Worship Resources For Everyone
Note: In an effort to help flatten the curve for COVID-19 we continue Social Distancing
Daily Mass will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7:30 AM.
– Masks are required.
– Please read the letter from Corpus Christi staff and Parish Council regarding reopening for Daily Mass and small groups.
– please call the main office at 651-639-8888, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. You can also make your reservation on-line at: SignUpGenius.
– Mass times are Monday at 8:00 am, Tuesday at 6:30 pm, and Wednesday at noon.
Walk-Up Communion on Sunday mornings, will be from 8:45 to 9:30 AM.
– Masks are required.
– Enter at Parish Door #1 by the East parking lot.
– This is not an obligation but rather an invitation.
Sunday Mass in-person at 10:00 am.
– Mask are required.
– Sign up will be required and there will be limited seating for 25 households. You can make your reservation on-line at: SignUpGenius.
– There will be no singing but there will be instrumental music and all safety procedures will be followed.
– We are monitoring the COVID situation and may need to close things at a moment’s notice. We would make sure to call those who have signed up as well as post it on our website.
– If you would like to serve are an usher, greeter/welcomer, let Sue know.
– Again, this is not and obligation but rather an invitation.
For January, we provide daily prayers focusing on The Holy Names of Jesus.
There is a lot going on at Corpus Christi and we are trying to make sure all are informed. If you have not been receiving parish emails with important updates please contact the parish office so we can add you to the list. Please help us care for one another by checking in with those who used to sit near you at Mass and let us know how best to reach out to them.
As the staff at Corpus Christi continue to try new things to meet the needs of our community, let us know what is working and what is not. We invite you to respond with your feedback.
For Your Reflection
This Sunday in in the Gospel we find Jesus beginning his ministry in Galilee after John the Baptist has been arrested. Jesus comes across Simon and his brother Andrew and simply invites “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They abandon their nets and follow him. Then Jesus comes across James and John and simply calls to them, and they leave their father in the boat and follow. Mark’s account is indeed simple, for he is known for writing briefly and to the point. Jesus didn’t need to convince people, or argue why they should follow him. He didn’t dehumanize others or divide them to win their allegiance. There wasn’t any deal to be signed or lengthy description of what following would involve, just a simple invitation to follow. These people took the brunt of the Roman oppression and new the strict interpretation of the Jewish Law. They were called by God and in that moment, they had to make a decision to trust the one who was calling them, or to hesitate and feel the need to be in control and know exactly where their “yes” would take them. It was a leap of faith to leave behind their fishing livelihood for something new. It was a leap of faith to accept God’s call and let the teachings transform them into proclaimers. It was a leap of faith, out of a simple invitation, that let the love of God shine through them. God seems to choose the most unlikely people to preach to others, a few fishermen, friends of friends, and even a tax collector. It doesn’t really matter who brings the Good News, but rather who receives it. The very ordinariness of these disciples was a deliberate action on the part of Jesus. It was a clear message that his message was not for the learned scholars and interpreters of the Torah, but rather for the everyday person. Hearing the call of Jesus today may not involve leaving one’s profession, but it will involve a change in attitude and a transformation in everyday life in a variety of ways. Following Jesus does not take us where we might expect to go. It is not a call to an easy life, it is not a call to power and authority, but a call to a life of growth that will constantly surprise and challenge us as it did the disciples. Let us answer the call by having the courage to let go of our own plans and simply let God shine through us so that others might see and follow.
We may not fish for a living, but we know about days that can all blend together. Life can become a routine, lived on autopilot, and we don’t expect much to happen. We work to make a living, feed our family, pay the bills, gain security and head to retirement. We work to get the things we want, a house, a car, books, clothes, a vacation, to gain approval, earn a reputation, and establish a status. We work to get through another day of loneliness, sadness or illness. What if “follow me” is Jesus’ invitation to step into the fullness of our life? What if the call is to become more fully alive? What if it is about becoming more authentically ourselves, living with integrity and humbly sacrificing for another? Sometimes the answer to the call takes us to places we never wanted to go or to circumstances we never wanted to face. Sometimes it sets before us something beautiful and other times it reveals ways in which our lives have become disfigured. The “follow me” moments of life are less about where we are going or what we are doing, and more about who we are becoming. “Follow me” moments ask us to let go, leave behind, and to walk away and participate in God’s saving work. It’s the work of change and growth that is always about moving to a larger vision, orienting our life in a new direction, and experiencing that our story of life is connected to and a part of a much larger story of life, God’s life. We are pretty good at accumulating and clinging to things and not so good at letting go. Let us work toward the goal of being fully human while discovering God’s divinity within us. We need to let go so that out life may be reoriented, so that we can now travel in a new direction, so that we may be open to receive the life of God anew. Jesus calls us into a new way of being light during our everyday activities; work, school, families, running errands, fixing dinner and helping with homework, and in doing so our world changes. “Come and follow me.”
Music as Prayer (Bis orat qui bene cantat)
A greater entrance into the prayer of the Liturgy is achieved by being familiar with the music. In particular, the Psalm functions best as a meditation on the readings when we know it well and the mechanics of singing it do not consume too much of our focus. Similarly, with the individual parts of the Mass Settings (the sung acclamations)
Links to the music are now provided on the Worship At Home page.
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