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.
An intimate act of love
At the end of a long day there is something very satisfying in kicking off our outdoor shoes and finding a pair of slippers for the evening. Only when it is bedtime will we remove socks or tights as we prepare for a nights sleep.
In the Judea of Roman times, the shoes would have been sandals and they would very likely have been worn on bare feet. In consequence, on arrival at a house, your own home or that of a friend, the prospect of a good foot washing would have been welcomed.
It was a lowly job, undertaken by a servant. Given the attitudes of the time, that servant would more than likely have been a woman. It was an action placed firmly at the bottom of the social pile.
That is why when we are told in John’s Gospel account of the Last Supper that Jesus knelt and washed the feet of those who had shared the meal this action went against the grain of the times. The one who was Lord undertook an action totally out of place within the social custom of the time. Even Peter protested the experience.
A Light in the Darkness
All throughout this Lenten season, the Church constantly reminds of us of the Peace of God. We are reminded of the all-encompassing peace felt by the disciples as they witnessed Christ's Transfigured glory; we shared in the peace felt by the Samaritan woman at the well as she realized that she was in the presence of God. And this week - a man born blind is made to see and to feel the comfort and peace of the Light of the World.
by Hank Mattimore
Who is this God who intrudes upon my peace? He is an inconvenient truth, a nag who keeps reminding me to live, not just survive.I'm just an old dude who wants to sit back and watch the Giants play baseball. Cut me some slack God.
IT IS TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP IN CORPUS!
You may remember that we changed timing of our membership year in 2015 to coincide with the annual calendar. Half-year dues were requested in June of 2016.
Now it is time to “stand with” the CORPUS Community affirming: ...a faith community affirming and rooted in a revitalized church including an inclusive priestly ministry.
Please use our online screens to send your tax-deductible contribution to CORPUS by March 31, 2017.
If you prefer, you may download the Registration Form to register offline.
ROBERT L. KOTVA, 87, of Chester, IL, passed away at 11:16 pm,Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home in Chester, IL.
He was born to the late Emil Theodore and Florence Catharine (nee:Bruch) Kotva on July 19, 1929 in Belleville, Illinois.
Robert was ordained an Oblate of Mary Immaculate and served his priesthood in Yukon. He left the priesthood and married Zelma J. Moeller. She preceded him in death on January 16, 1996.
Survivors: 1 Sister: Susan Neal, Ohio
Caregiver: Destinie Nicole Kelso
Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
Preceded in death by: Parents, Wife - Zelma Kotva and 1 Infant Brother
It was Robert's wish to donate his remains to science.
REST IN PEACE
PRENDIVILLE, TIMOTHY PATRICK
Born on March 17, 1932 in County Kerry, Ireland, passed away on February 14, 2017.
Tim was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1956. He was invited to serve in the Diocese of Providence by then Bishop Russell J. McVinney. Tim served for ten years at St. Lucy's parish Middletown for ten years at St. Peter's in Warwick. He was assigned Pastor of St. Williams parish in Norwood in 1976.Tim left the diocese in 1978 for Tucson, Arizona where he married.
He is survived by his two children Brandon and Kate Campos and his grand children Gabriel and Annabelle.
Tim was instrumental in establishing the Emerald Isle Society of Tucson which raised funds to assist children of mentally handicapped parents. He also spent time working with the homeless. He never forgot that he was ordained to serve. Once you are a priest "you are a priest forever" (Ps.110:4) Tim was well loved and highly respected and appreciated wherever he served.His funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church on February 18.