Ministries & Activities

Below are four categories of ministries and or activities of the parish. Placing your pointer on any one of them will open that listing as it appears in the parish Guidebook. There is a brief description of the ministry or activity, any requirements for training and the telephone of the person or office to contact if you are interested or have questions.

Spiritual Life & Worship

Faith Formation

Outreach Ministries

Parish Life

Outreach Ministries

Bereavement Ministry: The Bereavement Ministry assists the family of the deceased in several areas: planning a meaningful & appropriate funeral liturgy, planning & preparing for a funeral lunch, All Soul’s Day liturgy (early November) and special correspondence throughout the year. Volunteers serve in the various facets of this important parish ministry. Contact: Sally Hudson (825-5974) or Mary Lou Hartman (741-8742).

Blood Drive: The parish, in conjunction with the Hoxworth Blood Center, conducts a blood drive twice each year, in March and August. The donation site is at Corpus Christi, so it is convenient and you are in the company of fellow parishioners.  Your donation of blood is an opportunity to share a gift of love and life.  Contact Deacon John Corson or Sylvia Corson (825-0618).

Fair Trade: Through the sale of coffee, tea, chocolate and nuts, Corpus Christi Parish is helps people around the world. First, all profits are designated for the Jamaican Outreach Missions effort. Second, every time any Fair Trade product is purchased, it is with the knowledge that the farmer, grower or laborer is receiving fair compensation for his/her work. By cutting out the middleman and selling directly to the Fair Trade Organization, workers throughout the world receive fair wages as well as medical benefits for themselves and their families. Fair Trade products are sold the first weekend of every month after each Mass and are available throughout the month by calling the parish office. Contact: Deacon Larry Day (825-0618).

Food Pantry: The Food Pantry has many facets: it provides groceries for immediate needs; distributes turkey dinners at Thanksgiving; provides gifts and dinners at Christmas for those less fortunate in our community. Food Pantry volunteers regularly assist those in need of food and directs clients to other organizations to further assist them in their non-food needs (St. Vincent de Paul, other community organizations, etc.). Volunteers occasionally pick up food donated to the Pantry by local organizations. The success of the Food Pantry relies on the generosity of our parishioners to carry on this important parish ministry. Contact: Diane Arnold (742-2060).

Mission Outreach Commission: In response to God’s call to love our neighbor, we are a ministry that empowers our parish community to reach out to the poorest of the poor, shares knowledge about the need, provides for their physical needs and moves toward social justice through service. Corpus Christi Parish enjoys a covenant relationship with a Jamaican community through the religious community of priests and lay men dedicated to apostolic works in mission territories, participating in missionary activity through the spread of the Gospel and service of the Church. We continue our relationship with St. John Bosco Boy’s Home in Mandeville. New members are always welcome. Contact: Deacon John or Sylvia Corson (851-1188) or Paul Seibert (742-1556).

St. Vincent de Paul: In collaboration with St. John Neumann Parish, volunteers assist those who have needs other than food. Contact: Sylvia Corson (851-1188).

Tender Mercies: This ministry prepares and serves dinner to residents of Tender Mercies in downtown Cincinnati on the 1st Sunday of each month and each month that has a 5th Monday. Volunteers prepare the meals and serve them. Donations are welcome, as well as volunteer cooks and servers. Contact: Miriam Borchelt (825-3745) for Mondays and John Faig (741-4139) for Sundays.