CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH
My Dear Parishioners,
At the very beginning
of September of 2013, Corpus Christi Parish welcomed
Fr. P. George Fernandaz to our parish. Fr. George’s
plans were to continue his education at LMU and
UCLA and then return to his homeland, India, which
he can now do with a Master’s Degree in Systematic
Theology and a Certificate in TV Writing.
Fr. George came to us from the Catholic Diocese
of Thanjavur in South India and he has said: “For
someone who grew up in a little village in southern
India and did most of his elementary school work
under the shade of trees, the opportunity to come
to the United States and to study in world class
centers of learning was like a dream come true.”
“When you plan to come to the U. S., people
tell you a lot of things to prepare you. Yet, when
I landed here, the country took me by surprise,
“While here I spent a lot of time reading,
writing, traveling and meeting new people. It was
the most beautiful and enriching four years of my
life; and, upon returning to India, I plan to use
the experiences I have had and all the knowledge
I acquired to serve the people of my homeland in
a very meaningful way.”
Fr. George wanted to be sure that we all are aware
of his gratitude to the people of Corpus Christi.
“I loved every minute of my stay with the
Corpus Christi family. The parishioners are so welcoming
and interested in my ministry. Also, I so enjoyed
my stay at the Rectory with Fr. Dennis who was so
supportive and with Fr. Kidney, who spent many evenings
with me over dinner encouraging me in my ministry
and expanding my vision.”
“I will always remain grateful to all of
you for your love, acceptance and generosity”.
My dear friend, Fr. George, we wish you many, many
blessings on the next step in your journey as a
parish priest. You will be sorely missed!!
Live Streaming Mass
We are very excited
that Corpus Christi will soon be able to make our
Sunday Mass available on the Parish website via live
streaming! This means the experience of Mass will
be available to our homebound parishioners and to
anyone else who would like to view our Mass, but is
unable to attend on Sunday.
technology also presents an opportunity for a volunteer
position at Corpus Christi on the Sundays that we
are recording the Mass. We are looking for someone
to help make this a reality. If you are interested,
contact the parish office at 310- 454-1328, or by
email at email@example.com.
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 Out
the last Wednesday of every month. Please email Katye
Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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