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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.)
His Excellency, The Most Rev. Frank Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice, FL, in his most recent decree (11.20.20) has extended the dispensation of attending Sunday and Holyday Masses through the new year. Present restrictions of spacing, face masks, etc. remain in force. Nevertheless, now in this advanced phase of reopening, His Excellency encourages those who can and who are not at risk to attend mass regularly. Please continue to signup in advance only for the 845am Sunday Mass per the instructions in the previous announcement.
Fr. Romanoski will be away on vacation from Nov 17-28. Please come early before mass or make an appointment for confessions, with Fr. Dorsa. Fr. Romanoski will be available via phone or email but ordinary questions should be directed to Fr. Dorsa.
Dear Corpus Christi Parishioners,
Due to the tropical storm and possible hurricane activity tomorrow in Naples, as a safety precaution, St. Agnes will be closing all of their facilities, whereby there will be no public masses or Eucharistic adoration on Monday, November 9, including our masses we normally offer in the chapel. The stated intentions for the public masses will be offered privately. Let us pray that we are spared any damage. The normal schedule should resume on Tuesday. Stay tuned for any further announcements.
A prayer against storms attributed to St. Anthony of Padua and found in the Pieta Prayer Book is the following:
(Make the sign of the cross on the + symbol).
Jesus Christ the King of Glory has come in Peace. + God became man, + and the Word was made flesh. + Christ was born of a virgin. + Christ suffered. + Christ was crucified. + Christ died. + Christ rose from the dead. + Christ ascended into Heaven. + Christ conquers. + Christ reigns. + Christ orders. + May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning. + Christ went through their midst in Peace, + and the Word was made Flesh. + Christ is with us with Mary. + Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has won. + Holy God! + Holy Powerful God ! + Holy Immortal God! + Have mercy on us. Amen!
Join us for the annual Florida March for Life and pilgrimage to St. Augustine, where the first Mass was offered on US soil, in the footsteps of the holy Florida martyrs.
Please see the attached flyers for the itinerary and details as how to sign up and reserve a spot. FSSP parishioners will go from both Corpus Christi, Christ the King, Sarasota and Our Lady Queen of Peace in Ocala.
We remind CCC members that facemasks are required throughout the diocese while at mass. We are guests at local diocesan parishes who graciously host and help us and we ask that all be resepctful of this diocesan policy and observe this regulation. Thank you much for your cooperation. If it is felt as a sacrifice, please know that it is only temporary and it unites you more intimately to the sacrifice of Christ, who made many unspeakable sacrifices to be united to you, and which same sacrifice is made present at every mass.
With the power of the keys to loose the kingdom of heaven upon earth, Holy Mother Church grants a plenary indulgence, that is the complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sin, all this week (Nov. 1-8), by the particular work of visiting a cemetery and praying for the faithful departed. This particular plenary indulgence is only applicable to the poor souls (not to one self).
This year, 2020, due to restrictions in churches throughout the world, the Sacred Penitentiary of the Vatican has decreed that the 8 indulgences can be gained throughout the whole month of November. Only 8 in total may be gained, but the 8 opportunities are now extended through all of November and not limited to just the Nov 1-8 period. Read more here.
One may also gain a plenary indulgence on Nov 2, by visiting a Church and reciting an Our Father and Creed.
All are invited to visit Palm Royale Cemetery on Vanderbilt Beach Rd. before or after our daily evening Masses throughout the month. Read more about this special opportunity and the accompanying conditions. Besides the Rosary, Chaplet, etc. other indulgenced prayers for the fatihful departed may be found in the Church's Raccolta (c.f. pg. 160 et seq)
The following are the total amounts donated in the third quarter of 2020 to support our chapel today, and build our permanent home for tomorrow.
|St. Agnes Collection||$644||$3,997||$4,641|
|St. Williams Collection||$201||$2,118||$2,319|
Average Sunday & Holy Day Mass attendance for the third quarter is up to 415, including:
St. Agnes & St. William- Naples: 257
Resurrection of our Lord, Ft. Myers: 158
23 new household registrations: Nearly 2 new households every week through this quarter! (July-10, Aug.-6, Sept.-7)
On Tuesday, November 3rd, at the request of the faithful on the important day of the presidential and general elections, we will extend adoration from 6pm to 8pm, when the polls close, imparting Benediction at 8pm instead of at 4pm. Please stay and pray for our country and please note that one can vote at St. Agnes Parish Offices on Nov 3rd until 8pm as well.
On Nov. 2, the Church permits each priest to say 3 masses for all the faithful departed. We will thus have three consecutive masses in the morning (7:00am, 7:40am, 8:20am) and likewise three consecutive masses in the evening at 4:00pm, 4:40pm, 5:15pm). The 5:15pm mass will be a sung mass.
Though the traditional discipline permits the reception of Holy Communion once a day, under the current Code of Canon Law one is permitted to receive twice if one assists at the entire mass each time.
This Sunday November 1, the Sung Mass will be clebrated at St. William's at 4:30pm. The 8:45am Mass at St. Agnes will be a Low Mass