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.)
As there were very many new families that signed up for house blessings this year, we were not able to visit all of them during the time allotted for Epiphany house blessings. We do retain the request information and will put the families that did not receive it first on the list for next year. Otherwise, we are happy to impart one of the various different house blessings at any other time. Please contact us directly to arrange it.
Always be aware that false emails are occasionaly sent out pretending to be representatives of known organizations to which people belong.
Recently a fraudulent email was sent out using my name (Jonathan Romanoski), with a fictitious email address of frrcorp****[email protected] attempting to contact some of our parishioners. Please disregard it. Our official emails are listed on our website- with the ip address as @corpuschristifssp.com, fr.r or fr.d @corpuschristifssp.com. We also use [email protected] or [email protected] at times in personal communications. Please feel free to contact us at those or call us to verify if there is ever any doubt.
So please, disregard emails not sent from those email addresses, and obviously the only legitimate way to donate online is through the offical stripe link on our website which goes directly to our parish bank account.
Under the noraml conditions (sacramental communion, confession 3 weeks before or after, prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father, and detatchment from all affection toward sin), the recitation of the "Prayer before a Crucifix" gains a plenary indulgence on Fridays during Lent.
"Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel and, with burning soul, pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity; true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment. While I contemplate, with great love and tender pity, Thy five most precious wounds, pondering over them within me and calling to mind the words which David, Thy prophet, said of Thee, my Jesus: They have pierced My hands and My feet, they have numbered all My bones. Amen."
The prayer can be found in the red misallette at Mass on pg. 65
Accompany our Lord along his Way of the Cross every Friday in Lent after the 5:15PM Mass at St. Agnes, beginning this Friday, February 28th. A plenary indulgence, under the normal conditions, can be gained by this holy exercise where Stations are properly erected.
Although we cannot provide booklets for common use under current restrictions, we will have some available for sale. We generally vary between the method of St. Alphonsus and St. Francis of Assisi
This Wednesday, Feb 17, is Ash Wednesday and marks the beginning of the penitential season of Lent.
Though not of obligation, one is encouraged to go to mass on this day and receive ashes as a sign of the commitment to do penance, so as to mortify our flesh and strengthen our immortal soul- "Remember O man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return."
We will have Mass at:
Resurrection, Fort Myers: 1:30pm. No need to sign up, given the large size of the main church.
Ashes will blessed at the 7am mass and distributed at every mass that day. Ashes will be distributed on the top of one's head. This is the older traditional practice, which has always been the normative manner traditionally observed in Rome even to this day. Although it has become customary to mark them on one's forehead in the United States, the older practice of receiving them on the head is clearly an option in the traditional rite. As the Bishop has expressed his desire that, under the current precautions, they be distributed in this manner, throughout the diocese, we will do so as well as it is in accordance with our particular traditional liturgical laws.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 through age 59, inclusively. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals/snacks that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If one wishes to freely observe the older discipline in force in 1962 (and thus not currently obligatory), one may see those rules at https://materdeiparish.com/laws-days-abstinence-penance-fast/
Come accompany our Bishop, on Ash Wednesday, February 17, at 9:15am as we pray a rosary outside Planned Parenthood, 6418 Commerce Park Drive, Fort Myers. This event kicks off the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign in Fort Myers. Contact [email protected] or 941-374-1068 for details.
Save the date:
Our monthly groups will resume this month with a Lenten reflection for those who wish to attend:
The Men's' Group will meet Wednesday, February 16, 7pm-9pm, at the usual time and place. Fr. Dorsa will give a Lenten reflection.
Women- Tuesday, February 23. 6:30pm-8:30pm. New venue for this month. Fr. Dorsa will give a Lenten reflection.
Young Adults- Saturday, February 20. 6pm-9pm. Usual venue. Fr. Romanoski will give a Lenten reflection.
Feel free to bring a snack or drink and invite a friend.
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.
WHAT- Theology on Tap- Fr. Romanoski FSSP has been invited as the guest speaker to speak on - Our Lenten Game Plan: How to deepen your prayer life.
WHERE- Southern Fresh Farms, 8500 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33912. A lovely outdoor venue with picnic benches for free food and refreshments as well as practical presentations. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you are more comfortable. Age appropriate drinks available for those under 21 as well.
WHEN- This Thursday, February 11. 7pm-9 pm. Talk given from 7:30-8, with 10-15 minutes or so for Q&A.
FOR WHOM- Young adults, 18-39.
Any further questions may be addressed to [email protected]
The following are announcements from our parishioiners for our parishioners. Please respond directly to the contact info provided in each announcement below.
-Everglades Native Designs LLC is looking for a healthy, strong, reliable individual able to work outside as a Landscape Technician for the installation of residential landscapes. Must have a clean driving record, drug free and reliable transportation. No previous experience is necessary but previous experience could affect salary. Looking for either part time or full time. Salary based on experience. Paid holidays for full time. Paid vacation after 1 year for full time employment. Contact Eryk at (239) 300-8115
-Mr. Steve West, CRPC, has a job opening at Edward Jones office right across the street from St Agnes. In need of administrative assistance and would like any parishioners who are interested in learning more about the opportunity to contact him.
Edward Jones Investments
7211 Vanderbilt Beach Rd Ste 2
Naples, FL 34119
-Mr. Bryce Smith is looking for a CPA from within our community to help with tax work for his small business. Please contact Bryce at 239-784-7257
This Sunday 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