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Mass Times by Season

Winter Season

January – Palm Sunday

Daily Mass | Mon-Sat 8:00am
Saturday Vigil Mass 3:30 & 5: 30pm | Vietnamese 8:00pm
Sunday 7:15 | 9:15 | 11:15 am | 5:00 pm
Spanish Mass 1:15pm 1st Sundays

Reconciliation

Winter Season

Saturdays after 8:00am Mass

Holy Days

of Obligation

Vigil Mass, Tues, Aug 14th @ 6PM
Wed, Aug 15th, 8AM, Noon and
Vietnamese at 8:00 PM

Summer Season

Palm Sunday – December

Daily Mass | Mon-Sat 8:00am
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00pm | Vietnamese 8:00pm
Sunday 7:15 | 9:15 | 11:15 am 
Spanish Mass 1:15pm 1st Sundays

Reconciliation

Summer Season

Saturdays after 8:00am Mass

Connect: Upcoming Events & Happenings

Upcoming Event

Bible Study: Matthew – The King & His Kingdom

SEPTEMBER 11th - OCTOBER 30th It is not too late to join our 2nd - 8 week Series in the Community Room! To register and create an account, please visit www.ascensionpress.com and follow the instructions to join our study and…
Upcoming Event

Dinner & Movie at The Broadway Palm Sunday, October 28th

Enjoy Dinner and the Broadway show "42nd Street" at The Broadway Palm on Sunday, October 28th. Tickets are $65 and non-refundable. Dinner is at 5:30pm and showtime is 7pm. For more information contact Lois Becker at (239) 826-2558 or email:…
Upcoming Event

Trunk or Treat – Saturday, October 27th

Join Us: The St. John XXIII Annual Trunk or Treat will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 6-8pm. Invite your family and friends to a night of Food, Fun, Music and Games for all ages! Timeline: 5:30pm: A parking…

A Letter from Bishop Dewane…

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Bishops and Priests are entrusted with the spiritual care and protection of their flock, particularly of minors and vulnerable adults. As Pastors, they act in the name of Christ and His Church, and so must always heed the Good Shepherd’s warning: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great milestone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” (Mark 9:42)

As your Bishop, I understand the grave moral responsibility with which I have been entrusted and that it is my duty to protect the faithful from harm. Recent revelations of profound evil cause me deep distress. The sexual abuse inflicted on so many sons and daughters of the Church is sinful and criminal. Some Church Hierarchy failed to do as they were obligated to do. While we are all sinners, the heinous history of abuse and coverup, such as that detailed by the Grand Jury In Pennsylvania, is utterly appalling and deeply disturbing.

The new disclosures of abuse leave me sorrowful. It is painful that Church Officials contributed to a culture that too easily excused predatory behavior. No words can adequately express my contrition for the horrible sins committed. I wish to offer victims and their families my sincere apology for what was done to them by ministers of the Church. It is my commitment to do personal penance in reparation for these grave sins and to encourage the clergy and faithful of the Diocese to join with me in this penance.

Recent revelations are indeed troubling, yet I feel indebted to the victims who courageously shed the light of truth on the horrific misdeeds and the indifference to

the outcry of those abused. It is important to express abiding esteem to those who survived the sinful and criminal conduct of Priests and Bishops. Violating the sacred trust of their ministry, clergy took advantage of the innocent and the vulnerable who sought out and had a right to spiritual care. It is the time for these failures to be admitted and remedied.

On the diocesan website (www.dioceseofvenice.org) there is posted a statement informing the public about those priests named in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report who have had some ties to the Diocese of Venice. It is hoped this transparency will demonstrate my conviction that Church leadership must be vigilant in protecting minors and prevent the same failures from being repeated. In this matter, there is no room for institutional interests. As your Shepherd, it is my pledge to recommit our Diocese to the vigorous efforts to eradicate sexual abuse and further foster a culture of safety. Bishops must demonstrate a willingness to welcome victims of sexual abuse with compassion, hear their allegations with openness and deal effectively with those, regardless of rank or position, who committed abuse of any kind.

My prayer Is that recent revelations will shed the light of truth on these troubling matters and show Church leaders the steps that need to be taken to regain the trust of the faithful. Mary Mother of the Church, reform the hearts of those who lead your Church. Make us more attentive to the cries of those who suffer abuse and help us show true contrition for our failures. Bring the comfort of your maternal care to all who have been impacted by sexual abuse.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
+ Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida

The 23rd Times: Bulletin & News

October 17, 2018

Oct 21, 2018 | The 23rd Times

October 10, 2018 in Bulletin, Grow, Ministries, Respect for Life, The 23rd Times, Upcoming Event

Oct 14, 2018 | The 23rd Times

Breast Cancer Awareness Month THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Survival RATE has come a long way: Between 1989 and 2015, death from breast cancer went down 39 percent among women in the U.S. In that time, 320,000 more people survived…
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October 5, 2018 in Bulletin, Grow, Respect for Life, The 23rd Times, The Catholic Faith

Oct 7, 2018 | The 23rd Times

Why we celebrate RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY in October Back in 1972, the year before the United States Supreme Court ruled on Roe V. Wade to legalize abortion in the U.S., Pope John Paul II set aside the first Sunday of…
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September 26, 2018 in Bulletin, Grow, The 23rd Times, The Catholic Faith

Sept 30, 2018 | The 23rd Times

Adoration: The Most Perfect Prayer by RAOUL PLUS, S.J. We may pray to adore, to give thanks, to implore pardon, or to ask for the graces we need. But whereas, in the last three cases, our thought comes back to…
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September 19, 2018 in Bulletin, Grow, The 23rd Times, The Catholic Faith

Sept 23, 2018 | The 23rd Times

Origin of the Holy Rosary by: Fr. William Saunders The rosary is one of the most cherished prayers of our Catholic Church. Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, “The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact…
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Empathy in Action

Compassionate Ministries

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. Our Compassionate Services Ministry is the most delicate of all our ministries at St. John XXIII. True compassion lives in you… really.

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Expand Our Reach.

Outreach Ministries

Outreach is important to our church because it is important to God and that makes it important to every Christian for the following reason. Outreach was commanded by Christ. Before His ascension, Jesus told the disciples that their impact on the world should start in their city and expand its influence into the entire world.

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Total Devotion

Worship Ministries

The Mass is the Lord’s Supper. The Mass is the celebration of the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ. Christ instituted the Eucharist in the cenacle on Holy Thursday, in the framework of the Jewish Passover, to leave to all Christians the new Passover with its saving presence until the end of time. Celebrate what we believe.

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Grow… because your spiritual formation should never end…

We now have access to FORMED, a remarkable online source of learning. In parish studies, catechetical training, small groups, family devotions or personal faith-formation, FORMED provides the essentials of the Catholic Faith – accessible, clear, faithful and inspiring. There is no cost to you, our parishioner. This is truly a gift! Please register at the following address and you will have access to the entire program of videos, audio, e-books and movies. Register at formed.org.

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Just a Snapshot at How We’ve Grown

We like to measure the metrics that matter.

390

Families Registered Last Year

7157

Total Membership

3500

Families in Our Flock (and Growing)

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So Many Ways to Give

When you Dig Deep Into Your Time & Talents, the Impact is Exponential!

Time: Volunteerism

The practice of Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure is a grateful response to our deep heartfelt desire to give something back to God in thanksgiving for all we have received, including the gift of life itself.

Talent: Teach & Use Your Skills

We encourage you to read through the Ministry section of our site for different opportunities in which to spend your most precious resource. God has given you many talents, and only a certain amount of time – use them in His name!

Treasure: Give YOUR Way

As we celebrate our 12th year as a parish, we give thanks to God for His grace and abundant blessings. Since our earliest days, we gratefully acknowledge our past and our present by building for our future.