My Dear Parishioners,
Friday, June 9, we gathered together in the Rectory
backyard area to celebrate our parish volunteers
at a Western Hoedown Cookout Night.
parish volunteers are a group of wonderful people
(over 300 in number) who share their time and energy
to take care of our parish community.
It has become
a tradition here at Corpus Christi to choose one
of our volunteers to represent the many; and, this
year, that Volunteer of the Year is Chris Martinez.
participation in active parish life began at Corpus
Christi in 1981, when she and her husband, Albino,
were married in our church.
When her older
children were students at Corpus Christi School,
Chris volunteered in many ways as a school parent:
serving hot lunches, being a room mother and doing
park, library and playground duty.
Chris has been
a leader in our parish and, over the years has helped
to train many volunteers. She is also a great supporter
of our Respect Life Ministry.
the first Parish Christmas Boutique and the Parish
She shares her
great love and devotion to the Eucharist as the
leader of our Eucharistic Ministers Ministry.
Chris is a leader
in our Annas Ministry and has recently worked with
the Annas volunteers to add stunning new Easter
banners to our environment. These banners and other
new ambo banners are a testament to her creative
ability and her love for her church.
She makes herself
available as a resource for practically any project
that needs to be done at the parish. Chris is an
ambassador for our parish and a kind and generous
In addition, Chris
was recently chosen by the Holy Father as a recipient
of the Papal Benemerenti Medal for her service to
May God Bless
her and her family!
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!"
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
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