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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.)
Today the Church prepares us for the holy season of Lent (Quadragesima) by three Sundays of preparation- Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima, three weeks to think well of what we will offer in sacrifice for Lent and/or gradually begin or ease into our Lenten sacrifices. Read more about this preparatory season from the Servant of God Dom Prosper Gueranger at: The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger - Septuagesima
Due to the increase of the "in season" crowd, our Sunday Latin Mass at Resurrection Parish, Fort Myers, will change for the "season" to 2:15pm as of February 24th.
Mark your calendars for our next community Potluck / "get-together" on March 3rd, "Fat-Sunday," as the last Sunday before the lenten fast begins. We will meet at Royal Palm Academy from 3-6PM. Bring fattening food and a friend!
Starting Saturday February 9th, daily Mass will begin at 7:30 AM in the Chapel at St. Agnes. This will continue until St. Agnes moves their daily mass back into the chapel when Season ends.
Fr. Romanoski will give talks for the Men's, Ladies', and Young Adults' Groups this month on How to Pray the Mass. The Men’s group will be held Wednesday Feb. 13th, and the Ladies’ on the following Tuesday Feb. 19th with the Young Adults' on the last Wednesday of the month, Feb. 27th. Join the respective email lists for further details.
Building Fund: $40,685.00
Giving By City
Naples: $43,045.00 from 45 households.
Ave Maria: $9,430.00 from 16 households.
Fort Myers: $4,660.00 from 15 households.
Marco Island: $4,200.00 from 5 households.
Bonita: $3,946.00 from 11 households.
Cape Coral: $3,600.00 from 7 households.
Other: $2720.00 from 2 households.
Sunday Mass Attendance
Naples Sunday Average: 236
Fort Myers Sunday Average: 91
Peak for the quarter was Sunday Nov. 11th with 370 total in attendance.
Let us be reminded that all Life begins at the moment of Conception, which for Catholics is not in dispute despite any new laws such as the recent law passed in New York State and introduced in the Virginia State Legislature.
Regarding abortion, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life. Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law." (2270-2271)
This should remind us that the killing of an innocent child through abortion is abhorrent. It is natural to want to speak out about such egregiousness, but first all are called to pray for an end to the scourge that is abortion. Pray also that our legislators and judges at the state and national levels stop celebrating laws that will end the life of a child.
If you disagree with laws such as the one recently passed in New York State, please write to your state and federal politicians to share your thoughts, disagreement and disgust on this critical issue. Meaningful change pertaining to this matter will not come until all stand together to give a voice to the voiceless, the vulnerable unborn children who in some places can now potentially face death up until the moment of their birth.
+ Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of the Diocese of
Venice in Florida
His Excellency, Bishop Frank Dewayne, will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on May 26th at 10am, after the 8:45am Mass at St. Agnes. If you have a child over 15 years of age, and registered with Corpus Christi Chapel please let us know so as to examine him/her in due time. Please plan on attending the supplementary confirmation classes which will be given on certain Saturdays as indicated in the monthly schedule of the bulletin.
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. Currently organized by Jessica Woods, those regularly providing meals would like to expand to a two-week rotation. Please consider sharing the bounty of your table with our Priests. Visit CorpusChristiFSSP.com/food for details or email [email protected]
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.
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.
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]
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/.
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]
- 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.