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Preparing for Lent

from Fr. Chad King on February 7, 2016

Some of you have asked if the Fathers of Mercy are going to come for our Lenten Parish Mission this year. Unfortunately, last year I was not able to schedule the Fathers of Mercy for this Lent as they were already booked for every weekend. However, we have already booked them for next year, so they will be back!

We will still have a Lenten Parish Mission this year. I am very excited that Deacon Keith Strohm will be here March 14th -17th. I personally know him and find him to be very funny. He has a great testimony and deeply loves our Lord. It is sure to be a wonderful Lenten experience.

Although our parish mission will be the week before Holy Week, it does not mean that we can just coast through Lent until then! You are invited to... Fr. Chad's Terrific Tuesday of Lent, which will be a series on prayer. We all know that Lent is a time to incorporate more prayer, penance, and almsgiving or service into our lives. Lent should be more than just a time in which we give up chocolate (or in my case, Dr. Pepper) or some other rather small thing that in the end really doesn't have a huge impact on our lives. I am not saying that we shouldn't give up those small things. After all, any act of sacrifice—big or small—done for love of God is pleasing to Him and helps us grow in discipline and self-control. However, Lent should be a time in which we do something or give up something that will ideally have a lasting impact on our lives for the better. It should be a time in which we help to foster real change in our lives.

For this reason, I am inviting all of you to what I am calling Terrific Tuesdays of Lent. For four weeks, during the homily of the usual Tuesday 6:00 pm Mass, I will share some insights that I have received on prayer (insights which will challenge you, as I am still trying to grow myself). Following Mass, there will be half an hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Many of us know that we should pray more, and perhaps we might want to, but I have found many people don't know where to begin. Many people really don't know how to pray. Growing up, I don't remember my parents or CCD teachers ever directly teaching me how to pray. I think it is just something that we suppose one learns innately, like learning how to walk or talk. Many would probably say prayer is nothing more than talking to God, and while that is certainly part of it, there is so much more to it. For some, prayer is like walking into a dark room and starting to talk, either hoping or maybe assuming someone is there to hear you. Many people say a lot of words in prayer, perhaps just to get things off their chest, but they really don't expect an answer, and so they pray but don't believe God will respond. Or maybe they have just grown accustomed to God not responding.

Our relationship with Him can be deeper. God wants each of us to have a daily personal prayer life. We need to be communicating with Him daily. However, some people might feel like they don't just have an hour every day to " WASTE"—it seems like a waste because they don't get anything out of it. Others (like mothers, for example) often simply just don't have five minutes for uninterrupted prayer. Don't worry, God will take what we can give him, but also God can do more in five focused minutes of prayer than an hour of non-focused prayer. I am reminded of a powerful quote I heard once: "Until you are convinced that prayer is the most important thing you do, you will never have enough time to pray." This convicts me every time I think of it.

If you can relate to any of the above, then I invite and challenge you to come to Terrific Tuesdays. I know you are busy, so even if you miss one night, still come to as many as you can. God will use whatever we give Him, but I do encourage you to make every effort and sacrifice to make it to each of them. It just might be the most important thing you do this Lent, or maybe your whole life!

2016 Annual Baby Items Collection Drive benefiting Maggie’s Place

Maggie's Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for expectant women who are alone or on the streets and wish to achieve their goals in a dignified atmosphere. Maggie's Place is privately funded and operates four homes: three in the greater Phoenix area and one in Cleveland, Ohio. Maggie's Place provides for the immediate physical and emotional needs of its guests including shelter, food, clothing and a supportive community, and provides a safe environment for them to live in while they develop the skills they need to live independently. A woman can come stay with Maggie's Place at any point in her pregnancy and can stay up to six months postpartum.

To show our commitment to God's gift of life, we will be collecting baby items to be donated to these mothers who have courageously chosen life for their babies, even in the face of difficult circumstances.

Please bring the items to the vestibule of the church by Sun, Feb 7.

There is a great need for XL maternity clothes, postage stamps, toilet paper, household items, new or gently used baby furniture and clothes. A full list of needs can be found in the vestibule of the church.

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

Special Lenten Parish Activities

Meatless Meals 5:00-6:00pm in the Parish Center

Stations of the Cross followed by 30 minutes of Adoration & Benediction 6:00pm in the Church

[ Lent/Easter ]

Junior High Youth Ministry: Flag Football vs. St. Benedict’s

Feb 7, 2016 (2:30p - 3:30p)

at St. John Bosco

[ Youth ]

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb 10

Feb 10, 2016

Mass times: 8:15am, 7:00pm
Ashes Only Services: 6:30am, 12:00pm

[ Lent/Easter ]

Young Adults Ministry: Lenten Meatless Dinner & Stations

Feb 12, 2016

During Lent this year, instead of Game Night every other Friday night, we invite you to join us every Friday starting Fri, Feb 12 for meatless meals in the Parish Center at Corpus Christi, followed by Stations of the Cross and Benediction in the church.

Dinner is served from 5:00-6:00pm and Stations of the Cross/Benediction is from 6:00-7:00pm.

[ Young Adults ]

Junior High Youth Ministry: A Most Beloved Son (Joseph)

Feb 14, 2016 (3:00p - 4:30p)

in Rooms 5 & 6

[ Youth ]

High School Youth Ministry: Call to Holiness

Feb 14, 2016 (6:00p - 8:00p)

in the Parish Center

[ Young Adults ]

High School Youth Ministry: Service Opportunity

Feb 16, 2016 (6:00p - 8:00p)

UMOM Reading to Underprivileged Children

Please contact Anthony if you are able to attend: Anthony.Janus@corpuschristiphx.org, 480-893-8770 ext. 236

[ Youth ]

40 Days for Life

Feb 18, 2016 to Mar 29, 2016

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) Prayer & fasting, (2) Constant Vigil, and (3) Community Outreach.

The 2016 Spring 40 Days For Life Campaign takes place Thu, Feb 18-Tue, Mar 29 (Lent). Corpus Christi parishioners will be praying the Life Rosary outside of the Chandler Planned Parenthood facility, located on the NW Corner of Galveston and Alma School, on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00am and Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00am.

We are called to protect the sanctity of life. Please join us as we stand up for the unborn and pray for the end of all abortions. You can get more information about the campaign at www.40daysforlife.com/chandler.

[ Respect Life ]

Phoenix Catholic Women’s Conference

Feb 20, 2016

Theme: He Crowns you with Steadfast Love and Mercy – Psalms 103:4

There will be a full day of inspirational talks including national Catholic leaders Colleen Carroll Campbell and Cari Donaldson.
Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

The PDCCW is excited to once again offer the Young Catholic Track for ladies ages 16-22.

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Location: Xavier College Preparatory
Cost: $50 early registration until Jan 15, 2016 (after that $60)

For tickets and information: pdccw.com or call 602-471-1944

[ Around the Diocese ]

Family Mass

Feb 20, 2016 (5:30p)

“Meatless Meal”

Once a month on Saturday at 5:30pm.
Following each Mass there will be a potluck dinner in the Parish Center.

Next month: Sat, Mar 19

[ Parish Activities ]

Junior High Youth Ministry: An Unlikely Leader (Moses)

Feb 21, 2016 (3:00p - 4:30p)

in Rooms 5 & 6

[ Youth ]

High School Youth Ministry: The Meaning of the Body

Feb 21, 2016 (6:00p - 8:00p)

in the Parish Center

[ Youth ]

RightPath Health Screenings

Feb 26, 2016

ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND SCREENINGS
Liver
Kidney
Gallbladder
Pancreas
Spleen
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

CARDIOVASCULAR SCREENINGS
Heart Ultrasound
Atrial Fibrillation
Stroke Screening
(Carotid Artery Ultrasound)
Thyroid Ultrasound
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

ALL 11 screenings for only $200.00!

Appointment Necessary. Call 602-254-7130.

[ Parish Activities ]

Elementary Family Service Event

Feb 27, 2016 (10:00a - 1:00p)

in Rooms 7, 8, & 9

We will be offering a Family Service morning to enable the families in our elementary program to gather, serve, and reflect on living out our service during the season of Lent.

This is a great opportunity for all families to participate, especially our 3rd grade children preparing for Eucharist & Confirmation to fulfill some of their five hours of family service.

Service opportunities include: mats for the homeless, placemats and peanut butter sandwiches for the St. Vincent de Paul center downtown, Looms for Love bracelets, and boxing service projects for Catholic Charities.

All are most welcomed and encouraged to drop in anytime during the event. Please call the Catholic Education office for more information.

[ Catholic Education ]

Young Adults Ministry: Volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity

Feb 27, 2016 (7:00a - 12:00p)

This includes mass and breakfast.
The address is 1418 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

[ Young Adults ]

Junior High Youth Ministry: Who’s Your King? (David)

Feb 28, 2016 (3:00p - 4:30p)

in Rooms 5 & 6

[ Youth ]

High School Youth Ministry: God’s Callings

Feb 28, 2016 (6:00p - 8:00p)

in the Parish Center

[ Youth ]

Junior High Youth Ministry: Service Opportunity

Feb 29, 2016 (4:00p - 6:30p)

at Saint Vincent de Paul

Please contact Anthony if you are able to attend: Anthony.Janus@corpuschristiphx.org, 480-893-8770 ext. 236

[ Youth ]

7th Annual Nun Run

Mar 5, 2016 (7:30a)

The Poor Clare Nuns invite you to participate in the 7th Annual Nun Run on Sat, Mar 5 at 7:30am in Tempe. Registration for the 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile walk is $25 for adults (until Sat, Feb 20), children 18 and under are $20.00 (until Fri, Mar 4).

Registration includes a t-shirt and post-race refreshments.

To learn more about the Poor Clare Nuns and to register, donate, or order a t-shirt without registering, please visit their website at desertnunrun.com.

[ Around the Diocese ]

Young Adults Ministry: Group Holy Hour

Mar 9, 2016 (6:00p - 7:00p)

in the adoration chapel

[ Young Adults ]

Lenten Retreat "Beauty for Ashes"

Mar 12, 2016

Blessed is She, a national women's ministry, is hosting a Lenten Retreat, "Beauty for Ashes" on Sat, Mar 12 in Tempe, Arizona.

This retreat is featuring worship leader Ike Ndolo, as well as many wonderful speakers such as Lisa Garcia, Beth Davis, Heather Renshaw and more.

Please see www.retreat.blessedisshe.net for more information and to get your ckets.

[ Lent/Easter ]

Lenten Parish Mission

Mar 14, 2016 to Mar 17, 2016

Speaker: Deacon Keith Strohm

More details coming soon.

[ Lent/Easter ]

Young Adults Ministry: Game Night

Apr 1, 2016 (6:00p - 8:00p)

in rooms 7 and 8

Dinner will be provided.

[ Young Adults ]

Vacation Bible School 2016: Barnyard Roundup

Jun 6, 2016 to Jun 10, 2016

Come join in all the fun at this year's Vacation Bible School!

Barnyard Roundup will be happening the week of Jun 6-10. Children ages 4 years old through 6th grade are invited to participate! (The 6th grade students will be volunteering in daily service projects.)

Volunteers will be needed in all areas including: Teachers, Skits, Music, Recreation, Snacks, and Nursery.

Call the Catholic Education office for more information and to volunteer.

Attention High School students: This is a great opportunity to gather your service hours for the following school year.

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