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Friday, January 30
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Saturday, January 31
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Julie Hoy Concert

Women's Study

The feminine person will be studied in conjunction with Church teaching and Sacred Scripture specific to the dignity and value of womanhood. The Blessed Virgin Mary is our exemplar and model.

FREE childcare is provided.

Fee: $35.00; includes book & study guide

Please RSVP to the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160 or email cccc-ce@qwestoffice.net

Parish Office Hours

Sunday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (Closed from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
Saturday: Closed

Corpus Christi

2015 CENSUS

Participate Now!

Gianna

from Fr. Chad King on January 25, 2015

About 5½ years ago, my niece was in a Planned Parenthood parking lot…in the womb of her birthmother. Her birthmother, a beautiful young Catholic, was facing the incredible challenge of being pregnant at 15. Although she really did not want an abortion, she felt stuck and hopeless. In the car with her were her parents, in tears. They knew abortion takes an innocent life and did not want their 15 year old daughter to go through it, but also did not want their daughter to be alone. This courageous young girl made the heroic decision to leave the parking lot… and pursue other options for her child. She chose life for her child. To make a much longer story short, my sister and her husband had the privilege to meet this young hero and six months later were able to adopt the baby girl, whom they named Gianna after St. Gianna Molla, a 20th century saint renown for her own heroic story of choosing life. And now Gianna's biological mother is a thriving college student. She stays in contact with Gianna frequently, as does her extended family. This young woman now confidently says that her decision to give birth to Gianna was the best thing that ever happened in her life.

My niece, is full of joy, loves big, and has an intimate relationship with our Lord. Not only is she a light to her immediate family (including her two siblings, also adopted), but to me, our parents, and to all of our friends. The world would be so empty without this amazing little girl. Abortion kills a child, but it also wounds so many others; but conversely adoption brings life not only to the baby but it impacts and betters countless other lives. Please pray for the end of abortion and the increase of life. And if you ever get the chance to speak out in support of life, feel free to share Gianna's story.

Last Thursday, January 22nd was the anniversary of one of the most tragic decisions this country has ever made. I am talking of course of the Roe vs. Wade ruling which legalized abortion in the United States. Norma McCorvey, who was Roe in the case, has since converted and changed her pro-abortion beliefs. Also, millions of mothers and fathers have had changes of heart and every day are trying to deal with the tragic decision they made. If you yourself, or you know of someone who is grieving over their past abortion, I encourage attending a Rachel's Vineyard retreat. But I want to ask you, what have you done to help change the hearts of many Americans and put an end to the needless killing of the baby, as well as prohibiting a family who can and want to offer him/ her a loving home?

Thank you also for supporting our Baby Bottle Drive, this year it goes to support Life Choices, which offers free ultrasounds and counseling, thus helping mothers choose life. Thank you for filling up the baby bottles with your spare change or dollars. The bottles will be collected the weekend of February 7th and 8th. Thank you for your efforts to end abortion and all the ways human life is not respected.

Coffee Break Women's Ministry NEW Study Series

The feminine person will be studied in conjunction with Church teaching and Sacred Scripture specific to the dignity and value of womanhood. The Blessed Virgin Mary is our exemplar and model.

16 week study on Wednesdays, 9:15-11:30am in Rooms 7,8,9
FREE childcare is provided.
Fee: $35.00; includes book & study guide

Please RSVP to the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160 or email cccc-ce@qwestoffice.net.

[ Coffee Break Women's Ministry ]

Grief Support

Corpus Christi offers a grief support program run by Deacon Phil & Sue Simeone. The program is open to everyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Expressing experienced grief helps to heal oneself in a positive way. Give yourself permission to grieve. God gave us tears; the tears to help us heal. We are pleased to be able to offer two more sessions, which will each meet for four weeks in the Parish Office Library:

Mondays:
Group 1
: Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16
Group 2
: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30
6:30-8:00pm

The support we give is never more than the support we receive. You are welcome to come to any one or all of the sessions. Contact the Church Office and leave your name and phone number to sign-up for the session you would like to attend.

[ Grief Support ]

Lector Training

Jan 24, 2015

All current Lectors and those who would like to become Lectors need to attend one of the following Lector Training sessions:
Sat, Jan 24, 10:00am
or
Mon, Jan 26, 7:00pm

[ Training ]

Men of Faith Spirituality Group

Jan 28, 2015

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm in Rooms 5 and 6
Jan 28
Feb 4, 11

For more information, please visit www.men-of-faith.com.

[ Men of Faith ]

Catholicism DVD Series: Priest, Prophet and King

Jan 29, 2015

We will be showing six 20 minute DVD presentations entitled Priest, Prophet, and King. This series reveals how Jesus Christ is the highest and greatest Priest, Prophet, and King, and how we, through our baptism, are to share in those responsibilities. Mark your calendars now to plan for these great events. Ideally, you will be able to make each of the dates, but if not, please come to whichever ones you can.

Thu, Jan 29 - Episode 3 and 4
Thu, Feb 5 - Episode 5
Thu, Feb 12 - Episode 6

[ Faith Formation ]

Join the Knights and watch the Big Game

Feb 1, 2015 (3:00p)

If you do not have any plans for the Big Game on Sun, Feb 1, come join the Knights up in Rooms 5 & 6 at 3:00pm to enjoy the game! Bring along a dish to share. Wear your Red, White & Blue or your Navy & Green to support your favorite team! Drinks will be provided!

[ Knights of Columbus ]

Want to drive a new Mercedes??

Feb 2, 2015

We need your help. Annually the Knights drive cars (for charity $$$) in conjunction with the Thunderbird organization for the Waste Management Open. We need drivers to help return these 2015 Mercedes Benz vehicles from specific locations back to the dealership. There are almost 200 cars to move!!!

We will be driving the cars on:
Mon, Feb 2
Tue, Feb 3
Wed, Feb 4

If interested, contact Dennis Sullivan at 480-201-5556 or email at denpsulli@aol.com.

Anyone 18 years or older, with a valid driver's license and a clean driving record can join in on the fun...and you get to drive a 2015 Mercedes Benz!!!

[ Knights of Columbus ]

Julie Hoy in Concert

Feb 6, 2015 (7:00p)

Come for an evening of inspiration and song!
No charge for admission. A collection will be taken in support of the Church Building Fund.

CDs and books will be available at the concert.

You can contact Julie through her website www.juliehoy.com or write RJAM Music, P.O. Box 18566, Salem, OR 97305.

[ Concert ]

St. Gerard Circle: Spiritual Book Club

Feb 6, 2015 (7:30p)

Send Me Your Guardian Angel: Padre Pio by Fr. Alessio Parente O.F.M. CAP.

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

St. Gerard Circle: Mass of Remembrance and Member Meeting with Julie Hoy

Feb 6, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

Come celebrate the lives of loved ones who have completed their time on Earth and are enjoying eternal life with our Father in Heaven. During Mass, we will read the names of friends and family who have faithfully departed and observe a moment of silence. Please bring a picture or special item to be placed on the altar to represent the loved ones for whom the Mass is intended.

During Mass, Julie Hoy will touch our hearts and souls with beautiful songs dedicated to help us reflect and remember those who have gone before us.

Following Mass we will hold our general monthly meeting and be furthered inspired by Julie Hoy. Julie is an Author, Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller and Humorist visiting Corpus Christi from Portland, Oregon. She will share with us her moving story on how God has called her on a Spiritual Journey to spread His word through song. All Parish mothers are welcome.

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

Right Path Health Screenings

Feb 6, 2015

RightPath Health Screenings will be returning to Corpus Christi Church on Fri, Feb 6.
The screenings available are:

Cardiovascular Screenings  

  • Heart Ultrasound
  • Arial Fibrillation
  • P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
  • Carotid Arteries Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound Screenings  

  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidneys
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Liver

All 11 screenings: $200
BP, Pulse, and blood oxygen saturation level FREE w/ all screenings
(Comparable screenings in a medical setting would cost $2,000-$3,000 or more.)

Appointments are required. Call: 602-254-7130
Don't miss out. Space is limited! www.cathedralhealthservices.orgscreenings.htm

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Corpus Christi Baby Bottle Drive

Feb 7, 2015

Bottles distributed Jan 10/11
Return full bottles Feb 7/8

Your support provides:
Free Ultrasounds
Free Pregnancy Tests
Low Cost Women’s Exams
Direct Aid to Mothers
Counseling and Education
and more!

Your sacrificial gift, large or small, can give new life to a child. Life Choices has been providing quality Catholic women’s healthcare in the Diocese since 1986. Thank you for over 500 lives saved from abortion last year!

[ Respect Life ]

Permanent Diaconate Inquiry Evenings

Feb 7, 2015

Sat, Feb 7 at OLPH Glendale, 5614 W. Orangewood, Glendale
9:00am-12:00pm

Tue, Feb 10 at Holy Cross
6:30-9:00pm

Sat, Feb 28 at Immaculate Conception, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd, Cottonwood
9:00am-12:00pm

RSVP to Deacon Al Homiski, Assistant Director of Formation and Recruitment, 602-657-2496, ahomiski@diocesephoenix.org.

For more informatin on the Permanent Diaconate, visit diocesephoenix.org/diaconate-office.php.

[ Around the Diocese ]

Permanent Diaconate Inquiry Evenings

Feb 7, 2015

Interested in becoming a Deacon? Do you feel a call to be a Servant Leader? Are you curious what being a Deacon is all about? The Office of the Diaconate for the Diocese of Phoenix invites you to an Inquiry/Information Session.

Sat, Feb 7 at OLPH Glendale, 5614 W. Orangewood, Glendale
9:00am-12:00pm

Tue, Feb 10 at Holy Cross
6:30-9:00pm

Sat, Feb 28 at Immaculate Conception, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd, Cottonwood
9:00am-12:00pm

Please join us for a me of prayer, discernment and sharing as we explore the call to the Ministry of the Diaconate. Anyone interested in learning more about the ordained ministry of a Permanent Deacon is invited to attend.

RSVP to Deacon Al Homiski, Assistant Director of Formation and Recruitment, 602-657-2496, ahomiski@diocesephoenix.org.

For more informatin on the Permanent Diaconate, visit diocesephoenix.org/diaconate-office.php.

[ Around the Diocese ]

St. Gerard Circle: St. Vincent de Paul “Hearts and Hands” Charity Event

Feb 7, 2015 (9:00a)

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“The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola” Women’s Retreat

Feb 13, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015

at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, Phoenix

The retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and is comprised of guided meditations, personal reflection, Mass, opportunities for confession and spiritual direction.

Take some time to step out of your hectic schedule to examine your life, your relationship with God, and your relationship with others! Discover the richness of your faith in an atmosphere of prayer and silence.

For more information, please contact Terri Hofmann at 480-247-6961 or tmh@hofmann84.com.

[ Around the Diocese Retreat ]

Adoration Social

Feb 15, 2015 (1:30p - 4:00p)

All current Adorers and those interested in being a part of this rewarding ministry are invited to an Adoration Social following the 12:30pm Mass in the Parish Center.

Please join with other Adorers to enjoy some food, faith and fellowship!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Vicki at veil87@q.com.

[ Adoration ]

St. Gerard Circle: Mom's Night Out

Feb 19, 2015 (6:00p)

at Pita Jungle

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

5th Annual Phoenix Catholic Women's Conference

Feb 21, 2015

"That which is True, Beautiful and Good"

at Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix

Speakers include: Leah Darrow, Leila Miller and Ruth Ristow
Please join us for a Spirit-filled day!
New this year: Breakout Session for young Catholic ladies ages 16-22 years old!
Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Tickets now available!
Cost: Early bird tickets: $50
After Thu, Jan 15: $60
Young Catholic Ladies (16-22): $25

For more information call Roberta at 602-471-1944 or visit pdccw.com.
Hosted by the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

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