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):
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.
Home to Corpus Christi!
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
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