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.)
The beautiful mass proper to the day of Dec 24th, will be celebrated at St. Agnes chapel in the morning at 10am (sung mass), and 11am (low mass). These are the mass of the day and do not pertain to the Holy Day Mass of Christmas, which begin at midnight. Confessions will be heard at both of these masses, so please take advantage of this day, as confessions will not be hear during the Christmas masses.
A very generous family of Corpus Christi Chapel is providing a special opportunity from now until Easter, of matching any donation to our building fund up to a total of 250k. If we meet this goal, we will be around the initial estimate for buying land for your future parish home! Please be generous at this time of preparation for Christmas with end of the year donations, special tax breaks for 2020 from your IRA- to provide a place for Christ to be born among us and dwell perpetually with us as our Emmanuel. God is never out done in generosity! This is also a special answer to our prayers to St. Joseph to whom we have dedicated our building project and this entire year has just been consecrated by the Holy Father as of December 8th, feast of our national patroness- the Immaculate Conception. Please spread the word! and one can donate online or by check, made out to Corpus Christi Chapel, indicating that it is for the building fund. Checks can be sent to Corpus Christi Chapel. 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples FL 34120, or placed in the collection basket. Any other questions of how to donate stocks, inheritances, etc. can be addressed to our bookeeper Diane at (239) 592-1949 or [email protected]
This comes at the tail end of the diocesan year dedicated to St. Joseph.
Ite ad Joseph! Go to Joseph!
Come join us for in the traditional Spanish-American Posadas- an Advent Novena in preparation for Christmas.
WHAT IT IS:
A Rosary is prayed; the Litany of Our Lady is sung in procession with the Holy Family
and then a traditional dialogue is sung in Spanish and English in honor of Mary and Joseph seeking "posada" i.e. lodging, followed by fellowship, food and a piñata.
The 2 posadas organized for our community this week will be:
Friday, December 18th.
- WHEN- 6:30pm-8:30pm
- WHERE- 45 25th Ave. NE, Naples, FL 34120,
- BRING- Just yourself. As it is a feria day in Advent, the traditional Mexican collation of tamales, other snacks and hot chocolate will be provided by our host. Donations will be accepted but not expected, proceeds to go to building fund- a posada/lodging for the Holy Family! TAMALES will also be on sale to take home (A dozen for $15).
- Contact: Adelita Manzo at (239) 289-5005 for any further questions
Sunday, December 20th.
- WHEN- 2:30pm-5:30pm
- WHERE- 4153 Madison Street. Ave Maria, FL
- BRING- potluck food and drinks to share. Mexican dish or any other recommended. (Food can be dropped off before 12:30 if need be).
- Contact: Melissa Burke at (239)-207-5958 for any further questions
We thank the all the families and volunteers who made our Christmas Tree fundraiser possible which raised over $27,000 for our building fund. May God Himself be your reward!
We hereby open up mass intention requests for 2021. Given the growth of our community, mass requests will initially be limited to 8 per household. In addition to the general public mass requests other urgent requests (recent death, critical injury, crisis, etc.) may be submitted directly to our priests if they have any availability in public or private masses.
Public mass intentions are limited to registered and active members of Corpus Christi Chapel.
We currently have two daily masses (Mon-Fri) 4pm and 515pm, which schedule was established to spread people out and provide more room under the present restrictions. Whether two masses continue each day for the remainder of 2021 is yet to be determined. Wherefore, one public mass intention will generally be scheduled each day, leaving the other one free for more urgent or particular requests.
Please review the available mass times on our website and submit your requests and payment there. Please indicate your preferred time and location, and we will generally try to meet that request as close as possible in light of all the other requests. The schedule for certain masses throughout the year may be adjusted as varying times are determined for special occasions, extra masses and seasonal changes. So please review the schedule which is updated periodically.
On the mass intention schedule one can likewise see whether it will be a sung mass and whether there will be confessions during the mass.
This Saturday, in addition to the normal 7:30am low mass, we will also have a sung mass at 6:30am, which is a traditional Advent custom in honor of Our Lady, who as the dawn announces the coming of Christ the Sun of Justice.
Although under the present dispensation in the diocese of Venice, attendance at the Holy Day Mass of the Immaculate Conception does not oblige this year, nonetheless we will have a Holy Day schedule of Masses to accomodate all those who come out of love for our Immaculate Queen and Patroness of our country.
We will have Mass at:
- 7am (St. Agnes, Naples)
- 12pm (Resurrection, Fort Myers)
- 4pm (St. Agnes, Naples) (sign-up required)
- 5:30pm (Sung Mass) (St. Agnes, Naples) (sign-up required)
A collection will be taken up at all masses this day, as indicated in the giving envelopes for Sundays and Holy Days.
Those who ordered Christmas Trees can receive them:
Saturday, Nov 28:
- Ocala, 9315 SW 105th St.- 12 noon
- Sarasota, Christ the King- 200-230pm
- Ave Maria, 5294 Assisi Ave 4:15-5pm
Sunday, Nov 29
- Fort Myers, Church of the Resurrection- 2:30-3pm after 1:30pm Mass
- Naples, St. William Church- 3:45-415pm
This Thursday, the national holiday of Thanksgiving, we will have two masses at 8am and 945am at St. Agnes. Confessions will be hear before and after these masses. There will be no afternoon/evening masses.
Please come and render thanks to God for the great gift of Himself in the Holy Eucharist.