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10:30 am
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Fall Festival

Texas HoldEm

Healing Mass

Catholicism Series

Rosary Hike

The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor!

$25 buy-in.
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.

Money raised will support the education of our seminarians.

Journey around the world and deep into the Faith.

For the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience.

Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.

From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda... from the glorious shrines of Italy, France, and Spain, to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and New York City, the fullness of CATHOLICISM is revealed. Journey deep into the Faith as you watch each episode.

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

Fall Festival & Faith Formation Opportunities

from Fr. Chad King on October 17, 2014

Hopefully you know that next Saturday, Oct. 25th is our Parish Fall Festival. Not only is it for the entire parish, but members from many of our organizations have been planning it. I wanted to thank them in advance for all their extra hard work. I am so excited for this event; it promises to be a lot of fun for the whole family. The purpose of this event is simply for the parish to get together to strengthen the fellowship that is done through the Eucharist. Although fundraising is not the primary purpose for this event, the Pastoral Council and I decided that any money that will be raised during it will go towards re-flooring the Parish Center (most likely with tile). If there are any parishioners who might work for a flooring company, and can help with purchasing product and/or installation, please let me know. Thank you.

Perhaps you saw the 33 Days to Morning Glory advertisement in the bulletin last week (today is one of the starting times) and were thinking about using that to deepen your prayer life and spirituality, I strongly encourage you to do it. Ever since I was in college at Franciscan University of Steubenville I have been consecrating myself to Jesus through Mary every year through St. Louis de Montfort. Of course you cannot go wrong with whichever method you choose—Mary honors all methods to grow in intimacy with God through her. However, the past couple of years, I have used Fr. Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory as a means of consecration. Personally, I found the Marian insights by Saints de Montfort, Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa, and John Paul II to be very inspiring. It is very easy to do and very beneficial, especially if you pray and meditate on each of the daily readings.

We have been getting about 100 people at the first 2 of 10 "Catholicism" Adult Faith Formation DVD series for the Thursday evenings. Thank you to those who have been coming and making them so fruitful. The DVD is about 50 minutes, then there is about 20 minutes of discussion and Q & A with me. If you have not been able to come yet on a Thursday, please do, you are always welcome. It is OK if you haven't seen the first 2, or if you have to miss a week, they are not directly tied in together. Each DVD is being re-played the following week during CE class times: Sundays at 3pm, Tuesdays at 4:30pm and 6:15pm, and Wednesdays at 2:30pm and 4:30pm. You can also catch up on your own anytime during Office Hours. This is a great way to grow in knowledge and love of our Catholic Faith.

I am also looking for a small group of people to join a new Vocations committee to help the parish support Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. I have some ideas (and am open to others) to help the parish support prayerfully and personally Vocations in the Diocese of Phoenix. Please contact me if you are interested.

Are you are looking for a way to prepare for the up-coming Mass in order to make it more fruitful? I encourage you to go to "Encounter with Christ" on Saturday mornings after the 8:15am Mass. This small group reads and reflects on the upcoming Sunday's Gospel, as well as other faith building resources, and discusses how to learn from it and apply it in our lives.

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.

Meals should be simple—an entrée and a side dish—enough for two adults and prepared in disposable containers (please, NO fish). A dessert is unnecessary, but if you would like to include a treat, fresh fruit is preferred. A variety of American, Mexican, and Italian food is appreciated.

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 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 ]

Book of All Souls

The Book of All Souls, located in the vestibule of the church, is available to enter the names of your deceased relatives and friends.

The last day to enter names will be Fri, Oct 31.

The book will then be placed in the sanctuary on All Saints Day and will remain there through out the month of November in memory of our departed loved ones.

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St. Vincent de Paul Coat Drive

Please support the St. Vincent de Paul Coat Drive during the first two weeks of November. Collection boxes will be placed near the Holy Family statue in front of the Parish Office for your donated coats, hats, scarves, and blankets.

The last day to contribute will be Sun, Nov 8, when the donation boxes will be removed.

[ St. Vincent de Paul ]

33 Days to Morning Glory

An extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Saint Pope John Paul II. Fr. Michael Gaitley masterfully summarizes their teachings, making them easy to grasp, and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thoughts into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time, or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.

The books are now available in our very own Gift Shop! Also, DVD Retreat Talks will be played each week on Mondays until Nov 24 in classrooms 5&6 at approximately 9:00am (following daily Mass). Marian consecration will be celebrated at daily Mass on Fri, Nov 21 at 8:15am.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Wedell at cherylwedell@gmail.com for more detailed information.

[ Book Study ]

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 6:00am-6:00pm.
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 ]

Fall Festival

Oct 25, 2014 (5:00p - 9:00p)

Fun for the entire family!
Food * Fun * Games * Music * Trunk or Treat * Basket Raffle * 50/50

Trunk-or-Treat event sponsored by St. Gerard Circle.
Desserts sponsored by Altar Guild.
Games provided by High School Catholic Education.
German food sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Entertainment provided by the Music Ministry.

All proceeds to benefit the Parish Center!

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Annual Trunk or Treat

Oct 25, 2014 (6:00p - 7:30p)

Dress your kids in their costumes, decorate your car, bring candy and let the fun begin! Trunk-or-Treat is a family friendly area in conjunction with this year's Fall Festival. Trickor-Treaters will stop by each car to enjoy a fun, safe and festive Halloween extravaganza!

Five Prizes will be Awarded for:
Best on the Lot
Scariest
Best Theme
Best Kid Costume
Best Adult Costume

Only 100 parking spots are available, so reserve yours today! Parking spots are $5 and can be purchased online at www.saintgerardcircle.com Click on: More >> Fun for All >> Kids & Family Activities.

**** The parking lot will be open at 3:00pm for those going to 4pm Mass. All participating cars must be parked by 5:30pm. The parking lot will reopen at 7:30pm for participants to return home. We ask that everyone to adhere to this timeline for the safety of our children. ****

Questions? Please contact: SGCFamilyandKids@gmail.com.

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St. Gerard Circle: Halloween Bunco

Oct 30, 2014 (6:00p - 9:00p)

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

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.

$25 buy-in.
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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First Saturday Rosary Hike

Nov 1, 2014 (8:15a)

Join other Parishioners for a Rosary Hike on South Mountain on the First Saturday of every month! Fr. Rafael will give a short reflection along the way and will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

When: Sat, Nov 1 - Begin with 8:15am Mass. Finish hike by 11:00am.
Where: Mass at Corpus Christi. Hike along Warpaint trailhead.
Who: People of all ages (7-70+)
What to bring: Rosary, water & a light snack

For additional information, contact Pete Hofmann, 602-531-7487 or pjh@hofmann84.com.

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Diocese of Phoenix Annual Veterans Retreat

Nov 1, 2014 (9:00a - 2:20p)

at All Saints Catholic Church, 1534 N. Recker Rd. Mesa, 85205
Lunch is provided.

RSVP: 480-985-7655 (Parish Office) or 1-850-516-5053 (Dcn. John Scott)

[ Around the Diocese ]

Mass of Remembrance

Nov 2, 2014 (12:30p)

A New Beginning (our Bereavement Ministry), cordially invites you to join together at a special Mass of Remembrance on Sun, Nov 2 at the 12:30pm Mass. This Mass is offered so that those who grieve a loss through death may experience the healing comfort of God through their faith community at Corpus Christi.

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Annual Veterans Mass

Nov 2, 2014 (11:00a)

Please join Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted at All Saints Catholic Church, 1534 N. Recker Rd. Mesa, 85205 on Sun, Nov 2 at 11:00am with reception to follow.
All are invited to help pay tribute!

[ Around the Diocese ]

Healing Mass

Nov 4, 2014 (6:00p)

First Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.

All parishioners are welcome to attend and are asked to bring a small amount of water, salt, and olive oil with them to be blessed during the Mass. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will also be offered.

Upcoming healing Mass:
Dec 2

[ Healing Mass ]

Women's Sodality Meeting

Nov 5, 2014 (6:00p)

Our next meeting will be on Wed, Nov 5, beginning with a Rosary at 6:00pm in the Church. A bake sale will be held from 6:30-7:00pm in the Parish Center for all parishioners. Then we will have our regular meeting and bingo. Please join us and bring a friend.

[ Women's Sodality ]

St. Gerard Circle: Spiritual Book Club

Nov 6, 2014 (7:30p)

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly

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St. Gerard Circle: Trivia Night

Nov 7, 2014 (5:30p - 9:00p)

Get ready for an evening of brainteasers and laughter as Trivia Night returns to Corpus Christi on Fri, Nov 7 from 5:30-8:30pm. Gather eight of your smartest (and most fun) friends to form a team for this great event! Cost is $20 per person or $160 per table.

Dinner is included and the event is B.Y.O.B. A cash prize and traveling trophy will be awarded to the top team. All proceeds will used to support SGC charity projects that help women and children in need.

For more information contact Carolyn Griedl at: Carolyn.griedl@cox.net.

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Meeting

Nov 7, 2014 (9:00a - 11:30a)

In the Parish Center

Topic: Spiritually Single Wives
Speaker: Chris Moss

If you are a Catholic Women who shares everything with your husband, except your Faith, you won’t want to miss our November meeting. Our speaker, Chris Moss claims she is “not a theologian or even a Bible college graduate.” She is simply a “’self-proclaimed rebel’ transformed by the grace of God through the power of Jesus Christ.” Chris has been married to Ed for 18 years. He is the love of her life, but they do not share the same Faith. Chris is the author of Spiritually Single Wives. Learn how she “keeps it real” at home and in Church, as she shares ways to build great marriages while serving Jesus Christ.

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

Feed My Starving Children Packing Event

Nov 14, 2014

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

Blood Drive

Nov 16, 2014 (7:30a - 12:30p)

Our council provides 3 blood drives per year. The fall blood drive is scheduled for Sun, Nov 16 starting at 7:30am with the last appointment at 12:20pm. You can schedule your time here.

You can still do double red donations at time of donation. The double red donation will actually put fluid back into your body so you will not feel the same effects as a regular donation. This type of donation is especially useful for surgery or trauma patients who are in need of oxygen-rich blood cells.

Please remember a couple things prior to donating:

  • HYDRATE!!! Please make sure that you drink plenty of water starting at least 2 days prior to donating.
  • EAT!!! You will be having a pint of fluid removed from your body. In order to compensate, please make sure that you have a hearty meal prior to donating.

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