January 3, 2014
Rachel’s Vineyard weekends are a beautiful opportunity for any person who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. The weekend is a very specific process designed to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God. It is also an opportunity to surface and release repressed feelings of anger, shame, guilt and grief.
Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry are welcome to attend Rachel’s Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. The weekend is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there.
December 11, 2013
Mary of Nazareth” movie is coming to The Maple Theater for a second showing. Wednesday December 11 at 8pm. It is a movie about the life of Our Blessed Mother.
To purchase tickets, go to themapletheater.com, go to showtimes and dates and select december 11 and scroll down to Mary of Nazareth and purchse the amount you want.
You really don’t want to miss this opportunity! Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early and arrive early! Make it a family/friends movie night!
“She is a mother who desired to keep her Son with her, but she knows he is God. Her faith and love are so great, she accepts her part in His mission. Mary is saying ‘Here I am, Lord’ from the Annunciation to the Cross.” -Emeritus Pope Benedtict XVI
We will also be doing a can food drive/toiletries drive for a food pantry. Please contact Antonia Kassab at email@example.com for more information or any questions.
December 14, 2013
Come join our annual cookie walk! Choose from dozens of homemade Christmas cookies. Customers take a box, walk along the tables and pick the confections that catch their eye. When done your box is weighed. $6.50 per pound.
This is the perfect opportunity to have a variety of cookies for the holidays without even cracking an egg!
Other baked goods and gift items will also be available.
February 22, 2014
This lively auction will feature a strolling buffet, silent and live auction items. The school will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. The proceeds of the auction
• Enhance our technology, athletic and music offerings
• Support the Rick Dible Scholarship Fund (A fund that allows deserving families to attend our school that otherwise wouldn’t be able).
• Combined these actions directly affect our student’s educational experiences, our enrollment and ultimately the success of the school.
December 14, 2013
Fun and faith-filled family musical about the true meaning of Christmas.
January 12, 2014
LIFT YOURSELF OUT OF THE POST HOLIDAY DOLDRUMS–Come to Blessed Pope John XXIII Parish Mission and re-energize yourself in the New Year on Sunday, January 12 thru Tuesday, January 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. each evening. Augustinian Friar and Associate Director of Priests for Life, Father Denis Wilde, OSA, Ph.D. will be leading the mission entitled With Restless Hearts: How to Live the Gospel of Life in a Secular World.. Join us where, as people of faith, we unpack and explore the heartbeat of our Catholic Faith:
Who we are and where we’re going on Sunday at 7 p.m.
The means the Church offers to get us there on Monday at 7 p.m.
Our lived responsibility to one another on the way on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
Each evening prior to the beginning of the Mission will be the recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Blessed Pope John XXIII Church is located at 13060 Palomino Lane (off Daniels Pkwy) in Fort Myers. The Parish Office phone number is 239-561-2245.
December 8, 2013
St. Nicholas will visit the 8:00 a.m. Mass and Santa will join everyone for breakfast afterwards in the school.
January 11, 2014
The three Canton area parishes are jointly organizing a mini-conference with Dr. Janet Smith as featured speaker. Dr. Smith will give two talks: “The Family As A Path to Holiness”, and “The Sexual Mess We Are In And How We Got Here”. (See talk descriptions below.) Dr. Smith holds the Fr. McGivney Chair in Life Ethics and is Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI. An internationally renowned expert and widely published author, she among other things, is consulter to the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on the Family. The first 100 arrivals will get a free CD copy of her famous talk: “Contraception: Why Not?”
The Family as a Path to Holiness: When people become parents they must grow-up; they must become more generous, selfless, disciplined, etc. Thus, a major purpose of children is to make adults of their parents! This humorous talk, filled with anecdotes about family life, will help parents realize the importance of their vocation and provide some insight into how to do it well.
The Sexual Mess that We Are In and How We Got Here: Unwed pregnancies, abortion, and divorce have become rampant in our society. The accompanying toll of broken hearts is all around us. How did we get here? Dr. Smith will explore the causes of our culture’s radically altered understanding of the meaning and purpose of human sexuality, and its discounting of the belief that babies are a beautiful gift from God. She will discuss the church’s answer which is a proven enhancer of marital satisfaction and stability.
January 15, 2014
Faith & Ale is a ministry to Catholic Men.
All men are invited to Faith and Ale, regardless of denomination.The event includes fellowship, buffet dinner and speaker.
This month’s speaker is St. Raphael Parish Pastor Fr. Dennis Cooney for our annual Q&A.
February 19, 2014
Faith and Wine and Faith and Ale of Naples are co-hosting an evening with Patrick Coffin.
Patrick is an international speaker, author, and host of “Catholic Answers Live” heard across the nation and around the world on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.
Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:00pm as Patrick Coffin discusses “Sex Au Naturel.” This dinner and talk will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Naples, Florida. For more information and to get your tickets for $30 in advance go FaithAndWine.com.