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.
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.
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.
Parish Partnership Mass & Picnic in the Park
This joint event with St Joseph includes 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.
The trivia night had been a youth group fundraiser which was organized and run by the youth of the parish. In 2023, it will become a parish fundraiser and be held in late September.
Ladies' Night Out
This PSR fundraiser is typically held the first Monday evening in October. 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 our 2023 dinner is Music thru the Decades.
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 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.
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 11 year span.
Boxes of Joy
This joint project is organized by the Corpus Christi Ladies Club and the Youth Group. Items are collected at both parishes 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.
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.
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. In 2023, the drawing date will be on or before June 4th.
Annual Rummage Sale
Sponsored by the Corpus Christi Ladies Club, the annual rummage sale is held on the third weekend of September, typically. Items are collected the week of the event. Most items are sold for 50 cents.
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 makes 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.