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6:00pm Advent 7:30pm OLQA Noon, Lunch in Irvine 7:30pm OLQA
prayer service Advent the Greatest Rosary Group
Gift of All Holy Day of Obligation
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12:00pm No Meeting Glory of Christmas at 7:30pm OLQA 6:00pm Christmas
OLQA OLQA Penance the Crystal Cathedral. Rosary Group Party
Bowers Muse- Service Call John 582-7728.
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10:00am 7:30pm OLQA 7:30pm OLQA
OLQA Christmas Caroling Rosary Group
Super Sun- Call Sherry 552-3855
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6:00pm Josua Tree Joshua Tree
ree camping trip. Call
s 31 Teresa 760-3104
Jo ChristmasÐNo Meeting Rosary Group
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First Friday Monthly Coffee Talk, 6:30am mass, U.S. POSTAGE
OLQA. Peg will be in the front of the church on the right. PAID
After mass weÕll head over to DiedrichÕs for java at Jam- Newport Beach, CA
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Friday evening CCF members come together for prayer.
We meet in the church at OLQA for Rosary, chapel, and Corpus Christi Fellowship
special intentions. Social and video following. In case of 2046 Mar Vista Drive
a special event in the church, we meet in the teachersÕ
lounge. Newport Beach, CA 92660
Country Dancing 7:30pm. Come put your best foot
forward at ÒIn CahootsÓ, 1401 S. Lemon Street, Fuller-
ton. Free lessons at 6:30 and 7:30. $3.75 buffet dinner. ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED
$4 cover starts at 8:00pm. Peg 548-6311.
Advent Prayer Service 6:00pm. The Incarnation.
9471 Gateshead Dr., Huntington Beach. Paul 838-7046,
Lunch in Irvine. For those who work in the area,
come join CCF members for a time of fellowship. Meet
at the Holiday Inn, 17941 Von Karman Ave. Call Mark
963-4425 (home) or 476-1636 (work).
Bowers Museum Trip: See the original Our Lady of
Guadalupe Tilma,12:00pm OLQA, for 1:00pm tour,
lunch afterward. Cost is $3.75. Call Teresa 760-3104.
CCF Christmas Party, 7:00pm to 11:00pm, 16722
Intrepid Lane., Huntington Beach. Dress: Festive and
Debonair. $10. Call Peg 548-6311.
Super Sunday Social, New MemberÕs Brunch, after
10:00am mass. Call Terry 552-3855.
Corpus Christi Fellowship
BODY December 1995
The Wake Up Call
Experiencing Aside from all the noise, dirt, ham-
mering, painting, sawing, and distribut-
who helped make this trip a success. To
all who helped in fund raising and dona-
Coraz—n Õ95 ing food and supplies, there was an air tions, we made our goal. Yea! To every-
By Sherry Khatab of excitement. Are you tired yet? Work- one who supported us through prayer, it
It’s 3:00a.m. and my alarm clock is ing, helping one another and laughing was greatly appreciated. To a few good
ringing. I think to myself, “Oh no, not together were the ingredients which souls, Bo Birket, Joe Commodore, and
yet.” But it’s time. Oh yes, it’s time to made this trip a success. How could I Gil Yurley, thanks for the use of your
get up and head down to Mexico for an ever forget the guys from Dublin, Ire- trucks. A special thank you to Bo Birket
awesome day of building, supporting, land: Michael, Peter, and Barry, who for the donation of fifty pairs of work
and giving to a less fortunate family. trekked across America on route to visit gloves; they were put to good use! But
One of CCF’s biggest service projects Michele Walsh-Birket. They volunteered most of all, I would like to thank every-
is “Corazón”. We go into Tijuana, Mexi- to be a part of this worthy cause. Oh one, who answered the “wake-up call”
co and find a family who is in desperate yeah, What about Tom, with a cellular
need of a house. For me, the experience phone in hand, posing for a picture on
is emotional. As we all circle around at the newly christened outhouse. But most
the end of the day, where there once was of all I could not forget little “Alberto”,
a dirt lot and now stands a home, the who seemed to be glued to Tina, Kathy,
keys are handed over to the family. To Denise, and I. He definitely was a
see a family’s life of despair and worry charmer. All in all, it was a great time. A
be transformed in a matter of hours into time that I won’t forget which will keep
one of hope and promise, is very hum- me coming back for more.
bling. It’s an image you don’t forget. A big thank you goes out to everyone
Nothing left to chance. CCF
member tries outhouse for
on that early Saturday morning. It would
not have been possible without your
And just when you thought it was all
over—May will be upon us before you
know it. So get ready to set those alarm
clocks, because 3:00 am comes awfully
early and you don’t want to be the one
who misses out on another memorable
CCF members busily put the finishing touches on the newest trip!
house in Mexico.
From the Co-Leaders...
To All CCFers,
Merry Christmas! As the Holiday Season draws near, take the time to enter it with prayer and
thanks. Reflect upon the blessings and gift God has given this past year in CCF and in our per-
sonal lives. God loved the world so much He sent us a giftÑHis son Jesus. This gift brought the
world faith, hope, and love. This season accept GodÕs gift and share it with your family, friends,
and everyone you meet. Prayer should be the number one gift to give on your list. By sharing
this gift of prayer, you also shall receive a gift, the true meaning of Christmas.
Help us to prepare
for the coming of Christ, your Son.
May you find us eagerly waiting in joyful prayer.Ó
Wishing you a blessed season, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.
John and Teresa
QCongratulations to Mary
Wolfenstein and Mark Ruddy on
Our Lady Queen of Angels their engagement to be married.
2046 Mar Vista Drive ELynne Purkey is now collect-
Newport Beach, CA 92660 ing jackets and sweaters for the
homeless in Costa Mesa. Call
her at 549-0612.
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Fatima: The Great Sign 3
A book review
By Mary Davern olution overthrew the Portuguese crystal filled with glittering water and
Corpus Christi Fellowship
If you have ever wanted a brief but monarchy, which brought into power a transpierced by the rays of the burning
incredible synopsis of your Catholic clique of Marxist anarchists and freema- sun.” The Lady’s request at this point
faith, then Fatima: The Great Sign by sons whose avowed goal was to wipe was that the children come to see her on
Francis Johnston would indeed would be out religion within the intensely Catholic the thirteenth day for six months. And
the book to read. For as the Bishop of country. Their time frame for this under- she would tell them who she was and
Fatima expressed in 1975, “Fatima as a taking was within just two generations. what she wanted.
whole is a compendium of the Catholic Great monasteries and abbeys were Francis Johnston intelligently
faith”. This book is so important it is turned into government buildings and describes five essential elements of Fati-
really quite hard to rate its importance priests were persecuted. During this time ma. They are as follows: The vision of
on any scale of the imagination. Equally period three visionaries were born to this Hell, the prophecies of Our Lady, the
so, it would be just as hard to write a country. Their names were Lucia, Fran- solar miracle, the Collegial Consecration
brief synopsis on this book. Therefore, cisco, and Jancita. of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of
we will continue to look at this book Our Lady’s first appearance to Lucia, Mary (which means the conversion of
throughout several reviews in the future. Francisco, and Jancita was on May 13, that country), and the all important mes-
This review will serve as just an intro- 1917. We are told the children had set- sage which the Blessed Lady delivered
duction to Fatima. tled down in the Cova da Iria with their to the world. Fatima: The Great Sign is
The shrine of Fatima lies very high sheep. Suddenly there were two vivid a wonderful synopsis of the direction
up in the rugged, pine clad ranges of the flashes of light which startled the chil- given by God through His Mother to our
Serra d’Aire mountains of Central Portu- dren. As the children looked up, very sin-laden twentieth century.
gal. Millions of people from all over the close to them stood a Lady of dazzling This review provides a basic intro-
world visit the shrine where the Mother light. The visionaries were bathed in the duction to Fatima. Francis Johnston
of God appeared in an “explosion of the light that radiated from her person. Their wisely provides us with the perils beset-
supernatural.” The mother of God eyes smarted from the Lady’s brilliance ting mankind in the beginning of the
according to Vatican II (Lumen Gentium and beauty. She gazed down at them century up to the present crisis in faith
54) occupies a place in the hierarchy of with a tender regard. Lucia described her and morals today. We are told that “in
the Church which is the highest after as “more brilliant than the sun.” “The these critical times no one can afford to
Christ and yet very close to us. sparkling light from her person was ignore the messages of Fatima.”
The author tells us that in 1910 a rev- clearer and more intense than that of a
The Holy FamilyÑa model for ÒChristmasÓ every day.
By Bob Morrison, sfo
Upon arriving, the Angel said to her: called Nazareth. “Can anything good priests of Israel were married), but God
“Rejoice, O highly favored daughter! come from Nazareth?” the people pro- chose a simple hard working family. In
The Lord is with you.” The Lord God fessed on hearing Jesus was the son of doing this, God honored work and its
chose Mary for Jesus’ mother, and Joseph and Mary of Nazareth. They value as a teaching tool for the higher
Joseph for His earthly father. In this way, were a poor family, but they were rich in things of His Kingdom. Remembering
God not only honored these holy souls, virtue, and this is the desire of God’s this, let us not be envious of others of
but by placing His Son in a holy mar- heart, for mankind. Not that the earth’s higher estate, but be pleased to do the
riage, He honored the love of a family. riches are evil, no, they are gifts from will of God in the little jobs, he gives us
Each spouse has the responsibility to God, a reminder of God’s spiritual gen- to do.
support the other, toward the salvation of erosity. Sometimes, poverty is a gift. It In practicing these three things: love
their soul. This mutual support makes a keeps us humble, in right order with the of family, richness of virtue, and regard
holy family fertile ground for the gift of King of the Universe. So, let us pray that for work, we will experience the joys of
a child. In the case of Mary and Joseph, we are not consumed with the pursuit of Christmas day, with Christ among us
their fertile love was rewarded with not earthly treasures at the expense of heav- every day!
only a child, but the Messiah, the Holy enly treasures.
One of God. So, let us remember to sup- “He was the son of Joseph the car- AuthorÕs Note: If you are interested in finding out
port each other in the ways of God. penter.” The Lord God chose a hard more about the life of the Holy Family, I would recom-
mend a book called: ÒThe Poem of The Man God,Ó
The Lord God could have chosen a working family for his earthly teachers. volume 1, by Maria Valtorta. This book also has the
rich family for his abode, but he chose a God could have chosen Jesus to be the recommendation of the Virgin Mary at Medjugoria. It
poor family from an obscure little town son of the temple’s priestly class (for the is a series of revelations on the Life of Christ.