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The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, will be blessed and imposed after the 5:15om Mass in Her honor this Friday, July 16th, for all those who have never before received the imposition (once received, the enrollment lasts for life).
We have some scapulars that have been donated and others for sale, but in limited supply, feel free to also bring your own.
For those who cannot receive it on Friday, please let the priests know on Sunday after Mass.
Learn more about this heavenly gift from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at www.CorpusChristiFSSP.com/brown-scapular
While we hope to organize a party in the Naples and possibly Fort Myers area later this month, for those who live in Ave or would like to attend, the usual third Sunday potluck after the 1230pm mass at Ave Maria Parish, which Father Dorsa will offer, will be to thank Father for his service to our community and bid him farewell and blessings upon his next assignment which begins in August.
When: approximately 2 pm, and ending around 5 pm.
What: Please bring a dish and/or a dessert to share
This year in addition to the five new priests ordained, we also reached a milestone in our growth in North America as a Priestly Fraternity, moving up administratively from the level of a District to a Province. Accordingly there are priest transfers every year to fulfill these new apostolic needs.
Fr. Anthony Dorsa, who was assigned as assitant to our Corpus Christi apostolate since last year, will be transferred to our headquarters where he amongst other tasks will help with administrative tasks including overseeing the media and missions development of our Fraternity throughout the Province.
Although the news is sad for us who have been the beneficiaries of his great priestly dedication to the sanctification of our souls, ever friendly companionship, and talented service, over the last year, and although we wish we could have him longer, we should rejoice to see the work of our Fraternity expand to a new level and our dear vicar promoted to such a level of responsibility at the service of the whole province. Such is the nature of our apostolic work, in imitation of Our Lord and the apostles who after serving a community, continued on to found yet more.
It is a time for us to remember that behind every priest is Christ the High Priest, who remains with us always, giving us what he knows we need, even if at times it is not what we prefer; and that here we have no lasting home, but sojourn as pilgrims towards our eternal, heavenly home. That which most gladdens the heart of a priest, is to see the his flock put it into practice that which he has taught them, to show that they have understood that their greatest desire was to lead and attach them to Christ and not their own particular personality. Such is the spirituality of the priest who acts in persona Christi.
We should also consider it a compliment to our community which has been so supportive of him in prayer and faithful in following his good teachings in word and example, which in spiritually good condition is ready to receive another young priest to serve in his stead as assistant.
The transfers are effective as of August 1st. Stay tuned for more details regarding any farewell parties. Our new assistant will be announced as soon as the diocese confirms it.
In the meantime please thank our good Father Dorsa for his wonderful year of dedicated service to our community, and promise him your prayers for the success of the new endeavor Our Lord asks him to undertake.
As the offices of St. Agnes will be closed on Monday, there will be no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament that day. It will resume in the chapel from 9am - 5pm starting Tuesday.
A further reduction in seasonal masses at the Church of the Resurrection, Fort Myers, will move our Latin Mass to 12pm beginning Sunday, July 4.
Beginning this Monday, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will resume at St. Agnes in their main church (just for this week), from 9am - 5pm. Benediction will be imparted at 5pm.
There will be no adoration this Tuesday.
This Tuesday and Friday feasts of Sts. Peter and Paul, and the Visitation, respectively, there will be a low mass at 4pm and a Sung Mass at 515pm.
There will also be a Sung Mass on Thursday for the Feast of the Precious Blood at 515pm
Given the continued fruitful growth of the North American District of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, now numbering over 100 priests in Canada and the Unites States, it will be elevated to the higher administrative level of a Province on July 1st. A meeting of elected delegates follows until July 10th to discuss and decide policies and organization for this next stage of our development.
We ask for your prayers during this time of important deliberations.
Fr. Romanoski was elected to the provincial chapter and will be away for these dates. Please direct any ordinary pastoral questions to Fr. Dorsa, though Fr. Romanoski can be reached by phone or email as needed.
Fr. Heinricy FSSP, a classmate of Fr. Dorsa's and currently assigned to our apostolate in Kansas City, will be substituting for Fr. Romanoski while away.
We welcome Fr. Krager, who visited our apostolate in 2019 as a seminarian and was ordained a priest in 2020. He will be helping Fr. Dorsa this week while Fr. Romanoski is away.
There will be an additional mass at 4pm on Thursday, Feast of St. John the Baptist.
4:00 pm- low mass
5:15 pm- sung mass
Due to continued work on the floor of their main church St. Agnes will continue to need use of the chapel during the day for daly masses and other ceremonies, thus suspending adoration for another week. It will resume again on June 28 from 9am to 5pm.