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Corpus Christi

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The Parish Library—A Resource for Faith Formation

from Fr. Chad King on March 22, 2015

If you don't know already, Adult Faith Formation is one of the greatest needs in the Church and one of my passions. It is one of the reasons I have started Adult Faith Formation, which we will continue to offer on Thursdays, but also on other days and times as well. I want every Catholic to know and be able to articulate to others what it means to be Catholic. I remember in college at Franciscan University of Steubenville, my professor for Mariology (the study of Mary, the Mother of God) said, "The reason we study and learn the Church's doctrines of Mary is so that we can love her more, and by loving her we can love her Son more perfectly." Truly, I can attest, the more we read and learn about Jesus Christ and His Church, the more we will love Jesus Christ and His Church. But it is hard to really love what you don't know that well. So I ask you, how well do you know your faith? How well are you able to share with others what it means and why you are Catholic? If you can't do that too easily at this point, then I strongly encourage you to read for yourselves. Perhaps you have a loved one who is away from the Church, or you have a friend or co-worker who isn't Catholic. What about asking him or her to read a book or listen to a CD?

To help toward this, I am happy to announce that the Parish Library is now open. When you walk into the Parish Office, on your right is a door which says "Library" on it. Although it hasn't been used for many years, I am happy to be able to re-open it. I would like to thank Christi Deg. She put in a lot of hours going through all the books that were there already. The classic ones were kept and the ones that didn't belong, were very old, or that probably would not be used were cleared out. I have added most of my books that I read through college and seminary, as well as the ones that I have picked up along the way. And I'd like to thank Steve Mandarino and John Deg for inputting all of the library books into a spreadsheet, along with anyone else who I may have forgotten who has helped prepare the library.

There is a shelf of books on Mary and there are two shelves of books about or written by some of the Saints. There is a shelf of books, long and short, written by the Popes over the years. There is a whole shelf on apologetics—which is the ability to articulate and defend your faith, including several books by well-known convert and theologian Scott Hahn. There are several brand new little booklets put out by "Catholic Answers" of 20 answers on several key topics—including homosexuality, faith and reason, abortion, and end of life issues. There is the new book, Answering Atheism by Trent Horn, which you may have heard talked about on Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio (1310 AM). There is a shelf of Biblical commentaries, to help you read and understand the Bible better. There are a couple shelves with books to help you grow and be inspired in your prayer and spiritual life. And there are even a few children's books and a few books for the Catholic education of children.

There are almost 20 book shelves full of books, as well as one shelf of CDs that are available to be checked out. Anyone in the front office can check the books or CDs out for you. You will have one month to return the book or CD, or if needed, you can re-check it out. You are free to come browse and check out a book or CD anytime the Parish Office is open (as long as the conference table isn't being used). Please DO NOT drop off more books to be added to the library. Thank you, and happy reading/listening and learning.

2015 CDA Video English

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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.

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Help Wanted: VBS Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers for Vacation Bible School, which takes place the week of Jun 8-12. The class sizes are limited, but if you are willing to help out, we can guarantee a spot for your child. We need help in the following classrooms listed below (both lead and assistant teachers). You do not have to have a teaching background. We provide you with a book & materials which guide you through each day–and we are always happy to help answer questions. We also are in need of two volunteers to head up the music part of VBS. The songs with their motions are provided to you on a CD. This is a great opportunity to get together with some friends and have a great time! Thank you so much for helping us out!

Kindergarten – 2 lead teachers & 2 assistants
1st Grade – 2 leads & 2 assistants
3rd Grade– 2 leads & 2 assistants

***Teens—this is a great way to earn your service for school. All teens can either work in either a classroom with an adult leader or helping with crafts or in the nursery.

Also VBS ART WEEK
Tue, Jun 2-Thu, Jun 4, 10:00am-2:00pm
Must be in Jr. High or High School to help out. More information forthcoming!

Call the Catholic Education Office or Denise Halloran at 480-893-1160.

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Fridays during Lent

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 ]

40 Days for Life

The 2015 Spring 40 Days for Life Campaign takes place Wed, Feb 18-Sun, Mar 29.

Corpus Christi parishioners will be praying the Life Rosary outside of the Chandler Planned Parenthood facility, located on the NW corner of Galveston & 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 Camping at www.40daysforlife.com/chandler.

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Fourth Degree Knights Meeting

Mar 26, 2015 (7:00p)

San Xavier Del Bac Assembly 14 meets Thu, Mar 26 at 7:00 pm in Rooms 5 & 6. As there is only one Knights of Columbus, the Fourth Degree members are often described as the "visible arm of the Knights" because some of its members volunteer in the Color Corps Honor Guard. In addition to the Order's primary principles of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity, the Fourth Degree adds the principle of Patriotism.

All Fourth Degree Knights are encouraged to attend and participate in our deliberations. One of the items on the agenda will be our involvement in the Kiwanis Ahwatukee Easter Parade scheduled for Sat, Apr 4.

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Religious Items Hand Carved in Bethlehem

Mar 28, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015

Please stop by the tables of religious wares (nativity sets, rosaries, statues, crucifixes, etc.) in the Pavilion after all Masses the weekend of Mar 28/29.

Ayman Khair will be here, representing about 140 Christian families from Bethlehem who have been dependent upon sales of their hand carved religious articles to tourists of the Holy Land. Due to conflict in the Middle East, tourism has been detrimentally affected. In order to survive, they have turned to Christian communities in the United States to purchase their articles. These hand carved religious articles are beyond description. Carved from wood of the sacred Olive tree, this workmanship has been a tradition for these families for hundreds of years. It is hoped that through the efforts of the sales in the United States, that these families will have enough income to remain living in the Holy Land. Thank you in advance for your support.

[ For Sale ]

"The Passion of the Christ"

Mar 28, 2015 (5:00p)

Showing on Sat, Mar 28 in the Parish Center immediately following the 4:00 pm Vigil Mass.

[ Lent/Easter ]

Stations of the Cross

Mar 29, 2015 (6:30p)

Presented by the students of the High School & Junior High Youth Program

Please join us on Palm Sunday, Mar 29 at 6:30 pm in the amphitheater. This event is open to the entire parish.

[ Lent/Easter ]

Our Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

Mar 29, 2015 (8:00a - 12:00p)

Everyone is invited to join fellow parishioners for the genuinely best and least expensive breakfast in Ahwatukee – without having to do the dishes afterward. Plenty of pancakes, pork sausage, scrambled eggs, pastries, beverages and smiles await, following the 7:00am Mass through noontime.

Prices are only $5 per adult, less for children.

Proceeds benefit the seminarians of our parish.

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Holy Week Events

Mar 29, 2015 to Apr 4, 2015

Palm Sunday, Mar 29
Regular Mass Schedule
All Masses will begin in the Pavilion to process in with palms.
Pancake Breakfast after AM Masses in Parish Center
6:30pm Stations of the Cross Presentation in amphitheater

Holy Thursday Thu, Apr 2
7:00pm in the Church followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Center until midnight

Good Friday Fri, Apr 3
12:00pm Stations of the Cross
3:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross
7:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross

Easter Vigil Sat, Apr 4
12:00pm Blessing of Cars in North Parking Lot
1:00pm Blessing of Easter Food in Church
7:00pm Easter Vigil Mass in the Church

[ Lent/Easter ]

"The Song of the Shadows"

Apr 1, 2015 (7:00p)

in the Church

Corpus Christi’s combined choirs will present a musical composition of a prayerful meditation on the suffering and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It includes musical selections and several meditative readings which highlight the suffering of Christ and our relationship to the people and events of His Passion and death.

[ Lent/Easter ]

Knights of Columbus Holy Thursday Observance

Apr 2, 2015

Holy Thursday is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, saving only the Easter Vigil. Christ used the occasion of his last supper as a farewell to his apostles, to institute the sacrament of Holy Eucharist and inaugurate the sacrament of priesthood (Holy Orders).

Historically, the Knights of Columbus attend the evening Mass, which includes the washing of feet, and gather again at 11:00pm for an hour of silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

All parishioners are invited to join us.

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First Saturday Rosary Hike

Apr 4, 2015 (9:00a - 11:00a)

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

Begin at 9:00am. Finish hike by 11:00am.
Mass at Corpus Christi. Hike along Warpaint trailhead.
for People of all ages (7-70+)
Bring a Rosary, water & a light snack.

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

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Sun, Apr 5 - Easter Sunday

Apr 5, 2015

Mass times
7:00am
8:30am in the Church AND the Parish Center
10:30am in the Church AND the Parish Center
12:30pm in the Church AND the Parish Center,
* NO 5:00pm Mass

[ Lent/Easter ]

Women's Sodality: Rosary & Meeting

Apr 8, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary in the Church at 6:00pm followed by Monthly Meeting in the Parish Center at 6:30pm.

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Dave Ramsey's Financial University

Apr 8, 2015 (6:30p)

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Kelly Keough at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Phoenix, AZ will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

Wednesdays, beginning Wed, Apr 8
6:30pm in Rooms 7 and 8

Coordinator: Kelly Keogh, kkeough@q.com
Register online at daveramsey.com/findaclass

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Membership Meeting

Apr 10, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

in Parish Center

“Social Media as an Evangelist” presented by Andrea Boring

Andrea Boring is a self-described happy Catholic, wife, and mom of three, including twin 6 year old boys and an 8 month old baby girl. Three years ago, God used the power of social media to bring her home to the Church and has continued working His “magic” (aka, the Holy Spirit) on her soul ever since. This motivational & inspirational talk demonstrates the remarkable power of God's Grace as she shares her reversion to the Church and the surprising path her life has taken as a result.

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St. Gerard Circle: Book Club

Apr 10, 2015 (9:30a - 11:30a)

Behold the Mystery by Mark Hart

Contact Cheryl Wedell at cherylwedell@gmail.com for more details.

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2nd Annual Laugh4Hope Comedy Night

Apr 11, 2015 (7:00p)

Proceeds to benefit Life Choices Women's Clinics and the Hope Mobile.

Fundraiser on Sat, Apr 11 at 7:00pm at Grand Canyon University Arena. New talent. New date. Same venue.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm.

Get tickets at www.gcuarena.com/ or call 602-639-8979, or visit us at www.laugh4hopePHX.com.

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St. Gerard Circle: Service Day

Apr 11, 2015 (9:00a - 12:00p)

Maggie’s Place Service Day at the Elizabeth House in Tempe.

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Women's Sodality: Mom & Daughter Tea

Apr 18, 2015 (11:00a - 2:00p)

at the Four Points by Sheraton

Great music & gifts. Dress up with hats & gloves. Surprises for the daughters! Get a table of friends together and join us for a great time!

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Golf for Vocations

Apr 23, 2015 (7:30a)

6:00 am Registration
7:30 am Shotgun Start

Show your support for Catholic vocations!

The Annual Phoenix Diocese Golf for Vocations Tournament will be held on Sat, Apr 23 at the beautiful Legacy Golf Resort located at the base of South Mountain off 32nd Street. One of the unique opportunities of this golf tournament is that Sponsors can have a priest play as a fifth in their foursome. Ask your pastor and parish priests if they can join your team as soon as you can.

Visit www.golfforvocations.org for additional information and to register!

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St. Gerard's Mass of Comfort and Hope for all affected by infertility

Apr 24, 2015 (6:00p)

Mass for couples, grandparents, families & friends at 6:00pm celebrated by Fr. Thaddeus McGuire
at Diocesan Pastoral Center Chapel, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free Underground Parking; enter on 5th Street

Resources and Refreshments to follow.
Complementary Reception in Diocesan Pastoral Center Room 159C

For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 602-531-8154. Or send an email to nfp@diocesephoenix.org.

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Texas Hold’ Em Poker

Apr 25, 2015 (6:00p)

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.

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St. Gerard Circle: End of the Year Rosary, Brunch, and Silent Auction

May 1, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

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