Sunday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (Closed from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
Catholicsm Series Starting Soon
from Fr. Chad King on September 14, 2014
Some of you know, but I wanted you all to know, that we had some flooding in the Catholic Education (CE) offices on Sunday night and Monday morning due to the record down pour of rain. Rooms 7 and 8 are full of the bookshelves, resources, and stuff used for CE rooms, and 5-6 also had some flooding. Thanks be to God, our insurance does cover flooding, however as of the time I am writing this, we do not know yet if there was any damage and if anything needs to be replaced. I want to thank Denise, Linda, our entire Maintenance staff (including Graham, Ken’s teenage son), and Steve, our Parish Manager, who all worked extra hard that morning trying to move everything including the almost 2 inches of water out of the offices! It was quite a fun and interesting morning on Monday. I bought Pizza for the staff, and a woman who worked at a Christian Church (I forget the name) also had some flooding and thinks that all their sound system was damaged. I know that many do not have insurance which covers for flooding, so please pray for them and all who were affected by flooding.
I want to invite all adults (including teenagers and young adults) to the Adult Faith Formation that will be starting, besides the formation that is being done in other ministries. It is necessary that all of us have a deeper understanding of God and His Church. In this semester, I will be showing the 10 week DVD Catholicism Series. It is an amazing series in which Fr. Robert Barron teaches and reveals the history and beauty the Catholic Church. It is filmed on site in Bethlehem and in Jerusalem and other places we only read about in the Bible. We are taken to Rome, to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and many other holy places, that greatly enhances our appreciation for the Church.
I will be presenting this Catholicism Series every Thursday, beginning September 25 through December 11 (except Thanksgiving, Nov 27) from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Parish Center. We will have time for discussion each week after the DVD. The final day, December 11, will be a Teaching Mass concluding our semester. I strongly encourage you to make a plan to be here every Thursday. I guarantee it will be well worth your time. However, I know that our lives are busy, so if you have to miss a Thursday, that is OK, come when you can. You will be able to make it up on your own time by “renting it” from the Parish Library. Also, speaking of the Parish Library (located in the Parish Offices), we are in the process (thanks to Christi Deg) of sorting and re-organizing the books, CD’s, and DVD’s to allow you to “rent” them in order for you to grow and learn more about our Catholic Faith. I have even included a lot of my own books that I have picked up over the years in my own formation. I will let you know when the Library is up and running.
FYI-This same DVD series will also be shown at the same time as the children Catholic Education classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as the Junior/High School youth programs on Sundays; so you parents don’t have to just drop off your children, but you can stay and grow in your faith as well.
I hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to grow in your knowledge and love for Jesus Christ and His Church. It is each of our own responsibility, from our Baptism, to learn and grow in the Faith for ourselves, because the more we know, the more we love, but also, so that we will be able to share the Faith with others who are in need of knowing God and the truth as taught through the Church.
Help Wanted: Volunteers to provide dinner for our priests
Volunteers are needed for this new ministry to provide dinners for our two priests, Fr. Chad & Fr. Raphael, on Mondays and Thursdays.
Volunteers can call the Parish Office at 480-893-8770 to sign-up, either to bring a meal once or on a regular basis. Meals should be enough for two adults and prepared in disposable containers (please, NO fish).
Meals should be brought to the Parish Office after 2:00pm and no later than 5:30pm.
Thank you for supporting our priests with this service of hospitality.
[ Meals for Priests ]
Schedule of Faith Formation Class Start Dates
Elementary (Grades K-5): Tue, Sep 9 & Wed, Sep 10
Junior High & High School: Sun, Sep 14
Special Education: Mon, Sep 29
Atrium (ages 3-5): Tue, Oct 14 & Wed, Oct 15
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RCIA Inquiry Sessions have begun
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which adults are instructed in the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and then received fully into the Church with the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
The first session this year is Tue, Sep 2 from 7:00-8:45pm in the Parish Center. Classes will continue to meet subsequent Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.
Principal participants are those who are not baptized, those who have been baptized other than Catholic, and baptized Catholics who have not been confirmed, as well as the sponsors for each participant. Sponsors are adults who have been confirmed and are practicing Catholics.
For more information, please call the Parish Office at 480-893-8770.
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"Encounter with Christ" starts Sat, Sep 6
Have you had a desire to grow closer to God, but not sure how to do it? Do you know how to “pray with Scripture” (Lectio Divina)? Would you enjoy the friendship and support of other Catholics?
Come and join us on Saturday mornings, 9:00-10:30am in the church cry room. Discover the richness of Lectio Divina, reflecting on what Christ is saying to us in the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel and how it applies to our lives today.
For more information please contact Terri Hofmann at 480-247-6961.
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"Called to Protect" Safe Environment Foundation Classes
** Classes have been rescheduled **
You must attend one of the following Safe Environment Training Foundational Classes:
Wed, Sep 17 at 10:00am
Thu, Sep 18 at 6:00pm
in the Parish Center
[ Called to Protect ]
Help Wanted: Pastoral Council Members
Fr. Chad is currently looking for FOUR new parishioners to serve on the Pastoral Council. The Pastoral Council at Corpus Christi consists of seven voting members (excluding clergy and staff) of the lay faithful who are active parishioners.
The council helps to promote communication, understanding, and resolution among Parish ministries/organizations and parishioners. The council meets with the Pastor about once a month to help discuss, prayerfully discern, and advise me on various topics or issues regarding the parish. I would like the members to be of various ages and areas of involvement, but still have a well-rounded knowledge of the parish as a whole.
If you would like to be considered, please write a letter or email (at least a paragraph) introducing yourself to Fr. Chad, what ministries/organizations you have been involved with in the parish, and why you think you would like to serve in this capacity.
[ Help Wanted ]
St. Gerard Circle: Toddler/Preschool Playdate
Sep 17, 2014
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Coffee Break Women's Ministry
Sep 17, 2014
Join us as we study: The Gospel According to Luke Marked by the compassion of Jesus, the Gospel stories of Luke demonstrate the universal nature of Jesus' mission. Luke's focus on God's faithfulness will encourage you to trust.
Luke tells the story of Jesus of Nazareth as a mighty prophet and Savior of the world in fulfillment of Old Testament expectations. Luke also emphasizes Jesus as a person dedicated to prayer. He begins with Jesus' virginal conception and birth, and follows Jesus through his public ministry to his passion, death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven—all under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Luke is one of the synoptic gospels, along with Matthew and Mark.
Welcome Registration and
Wed, Sep 17, 9:15-11:30am in
Book Fee: $15.00
Study is 12 sessions
Child care is provided FREE of charge! Pre-registration for childcare is required.
Pre-register for your books and/or childcare by contacting either Loraine Pellegrino at CoffeBreakMin@aol.com or the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160.
Included in all Little Rock Scripture Studies:
- Daily Personal Study—daily readings & reflection questions.
- Weekly Small Group Meetings—opportunity to share reflections about how God's Word is speaking to you and affecting your daily life.
- A Wrap-Up Lecture—a 15-20 min. summary of the lesson intended to clarify and further develop the themes of the week.
[ Coffee Break Women's Ministry ]
Sep 17, 2014
All children in 1st - 5th grades are invited to join the Children’s Choir and be part of a fun and rewarding experience!
Children’s Choir rehearsals take place EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY beginning Wed, Sep 17 in the Church from 4:00-4:45pm. Under the direction of Matthew Henry, the Children’s Choir will sing at all the Family Masses, as well as at the Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve and other times throughout the liturgical year.
If you have any questions, please call 480-893-1160.
[ Children's Choir ]
Family Mass & Potluck
Sep 20, 2014 (5:30p)
[ Family Mass ]
St. Gerard Circle: New Member Social
Sep 24, 2014
[ St. Gerard Circle ]
40 Days for Life Fall Campaign
Sep 24, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014
Take a stand for life! The 40 Days for Life campaign is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point-program: 1) 40 days of prayer and fasting, 2) 40 days of peaceful vigil, and 3) 40 days of community outreach.
The 2014 Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign
takes place Sep 24-Nov 2, from
Corpus Christi parishioners will be praying the rosary outside of the Chandler Planned Parenthood facility, located on the NW corner of Galveston & Alma School, on Saturday mornings 9:00-11:00am and Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00am.
Please prayerfully consider joining us as we pray for the end of all abortions and stand up for the unborn. You can get more information about the Campaign at www.40daysforlife.com/chandler.
[ Respect Life ]
Tootsie Roll Drive
Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
On the weekend of Sep 26-28, we will be collecting money that supports Special Olympics and Down Syndrome Network of Arizona. We will be at local Fry’s stores and JC Penney. Please stop by to say hi and donate to help out these worthy causes!
If you have children or teenagers that need service hours, please contact us. We have openings in 2 hour increments to help collect money.
Please contact Tom Kato at email@example.com for more information.
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Trails End Popcorn Sale
Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 278 will be selling Trails End popcorn after all Masses Sep 27/28 in order to raise funds to support the local Scouts, their Troop and District. Corpus Christi is the sponsoring organization for Troop 278 and it would be greatly appreciated if parishioners would be able to help support the troop’s fundraising activities. Over 70% of the sales price remains here locally, to support scouting activities.
There are a number of ready to eat and microwavable popcorn products for sale.
Please help support Troop 278 by buying or donating to their efforts. Thank you!
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Sep 29, 2014 (6:30p - 8:30p)
Corpus Christi offers a grief support program open to everyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. That includes all of us. This is a safe environment where people listen without judgment when expressing your sadness. 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 please to be able to offer three separate sessions, each of which will meet for four weeks in the St. Vincent de Paul room of the Parish Center:
Session 1: Mondays, Sep 29, Oct 6, 13, & 20 6:30-8:00pm
Session 2: Mondays, Nov 3, 10, 17, & 24 9:00-10:30am
Session 3: Mondays, Dec 1, 8, 15, & 22 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(s) you would like to attend.
[ Grief Support ]
Liturgical Ministers Meeting with Fr. Chad
Sep 29, 2014 (6:30p)
Fr. Chad is requesting that all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Commentators, and Ushers attend a discussion meeting next Mon, Sep 29 at 6:30pm in the Church.
[ Ministeries ]
St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Meeting
Oct 3, 2014 (9:00a - 11:30a)
in the Parish Center
We are excited to welcome Melanie Pritchard as our Featured Speaker.
Melanie Pritchard has a Master’s Degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction and is the Founder of Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Formation Program (www.verabella.org) and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Life and Love (www.fflal.org). She speaks nationwide to Catholic audiences about modesty, chastity, dignity of life issues, and marriage. In 2010, The Catholic Physicians Guild of Phoenix honored her with the “Evangelium Vitae Award.” She is a featured author in the book I Choose God, and has written her own book called, The Day I Died about her survival after suffering an amniotic fluid embolism.
All Catholic mothers are welcome!
A goodwill donation is requested from all non-SGC members to attend and will be given to Mrs. Pritchard for her time and inspiration.
[ St. Gerard Circle ]
7th Annual MP9K - A Race for Maggie’s Place Arizona
Oct 5, 2014
Sponsored by: Luis Gonzalez – Going Gonzo For Kids
at Arts Park at Tempe Town Lake Sun, Oct 5 at 7:23am
9K Run, 10K Run, 5K Run / Walk, 5K Stroller Push, Diaper Dash and Kids’ Dash
Join us at our 7th Annual MP9K in Tempe, AZ. Bring your friends and family to this fun, family oriented and stroller friendly event! Participants receive a custom Tech shirt and a chip timed result.
100% of the proceeds benefit Maggie’s Place.
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Arizona Rosary Celebration
Oct 12, 2014 (2:00p - 4:15p)
Plan to attend the Arizona Rosary Celebration on Sun, Oct 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center from 2:00-4:15pm. The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, will preside. Pray the Holy Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament, participate in a Blessing Procession, enjoy music, and listen to the words of keynote speaker the Very Rev. Juan-Diego Brunetta, O. P. Honor Mary under her title, The Immaculate Conception.
All Catholic schools, parishes, organizations and groups are invited to participate. Pray for the success of the Arizona Rosary Celebration.
[ Around the Diocese ]
Annual Car & Bike Show
Oct 18, 2014 (10:00a - 2:00p)
in the Far North Parking Lot
Event is open to the Public. Bring the whole family!
There will be music, food, drinks, and raffles.
To register your car or bike in the show, please contact Dennis Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Knights of Columbus Global Wheelchair Mission and the Just for Vets Foundation will be the major beneficiaries.
[ Knights of Columbus ]
Oct 25, 2014 (5:00p - 9:00p)
Save the date!!
Food * Fun * Games * Music * Trunk or Treat * Basket Raffle * 50/50
[ Festival ]
Texas Hold’ Em Poker
Nov 1, 2014 (6:00p)
The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor.
Money raised will support the education of our seminarians.
Complimentary snacks & soda!
$2 beer & wine!
Prizes for the top 3 finishers.
Contact event chair John Gavin at JandSGavin@cox.net or 602-670-3455 if you have any questions.
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