We all have a story to tell.
All of us have a story to tell. If you have a story about your positive experience at Corpus Christi, I encourage you to share it on “The Alumni of Corpus Christi Catholic School Chicago” or “Corpus Christi Church Chicago” group pages on Facebook. If you are a parishioner, former parishioner or a graduate from either the grammar or high school and haven’t joined, we welcome you to do so today! We would love to hear from you and publish a few stories on our website with your permission.
Special note: There will be a special mass celebrating Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 9:40 am (This will likely be the beginning of many celebrations throughout this year.)
I have fond memories of Corpus Christi. I practically grew up here. My siblings and I graduated from the grammar school and my brother and I attended many youth’s leaderships conference and activities. At one point I seriously considered becoming a priest. I fell away from the church in college but came back in the nineties and have been actively involved in the parish ever since. Being an artist and graphic designer, I donated my talents to the parish. I was called to serve as a lector, usher, choir member and parish council member. It was former pastor, Fr. Christian Reuter who encouraged me to enter the lay ministry program, which I completed and studied theology a few years at the Catholic Theological Union as a Tolton Scholar.
Our love for Corpus Christi is strong and deeply rooted in our Christian faith. We found God here! That is why it is so sad for us to hear about the closing of our beloved church, a place we call “HOME.” Many of us have been married here, celebrated anniversaries, baptized of our children and buried our loved ones. Corpus Christi has a rich history in Bronzeville.