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Mass schedule through Christmas and New Year’s Day

December 24th Christmas Eve

7:15am St. Agnes

8:45am St. Agnes

12:30pm Resurrection

4:30pm St Agnes

No 4:30pm Mass at St. William’s due to scheduling conflict

December 25th

12am Midnight Mass at St. Williams

8:45am St. Agnes

12:30pm Resurrection

No 4:30pm Mass at St. William’s

January 1st  

7:15am St. Agnes

8:45am St. Agnes

No 12:30pm Mass at St. Resurrection 

No 4:30pm Mass at St. William’s

This is not a Holy Day of Obligation but attendance at Mass is nonetheless highly encouraged.

Published on December 21st, 2023.

Blessing of Wine and Spirits on Wednesday December 27th

On Wednesday, December 27th the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, there will be a special blessing of wine and spirits after the 5:15pm Mass at St. Agnes. Please bring your bottles with you to Mass and keep them with you in your pew. We will bless them and then pass through to sprinkle them with holy water. 

Wine is blessed on this day because according to tradition, St. John was served poisoned wine but survived because he blessed the wine before he put it to his lips; the poison rose from the chalice in the shape of a serpent. In his happy memory, Catholics bring wine to church, which the priest blesses, turning it into a sacramental called the “Love of St. John.” Catholics use this sacramental wine for special occasions throughout the year and to give to the sick.

The wine is also a symbol of the great love of Christ that filled St. John’s heart with loyalty, courage and enthusiasm for his Master. He alone of all the apostles was not afraid to stay close to Jesus during the Passion and Crucifixion and he was the only Apostle not martyred. At least some of the wine blessed on the feast should be enjoyed on the day of the feast itself. When it is drunk on his Feast Day, we drink it before dinner as a toast to St. John. The Father of the house lifts his glass toward Mother and says, “I drink you the love of St. John.” The Mother replies “I thank you for the Love of St. John” and then turns to the oldest child, lifts his glass, and says, “I drink you the love of St. John…” –and on it goes down the line until each has been toasted. The wine may be drunk as is, out of the bottle, or may be prepared as in this recipe:

St. John’s Love (serves 8)1 quart red wine

3 whole cloves

1/16 teaspoon ground cardamom

2 two-inch cinnamon sticks

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup sugar

Pour the wine into a large saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients. Boil for 5 minutes (this pretty much evaporates all of the alcohol). Serve hot.

Here’s an English translation of the ritual for blessing the wine, translated from the 1962 Rituale Romanum:

BLESSING OF WINE on the Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

At the end of the principal Mass on the feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, after the last Gospel, the priest, retaining all vestments except the maniple, blesses wine brought by the people. This is done in memory and in honor of St. John, who drank without any ill effects the poisoned wine offered to him by his enemies.

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.

If it please you, Lord God, bless and consecrate this vessel of wine (or any other beverage) by the power of your right hand; and grant that, through the merits of St. John, apostle and evangelist, all your faithful who drink of it may find it a help and a protection. As the blessed John drank the poisoned potion without any ill effects, so may all who today drink the blessed wine in his honor be delivered from poisoning and similar harmful things. And as they offer themselves body and soul to you, may they obtain pardon of all their sins; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Lord, bless this creature drink, so that it may be a health- giving medicine to all who use it; and grant by your grace that all who taste of it may enjoy bodily and spiritual health in calling on your holy name; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

May the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, come on this wine (or any other beverage) and remain always.

All: Amen.

It is sprinkled with holy water. If the blessing is given privately outside of Mass, the priest is vested in surplice and stole and performs the ceremony as given above.

Published on December 21st, 2023.

Urgent! Decline to Sign Petition for Dangerous Pro-Abortion Ballot Initiative!

An extremely grave initiative is underway in Florida that seeks to erase pro-life protections by inserting language into the Florida Constitution banning regulation of abortion. Abortion activists are working to gather petition signatures to place a pro-abortion constitutional amendment, titled Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion, on the November 2024 ballot. This amendment would allow abortion up until birth, including when the baby is capable of feeling pain, and would eliminate laws requiring parental consent and safety protocols for women. Floridians should not sign the petition. Please go to www.dioceseofvenice.org/respectlife for more information.


Published on December 20th, 2023.

Weekly Highlights for December 15th to 23rd

Saturday, December 16th, Maiden's and Choir only at Royal Palm. These groups will not meet at the new Church location as previously announced. Also, there will be no Acolyte training or Man-skills class.

Saturday, December 16th, La Posada at Adelita and Vidal's house. "La posada" is a very traditional celebration in honor of the pilgrimage of Saint Joseph and our Lady to Bethlehem. We will pray the holy rosary and the litany, we will sing songs and afterward we will eat, we will also have a piñata. It will take place in Adelita and Vidal's House (45 25th Ave NE Naples FL, 34120) on December 16th from 6-8 pm

La posada es una celebración en honor del peregrinaje de San José y la Santísima Virgen María a Belén. Rezaremos el santo rosario, las letanías, cantaremos, y después comeremos, también tendremos piñata. Únase a esta celebración anual que se llevará a cabo en la casa de Adelita y Vidal (45 25th Ave NE Naples FL, 34120) el 16 de diciembre de 6-8pm. 

Tuesday, December 19th, all are invited to sing Christmas Carols for the patients at Memory Care of Naples from 10am to 11am. 

Thursday, December 21st, sung Mass in honor of St. Thomas the Apostle. 

Saturday, December 23rd, RCIA class via Zoom at 9am with Fr. van Zee. 


Published on December 15th, 2023.

How to Order The Christmas Book

Viviana Falleti wishes to thank everyone who enthusiastically supported her Christmas book, and the many kind comments she received. If anyone was not able to purchase the Christmas book at church, or if anyone would like to buy additional copies, you can do so on her website: LittleFeatherPress.com or by calling her at 239.286.2283$10 of each book purchased by CCC parishioners will still go to the building fund.

Here are some of the most recent comments she received:

“I read your book at my school’s mystery reader. The kids loved it!!” - Theresa Gubala

“I am an FSSP parishioner with Fr. Passo in Arkansas, and I was in Naples for two years before that. I am so excited to see your book! It’s beautiful!” - Alysson Reese

"Thank you for the gift of your beautiful book. I was so touched by its message, its beauty, and the variety of knowledge it shared. It is simply wonderful, a major achievement, and a gift of God.  Congratulations! I will be ordering some copies to share with family…” - Beth Bonner

Published on December 15th, 2023.

Foreign Worker Assistance

A Corpus Christi Parishioner is looking for work and is seeking assistance from someone who has knowledge of hiring foreign workers through USCIS labor certification/work visas. If you can help in any way, please contact Luisa at [email protected]. God reward you for your willingness to help!

Published on December 14th, 2023.

Urgent! Decline to Sign Petition for Dangerous Pro-Abortion Ballot Initiative!

An extremely grave initiative is underway in Florida that seeks to erase pro-life protections by inserting language into the Florida Constitution banning regulation of abortion. Abortion activists are working to gather petition signatures to place a pro-abortion constitutional amendment, titled Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion, on the November 2024 ballot. This amendment would allow abortion up until birth, including when the baby is capable of feeling pain, and would eliminate laws requiring parental consent and safety protocols for women. Floridians should not sign the petition. Please go to www.dioceseofvenice.org/respectlife for more information.


Published on December 14th, 2023.

Someone is looking to donate a bed!

One of our parishioners is giving away a twin-sized bed frame and mattress. If you're interested, please contact Luisa at [email protected] to arrange pickup.

Published on December 14th, 2023.

Parishioner Looking for a Roommate

A single female parishioner is renting a room with a private bathroom, located 10 minutes from Marco Island. If interested, please contact her at [email protected].

Published on December 13th, 2023.

Weekly Highlights for December 8th to 16th

Friday, December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of obligation.The schedule for Corpus Christi Masses is as follows:

12:30pm Resurrection in Fort Myers

4pm St Agnes in Naples

5:15pm (sung) Mass at St Agnes in Naples

Saturday, December 9th, Rorate Caeli Mass at 6:15am at St. Agnes in Naples. 

Tuesday, December 12th, first class feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Diocese of Venice. 

Saturday, December 16th, classes and activities at 9am. Location TBD.

Saturday, December 16th, "La posada" is a very traditional celebration in honor of the pilgrimage of Saint Joseph and our Lady to Bethlehem. We will pray the holy rosary and the litany, we will sing songs and afterward we will eat, we will also have a piñata. It will take place in Adelita and Vidal's House (45 25th Ave NE Naples FL, 34120) on December 16th from 6-8 pm

La posada es una celebración en honor del peregrinaje de San José y la Santísima Virgen María a Belén. Rezaremos el santo rosario, las letanías, cantaremos, y después comeremos, también tendremos piñata. Únase a esta celebración anual que se llevará a cabo en la casa de Adelita y Vidal(45 25th Ave NE Naples FL, 34120) el 16 de diciembre de 6-8pm. 


Published on December 7th, 2023.