Rest in peace, Deacon Frank Hodges

Frank Hodges, 93, deacon at Corpus Christi, died in hospice at his home early this morning. His son Addison was with him when he passed. Funeral arrangements are being made for Friday, January 15th at 10:00 AM. Due to COVID restrictions the funeral at Corpus Christi will be limited to those invited by Frank’s children. We will send out a link later this week for others to join online.
Funeral details are being planned today with Frank’s three children and Rich Bozzelli, who will preside.

Please keep Frank, his family and friends in your prayers.

Announcements From Our Pastor 1/17/21

Dear Parishioners,

Ordinary Time – this weekend we begin having our Sunday liturgies in Ordinary Time. I would venture to say – that considering what we as a nation and as a democratic people have had to deal with since November, 2020 – this has definitely not been an ordinary time.

However, hopefully, all the chaos will come to a conclusion this week as the nation inaugurates a new President, Joe Biden. We need to pray for him this week and especially on Wednesday. I am afraid he will need all the help we can give him by and with our prayers. What he is about to enter into is not going to be a piece of cake. So, pray for him today, tomorrow and throughout his term of office!

Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 1/10/21

Dear Parishioners,

As I mentioned during the Christmas celebrations – God made us a promise and God fulfilled it in sending us his Son. Recall I said that on the day of our baptism a promise was made as well. In this case, the promise was made by us – that we would be faithful to the call we have been given as members of the Body of Christ.

Today we remember the Baptism of the Lord and as we do let us also remember our own baptismal day. Let us make sure that in this New Year we will allow the promise we made to be lived out through our words and deeds each and every day.

Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 1/3/21

Dear Parishioners,

Epiphany – this is the feast that celebrates the fact that three wise men – magi – from the East came to visit the newborn Jesus.

This, for us, celebrates the fact that Jesus came not just for one nation but for all peoples and for all nations.

So as we celebrate this feast, let us give thanks that Jesus manifested himself to these wise men and pray that he continues to manifest himself in our world through each and every one of us.

Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 12/27/20

Dear Parishioners,

Happy almost New Year!

I don’t know about you but I will certainly be glad when 2020 is over and done at the end of this week

We have certainly been through a lot over this past year – lots of very difficult challenges that we and our nation and the world have had to face. I certainly hope that the new Year will be more kind to all of us in some little way.

Let us ask the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary and Joseph – who had to face many challenges in their lives as well – let us ask them to journey in a special way with us this year. And when we must face any challenge or struggle or difficulty of and sort – physical, emotional or psychological – let us pray that their example, their prayers and their support will enable us to face it all!

So let us pray earnestly that 2021 will be a better year for all of us and for the world!!

Peace!

Fr. Marty.

Announcements From Our Pastor 12/20/20

Dear Parishioners,

Here we are celebrating the final Sunday of Advent already. The Gospel this weekend reminds us of what we are preparing for – the great celebration of the coming of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, whose birth we shall remember this week.

Thanks be to God, that the virgin Mary was willing to say ‘yes’ to God’s salvation plan and to her humble role in that plan.

We too, are part of that salvific plan and like Mary we all have a role to play in bringing Jesus present in our world through our word and our deeds.

In these most challenging times, let us pray that Mary intercede to God for us and for our world. May her Son, the Prince of Peace, bring peace and tranquility to our world and to each of us.

Peace!

Fr. Marty.