“I am grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord…” 1 Timothy, 12

Stained glass window  depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary and baby Jesus.

 Our Mission and Motive

Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church

320 Philadelphia Avenue

Chambersburg, PA  17201

Franklin County

 717-264-6317  Office & Rectory-

 717-263-9541  Religious Education Office-
 717-264-1787  Fax-



Sometime in the 21st Century, our fourth as a parish, the facilities are going to need an upgrade that goes above and beyond everyday maintenance. On the wish list is increased space for worship and modernized education facilities that allow us to keep pace both ideologically and technically.


Encouraged by our former bishop, Bishop Rhoades, our former pastor Reverend James R. O’Brien established the “21st Century Fund” as a foundation for capital improvements.





Anyone wishing to contribute financially to the fund has several options. It is possible to put Corpus Christi into a last will and testament. Making a provision in your will can be accomplished easily by including the topic in a newly written document, or by including it later as an addendum. An attorney’s advice may be helpful regarding the details and tax benefits.  Individuals wishing to memorialize a deceased person could make a donation to the 21st Century Fund in lieu of flowers. Immediate gifts are also possible.


For further details about the fund, please contact the parish office during normal business hours. Additionally, a brochure is available in the church lobby.


Praying for the Protection of Religious Liberty

from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord.