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.)
Sung masses on Monday, Oct 11 and Friday, Oct 15 in honor of the Divine Maternity and St. Theresa of Avila, respectively.
Catequesis en español este lunes de 6 a 7
Saturday classes at Royal Palm Academy- Adult Catechesis (9-10), Maidens of Mary & Acolyte Guild (9-1130).
Sung Masses on Oct 4 and 7 at 5:15pm, for the feasts of St. Francis, and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
Adult convert classes (RCIA) and Confirmation supplementary prep on Saturday at 9am and 10am respectively via Zoom. Please check your email for those who have signed up. Any new adult converts may still sign up by sending and email to [email protected] "RCIA" for more details.
From Regina Caeli Academy:
Do you homeschool or desire to? Looking for support and structure but also with the flexibility you crave? Don’t miss our presentation!
Regina Caeli Academy - Hosting an information session on Friday, October 8, 2021 | 5:30 pm Demetree Lecture Hall at Ave Maria University 5255 Donahue St, Ave Maria, FL 34142
Regina Caeli is a private, independent, University-Style Hybrid® academy operating in the Catholic tradition. Two days a week, pre-k3-12th grade students attend Socratic, hands-on classes at the resource center. The remaining three days the children are taught in the home with plans that are already prepared for the home lessons. The families of Regina Caeli Academy are unified by the same classical curriculum, fidelity to the Catholic Church, and the mission of “Training the Mind to Form the Soul.”. To learn more, contact Ileana Gallego at 954-825-3837 Private Local interest group: www.facebook.com/groups/avamarianaplesrca/
Please RSVP at [email protected] ASAP. Thank you!
Do you know the story of the Mothers of Lu? The mothers of the village of Lu, Italy (population 1200) prayed together on the first Sunday of each month, and, as a result, from their tiny village came 323 vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life!
Read the story Here!
Following the admirable example of the Mothers of Lu, those mothers who wish may recite the same prayer they offered (slightly revised to include religious as well as priests) after the Sunday Mass on the first Sunday of each month (starting September 5). If you cannot make it to the 845am mass, where they will recite it publicly, please join in prayer wherever you are on the first Sunday of each month in offering the prayer at the end of this post, asking God for the gift of priests and religious, especially from our own families! Following the prayer of the Mothers of Lu, we will also say a prayer (see below) for the Church in this time of difficulty. Please come to the pews near the altar rail, after the altar boys say their prayers after Mass. Please also offer, if you can, your Holy Communion and Rosary on the first Sunday of every month for vocations.
The prayers of the Mothers of Lu: “O God, grant that one of my children may become a priest!O Lord, grant that one of my children may become a religious!I myself want to live as a good Christian and want to guide my children to do always what is right, so that I may receive the grace, O God, to be allowed to give you both a holy priest and a religious! Amen.”
Prayers for the Church: "O Holy Spirit, Creator, mercifully assist Thy Catholic Church, and by Thy heavenly power strengthen and establish Her against the assaults of all Her enemies; and by Thy love and grace renew the spirit of Thy servants whom Thou hast anointed, that in Thee they may glorify the Father and His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Act of Consecration
of the North American Province
of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter
to the Blessed Mother of God
This consecration is made on the first Sunday of October by the members and faithful of the North American Province of the Fraternity.
Copies will be available in the vestibule before all masses or print your own
"O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Help of Christians, behold this day before thy feet, the priests and seminarians of the Fraternity of Saint Peter, together with all those who, united with us as a spiritual family, place their hope and trust in thee. O Queen and Mother of all priests, it was by thee that Jesus, the Divine High Priest and Victim, was given unto the world, and He in turn has given thee to us.
Intercede, therefore, we implore thee, for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the Cross. Look with favor upon the work we seek to do for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Obtain for us by thy prayers the graces we need as members of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, to be instructed and enlightened by her Magisterium, to be devoutly zealous for the graces of her Sacraments, and to be unfailingly loyal in our unity with the Vicar of thy Son.
(This paragraph is said by priests and seminarians only): Conscious of our own frailty, and of the hatred of the world for the works of light, we offer thee this day, and beg thee to take under thy patronage, our Priestly Fraternity. We invoke thee, this day and evermore, as our advocate and Queen, and devote ourselves and all those souls who seek our priestly care, together with all our works and all we have and are, to thy loving protection).
To thee and to thy Immaculate Heart, we entrust and consecrate ourselves. Assist us in our endeavors to spread the Kingdom of thy Son, so that those who have strayed from the truth may once more attend to the teaching of the Church; those separated from her unity may return to the one true fold; those in sin may be restored to a state of grace; and those who have abandoned the Sacraments may return with fervor to receive them. O Virgin Most Pure, do thou, together with Saint Peter, and all the angels and saints, pray for us all. May thy love and protection be ever upon our Fraternity, so that we may faithfully proclaim the Holy Gospel and bring the Sacraments to ever more souls. Obtain for us by thy prayers that we may persevere in grace until death, when we may be united with thee, our loving Mother, in our heavenly home. Amen."
Saturday classes at Royal Palm on 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month: Acolytes, Maidens, Adult Catechesis
Mark your calendars: This semester we will resume our meetings for the boys group of the Acolytes of St. Stephen Guild, and girls group- Maidens of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament as well as children's choir and adult catechesis at Royal Palm Academy on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning September 18th (October 2, 16, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18).
9:00-10:00- Adult Catechesis (Theme of Ecclesiology)
9:00-11:30- Classes, Prayer, Crafts, Sports respectively for senior and junior groups of Acolytes and Maidens
Please sign up to receive more notifications on each group.
Diocesan Marriage Conference - The Diocese of Venice in Florida and the St. John Paul II Foundation announce the “Together in Holiness Marriage Conference” will be held in two locations from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2 at St. Agnes Parish, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples and St. Thomas More Parish, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota. The speakers for the Conference are Kevin and Lisa Cotter. To register for the Conference in Sarasota, please visit https://forlifeandfamily.org/events/th21-vnfl-ss/. To register for the Conference in Naples, please visit https://forlifeandfamily.org/events/th21-vnfl-np/. (CLICK HERE for a flier.) If you have any questions or need further details, contact Carrie Harkey at [email protected].
This Wednesday, Sept 29, Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, we will have a sung mass at 5:15pm
This Friday, Oct 1, First Friday and Feast of the Guardian Angel of the Nation, we will have an additional mass at 4pm and a sung mass at 515pm
This Sunday our Sunday Sung Mass will take place at St. William at 4:30pm. The 8:45am mass at St. Agnes will be a low mass.
There will also be sung masses at St. Agnes on Tuesday for St. Matthew, and Ember Wednesday and Ember Friday.
The Men's Group meets this Wednesday. Please sign up for more details. This month it will take place at a new venue from 7pm-9pm. The event will be catered. Food will be provided, drinks available for purchase. Fr. Romanoski will give the talk on the History and Charism of the Fraternity of St. Peter.
Instruction for adult converts/reverts will take place this Saturday from 9am-10am on Zoom. Please send an email to [email protected] marked "RCIA" to sign up.
The first supplementary class for youth to be confirmed will take place this Saturday on Zoom from 10am-11am. Please check your email for more details.