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Corpus Christi is a welcoming community that gathers as one family, diverse in age and culture. Nourished by the word of God, sacraments and devotions, we are committed to transforming our lives to be like Christ through serving and attending to the spiritual and material needs of all.

Faith Formation 2016-2017

Posted Saturday July 16, 2016

Faith formation classes will be starting soon! Here are the start dates for the upcoming year:

RCIATuesday August 16
Children's Faith Formation-SpanishSaturday September 10
Children's Faith Formation-EnglishMonday September 12
Youth Faith Formation (grades 7 & 8)Monday September 12
First Year ConfirmationMonday September 12
Second Year ConfirmationTuesday September 13

Please see the Religious Education and RCIA pages for more details including registration forms and fee information or contact Diana Padilla at (510) 790-3207 x103 or

From Father David Mendoza-Vela

Father David Mendoza-Vela

Dear Corpus Christi Parishioners:

It is with a great sense of joy that I greet you as the newly appointed Parochial Administrator and I look forward to sharing my priestly ministry with you. I am writing this letter to introduce myself and to tell you a little about my background, education and ministerial experience.

I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and am the youngest of three children.

I attended Escuela Parroquial Unificada's Catholic Grammar and Junior High Schools. Then, St. Cecilia Salesian High School.

In 1994, I entered Blessed Philip Rinaldi's Salesian Seminary. Then, I attended The St Francis of Sale Philosophy Study House University of Guatemala, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In 2008, I was sent by His Grace Bishop Elias Bolanos as a gift of faith to the Diocese of Oakland. My seminary education continued at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California and in September 2012, I was ordained a Deacon and served in this parish. Upon my ordination to the priesthood in May 2013, I was assigned to St. John The Baptist in San Lorenzo where I served as Associate Pastor for three years.

I am honored to be your pastor. I will be preaching at all Masses this weekend to introduce myself and I look forward to the opportunity to meet you personally in the days ahead and becoming a part of Corpus Christi family.

"I have come to serve, not to be served" and I consider it a privilege to be your new Pastor. I ask for your prayers, patience, and support, particularly during these initial weeks and months. I assure you that each of you will be remembered in my prayers and at the altar each day.

Let us also remember, in prayer, Fr. Sergio Lopez as he begins his Pastorate at St John the Baptist, San Lorenzo.

Wishing you an abundance of God’s grace and peace.

In Christ,

Fr. David Mendoza-Vela

Estimados Feligreses de Corpus Christi:

Con un gran sentido de alegría es que los saludo como el administrador parroquial de Corpus Christi y espero compartir mi ministerio como sacerdote con ustedes. Les escribo esta carta para presentarme y platicarles un poco acerca de mi formación, educación y experiencia en el ministerio.

Yo nací en San Salvador, El Salvador y soy el mas chico de tres hijos.

Asistí a la Escuela Parroquial Unificada para la primaria y secundaria. Después a la prepa Santa Cecilia escuela Salesiana.

En 1994 entre en el Seminario Salesiano Philip Rinaldi. Después asistí a La Casa de Estudio de Filosofía San Francisco de Sale Universidad de Guatemala, y me gradué en 1997 con un bachillerato en Psicología. En el 2008, fui enviado por el Obispo Elías Bolaños a la Diócesis de Oakland. Mi educación en el seminario continuo en el Seminario de San Patricio en Menlo Park, California y en septiembre del 2012, fui ordenado Diacono y serví en esta parroquia. Después de mi ordenación como Padre en mayo del 2013, fui asignado a San Juan Bautista en San Lorenzo, donde serví como Pastor Asociado durante tres años.

Me siento honrado de ser su Pastor. Yo estaré predicando en todas las misas este fin de semana para presentarme y espero la oportunidad de conocerlos personalmente en los próximos días y de ser parte de la familia de Corpus Christi.

"He venido a servir, no para ser servido" y considero que es un privilegio ser su nuevo Pastor. Les pido sus oraciones, paciencia y apoyo, especialmente en estas próximas semanas y meses. Les aseguro que cada uno deustedes será recordado en mis oraciones en el altar cada día.

Recordemos también en oración, al Padre Sergio Lopez al comenzar su pastorado en San Juan Bautista, San Lorenzo.

Deseándoles abundancia de gracia y paz de Dios.

En Cristo,

P. David Mendoza-Vela

Feast of Corpus Christi Fiesta & Procession - Sunday May 29

Posted Tuesday May 12, 2016

Please join us for the annual Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, May 29!

9:30am Procession with the Holy Sacrament
11:00am Bilingual Mass
12:30-4:30pm Fiesta

During the fiesta, several festivities will take place including live entertainment, a flea market, health fair, children's games, vendor booths, and booths selling food and drinks.

We will also be hosting a raffle with the following prizes:

1st Prize Disneyland Resort
For family of 4 (2 children age 9 & below)
Includes airfare, hotel & park tickets

2nd Prize Reno Fun Train or Snow Train
2 adult round-trip tickets to Reno Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Includes Deluxe Room for 2 adults for 2 nights

Third Prize Hornblower Dinner Cruise for 2
4-course dinner, live entertainment & dancing
Scenic bay view of the Golden Gate & Bay Bridges

Download the Flyer (English | Español)
Download the Poster (English | Español)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Discover more about the capital campaign: a compelling case to reflect, pray and give generously

Posted Tuesday September 15, 2015

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are blessed to be one family of God, a multicultural community of believers whose mission is "to know Christ better and make Him better known." We are one family in faith, sharing in the responsibility of building up the Church of God in the East Bay and ensuring the ongoing vitality of our diocesan Church for future generations.

As we prepare for the future, we have an opportunity to renew our commitment to God and one another. I invite you to be a part of the Reclaiming Christ's Mission Together campaign; our historic endeavor to strengthen our local parish communities and our diocesan Church. This $65 million campaign will enhance our ability to educate and form our children and young adults, provide increased pastoral and spiritual care, expand services for the “least of our brothers and sisters,” provide for our retired clergy, strengthen our parishes and improve the overall financial condition of our Church of the East Bay.

As I hold you in my prayers, I also ask you to please pray for me and for the success of our diocesan capital campaign.

Yours Sincerely in Christ,

Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, S.J.

Bishop of Oakland

Our Pastoral Team

Parochial Administrator Fr. David Mendoza-Vela
Permanent Deacon Alfonso Perez
Parish Secretary Rosio Gallo-Casillas
Religious Education Administrator Diana Padilla
Bookkeeper Marina Ledezma
Music Director Jan Milnes
Pastoral Council Facilitator Angela Franco

Register as a Parishioner

For more information about registering as a parishioner at Corpus Christi, pick up a form in the vestibule, contact the parish office at (510) 790 - 3207, or by email at

You can also download a copy of the form in english or spanish using the links below:

Registration Form - English
Registration Form - Spanish