Corpus Christi Chapel

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Current Announcements

Another Round of Scam Emails

Yet another round of scammers pretending to be Fr. van Zee have been circulating. If you receive an email asking for gift cards or money, please know this is a scam. He would never do that. If you receive any kind of suspicious looking email, please email Father at [email protected] or, better yet, call him via the office phone (239) 360-9977.

Published on September 9th, 2022.

Weekly Highlights for September 11th to 17th

Fr. Romanoski will be visiting and on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm the Anselmi Family will host a potluck so everyone can have a chance to talk and catch up with him. For the location click here.

Wednesday, September 14th, the second-class feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross will be a sung Mass at 5:15pm at St. Agnes.

Saturday, September 17th, activities begin again at 9am at Royal Palm Academy. These activities include altar servers, Maidens of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, children's choir practice, and adult classes on the liturgy of the Traditional Latin Mass. 

Published on September 8th, 2022.

Disruptions During Mass

Given that we do not have a Church of our own and we are often packed in like sardines, we should be extra careful not to further disturb the Holy Sacrifice as it is already quite easy to do so given our cramped situation. 

Even though this is Florida, and it always feels like summer vacation, please be considerate and arrive on time to Mass, i.e., before the bell rings. To arrive after the unveiling of the chalice would not fulfill your Sunday obligation and you would then have to attend another Mass. 

It is a tremendous blessing to have an abundance of children which brings challenges with it, as all blessings do. We know children cry and even the very best act up from time to time, so when this is the case, parents, when it is possible, take them to the confessional room at St. Agnes (when not in use), the vestibule, or outside (weather permitting). 

All of us are called to be patient with crying babies and parents who have many children. So, when you hear a child that is not yours being a distraction, ignore it. Also, given our cramped quarters, we know there are not many options for parents.

Please consult the section of the bulletin about proper attire which goes for all Masses all the time, not just Sunday.

Lastly, it is the job of the priests to correct the parishioners. So, if you see someone arriving late, hear a baby crying, or a person dressed inappropriately, let one of the priests know and he can address it as he sees fit.

Published on September 3rd, 2022.

Server Training

The Corpus Christi Chapel altar servers will start meeting again beginning this month (September).
Anyone who is interested in serving is welcome to come to the first meeting at Royal Palm Academy on Saturday, September 17th at 9:00 a.m. 

Fr. Adams is changing many ways about how the server program will work.
In the meantime, please note that Fr. Adams will be doing monthly server trainings in both Fort Myers & St. Agnes.
The first Low Mass training sessions will be:
At St. Agnes on September 14 from 3 - 4 p.m.
At Resurrection in Ft. Myers on September 22 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.
If you are interested in attending, please email Fr. Adams at [email protected]

Published on September 3rd, 2022.

Activities to begin again at Royal Palm Academy

After taking a break for the Summer, we will begin again with our activities at Royal Palm Academy on Saturday September 17th at 9am. Activities include Maidens of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, altar boys, children's choir, and adult classes. 

Please see our previous announcements about the Maidens for more information. Please contact Maureen ([email protected]) to express your interest. 

Fr. Adams will test the altar boys to ensure their readiness to serve Holy Mass. 

Our choir director, Nicky Rutherford, will be leading the children's choir.

Fr. van Zee will be teaching the adult classes from 9am to 10am. The topic for the classes will be the liturgy of the Traditional Latin Mass. 

Activities are every first and third Saturday of the month. We will notify you if there are any changes. All are invited!

Published on September 1st, 2022.

Birthday of our Blessed Mother

Thursday, September 8th, is the second-class Feast of the Birth of our Blessed Mother. We will have a sung Mass beginning at 5:00pm and not at 5:15pm. This is to ensure that we have a beautiful sung Mass without rushing and to be done in time for the 6:30pm Spanish Mass to begin. 

Published on September 1st, 2022.

First Saturday Devotion Requirements

Our Blessed Mother promised to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all who, as an act of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the first five Saturdays of consecutive months:

  1. Go to confession
  2. Receive Holy Communion
  3. Say five decades of the rosary
  4. Keep Mary company for fifteen minutes meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the rosary

The sacramental confession can be received within eight days either before or after the reception of Communion, provided the communicant is in the state of grace for Communion.

Reception of Holy Communion must take place within twenty-four hours of the first Saturday. First Friday or Sunday would be acceptable if First Saturday were no possible. 

The fifteen minutes of meditation are in addition to the recitation of the rosary.  

For more information please click here

Published on September 1st, 2022.

Prayer Rally outside of Planned Parenthood

On Wednesday September 14, 2009 Planned Parenthood opened their doors to abort babies.  We have been fighting the fight to save babies for 13 years in Naples. Please come to the Prayer Rally!

When: Wednesday September 14, 2022 9:30 to 10:30 AM 

Where: Planned Parenthood at 1425 Creech Rd Naples FL 34103 

Show planned parenthood we will fight until they leave. 

For more information or questions Contact: Jerry Taricska, Sidewalk Advocate Action For Life 

Tel: 239.777.1881 Email: [email protected]

Published on September 1st, 2022.

Invitation to Join the Maidens of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

Yes, we’re the ones you see processing in white before various Masses! Well grounded in tradition, the Maidens of Mary is a sodality which was popular in the 1950s. All young ladies in the parish aged 7 (or after receiving First Communion) through 21 are warmly encouraged to join us this year. The Maidens aspire to give glory to God through the model of authentic Marian femininity in solidarity with one another, and by such works as worship, service to our parish and extended community, and prayer. The Maidens gather two Saturdays each month, at which they receive catechetical instruction from our pastor, work on projects, and have free time to play, share, and build friendships. Some examples of our current and past works include: spiritual bouquets, visits to nursing homes, making scapulars and rosaries, organizing the annual parish ice skating trip, praying for the FSSP seminarians, and pilgrimages. We hope you will join us in this unique opportunity to know, love, and serve our Lord. Please contact Maureen ([email protected]) to express your interest and for further information. 

Published on August 27th, 2022.

Save the Date: Food Drive for Local Charities

The rising cost of food is impacting everyone, including the hungry in Collier and Lee counties. The Maidens of Mary will be hosting a food drive after all Corpus Christi Masses on Sunday, September 18th. Please bring nonperishable food items to help those in need in our local community. 

Published on August 27th, 2022.