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Corpus Christi

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Recent Changes

from Fr. Chad King on March 1, 2015

With the start of Lent and everything that entails, it has been a while since I have been able to let you know about some parish things that have happened recently.

First of all, Manny Uribe, one of our Maintenance workers has had to resign and has found a different job. Manny had worked here since he was 15 and so over the past 12 years, in essence, he has grown up here and loved working here. A few months ago I had promoted Manny to become the Maintenance Supervisor. Manny was very honored and humbled to be offered that position, and at the time he had no plans of leaving. Unfortunately for us, he has had to find a different job to help take care of his family, especially now with a new baby on the way. He, and we, understand that is the right decision, as of course, family comes first (after God), but it is still hard for all of us to transition. Because of Manny having to move on, I wanted to let you know that we are looking to hire a new Maintenance Supervisor. The job description and qualifications are on the Diocese of Phoenix website and we are currently taking applications.

In other news, I wanted to let you know the reasons of some of the minor changes of the liturgical roles at Mass. You might remember that we recently had a Lector training/re-training as well as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EM) training/re-training. Thanks to Chuck Wold for leading the Lector training. If you are a Lector or would like to be trained but could not attend one of the trainings, please contact Chuck or the parish office. Since that Lector training, you might have noticed a few changes. First, now the priest, instead of the commentator, is saying the announcements at the end of Mass. One of the reasons for that is because some of the announcements I, as Pastor, would like to personally encourage, and so instead of taking more time to re-iterate an announcement a second time, it just made sense to let the priest give all the announcements. Thus, since that role was taken away from the Commentator and there was less for him/her to do, it made sense to let both Lectors proclaim the Scripture readings and together share the Commentator role.

I thank John Rupp and Bruce Lincoln for helping to organize the EM trainings. Again, if there are still a few current EM's who weren't able to make one of the trainings, or if you would still like to be trained, please contact John Rupp or the parish office. You might have noticed that the EM's now line up down the aisle by the choir and then go up to the Altar to receive Holy Communion before the Altar Servers. The main reason for them lining down the aisle instead of kneeling along the step with the Altar Servers is because some of them cannot kneel or else it was very uncomfortable to do so without padding if there were a lot of Altar Servers; additionally, I did not want anyone's view to be blocked. The EM's receive before the Altar Servers just to allow more time for them to get to the stations in order to serve the congregation more efficiently.

Some parishioners have asked what the protocol is for those who are not to receive Holy Communion at Mass. If they wish, they can come forward in line and cross their arms over the chest, the EM's or clergy will say "Receive the Lord Jesus in your heart" (or something to that effect) but without any movement of the hand, this is because there might be particles of the Body of Christ on the fingers that we don't want to fall to the floor. Hope this helps clarify any changes, let me know if you have any other questions or suggestions.

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
2nd Grade– 2 leads & 2 assistants
3rd Grade– 2 leads & 2 assistants
4th Grade – 2 leads & 2 assistants
5th Grade – 1 lead & 1 assistant
Music – 2 adults (will be working with teen dancers)
6th Grade Service Leader – Service projects are already planned. The leader will be organizing rides.

***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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Women's Sodality: Rosary & Bake & Craft Sale

Mar 4, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary at 6:00pm (Church) followed by a Bake & Craft Sale (Parish Center).

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Thursday Night Adult Faith Formation

Mar 5, 2015

Jewish Roots of Christ’s Death and Resurrection

Please bring your Bible to these presentations and handouts will be provided.

Thu, Mar 5 - Tamid, Sabbath
Thu, Mar 12 - First Fruits, Bread of Presence, Yom Kippur
Thu, Mar 19 - Passover

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Knights of Columbus Council 10062 Meeting

Mar 5, 2015 (7:00p)

in Rooms 5 & 6

All members of the Knights of Columbus are encouraged to partake in this opportunity to enhance the quality of life in our parish and community.

Our principle of Charity compels to share our time and talent; our principles of Fraternity and Unity facilitate the bonding and camaraderie that results from our concerted efforts to do the work of Christ’s disciples.

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Membership Meeting

Mar 6, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

in Parish Center

Featured Speaker: Mark Hart, National Catholic Radio Host

Mark Hart serves as Executive Vice President for Life Teen International. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a twenty-year veteran of youth ministry, Mark is a best-selling and award-winning author and co-author of over a dozen books and one of the most sought-after speakers serving in the Catholic Church today.

Mark hosts his own weekly satellite radio show, “Fired Up!” for The Catholic Channel, Sirius XM 129 and is a Research Fellow for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Additionally, his weekly audio podcast (Sunday, Sunday, Sunday) and HD video spots (Beyond Words) are helping youth groups, families and classrooms in over two dozen countries enter more deeply into the Sunday Mass readings.

Mark’s humor and his passion for Scripture are helping hundreds of thousands of Catholics, young and old, begin to read and study the Bible in engaging and relevant ways.

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First Way Pregnancy Center hosts Pro-Life Speaker Abby Johnson

Mar 7, 2015 (10:30a - 12:30p)

at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 2654 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert 85295

Join us for this two hour event. Abby will be sharing her experience as well as hosting a time of question and answer. All questions must be submitted for consideration by Sun, Mar 1 to event@1stway.net.

Tickets are available for $7.00 through www.1stway.net.

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First Saturday Rosary Hike

Mar 7, 2015

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.

Next Hike: Sat, Mar 7
Begin with 8:15 Mass at Corpus Christi. Finish hike along Warpaint Trailhead by 11:00am

For people of all ages (7-70+). Bring a Rosary, water & a light snack.

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

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6th Annual Nun Run

Mar 7, 2015

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Tonopah, AZ invite you to save the date for the 2015 Nun Run.

A 10K,run, 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk
in Tempe AZ

For more information visit www.desertnunrun.com or email nunrun@desertnuns.com.

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St. Pat's Dinner/Dance

Mar 14, 2015 (5:00p)

Tickets are $25 per adult over 18 years;
$45 per couple.
Price includes 1 free beverage per adult (2 per couple). $10 is the price for children 10-18 years with one free beverage ticket. Children under 10 years are admitted free with free beverages. In all instances, additional beverages will be available free – but donations accepted.

Doors open at 5:00pm; dinner available at approximately 5:30pm.

The menu consist of salad, corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, pasta and lentil soup. Coffee, non-bottled water, ice tea and lemonade are free.

Entertainment includes the School of Irish Dancers from approximately 7:00-7:30pm. Music via an MP3 playing Irish and other music. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

Net proceeds will benefit the Corpus Christi Building Fund for maintenance and repairs.

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St. Gerard Circle: Friendship Hike along Warpaint Trail

Mar 20, 2015 (9:00a)

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Diocese of Phoenix Men's Conference: Freedom - Men for All Season

Mar 21, 2015 (9:00a - 5:30p)

at Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix

Speakers include:
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares
Dr. Peter Kreeft, Author and Professor of Philosophy at Boston College
Tom Peterson, President & Founder: CatholicsComeHome.org and VirtueMedia.org
Fr. John Parks, Priest for the Diocese of Phoenix

Tickets now available!
Cost: Individual $56.50
$46.50 when 10 tickets are purchased at one time
Students (with student ID): $33.50

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St. Gerard Circle: Family Mass & Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 21, 2015 (5:30p)

The hunt will take place immediately following Mass. For each participating child, please bring 12 plastic eggs filled with store-bought, wrapped candy. Please no peanut products.

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St. Gerard Circle: Ronald McDonald House Charity Project

Mar 23, 2015 (4:30p - 7:30p)

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Lenten Penance Service

Mar 25, 2015 (7:00p)

[ Lent/Easter ]

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.

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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 ]

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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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Membership Meeting

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

in Parish Center

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Member Meeting

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

Speaker Andrea Boring: “Social Media as an Evangelist”

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

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

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