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
November 15, 2021
Dear Parents,

It will soon be Thanksgiving, a time when we will gather with family and friends and express gratitude and give thanks for all that we have been given. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Corpus Christi Catholic School, I want to express our gratitude for our students who come to school every day ready to learn.  We are also thankful for the support of our school families who contribute so much to our school.

Our school will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays from November 24-26. I hope that all of our families have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Bible Verse
Our Bible verse focus for the month of November is:

Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God” 

The prayer we will focus on is the Memorare:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Education in Virtue
Each week, we are focusing on a particular virtue as a school. Students have been learning the definition as well as what living virtue looks and sounds like in our actions and words.

The Cardinal Virtue we are focusing on is Justice, and the related virtue we will focus on this week is:

Trustworthiness  (Week of November 15)

Meaning - Acting in a way that inspires confidence and trust, being reliable

Ways to Cultivate
  • Ages 6 and up: Telling the truth
  • Ages 10 and up: Do the right thing, even when no one is watching
  • Ages 12 and up: Be faithful in small matters

Prayer - Dear Jesus, Help me to be faithful in even the little things of each day. In your eyes nothing is little when done with great love!
Thanksgiving Baskets
We are collecting non-perishable, Thanksgiving food items for baskets that are made and delivered throughout our local community. Please see the list below of items being collected. Items should be brought in by Friday, November 19. They will be presented as part of the offering at Mass on that Friday. Monetary donations to aid our parish in purchasing food for the baskets are also accepted. We are such a generous community; let's do our part to fill the baskets!

K2 & K3 - Cranberry sauce
K4 - Chicken or turkey gravy
K & 1st Grades - Stuffing or mashed potatoes
2nd & 3rd Grades - Green beans
4th & 5th Grades - Mac & Cheese
6th Grade - Canned corn
7th Grade - Tea or drink mix
8th Grade - Boxed dessert mixes
Veterans Day Carpool Parade- November 11
We are so thankful that our 5th-grade students helped us celebrate Veterans Day by organizing a carpool parade. We also want to thank the veterans that visited several of our classrooms on Veterans Day.
Cougars of the Month
The following students were chosen by their teachers as Cougars of the Month for the month of November:
JoJo Rehm-Hamilton
Blake Johnson
Banks Connick
William Beck
Sadie Burkett
Wyatt Wilson
Carter Bohannon
Jack Smith
Molly Stokes
Brooks Beaco
Braeden DeLong
Emily Autumn Shelp
Daniel Grantham
Cooper Mann
Madison Wallace
Adrian Vilaseca
Joey Reid
Maggie Byrne
After Mass on November 12, the following students were honored as overall Cougars of the Month for their grade level. They received a plaque and a gift card sponsored by our Partners in Education. The overall cougars of the month will also be honored by the Midtown Optimist Club at a luncheon this Wednesday:
  • K-2nd Grades: Blake Johnson, sponsored by Brenda Hetrick P. C.
  • 3rd-5th Grades: Jack Smith, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Corpus Christi Council 
  • 6th-8th Grades: Joey Reid, sponsored by Assist 2 Sell Realty
Ms. Kristin Evans was honored as our teacher of the month, sponsored by Rehm Animal Clinic

To join the Partners in Education group, call School Principal Mrs. Martin 342-5474 or Richard March, 401-0466.
We recently honored our September and October Cougars of the Month with treats. We look forward to honoring the November Cougars soon!
Greer’s Apples for Students
Our school is collecting Greer's receipts as part of the Apples for Students Program. If you or any of your family members shop at Greer’s, please send in your receipts. The last year that we participated we were able to earn two new printers for our teachers to use.
Kona Ice
Kona Ice will be visiting us Wednesday (11/17) during lunch waves. This is a fundraiser for our library program. Sizes and prices are as follows:
  • The truck will visit preschool first, their price is $2
  • The prices for K-8 are $3, $4, and $5 for a color-changing refillable cup (refills are $3 if you already have a color cup.) 
Musical Program
Our Kindergarten through 5th-grade students will participate in a Christmas musical on the evening of December 14. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Family Bingo - Thank you!
Thank you to all of our families and parishioners who joined us for Bingo on Sunday! We hope everyone enjoyed their time. Thank you for supporting our school!
#igiveCatholic - November 30
Corpus Christi Catholic School along with the Archdiocese of Mobile have joined with arch/dioceses throughout the country to participate in the seventh-annual #iGiveCatholic Giving Day. We will celebrate this day of Catholic giving on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, also known as #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a day when individuals around the world come together with the goal to celebrate generosity and to give to their charities of choice. We look forward to this fundraising opportunity. All monies raised during the event will directly benefit our school.
ThankScriping Day is coming Nov 18 – 19

Get ready to earn up to 20% with 105+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloaded gift cards. This two-day event is your opportunity to raise more money on holiday gifts, special outfits, seasonal donations and decorations, party prep, and more.

See all of the bonuses on Wednesday, Nov 17—only in the RaiseRight™ mobile app.

Create an online account to participate: You must have an online account to take advantage of these bonus earnings. Sign up in the mobile app, RaiseRight, or at*. When you sign up, link your bank account or pay with a credit card to check out seamlessly, get your eGift cards instantly, and use reloaded money immediately.

Tracey Netto
SCRIP Coordinator or 251-635-9733
Office hours:
Monday, 8 - 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 - 10 a.m.

*Corpus Christi Enrollment Code: 12EB765C4686
Snacks with Santa - December 5
Riding Toys for the Preschool
Our preschool is looking for gently used scooters, balance bikes, and tricycles. If you have items that you'd like to donate, please bring them to the preschool building cleaned and ready to ride!
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

A printable copy of the November calendar can be found HERE.
November 17
Kona Ice - during lunch waves

November 24-26
Thanksgiving Holidays

November 30
#igiveCatholic - day of giving

December 2
Food Pantry Thursday

December 3
Spelling Bee (1:00)

December 5
PTO Snacks with Santa (3:00-5:00)
Corpus Christi Parish News
Parish Information
Parish Office Hours
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.- 5 pm.

Saturday Vigil Mass:
5:30 p.m.

Sunday Morning Masses:
7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Weekday Mass:
6:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. Monday - Saturday

Sacrament of Reconciliaton - Confessions are heard 30 minutes before each Mass.

The Parish Office has moved to the 2nd floor of the Community Center.

If you would like to add a name to the prayer list, please call the Parish Office at 251-342-1852, or add the name to the list in the chapel.
Change in Mass time
Beginning November 29, the 6:30 am Mass will be moved to 5:30 pm with confessions starting at 5:00 pm
Women of Mary
Gather each Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to reflect on the Sunday Gospel and pray together. Meetings are held in the Parish House. All are welcome. Contact Sister Deborah Kennedy, R.S.M. 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, fellowship.
Tuesday Mornings, 7 to 8 a.m. in the Family Room
Join the meeting in person or by phone.
Dial in: 251-665-2515. Conference ID: 102102#
Info: Jay Cox at 401-6070 or
Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 p.m. in the Parish House
Info: David Sheffield, 423-5666 or
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Join us in service, grow in spirituality, and open your heart in friendship to neighbors in need. The St. Vincent de Paul Society responds to local individuals and families with food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance. Your help will feed children, prevent evictions and so much more. Financial donations can be placed in the brass poor box in the church vestibule, and clothing and food donations can be left at the St. Vincent de Paul Society table. If you are in need of assistance, call 251-366-6443. To find out how to join us, contact Ann Mackie at For more info go to 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. We will be studying Psalms: The School of Prayer, which can be ordered through Ascension Press.
Info: Patti Hughes at 251-401-9623 or
We are excited to return to providing child care for moms in need of this service in order to join us! If you are considering joining us and are in need of child care please contact
Cynthia Wentworth, 251-767-0532 or
Youth Group
Grades 9—12, meetings are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in the Parish House.  For more information contact Fr. Crow:
Funeral Reception Committee
Volunteers are needed to donate food, serve, and clean up. For more information, contact Millie Quinones, Chairperson, 808-425-7100 or
Ophelia Gillespie, Co-Chairperson, 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