The parish is still open. We, however, are reducing the hours when we are open to the public. We will be open M-F 8:30am-12:30pm. This is to reduce the amount of traffic in the office. In an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible, we need to limit the number of people congregating in the waiting area, so calling ahead is a good idea.
If you need something in the afternoons, please call the office ahead of time and we will find a way to meet your needs. Thanks for understanding, and, again, if you need anything just call ahead! 751-4235
Sacrament of Reconciliation
If you would like to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please call the Parish Office, 751-4235, to schedule an appointment with Fr. Chris.
The Raising of Lazarus 5th Sunday of Lent
John has some of my favorite stories of Jesus. This week we hear about Lazarus’ death, and Jesus’ reaction. We see the full divinity of Jesus on display! Jesus is journeying to Jerusalem to his death to inaugurate the resurrection of all, and makes the defining and divine pronouncement, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” But we also see Jesus at his most human – Jesus wept. This is a most basic, human reaction! This is a trying and difficult time. Everyone is struggling and the world is topsy turvy. It’s comforting to know that as great and divine and cosmic the Lord is, he is also very personal and relatable – sharing, understanding, and knowing at the deepest level our human experience, and walking with us every step of the way.
Please keep an eye on the parish website for upcoming announcements. We’ll continue to post Mass, other items, and links to keep us all connected on this most Lenten of journeys. My favorite image of the Body of Christ is that each of us is connected to Christ in a unique way, and through him connected to one another.
-- Fr. Chris
In Response to the Corona Virus:
All Parish-Based Gatherings Are Suspended or Cancelled Effective March 16 until April 6, 2020
Eucharist for Home / Hospital Currently Suspended
Parish Office Remains Open 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd. Tucson, AZ 85748 Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
(Open hours reduced as a public health precaution)
Clergy: Father Christopher Orndorff, Pastor Father Richard M. Kingsley, Pastor Emeritus Deacon Mark Cesnik
From Fr. Chris:
In consultation with the Prestbyteral Council, Bishop Weisenberger has issued new guidelines in response to the Corona Virus pandemic for all parishes within the Diocese of Tucson.
For Corpus Christi parish this means that as of Monday, March 16, 2020, all gatherings at the parish are cancelled. This includes all Masses, Religious Education programs, parish liturgical events including Communal Penance services and Stations of the Cross/Soup Supper and any group gatherings at the parish.
The parish office, however, will remain open during regular business hours.
These directives are in place until April 6, at which time they will be reviewed and either brought to a close or extended. They do create a hardship and are most regrettable but are sensible and in line with CDC directives and the Pima County Health Department in trying to safeguard the vulnerable and limit stress on local healthcare facilities.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unusual time. Please continue to pray for the health and well being of all, especially those affected by this virus.