Stay Healthy and Informed

In a crisis like this, it’s common for misinformation to spread, and it can be difficult to figure out who and what to trust. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with accurate and helpful info.

Please note, this list will be updated as more resources become available.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

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Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence

1-800-799-7233

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Spiritual Guidance & Prayer Helpline

844.279.0105

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Spiritual

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Corpus Christi Online Prayer Community
The Corpus Christi Parish Online Prayer Ministry exists to bring the praises and petitions of our church and community before the Lord. We invite you to pray with us and, also, to receive prayer.

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Confession / Reconciliation
Saturdays at 3:30 pm in the Rose Garden or email Father Tim directly to set up a time and place for Confession / Reconciliation.
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Stephen Ministers: A Heart For The Hurting
We all go through tough times in life.  Times that are turbulent and unsettling.  In the midst of these challenging seasons, it can be extremely helpful to have someone come alongside us to give understanding and encouragement – to provide stability, hope, and Biblical principles to help us through the storm.
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If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen Minister, please contact our Parish Stephen Ministry Leader, Yani Tanorie at ocmom9498@yahoo.com 
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All requests for Stephen Ministers are kept confidential.
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What is CLASS (Catholic Life And Service Seminars)?
God wants you to take your next step spiritually. That could mean taking steps toward belonging to our church faith family, completing your sacraments, committing to digging into the Bible each day, discovering how God wants to use you to help others, or just learning more about God’s plan for your life. Corpus Christi’s classes are all about those next steps…
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CLASS 101 – Come and See (Discovering our Church Family)
This basic introduction to our church faith family is designed to clearly explain who and what Corpus Christi is. You’ll learn about the church’s teachings on salvation, our parish’s statements of purpose, and Corpus Christi’s strategy and structure. You’ll also hear about the five biblical purposes which are necessary to fulfilling God’s calling for your life, and the plans for the future of Corpus Christi. At the end of the class, you’ll be given the opportunity to sign our Core Values Covenant.
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 CLASS 201 – Follow Me (Discovering My Spiritual Maturity)
Do you want to become more like Jesus? Class 201 will help you develop the habits you need to jumpstart your spiritual maturity. It will give you an overview of the five basic spiritual habits every Catholic needs in order to grow: daily time in God’s Word, prayer, the importance of the Sacraments and the Mass, tithing, and connecting with others (or fellowship). WE ASK YOU TO ATTEND CLASS 101 BEFORE ATTENDING CLASS 201. THANKS!

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To learn more about more or to sign up for our next Virtual CLASS 101 or 201, click here

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Resources for Catholics at Home During COVID-19
Many Dioceses, parishes, and Catholics begin to feel the effects of remaining at home due to the coronavirus. Here is a list of websites for Mass, prayers, and daily reflections to help us all during this trying time.

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In troubled times prayer becomes more important than ever! Let prayer be your spiritual balm! Prayers in difficult times can help soothe and save souls.
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These Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God.
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FREE Catholic  online studies

Worship Music 

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As we choose worship over worry, listen to and watch these songs that Chris Boyle, our Music Director, has specially chosen for us.
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Food

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Are You or Someone You Know In Need of Food?
Here’s a list of local Food Banks and their contact information:
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Here’s information on how to apply for Cal Fresh
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The Diocese of Orange has launched the #ServeHope Helpline to support those in need of food, especially the elderly, homebound, and pregnant women in the Orange County. Please share with anyone who may need this assistance. They are here to help.
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The California Department of Social Services will issue P-EBT benefits to CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKs and households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and attend schools are closed due to the COVID-19 emergency.
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How to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus When Grocery Shopping
Consumer Reports offers guidance on necessary precautions to take when shopping for groceries in-store and online during the COVID-19 crisis.

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As the situation around Coronavirus continues to unfold, Albertsons Companies’ stores (which include Vons and Pavilions) nationwide are setting aside dedicated shopping hours for senior citizens and other at-risk populations, such as pregnant women or those with compromised immune systems, who have been advised to avoid leaving home as much as possible. Please check you local store’s website before venturing out.

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Housing

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If you are in need of utility or rental assistance, please call South County Outreach at 949.380.8144 X209 or go to their website at www.sco-oc.com
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California governor announces financial institutions will provide major financial relief for millions of homeowners who are suffering financially as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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The executive order bans the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. It also prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts.
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Financial 

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How to Track Your Stimulus Check Payment With a New IRS Tool
The IRS has launched a ‘Get My Payment’ tracking tool for the $1,200 stimulus checks that it’s sending to most Americans.

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COVID-19 Economic Relief and the Tax Deadline Extension
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Treasury and IRS have announced that the federal tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020 – including an extension to pay. Here’s what you need to know.

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Tips to Stay on Top of Your Finances During COVID-19 Crisis
A lot of people are dealing with serious financial hardships caused by this global pandemic. If you’re worried about your finances, here are some ways to reduce financial stress during this time.

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Economic Impact Payment Information

This IRS information page tells you what you need to know about your Economic Impact Payment.

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Dave Ramsey, Christian money-management expert, offers free financial resources in the wake of nationwide economic uncertainty prompted by the global pandemic.
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COVID-19 Information

Free COVID-19 testing is now available in Orange County through an appointment-based drive-thru site that can serve more than 1,000 people daily.

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CA Plans to Resume Medical Care Delayed Due to COVID-19 
Governor Newsom announced plans to allow hospitals to resume delayed medical care such as heart valve replacements, angioplasty, tumor removals, and key preventive care services which were deferred as the state’s health care systems prepared for a surge of COVID-19 patients.

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OC Health Care Agency Announces OC COVID-19 Testing Network
The COVID-19 Testing Network coordinates and expands testing across Orange County to create a safety net for any community member who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but is unable to receive testing through a healthcare provider.

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California’s Roadmap to Modifying Stay-at-Home Orders
There are six critical indicators the state will consider before modifying the stay-at-home order and other COVID-19 interventions.

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Federal Guidelines on Reopening American Economy
This three-phased approach is designed to help state and local officials when they decide to start reopening their economies.

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Symptoms of COVID-19 and When to See a Doctor
This guide from Medical News Today warns if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, it is vital to call your doctor before going in person. That helps healthcare staff prepare facilities to prevent further spread of the virus.

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What do you do if COVID-19 infects someone in your home? If the person doesn’t require hospital treatment, you’ll need to begin the delicate dance of caring for that person while also protecting yourself
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Public health officials recommend all Californians use cloth face coverings to protect against COVID-19 when leaving their homes to conduct essential activities.

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Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Are Now Recommended
The CDC is now recommending we wear masks anytime we are out in public. Cloth face coverings can be fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2.

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Public Health Officials Release Tips for Creating Makeshift Masks
Simple cloth face coverings can slow the spread of COVID-19. They can be fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost.

*Usf Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Are Now Recommended

DIY Hand Sanitizer
Hand Sanitizer Is Selling Out in Many Places – Here’s How to DIY Your Own.

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Orange County Health Care Agency Info
Up to date information and resources for residents of Orange County – in multiple languages – concerning COVID-19.

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The CDPH is the state department responsible for public health in California.
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It’s crucial that our church members listen to the guidelines coming from health professionals and public officials in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. We’re hearing a lot of new phrases like “social distancing” and “self-quarantine.” In this article, the senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins Medicine clarifies these concepts and explains why they’re being recommended.
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The CDC is the leading national public-health organization in the U.S. and has up-to-date information on COVID-19.

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Mental & Physical Health

Suicide Prevention Hotline 1.800.273.8255
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

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New Hope Crisis Hotline 1.714.639.4673
You can call the New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline 24/7 to talk to and pray with a trained volunteer crisis worker or peer counselor there.

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More Crisis Hotline Numbers  – Diocese of Orange

This resource is for immediate crisis intervention with suicide. If you have an actual emergency please call 911.  If you are in a crisis or know someone is in a crisis, please use these numbers or websites first.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health
Uncertainty and confusion can have a harmful effect on your mental health. This article, from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, gives you five ways to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.

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Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 | CDC

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community.

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Keys to Staying Healthy During COVID-19 Crisis
Eating, sleeping, and exercising are among the tips Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, offers for staying healthy during this global pandemic.

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Fight the ‘Quarantine 15’ With Free Workouts at Home
Staying at home doesn’t mean staying in shape is impossible. You can prevent the so-called “quarantine 15” with these workouts.

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COVID-19 Lock Down: How To Manage Your Relationships In Tight Quarters
Erika Boissiere, a licensed marriage and family therapist, specializes in couples therapy. Erika shares some tips on keeping your relationships healthy during these trying times.

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Furloughed or Laid Off

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Some Californians who are missing work because of the novel coronavirus can access benefits, including unemployment.
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Over a dozen national companies have announced substantial hiring plans. Click on the button below to get more information.
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Small Business

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Own A Small Business?
The recently passed $2 trillion coronavirus aid package includes nearly $350 billion for small business loans. Here’s how your small business can receive assistance.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

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Kids

Keeping Children Emotionally Safe During COVID-19 
The COVID-19 crisis has brought change and uncertainty to everyone, especially children. Although kids are known to be resilient, they may find difficulty coping with the pandemic. Find out how you can help children understand what’s going on.

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Chores to Get Done at Home While Social Distancing.
Get rid of some cabin fever by tackling these home-improvement projects suggested by Consumer Reports.

Many parents are wondering how to bring up the global pandemic in a way that will be reassuring to their children, rather than frightening. Here are some tips from experts at the Child Mind Institute.
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To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips from the World Health Organization cover planning one-on-one time, creating a daily routine, staying positive, avoiding bad behavior, and more.
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One of the hardest things about parenting a child with a severe mental health condition is a sudden and unplanned change. Here are seven steps to help parents guide their children through these uncertain times.
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Simple and easy play ideas and activities for children of all ages! Activities that encourage children to learn with play with craft, science, art, writing etc
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For your own parental sanity, it is so important to have a list of go-to inside activities for high energy kids!
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Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going at home with day-by-day projects. Every day includes four separate learning experiences to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
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Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going at home with day-by-day projects. Every day includes four separate learning experiences to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
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General

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The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.
That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.
We encourage you to be counted and fill out Census 2020 online today! Click on the link below to begin…
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If you are contacted by a person or organization that appears to be from the WHO, here are some ways to verify their authenticity.

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