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Mass on Monday, May 2nd will be at 7:30am at St. Agnes and not at 5:15pm. This is the only day Mass will be at this time during the week. All other weekday Masses will be at 5:15pm at St. Agnes.
The Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is visiting homes in our area in May. For more information please call toll free: 1-888-460-7371.
Happy Easter to you all! We, the priests of Corpus Christi Chapel, would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. Our prayer is that Lent and Holy Week were fruitful and prayerful times and that now you all would experience the tremendous joy of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We would like to welcome those who became Catholic and received the sacraments of the Church. We also acknowledge all those who received the strengthening of the Holy Ghost at Confirmation during the Easter Vigil. We promise you all our continued prayers.
Mr. Toan Cao, a Fraternity Seminarian in his fourth year of studies, will be assisting at Corpus Christi for Holy Week and Easter. Please introduce yourselves.
Many of the Masses during Holy Week are Solemn and require both priests, confessions will not be available during these solemn ceremonies. Please, do not plan on going to Confession during the 4:30pm Mass on Palm Sunday or the Triduum (Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil). Confessions will be heard on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during the 5:15pm Mass at St. Agnes.
Attending the Easter Vigil Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation. One would not be required to attend another Mass on Easter Sunday morning, but you are certainly welcome to do so.
There is a tradition of special Easter blessings of food. Anyone who would like to have Easter food blessed (lamb or other meats, eggs, bread, fruit, cheese, Easter baskets, etc.) should bring them to the confessional after Mass on the Easter Vigil or Easter Sunday. Traditionally, this newly blessed food is eaten at the Easter breakfast after Mass
All Catholics are reminded of the Precept of the Church to receive Holy Communion during the time of Easter each year. This must be done sometime between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday. Of course, this must be done in the State of Grace so regardless of any reason one might not have been receiving Holy Communion now is the time to correct the situation, make a good confession if necessary and fulfill this Precept which binds all Catholics under the pain of mortal sin.
Sunday, April 3rd, Passiontide begins
Monday, April 4th, Spanish Catechesis at 6pm at St. Agnes.
Sunday, April 10th, Palm Sunday. Solemn High Mass with blessing of Palms and procession at 4:30pm at St. William's.
They took up stones therefore to cast at Him: but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple. John 8:59, the last words of the Gospel of Passion Sunday
Today is the commencement of Passiontide, the final two weeks of Lent, when Our Lord in a very literal sense hides Himself from our view. From now until the Easter Vigil, all the statues and images in our Churches will be covered, with the crucifixes being revealed during the liturgy of Good Friday. The veiled statues are a somber reminder that Our Lord is withdrawing from us, and will soon be totally removed from our sight. The medieval French bishop Durandus connects the veiling of the statues with the way that Christ veiled His divinity during His Passion. As the prophet Isaiah says, “as one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not” (53:3).
Dom Gueranger: After having proposed the forty-days’ Fast of Jesus in the Desert to the meditation of the Faithful, during the first four weeks of Lent, the Holy Church gives the two weeks, which still remain before Easter, to the commemoration of the Passion. She would not have her children come to the great Day of the immolation of the Lamb, without their having prepared for it by compassionating with him in the Sufferings he endured in their stead.
Habrá catequesis en español a las 6pm lunes, el 27 de marzo. Spanish Catechism Monday March 27th at 6pm
Men’s Group Meets Wednesday, March 30th, 7-9pm. Fr. van Zee will give a talk on the Shroud of Turin. If you would like to receive emails and more information on the Men's Group meetings please sign up here.
Adult Catechism with Fr. van Zee at Royal Palm Academy on Saturday, April 2nd at 9am
Sunday, April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday: Regular Sunday Mass schedule except that 8:45am will be low Mass and 4:30pm Mass at St. William's will be High Mass with Procession
Monday-Wednesday: 5:15pm Mass at St. Agnes
Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022: 4:00pm Mass at St. William's (there will be no 5:15pm Mass at St. Agnes)
Good Friday, April 15, 2022: 7:00pm Commemoration of the Lord's Passion at St. William's (there will be no Mass at 5:15pm at St. Agnes)
Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022: 10:00pm Easter Vigil at St. Agnes (there will be no 7:30am Mass at St. Agnes)
Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022: There will be no 7:15am low Mass and Mass in Fort Myers will be at 1:30pm and not at 12:15pm; apart from this, we will follow the normal Sunday schedule.
Please be aware that there is an email scam pretending to be Fr. van Zee. Do not send any gift cards or money to this person at [email protected]
Please join us on Friday March 25th at 12pm in St. Agnes' Chapel as the priests of Corpus Christi unite with the Bishops of the world and the Holy Father in consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecration will be followed by low Mass.