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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
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.

This new 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


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,

I remember going to Sunday Mass in Ireland as a kid, and very few people would receive Communion. At some Masses, the final Mass of the day, it wasn’t even offered and it was only the priest who received Communion.

There are different reasons why fewer people went to Communion in the past. One was probably the “Eucharist Fast”; the expectation of fasting from midnight the day before. The other reason is that it was not the custom or tradition to go to Communion frequently.

Beginning with Vatican II there was an encouragement to go to Communion more frequently. With the reforms of Vatican II, we were told that “the whole people were giving thanks and praise at the altar table.” The communion fast was reduced and frequent Communion was encouraged for all. Sharing the Sunday Eucharist would be something that Catholics do and would be a sign of what Catholics are.

One of the other changes that has happened since 1960 is receiving Communion under both species, host and chalice. This concept was slowly extended to more and more people over the years. For example, to the Liturgical Ministers at a Sunday Mass, to the bride and groom on the day of their wedding, to the family at a Funeral Mass, and to the congregation on Holy Thursday and at the Easter Vigil service.

Since 1978, we have been encouraged by the American Bishops to extend this practice to all of our Sunday Masses. At any parish Sunday Mass, Communion may be received by all who wish from the consecrated wine as well as the consecrated bread. There is actually nothing new in this practice. For the first 600 years of the Church’s life, both eating and drinking were the normal manner of Communion for everyone. Then, from about the 12th Century, only a priest was allowed to drink from the chalice.

We are a Church that eats bread and drinks wine. We are a Church and a religion that are not ashamed to need such human things and such simple gifts as bread and wine. Eating and drinking, day by day, sustains us, and is a delight for the spirit.

Siempre Adelante!

Monsignor Liam Kidney,






















Summer Visiting Priests


During the month of July, Corpus Christi will be blessed to
have two visiting priests staying with us.

Fr. Angelo, from the Augustinian Community in the Vatican, who has been with us in the summer for the past twenty something years, and a friend of Fr. George from India, Fr. Sebastian.

Please make them feel welcome if you see them on the church patio.

















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