Corpus Christi (Latin: Body of Christ), colloquially Corpus, is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. State of Texas. It is 130 miles southeast of San Antonio. Its political boundaries encompass Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay.
The city's population was estimated to be 326,554 in 2018, making it the eight-most-populous city in Texas. The Corpus Christi metropolitan area had an estimated population of 442,600. It is also the hub of the six-county Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice Combined Statistical area, with a 2013 estimated population of 516,793.
The city's name means body of Christ in Latin. The name was given to the settlement and surrounding bay by Spanish explorer Alonso Alvarez de Pineda in 1519, as he discovered the lush semitropical bay on the Catholic feast day of Corpus Christi. The nickname of the city is "Sparkling City by the Sea", particularly featured in tourist literature.
An ACTS Missions Chapter is a group eight (8) to twelve (12) of lay people who form a subsidiary of ACTS Missions, and are the organization's legal representative in a diocese or region. A Chapter functions like an ACTS Missions regional office through Articles of Association, and falls under ACTS Missions 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. In areas where present, a Chapter is empowered to act by and through ACTS Missions authority to support and serve the parishes of a given diocese or region by fulfilling tasks that fall under the categories of education and evangelization. A Chapter partners with the local diocese(s) to help fulfill the local bishop's pastoral plan with respect to evangelization. This ensures that the Chapter is operating according to diocesan protocol, and the local Ordinary is invited to appoint a liaison for transparency.