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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.)
Due to the increase of the "in season" crowd, our Sunday Latin Mass at Resurrection Parish, Fort Myers, will change for the "season" to 2:15pm as of February 24th.
Habrá catequesis en español los lunes de 6pm a 6:45pm. Bienvenidos todos! Favor de revisar el calendario mensual en el boletín para averiguar cuáles lunes de cada mes.
Fr. Romanoski will give talks for the Men's, Ladies', and Young Adults' Groups this month on How to Pray the Mass. The Men’s group will be held Wednesday Feb. 13th, and the Ladies’ on the following Tuesday Feb. 19th with the Young Adults' on the last Wednesday of the month, Feb. 27th. Join the respective email lists for further details.
Building Fund: $40,685.00
Giving By City
Naples: $43,045.00 from 45 households.
Ave Maria: $9,430.00 from 16 households.
Fort Myers: $4,660.00 from 15 households.
Marco Island: $4,200.00 from 5 households.
Bonita: $3,946.00 from 11 households.
Cape Coral: $3,600.00 from 7 households.
Other: $2720.00 from 2 households.
Sunday Mass Attendance
Naples Sunday Average: 236
Fort Myers Sunday Average: 91
Peak for the quarter was Sunday Nov. 11th with 370 total in attendance.
Starting Saturday February 9th, daily Mass will begin at 7:30 AM in the Chapel at St. Agnes. This will continue until St. Agnes moves their daily mass back into the chapel when Season ends.
We will give the blessing of throats through the intercession of St. Blaise against all illness after all Sunday Masses today, February 3rd.
Let us be reminded that all Life begins at the moment of Conception, which for Catholics is not in dispute despite any new laws such as the recent law passed in New York State and introduced in the Virginia State Legislature.
Regarding abortion, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life. Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law." (2270-2271)
This should remind us that the killing of an innocent child through abortion is abhorrent. It is natural to want to speak out about such egregiousness, but first all are called to pray for an end to the scourge that is abortion. Pray also that our legislators and judges at the state and national levels stop celebrating laws that will end the life of a child.
If you disagree with laws such as the one recently passed in New York State, please write to your state and federal politicians to share your thoughts, disagreement and disgust on this critical issue. Meaningful change pertaining to this matter will not come until all stand together to give a voice to the voiceless, the vulnerable unborn children who in some places can now potentially face death up until the moment of their birth.
+ Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of the Diocese of
Venice in Florida
This Saturday a sung Mass for the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary with blessing of candles and procession at beginning of Mass will begin at 4:00 P.M. Feel free to bring candles you would like blessed. (Please note: there will not be a mass at 6:45 A.M. and this mass will not be an anticipatory Mass of Sunday obligation.)
We will give the blessing of throats through the intercession of St. Blaise against all illness after all Sunday Masses on February 3rd.
January 22nd, as decreed by the Bishops of the United States is a day of penance in reparation for the legalization of abortion. The type of penance is left to the election of each individual. A votive Mass of Peace will be offered that the slaughter of the innocents in our land may end.