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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.)
Wednesday January 5th, blessing of Epiphany water after 4:15pm Mass
Thursday, January 6th, blessing of gold, incense, myrrh and chalk after 5:15pm Mass
Saturday, January 8th at 10:30am at Royal Palm Academy exam for all those hoping to receive Confirmation
Saturday, January 8th Young Adult Group Meeting 6-9pm. Please sign up to receive more information.
On Wednesday January 5th, the vigil of the Epiphany, we will have the traditional blessing of the Epiphany water. Mass will be at 4:15 pm at St. Agnes and not at 5:15pm. The blessing of the Epiphany water will take place immediately after Mass. This blessing takes time and there is another group using the chapel after us. This is why Mass and the blessing will begin early.
If you would like to have water blessed, please bring it in large containers (as opposed to many small containers) to the back of the chapel by the tables which are near the entrance.
Kits with Epiphany water, blessed incense, and blessed chalk (water, incense, and chalk were all blessed last year) will be available to use for renewing of the blessing already imparted on your home; a donation of $5 is asked. The prayer of blessing to print here; just make sure to change the year to '2022.'
If your house has not been blessed, please feel free to sign up.
Gold, incense, myrrh, and chalk will be blessed after Mass on January 6th.
A special Epiphany house blessing can be imparted to houses beginning on the Vigil of the Epiphany, Jan. 5, continuing through Epiphanytide. If you have not yet received this blessing, please sign up here, indicating your address, preferred days and time of day, and provide a phone number to contact you and confirm the visit. We will begin with the homes of those who have never yet received the blessing. Homes previously blessed can have their blessing renewed by the head of household with the family, with the packets that will be available. Packets will be available at the back of church, containing Epiphany Water, Chalk, Incense and the sheet with the blessing and prayers also available to print here). Any voluntary donation for the packet will be appreciated to cover the cost of the materials.
On Monday, December 27th the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, there will be a special blessing of wine and spirits. 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. Click here to read a translation and find out more about the tradition behind this blessing.
8:00 AM St. Agnes (Solemn High Mass)
11:00 AM Resurrection (Fort Myers)
12:00 PM St. Williams
This is not a Holy Day of Obligation but attendance at Mass is nonetheless highly encouraged.
If you requested collection envelopes, they are in alphabetical order according to last name on the tables in the entrance of St. Agnes.
The recent document from the Congregation for Divine Worship released on December 18th does not directly address the former Ecclesia Dei communities such as the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter who possess their own proper law. The members of the Fraternity of St. Peter promised to be faithful to our Constitutions at the time of our admittance into the Fraternity and we remain committed to exactly that: fidelity to the Successor of Peter and the faithful observance of the "liturgical and disciplinary traditions" of the Church in accordance with the provisions of the Motu Proprio "Ecclesia Dei" of July 2, 1988, which is at the origin of our foundation. The superiors of the Priestly Fraternity will be studying the document more closely while maintaining our ministry to the faithful entrusted to our care.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is transferred to Monday December 13th and is a 1st class Feast for the Diocese of Venice. Sung Mass at 5:15pm.
Women's Group meets on Monday, December 13th from 6:30-8:30pm.
Ember Days Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday this week.
Adult Catechism with Fr. van Zee Saturday, December 18th at 9am at Royal Palm Academy.
La Posada 5-7pm on Saturday December 18th at Adelita's house.
11:00 Am Mass on Christmas Eve (St. Agnes)
11:30 PM Christmas Hymns (St. Williams)
12:00 AM St. Williams (High Mass)
8:30 AM St. Agnes (High Mass)
10:00 AM St. Agnes
12:00 PM Resurrection of the Lord (Fort Myers)
La posada es una celebración en honor del peregrinaje de San José y Nuestra Madre Santísima a Belén. Rezaremos el santo rosario, la letanía, cantaremos, y después comeremos. Júntense con nosotros en esta celebración muy tradicional. Llevará a cabo en la casa de Adelita el 18 de diciembre de 5-7pm. Por favor, traigan comida para compartir.
"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, the litany, we will sing songs and afterwards we will eat. It will take place in Adelita's House on December 18th from 5-7pm. Please bring food to share.