Stay Connected & Up-to-Date on our Email Lists:
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.)
The following are the total amounts donated in the fourth quarter of 2020 to support our chapel today, and build our permanent home for tomorrow. The totals do not influde the matching pledge of 250k from Dec 12 until Easter. An update on that match will be calculated by the end of January. If met, another 250k will be donated at Easter. Deo gratias!
Average Sunday & Holy Day Mass attendance for the fourth quarter is up to 508, including:
St. Agnes & St. William- Naples: 347
Resurrection of our Lord, Ft. Myers: 161
31 new household registrations: More than 2 new households every week through this quarter! (Oct-13, Nov.-7, Dec.-11)
From the USCCB- "January 22…shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion."
The blessing of Epiphany water will take place on Tuesday, January 5th at 6:00PM in the chapel at St. Agnes. This beautiful and powerful blessing will take about 45 min. We will try to have enough water for everyone, but you are welcome to bring large containers of water (smaller containers should be emptied and filled from one of the big containers after the blessing), as well as any chalk, incense, gold, and myrrh which you wish to have blessed.
As capacity is limited in the chapel, one must sign up for the ceremony.
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.
Mr. Douglas Kennell, a Corups Christi parishioner, and one of the latest sponsor added to our email bulletin, has offered to donate $500 to our building fund for any Corpus Christi member who avails themselves of the financing services of his Sovereign Mortgage Investments Inc.
Real estate agent, Mrs. Mary Rambow, offers to donate at least $500 of commission earned on each real estate transaction from fellow Corpus Christi parishioners.
We would like to wish everyone a very holy and happy ChristMass. To keep Christ in Christmas, we must remember to keep Mass in Christmas. Such is the origin of the term as it is not merely a time to recall his coming, but to truly receive Him present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Blessed Sacrament. For in the Holy Mass he truly comes to "dwell among us" as our Emmanuel ("God with us"), in the altar of Bethlehem ("house of bread"). We should appreciate His Eucharistic birth among us even more at the end of this crazy, challenging year. May we never take Him for granted. He alone is our peace. May God reward all of you for making the mystical body of Corpus Christi continue to grow and flourish. In spite of all the difficulties, our numbers went up, a testimony that we have the victory over this world- our Faith. May we live it even more intensely in this year of 2021 to extend the reign of the new born King. May Christ be born in your hearts in these solemn holydays!
Your very grateful fathers in Christ,
Frs. Romanoski & Dorsa FSSP
This Sunday, December 27th, is the feast of St. John the Evangelist. There is a special blessing of wine and spirits From the Roman Ritual for this occasion. Feel free to bring any bottles and they will be blessed at the end of his Mass. Please keep any bottles with you in your pews and we will bless them all 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.
The special mass schedule for ChistMass on December 25th will be:
- 12am "Midnight Mass" (sung)- St. William, Naples. (As St. Williams has mass at 10:00pm, do not come earlier than 11:30pm so that they have time to exit and sanitize the church. A reminder that masks are still required throughout the diocese while at public masses)
- 8:30am "Mass of Dawn" (sung)- St. Agnes, Naples
- 10:00am "Mass of Day" St. Agnes, Naples
- 1:30pm "Mass of Day" Resurrection, Fort Myers
And on the Octave of Christmas, January 1:
- 8:30am - St. Agnes, Naples
- 10:00am - St. Agnes, Naples
- 11:00am - Resurrection, Fort Myers
- 4:30pm - St. William, Naples
Although these Holy Days do not oblige under the current dispensation, we hope all who can will attend these most solemn days. Sign up is required for the masses at the chapel of St. Agnes, as capacity is limited to 95 people.
A collection will be taken up at all masses on these days, as indicated in the giving envelopes for Sundays and Holy Days.
The beautiful mass proper to the day of Dec 24th, will be celebrated at St. Agnes chapel in the morning at 10am (sung mass), and 11am (low mass). These are the mass of the day and do not pertain to the Holy Day Mass of Christmas, which begin at midnight. Confessions will be heard at both of these masses, so please take advantage of this day, as confessions will not be hear during the Christmas masses.
A very generous family of Corpus Christi Chapel is providing a special opportunity from now until Easter, of matching any donation to our building fund up to a total of 250k. If we meet this goal, we will be around the initial estimate for buying land for your future parish home! Please be generous at this time of preparation for Christmas with end of the year donations, special tax breaks for 2020 from your IRA- to provide a place for Christ to be born among us and dwell perpetually with us as our Emmanuel. God is never out done in generosity! This is also a special answer to our prayers to St. Joseph to whom we have dedicated our building project and this entire year has just been consecrated by the Holy Father as of December 8th, feast of our national patroness- the Immaculate Conception. Please spread the word! and one can donate online or by check, made out to Corpus Christi Chapel, indicating that it is for the building fund. Checks can be sent to Corpus Christi Chapel. 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples FL 34120, or placed in the collection basket. Any other questions of how to donate stocks, inheritances, etc. can be addressed to our bookeeper Diane at (239) 592-1949 or [email protected]