Sunday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (Closed from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
from Fr. Chad King on July 27, 2014
First of all I wanted to say a big 'thank you' to Fr. Hoorman for providing the donuts and cookies and most importantly all the support he has and continues to give me as I transition into this new role and parish. Also, thank you to the staff for organizing and decorating the Parish Center for my welcoming receptions last weekend. And most of all, thank you to you, the parishioners of Corpus Christi, who welcomed me and encouraged me with your prayers and support. I look forward to getting to know you and serving you. I am confident and excited that we will help each other grow closer and more in love with our loving God.
I will summarize the thoughts and suggestions that you gave me in the listening sessions in the upcoming bulletin letters. If you weren't able to be there, you can still write a letter and email or give it to me. Then with the Pastoral Council, the Finance Council, and the Parish Staff, we will take the suggestions to prayer and discernment, prioritize them, and set a plan to begin to meet some of those thoughts and suggestions you presented.
I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your generosity by bringing over 7,500 bottles of water for St. Vincent de Paul to give to the homeless. It seemed like every Mass I saw at least 2 or 3 people bringing a case of water. I am so proud and inspired by the generosity of this parish, thank you!
It is my hope that you will be generous as well with Katie Bandy whom you met this weekend. Katie is a young adult who is deeply in love with our Lord and is about to give two years of her life to build the Kingdom of God through a great organization called FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Every year about 3,000 FOCUS young adult Catholic missionaries, such as Katie, will put their own plans for college or career on hold and simply evangelize other young adults on college campuses. They will meet, evangelize, mentor, and disciple thousands of college students at about 100 Universities throughout the country. Both ASU and NAU have had a team of FOCUS missionaries for a few years now, and are reaping the fruits—one of which is Katie, not to mention the many others who are discerning their vocation and who will continue to build the Church either as a priest, religious, or devoted family member. I don't have to tell you that college campuses and students are perhaps the places and people most in need of personally knowing Jesus Christ. The duty to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to others is given to each of us from our baptism, and so I hope that many of you will support Katie with your prayers and if possible financially as well. Perhaps you have had a child stop practicing their faith while in college. Perhaps you have or are about to have a child in college. On their behalf, will you support the work and ministry Katie is about to begin? Katie would be happy to meet you and share more with you about her conversion and upcoming missionary work with FOCUS. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-789-1370. Thank you.
Help Wanted: Volunteers to help clean church & altar linens
Attention Scouts, NHS members and those needing service hours: please contact Dorée Lynch at email@example.com. We can certainly use your help on Saturday mornings, as well as some help with linen washings.
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Help Wanted: Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament
Please consider committing to one of the following hours for Eucharistic Adoration:
Monday: 2:00am, 3:00am, 6:00am, 5:00pm, 8:00pm
Friday: 4:00am, 6:00am, 7:00am
Saturday: 3:00pm, 8:00pm
There is also a great need for Prayer Partners for all hours. For more information and to sign-up, please call David or Fran Grattan at 480-460-4134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adoration Chapel is open 24 hours a day and is located on the east side of the church. Enter from the north parking lot by way of the Prayer Garden.
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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.
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 enough for two adults and prepared in disposable containers (please, NO fish).
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.
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First Saturday Rosary Hike
Aug 2, 2014 (8:15a - 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 reflection along the way and will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
When: Sat, Aug 2 - 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 email@example.com.
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Aug 2, 2014 (7:00a - 12:00p)
The Altar Servers from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church are holding a car wash as a fundraiser to for their back-to-school supplies. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Aug 5, 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 Masses:
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Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting
Aug 7, 2014 (7:00p)
Our monthly meeting will occur Thu, Aug 7 at 7:00pm. If you haven’t come to a meeting in a while, this would be a good opportunity. The air conditioner will be on and we have a lot to discuss for the upcoming months activities! Come support the new officers for the new fraternal year for the council.
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Holy Day of Obligation: Fri, Aug 15
Aug 14, 2014
Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thu, Aug 14 6:00pm Vigil Mass
Fri, Aug 15 8:15am, 6:00pm
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St. Gerard Circle: Open House
Aug 28, 2014 (6:00p - 8:00p)
Join us for Saint Gerard Circle's Annual Open House on Thu, Aug 28 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Center.
Find out about our many activities: monthly meetings with great speakers, spiritual support, family events, Mom's Night Outs, and charity outreach. Win door prizes & enjoy refreshments!
Activities & crafts will be provided for children.
Annual Membership is only $20.
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Annual Joe Hasulak Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Sep 13, 2014 (7:30a)
Our annual Joe Hasulak Memorial Charity Golf Tournament will be taking place on Sat, Sep 13. It will be hosted at the prestigious Whirlwind Golf Club. This will be a four person scramble with a 7:30am Shotgun start.
Over the last 20 years, over $100,000 has been donated to charity from the proceeds of this tournament! This year's charities will be Maggie's Place and St. Mary's Food Bank. As with last years' tournament, we will be hosting the Wounded Warriors to come and play with us!
We are looking for sponsors and golfers! There are multiple levels of sponsorship available which also includes sponsoring a Wounded Warrior to play.
The best rate is to sign up as a foursome, but you also can sign up as a single!
To find out more information, please contact Chuck Fraas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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7th Annual MP9K - A Race for Maggie’s Place Arizona
Oct 5, 2014
Sponsored by: Luis Gonzalez – Going Gonzo For Kids
at Arts Park at Tempe Town Lake Sun, Oct 5 at 7:23am
9K Run, 10K Run, 5K Run / Walk, 5K Stroller Push, Diaper Dash and Kids’ Dash
Join us at our 7th Annual MP9K in Tempe, AZ. Bring your friends and family to this fun, family oriented and stroller friendly event! Participants receive a custom Tech shirt and a chip timed result.
100% of the proceeds benefit Maggie’s Place.
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