CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH
My Dear Parishioners,
As we enter into these final months of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, I wanted to share with you today some good news concerning vocations to the priesthood this year in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
In 1964, when I entered the Seminary, we had about 200 students in St. John’s College and about 100 students in St. John’s Seminary, Graduate Division. During the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, the number dropped off greatly, but I am pleased to say that we do seem to be on an upswing – Thanks be to God!
Here is some of the good news of vocations in 2016:
· 9 new priests ordained on June 4th
· 7 new transitional deacons ordained on August 13th
· 26 new seminarians entered this Fall – 15 new men at St. John’s Seminary,
· 11 new men at Juan Diego House,
· Plus 4 men who graduated in May from Juan Diego House and also entered 1st Theology at St. John’s Seminary
· 93 Total Seminarians for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
The preparation time for priesthood today is approximately six years of preparation for the average young man who may be going in after college.
I ask you to remember in your prayers all the young men who are studying for the priesthood and let us pray that God will continue to bless us with young men and women who will follow Jesus in the priesthood and in religious life.
Please check the tables at our church entrance for dates, times and places that the Office of Vocations is offering Discernment Groups in 2016-2017,
Monsignor Liam Kidney,
BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS
OCTOBER 1, 2016
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in Pacific Palisades
Pacific Palisades has experienced an increase in its home-less population over the past several years.
In October of 2014 a group of local people formed the
Pacific Palisades Task Force
Force is made up of community volunteers committed to
the serious issues associated
with the homeless. They have decided to
out to a
group of experts that have experience in empowering
to rebuild thei
r lives. This group is the
OPCC and our local task force is hoping to work
them in trying to respond to
this challenge in our community.
We here at Corpus Christ are have committed a fund to support the task force.
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New session of RCIA forming soon!
If you would like to learn more about the Catholic Church, deepen your relationship with God, and receive the sacraments of initiation- Baptism, First Holy Communion, and/or Confirmation, then RCIA may be for you!
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the place for adults to learn about the church, and prepare to receive the sacraments. New session beginning soon.
Contact Jane Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You are most welcome!
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This month we are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct. Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments.
Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket.
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