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July 2017 eNewsletter

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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

We will NOT have Adoration in July.  It will resume Sunday, August 3rd.

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, Wednesday, 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.

OnLine Giving

 

 

Prayer Blanket Ministry

The Prayer Blanket Ministry will be meeting Saturday, July 15th from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  They are looking for new volunteers to help keep this ministry going.  Sewing skills are NOT a requirement.  There are many other ways you can help.  This ministry brings comfort to those who are struggling or suffering, sick, in the hospital or bedridden.  These beautiful lap blankets (3x4 approximately) are prayed over as they are made and come with a prayer booklet with prayers for the recipient.  Knowing that people have prayed for them and that the blankets have been blessed by our priests, goes a long way in their healing process.   We often run out of the blankets at the rectory, because so many people ask for them.  The success of this ministry is due completely to the volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and prayer to this rewarding ministry.  If you have a couple of hours once a month to help out, show up this Saturday or call Liz at 443-6086.  Donations of fabric, thread and other sewing items are always welcome.

 

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 Genesis.  Bring your Bible to study, discuss and learn. Coffee and rolls are served.  All men are encouraged to come.

 

 

CCD NEWS

Pre-Registration for 2017-18 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 20th from 9 a.m. - 1:30 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 10th.

 

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 11th 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.

 
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.

 

Knights of Columbus #1202

The Knights of Columbus Council 1202 has made available, the DVD, FATHER MICHAEL McGIVNEY, The Story of the Connecticut Priest who founded the Knights of Columbus.  It is available for delivery at $ 15.00.   Or men discerning KC 1202 membership may check out a copy form our KC 1202 library by contacting me or Rene Towns , Recruitment Team C0-Chair, (361) 563-8901 or e-mail: rctowns@gmail.com

 

Blood Drive

The Blood Mobile will be here Sunday, July 23rd from 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall Parking Lot. Help give the gift of life! 

 

School News

Exciting News for our 2017-2018 School Year!

We have added a full-time Acceleration/Enrichment teacher. Next year, we will have Mrs. Susan Buquet and Mrs. AnaLiza Stelker as our Acceleration/Enrichment Teachers.  We will also be adding a Math and Robotics Club.

Important Dates for 2017-2018

The school office will be open during the following times, the week of:
July 3 Office Closed
July 10 9 am – 3 pm
July 17 9 am – 3 pm
July 24 8 am – 4 pm
July 31 8 am - 4 pm

Halloween Carnival

Interested in serving on the Halloween Carnival Committee, contact Elizabeth Roberts at 443-6549 or bethmgarza@hotmail.com and Jackie Durr Orchard 658-5140 Jackiet_516@yahoo.com.  We will start meeting this summer! 

Have a safe summer!

 

 

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