Corpus Christi Blog

No One is Beyond God's Saving Grace

12-25-2016Weekly ReflectionMatthew Henry

Merry Christmas everyone! What a joyous celebration this is, that out of love for us, our God would choose to enter into time, enter into our lives to save us. I pray that the Lord will truly enter deeply into your hearts this Christmas season. A couple of Sundays ago, Matthew Henry, our music director, shared what the Lord has been doing in his heart through our Discovering Christ and ChristLife series. So many were inspired that I wanted to share it here with both our visitors and our parishioners. Discovering Christ is a great way to begin to let Christ deeper into our hearts and lives. ~ Fr. Chad


What it means to receive Christ

12-18-2016HomiliesFr. Chad King

On this final preparation for the coming of Christ, each of our readings speak to us about what it really means to receive Christ into us. Let us look at each of our readings and be inspired and convicted to fully receive Christ into us.


Workings of God from the Parish Mission

12-18-2016Weekly ReflectionFr. Chad King

For those of you who were not able to attend the Parish Mission earlier this month, I wanted to highlight some key points and share with you some of the fruit from it.

Deacon Keith Strohm, who also presented last year's Advent Mission, came with a friend of his, Kristin Bird, a young lay-woman who is the director of Burning Hearts Disciples. Even though it was called a Mission, it was more of a retreat, as everyone had an opportunity to truly encounter the Holy Spirit and receive healing from our Lord.


She who believed by faith, conceived by faith

12-11-2016Weekly ReflectionSaint Augustine

Stretching out his hand over his disciples, the Lord Christ declared: Here are my mother and my brothers; anyone who does the will of my Father who sent me is my brother and sister and my mother. I would urge you to ponder these words. Did the Virgin Mary, who believed by faith and conceived by faith, who was the chosen one from whom our Savior was born among men, who was created by Christ before Christ was created in her—did she not do the will of the Father? Indeed the blessed Mary certainly did the Father's will, and so it was for her a greater thing to have been Christ's disciple than to have been his mother, and she was more blessed in her discipleship than in her motherhood. Hers was the happiness of first bearing in her womb him whom she would obey as her master.


Letting Jesus Loose in Us

12-11-2016HomiliesFr. Chad King

We celebrate the 3rd Sun of Advent, just two weeks til Christmas. Are you wanting, are you ready for the coming of Jesus? Indeed for us human beings, it is easy for us to get so busy in this season that before we know it Christmas is here, and we have hardly prepared. Have you taken time to pray and reflect on what it means for Jesus to come? Are you ready and wanting Him to come, with all your heart? It is easy to kind of go through the motions in Advent and Christmas- something we have probably done many times over the years- and so we can kind of know what to expect.


The Season of Advent

12-04-2016Weekly ReflectionSaint Charles Borromeo

Beloved, now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace and reconciliation: the great season of Advent. This is the time eagerly awaited by the patriarchs and prophets, the time that holy Simeon rejoiced at last to see. This is the season that the Church has always celebrated with special solemnity. We too should always observe it with faith and love, offering praise and thanksgiving to the Father for the mercy and love he has shown us in this mystery. In his infinite love for us, though we were sinners, he sent his only Son to free us from the tyranny of Satan, to summon us to heaven, to welcome us into its innermost recesses, to show us truth itself, to train us in right conduct, to plant within us the seeds of virtue, to enrich us with the treasures of his grace, and to make us children of God and heirs of eternal life.