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from Fr. Chad King on April 26, 2015
You might remember that about two months ago, Manny, one of our maintenance workers for over ten years, whom I had appointed to become our Maintenance Supervisor, regretfully decided that it would be best for him and his family if he moved on from Corpus Christi. Although we miss him, we understand and support his decision. Due to his departure, I told you that I was looking to hire a Maintenance Supervisor.
Hiring a Maintenance Supervisor will allow us to develop a system for each of our maintenance workers. This system will help them to work even more efficiently and productively than they already do. It will also facilitate our Parish Manager, Steve Mandarino, who will no longer have to "supervise" the maintenance staff in addition to his responsibilities as Parish Manager.
After receiving about ten applicants and conducting interviews, I am happy to let you know that we have hired Luis Enriquez, who will begin working here May 18th. Luis has worked on the maintenance staff at a nearby parish for over twenty years. Although he had some of the responsibilities of a supervisor, he hadn't been given that title. As a Maintenance Supervisor, in addition to being a hands-on worker along with the other maintenance staff, he will also develop a system to schedule, assign and supervise tasks that need to be done daily, weekly, monthly, and so on. Thus, not only will he be able to be a hands-on everyday worker, but he will also have the responsibilities of planning for the continuing maintenance of the entire campus and facilities. Luis is a very hard worker, and is looking forward to the challenge of coming into a new parish and being a Maintenance Supervisor. He already thinks that he can help us save money in our maintenance budget by having the maintenance staff do some of the landscaping themselves, which will help cut down or eliminate the cost we have been paying an outside company. In addition, both Luis and Ken—one of our current maintenance staff members—are able to maintain the air conditioners, as well as diagnose and fix small problems with the units that we had been paying an HVAC company to do. Luis is excited to get to know and work with the other maintenance staff members. He and Ken will rotate working on Sundays, so there is a good chance you will see him around when you come to Mass.
I am also pleased and proud to announce that Corpus Christi has met our annual Diocesan CDA (Charity and Development Appeal) goal of $256,000! We even exceeded it by $9,000! Thank you again for your generosity in helping thousands of needy people in our Diocese through the 40+ organizations and schools that the CDA supports. If you have not given yet, you still can still contribute to help reach the total Diocesan goal of $8,300,000. With all the parishes combined, the entire Diocese is currently at 91% of it's goal. Thanks again for your generosity.
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!
***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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Men of Faith Spirituality Group
Join us as we study Fr. Robert Barron’s seven week series:
“Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues”
Wednesdays, Apr 8 through May 20, 7:00-8:15pm in rooms 5 & 6.
For more information, please visit www.men-of-faith.com.
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Knights of Columbus Sal Scordato Scholarship
Applications are being accepted for the Knights of Columbus Sal Scordato Scholarships available to students who are related to active Knights of Council 10062 or Assembly 14. One or more of the $500.00 scholarships will be awarded on merit (no financial data required). These scholarships are intended to help eligible students enhance their educational experience.
Information and applications are available from Gene Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-759- 7921.
The deadline for submitting applications is Sun, May 31.
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St. Gerard Circle: End of the Year Rosary, Brunch, and Silent Auction
May 1, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)
We will begin by praying a mother’s Rosary and then move on to shop and celebrate at our end-of-the year Brunch and Silent Auction. We present checks to our Circle of Giving Charities, recognize this year’s Board and introduce our 2015-2016 SGC Leaders.
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St. Gerard Circle: Spiritual Book Club
May 1, 2015 (7:30p)
Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody by Allen R. Hunt
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Maggie's Place Mother's Day Cards
May 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015
Maggie's Place will be available after all Masses on May 2/3. They will be offering their annual Mother's Day card for a suggested donation of $5. Swing by their table after celebrating Mass!
Maggie's Place provides houses of hospitality and ongoing support to help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals, and welcomes them into a community filled with love and dignity. Maggie's Place was created in the spirit of the Catholic Worker tradition of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin.
Visit maggiesplace.org for more information or find Maggie's Place on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
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First Saturday Rosary Hike
May 2, 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 email@example.com.
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Women's Sodality: Rosary and Installation of New Officers
May 6, 2015 (6:00p)
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Respect Life Ministry Annual Mother's Day Bake Sale
May 9, 2015 to May 10, 2015
The Respect Life Ministry will be holding its annual Mother's Day Bake Sale to benefit the Aid to Women Center located in Tempe. Aid to Women Center is a pregnancy resource center offering assistance and compassionate care for those facing an unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy under "less than desirable" circumstances. Its goal is to educate, support, and encourage women and families about healthy options for pregnancy, such as parenting and adoption, while providing education on abortion risks. Services include pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, comprehensive prenatal care, basic women's health services, postabortion support, peer counseling, resources and referrals.
Please consider volunteering your time and cooking talents to support this wonderful organization. You can drop off your baked goods before the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses over Mother's Day weekend.
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Jun 8, 2015 to Jun 12, 2015 (8:30a - 12:00p)
Vacation Bible School will be held on Mon, Jun 8 through Fri, Jun 12 8:30am-12:00pm. There will be a special presentation by the children on Fri, Jun 12 from 12:00-1:00pm.
Registration runs through Wed, Apr 15.
Parishioners receive preference for the first 2 weeks of registration as classes are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Marriage Enrichment Second Saturday Summer Speaker Series
Jun 13, 2015 (5:00p)
Corpus Christi is beginning a brand new ministry for marriage enrichment! All married couples are invited to join us on the Second Saturdays of June, July, and August in the Parish Center immediately following the Saturday 4:00pm Vigil Mass.
Come hear dynamic guest speakers and spend time in fellowship with other couples from our parish!
Sat, Jul 11
Sat, Aug 8
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Women's Sodality: Open House Meeting
Sep 2, 2015 (6:00p)
Rosary at 6:00pm in the Church followed by our Open House meeting.
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