The Cougar Connection
The mission of Corpus Christi Catholic School is to nurture every child by providing the opportunities to grow in faith, achieve academic success, and serve others as disciples of Jesus
June 6, 2022
Dear Families,
 
We miss our students already! I hope that your summer brings many happy occasions and that all remain healthy and safe during these next two months.
 
Our staff and administration will be busy making plans for the upcoming school year this summer. Please mark your calendars for our book and supply drop-off, Monday, August 15. Classrooms will be open from 10-12 a.m. and again from 5-6 p.m. We look forward to welcoming all of our students back to school on August 17.
 
Sincerely,
Summer Packet
Our summer packet contains all of the information you need to know for the summer, including book lists, supplies, uniforms, summer office hours, and more. Please be aware that the Archdiocese has adopted a new Social Studies series next year, and the current Social Studies textbooks in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7, will not be used next year. The new books will be consumables. Grade 4 will continue to use the same Alabama History Book. Please know you can access this information on our website at the following link:

Book Lists
Please note the book lists in our summer packet. Consumable book bundles are available through the USA Campus bookstore. The deadline to order bundles is June 17. After that, you may still order the books separately, but there is a cost-benefit to ordering the bundles. Orders can be made at the link below.


Also noted in the summer packet, there are two books that must be ordered through the school office, social studies (grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8) and reading (grades K-8.) The reading books are consumable, but the social studies books are hard-covered textbooks. This means the initial purchase price is more costly, but you will be able to sell your book next year and purchase a used one.  
School Supplies
You will also find supply lists within our summer packet. Our school partners with Edukit, inc. to provide school supplies packaged and ready for the first day of school. It is easy and affordable.
ORDER BY JUNE 20, 2022, FOR THE BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING.
Please consider donating to help support deserving students in our school community. Donations can be added to your online order.
Extended ordering is available from June 21 - July 17 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.

Summer Reading and Math Activities
All students entering grades K-8 should have received a summer math packet the last week of school to be completed over the summer. There are also limited copies available in the school office.
 
Summer Reading activities can be found on our website, organized by grade level. These can be found in the information for summer section,
 
All summer reading and math work is due on the first day of school. 
Report Cards

4th quarter report cards will be posted in student portals beginning today. Report cards will not be mailed home. You may print your child’s report card at home by accessing their eLocker in the parent portals. Please follow these steps:
  • Upon logging into the portals, click on the E-Locker on the orange toolbar at the top of the page. 
  • Once opened, click on E-Portfolio
  • You will be able to find report cards here. Make sure you choose the report card labeled Fourth Quarter Report Card 2021-2022 School year. 
  • You may download the PDF file and save /print it for your records. 
Cougar Walk
On May 17, we welcomed all graduating seniors of the Class of 2022 that were alumni of Corpus Christi to our annual “Cougar Walk.” We are so proud of these former students and loved cheering them on!
Graduation Luncheon and Completion Mass
Our 8th grade class of 2022 was honored with a graduation luncheon on May 25. A graduation completion Mass was held later that evening. We wish our graduates the best of luck in all that they do! We are so proud of them.
Welcome new 8th Graders
During the last few days of school, our 7th-grade students received their official black spirit shirts for next year, a privilege for our 8th-grade students. We know they will do a wonderful job in leading our school next year!
National Junior Honor Society
Congratulations to our students who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society this morning. We are proud of your service, academic, and leadership accomplishments! Thank you for being leaders in our school.
Inductees: Audrey Woodard, Amelia Hanna, Lilly Heller, Lucy Rahmel, Madison Nguyen, Joshua Quina, Evan Graham, Ethan Graham, Jacob Grantham, and Brady Sparks.

Fond Farewell
On Tuesday, May 31, our teachers and staff members gathered for an end-of-the-year luncheon, and we recognized three wonderful individuals who will not be returning for the upcoming school year. Congratulations to Mrs. McKenna on your retirement. She started at Corpus Christi in 1989. Her many roles have included classroom assistant, classroom teacher, Art teacher, and Assistant Principal. We also send our best wishes to Mrs. Thompson (1st-grade teacher, since 2013) and Stephanie Gillis (Director of PR and Development, since 2012), who are leaving to pursue other opportunities. These wonderful ladies will be greatly missed.
Vacation Bible School
Registration is still open for Vacation Bible School.  Mr. Stoyka is looking for adults and college students to help this summer. Please contact him at pstoyka@ccscatholic.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Campus Cleanup
Mark your calendars now! We have a campus cleanup scheduled for Saturday, August 6th from 8 a.m. - noon.
CYO Sports
2022 CYO Fall Soccer Registration is now open for kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration will end on July 15. Coaches are also needed. Please register at the link below:
Scrip News
Our Scrip office is open all summer. You can order online, through email, or by phone. If you are new to ordering online, you will need our enrollment code, please contact Tracey for that information.

Have questions or would like to place an order, please contact Tracey Netto
email- scrip@ccscatholic.com
Upcoming Dates to Remember
You can view our school calendar for the entire year on our school website (you may need to scroll down to see it): School Calendar
Corpus Christi Parish News
Parish Information
PARISH OFFICE
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., second floor of the Community
Center.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Parish Office: 342-1852, Fax 342-6313
School Office: 342-5474, ext. 1
Fax 380-0325

SUNDAY MASSES
Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 and11:00 am

WEEKDAY MASSES
8:15 am Mass: Monday - Saturday
5:30 pm Mass: Monday - Friday

ADORATION
Every 1st Friday of the month following the 8:15 am Mass until 5 pm. Sign up sheet in the chapel.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Grades K–12,
Sundays during the school year, 10:05-10:55 a.m. in school buildings.

BAPTISM, MARRIAGE, ANOINTING OF SICK
Please call the parish office (342-1852) for information about scheduling a baptism, marriage, or anointing of the sick.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions are heard 30 minutes before each Mass.

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (R.C.I.A.)
Please see the published schedule for dates and times, or call the parish office, 342-1852.

TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER OF THE PARISH
Please fill out a Census Form. Census. Forms are available in the church vestibule and parish office.

COMMUNITY CENTER RENTALS
For rental information, please call the parish office at 342-1852 or 342-1420.
Parish Staff
Fr. Pat Arensberg, Pastor
pastor@corpuschristiparish.com

Fr. Alex Crow, Parochial Vicar
frcrow@corpuschristiparish.com

Mrs. Kristy F. Martin, School Principal
kmartin@ccscatholic.com

Mrs. Jennifer S. Pritchett, Parish Catechetical Leader
ccd@corpuschristiparish.com

Mr. Peter J. Stoyka, Youth Ministry Coordinator
pstoyka@ccscatholic.com

Ms. Ashley Kovaleski, Parish Secretary
office@corpuschristiparish.com

Mrs. Wendy Tulo, Parish Bookkeeper
bookkeeper@corpuschristiparish.com
June 19th Feast of Corpus Christi
We will have a Eucharistic procession around
the Church after the 11am Mas
Divine Mercy Prayer and Rosary
Join us every Tuesday at 3:00 PM in the Chapel to pray the Divine Mercy and Rosary.
Youth Group
Women of Mary
Gather Thursdays at 3 p.m. to reflect on the Sunday Gospel and pray together. Meetings will be in the Community Center, 2nd floor Conference Room. All are welcome. Contact Sister Deborah Kennedy, RSM 251-753-4872
Men of St. Joseph
Our purpose is to help all men become the spiritual leaders of their families. All
men are welcome to meet for prayer, gospel reflection, and fellowship.
Tuesday Mornings, 7-8 am, 2nd floor Conference Room.
Info: Jay Cox at 401-6070 or Auburn50@hotmail.com.
Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 pm, 2nd floor Conference Room.
Info: David Sheffield, 423-5666 or David.sheffield@uniti.com
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Please consider donating clothing items to
Goodwill-Easter Seals by leaving them at our
table in the vestibule. This allows our St. Vincent
DePaul Society at Corpus Christi to receive $5
certificates for our neighbors in need. Thank
you, PARISHIONERS, for your participation and generosity. Please contact Ann Mackie should you have questions. Meetings on the 1st & 3rd Monday, 6:30 pm, Conference Room, 2nd floor of the Community Center. For more information, contact Ann Mackie: ann_mackie@comcast.net, or go to www.svdpccc.org or follow St. Vincent de Paul Corpus Christi Conference on Facebook.
Women’s Bible Study
All women are invited to join us on Thursdays from 9:15-10:45 am in the conference room, 2nd floor of the Community Center.  Beginning February 10, we will begin a new video series titled "The Wild Goose". Fr. Dave Pivonka narrates this engaging and beautifully presented study on the gift of the Holy Spirit. Info: Patti Hughes at 251-401-9623 or pm.hughes@comcast.net
If you are considering joining us and are in need of child care please contact Cynthia Wentworth, 251-767-0532 or cynwen@yahoo.com
Grades 9—12, meetings are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in the Parish House.  For more information contact Fr. Crow: frcrow@corpuschristiparish.com
Funeral Reception Committee
Volunteers are needed to donate food, serve, and clean up. For more information please contact Ophelia Gillespie at 251-610-6503.
Sacred Grounds
All are welcome in the Atrium after each Mass for a cup of coffee and fellowship. If you would like to volunteer to prepare coffee, serve, or clean up, please call Glenna Cannon, 251-666-6552
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Meetings on the last Monday of each month, 7:00 pm in the Parish House.
Contact: Chad Pugh 251-232-0648.
Corpus Christi Women's Club
The CCWC is a group of women in our parish that helps our community through fundraisers which include the Angel Tree, an area nursing home, and Penelope House. We also have meetings on occasion at area restaurants to discuss ideas and planning. All ladies in the parish are welcome to attend. Contact info: Lois, 251-209-2163
TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
6:30 p.m., Tuesdays in the Adult Ed Room, Community Center. September 21, we will begin a new series titled "A Biblical Walk through the Mass" which is a five-part video series taught by Edward Sri. Dave Burchette, 367-6660 or davebur1955@gmail.com Please join us!