NO EARLY MASS TODAY
There will be no Mass at 7:15 A.M. on Easter Sunday. Please see our website for the complete Holy Week & Easter Mass schedule.
EASTER EGG BLESSING TODAY
Easter eggs will be blessed following the 8:45 A.M. Mass in Naples and 2:15 P.M. Mass in Fort Myers today.
LETTER FROM BISHOP DEWANE
Christ is Risen! Alleluia!
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with great joy that we sing Alleluia! Jesus Christ has indeed Risen.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the source of Christian hope. By His action, Christ conquers sin and death and unlocks for the Faithful the path to life eternal.
This is a message that resonates with the deepest aspirations of the human heart. From the earliest times to the present, it is hope that has inspired so many Christians to endure suffering and even martyrdom due to religious persecution. Profound belief in the Resurrection is the very cause of persecution while at the same time the strength in the face of persecution for many Christians. This is especially true in the lands where Our Lord and Savior walked.
Let us pray in joyful hope for peace throughout the world and that everyone can fully celebrate Easter.
May the hope and the joy of the Risen Christ be with you and your family throughout this Easter Season! God Bless You!
+Bishop Frank J. Dewane
ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF FLORIDA
Florida was discovered as part of Catholic Spanish missionary efforts in the Americas on April 2, 1513 which was Easter Saturday. The whole Octave is referred to as Pascua Florida (Florid Pasch) in Spanish, hence the name of Florida given to the new land. Let us continue the Catholic mission to extend the reign of Christ the King!
CATEQUESIS EN ESPAÑOL
No habrá catequesis en español este miércoles. El P. Romanoski estará en México para el retiro vocacional de la FSSP. Favor de rezar por los candidatos hispanohablantes.
FATHER SAYS: EAT A STEAK THIS FRIDAY
Abstinence from meat (or a substitute sacrifice in the US) “is to be observed on all Fridays of the year, unless a solemnity should fall on it” (c.f. Canons 1250-1253). Friday of the Easter Octave is a solemnity. Therefore enjoy a nice steak this Friday.
APRIL 14TH: SATURDAY MASSES AT 6:45 A.M.
Beginning April 14, Saturday Masses will be at 6:45 A.M. in Naples as St. Agnes’ adjusts their schedule.
SATURDAY CLASS CHANGES IN APRIL
There will be no adult catechesis, or acolyte classes until April 21. Our adult Capella Corpus Christi will have practice on April 7th. No other choir practices until later in April.
FR. ROMANOSKI TRAVELING
Fr. Romanoski will be away until April 10 as he assists with the FSSP Vocations Retreat in Mexico. He is not out of contact, but all urgent concerns should be addressed to Fr. Passo. (Both our Priests’ contact information is on the cover of this bulletin.) Please pray for the candidates and their retreat.
PLENARY INDULGENCE NEXT SUNDAY
After the 8:45 A.M. mass on Divine Mercy Sunday we will have Exposition, Benediction & the recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet. This, along with the usual conditions (confession 20 days before or after, Sacramental Communion, detachment from all affection to sin, and prayers for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff), fulfills the requirements for a plenary indulgence. Alternatively, one can, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, recite the Our Father, the Creed, and a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”).
HOLY WEEK COLLECTION
We hope many newcomers will join us this Holy Week to experience the traditional Latin Mass. The second collection this week is an opportunity to help cover the additional costs associated with Holy Week Services.
MONDAYS FOR LIFE
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.
FSSP MONTHLY MISSIVE
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.
OFFERTORY & BUILDING FUND UPDATE
Feb. Offertory Collection: $13,925
Feb. Building Fund Contributions: $5,587
Building Fund Total: $163,338
Building fund total as of Feb. 27th, 2018. The majority of this is from the excess monies in the Christ the King, Sarasota Building Fund and the generous giving of “SWFL Latin Mass Community.”
THE CONFRATERNITY OF ST. PETER
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/.
YOUNG ADULTS: THIS IS FOR YOU
The St. Francis Xavier Mission Trip began in 2010 with the intent of providing an opportunity for young people from apostolates of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter to participate in missionary experience. Please visit SFXMission.com for more info about upcoming mission trips to Peru, Dominican Republic, and Mexico.
SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS OF FRANCE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGE
Fr. Garrick Huang, FSSP will be leading this 9-day pilgrimage in May, 2018. Highlights include a stay at the traditional Benedictine Fontgombault Abbey, visits to Nevers and Ars to see the incorrupt remains of St. Bernadette of Lourdes and St. John Vianney, a stay in the Alps at La Salette where Our Lady appeared to shepherd children and a visit to Paray-le-Monial, where the Sacred Heart of Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary. Contact John or Natalie for more information at 1-800-675-9088 or by email at [email protected].
DONUTS AND COFFEE
There will be donuts and co ee a er every 8:45 A.M. Mass in front of the main St. Agnes church. Please join us and the St. Agnes parishioners for conversation and refreshments.
CHAPEL COMMUNITY GROUPS
- 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.
BECOME A PARISHIONER
You can now register as a parishioner of Corpus Christi Chapel using the paper forms which are available at the back of the chapel, or can be downloaded to print here, and may be submitted to the office at St. Agnes. Online registration will be available soon. If you were registered at Christ the King, your records may have been transferred already.
OFFERTORY & BUILDING FUNDS
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.