My Dear Parishioners,
This year the U. S. Catholic
bishops are asking us to participate in 9 Days for
Life – a digital pilgrimage from January 21
In his address to Congress, Pope Francis reminded
us “every life is sacred; every human person
is endowed with an inalienable dignity.” Through
his words and actions, the Pope challenges us to also
care for our brothers and sisters.
Bring pro-life refers to
the taking of innocent life from those who have no
say in the matter and includes any type of murder,
genocide, abortion, euthanasia, or willful self-destruction
– whatever violates the integrity of the human
Being pro-life is about
cherishing and protecting each person and his or her
life at every stage and in every circumstance. This
is why the Catholic Bishops are asking us to participate
in this 9 Days for Life event.
Wherever you are, you can
join with thousands across the country in praying
for increased respect for life, in reaching out to
others, and in sharing the joyful truth that every
life is worth living.
You can download the novena
online, or receive it through Facebook, email, text
message or an app. You'll be able to access new intentions,
brief reflections, suggested actions, and more each
day. (Sign up at 9daysforlife.com.)
If social media isn't your
preferred way of connecting with others, you can find
some other creative suggestions at 9daysforlife.com.
My dear friends, as you
come up with resolutions for the New Year, ask yourself
how you can spread a culture that values every life,
from the beginning to the end.
Monsignor Liam Kidney,
St. Robert’s Center
in Venice is operated by Catholic Charities and it
is the recipient of the Food for Families collection
held on the first full weekend of every month. It
is the only program on the Westside that feeds homeless
people on weekends. We are blessed to have long-time
volunteers who have consistently delivered this food,
Marilyn and Dave Walsh and Lorraine Holt and Phil
Murrow. Recently we added two new teams of volunteers,
Bill and Carolyn Highberger and Heather and Rick Eyraud.
This past Sunday was a full team effort with Rick
and Heather, both Corpus Christi School alumni with
daughter Zoe, a Corpus Christi first grader and sleeping
baby Logan making the delivery. Thank you to all our
volunteers and special thanks to all those that regularly
make this important program possible with their donations
Registration Forms for
Education Permission Slip
As part of the Annual
Catholic Appeal, Together in Mission supports 81 parishes
and 63 schools in every region of the Archdiocese –
and we’re the only Annual Appeal program in
the country that dedicates every dollar to assisting
parishes and schools that need it. Your gift enables
us to provide essential resources and ministries that
enrich parish life, strengthen families, advance Church
leadership and inspire and educate future generations
of our faith.
in 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 on Homelessness.
This Task Force is made up of community volunteers committed
to compassionately addressing the serious issues associated
with the homeless. They have decided to
reach out to a group of experts that have experience
in empowering homeless people
to rebuild thei r lives. This group is the OPCC and
our local task force is hoping to work
with them in trying to respond to this challenge in
We here at Corpus Christ are have committed a fund to
support the task force.
here to donate to the Homeless Outreach
New session of RCIA
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, email@example.com
for more information. You are most welcome!
here to view flyer
eGiving with Faith Direct
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.
Annual Catholic Coalition for Habitat for Humanity
and Youth Ministry Programs
For Elementary Students (Grades 1 - 8)
Please go to the
page for more information.
Contact for Religious
Education is Jane Young
for High School Students
are now open.
Please go to the Youth
Ministry page for more information.