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Parish Events

We as a parish strive to create, organize and hold events for the benefit of our parish, our partner parish, and the local community.  Some of these events are held strictly for the parish and partnership while others are held to foster a welcoming atmosphere for the community and support social justice.

These events include but are not limited to:


Bi-Annual Chicken Dinner

Our buffet chicken/pasta dinner is held the 4th Sunday of April and October unless Easter conflicts in April. Besides being a fundraiser, this event is held to promote community involvement from within the parish and the surrounding communities. This event is organized and run by a committee of dinner co-chairs.

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Mardi Gras Pot Luck

This free event for the parish is typically held the Saturday before Ash Wednesday folllowing Saturday evening Mass. The parish provides the main dish and drinks. Social committee organizes this event. Parishioners are encouraged to bring their favorite games for after dinner.

Mardi Gras


Holy Thursday Soup & Salad Supper

This joint event with St Joseph is held on Holy Thursday prior to the Mass of the Lord's Supper. Soups and salads are provided by the parishioners.

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Parish Partnership Mass & Picnic

This joint event with St Joseph includes a Mass and Picnic. It is typically held in late September in the community park. The meal is provided by the parishes and the event is organized by a group of dedicated parishioners from both churches. Games are provided by the Men's Club.

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Trivia Night

The trivia night had been a youth group fundraiser which was organized and run by the youth of the parish. In 2023, it became a parish fundraiser and was held on the last Saturday in September. The funds were used to purchase a new AED for the parish center. Plans are to continue this event.

The 2024 date for the Trivia Night is Saturday, September 28th.


Ladies' Night Out

This PSR fundraiser is typically held in early fall. This themed dinner features a table decorating contest. The main course, salad, and dessert are provided. Side dishes are donated by parishioners to complete the meal. 

The proposed theme for 2024 is favorite sports teams. Proposed date for this event is Wednesday, October 9th.

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A Winter's Aire Concert with Wine Tasting

This highly anticipated music ministry fundraiser is typically held the first weekend in December and includes a concert, wine tasting, and a silent auction. The silent auction benefits Operation Orphan. Each year, a different choir or band from the St Louis area is invited to participate. Over the years the appetizers which include a variety of homemade soups has become a major draw as well.

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Holiday Hilltop 5K

Each year, this fundraiser is held to benefit a sick child from the community. Though the Holiday Hilltop is organized by a committee separate from the parish, it has been hosted and supported by Corpus Christi for over 10 years. The event includes a 5K run, half mile fun run/walk, silent auction, raffle, bake sale, lottery ticket raffle, and more. The Holiday Hilltop 5K has brought in over $400,000 for its recipients over an 12 year span. The last 2 years the event has netted over $100,000.

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Boxes of Joy

This joint project is organized by the Corpus Christi Ladies Club and the Youth Group. Items are collected at both Corpus Christi and St Joseph in October. The items are sorted and boxed up the first week of November for distribution. Boxes of Joy are affiliated with Cross Catholic Outreach.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

This event has become a joint project between the Corpus Christi Ladies Club and the Youth Group. Items are donated by parishioners. Parishioners fill the eggs in the weeks prior to Easter. The hunt is held following the 9 AM Mass on Easter Sunday.

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$5000 Raffle

This fundraiser is sponsored by the parish council and benefits the church. Typically, a mouse race or dance has been held in later March where the winning ticket is drawn. During Covid, these events were not held and the drawing date was extended into early June and has remained such since that time. In 2024, the drawing date will be June 2nd unless all the tickets are sold sooner. Prizes include $5000, $1000, and $500 plus a $100 Early Bird Drawing.

 


Annual Rummage Sale

Sponsored by the Corpus Christi Ladies Club, the annual rummage sale is held in mid September usually the third weekend of the month, typically. Items are collected the week of the event. Most items are sold for 50 cents.

The 2024 rummage sale is scheduled for the weekend of September 13-15th.

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Graduation Celebration

Hosted by Youth Ministry and the Parish Social Committee, this event is usually scheduled in May. This appetizer reception is held prior to or following one of the weekend Masses. All junior high, high school and college graduates for the year are honored at this event.


Annual Mouse Races

This fundraiser was held for 3 years prior to Covid and made its return in 2023. Participants can support their favorite "live" mice for each race. Race winnings are converted to tickets allowing participants to have a chance at prizes such as a TV, gift cards, lottery tickets and more.


Super Bowl Chili

New in 2024, this event is a fundraiser organized by the parish council for the parish. Made fresh on Super Bowl weekend, you can purchase a quart of chili as an add on to your Super Bowl party or freeze a quart for an easy meal.