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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.)
Low Sunday/Whitsunday/Divine Mercy Sunday
The Sunday after Easter is traditionally known as Low Sunday or Whitsunday (Dominica in Albis). This is because at baptism, the neophytes were given a white robe and lit candle. The white garment symbolizes baptismal innocence and grace. Dressed in this white garment, the neophytes assisted at Mass and received their First Holy Communion. Traditionally, they would wear their baptismal garment the entire week and would assist at Holy Mass each day. Their presence was to be a reminder to all that as Christians they had risen with Christ to a new life on Easter. For the final confirmation of their baptismal vows, the station Church is St. Pancratius who, at the young age of fourteen, sealed his baptismal vows with his blood.
Divine Mercy Sunday: a plenary indulgence is granted to those who take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or in the tabernacle, recite one Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayer after the 7:15am Mass, before the 8:45am Mass, and after the 12:15pm and 4:30pm Masses.
Fr van Zee will be away April 17th to 21st
From Monday April 17th to Friday April 21st Father van Zee will be at a conference for the Fraternity of St. Peter in Nebraska. If you need to speak to a priest, Fr. Adams will be around during that time.
Potluck and Easter Egg Hunt
On Easter Sunday, after the 845am solemn High Mass we will have our monthly potluck with a special Easter Egg Hunt on April 9th at Royal Palm Academy. Come, celebrate the Lord's Resurrection with all your fellow Corpus Christi parishioners!
Sign up for Adoration on Holy Thursday
After Mass on Holy Thursday, we will have the Blessed Sacrament reserved for Adoration until midnight in the parish center at St. Agnes. If you would like to adore our Lord, please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the entrance of the Church after Mass. All are welcome to stay and adore our Lord until midnight. You don't have to be signed up, but the purpose of the sign-up sheet is to ensure that at least someone will be there, and our Lord will not be left alone.
Rosary March on Holy Saturday
NAPLES ROSARY MARCH
WHERE: CAMBIER PARK, 755 8TH AVENUE S, NAPLES
WHEN: SATURDAY 2:30PM APRIL 8TH
TO DO: BRING A ROSARY, DRESS REVERENTLY
JOIN US THERE!
Adorers Needed at St. Agnes
St. Agnes is looking for people to adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament from 4pm to 5pm every Friday at the Adoration Chapel at St. Agnes. If you are interested, please contact St. Agnes' coordinators Tom and Toni at: 239-369-6940.
Passiontide Begins March 26th, 2023
They took up stones therefore to cast at Him: but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple. John 8:59, the last words of the Gospel of Passion Sunday
Today is the commencement of Passiontide, the final two weeks of Lent, when Our Lord in a very literal sense hides Himself from our view. From now until the Easter Vigil, all the statues and images in our Churches will be covered, with the crucifixes being revealed during the liturgy of Good Friday. The veiled statues are a somber reminder that Our Lord is withdrawing from us and will soon be totally removed from our sight. The medieval French bishop Durandus connects the veiling of the statues with the way that Christ veiled His divinity during His Passion. As the prophet Isaiah says, “as one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not” (53:3).
In Masses of the season, the Psalm "Iudica me" is not said at the prayers at the foot of the altar, and there is no Gloria Patri at the asperges, Introit, or Lavabo.
Dom Gueranger: After having proposed the forty-days’ fast of Jesus in the Desert to the meditation of the faithful, during the first four weeks of Lent, the Holy Church gives the two weeks, which remain before Easter, to the commemoration of the Passion. She would not have her children come to the great day of the immolation of the Lamb, without their having prepared for it by compassionating with him in the sufferings He endured in their stead.
Potluck on March 26th
Reminder that on Sunday, March 26th, we will be having our monthly potluck at Royal Palm Academy. Please feel free to bring food to share. The Maidens will also be selling waffles with all kinds of toppings (chocolate, strawberries, caramel, etc.) to support their Nun-Run. Don't miss out on the fun and the chance to get to know better your fellow parishioners!
Weekly Highlights for March 19th to 25th
The first-class feast of St. Joseph is transferred from March 19th to 20th this year. We will have a sung Mass at 5:15pm at St. Agnes.
Wednesday, March 22nd, we will have Spanish Catechesis in the confessional room at St. Agnes. Habrá catequesis en español a las 6pm el miércoles, 22 de marzo en el cuarto de las confesiones en San Agnes.
Friday, March 24th, we will have Stations of the Cross after the 5:15pm Mass at St. Agnes.
Saturday, March 25th, is the first-class feast of the Annunciation. We will have a sung Mass at 6:45am at St. Agnes.
Saturday, March 25th, we will examine all the students who are to be Confirmed at 9am at Royal Palm Academy.
Monthly Potluck on March 26th at Royal Palm Academy on Sunday, March 26th from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
March Potluck on Sunday March 26th
On Sunday, March 26th, we will have our monthly potluck at Royal Palm Academy from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please bring food to share and enjoy Sunday with your fellow parishioners. The Maidens of Mary will be selling goodies to support their Nun Run. Be sure to mark it on your calendars!