CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH
Sunday, December 11th
Sunday School Children’ Christmas Party, 9:30
am at the School
Monday, December 12th
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Religious Ed Children’s
Mass to honor Our Lady, 4:00 pm in Church
Thursday, December 15th
Clergy and rabbis in the Palisades invited to the
Rectory for Holiday Lunch
Friday, December 16th
Our Parish Seniors celebrate their Annual Christmas
Party, beginning at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall
Saturday, December 17th
CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS, 10 AM and 4 PM in Church
Sunday, December 18th
MASS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN and WOMEN WITH NEWBORN BABIES
, 9:30 am in Church
Tuesday, December 20th
CCS Christmas Program in Church, 7:00 pm in Church
Thursday, December 22nd
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE, 6:00 pm in Church
December 24th and 25th
PLEASE SEE OUR CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE ABOVE
My Dear Parishioners,
I was recently reading
a letter written about Advent. The letter was written
about 1,800 years ago, but I found part of it very
insightful and helpful, and I would like to share
this with you.
“We do not preach only one coming of Christ,
but a second as well, much more glorious than the
first. The first coming was marked by patience; the
second coming will bring the crown of a divine kingdom.
In general, what relates to our Lord Jesus Christ
has two aspects. There is a birth from God before
the ages, and a birth from a virgin at the fullness
of time. There is a hidden coming, still in the future.
At the first coming Jesus was wrapped in swaddling
clothes in a manger. At his second coming he will
be clothed in light as in a garment. In the first
coming he endured the cross, despising the shame;
in the second coming he will be in glory, escorted
by an army of angels. We look then beyond the first
coming and we await the second. At the first coming
we said: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the
Lord. At the second we shall go out with the angels
to meet the Lord and cry out in adoration: Blessed
is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
During the season of Advent the Scripture readings
we hear at Mass are concerned with these two comings
of Jesus. In the first two weeks of Advent, the readings
all refer to the future coming of Jesus at the end
of the world when he will return again. The final
two weeks of Advent refer to the first coming of Jesus,
when he came for the first time in the stable of Bethlehem
to bring us the message of love, redemption and salvation.
The Advent season, you will notice, reinforces what
we repeatedly say during our Mass,
Christ has Died. Christ has Risen.
And Christ will Come again.
I hope this will be a wonderful season of reflection
Monsignor Liam Kidney,
St. Robert’s Center
in Venice is operated by Catholic Charities and it
is the recipient of the Food for Families collection
held on the first full weekend of every month. It
is the only program on the Westside that feeds homeless
people on weekends. We are blessed to have long-time
volunteers who have consistently delivered this food,
Marilyn and Dave Walsh and Lorraine Holt and Phil
Murrow. Recently we added two new teams of volunteers,
Bill and Carolyn Highberger and Heather and Rick Eyraud.
This past Sunday was a full team effort with Rick
and Heather, both Corpus Christi School alumni with
daughter Zoe, a Corpus Christi first grader and sleeping
baby Logan making the delivery. Thank you to all our
volunteers and special thanks to all those that regularly
make this important program possible with their donations
Registration Forms for
Education Permission Slip
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
We here at Corpus Christ are have committed a fund to
support the task force.
here to donate to the Homeless Outreach
New session of RCIA
If you would like to learn more
about the Catholic Church, deepen your relationship
with God, and receive the sacraments of initiation-
Baptism, First Holy Communion, and/or Confirmation,
then RCIA may be for you!
The Rite of Christian Initiation
of Adults is the place for adults to learn about the
church, and prepare to receive the sacraments.
New session beginning soon.
Contact Jane Richardson, email@example.com
for more information. You are most welcome!
here to view flyer
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 tuition payments.
Faith Direct also offers
you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes
for the collection basket.
Annual Catholic Coalition for Habitat for Humanity
and Youth Ministry Programs
For Elementary Students (Grades 1 - 8)
Please go to the
page for more information.
Contact for Religious
Education is Jane Young
for High School Students
are now open.
Please go to the Youth
Ministry page for more information.