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.)
On September 18th Corpus Christi will be starting the children’s schola program for this year. There are two levels of schola based on age. On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, the rehearsal schedule compliments that of the Maidens of Mary and Acolyte training. Please note that senior scholas will have additional rehearsals on the other Saturdays of the month.
The rehearsal schedule is as follows.
1st & 3rd Saturdays: Royal Palm Academy, Building J (Google Maps)
- 9:15 - 10:00am - Rehearsals for senior scholas (ages 12 - 18)
- Saint Michael the Archangel Boys’ Schola, directed by Mr. Andrew Olson
- Saint Hildegard Girls’ Schola, directed by Miss Nicky Rutherford
- 10:05 - 10:35am - Rehearsals for junior scholas (ages 8 - 11)
- Saint Cecilia’s Schola, directed by Miss Nicky Rutherford
- Saint Raphael’s Schola, directed by Mr. Andrew Olson
2nd, 4th, & 5th Saturdays: St. Agnes Chapel
- 8:30 - 9:15 - Rehearsals for senior scholas only (ages 12 - 18)
The senior scholas learn a variety of sacred music including chant, hymns, and polyphony. They rehearse weekly in order to sing at the 8:45am Sunday Mass once a month and for special occasions.
The junior scholas study a variety of sacred music at an age appropriate level. They learn how to sing in an ensemble and how to read music, particularly Gregorian chant, in order to prepare them for singing in the senior schola. While these junior scholas do not sing at the monthly Masses, they will be preparing to sing for special occasions.
If your child is interested in joining a schola, please contact Miss Rutherford at [email protected] for more information.
There is a small registration fee per semester (Fall & Spring) so as to provide a stipend for our generous instructors for their wonderful service for your children and the whole community.
1st child aged 4-9: $45
1st child aged 10-17: $60
2nd child: subtract $10 from the registration fee
Family maximum: $110 per semester
Adults’ Rehearsals: In addition to our children’s scholas, we also have a group of adults experienced in chant who sing at the 8:45am Mass weekly and on feast days. Any adults interested in joining this ensemble may contact Miss Rutherford at [email protected] for more information.
Save the date:
The Women's Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6:30pm-8:30pm. Maureen Flood, who has hosted it in the past, will host it this month at her home in Naples. Feel free to bring something to share of food or drink
The Young Adults' Group will meet on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 6pm-9pm
The Men's Group- Sept 22 7pm-9pm (new venue this month, close to St. Agnes)
Please sign up here to your respective group to receive more details
From Catherine Yarbrough, Food coordinator:
"The meal group is looking for two or three more women/moms who can bring a meal to our dear priests at least once a month. We have lost a few members recently because they are moving away, are dealing with Covid, or have recently had new babies, etc. so we would really appreciate if you can join us in feeding our priests starting in October. Our Lord said that we fed Him when we fed the hungry - what would He say about when we feed His hungry priests, who actually represent Himself on earth?! :-) Please contact me at [email protected], or text at 239-503-1303. Thank you so much for your kind consideration! May God reward you!"
Please remember that such a donation can be part of one's parish tithing and the gift of a prepared meal helps the priests have more time to attend to their flock.
An adventure group for boys (ages 5-19) and their fathers is starting in October. There will be monthly activities like camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, and fishing for boys, together with their fathers, to enjoy. Information and a sign-up will be available at Royal Palm Academy on Saturday, Septemeber 18th at 10:30am or you can email Ron Freeze ([email protected]) to recieve details and confirm your interest.
Corpus Christi Chapel is organizing online classes for any adults who are interested in joining or coming back to the Catholic Church. We plan on beginning these classes in mid-September. Please let us know if you or someone you know is interested by emailing us at [email protected] with the subject heading- RCIA
Fr. Adams will be away until September 11 doing his annual retreat and a week of vacation. Please direct all inquiries to Fr. Romanoski.
On First Fridays this semester- namely, September 3, October 1, November 5, Decemeber 3, there will be a 4pm mass in addition to the 5:15pm mass, as is indicated on the calendar of our home page
While the features of the new monthly calendar on our home page are under construction which will again indicate by musical notes which masses will be Sung, please note that this Sunday at 845am and Tuesday (Feast of St. Bartholomew) at 515pm will be Sung Masses
His Excellency, Bishop Frank Dewane, will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on candidates of Corpus Christi Chapel, Saturday, January 29 at 4pm at the chapel of St. Agnes.
Those who are of highschool age, already registered with and regularly attend Corpus Christi Chapel, who have not yet received this sacrament should contact Fr. Romanoski at [email protected] with the subject heading "CONFIRMATION CANDIDATE 2021" as soon as possible as we prepare to schedule the supplementary classes and other material needed for the candidates. Those who already informed us this year have been noted and are on email list and will be contacted soon.
Any who are not already registered members of Corpus Christi Chapel will not be considered for this year's class.
We would like to start our Men's, Women's and Young Adult Groups this semester but are still in need of more volunteers to host such gatherings as we need a rotation of volunteers so it is of no burden to just one host.
The venue should be able to host around 20-40 people. We can bring extra folding chairs from our chapel. If you would like to host one of the groups at your house or perhaps community center or know of another fitting venue please let us know asap. The meetings are monthly and usually take place in the evening from 7pm-9pm. With a few volunteers for each group it could be limited to hosting once a semester. No other expenses or preparation are expected as typically it is potluck style and we can collectively pay for any other expense involved e.g. renting the community center, pizza, etc.
Please contact Fr. Romanoski at [email protected]
The group schedule for Acolytes and Maidens of Mary is still being finalized to start in mid September.
Thank you in advance!