Corpus Christi Blog

Childrens Faith Formation

08-28-2022Weekly ReflectionDr. Lenny Kelley, Director of Faith Formation

The Church has three essential functions: worship God, evangelize, and serve the poor (Bishop Robert Barron, 2020). These three essential functions are what the staff of a Catholic parish focuses on when setting up ministries. Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) first focuses on evangelization.


What is Adult Faith Formation?

08-21-2022Weekly ReflectionKaren Henz, Kino Graduate; Catechist Trainer with the Diocese of Phoenix

We are always surprised when we hear people say they are not aware of adult learning opportunities at Corpus Christi. Hopefully, this information will help you consider joining one of many options this fall.


Hail Mary

08-14-2022Weekly ReflectionJen Arnold, M.A. in Theology and Catechetics

As Catholics, there is one prayer that most of us pray more than any other prayer – the Hail Mary. In saying just one Rosary, the Hail Mary is recited 53 times. Our practice of praying this prayer causes some consternation for people who do not understand it. We are often accused of practicing “vain repetition,” which we are warned against in Matthew 6:7: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words.”


How to Encounter God at Mass

08-07-2022Weekly ReflectionMatthew Henry, Director of Music and Liturgy

Five years ago, I asked Fr. Chad if I could work for the parish full-time. For a decade prior, I was both the Music Director here and a high school teacher in the area. Working both jobs was fine for a while, but unsustainable in the long run. I needed to choose one. I prayed.