Stay Connected & Up-to-date on our Email Lists:
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.)
By order of our Bishop public masses may resume in the diocese of Venice on Monday, May 18th. A restriction of 50% of max occupant capacity will apply for each mass according to the place in which it is celebrated.
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 and with charity all important details below regarding the various necessary changes to our normal routines and practices.
- Monday-Friday: 4:00pm, & 5:15pm
- 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 (beginning June 7)
Obligation of Attending Mass
The faithful of the Diocese of Venice are not obliged to attend Sunday mass through at least June 28th. Thus, two masses are offered daily during the week to provide opportunity for those who can't go to St. Agnes on Sunday due to the limited capacity, but who would still wish to go at least once a week.
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 two daily weekday masses (Monday- Friday, 4pm & 5:15pm) which have enough 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
Please Pray for the new FSSP priests and deacons to be ordained for our North American District on Monday, June 1st in Lincoln Nebraska. Public invitations will not be possible this year, but one can follow the ceremony via http://www.livemass.net/ at 11am EST.
Fr. Romanoski will be attending the ordination, and will be away from Sunday afternoon until Wednesday night.
St. William Catholic Church. 601 Seagate Dr. Naples, FL 34108
Main church, 50% capacity / 400+ people
- Sunday: 4:30pm (beginning June 7)
Please recall that the guidelines require us to wear masks at Mass. Please observe any other guidelines regarding the pews available for seating. The collection will be taken up after mass, deposited in baskets by the exit.
Please remember that we are guests in another's church. We are very grateful for this opportunity to have another mass and more space in the Naples area!
It will not be necessary to sign up for masses at Resurrection (12:30pm Sunday) as we will celebrate in the main church in the available pews desginated to assure physical distancing. There is room for about 220 people. Families can sit together of course.
One must enter through the front door (our usual entrance is the back door- which will only be for handicapped) and exit out the side doors.
Only the bathroom at the front of the church will be available. Those on the side exiting out the halls toward the back are only available if there were some more urgent need.
Again, the Bishop has asked that one bring one's own mask while at church to be extra careful to not possibly infect someone else who might be more at risk.
One may kneel for Holy Communion, and is encouraged to do so if one can, but there will ony be pads on the floor and not kneelers available to do so.
Dear Corpus Christi families,
I regret to inform you that it will not be possible to have our 2020 summer camp. Although public masses will be resuming, with certain restrictions, other parish activities are cancelled by the diocese until further notice. We do not know when that will change, and even if it were sooner rather than later, that would give us very little time to plan for the camp, which would still need to pass the approval of our hosts at Royal Palm Academy and would probably be complicated by any other restrictions that would be in place under this gradual reopening. If you have signed up and submitted any payment, and have not yet received an email from me, please let me know at your earliest conveinence, as your payment will of course be fully refunded.
If possible we hope to attempt some activities with the youth during the summer, for those here and interested and we look forward of course to next year's summer's camp. We will keep you posted.
As was previous announced in January, a very generous family gave a donation of 250k toward our building fund and agreed to give another 250k as a matching offer to others in our community from then until Easter.
Our goal was met! At the end of December we had $800,102.48 in the Savings account and at the end of March $1,061,329.12, thus a total of 261,226.64 was given during that time.
Inspired by this very charitable example another gentleman has stepped forward to offer another matching pledge challenge of 100k from this time until our patronal feast day of Corpus Christi, June 11th.
We could not be more grateful for those who continue to give on-line during this time, as the online giving numbers are at their highest ever for the month of this past April. Again, as we have very little operational expenses at this time, most all of these donations can be designated to our building fund, which is not taxed and receives a 4.5% interest rate. In general it is recommended that people donate designated to the building fund at this time, and extra monies in the operational account are periodically being transferred to it as well
We know there are families unable to donate at this time, so please feel no pressure, but for those who are able this is another great chance to reach the goal of your future traditional parish home.
Please visit the new page on our website for updates as to the general goals and ongoing project, with pictures of other FSSP apostolates like our own that have already built there phase 1 building, and who will serve us as a model for our own at https://www.corpuschristifssp.com/newbuild
Dear Corpus Christi Chapel faithful,
The Pastor at Ave Maria, Fr. Mayer, has asked us to announce that the transmitted Sunday Latin Mass at the Donahue Academy of Ave Maria, which we have been invited to offer privately, every Sunday during this hiatus of public masses, will be celebrated at 9am, and Holy Communion will be distributed afterward from 10:00am- 1030am. This will be a more convenient schedule for all involved especially the staff that is working extra hours every day to coordinate the masses and distribution afterward. We will not be able to hear confessions at Donahue Academy before the Sunday Mass, so please contact us personally for any appointment or look for announcements of publicly scheduled confessions.
Likewise one may not enter and park in the
parking lot of the school during the mass, but can approach in car as early as
945am. This is likewise to assure that all flows in an orderly manner without drawing
attention as if it were a public gathering. One may park anywhere else in Ave
Maria and approach immediately after Mass has ended. The new time and
directives take effect this Sunday April 19th and will continue until further notice.
And we repeat that we are also available by appointment for any sacramental needs you may have.
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.
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]
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]