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Welcome to Corpus Christi Church, located in beautiful Pacific Palisades, near Santa Monica and Malibu, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Corpus Christi is a Catholic parish that was built in Pacific Palisades in 1950 and has attracted Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Malibu residents for many years.

In sixty years Corpus Christi Parish has grown from a nucleus of one hundred dedicated souls to the active membership of twenty three hundred families that it has today.

Corpus Christi School was established in 1951, and provides a Catholic co-education experience to the community of Pacific Palisades within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.



Corpus Christi Office
880 Toyopa Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-1328




Mass Schedule

8 am, 5:30 pm Vigil Mass

8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am,
5:30 pm

Holy Days
8 am, 12 noon, 6 pm

8 am, 5:30 pm

Sunday afternoon by appt.

Monday - Sunday, 5 pm - First Friday, 12 noon, 5 pm

Annointing of the sick

On request. Please call the office early in serious illness


By arrangement 6 months in advance



My Dear Parishioners,

We have a tradition in our Catholic Church of Holy Days. Originally these days were also intended to be days of rest, but they are unique to the Catholic Church, so they are not usually civil holidays. Therefore, church attendance on these Holy Days becomes difficult for many Catholics.

The church tries to deal with this issue as best as they can from a spiritual and a practical point of view. One such Holy Day, which we celebrate this week, is the Feast of the Ascension (This coming week on May 25):

“So then, the Lord Jesus, when he had spoken

to them was taken up into Heaven and sat

down at the right hand of God.”

If you are not able to attend Mass on the Feast of the Ascension, you would never hear these words proclaimed since this is the only time that they appear in the Lectionary.

This is an important part of the story and brings TRANSITION into the new Christian community. If Jesus did not ascent into heaven his Holy Spirit could not have come upon the new family of Christians; and, because of the coming of that Spirit to the new family of Christians, the message of Jesus was carried to the whole world.

Beginning a few years ago, Catholics in the Western United States were given permission from Rome to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension on the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Therefore, by moving the celebration of this feast to Sunday, when the vast majority of Catholics make every attempt to come together, the linkage of all the elements of the Paschal Mystery of Christ is kept alive.

Siempre Adelante!

Monsignor Liam Kidney,









Come 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.






Sunday School Coordinator Recruitment





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!"





Handmade Scapulars
Beautiful handmade brown scapulars. During the
sewing of the scapular, the Rosary is prayed the
entire time. The brown scapulars are available by calling
Emel Kassar at 310-962-7647.

Proceeds go to feeding the poor (mainly children).






Altar Server Training

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 training sessions.

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 Communion are
welcome to be trained.




Coffee and Kids
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 Out
the last Wednesday of every month. Please email Katye
Miller at 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.




Homeless Outreach
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 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 force.

Click 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 DirectFaith 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.

Read more ....




First Annual Catholic Coalition
for Habitat for Humanity