CORPUS is a faith community affirming an inclusive priesthood rooted in a reformed and renewed Church.
CORPUS, celebrating forty-two years of service to the people of God, is one of the oldest reform groups in the Catholic Church, and is active in reform movements both in the U.S. and abroad. We are committed to working for a renewed priesthood of married and single men and women dedicated to serving God through the Community of Believers.
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You may remember that we changed timing of our membership year in 2015 to coincide with the annual calendar. Half-year dues was requested in June of 2016.
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The Jesus Child
Time and event
slip from our grasp.
Taken from the eternity that is God,
came the Son.
Unlike Lent, Advent is not primarily a season that stresses sin and contrition. But Advent does require a change in our lives. We must change our hearts in a way that will more faithfully attune us to God’s word. John the Baptist tells the Pharisees and Sadducees that religious observance isn't an automatic e-zpass on the spiritual journey. Nor can they claim a privileged place before God merely because they are descendants of Abraham. God wants a fresh hearing and open ears from us. He asks us to open our eyes as well as our hearts.
REST IN PEACE
MARK ZWICK, FOUNDER OF CASA JUAN DIEGO, ADVOCATE FOR UNDOCUMENTED AND THE POOR, DIES AT 88
November 18, 2016 By Joachim Zwick
Mark Zwick, who 36 years ago turned a tumble-down building on Washington Avenue into a thriving international refuge for immigrants and refugees, died Friday at his home in Houston after battling Parkinson’s Disease. He was 88.
In 1980, Mark and his wife Louise founded Casa Juan Diego, a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality where thousands of refugees escaping to Houston during the civil wars in Central America found safe harbor.
In later years, Casa Juan Diego would expand to include ten buildings and become a beacon for immigrants fleeing violence and poverty everywhere. Its name became famous along the foot-beaten corridors that lead to the Texas-Mexico border.
PAUL THOMAS GLYNN August 22, 1929 - October 30, 2016 Peacefully at the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital on Sunday evening, October 30, 2016; Paul Thomas Glynn of McNab/Braeside passed away following a lengthy illness. He was 87. Beloved husband and life partner of Saundra (nee McKay). Dearly loved and proud "Dad" of Mary Teresa Glynn and Caroline Glynn. Fondly remembered by Saundra's family, the McKays from Arnprior. Paul was born in Toronto, the only child of the late Thomas Vincent Glynn and the late Teresa Marrin. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1956 as a member of the Congregation of St. Basil. Paul taught high school at St. Michael's in Toronto and at the old St. Joseph's High School on Broadview Ave. in Ottawa. In 1971, Paul left the priesthood and married Saundra McKay. He worked for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association, where he focused on social justice issues. Paul was also instrumental in the formation of the Association of Former Basilians. After moving to McNab/Braeside he became very involved with the Arnprior Food Bank and will be long remembered for his commitment and dedication to our local community. In spite of his professional and community activities, Paul always found the time to be actively involved in his family's life. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour Paul will be conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday morning, November 5, 2016 at 11 o'clock. Cremation will follow. In memory of Paul, please consider a donation to his beloved Arnprior Food Bank. Condolences/Donations/Webcast www.pilonfamily.ca
REST IN PEACE
Michael Ivers was often posted to West Side churches during 27 years as a priest for the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and after leaving the priesthood served for several years as a Chicago Housing Authority commissioner. Ivers was pastor of St. Agatha Catholic Church on the West Side from 1988 to 2000 and recently headed the Yuma Community Food Bank in Arizona.
The Rev. Dominic Grassi was a friend and seminary classmate who also taught and coached with Ivers."He was a kind of force of nature who saw things very clearly," Grassi said. "And when he saw there was a need, he went after that need. Throughout his time, he was always an advocate for the poor, for justice and for those in need. He also had a great belief in the potential of all people."Ivers, 69, died of complications from pancreatic cancer Oct. 24 in his home in Hilo, Hawaii, according to his wife, Greta. The two, who were married in 2002, moved to Yuma in 2011 to be closer to Hawaii, where they had family.