Easter Blessing!

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This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice

and be glad, (Psalm 118).”

This, and every day are gifts of the Lord’s love for you and for me, His children. My friends, Easter always speaks to us of new life, the resurrection of the Lord, the spring of the year and things turning green, the snow finally dwindling away, golf season, summer holidays just around the corner. These inviting thoughts present us with a generally optimistic demeanor about life in general.
But you know, a profound thought that at times slips under the radar is the reality of what the resurrection of our Lord and Savior means to each and every one of us. Our humanity paints a human canvas of our world view. The resurrection of our Lord invites us to meditate on what eternal life will be like. This reality of our faith will, through the lens of humanity, look different for each of us. Personally, I am convinced that all golf balls will fly three hundred yards straight down the center of the fairway each and every time in heaven. Wow. My human reality is nothing like that. Each of you will see heaven through your own human lens. The key, during this joyful season is that we take the time to meditate on what lies beyond our earthly existence. No matter how good life is here in our world, heaven will be indescribably better. Why the commentary on heaven? Because as we reflect on this mystery of our faith, our hearts will become more filled with gratitude for what the death and resurrection of our Lord means for us. With an “attitude of gratitude” in our hearts we cannot help but view the world we live in with a more joyful enthusiasm.
Today, my heart is full of gratitude for the gift of each and every one of you. Thank you for your commitment and faithful participation in our complex and beautiful liturgies. Thank you for doing what you are doing to make the Church of Corpus Christi, (now under construction) a reality. Most sincerely, on behalf of our St. Theresa’s/Corpus Christi Parish team, thank you for the way you witness to your faith on a regular basis, in the Church and in the community. Our gratitude leads us to action and my friends, as we celebrate new life in this world and new and eternal life in the next, I encourage you to keep up the blessed work that our Risen Lord has begun in you and your families.
May our Risen Lord and Savior bless you, your families and those you love, today and always, as our community of faith celebrates the gift of new and eternal life made possible solely because of God’s love for us. “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.”
Love and prayers,
Fr. Jim and the parish team

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2014 MASS TIMES

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HOLY WEEK TRIDUUM
Holy Thursday
: Thursday, April 17

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

St. Theresa’s Parish             7 pm  *Incense - Bring non-perishable food items for the food bank

Corpus Christi                      No Mass 

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Good Friday Services:  Friday, April 18

St. Theresa’s           11:00 am, 3 pm

9:00 am, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

+ Way of the Cross (Malankara Rite), MacNeil hall

Corpus Christi, LAND     6 pm, Outdoor Stations of the Cross  

Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 19

St. Theresa’s Parish          8 pm *Incense

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 20     

St. Theresa’s Parish          8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm *Incense, 6 pm

                                             2:30 pm *Incense, KofC, Nazareno Council 12904: “Salubong”            

 Corpus Christi                   9:30 am, 11:30 am *Incense

Easter Monday: Sunday, April 21   

St. Theresa’s Parish           9 am only

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Ground Broken for New Church!

Together we are the “Body of Christ”.

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My friends, on behalf of the Corpus Christi  Catholic community, I offer our sincere gratitude to all who participated in the planning and facilitation of truly a wonderful moment on the journey to making Corpus Christi Catholic Church a physical reality. The ground breaking celebration last Saturday, March 08, could not have unfolded more beautifully. Many people present,  phenomenally good weather, a prayerful compact program and God’s smile shining upon all who were present.

Thank you in a particular way to so many of you, faithful stewards. Your generous sharing of Time, Talent and yes, your Treasure, is what brought us to arrive at a milestone point for the Catholic families of South East  Edmonton. Thank you my friends. Together, we are  “The Body of Christ”.  Blessings and thank you.

Your brother in Christ,

 Fr. Jim Corrigan, pastor

St. Theresa’s/Corpus Christi Parishes

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Be a Mentor to Youth & Share the Joy of the Lord

 

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We are currently looking for dedicated Catholic adults who want to minister to youth while having a blast!

If you are a committed Catholic adult from 18-90 years old interested in helping with either our Life Teen High School ministry (gr.10-12) or our Edge

middle school ministry (gr. 6-9), we’d like to hear from you! We provide Core members with training, spiritual formation, fellowship and fun, as we joyfully draw near to the Lord who is our strength (Neh. 8:10).

Some Benefits of being a Youth Ministry Volunteer include:

  • Growing in one’s own faith and being inspired by the faith of others
  • Exercising one’s gifts & talents for the sake of the Gospel mission
  • Developing friendships with other adults and being a mentor to youth
  • Core members & Support Leaders can request a reference letter
  • Experience highly regarded by Edmonton Catholic School district & helpful for gaining youth-oriented jobs

We ask you to prayerfully discern whether you are able to commit to volunteering with our St. Theresa’s youth ministry as a Core Team Member (time commitment of 12 or 18 hours/month) or Support Leader (approx. 5 hours/month) for a one year term.

Not sure if you’re called to Core? Join our One Month Challenge! This option is for adults 18 years and up who are brand new to youth ministry and want to discern whether they are called to Core before committing to a full year of service.  Time commitment is approx. 18 hours for just 1 month!

Wanna know more?

Download our Youth Leaders Information Package - provides further information on the youth ministry volunteer positions available at St. Theresa’s.

Download a Youth Ministry Volunteer Form - apply to volunteer with St. Theresa’s youth ministry. Completed forms are to be submitted to Angela either via email at angela@strcp.com or at the St. Theresa’s parish office  either by mail or during office hours.

If you are interested in finding out more about joining Core and working with youth, contact Angela at 780-463-8646 ext. 2226 or by email at angela@strcp.com .

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