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Pastor's Welcome

Whether you are one of our parishioners or a visitor to our Web Page, we are glad that you are interested in finding out more about us.  As you view our information, we hope that you will get a sense that our Corpus Christi community is very much alive in the Lord.  It may be from our parish history you read, a description of our various ministries and outreach programs, or any of the other information included herein that hopefully will give you a good sense of WHO we are as a Catholic Christian community. Please know that you are ALWAYS welcome to worship with us. Should you need further information, do not hesitate to call upon us!

God's Blessings!

Fr. Jim Meade
Pastor 
 

 

Welcome Center

If you are interested in joining our parish, registration is one part of the process; for your convenience, follow this link: REGISTRATION FORM. Please return the completed form to the office or you may place it in the collection basket any Sunday.

We are here to care for your pastoral needs as well; this link PASTORAL CARE will provide additional information about Anointing of the Sick, Visiting and taking Eucharist to the homebound and more. . .

There are different media by which we communicate with our parishioners. COMMUNICATION will take you to our bulletin, newsletter, and other media.

Our history may not be long but it is vibrant. This HISTORY link will take you from root to flower.
Please Take Note . . .

Mass Schedule for Christmas and New Years . . .
Dec. 24th Mass 3:00 & 5:00 pm; Mass at Midnight preceded by carols an 11:30 pm; Dec 25th Mass 9:30 am; Dec 31st Mass 5:00 pm; Jan. 1st Mass 9:30 am

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"Bringing Home the Word" 
. . . Reflections on Sacred Scripture for Sunday: click on the date - 

Dec 7 † Dec 14 † Dec 21  Dec 28
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Shopping Cent$ . . . Gift cards are a good value for whatever your need.  Home repair, dining out, gifts, groceries, etc. They are available after Mass on all weekends except the first weekend of the month. The Order Form is available online or in the Gathering Space after Mass. Remember they help our parish school St. John the Baptist, without extra cost to you.

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Family Advent Event . . . Save the date! See attached for details.

Bible Study
   —with Deacon Larry Day

The Winter Bible Study begins Tuesday, Jan. 13 and will continue on Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and Feb. 24, and perhaps into March. Sessions will take place in the Francis Hall which is handicapped accessible. We will be exploring the "Book of Proverbs," continuing with the Wisdom literature. Anyone who has an interest in the Bible is welcome and encouraged to attend. BRING YOUR BIBLE! Invite a friend to join us.  All are welcome!!
Five Year Plan Vision Statement

To be a vibrant, Catholic, Christian, family community who...

  • In the spirit of justice, welcomes, accepts, ministers to and serves all.
  • Trusts in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and acts on it.
  • Empowers our members to assume the responsibility to enhance worship, prayer and service.
  • Prays and praises together with confidence and energy.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Corpus Christi Community is the mission of the Church, which is that of Jesus Himself—to bring about God’s Kingdom.  We do this by proclaiming and teaching God’s word, celebrating the sacred mysteries, and serving people in their need. Thus our three basic ministries are 

WORD, WORSHIP and SERVICE.

Catholic Links
Saint of the Day
a feature of Franciscan Media
 Peter Claver: A native of Spain, young Jesuit Peter Claver left his homeland forever in 1610 to be a missionary in the colonies of the New World. He sailed into Cartagena (now in Colombia), a rich port city washed by the Caribbean. He was ordained there in 1615. <p>By this time the slave trade had been established in the Americas for nearly 100 years, and Cartagena was a chief center for it. Ten thousand slaves poured into the port each year after crossing the Atlantic from West Africa under conditions so foul and inhuman that an estimated one-third of the passengers died in transit. Although the practice of slave-trading was condemned by Pope Paul III and later labeled 'supreme villainy' by Pius IX, it continued to flourish. </p><p>Peter Claver's predecessor, Jesuit Father Alfonso de Sandoval, had devoted himself to the service of the slaves for 40 years before Claver arrived to continue his work, declaring himself 'the slave of the Negroes forever.' </p><p>As soon as a slave ship entered the port, Peter Claver moved into its infested hold to minister to the ill-treated and exhausted passengers. After the slaves were herded out of the ship like chained animals and shut up in nearby yards to be gazed at by the crowds, Claver plunged in among them with medicines, food, bread, brandy, lemons and tobacco. With the help of interpreters he gave basic instructions and assured his brothers and sisters of their human dignity and God's saving love. During the 40 years of his ministry, Claver instructed and baptized an estimated 300,000 slaves. </p><p>His apostolate extended beyond his care for slaves. He became a moral force, indeed, the apostle of Cartagena. He preached in the city square, gave missions to sailors and traders as well as country missions, during which he avoided, when possible, the hospitality of the planters and owners and lodged in the slave quarters instead. </p><p>After four years of sickness which forced the saint to remain inactive and largely neglected, he died on September 8, 1654. The city magistrates, who had previously frowned at his solicitude for the black outcasts, ordered that he should be buried at public expense and with great pomp. </p><p>He was canonized in 1888, and Pope Leo XIII declared him the worldwide patron of missionary work among black slaves.</p>
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