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The Bulletin: Each Saturday night we send an easily-readable digital version of the bulletin via email. Add yourself to the list and stay up-to-date as we establish our community.
Other Groups: Emails on an as-needed basis for those interested Adult Cathechesis, Women's Group, Men's Group, Young Adult group, etc. (Ususally about 2 per month.)
For a limited time, parishioner Maureen Flood is generously offering to donate half the cost of every haircut for a Chapel parishioner to the Nun Run. Please contact Maureen Flood (239) 398-4906 for more details and to book your haircut today.
Tuesday, February 7th, Women's Group from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Wednesday, February 8th, Spanish Catechesis from 6 to 7pm in the confessional room at St. Agnes.
Saturday, February 11th, consecration of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter to the Immaculate Heart of Mary after 6:45am Mass.
The season of Septuagesima is a preparation for the season of Lent. The season begins with First Vespers (around 6pm) Saturday, February 4th. The season comprises the Sundays and the weeks they begin of Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima, as a period of preparation for Lent. The names of these Sundays roughly indicate the time before Easter.
The liturgical color is the violet of penance. Although the liturgical color is one of penance, the Lenten rules of fasting do not bind. The Gloria is omitted on Sundays and ferial days. The Alleluia verse is suppressed, also the word Alleluia verse is replaced by the Tract on Sundays and feast days.
This extended period of preparation is intended to heighten the importance of that for which we are preparing. Michael Fiedrowicz, in his book The Traditional Mass, comments, "With pastoral wisdom and empathy the Church prepares her faithful for the beginning of the season of Lent, which in turn leads into an even more intensified preparation for the feast of Easter with Passion Sunday (fifth Sunday of Lent) before the beginning of Holy Week which culminates in the Triduum Sacrum."
On Tuesday, January 24th, Corpus Christi parishioner Don Fairbairn died unexpectedly. On Wednesday, February 1st at 10am at Resurrection Church in Fort Myers there will be a wake will a sung Requiem Mass at 11am. All are invited to attend the holy Mass and encouraged to pray for the repose of Don's soul. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Please bring any Palms from Palm Sunday to St Agnes after Mass so that we can burn them and make the ashes for Ash Wednesday.
The Boys Adventure Group will be kicking off the spring schedule with a campout and rocket launch planned for February 10/11th. This will be followed by fishing in March and a final outing in April. The target age for the boys is ages 5-19 with the focus of fathers and sons spending time together in the great outdoors. Father Adams is also able to attend many of the events. For more information, please contact Ron Freeze ([email protected])
Please submit your public Mass intention requests for 2023 by clicking here. There are a limited number of Masses available so sign up before they are all booked!
For private Masses, please give the written intentions and stipend to either Fr. Adams or Fr. van Zee.
February 2nd is the second-class feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commonly known as Candlemas. We will have the traditional blessing of candles, a procession around St. Agnes' Chapel, and a High Mass after the procession. If you would like to bring candles to be blessed, please make sure they are at least 51% beeswax and they are placed on or around the table at the front of the Chapel before 4pm. The blessing will begin at 4pm with the procession and Mass to follow. NB: there will be no 5:15pm Mass on February 2nd.
On Friday, February 3rd we will have Mass at 4pm and 5:15pm because it is the First Friday of the month. The traditional blessing of throats will take place after the 5:15pm Mass only.
On Saturday, February 4th, we will have our classes and activities at Royal Palm Academy.
Due to an interruption in the supply chain, we have not received our collection envelopes for this year. We hope to receive them soon but, in the meantime, feel free to put your donation in any envelope and write your name on it and include your regular envelope number if you know it. Thank you for your patience.
The Octave was founded in 1908 by Fr. Paul Wattson, an Anglican priest who explained the devotion as a week of prayer for the unity of all under the authority of the Holy See. Fr. Wattson was received into the Church the following year, and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1910. The Octave was approved by Pope St. Pius X and promoted by Pope Benedict XV, who encouraged its celebration throughout the universal Church. You can use the prayers below to join in the Octave and follow each day’s intentions.
Antiphon. That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me.
℣. I say unto thee, thou art Peter;
℟. And upon this rock I will build my Church.
January 18: The union of all Christians in the one true Faith and in the Church
January 19: The return of separated Eastern Christians to communion with the Holy See
January 20: The reconciliation of Anglicans with the Holy See
January 21: The reconciliation of European Protestants with the Holy See
January 22: That American Christians become one in union with the Chair of Peter
January 23: The restoration of lapsed Catholics to the sacramental life of the Church
January 24: That the Jewish people come into their inheritance in Jesus Christ
January 25: The missionary extension of Christ’s kingdom throughout the world
Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst unto Thine Apostles: Peace I leave you, My peace I give to you; regard not our sins, but the faith of Thy Church, and grant unto her that peace and unity which are agreeable to Thy Will; Who livest and reignest ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
Prayer to Our Lady, Help of Christians
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, thou seest how the Catholic Faith is assailed by the devil and the world – that Faith in which we purpose, by the help of God, to live and die. Do thou, O Help of Christians, renew thy victories of old, for the salvation of thy children. To thee we entrust our firm purpose of never joining assemblies of heretics. Do thou, all holy, offer to thy Divine Son our resolutions, and obtain from Him the graces necessary for us to keep them unto the end. Bring consolation to the visible head of the Church, support the Catholic Episcopate, protect the clergy and the people who proclaim thee Queen. Hasten, by the power of thy prayers, the day when all nations shall be gathered around the Supreme Pastor. Amen.