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Welcome to Corpus Christi Parish

Our Mission

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.

From Father David Mendoza-Vela

Too Much Information

Fr. David

There is a common expression: “Too much information!” We usually use it when people tell us details about their lives that we don’t want or need to know. Today, when James and John ask Jesus a simple question, making their request for places of honor in the kingdom, a simple answer might have been in order. Instead, as he often does, Jesus answers a question with a question; today it’s about drinking the cup of suffering. Then, once the others are indignant over James and John’s outrageous request, he proceeds to give them what may have been “too much information” for followers who were simply interested in the pursuit of glory. But this information, though it can sometimes seem “too much” for us, is essential for our lives as disciples. In Isaiah, in Hebrews, and in Mark today, we learn this information. It is in suffering, in weakness, in self-giving service to others, that we come to understand the kingdom. It is the information we need to find our place and come to be honored in the reign of God.

 

 

Demasiada Información Para Mi Gusto

Existe una expresión de uso corriente: “Demasiada información para mi gusto”. Generalmente decimos esto cuando alguien nos da detalles sobre su vida que no deseamos o no necesitamos saber. Hoy, cuando Santiago y Juan le hacen una pregunta simple a Jesús y le piden ocupar lugares de honor en el Reino, Jesús podría haberles dado una respuesta simple. Pero, como suele hacerlo, responde una pregunta con otra pregunta, en este caso se trata de beber el cáliz del sufrimiento. Luego, cuando los demás se indignan contra el atrevido pedido de Santiago y Juan, Jesús les dice algo que puede haber sido “demasiada información” para el gusto de los seguidores, quienes sólo estaban interesados en alcanzar la gloria. Pero esta información, aunque algunas veces pueda parecer “demasiada” para nuestro gusto, es vital para nuestras vidas como discípulos. Hoy en Isaías, en hebreos y en Marcos, conocemos esta información: sólo mediante el sufrimiento, la debilidad y el servicio generoso a los demás comprenderemos el Reino. Ésta es la información que necesitamos para encontrar nuestro lugar y poder ser honrados en el Reino de Dios.

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Contact Info

37891 Second St., Fremont, CA
Parish Office: (510) 790-3207 ext.101
Faith Formation Office: (510) 790-3207 ext.103

Pastoral Staff

Parish Administrator: Rev. David Mendoza-Vela
Permanent Deacon: Alfonso Perez
Office Manager/Bookkeeper: Rosio Gallo-Casillas - Ext.101
Religious Education Administrator: Moises Roberto De Leon Ext.103
Music Director: Jan Milnes

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