Awakening to the Catholic Church

11-19-2017Marlo Smith, from Catholic Answers Magazine, Nov-Dec 2017 issue

I was baptized Catholic and grew up in a Catholic family. Like many Catholic families, we attended Mass most weeks, said prayers now and then, and were taught the basics about God, Jesus, and Mary. Yet I never saw the Catholic Church for what it was; I never realized the enormous comfort, strength, and wisdom contained in the Church. I spent so many years of my life looking for answers and fulfillment in all the wrong places, not realizing that the treasure I was looking for was right before me all along! This is the journey that led me back to the church and awakened me to its abundant grace and beauty.

As a young adult, I attended Mass somewhat regularly but would describe myself as a half-hearted Catholic at best. I loved God and wanted to serve him, but wasn't convinced that I necessarily needed a religion or church to do that. I was married and had my first son by the age of twenty-one, so I went to church mainly for my son's sake.

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Events & Announcements

Help Wanted: Adoration Adorers

Consider spending an hour with Our Lord.

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Children's Liturgy of the Word and Family Mass Dates

Corpus Christi Catholic Church offers a Family Mass and Children's Liturgy of the Word once a month at the 8:30am Sunday mass. Families, please join us as we celebrate God's word.

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Grief Support Program

Mondays 9:30-11:30am

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St. Vincent de Paul Giving Tree Program

Please take a gift tag or two, and return the wrapped gifts between now and 12:00pm on Dec 17.

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St. Gerard Circle: Weekly Playdate

Every Friday* from 9:00-11:00am in the Parish Nursery. All moms and their children are welcome to join us.

*Please note that the first Friday of the month we will hold our monthly meeting with an invited speaker.

Presentation: Sharing Holiday Time with Loved Ones with Dementia
Nov 25 10:00am - 11:00am

at St. Benedict's Church in Annex 2

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Meeting
Dec 1 9:00am - 11:30am

in the Parish Center

11th Annual Knights Kids Shopping Spree
Dec 2 6:00am

The Knights' Kids Program does more than provide a wondrous Christmas for needy children; it also rekindles in the adults and their families the spirit of love and deep awareness that we are indeed one another's keeper.

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Men of St. Joseph Men's Group: Wednesday Evening Speaker Series
Dec 6 6:30pm

Guest Speaker: Fr. Paul Sullivan, Director of Vocations

in the Parish Center

Fri, Dec 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - is a Holy Day of Obligation
Dec 8

Mass times: 6:00pm Vigil Mass, 6:30am, 8:15am, 7:00pm