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 -All Masses and other Liturgical events are suspended until after Easter

- All Programs, Meetings, and Events Suspended on Campus Until Further Notice

-The Parish Office Will Remain Open

A live stream of the Holy Week liturgies celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice will be available through the Diocese of Venice website at www.dioceseofvenice.org or through the Diocesan Facebook page at the following times.

2 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, Chrism Mass – a blessing of holy oils used for Sacraments;

7 p.m., Thursday, April 9, Holy Thursday – the Mass of the Lord’s Supper;

3 p.m., Friday, April 10, Good Friday – Stations of the Cross begin at 2 p.m., followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  At 3 p.m., the celebration of the Lord’s Passion will begin.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Easter Vigil – Mass during which the story of salvation is proclaimed in numerous Scripture reading, the Easter Candle is lit, and a Renewal of Baptismal Promises is made.

The Easter Sunday Mass will be available online on the Diocesan website; and can be viewed on television: 9:30 a.m. on the CW Network in Manatee, Highlands, Charlotte, Sarasota, DeSoto, and Hardee counties, and at 10:30 a.m. on FOX-4 in Lee, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Charlotte counties.

Diocese of Venice Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)




March 18th, Letter to Parishioners 

TV Mass Guide

CW Network at 9:30 a.m.

Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Desoto & Highland Counties

  • Brighthouse – Channel 4
  • Comcast Cable
  • Bartow – Channel 12
    • Brandon – Channel 9
    • Lake Pacid – Channel 9
    • Lake Wales – Channel 12
    • North Port – Channel 9
    • Sebring – Channel 9
    • Sarasota – Channel 9
    • Venice – Channel 9
    • Wauchula – Channel 10
  • Direct TV – Channel 44
  • Dish Network – Channel 44
  • Frontier Gulf Coast – Channel 4
  • Spectrum Networks (Bradenton) – Channel 4
  • Universal Cablevision (Bradenton) – Channel 11
  • Verizon – Channel 4

WFTX-TV FOX 4 – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte, Glades and Desoto Counties

Please check your local cable company for channel number.


Act of Spiritual Communion

For all who will not be able to receive the Holy Eucharist in person, consider this special prayer, an Act of Spiritual Communion:

"My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Coronavirus Prayer from USCCB

"Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen."