Resources for COVID-19 Quarantine

Why download the MyParish App?

Download our app today at myparishapp.com or search your phone’s app store for myparish. You can also text the word “APP” to 88202!

PLEASE NOTE: When you are using your phone at Church, you must use your own cell service.

SOME BENEFITS INCLUDE:

Readings: Daily Mass readings provided by the USCCB from the NAB(re) version of the bible.

Worship: Temporarily replaces the hymnals.

Giving: Easily access your parish’s online giving. https://osvhub.com/st-johnxxiii-parish/funds

Instructions to Install:

  • On your smart phone or tablet, go to your App Store and search on MyParish App.
  • Select the download button (cloud with down arrow).
  • Once downloaded, select Open,
  • Select Allow for Notifications.
  • You can go through the Intro to see the features or Skip Intro for now.
  • Select Next. You can allow the App to use your location this one time only and touch on St. John XXIII on 13060 Palomino.
  • Select Get Started at the bottom of the screen. You can Swipe Up or click on Okay to reveal more app features on the screen.

Spiritual Reflections

United Way: 211

St. Martin de Porres needs Donations

Please bring your donations directly to: St. Martin de Porres 4711 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905 Monday thru Thursday from 10am to 5pm. We are in need of:

  • canned meats/tuna/sardines
  • canned beans
  • noodles
  • canned vegetables

Location: 4711 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905
Mail: PO Box 50754, Fort Myers FL 33994
Phone: 239-693-4711
Pantry Hours: Every other Friday
Dinner: Served 5 nights a week from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM by take out only

Catholic Charities

Website: catholiccharitiesdov.org
They offer food, financial assistance, and telehealth mental health counseling. If assistance is needed, they may call the number based on their county below:
Lee County: 844-385-2423
Collier County: 844-385-2404

1. Food distribution will take place ONLY at the pantry locations listed below. Clients will receive a pre-packaged bag or box of food items for their families.

  • Bethesda House – 1670 4th Street, Sarasota, FL
  • EKG Pantry – 4235 Michigan Avenue Link, Fort Myers, FL
  • Bonita Springs – 28360 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs, FL
  • Judy Sullivan Center – 3174 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL
  • Guadalupe Social Services – 211 South 9th Street, Immokalee, FL

2. Financial Assistance – Catholic Charities provide financial assistance for those in need. Financial assistance may include utility payments, prescription medication, or other critical needs.

3. Tele-Mental Health Counseling – will be available for existing clients on a limited basis using phone or video-conferencing. (Matthew Glass contact: 239-789-0363)

Harry Chapin of SWFL

Phone: 239-334-7007
Website: harrychapinfoodbank.org
*Click on Coronavirus-19 Update on Home Page
They will have links for the following:

  • Food Locator
  • Mobile Pantry Location

Additional Resources

  • April Donation Month: www.donatelife.net
  • LIVE-Streamed Mass: 8am Monday-Friday Daily Mass https://www.facebook.com/St-John-XXIII-Catholic-Church-314726987796/
  • Mass at Home: https://dioceseofvenice.org/offices/offices-departments/communications/tvmass/
  • Sunday Mass: WFTX-TV FOX 4 – Sundays at 10:30am
  • St. John XXIII Parish App: visit myparishapp.com or search your phone’s app store for myparish. You can also text the word “APP” to 88202
  • NAMI HelpLine Monday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm (800) 950-6264
  • Suicide Prevention: suicidepreventionlifeline.org (800) 273-8255

Amazon Smile

Search for and select Saint John XXIII to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Our parish will be listed as Saint John XXIII Parish in Fort Myers, FL. Contact Jennifer Baumgardner for more information at: jennb@johnxxiii.net

Free Mental Health Services

Catholic Charities offers Free mental health services for adults, children and families. Counselors can help resolve with a wide variety of issues such as stress, anger, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, depression, low self-esteem and grief. Call (239) 337-4193

FREE Rosary Repair

Send broken rosaries in a padded envelope to: Betty & Dick Holden, 7930 Estero Blvd., #502, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931. Rosaries will be returned within a week of receipt. Old or broken rosaries may also be donated, repaired and sent to the missions. For more information email: holdenbnd@gmail.com or call Dick at (239) 46

Free Mental Health Counseling

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. is offering free mental health counseling services for adults, children and families who lived in Florida during Hurricane Irma. Counselors can help resolve a variety of issues. Visit the website at www.catholiccharitiesdov.org or call Joan at (941)-355-4680 ext. 311

Informational Websites

Stay current with what is happening in the Catholic Church: Whispers in the Loggia (whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com), Catholic News Service (www.catholicnews.com), CRUX (cruxnow.com), Bishop Barron (www.wordonfire.org), Fr. Richard Rohr (cac.org/category/daily-meditations)

How to Protect Yourself & Others

https://www.cdc.gov/ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

CARES Act Update April 2020

Here’s a look at some of the key provisions included in recently passed legistration aimed at providing relief for individulas and businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and what they mean for you.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL RESOURCE DOCUMENT

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI LCH is here to help those with a brain disorder and their families find needed support. Zoom meetings have become the most used format for gathering remotely. NAMI LCH is now offering support groups in Zoom format! Please get the word out to your congregants about these and other listed resources:

NAMI Connection is a peer-led support group for any adult who lives with mental health challenges. Their meeting will be available on Zoom each Monday from 6 -7:30 pm. Click:

NAMI Connection Meeting Link Use Meeting ID 610 368 936 and Password 465920.

Mental Health Resources for African Americans https://www.nami.org/Mental-Health-Resources-for-African-Americans

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who lives with mental health challenges. Their meeting will be available on Zoom the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6 -7:30 pm. Click: NAMI Family Support Group Meeting Link Use Meeting ID 736 116 355 and Password 293214.

To use Zoom:

  1. Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app on your laptop or tablet at https://zoom.us or your smartphone using the Google Play or Apple Store.
  2. At your chosen meeting time, open the app, click “Join a Meeting” or use the link provided above
  3. Enter the Meeting ID and Password when prompted
  4. Enter your name
  5. Be sure to allow video and audio when prompted and you’re in!

We hope that those who need support, find understanding, guidance and support through these remote meetings. Be assured that the host has control over who can attend and what is shown/heard so that no disruptions will be allowed. For further help with attending NAMI meetings remotely, email us at info@namilee.org.

*SalusCare is offering Zoom format support groups as well. “The Road to Independence”, a group for adults focusing on self-sufficiency by addressing topics such as prevention, self-care, life skills, employment, housing, budgeting, healthy relationships, supports, relaxation, stress management and more. This group will be held every Wednesday (beginning April 15th) from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and is suitable for patients in recovery from both substance use and various mental health issues. If you believe you may be appropriate for this group, and you are an existing SalusCare patient, please contact Katina Combee at (239) 322-5482 to be scheduled for the appropriate group.

Worthy of watching: The Definition of Insanity, premieres on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. ET on WGCU Channel 3, our local PBS station or the WGCU Mobile App. This documentary shows how a humane criminal justice approach to mental illness, that is orchestrated from the court outwards into the community, became established in Miami-Dade criminal justice system.

For other resources, check out these websites:

NAMI LCH is here to bring hope, inclusion, empowerment and compassion to individuals and families challenged by mental health issues.