Stay Connected & Up-to-Date on our Email Lists:
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.)
Thanks be to God and your generosity towards Him, we met the 250k matching pledge challenge from Christmas to Easter. A more detailed breakdown by city of the quarterly giving will be given next week. Having reached our target goal for buying land, we are looking at concrete parcels of land for purchase to determine their suitability for our future parish home. Please continue to pray and financially support this intention. More details will be given as concrete steps advance.
From January 1 - March 31:
Building Fund -$334,540.32.
Offertory Fund- $63,724.35.
Total current balance of Building Fund is: $2,490,448.87.
Our community continues to grow rapidly. Deo gratias!
-Average Sunday attendance for the Quarter was 575 (Naples 406, Fort Myers 169).
(653 were present at the Easter Masses). Thanks again to Royal Palm Academy for hosting us for the Vigil and Easter morning Mass! and to St. William Catholic Church for the venue for Thursday and Friday in which 350 were in attendance for Holy Thursday and 322 for Good Friday.
-New household registrations for the quarter- 28 (an average of 2 households per week).
Organized by local Catholics:
Public Prayer For God’s Mercy Upon America!
Come join us in monthly public prayer for God’s mercy upon this country.
WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 2021 (and on the last Saturday of every month)
TIME: 10am to 11am (weather permitting)
PLACE: on the east side of U.S. 41, immediately north of Pine Ridge Rd, opposite Waterside Shops.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring folding chairs, shade umbrellas, bottled water, your own signs.
Parking available in the adjacent business lots.
MISSION: We will invoke the Divine Mercy and the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, St. Joseph, Terror of Demons and St. Michael the Archangel to lead and protect us in spiritual battle against the powers of darkness threatening the United States of America.
May they inspire all who see us to lift up their own hearts in prayer.
Feel free to forward this to anyone you know who might be interested in joining us.
"For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places."
- Ephesians 6:12
Corpus Christi is looking for a competent, confident, and congenial Administrative Assistant to help our growing parish. This position is part time, 5-10 hours per week to start, and remote - all work can be done from home via a computer, with a flexible time schedule. Going forward, as we identify more areas of responsibility, those hours will very likely grow.
It would be appreciated that one has good writing skills, and confidence learning and using new computer programs and tools. We have a great team that does all the technical website work, but it would be useful if they could direct someone in content management and donor support. Additional tasks would include general administrative help such as maintaining Google Docs/Sheets, emails correspondence, email newsletter management, etc.
Please contact Fr. Romanoski at [email protected] or 239-450-7320 if you are interested or know anyone who may be a good fit for this position.
For any who are or will be 15 yrs of age this year and have not yet been confirmed, please send us an email at [email protected]
We are tentatively planning on confirmations late this year or early next year depending on how many candidates we have and the Bishop's availability. Confirmandi will be given the expectation of what they are to study and know in the meantime and required to attend some supplementary classes with us a few months before the date of confirmation.
Confirmation with Corpus Christi Chapel is only possible for those who are already registered members of Corpus Christi.
Save the date for April group meetings:
Our monthly groups will continue this month for fellowship and a spiritual reflection for those who wish to attend:
The Men's' Group will meet Tuesday, April 20, 7pm-9pm. Hosted by Mr. Bob Friedmann, at the usual time and place. Fr. Romanoski will give the reflection.
Women- Tuesday, April 27. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Hosted by Maureen Flood again. Fr. Romanoski will give the reflection.
Young Adults- Saturday, April 24. 6pm-9pm. New venue- hosted by Katy Allen. Fr. Dorsa will give a spiritual reflection.
Feel free to bring a snack or drink and invite a friend.
Older Boys (15-18)- Saturday, April 24. 3:30pm-5:30pm.
Maidens of Mary for girls and St. Stephen Guild for boys meet monthly as well.
Please join the respective groups on our email list to receive more details as to place, recordings of previous talks and to RSVP to confirm your attendance. Or feel free to email us for any questions regarding the groups- [email protected]
Please read the Church's decree on how to gain a plenary indulgence- the complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sin on the Octave of Easter in honor of the Divine Mercy, who in the readings for this day institutes the sacrament of Mercy- Confession.
Please read the Bishop's latest letter adjusting present guidelines for attending mass and the obligation to do so as of May 1. Those who are sick, at risk or with a legitimate fear of becoming ill will remain dispensed.
As mass attendance will not be limited to 50% capacity, signup will no longer be required for masses at St. Agnes.
For those who would like a copy of the Easter Vigil Propers in electronic form, they can be accessed here in PDF, or at the livemass.net website, where the propers are found every day online. We will have some printed propers, but as we will not be able to use lit candles in the pews, one's cell phone may be useful for following the ceremony or providing necessary light to read the propers one may wish to print out.
Christ is risen Alleluia! He hath truly risen Alleluia!
Wishing all members of Corpus Christi Chapel a very Blessed and Happy Easter and Paschal Season- 50 days of joy reaping the fruits of 40 days of sacrifice. In Christ we have the victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. Death has been swallowed up in victory. Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!
Live the Resurrection of Christ during this most holy and joyful season by following and meditating on the sacred liturgy- the "source and summit of our Christian life."
Yours in the Risen Christ,
Fr. Romanoski FSSP & Fr. Dorsa FSSP
Fr. Dorsa will be away on vacation from April 8-16. Please direct all pastoral needs to Fr. Romanoski and come before or after mass for confessions.