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July 2018 eNewsletter

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July Altar Duty

July 1

Peter's Pence

Aloysia LeMaire

July 15

Church in Africa

Mary LeMaire

July 22

Works of Mercy

 

 

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REMINDER

Due to the priests vacations, there will NOT be any 8 a.m. Daily Mass, Monday-Saturday during the month of July. The 5:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday Masses remain unchanged. All Masses resume August 1st.

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration will be held on Sunday, August 5th, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and closing with Benediction at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Independence Day

July 4

Just a reminder that the Parish Offices will be closed on July 4th in honor of Independence Day.  We will reopen, Thursday, July 5th at 8:30 a.m.

 

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW PARISH APP

We are proud to annouce that we have a Parish App.  The App allows you to have all the parish information at your fingertips, including Online Giving, the Bulletin, Mass Times, Daily Meditations and so much more.  You can also sign up for notifications for the ministries you are interested in to get the latest news and updates.  This is a vital tool for our parish to communicate with our parishioners.  Go to your play store and download the App today.  Search for St Patrick Corpus Christi.

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Why not join the morning Men’s Bible Study Group?  We meet on Thursday mornings from 6:30-7:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall. We are currently studying the Book of Joshua.  Bring your Bible to study, discuss and learn. Coffee and rolls are served.  All men are encouraged to come.

 

Altar & Rosary Annual Card Party

Join us on Thursday, July 5th from 1-5 p.m. in the Parish Hall for our Annual Card Party.  It's a great way to visit and play your favorite game and enjoy some sweet treats.  If you have a favorite game, bring it.  The cost is $8.00.  This is one of the few fundraisers for our Altar & Rosary Society during the year.  Please support their ministry.  Everyone is welcome!

 

 

CCD NEWS

Pre-Registration for 2018-19 is ongoing.  Forms are available online, in the CCD office or in the back of the church on the CCD bulletin board.  Completed forms can be filled out and emailed online, mailed, dropped off in the CCD office, or put in the church collection basket.  New students nee to provide a copy of their birth certificate and baptismal and Communion dates, Church and City if already received.  CCD classes are offered to children from Pre-K to 8th grade.  Children in Pre-K must be 3 years of age before Sept. 1st.

The only day for Registration will be August 19th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the School.

Visit the Religious Education page for more information.

The Nursery has closed for the summer.  Babysitting during the 10:30 a.m. Mass will resume September 9th.

 

Youth News

 

Check the Bulletin for Summer Meetings & Events.

Confirmation

Registration for classes will begin in September.  Registration has begun.  Please register, forms are online and in the back of the church.  Confirmation I students who are going to JPII or IWA still need to register (fees exempt) even though they do not attend classes for Confirmation I.  All students need to turn in a copy of their Baptism Certificate and 1st Communion Certificate.  Click here for the Registration form.

Confirmation Parent Meeting will be on Monday, September 10th in the Parish Hall at 7 p.m. (Parents of children in JPII or IWA do NOT have to attend this meeting.)

 

ConnectNOW

MY OWN CHURCH

Our parishioner software allows you to REGISTER & UPDATE your families information.  Once logged in you are able to see and print your contributions, see Religious Ed information if your child is in Catechesis and update personal information i.e. phone numbers, addresses, etc.  If you would like to have access to your information, this is a safe and secure website.  This is a very important tool for the parish and it will help us keep the most current contact information for your family.

TO SIGN UP:  Log in to connectnow.parishsoft.com/corpuschristi

After you  are on the website, click on New User.  Another screen will appear and you fill out the information.  The Organization will be St Patrick, Corpus Christi.  You create the username you wish to use.  Fill in your First Name, Last Name, Phone #, Address, email, etc… and click submit registration.  Once you’re registration has been approved, you will receive an email with a temporary password.  Once you log in the first time, you will need to change your password.

 

RCIA

RCIA will begin registering soon.  Please call the Parish Office at 855-7391 to speak to one of the priests or Sr. Avelina. 

RCIA Sessions Begin

Classes will be on Wednesdays beginning in August (check bulletin for details) in the Upper Room of the Parish Hall from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Click here for the Registration form.  Forms will be emailed directly to Sr. Avelina.

 

Men's 1st Friday and Mass

The Men's 1st Friday and Mass will not be held in July due to the priest's vacations and the holiday.  Hope to see you there next month.

 

Caring Friends (Meal) Ministry

Funerals of loved ones are a trying time for families. Providing a lunch following the funeral is an opportunity to give some measure of comfort and support to families that speaks to the value of being a part of a parish community. St. Patrick’s welcomes this ministry of dedicated volunteers who coordinate the food (side dishes and desserts), serve the meals and do all the set up and clean up entailed. More volunteers are always appreciated and needed as 'regular' volunteers are not always available. Please consider this ministry as a valuable contribution to the life of the Parish. We are grateful to have such committed people who serve in this capacity as the need arises. THANK YOU!

If you have questions about this ministry, or would like to become a volunteer, please contact Diana Salinas at 361-877-0377.

 
We meet in Our Lady of Knock Hall (OLK-A) on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We invite you to come and join us for an overview of the main events in the HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH!  The next Bible Study topic will be the Ephesians beginning August 1st.
 

Knights of Columbus Meetings

The Knights of Columbus meet on the 2nd Monday of every Month.  If you're interested in joining or just to see what the Knights' are all about.  We'd love to have you Rene Towns, Recruitment Team Co-Chair, (361) 563-8901 or e-mail: rctowns@gmail.com

 

Blood Drive

The Blood Mobile will be here Sunday, July 8th from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall Parking Lot. Help give the gift of life! 

 

We are looking for volunteers to usher at all 5 weekend Masses.  An usher serves a vital function in parish life because he or she is one of the first persons that parishioners and newcomers meet on entering the church prior to worship.  By their warm greeting, gathering of the offertory and other services, ushers not only create a welcoming atmosphere but also facilitate the smooth flow of the Mass.  If you’re interested call Wayne Hoffer at 947-1945 or Chuck Broadwick at 813-7970.

 

School News

 

Registration for 2018-2019

St. Patrick School is currently registering children for the 2018-2019 school year. Our mission is to educate children to know, love, and serve God through religion, academics, physical activities, fine arts and community service. For more information or to make an appointment to visit with the principal and tour the school please call the school office at 852-1211 from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Important Dates
Jul 19       Final Registration and New Parent Orientation
Jul 29       5-7 p.m. Welcome Back Family Picnic Covered Gym
Aug 3       1-3 p.m. Meet the Teacher

Office schedule 
The school office will be open during the July 2 – 7th Office Closed
July 9     9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 16     9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
July 23     8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
July 30     8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Halloween Carnival
Interested in serving on the Halloween Carnival Committee, contact Elizabeth Roberts at 443-6549, Beth Garza at bethmgarza@hotmail.com and Jackie Orchard 658-5140 or email Jackiet_516@yahoo.com. We will start meeting this summer!  *We are also looking for donations for our raffle or sponsorships for carnival rides. 

Have a safe summer!

 

 

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