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.)
For any who are or will be 15 yrs of age this year and have not yet been confirmed, please send us an email at [email protected]
We are tentatively planning on confirmations late this year or early next year depending on how many candidates we have and the Bishop's availability. Confirmandi will be given the expectation of what they are to study and know in the meantime and required to attend some supplementary classes with us a few months before the date of confirmation.
Confirmation with Corpus Christi Chapel is only possible for those who are already registered members of Corpus Christi.
Please read the Church's decree on how to gain a plenary indulgence- the complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sin on the Octave of Easter in honor of the Divine Mercy, who in the readings for this day institutes the sacrament of Mercy- Confession.
Fr. Dorsa will be away on vacation from April 8-16. Please direct all pastoral needs to Fr. Romanoski and come before or after mass for confessions.
For those who would like a copy of the Easter Vigil Propers in electronic form, they can be accessed here in PDF, or at the livemass.net website, where the propers are found every day online. We will have some printed propers, but as we will not be able to use lit candles in the pews, one's cell phone may be useful for following the ceremony or providing necessary light to read the propers one may wish to print out.
Christ is risen Alleluia! He hath truly risen Alleluia!
Wishing all members of Corpus Christi Chapel a very Blessed and Happy Easter and Paschal Season- 50 days of joy reaping the fruits of 40 days of sacrifice. In Christ we have the victory over the world, the flesh and the devil. Death has been swallowed up in victory. Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!
Live the Resurrection of Christ during this most holy and joyful season by following and meditating on the sacred liturgy- the "source and summit of our Christian life."
Yours in the Risen Christ,
Fr. Romanoski FSSP & Fr. Dorsa FSSP
The holiest week of the year is soon at hand. As only one solemn liturgy is permitted each day for the Triduum and as we have grown in size we had to acquire new venues for this year, and are very grateful to St. William's Catholic Church and Royal Palm Academy for hosting us to make the Triduum possible for all, for which no reservation will be necessary. As the ceremonies will be solemn, both priests and seminarian will perform the role of priest, deacon and subdeacon, and therefore there will not be confessions during the solemn liturgies. Please take advantage of Mon-Wed for confessions.
Please note the following schedule and be sure to invite someone new to participate in these most ancient solemn ceremonies:
Palm Sunday, Mar. 28
7:15 AM - (low), St. Agnes, Naples
845 AM - (low), St. Agnes, Naples
1:30 PM - (low) Resurrection, Fort Myers
4:30 PM - Solemn High Mass. St. William, Naples
- Blessing of Palms and Procession is only done once at the Solemn Mass at 430pm. Palms will be available at subsequent masses in all locations.
Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Mar. 29, 30, 31
4:00 PM and 5:15 PM - St. Agnes, Naples
-N.B. - the Passion according to St. Mark and St. Luke are read on Holy Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Holy Thursday, Apr.1
4:00 PM - Solemn High Mass, St. William, Naples
Good Friday, Apr. 2
7:00 PM - Solemn High Service, St. William, Naples
Good Friday is an obligatory day of fasting for adults 18-60, and of abstinence from meat for all age 14+
Holy Saturday, Apr. 3
Time 10:00 PM - Solemn High Mass, Royal Palm Academy (gymnasium)
- Propers for the Pascal Vigil can be downloaded.
- Holy Saturday Mass will end around 1 AM. It fulfills the Easter Sunday obligation.)
- Lighted candles are not permitted in the gymnasium. Electric candles will be available for those who wish to use them for supplementary reading light for the first part of the ceremony. If one brings a votive candle they can light it from the Blessed Fire at the end of mass to take home.
Easter Sunday, Apr. 4
There will be NO Mass at 7:15 AM or 845 AM at St. Agnes
9:00 AM - Solemn High Mass, Royal Palm Academy (gymnasium)
-Easter Egg hunt for kids, coffee and donuts for adults will be available after mass till noon.
1:30 PM - (low) Resurrection, Fort Myers
4:30 PM - (low) St. William, Naples
A message from the meal coordinator, Catherine Yarbrough: We currently have 12 ladies who bring meals to our priests. We need a couple more assistants to feed our Fathers from Monday to Friday. Please contact me at [email protected], or text me at 239.503.1303 if you can help. Take a look at our web page if you want to know more details. Please do not sign up until you contact me. Thank you in advance for your generosity! May God reward you!
Come one come all to our Corpus Christi Potluck next Sunday, March 28, from 11am - 3pm, hosted by Vidal and Adelita at 45 25th Ave NW, Naples, FL 34120.
All food and drink will be provided and sold. Enjoy homemade Brisket, Tamales, Tacos, Empanadas, and more. No need to bring anything. All proceeds go to our building fund. Build up the temple of your body, while you help us build our church :)
A large tent for shade and chairs will also be provided.
The Men's' Group will meet Tuesday, March 23, 7pm-9pm, at the usual time and place. Fr. Romanoski will give the reflection on the 7 Sorrows of Our Lady, Coredemptrix and our role as coredeemers.
Please join the respective groups on our email list to receive more details as to place, recordings of previous talks and to RSVP to confirm your attendance.
This Friday, March 19th, is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, in this special year dedicated to the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Paternal Protector of the Universal Church. Being a solemnity, and one of the universal Holy Days, though not obliging in the United States, one need not observe a Friday penance of abstinence from meat. We invite all to Mass on this holy day, in honor of St. Joseph. 4pm low mass, 515pm sung mass.
Stations of the Cross will still follow the 515pm mass.