Corpus Christi Chapel

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Current Announcements

Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Please join us on Friday March 25th at 12pm in St. Agnes' Chapel as the priests of Corpus Christi unite with the Bishops of the world and the Holy Father in consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecration will be followed by low Mass.

Published on March 18th, 2022.

Weekly Highlights for March 13th to 19th

There will be Catechesis in Spanish in the confessional room after Mass on Monday, March 14th. 

Sung Mass on Thursday, Feria in Lent with a commemoration of St. Patrick.

Sung Mass in honor of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor, and Patron of the Universal Church on Saturday, March 19th at 7:30am at St. Agnes' Chapel

Adult Classes will be given by Fr. van Zee at Royal Palm Academy on Saturday, March 19th at 9am

Young Adult Group meeting on Saturday, March 19th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Please sign up here to sign up to receive the details on Young Adult Group Meetings.

Published on March 10th, 2022.

Adoration at St. Agnes will be in small Chapel inside the main Church

Beginning on Monday, March 14th, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held in the small chapel in the main Church at St. Agnes from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. There will be no Adoration in the Chapel where we have Mass. Masses for Corpus Christi Chapel will not be affected by this change. 

Published on March 10th, 2022.

Weekly Highlights for March 6-12

Monday, March 7th, at 5:15pm at St. Agnes' Chapel there will be a Sung Mass and we will celebrate St. Thomas Aquinas as a second-class feast.

This Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are Ember days in Lent. Friday there will be a Sung Mass at 5:15pm at St. Agnes' Chapel.

Via Crucis will be prayed after the 5:15pm Sung Mass on Friday. The Via Crucis will be prayed outside(weather permitting), behind St. Agnes' chapel. A PDF of the Stations of the Cross can be downloaded here.

Saturday, March 12th, adult convert class offered via Zoom from 9am-10am. 

Published on March 5th, 2022.

Secretary is unavailable for two weeks

Luz, our new secretary, will be unavailable from March 10th to 24th. The rest of the staff will be available as always. Thank you for your understanding. 

Published on March 5th, 2022.

Weekly Highlights for February 13th to 19th, 2022

Lunes, 14 de febrero tendremos catequesis en español a las 6pm en el cuarto de confesiones de la capilla de San Agnes. Que traigan una Biblia Católica. There will be Catechesis in Spanish at 6pm on Monday, February 14th in the confessional room at St. Agnes. 

Tuesday, February 15th from 6:30pm to 8;30pm Women's Group lead by Fr. Adams. Please sign up for announcements about the Women's Group to receive an email with all the information about the monthly meetings.

There will be adult Catechesis in English at Royal Palm Academy with Fr. van Zee on Saturday, February 19th at 9am.

Published on February 12th, 2022.

Septuagesima Begins

The season of Septuagesima is a preparation for the season of Lent. The season begins with First Vespers (around 6pm) Saturday, February 12th. The season comprises the Sundays and the weeks they begin of Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima, as a period of preparation for Lent. The names of these Sundays roughly indicate the time before Easter.

The liturgical color is the violet of penance. Although the liturgical color is one of penance, the Lenten rules of fasting do not bind. The Gloria is omitted on Sundays and ferial days. The Alleluia verse is suppressed, also the word Alleluia verse is replaced by the Tract on Sundays and feast days. 

This extended period of preparation is intended to heighten the importance of that for which we are preparing. Michael Fiedrowicz, in his book The Traditional Mass, comments, "With pastoral wisdom and empathy the Church prepares her faithful for the beginning of the season of Lent, which in turn leads into an even more intensified preparation for the feast of Easter with Passion Sunday (fifth Sunday of Lent) before the beginning of Holy Week which culminates in the Triduum Sacrum."

Published on February 12th, 2022.

Private Mass Intentions for Fr. van Zee

If you have private Mass intentions feel free to give them to Fr. van Zee. Private Masses are those said in the rectory and the intention will not be published online. The intention must be submitted to Fr. van Zee in writing (not email and not to Fr. Adams). Stipends for each Mass are at least $10 and must be given in cash (again, not online). There will be a limit of 5 intentions per person. Once a year's worth of intentions have been received, no more can be accepted. 

Published on February 12th, 2022.

Mass Propers Available for Free

Since we have transitioned from using the red Missals with printed propers inserted (red booklets that were kept at the entrance with a printed insert containing the prayers and readings proper to each Mass) to the Benedictus, which contains everything for conveniently following along with the Mass, we have 18 large boxes of printed propers in the rectory that are available for free. If you would like to take a box of printed propers or all 18 of them, please arrange with Fr. van Zee or Fr. Adams to pick them up from the rectory. 

Published on February 12th, 2022.

Property Update

As some of you may already have heard, we have decided to pull out of the property that was under contract in Bonita Springs as the possible site for our own new Chapel project. Fr. Romanoski and the Bishop arrived at this decision after many months of studies of the land.

The land was deemed unsafe by the Bishop primarily because of the access road running through the property. It was determined that with semi-trucks constantly driving through it, it would not be safe for our many children and appropriate for a church campus. It was also lacking in utilities and had a number of other unknown aspects to it which made it a risk to invest in.

We did not lose any money for pulling out, as all was studied at very little cost under the due diligence period. 

We continue to actively look at other properties, with the help of the diocese and their team of realtors and there are some prospects we are actively studying in better developed areas. 

Let us continue to pray through the intercession of St. Joseph that someday soon we may have a Chapel of our own.

Published on February 11th, 2022.