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The Bulletin: Early each Sunday morning before mass, 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.)
Saturday, August 15th, Assumption of Our Lady- NOT a Holy day of obligation this year; Schedule of Masses
In addition to the current dispensation from Sundays and Holy Days until September 1st, as August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, falls on a Saturday this year, attendance at Mass does not oblige. Yet, as it is the principal feast day of Our Lady- her birthday into heaven, we hope all may attend out of love and devotion to Our Blessed Mother.
Our schedule for Masses this Saturday will be:
7:30am, St. Agnes, chapel, Low Mass
1:00pm, St. William, High Mass (at which two of our parishioners- Bryce Smith and Jessica McCarthy will be married)
We welcome Fr. Michael Magiera FSSP, pastor of our apostolate in Joliette, Illinois, visiting the Naples area, who will celebrate our 8:45am Sunday masses at St. Agnes on August 16 and 23
His Excellency, Bishop Frank Dewane, has confirmed the date for rescheduling the conferral of the sacrament of Confirmation for January 9th, 2021. As this date is 7 months later than the originally scheduled date for 2020, we invite any new highschool age candidates, already registered with Corpus Christi Chapel, to sign up by sending us an email to [email protected] and we will schedule complimentary instruction accordingly.
A reminder that one can follow the text of the mass with the propers for each day conveniently embedded into their proper places of the ordinary of the missal at the online missal page taken from the bottom left side link on the livemass.net site
Although we may not place out items for sale in the vestibule after mass at this time, one may still contact Mrs. Linette Rubino (Naples) [email protected]
and Mrs. Maribel Herrera (Fort Myers) [email protected] regarding the private purchase of any books, medals, rosaries, etc. at this time.
With the arrival of our new assistant and our the increase of faithful assisting at daily mass, given the current restriction of 90 people in the chapel at St. Agnes, we will resume 2 daily masses, Monday-Friday at St. Agnes (chapel) at 4pm and 5:15pm, until further notice. It is not necessary to sign up for these masses, unless otherwise noted for a special feast day.
His Excellency, Bishop Frank Dewane has decided to extend the dispensation for the Diocese of Venice from attending Sunday Mass through September 1, at which time it will be reevaluated.
He likewise repeats the instruction that the faithful are to wear masks while at Mass to take greater precaution of avoiding any spreading of virus to one´s neighbor at this time.
Again, anyone who is at risk, vlunerable, sick, are encouraged to stay home and sanctify the day as best one can- e.g. watching a livemass transmission, praying the rosary, etc.
Our priests are available for any personal pastoral attention one might need.
Sunday masses celebrated in the main churches at Resurrection and St. William have plenty of space to spread out. Likewise masses during the week at St. Agnes average around 40-50 in attendance, which one can freely attend instead of Sunday mass which is not obliging at this time.
By order of our Bishop public masses have resumed in the diocese of Venice as of Monday, May 18th. A restriction of 50% of max occupant capacity applies for each mass according to the place in which it is celebrated. See the following most recent letter (6.26.20) here.
Schedule of Masses (as of May 18th until further notice)
The following is the new/provisional schedule of Corpus Christi's public masses. Please read carefully all important details below regarding the various necessary changes to our normal routines and practices.
- Monday-Friday: 4:00pm, & 5:15pm (as of July 2nd, we will return to just one daily 5:15pm time)
- Saturday: 7:30am
- Sunday: 7:15am, & 8:45am
Resurrection, Fort Myers
Main church, 50% capacity / 200+ people
- Sunday: 12:30pm
St. William, Naples
Main church, 50% capacity / 400+ people
- Sunday: 4:30pm
Obligation of Attending Mass
The faithful of the Diocese of Venice are not obliged to attend Sunday mass through at least September 1. As it is not an obligation to go on Sunday, one may freely choose another day during the week if one wishes to go at least once a week. The daily mass at St. Agnes averages between 40-50 people.
Details Regarding Masses at St. Agnes' Chapel
- One must sign up for any Sunday Mass at St. Agnes they wish to attend so that everyone can know if there will be room for them given the very limited space at St. Agnes' chapel. This is not necessary for the weekday masses (Monday- Friday at 5:15pm) unless otherwise noted for a special occasion. The chapel has space (max capacity-90) for all who wish to attend.
- When there are two masses scheduled in a row, please be mindful to come only 15 minutes in advance, and to leave within 15 minutes after mass so as to give time to sanitize common areas/seats and allow for the next group of people to come in. We will need volunteers to help with these tasks after each Mass.
Details Regarding All Masses
- Holy Communion can only be received on the tongue in the Latin Mass. The Bishop has likewise confirmed this for us. If one is uncomfortable with this at this time, then one is urged to make a spiritual communion.
- The Bishop has asked that all wear masks when coming to mass. Although one may feel this is not necessary or that one is willing to take any risk in not wearing one, your neighbor might be at greater risk and it is thus recommended as the safer course to follow for the common good. One must procure one's own of whatever form, as they will not be provided.
- Shared missals, bulletins etc. will not be available. We recommend that one bring one's own missal, or follow the online missal from the website- of livemass.net, where everything is conveniently laid out in order for each day, and that one sign up for our weekly ebulletin or at least check the "news" section of our webpage weekly, as we navigate through and make possible forthcoming adjustments under these new circumstances.
- Chairs/pews will be marked as to their availability so as to space people with prudent physical distancing, although those of the same household are allowed to sit together of course. Please observe the same 6 feet distancing when you line up for Holy Communion.
Confessions will be heard before, during and after Mass at St. Agnes in the back room when possible. As smaller confessionals cannot be used at this time, please stay tuned for any details of availability around mass time at the other churches, and any forthcoming outdoor confessions as we have been doing periodically at Resurrection and St. Agnes. One can likewise schedule a personal appointment with the priests.
Your Tithe & Giving
Collections will be taken up at masses, but online giving is available and most recommended as it will make for less interaction between people and ushers.
Donations by mail may also be made out and addressed to Corpus Christi Chapel, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples FL 34120.
It is recommended that donations, particularly larger ones, be generally directed to the building fund, which is not taxed and which receives a 4.5% interest rate, and will be exclusively used for our future parish home, unless there were an unforseen/emergency operational expense that we did not have enough to pay from our operational account. Excess in the operational account is periodically transferred to the building account.
For those in economic hardships at this time, we are praying for you, let us know if you may need any help, and please remember your first duty is toward your family as the obligations of charity begin at home.
Again, it is not of obligation to attend these masses, and it may be more prudent, and thus more sanctifying and pleasing to God, for any at risk or caring for those at risk to stay home. If one chooses to attend mass, one is doing so under one's own responsibility, conscious that there may be possible health risks at a public gathering at this time.
We likewise remain, as we have this whole time, available by private appointment for any sacramental needs you or your family may have. Do not hesitate to ask.
Though these new arrangements require some sacrifices we may not like, please remember they are prudent judgments taken by the legitimate authority in care for the common good. Please recall too that we are guests at the churches where we offer mass in our pilgrim state, and it corresponds to the pastors of the said churches to apply such norms to the particular circumstances they are responsible for. Please remember that we are not in charge of those guidelines and be grateful that we are resuming mass. Remember that mass makes present the crucifixion of Christ before us, which likewise required from him a certain degree of sacrifice, self-denial and uncomfortability. :) And all the more motivation to give generously to build our own future parish home!
Please let us know if you have any further questions, and continue to check our page for ongoing announcements/ adjustments. We are very grateful to God and our Bishop to be able to celebrate public mass with you all again.
"But in all these things we overcome, because of him that hath loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, nor height, nor depth, nor use of face masks, nor any other creature, nor the avoidance of any other creature by social distancing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Rom 8.37-39, Newly Revised Coronavirus Standard Version
WHAT: Two silent 5 day Confraternity of St. Peter Retreats
FOR WHOM: Ladies- August 9-14, 2020; Men- August 16-21, 2020
WHERE: At the Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, California (foot hills of the San Gabriel Mountains on the southern edge of the Angeles National Forest- 700 N Sunnyside Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024)
BY WHOM: Retreat Master: Fr. James Fryar FSSP
COST: $800 (single room, private bath, all meals provided)
CONTACT: Jo Anne Pulley [email protected]
N.B. Transportation to and from airport not provided. The retreat house is 35 miles north of LAX, and west of Ontario Airport; and 21 miles from Burbank Airport
Follow the great meditations on Lent and the Liturgical Year by the Servant of God, Dom Prosper Gueranger OSB by signing up for email updates from our FSSP Atlanta apostolate.
Enjoy many great spiritual works on audio at corpuschristifssp.com/audiosaints
Please note that you can now personally manage your recurring donations- creating, pausing, adjusting or increasing them :) from our website.
Avoid occasions of sin and offenses to God by editing what you watch via VidAngel, a service which allows one to watch movies or shows excluding profanity, indecent scenes, etc. It can be linked to entertainment providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. https://www.vidangel.com/browse
Habrá catequesis en español los lunes de 6pm a 6:45pm. Bienvenidos todos! Favor de revisar el calendario mensual en el boletín para averiguar cuáles lunes de cada mes.
Mass Intention Requests for 2019 are now being accepted. Initially, there will be a limit of 10 mass requests per family. You may submit your intentions using the paper forms at the back of the chapel, or via our online Mass Intention Request Form.
Please leave a donation for donuts if your kids are going to eat them after Mass in front of the main church at St. Agnes. All are welcome to partake and it is only a suggested donation.
Please join our weekly “Mondays for Life” prayer vigils each Monday from 9 to 10 A.M. outside of the Naples Planned Parenthood at 1425 Creech Road. Our priests will lead us in the Rosary as we pray for babies at risk of abortion, their mothers, and all people who impact the lives of these innocent victims.
Just kidding. The Fathers are very grateful to everyone who brings them meals. Those who would like to participate in making a meal for our priests regularly (especially, during the summer), or to help the meal group and to send food to the Fathers now and then, please email the coordinator, Catherine Yarbrough for sign-ups at https://www.corpuschristifssp.com/food. Thank you!
We need a few good men. Being an usher is a great privilege and responsibility. They are, in part, an extension of our priestly ministry among the people and the care of the Church of God. We thank those who have volunteered and ask that more men consider helping with this role. Those interested, contact [email protected].
Those wishing to register their household with Corpus Christi Chapel may now do so using the simple online form available at our website: CorpusChristiFSSP.com/registration A paper form is also available at the back of the chapel and may be mailed or brought to the office at St. Agnes. Those wishing to remain officially registered at another territorial parish, but to be considered active members of Corpus Christi should contact Father Romanoski.
An official page for our chapel with photos from our first year, has been set up and will be maintained at facebook.com/corpuschristifssp Translations to English by Fr. Romanoski from Fr. Salesman's “Vidas de Santos” (Lives of the Saints) are being posted on our page. It is a wonderful, concise illustrations of the saints that we honor in our holy liturgy.
Developed by a young man in our community, a Corpus Christi app for Android smartphones is now available. Learn more and download the app here.
Online donations, both one-time and recurring, are now available at CorpusChristiFSSP.com/donate. Checks should be made out to Corpus Christi Chapel and sent to 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples, FL 34120. If you have general questions regarding giving, please contact Diane via email. If you wish to transfer your automatic giving from Christ the King Parish you will need to end it by contacting them, and sign up with Corpus Christi Chapel. Unfortunately, it is not possible to automatically move your recurring donations.
- Men’s Group
- Ladies’ Group
- Young Adults’ Group
- Adult Catechesis
- Men’s Schola
- Boys’ Schola
- Women’s Schola
- Girls’ Schola
- Mixed Choir
- Acolyte Training
For more information about these groups, view our up-to-date event calendar and sign up for email alerts about any groups that interest you.
Sign up for the FSSP Monthly Missive, which contains all the top stories from the past month, a sneak peek at the upcoming Memento newsletter, and more. Visit FSSP.com/the-missive/ for more details and to sign up.
Our weekly meetings for Legion of Mary Active members are held on Tuesdays, from 3:30pm-5pm in the Bride/Confession Room of St. Agnes' Chapel.
If you are unable to attend the weekly Tuesday meetings before Mass please consider supporting the Active members in prayer by becoming an Auxiliary member. Legion of Mary Auxiliary members commit to praying 5 decades of the rosary everyday along with the Legion of Mary Tessera prayers. (Yes, if you already pray the daily rosary, that rosary counts for Auxiliary membership and all you have to do is pray the Tessera prayers.)
If you have an questions please email [email protected]
The Confraternity of St. Peter is a sodality of members who wish to unite themselves to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and aid in the work of our fraternity, primarily by their prayers. You can learn more and enroll yourself at: fssp.com/enroll-in-the-confraternity/.
Some Corpus Christi faithful who live in Ave Maria are meeting at Ave Maria Parish at 8:00 PM on Mondays to pray the Holy Hour of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The prayer group is for men only. The intention of the Holy Hour is in reparation for blasphemy and sacrilege against the Holy Eucharist and the Holy Priesthood in addition to other personal intentions. For any interested, please contact Dr. Joseph Burke: [email protected]