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Diocesan Information for Quarantine

The Bishop’s Letter on Covid19 Protocol

Read the Bishop’s letter on how we are facing the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic:

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Poverty and Racism: Overlapping Threats to the Common Good (revised 2020)

Download the official guide by the Diocese of Venice here.

Year of Saint Joseph

On the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, March 19, Bishop Frank J. Dewane consecrated the Diocese of Venice to the care and protection of Saint Joseph in the context of the Coronavirus and announced a “Year of Saint Joseph” beginning March 19, 2020 through March 19, 2021. Saint Joseph is the Patron Saint of the Universal Church, fathers, workers and the sick and dying. It is most appropriate now that we take the opportunity to focus on the upcoming Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker on May 1 asking this humble Saint for his intercession to assist those facing the uncertainty of employment in the future. For the nine days beginning Thursday April 23, a Novena for the Intercession of Saint Joseph for the employed, underemployed and unemployed will be available on the Diocese of Venice website or by clicking HERE.

The Florida Catholic
Florida Catholic will suspend print production for the month of April. However, our ministry will continue during April as we are offering our e-edition free of charge throughout the month. Visit the link below each Friday to view a new, free e-edition of the Florida Catholic. Links will also be available on the diocese website, Catholic parish websites and the Florida Catholic website.

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Live-Streamed Mass from Catholic Center
Please join Bishop Frank J. Dewane at 9:15 a.m. daily in the celebration of the Mass from the Catholic Center at or visit

Mark Your Calendars

110th Anniversary of Catholic Charities USA on Friday, September 25, 2020. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a video address by Sr. Donna Markham, CEO of Catholic Charities USA and a Message from the Vatican, Cardinal Luis Tagle. At 3:00 p.m. – Mass of Thanksgiving Bishop Frank Dewane. Reception to follow in Parish Hall, Epiphany Cathedral. Masks must be worn. Social Distance Seating. Registration for mass is required. Seating is limited due to COVID-19. Visit our website to register:

Our very 1st Virtual event to benefit our Anti-Human Trafficking Program to be held on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. More information to follow.

Televised Mass
The Diocese of Venice in Florida airs the televised Sunday Mass each week. The Mass can be viewed at 9:30 a.m. on the CW Network in Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Charlotte, Hardee and Highland counties, and at 10:30 a.m. on FOX4 in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Desoto counties. The Mass is also available on the Diocese of Venice website at Please CLICK HERE for the Act of Spiritual Communion prayer.

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