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  1. Welcome to Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church Next 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. Skip Intro

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

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

  4. Parish Staff Information Back Parish Phone number: 239-561-2245 Religious Education Office: (239) 561-7499 Fax: 239-561-3713 Website: Quit Restart Main Menu

  5. Rev. Charles K. Sullivan Pastor 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. Quit Restart Main Menu General Info

  6. Chris Biel Back Director of Religious Education Phone: (239) 561-7499Fax: (239) 225-2861e-mail: PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE 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 2001. Quit Restart Main Menu General Info

  7. Joshua Yearout Back Youth MinisterPhone: (239) 561-3691e-mail: PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE 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 2005. After graduation, Joshua began working full time for Blessed Pope John in 2005. He has added the EDGE and Life Teen education programs. Quit Restart Main Menu General Info

  8. Hours Back 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 For church group hours, please see the related parish group page. Quit Restart Main Menu

  9. Location Back 13060 Palomino Ln Fort Myers, FL 33912 • Directions • Coming from I-75 • Take exit 131 on I-75 • Head west • Take a right on Palomino Ln • ¼ mile on the left is the Blessed Pope John • Coming from West Fort Myers • Take Daniels Pky east • Prior to I-75, take a left on Palomino Ln • ¼ mile on the left is the Blessed Pope John Quit Restart Main Menu

  10. Parish History Next Page 1 of 6 Our new parish community was conceived in the mind of Bishop John Nevins in the fall of 2001. 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, 2002. Quit Restart Main Menu

  11. Parish History Back Next Page 2 of 6 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 Restart Main Menu

  12. Back Next Page 3 of 6 Parish History 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. Quit Restart Main Menu

  13. Back Next Page 4 of 6 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. Parish History Quit Restart Main Menu

  14. Back Next Page 5 of 6 Parish History 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. Quit Restart Main Menu

  15. Parish History Back Page 6 of 6 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. Quit Restart Main Menu

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

  17. Choir Back Next 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 910-4271 Quit Restart Main Menu

  18. Choir Back 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. Quit Restart Main Menu Parish Groups

  19. Altar Servers Back “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 239-561-2245 . For the Altar Server schedule, click the link below. Altar Server Schedule Quit Restart Main Menu

  20. Back Altar Server Schedule Quit Restart Main Menu Parish Groups

  21. Bible Study Back “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 239-561-2245 . Quit Restart Main Menu

  22. Catechists Back “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 education Time Commitment: Lesson preparation and scheduled classes as well as Catechist meetings and/or workshops. Contact: The Religious Education Office (239) 561-7499 Quit Restart Main Menu

  23. Religious Education “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 K - 5 EDGE & Life Teen Catechist Quit Restart Main Menu

  24. Back K – Fifth Grade 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. Search here for upcoming scheduled classes: 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. Quit Restart Main Menu

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

  26. Kindergarten – Fifth Grade Back Quit Restart Main Menu Religious Ed

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

  28. EDGE & Life Teen Current Activities Back 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 21st and 22nd 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 Quit Restart Main Menu Religious Ed

  29. Catechist Continuing Education 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. Sample Workshop Workshop Topics Workshop Schedule Quit Restart Main Menu

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

  31. Site Map Intro Skip Intro Home Page General Info Parish History Parish Groups Religious Ed Staff Alter Servers K-5 2 Rev Schedule Months Schedule 3 Biel EDGE & Life Teen Bible Study 4 Yearout Current Events Catechists 5 Hours Catechist Ed Adult Choir 6 Location Sample Workshop Children’s Choir Workshop Topics Workshop Schedule Quit Restart Main Menu