to be one. This assignment has helped me further understand what it means to be a diocesan priest, as well as help me realize that there is a great diversity in the diocese, of priests, deacons, parishioners, and religious, yet we are all brought together at the Lord's table, united in Christ.

I thank you all for being so welcoming and making this summer an opportunity of growth in my formation to the priesthood. I have learned that God, above all, is calling me to be a disciple and to spread His love and His Word in whatever way He has planned for me. I see the desire for discipleship in the community of Corpus Christi and I will pray for the continued growth of the parish as we enter into the fall season. Please keep me in prayer as I continue to discern and be formed in the seminary. If you would like to contact me, you can write or e-mail me with any questions. My contact information can be found on the diocesan webpage. 

God Bless,
Gabriel Terrill

Low-Gluten Hosts are available

If you are one of the people who has Celiac disease, or who needs to receive Gluten Free hosts at Mass, we have them available. We also have a special ciborium for them so they will not touch the regular hosts. Before Mass, please tell the Mass Captain in the Sacristy that you need a Gluten Free host to be Consecrated. The priest will have this special ciborium (attached to a regular ciborium). So please make sure you sit in the section the priest distributes Communion to, and please also make yourself known to the priest before Mass so he can be aware of who you are, or simply remind him when you come to receive Holy Communion that you need the Gluten Free host.

*Previously, these hosts were referred to as gluten “free” and while the amount of gluten in them is extremely low (and necessary in order to be validly consecrated) it is important to make this clarification.

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Donations Needed: Shoes for Haiti Orphanage

Nikolaus Helfenbein is working to achieve the Eagle Scout Rank in Troop 278. His project consists of collecting new shoes for the Our Lady of Perpetual Help orphans in Jeremie, Haiti.

Please take a tag after mass which will identify theorphans name, gender, shoe size, shoe type, and shoe color. He will be building collection boxes and placing them at each exit of the Church. Please leave the shoes in the collectionboxes with the tag attached to them.

The collection boxes will be removed Mon, Aug 17.
His goal is to collect 1,500 pairs of shoes for the Orphanage.

Contact shoesforHaitiorphans@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you for your support and God bless.

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Help Wanted: Altar Guild Volunteers

We are looking for men, women and teens to help clean the church for approximately 1 hour after the 8:15am Mass on Saturday mornings. This is a great way for students to get in their service hours. You do not have to commit to each week as we have several teams that help out on a rotating basis.

Contact altarguild_ministry@corpuschristiphx.org or just show up after the 8:15am Mass on Saturday morning. Occasionally, due to functions in the church, we do our cleaning Friday afternoons.

For further information contact Doree Lynch at 480-309-0194.

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Family Rosary Ministry

Mondays, 6:00pm in the Church
**Will begin again on Mon, Sep 14

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Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Virtue Formation Program

Ladies, ever wonder what makes you truly beautiful? Join Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Virtue Formation Program to find out! Vera Bella is for any girl in grades 8-12 who desire to grow in a relationship with Christ and friendship with others. Program Director Melanie Pritchard created Vera Bella to help female teens discover authentic femininity, which is built on truth, beauty, goodness, and holiness and is accomplished through making a life-long habit of virtue.

To become a part of this unique and exciting 9 month program, register online before Fri, Aug 7 at www.VeraBella.org!

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Help Wanted: Catechists

As disciples of Christ we should be going out and spreading the Good News! As our faithfilled parishioners, would you prayerfully consider teaching our young children?

Elementary catechesis is offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school year.

NEEDS:
Tuesday: 4:30 pm – Grades 1st and 5th
Wednesday: 2:30 pm – Grades 1st, 2nd and 5th
Wednesday: 4:30 pm – Grades Kindergarten, 4th, possibly 5th

In order for all of our sessions to begin on time in September we must have catechists to teach these sessions. Your time and talents are so appreciated in passing on the Faith to the children.

Please consider giving of your time and talent to our Elementary Formation Ministry. Please call the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160.

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Attention Future Cub Scouts!

Are you the parent an elementary-school boy in 1st-5th grade who would be interested in Cub Scouts? Do you want your boys to learn to be helpful, friendly, kind, brave, and reverent? Do want your boys to have tons of fun camping, making rockets, and racing pinewood derby cars?

Join the Cub Scout Pack sponsored by our very own parish! Cub Scout Pack 278 has boys from many schools in the area, including Colina, Lomas, Horizon, and Summit. We have pack meetings at Corpus Christi on the third Monday of each month. There are also monthly den meetings which vary by grade level.

For more details, please contact Nancy Diggs at nanzdiggs@gmail.com.

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Young Adults Ministry: Game Night

Aug 7, 2015 (6:00p - 8:00p)

Are you between the ages of 18 & 35 and interested in Catholic fellowship? We are a ministry of young Catholic adults who are passionate about volunteering, participating in spiritual activities, just getting together to hang out and have fun.

Fri, Aug 7: Game Night
Dinner Gathering at Corpus Christi in classrooms 7 and 8

Contact Paul Wold at paulwold92@gmail.com or 480-862-9154.

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Marriage Enrichment: Second Saturday Summer Speaker Series

Aug 8, 2015 (4:00p)

Corpus Christi is beginning a brand new ministry for marriage enrichment! All married couples are invited to join us on the Second Saturday of August in the Parish Center immediately following the Saturday 4:00pm Vigil Mass.

Dinner will be provided, so please RSVP with the Parish Office if you plan on attending.

Come hear dynamic guest speakers and spend time in fellowship with other couples from our parish!

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A Night with the Rattlers

Aug 8, 2015

A limited number of tickets are available for Sat, Aug 8 in a suite as the Rattlers play the Portland Thunder at The Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Arena).

*Public Invited. First Come - First Served.

This is an informal, causal, fun-themed evening for anyone wanting to enjoy the fun of arena football.

Tickets are $40 each from Bill Drummey at 480-460-2721 or bdrummey35@gmail.com.

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New Youth Minister, Anthony Janus, will meet with families

Aug 9, 2015 (6:00p)

All families with students in grades 6th-12th are encouraged to attend a meeting on Sun, Aug 9 after the 5:00pm Mass, in the Parish Center.

Fr. Chad and our new Youth Minister, Anthony Janus, will be present to discuss the future direction and vision for our program. Your input and feedback are of key importance in helping our parish serve the needs of our community. We hope you can attend!

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Atrium Open House

Aug 9, 2015

Atrium is the Montessori Catechesis of the Good Shepherd environment. All interested parents of children between 3-5 years old are invited to attend after the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses in Room 6.

Come and take a tour of our Atrium and see where our youngest parishioners receive religious formation. Sessions will be available on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 4:30pm and Wednesdays at 9:30am.

If you would like any additional information, please call Denise Halloran at 480-893-1160.

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Discussion: Forming Intentional Disciples

Aug 9, 2015 (11:30a)

Please join Fr. Chad in the Parish Center at 11:30am for a discussion on Chapters 5 & 6 of Forming Intentional Disciples.

Lunch will be provided.

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Men of Faith Spirituality Group

Aug 12, 2015

How to Become a Saint
Wednesday nights 7:00pm in Rooms 5 & 6, Aug 12 through Sep 23

ur ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Father Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ in his book, Untold Blessings: Three Paths to Holiness. In it, he lays out the following three intriguing paths to holiness and shares practical approaches to enhance the journey along these paths:
1. Finding the Center
2. Knowing You’re A Sinner
3. Realizing Your Life is Not About You

Meeting Schedule
Wed, Aug 12: Introduction: The Three Paths to Holiness
Wed, Aug 19: Lesson I: Finding the Center, Part I
Wed, Aug 26: Lesson II: Finding the Center, Part II
Wed, Sep 2: Lesson III: Knowing You Are a Sinner, Part I
Wed, Sep 9: Lesson IV: Knowing You Are a Sinner, Part II
Wed, Sep 16: Lesson V: Your Life is Not About You, Part I
Wed, Sep 23: Lesson VI: Your Life is Not About You, Part II

All men are invited to join us! For more information, please visit www.men-of-faith.com.

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Knights of Columbus Council Meeting

Aug 13, 2015 (7:00p)

All members of Council 10062 are requested to attend our Council Meeting as we prepare an after-Masses Pre-Tournament Fundraiser in the courtyard the weekend of Aug 22/23.

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Young Adults Ministry: Volunteer at Maggie's Place

Aug 15, 2015 (9:00a - 11:00a)

Are you between the ages of 18 & 35 and interested in Catholic fellowship? We are a ministry of young Catholic adults who are passionate about volunteering, participating in spiritual activities, just getting together to hang out and have fun.

Sat, Aug 15: Volunteering at the Maggie's Place

Contact Paul Wold at paulwold92@gmail.com or 480-862-9154.

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Americare Catholic Hospice Training Sessions

Aug 17, 2015

Americare Catholic Hospice, the only official Catholic hospice in our Diocese, is looking for new volunteers. Are you caring and compassionate? Would you be willing to soothe a spirit, pray, hold a hand, or be a good listener for an hour or two once a week or every other week? As Catholics, one corporal work of mercy is to visit the sick and homebound. If you are interested in pursuing this ministry, please call Bobi Martinez at 480-726-7773 to learn more about how you could serve.

Our next series of training will be on the following days:
Mon, Aug 17; Tue, Aug 18; Fri, Aug 21; Mon, Aug 24 and Tue, Aug 25 from 10:00am - 1:00pm with a final class on Wed, Aug 26 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

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St. Gerard Circle: Open House

Aug 19, 2015 (6:00p - 8:00p)

SGC is a moms’ group here at Corpus Christi that’s been going strong since 1998 and we welcome all moms and moms-to-be to come and see what we are all about! Invite a friend along!

50/50 Raffle - Door Prizes
Fun - Food - Friends - Kid’s Activity Area There will be information about all of our amazing committees and what we have planned for this year!

Questions? Email SGCvp.98@gmail.com.

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Knights of Columbus Pre-Tournament Fundraiser Planning Meeting

Aug 20, 2015 (7:00p)

All members of Council 10062 are requested to attend our Pre-Tournament Fundraiser Planning Meeting as we prepare an after-Masses fundraiser in the courtyard the weekend of Aug 22/23.

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Texas Hold’ Em Poker

Aug 29, 2015 (6:00p)

The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor!

$25 buy-in.
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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Women's Sodality: Open House Meeting

Sep 2, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary at 6:00pm in the Church followed by our Open House meeting.

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23rd Annual Joe Hasulak Golf Tournament

Sep 12, 2015

The 23rd Annual Joe Hasulak Golf Tournament is to be played Sat, Sep 12 at the Whirlwind Golf Course at Wild Horse Pass. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project whose mission is to honor and empower wounded members of the US Armed Forces who fought for the freedom we all enjoy.

Our goal is to raise enough money to buy an All Terrain Track Chair to provide a Wounded Warrior the ultimate in mobility and freedom of movement. Each chair costs approximately $16,000.

Sponsors Needed!

We are seeking a “Goodie Bag Sponsor” who will be recognized with a tee box sign & greenside sign on 4 holes, your logo on a visor & Goodie Bag, plus time at the Awards Luncheon to talk about your business.
Cost: $2,500.

A Hole-in-One Sponsor gets a tee box and greenside signs on all Par 3 holes, plus time at the Awards Luncheon to talk about your business.
Cost: $1,000.

A Birdie Sponsor gets tee box or greenside sign on one hole.
Cost: $500.

Sponsor a Wounded Warrior for a round of golf.
Cost: $110.

A Sign Sponsor will be recognized at a tee box or greenside on 1 hole.
Cost: $100.

Sponsors are reminded that this tournament is hosted by K of C Charities 10062 which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your sponsorship may be tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor for clarification. For additional information regarding the golf tournament, please contact Chairman Chuck Fraas at 602-881-6952 or clfraas@aol.com.

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Celebrate Marriage event with Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Sep 12, 2015 (10:00a)

at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral

Come celebrate marriage at this annual diocesan event consisting of a beautiful Mass and luncheon. This year's speakers at the luncheon are the dynamic Trent and Laura Horn of Catholic Answers, presenting "Marriage: Joyful in the Midst of Challenges."

Mass begins at 10:00am, luncheon follows in the parish hall.

Those celebrating 25th, 40th, and 50th + jubilarian anniversaries receive a special blessing, group photo with Bishop Olmsted, and frame-worthy certificate when pre-registered. $45 per couple for luncheon. Registration required.

For registration information, call Clarissa Quiring at 602-354-2132. Or register online at www.OurCovenantofLovePHX.org.

Seating for luncheon and speakers limited. Couples of all ages welcome, as well as family members.

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