My Dear Parishioners,
Next weekend is
Respect Life Sunday and the beginning of Respect
Life Month in the Catholic communities throughout
the United States. This annual tradition is now
in its forty-sixth year.
This is the time of the year when we, as Catholics,
should renew our personal commitment to defend all
human life, especially the most vulnerable members
of the human family.
The question we face is how can we coexist in a
society lacking the shared belief that we are called
to care for those unable to care for themselves,
not to neglect, abuse or kill them?
The theme of this year’s Respect Life Program
is “Be Not Afraid”.
Building a culture of life will always require
us, as Christians, to go out into the world, to
cultivate what Pope Francis calls a “culture
This is not something we can do by ourselves –
God will “guide the humble to justice”;
we only must follow where his voice leads, knowing
that his plan is always triumphant in the end.
In November of 2001, the United States Conference
of Catholic Bishops issued the following statement:
We proclaim that human life is a precious gift
from God; that each person who receives this gift
has responsibilities toward God, self and others;
and that society, through its laws and social institutions,
must protect and nurture human life at every stage
of its existence.
Here at Corpus Christi we have a number of events
coming up during this month in support of Life,
including a baby bottle drive, and a pumpkin carving
event for foster children. Also, please check out
the bulletin board at our church entrance, which
is lovingly created and kept current by the member
of our Respect Life Ministry.
HERE FOR FLYER
SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORMS
Beautiful handmade brown scapulars. During the
sewing of the scapular, the Rosary is prayed the
entire time. The brown scapulars are available by
Emel Kassar at 310-962-7647.
Proceeds go to
feeding the poor (mainly children).
Calling all youngsters
in grades 5-12! We invite you to be a part of the
Corpus Christi Altar Server program.
Training for new servers begins soon, and we invite
all youth who will be
going IN to grades 6- 12 to participate in upcoming
Please call the parish office 310-454-1328 and ask
for Jane Richardson,
our Liturgy Director, who can fill you in on the details.
All girls and boys
who have been baptized and received their First Holy
welcome to be trained.
We invite you to join Coffee and Kids, a playgroup
for Moms and Kids ages 0-5. We hold
playdates every Friday morning and on select
Friday afternoons, and we meet for a Moms’ Night
the last Wednesday of every month. Please email Katye
Miller at email@example.com for more information
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 our community.
We here at Corpus
Christ are have committed a fund to support the task
here to donate to the Homeless Outreach
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