My Dear Parishioners,
As we begin the
month of May, the church reminds us, once again,
of Mary’s influence in our spiritual lives.
She is the inspiration for each of us as we walk
the road of faith and put the word of God into practice.
I have always
been inspired by the humility, strength, and discernment
of this young teenage girl who said “yes”
to being the mother of Christ. Her answer, freely
given, was arguably the most important “yes”
the world has even known. She is the ultimate example
of unconditional commitment to God’s will.
life reflected her complete commitment to God, and,
as the challenge of her call became clearer, she
had to draw upon her resources of immense courage
and perseverance, strength of character, and bold
One of the best
ways I know to deepen our connection to Mary is
to pray the rosary. Saying the prayers, reflecting
on the mysteries, and asking for her intercession
has been a blessing and a source of comfort and
St. John Paul
II once said, “From Mary we learn to surrender
to God’s will in all things. From Mary we
learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From
Mary we learn to love Christ, her Son and the Son
Mary models for
us the conviction that, despite pain and suffering,
life is good because “God is with us!”
Home to Corpus Christi!
The Feast of Corpus
Christi falls on Father’s Day this year, and
we are planning to celebrate our parish feast day,
our wonderful fathers, and our parish and school alumni
all at the same time! We invite you to spend the morning
at Corpus Christi, beginning with the 9:30 a.m. Mass,
followed by a party in the school yard. Please alert
and invite your children who graduated from our school,
your friends who have moved away, and those who may
not come as often anymore. All are welcome to be a
part of this celebration of our wonderful parish and
school, June 18th at 9:30 a.m.
For the second
time this year our dear summer visitor from Rome,
Fr. Angelo di Berardino, O.S.A. has received an honorary
doctorate degree. On March 29th the Universidad Catolia
de Cuyo in San Juan, Argentina bestowed this honor
on Fr. Angelo, noted scholar, teacher and editor of
The Atlas of Ancient Christianity and the three volume
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity, published by
Oxford Press. Angelo resides at the Institutum Patristicum
Augustinianum across from the Vatican. We are so proud
of him and thrilled to see him acknowledged for his
life's work. We shall celebrate this latest honor
when he arrives at Corpus Christi this summer. In
the meantime, break open your best red wine, raise
a glass and say "Felicitazioni!"
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.
Say We Have Nothing” takes us back to China's
Civil War sharing
the lives of two successive generations who lived
through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children
who became the students protesting in
Tiananmen Square. Written by Madeleine Thien, the
March selection for
the Corpus Christi Fiction Book Group was shortlisted
for the Man Booker
Prize 2016. Join us Tuesday, March 28 at 8:30 am in
the Conference Room.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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 our community.
We here at Corpus
Christ are have committed a fund to support the task
here to donate to the Homeless Outreach
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
Faith Direct also
offers you personalized offertory cards to replace
your envelopes for the collection basket.
Annual Catholic Coalition
for Habitat for Humanity