January 28-29, 2006
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A first-ever Mardi Gras Parish Food Fair is coming….have you a favorite recipe you want to showcase?
Something NEW is on the horizon for the weekend prior to Ash Wednesday. These weeks between the end of Christmas and the beginning of Lent are when our Southern friends celebrate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), which traditionally reaches its culmination this year on Tuesday, February 28th, with the revelry ceasing with the arrival of Ash Wednesday at Midnight. Following each of the Masses on the weekend of February 25-26 we will be featuring our first-ever Mardi Gras Parish Food Fair with groups and individuals having an opportunity to showcase an ethnic or personal food for purchase and enjoyment after ALL the Masses. This is not competitive (like the Chili competition….sorry Lou!) but rather a festive and fun way to enjoy each other’s favorite foods and perhaps even generate a little bit of revenue for the Building Fund. Participants must provide their own cooking equipment, coolers, camp stoves/barbeques, etc. The parish will provide plates, napkins eating utensils, awnings, tables (and lighting for the 5:00 p.m. Mass.) Each participant is asked to fund their own food purchase as their donation to the effort (like we did for the Chili competition) , and then further donating all proceeds from food sales to the Building Fund. As a special opportunity, established Parish Ministries and Organizations will be allowed to keep 50% of their proceeds for their own use and the other 50% to be donated to the Parish Building Fund. There is NO REGISTRATION or PARTICIPATION FEE. Applications/registrations to help us arrange for orderly set-up are now available on the Concierge Shelves. If you want further information please make contact with Tim Moran at 215-2676 or Mark Coleman at 362-9024. Move over Cooking Channel, look out New Orleans….Corpus Christi’s Mardi Gras Parish Food Fair is coming….heat up the ovens, break out the saucepans…and share your favorite family recipes. And yes…the Bacon Booth will make its debut!
Corpus Christi Couples Ministry will be nibbling and sipping for Valentine’s Day….
Share some red & white with your valentine...wine that is. The Corpus Christi Couples Ministry is hosting a wine tasting on February 12th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at The Reserve Wine Bar & Shop in Ladera Ranch. Ed Manetta, owner and instructor at UCI of 10 different wine classes, will host 12 couples only for wine tasting and light hors d'oeuvres at $50 a couple. Please call Laura Armor at (949) 481-9108 for more details. This event is only available to 12 couples so please call today to reserve your spot!
Still quite the ways off, but just so you get these events on your long-term calendar….
February 25-26, Mardi Gras Parish Food Fair after all the Masses
March 1st, Ash Wednesday, Lent Begins
March 11-12, Corpus Christi’s tip of the hat to all things Irish…go Harp…go Guinness!
April 8-9, Palm Sunday Weekend
April 14, Good Friday Prayer Breakfast
April 15, Easter Vigil, Candidates and Catechumens are welcomed and received into the Catholic Faith
April 16, Easter Sunday
May 6, Women’s Luncheon and Fashion Show at Mission Viejo Country Club featuring clothing by Coldwater Creek.
June 3-4, Pentecost and Parish Ministry Fair following all the Masses
June 12. Parish Golf Tournament at Aliso Viejo Golf Club
June 17-18, Feast of Corpus Christi, Parish 7th Anniversary (also Father’s Day weekend)
July 18-19-20, Bethlehem Village Summer Experience
And you thought PSA would only be in the homily!!??
Special thanks to all who responded to this weekend’s Pastoral Services Appeal. Without trying to sound judgmental, we Roman Catholics frequently enjoy the anonymity of our very large parishes…because we can sort of go unnoticed and slip away whenever assorted appeals are made to get us involved in one thing or another. There can be an attitude of…. ‘I’m too busy’ or… ‘Let someone else take care of it.’ When it comes to the Pastoral Services Appeal, this particular effort is about generating LARGE quantities of money for OUR HOME, the home in which our FAMILY will gather. None of us likes to have to pay for expensive undertakings….I am pretty sure that most of us would rather have some sort of sugar-daddy pay our way…or magically have someone win the Lotto and do it for us. BUT….that is a fantasy that doesn’t work in most aspects of our lives, and especially doesn’t hold water when it comes to funding our own construction efforts. With 1500 families, you might be tempted to think that this would be a pretty easy undertaking, after all, with $100 a month ($20 a week or so) from each and every family for the remaining 10 months of 2006 would very generously fund our loan-repayment efforts. What happens however, is that each and every family does not choose to participate. The reasons for people choosing to not participate in our FAMILY focus and effort range from extreme financial hardship to some people seeing the parish merely as a convenient place to go to Mass but not someplace in which they are willing to contribute their hard-earned money. Aside from the generating of loan-repayment monies, the Pastoral Services Appeal is a prime opportunity for us to SERIOUSLY consider what it means to belong to a parish. It is here where we come into contact with the 2000 year-old story of Jesus Christ, it is here that we find comfort and challenge from each other’s presence, it is here that we will laugh, cry and struggle to make sense of our lives. It is here that we will celebrate new births, moments of passage and maturation and final farewells as the door of death closes on those we cherish. It is here that the RICHNESS and FULLNESS of life is lived in a manner that gives it meaning and purpose. In a culture that has made it very convenient to be insulated form each other, it is within our home where we discover the responsibilities of being FAMILY….and equally the abundant blessings that are ours for the taking with participation. In order for us to be Corpus Christi, in order for us to continue on the unique paths we are trying to navigate, we absolutely need the personal commitment and investment by all those who call Corpus Christi home. It is an absolute need that we each lay claim not only to the richness of who we are….but the responsibility that comes with being Corpus Christi. Right now (and for the foreseeable years to come) part of that responsibility is to pay for our home…..and I would ask that each and every person who avails of the graces of Corpus Christi to financially contribute to this FAMILY EFFORT. Most good things require hard work and sacrifice and the funding of our construction is no different. If you have not yet made a PSA pledge…..please, please, please….we can’t be as strong or as grace-filled without you as we can be with you…..we need you…..please, please, please, make a PSA pledge and help us become what God is calling us to be. Love, Fr. Fred K.
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