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1 Greetings and blessings to all! This informational kiosk is for current, new and visiting parishioners. We hope to provide you with more knowledge about Pope John XXIII Catholic Church. You will find information on our parish staff, history, religious education and more. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact any of our administrators. To begin, follow the footsteps and click the next button in the lower right hand corner. Thank you and God bless. Next Skip Intro Welcome to Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church

2 Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church Site Map General Information Parish History Parish Groups Religious Education To learn more click on one of the links below: QuitRestart

3 General Information Main Menu Main Menu Quit Parish Staff Hours Location Restart

4 Parish Phone number: Religious Education Office: (239) Fax: Website: NameTitle Meet the Staff Rev. Charles Sullivan Pastor Rev. Ronnie Sison Parochial Vicar Rev Bob Brown Priest in Residence B. C. Sullivan Director of Public Relations Barbara Mendillo Music Minister Chris Biel Director of Religious Education Josh Renfroe Youth Minister Parish Staff Information Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart

5 Back Father Sullivan was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was raised Catholic and enjoyed being an Altar Server for his local parish. At a young age, Father Sullivan knew he want to follow the path of Christ and began following his path of priesthood. He was ordained a priest at the age of 23 on May 01, 1964 in Union City, NJ. Father Sullivan plans to retire within the next year. He has enjoyed being the Pastor for Blessed Pope John Catholic Church. Rev. Charles K. Sullivan Pastor General Info Quit Main Menu Main Menu Restart

6 Back Director of Religious Education Phone: (239) Fax: (239) Chris has been married for 15 years and have 3 wonderful children. She has been a Fort Myers resident for the last 3 years. Before coming to Blessed Pope John, she graduated from Blessed Edmund Rice School for Pastoral Ministry in PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE Chris Biel Quit Main Menu Main MenuGeneral Info Restart

7 Youth Minister Phone: (239) Joshua is an energetic outgoing person who has brought so much to the youth ministry. Joshua was born and raised in Fort Myers. He attended Florida State University and received a degree in Communications in After graduation, Joshua began working full time for Blessed Pope John in He has added the EDGE and Life Teen education programs.EDGE and Life Teen PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE Joshua Yearout Quit Main Menu Main MenuGeneral Info Back Restart

8 Mass Hours: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM Sunday: 7:15 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM Youth Mass: 5:00 pm Daily Mass: 8:00 AM Reconciliation: Saturdays 1:30 to 2:30 PM Hours Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart For church group hours, please see the related parish group page.parish group

9 13060 Palomino Ln Fort Myers, FL Directions Coming from I-75 1.Take exit 131 on I-75 2.Head west 3.Take a right on Palomino Ln 4.¼ mile on the left is the Blessed Pope John Coming from West Fort Myers 1.Take Daniels Pky east 2.Prior to I-75, take a left on Palomino Ln 3.¼ mile on the left is the Blessed Pope John Location Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart

10 Parish History Quit Next Our new parish community was conceived in the mind of Bishop John Nevins in the fall of Father Charles Sullivan was chosen to be the pastor. After an exhaustive search, Joseph and Roberta Noonan, through their kindness and love offered to share the gymnasium of their excellent school for our worship space. Our first Mass was celebrated there on Saturday, January 12, Page 1 of 6 Main Menu Main Menu Restart

11 Parish History Plans for the new church were undertaken almost immediately after our first weekend of liturgies. On March 1, 2002, we were canonically erected as a parish. On June 20, 2002 plans for the new church building were put on display and shared for the first time with our parishioners. Quit Next Page 2 of 6 Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart

12 Quit Page 3 of 6 Main Menu Main Menu Restart Parish History Next In November of 2002, a huge pledge fund drive “kicked” off with Gerry Faust, former head football coach of Notre Dame University. Speaking engagements, dinners and a pledge banquet brought in the first pledges toward our 7 million dollar worship and office space complex here on Palomino Dr. Back

13 Back Quit Next A ground breaking ceremony was held on April 2003, the church offices were moved from Noonan Academy to rental space at Daniel’s Center Dr. and the community and education center at the same location opened in June, 2004 with Vacation Bible School. Page 4 of 6 Main Menu Main Menu Restart Parish History

14 Back Quit On December 25, 2004, a Mass was celebrated on the church property. Many of our parishioners got their first glimpse of the building under construction. Next Main Menu Main Menu Restart Page 5 of 6

15 Parish HistoryBack Quit On Holy Thursday, March 24, the long awaited certificate of occupancy was received and Mass that evening the the main nave of the church was an overwhelmingly beautiful liturgy. From our small beginnings of 350 parishioners in a school gymnasium to our current enrollment of 1262 families, we are proud and happy to celebrate our faith everyday. Page 6 of 6 Main Menu Main Menu Restart

16 Parish Groups Choir Bible Study Altar Servers Catechists Quit Main Menu Main Menu Restart

17 Choir Adult Choir Practice is 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Thursday nights in the choir loft of the church. Bring your spirit of praise and a commitment to Catholic Liturgy (along with a pencil) For more information, please contact the Choir Director John Natasi at Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart Next

18 Choir Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart Children’s Choir Children’s choir is open to children 1st grade thru 5th grade. Children must be able to read and be willing to sing. If you are interested in joining children’s choir, please attend practice on Wednesday at 5:00 PM. Parish Groups

19 Altar Servers “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice before him.” Psalm 2:11 Altar Servers play a useful role in our liturgies. The Priest relies on the Altar Server to aid him during Mass or other liturgical celebrations. Boys and girls in fourth grade or older who are interested, please contact the church at For the Altar Server schedule, click the link below. Altar Server Schedule Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart

20 Altar Server Schedule Back DateServiceServers 10/21/064:00 pm Joe Helper Marie Kindness 10/22/069:15 am Phil Nice Frank Joy 11:15 am Jennifer Saint Alice Giver 5:00 pm Jose Love Greg Angel 10/28/064:00 pm Joe Helper Marie Kindness 10/29/069:15 am Phil Nice Frank Joy 11:15 am Jennifer Saint Alice Giver 5:00 pm Jose Love Greg Angel Parish Groups Quit Main Menu Main Menu Restart

21 Bible Study “Every word of God is tested; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” Proverbs 30:5 Want to meet new people? Want to deepen your faith? If you answered yes to these questions, bible study may be for you. Weekly sessions are help on Wednesdays nights from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Those interested, please contact the church for further information at Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart

22 Catechists “Therefore, take these words of mine into your heart and soul…Teach them to your children, speaking of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.” Dt 11:18-19 Role: To guide youth and bring them closer to Jesus through a spiritual commitment to our Catholic faith. Major Responsibilities: Preparing lessons and guiding children through them Evaluating lessons Attend Catechist meetings Attend growth and development workshops – see Catechist educationCatechist education Time Commitment: Lesson preparation and scheduled classes as well as Catechist meetings and/or workshops. Contact: The Religious Education Office (239) Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart

23 Religious Education K - 5 EDGE & Life Teen “Whoever welcomes a child such as this for my sake welcomes me. And whoever welcomes me welcomes, not me, but him who sent me.” Mk 9:37 Quit Catechist Main Menu Main Menu Restart

24 Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart Search here for upcoming scheduled classes: K – Fifth Grade Schedule If you are new to the area or joining our church and need to register your child, please contact Chris Biel for further information.Chris Biel The 2006 K-5 religious education classes have begun. Classes are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 pm in the Community Room.

25 Kindergarten – Fifth Grade The 2006 K-5 religious education schedule: September October November December January February March April Back Religious Ed Quit Main Menu Main Menu Restart

26 Kindergarten – Fifth Grade OCTOBER SunMonTueWedThurFriSat 123 Class: Ch 4 4 Class: Ch Class: Ch 5 11 Class: Ch Class: Ch 6 18 Class: Ch No Class 25 No Class 2627 Trunk or Treat Festival No class 1 No class – Please attend All Saint’s Day Mass Back Religious Ed Quit Main Menu Main Menu Restart

27 EDGE The 2006 EDGE program is for grades 6 th through 8 th. It takes place at the Lumen Christi House Wednesday Evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Life Teen The 2006 Life Teen program is for grades 9 th through 12 th. It takes place at the Lumen Christi House after Sunday 5:00 pm mass. Current Events Quit Back Main Menu Main Menu Restart If you are a new parishioner and have a son or daughter interested in joining, please feel free to contact Joshua Yearout.Joshua Yearout EDGE & Life Teen

28 EDGE & Life Teen Current Activities EDGE & Life Teen Car Wash EDGE & Life Teen will be having their second Mass Car wash at the 4:00 pm, 9:15 am, 11:15 am & 5:00 pm masses on the 21 st and 22 nd of October. You pray while we wash!! Monies will support EDGE & Life Teen activities Take a break! Need an escape from your pesky sibling, or want to do some homework in a quiet, positive space? Come to the LC House. When your work is done, it is time to have some fun. Hours: Tue-Thur: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Fri – Sat: 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm Sun: After Life Night until 8:30 pm Back Religious Ed Quit Main Menu Main Menu Restart

29 Catechist Continuing Education Sample Workshop Workshop Topics Workshop Schedule Quit Back Has it been a while since you have been in church? Are your students asking you questions that you do not know the answers for? The old saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it” holds true even to our religious education. Workshops are offered to refresh and teach new ideas and techniques for our Catechists. What you learn from these workshops can be applied in the classroom and your personal life. Please join us in our next workshop. Main Menu Main Menu Restart

30 Catechist Workshop Video and assessments are not available Back Religious Ed Quit Main Menu Main Menu Restart

31 Site Map Quit Intro Home Page General InfoParish HistoryParish GroupsReligious Ed Adult Choir Alter Servers Bible Study Catechists K-5 EDGE & Life Teen Staff Hours Location Rev Biel Yearout Schedule Catechist Ed Skip Intro 2 3 Schedule Months Current Events Sample Workshop Workshop Topics Workshop Schedule Main Menu Main Menu Restart Children’s Choir


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