ROOTED – WELCOMING – SEEKINGParish Mission Statement Rooted in the Word, nourished by the Eucharist, and strengthened by the sacraments, Corpus Christi Parish is a vibrant, welcoming Catholic community of many parts united in the one Body of Christ. Seeking to reflect the unconditional love and embrace of Christ, we strive to live out our baptismal call as disciples and enthusiastic witnesses to our faith. Welcome! It’s my pleasure as pastor of this Seacoast Catholic Community to welcome you to our website. As you explore what is presented here, you will discover the many ways the "Mission Statement" of our parish, cited above, is made tangible in the day-to-day life of our parish family. We are disciples, people walking in faith, ROOTED in the Word of God and in the Roman Catholic Tradition. Individually, and as a community, we strive to be WELCOMING to the Lord and His truth and to extend that hospitality and presence of Jesus to all we encounter as we live out our faith and develop our understanding; bring healing and hope; deepen our prayer life; and allow our faith to issue forth in action and our love to be manifested in deeds that can assist those around us in their needs. We are a pilgrim people who are SEEKING to sow the seeds of the Kingdom as we journey to our eternal home. As we seek to deepen our relationship with Christ, we strive to enrich the lives of one another as we, united as many parts in the one Body of Christ, bring the presence of the Lord and the Truth of His Gospel to our seacoast community. We are ever seeking to be more authentically and faithfully Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ)! If we can be of service in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you are looking for a parish family, we would warmly welcome you. If you’ve been away from the practice of your Catholic faith for a while, please know where you stand with us: on a "Welcome" mat in front of an open door. Call or email me and let’s talk! There are many among us today who once were where you might be now. If you are not a Catholic but want to explore our walk, you would be most welcome to "come and see." At the bottom of this page you can click on a link to view our weekly parish bulletin. This is a great way to see what we are about, day in and day out. Thanks for taking the time to read this message, and be assured you are most welcome here at Corpus Christi Parish – the united Catholic Community worshipping in Portsmouth, NH! Blessings & Best, Fr. Gary J. Belliveau Pastor June 24, 2015: ON LINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE At the very bottom of this home page, just BELOW the words MY OWN CHURCH, is a link to our new parish database portal, which provides you the opportunity to register with our parish (or update your information if you are already in our database.) Simply follow the instructions for "New User" to get started. For the time being, please refrain from accessing the My Ministry tab as it is still a "work in progress." Once the schedule for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry have been firmed up, you will have the capability to register your children online for these programs. Thanks for registering on line!! Click here for a three-minute video tutorial on how to register on line.