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

September 18, 2023

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe we are past the midpoint of our first quarter of school. What a fantastic start we have had! As always, thank you for trusting us with your children. It is a joy to welcome your sweet students to school each and every day. 

Bible Verse and Prayer Focus of the Month

Each month students learn a Bible verse. We recite it together at school during our morning announcements and prayers. We also pray a particular prayer together each month.

Our Bible verse for the month of September is: Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Our prayer focus is The Our Father.

Education in Virtue

As a reminder, we strive to incorporate the Education in Virtues program into our daily schedule. This program focuses on the development of the whole person and equips our children to strive for holiness, which is where we will find true happiness. 

Each week, we are focusing on a particular virtue as a school. Students have been learning the definition as well as what living the virtue looks and sounds like in our actions and words. Over the next two weeks, we will focus on Kindness and Loyalty. 


Kindness (Week of September 18) 


Expressing general concern for the well-being of others and anticipating their needs.

Ways to Cultivate

  • Ages 6 and up: Talk to someone who seems sad, ask if others need help.
  • Ages 10 and up: Ask how someone is doing, respond to kindness by being kind in return.
  • Ages 12 and up: Practice speaking, thinking, and acting kindly even when someone is not being kind to you.


Dear Jesus, you are kindness itself. I desire to show charity toward my neighbor through my thoughts, words, and actions. When others meet me, let them meet YOU in me! 

Loyalty (Week of September 25)


Accepting the bonds implicit in relationships, defending virtues upheld by Church, family, and country. 

Ways to Cultivate

  • Ages 6 and up: Speak positively about family and friends, “My brother/sister/friend is good at…”
  • Ages 10 and up: Make your actions correspond to your words and promises.
  • Ages 12 and up: Seek to do your best to help others, fulfill your responsibilities, and be faithful to your commitments. 


Dear Jesus, Help me to be steadfast in my relationships and faithful to the duties those relationships entail, even when this may be difficult 

Toy Bowl Spirit Week

Thank you for supporting our 8th-grade students participating in the CYO Toy Bowl Court. What a fun-filled spirit week we had! You helped raise almost $1500 for CYO Sports. 

Crazy Hair Day Fundraiser for St. Jude

We are so proud of our students who participated in Crazy Hair Day. It was fun to see all the crazy hairstyles while raising money for a wonderful cause. Through the generosity of our families, we were able to raise $2479 for St. Jude!

Fall Book Fair 

This week, our K-8th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in the lollipop pull for a chance to win a prize. All families are invited to a special Family Day event this Sunday, September 24th. The event will take place between the hours of 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. 

A is for Africa Just. 25 Day

This year, we will continue to support A is for Africa and the Matim Primary School located in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. Students are encouraged to bring in .25 cents on the 25th of each month (if it is a school day)

We have supported this program for a few years now, we learned that the school children were so appreciative of the supplies they received. Below are some video of thanks they have shared with us. In one they are singing the National Song of Tanzania while waving our Alabama flag, and they have one of our Corpus Christi school pennants. In the other, they are saying, “Thank you, Corpus Christi.” You may access the videos here:

We are thrilled to continue to support this program, as this creates a wonderful learning opportunity for our students to learn about children in another part of the works and their daily lives, which are so different from our own.

Grandparent’s Day

We are looking forward to hosting our grandparents and special family friends on September 29th. Our day will begin with mass and a reception for our grandparents. In an effort to offer a safer and more secure environment for our school and students, we will have a structured visiting portion of the day. I know our students are going to be eager to host their grandparents and grand friends, and it will be a lovely day! 

Boo Bash

Our Boo Bash is planned for Saturday, October 21st.  Please make plans to attend this fun family event! Our PTO is currently taking orders for Boo Bash t-shirts. Students can wear their Boo Bash shirt out of uniform on Thursday, October 19th.  If students do not purchase a Boo Bash shirt, they can wear any CCS shirt.  Deadline to order is September 24th at 5:00p.m.

Boo Bash 2023 T-shirt Order $14 (

Sponsorships are also available! Please consider supporting our school while promoting your company.

Pack the Chapel

This is open to any students/parents that would like to attend. We will pray the morning offering prayer and any prayer intentions that the group may have. Each week we are going to pray for a specific teacher and class. Hope to see you there Wednesday, September 20th.

FundRays Coupon Books

Fundrays Coupon books are on sale now. They are available for purchase in the school office or from any CCS student. Deadline to order is September 27th. This fundraiser is completely optional. Please contact Tracey Netto at if you have questions.

Thank you for supporting our school!

Pancake Breakfast and Walk-in Day

Pancake order form

Food Pantry

Carpool Shoutouts

Scrip Program

An easy way to earn money for our school without spending extra money. It just takes a little bit of planning. You even have a chance to earn yourself some extra money!! Want to learn more??? Contact Tracey Netto at

Box Tops

Download the App, select our school and start scanning!! SUPER EASY!!

School Calendar

Remember that you can always access our online school calendar via this link from our website:

Upcoming Dates to Remember


22: Book Fair Week begins

24: Book Fair Family Event

25:: Just 25, A is for Africa

27: Saint T-Shirt Day

29: Grandparent's Day Mass and Visit


2: Saint T-Shirt Day

5: Food Pantry Thursday and Pancake Breakfast/Walk-In Day

11: Last Day of Quarter

12/13: Fall Break

14: End of First Quarter

17: Saint T-Shirt Day

19: Boo Bash T-Shirt Day 

20: Toy Bowl Pep Rally

21: Boo Bash 

23-27: Red Ribbon Week

25: Just .25 A is for Africa

26: 1st Quarter Awards Following Mass

27: Red Ribbon Run, Noon Dismissal 

Parish News

Ministry Fair

Adult Religious Ed: Mystagogy Series

The next class in our Mystagogy Series is coming up on Sept. 17th and 24th following the 11am Mass. For this two-part class, Fr. Pat will be taking us on a virtual Scavi Tour. Join us as we bring a bit of Italy to Corpus Christi! No registration is required to attend. 

Knights of Columbus

The Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus are smoking butts again! Order your Smoked Boston Butt today!

Price is $35 each

Order Deadline is September 26

Pickup Date & Time: Saturday September 30, 10 am until 12 noon

Pickup Location is the Parish House at 454 Evergreen Rd Mobile, AL 36608

Boston Butt - KoC 13125 Corpus Christi Parish (

Young Adult Night

All young adults in our parish (married or single) ages 21 to 39 are invited to join us on the third Thursday of the month for Young Adult Night. This month we are meeting at the Parish House, located at 454 Evergreen Road. Bring drinks or a light snack to share! Contact Robert and Kelly Schaefers for more information at

AOSF Class

Married for 16 years and parents to four children aged nine to 15, Thomas and Catherine Arensberg first learned about the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship fund (AOSF) in 2014. After they were introduced to the AOSF, they committed themselves to learning as much as they could about the program. We are excited to have them visit Corpus Christi to teach a class on how you can participate in AOSF too.

Join us on Sunday, November 19th following the 9am Mass to learn more about this program and how you can apply to get tuition assistance for your children's Catholic education!

Corpus Christi Parish News
Parish Information


Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 9:00 - noon

Located om the second floor of the Community Center.


Parish Office: 342-1852, Fax 342-6313

School Office: 342-5474

Fax 380-0325


Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 and11:00 am


8:15 am Mass: Monday - Friday

5:30 pm Mass: Tuesday and Wednesday


Every 1st Friday of the month following the 8:15 am Mass until 5 pm.





Paper forms are also available in the Parish Office.


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Parish Staff

Fr. Pat Arensberg, Pastor

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