The Body of Christ

Latin for the Body of Christ, 
Corpus Christi proudly stands as a beacon of faith for more than 115 years. Worship with us, weekdays at 8:00 AM in the rectory chapel and Sunday 9:30 AM in the church.



“The time has come; the kingdom of God is at hand. Change your ways and believe in the Good News.” Mark 1:15

Save the date
Family Day Sunday, August 27th 2017

"Laborare est Orare"

To work is to Pray motto of the Benedictine Order

"Whatsoever good work you undertake, pray earnestly to God that He will enable you to bring it to a successful conclusion."  The Rule of St. Benedict

"He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands."  St. Bernard

"We must try to converse with God in little ways while we do our work... we should purely and simply reveal our hearts as the words come to us."  Brother Lawrence

"I love Him while I ply my needle..." Elizabeth of the Trinity

"Labor, as well as fasting, serves to mortify and subdue the flesh.  Provided the labor you undertake contributes to the glory of God and your own welfare, I would prefer that you should suffer the pain of labor rather than that of fasting."  St. Francis de Sales 

"I find a heaven in the midst of saucepans and brooms."  St. Stanislaus Kostka 

"You will become a saint by complying exactly with your daily duties."   St. Mary Joseph Rossello 

"Work done with impetuosity and precipitation is never done well; we must make haste slowly.... Accept all the duties that come your way peacefully, taking them in order one by one.  St. Francis de Sales

"Your heart to God and your hands to work."  St. Mary Joseph Rossello  

"During the greater part of His life Jesus shared the condition of the vast majority of human beings:  a daily life spent without evident greatness, a life of manual labor."  Catechism of the Catholic Church #531 

"Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe."  St. Therese of Lisieux


From left to right: Charliece Thomas, with her dad Charlie Thomas, Heaven Green, Earl Kemp, Jr.,
 Albert Williams, Elliott Green, Victoria Williams and Alexandra Williams
 (Not pictured: Alana Moore and DeAndre Miller)
  • Charliece Thomas, with her dad Charlie Thomas, graduated from pre-kindergarten and will enter kindergarten in the fall.
  • Heaven Green graduated Ashburn Elementary School and will attend Muchin College Prep.                     
  • Earl Kemp, Jr. graduated Carter G. Woodson Elementary School and will attend Dyett Charter High School.
  • Albert Williams graduated Providence Englewood Charter School and will attend Johnson College Preparatory.
  • Elliott Green graduated Lindblom Math and Science Academy and plans to attend Northern Illinois University, working to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Victoria Williams graduated Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy and will attend North Carolina A&T State University, pursuing a degree in Architectural Engineering.
  • Alexandra Williams received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business. She will return to LSU to pursue her Masters of Accountancy and begin studying for the CPA Exam. 
  •  DeAndre Miller (not pictured) graduated Kenwood Academy and will attend Western Illinois University, in Macomb, IL.
  • Alana Moore (not pictured) graduated Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Apparel Merchandising and a Minor in Business. Alana has started her new career at American Girl as a Visual Merchandiser.
The Corpus Christi Family salute you for a job well done.

Bible Study 

Every Thursday in the parish rectory
4920 South King Dr.
Refer to the parish bulletin for further details

Religious Education

 Catechetic instruction classes are held on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of every month.

Learn more and grow in faith,

Contact Theresa Rhea at 773-671-3890

Prayer Reflections

Spend a moment with our Lord Jesus Christ
in Adoration
To request special prayers for loved ones, contact the
Eucharistic Adoration 1st Friday and Saturday of the month
All are welcome.


Touch Father Tolton's  

portrait to navigate to the article in the Catholic New World.


Father Augustus Tolton, on the way to sainthood

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Corpus Christi Church, part of the Archdiocese of Chicago, has built its legacy serving the Bronzeville community through years of change and struggle. Corpus Christi thrives on the solid foundation of faithfully proclaiming the good news of the Gospel to those who call it home, now and for generations in the years to come.

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Through Our Doors

(Corpus Christi Legacy)

Fr. Michael (Mike) Perry 
Voted in as the Minister General of the Franciscans
(former resident) 

Fr. Arthur Anderson, O.F.M., 

former parishioner.

Fr. George Clemens

former pastor of Holy Angels parish. 

First parishioner to be ordained a priest.

Br. Loyola Freightman

former parishioner 

Judge Blanche Manning


Congressman Ralph Metcalfe

parishioner (Deceased).

Fr. Joseph Rodney, S.V.D., 

former parishioner.

Fr. Elric Sampson, O.F.M.

former parishioner

Warner Saunders

retired Channel 5 news anchor, 

graduate of 

Corpus Christi High School.

Fr. Bennet Spivey, O.F.M., 

former parishioner (Deceased).

Sr. Lucy Williams 

(Sr. Mary Martin De Porres), 

former parishioner (Deceased)

Our Community

Welcome to the Igbo Catholic Community of Chicago,

The children of Corpus Christi Church Chicago made pinwheels displayed within the church 

 in support of 'Pinwheels for Child Abuse' 


Divine Mercy

 Divine Mercy Celebration 

Garry Cope,
Apr 6, 2017, 6:26 PM