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.)
Fr. Passo will give talks for the Men’s, Ladies’, and Young Adults’ Groups this month. The Men’s group meets Wed. March. 13th, followed by the Young Adults’ on the following Wed. March 27th, and the Ladies’ on Tue. March 26th. Join the respective email lists for details.
Our Saturday morning Mass, this March 16 will be at 6:45 AM due to a special scheduling conflict for just this week. We then continue at 7:30 AM through the season
Join us for a fun day of repose amidst our Lenten sacrifices on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19th. We begin with a Picnic at Estero Community Park at 12:00-1:15 (BYO lunch).
Ice Skating at Hertz Arena at 2:00 - 3:15
The cost is $6.50 per person. Please make your payment and reserve your place (which are limited) with Mrs. Linette Rubino after Mass on Sunday.
We will begin gathering inside Hertz Arena at the ice-skating rink entry at 1:30 for sizing of skates for everyone.
All are welcome
Today is our community Potluck / "get-together" on "Fat-Sunday," as this is the last Sunday before the lenten fast begins. We will meet at Royal Palm Academy from 3-6PM. Bring fattening food and a friend!
Accompany our Lord along his Way of the Cross every Friday in Lent after the 5:15PM Mass at St. Agnes, beginning this Friday, March 8th. Booklets will be provided and also for sale. A plenary indulgence, under the normal conditions, can be gained by this holy exercise where properly erected.
Under the typical conditions (sacramental communion, confession 3 weeks before or after, and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father), the recitation of
the "Prayer before a Crucifix" gains a plenary
indulgence on Fridays during Lent.
"Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel and, with burning soul, pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity; true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment. While I contemplate, with great love and tender pity, Thy five most precious wounds, pondering over them within me and calling to mind the words which David, Thy prophet, said of Thee, my Jesus: They have pierced My hands and My feet, they have numbered all My bones. Amen."
The prayer can be found in the red misallette at Mass on pg. 65
Mass in Naples (St. Agnes) on Ash Wednesday will be at 7:00 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. (sung).
Mass in Fort Myers (Resurrection) will be at 12:15 P.M.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals/snacks that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If one wishes to freely observe the older discipline in force in 1962 (and thus not currently obligatory), one may see those rules at https://materdeiparish.com/laws-days-abstinence-penance-fast/
Now more than ever, we are called to resist the horror of abortion in our country and in the world. As faithful Catholics, we have two upcoming opportunities to voice our opposition to this great evil ~
The 40 Days for Life Prayer Walk marks the opening of 40 Days for Life on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Bishop Frank Dewane will celebrate 8 AM Mass at St William Catholic Church, after which he will lead us all in prayer (around 9 AM) on the public street outside Planned Parenthood (Creech Rd and Goodlette-Frank Rd).
Additionally, the members of Corpus Christi Chapel are committed to offer a day of prayer outside Planned Parenthood. Our day is Friday, April 12 (feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary). Sign-up will soon be available on-line for 1-hour time slots, between the hours of 8:45 AM and 4:00 PM. A minimum of two people per hour is suggested; more than two is highly recommended. Please watch the bulletin for future information regarding the sign-up process. Please contact our Pro-Life coordinator Joy Behe for more information (919) 602-7345
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