PARISH GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

ADORATION CHAPEL

The Emmaus Eucharistic Adoration Chapel provides an opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.  The Chapel is locked at all times.  To have access to the Adoration Chapel, please drop by the Parish Office to get a code for the door lock.  There is Eucharistic Adoration in the Church every Friday from 5:45—6:45 pm.  “Holy Hour” is at 6:00 pm.  Each first Friday at 5:45 pm, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Church and adoration takes place.  Everyone is encouraged to spend some time with Our Lord. If you would like to commit to a specific time, please contact Jarka Fusekova @ 604-301-2530.  It is important that there be at least 4-5 people in the church at all times during Exposition.


ALTAR SERVERS OF ST. JOSEPH

Boys are encouraged to participate at the Mass as altar servers when they have already received their First Holy Communion.  Training sessions to prepare them are held under the supervision of the Pastor.  Please contact Fr. Hamilton by leaving a message at the parish office at 604-324-2265 or email parish.cc@rcav.org contact Connie Robinson, Assistant Director at djr52@telus.net.


CHINESE COMMUNITY

The Chinese community of Corpus Christi Parish have spiritual, social and fundraising activities throughout the year.  For more information, please contact Frank Chan, 778-887-2984.

Visit http://hiraymond.blogspot.ca to find out more of their activities.

 


CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOOL

Offers education for Grades Kindergarten to Grade 7 and strives to provide its students with a positive learning environment in the light of the Catholic faith.  Email — office@corpuschristi-school.ca.  For further information please contact the Principal, Ms. Rosa Natola at  604-321-1117.


CORPUS CHRISTI EDUCATION COMMITTEE

This committee is made up of seven members of the Parish.  Their role is to oversee the day to day operations of Corpus Christi School. They are responsible for the hiring of teachers, an administrator, and support staff, as well as the administration of finances.  Six members of the committee are elected by the Parish and one member is appointed by the Pastor.  Each member’s term is two years.  Chairperson — Mr. Mike Araszewski,   604-306-1300.


CATHECHISM

The goal of the Parish Religious Education program (PREP)  is to assist parents in the religious education of those children who are attending public schools.  The volunteer catechists are mandated by the Pastor to teach the Catholic Faith to the children who have been entrusted to them for weekly lessons!  Each grade level builds upon the last, following a pattern of continuous growth in depth.  For further information please contact our coordinator—Veronica Yam, ccp.prep@gmail.com


CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE

All Catholic women of the Parish are encouraged to join the Catholic Women’s League of Canada—a National Organization with groups in many parishes.  General Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  This Parish organization provides an opportunity for ladies to make new friends within our Parish community. We provide spiritual, social and fundraising activities.  For further information please contact Evelyn DÇunha, edcunha@shaw.ca


CHOIRS

If you are interested in singing for any of our choirs, please contact Dominica Chan (Saturday 7pm and Sunday 8:30 am Choir) at 604-433-6489; Christine Luettschwager (Sunday 10:00 am and 11:30 am Choir), 604-430-4649; Vincent Lau (Sunday 3:00 pm Chinese Choir), 604-434-3257 .  The Queen of Angels Youth and Children Group sing at the Saturday 7:00 pm Mass every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month; please contact JoJo Cheung, 604-754-8933


CHURCH CLEANING

A dedicated group of parishioners who volunteer their time to clean the church every Thursday after the morning Mass for an hour or so.  If you are interested in helping, you may contact the Parish Office at 604-324-2265


ENGLISH BIBLE STUDY

A group of parishioners who meet every Tuesday at 9:00 am to meditate and discuss the daily readings. Anyone who feels the need to deepen their understanding of God’s Word will be most welcome to join us for prayerful reflection on the Scriptures.  Please contact the parish office at 604-324-2265 if you wish to join.


FINANCE COMMITTEE

This committee is made up of eight parishioners who are appointed by the Pastor who help to plan, prepare and budget for the Parish.


FUNERAL CATERING

Please phone Theresa Stewart as soon as possible when making funeral arrangements.  Arrangements for refreshments can and will be made for you.  Theresa can be reached at 604-432-6611.


HOLY ROSARY

This requires only 15  minutes of your time daily after weekday Morning Mass.


HIGH SCHOOL PREP

The High School Parish Religious Education Program are for high school students attending public high schools.  It is important, especially, for teens to deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith as they face a more challenging world.  For more information, please contact the Parish Office, 604-324-2265


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Membership in the Knights of Columbus provides the opportunity for wholesome association with congenial companions who are, first of all, practical Catholic gentlemen.  It offers the opportunity for fellowship with those who are of the same belief, who recognize the same duty to God, to family and to neighbour and who stand side by side in defense of those beliefs.
The Knights of Columbus have been a part of Corpus Christi since 1947!  General Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month and Executive Meetings are every 3rd Monday of the month. Through many constructive activities of Christian fraternity, members are enabled to render service to their church, their country and their fellowman.  For more information please contact Mr. David Robinson,  Grand Knight @ 604-434-4289.


LEGION OF MARY

This group of very enthusiastic and devoted ladies help promote our filial devotion to our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary.  Does home visitations to sick parishioners.  They hold weekly meetings every Saturday.  For more information, please contact Margaret Pitos, 604-323-0473.


LECTORS

These are the people who read the Word of God at Mass.  Those wishing to be lectors are prepared for this ministry and are expected to prepare their readings and be at Mass for their turn.  Times are usually scheduled to suit the individual.  Please contact Irene Goh-Ko at icgohko@gmail.com.


PROJECT ADVANCE

Traditionally this fundraiser is held from April through till the end of December.  This is a fundraiser held by the Archdiocese of Vancouver to help offset the capital cost of many projects throughout the lower mainland and also to assist in the needs of the local Parish.  Project Advance receives funds to help in the Capital Campaign of Corpus Christi Parish to fundraise for the renewal of our parish facilities.  We ask that people be generous and give what they can to reach our committed goal.  Information about  this fundraiser can be obtained through the Project Advance Coordinator or  the Pastor.


PARISH PASTORAL & STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

With the introduction of Stewardship in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Parish Pastoral Council has been re-organized into a much bigger and more responsive parish body to promote stewardship in the parish.  The Parish Pastoral and Stewardship Council is a group of lay people who advise and work with the Pastor in building the Parish as a living Christian community.  It consists of the members chosen by Parish groups and ministries and appointed by the Pastor.  For further information please contact Father Hamilton at  604-324-2265 or Marcelle Girard (Parish Stewardship Representative), 604-568-0789.


QUEEN OF ANGELS YOUTH & CHILDREN GROUP

The group meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month in the gym.  An hour of social activities and prayers starts at 4:30 pm in the gym.  Then the group proceeds to the church choir loft at 6:00 pm to practice singing for the Saturday 7:00 pm Mass.  Boys and girls aged 5 years and up are welcome.  For details and registration, please send an email to ccqueenofangels@gmail.com.


SENIORS OUTREACH

Takes care of the Seniors in our parish.  A yearly Christmas Luncheon is provided to our Seniors.  Other programs are scheduled to take place in the future.  Please contact Felix Saldanha, 604-433-5152 for more information.


USHERS

These are the people who help you find seats in the church and take the collection during Offertory at each Sunday Mass-