Welcome to St. Joseph's Parish!

St. Joseph Parish is a vital, Christ-centered family where  members, as good stewards, are encouraged to participate in the  liturgical life and ministries of the parish according to their God-  given time, talents and treasure.
 
We are committed to promoting a deeper involvement and  understanding of our Catholic faith and to humbly serve in  God's  name. We invite everyone to share in this discipleship  mission in  the spirit of our Patron, St. Joseph.

Masses

Worship aids for Sunday Mass:

4pm ...  Click here

7:30am, 9am ...  Click here

11am ...  Click here

5:30pm ...  Click here

For the most recent letter from Bishop Frank Dewane, click here.

** The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed until further notice. **

Lent 2021

Lent Events

Daily Mass

Monday-Saturday at 8am


Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 7pm in the Church (starting February 19 and continuing through March 26)


Penance Service

Thursday, March 18 (5:30pm)

Individual Confession

Saturdays at 8:30am and 3-3:45pm

In addition, all parishes in the Diocese of Venice will offer individual confession on the following dates/times:

Friday, March 26, 4-8pm (all parishes in the Diocese of Venice)

Saturday, March 27, 9am-12noon (all parishes in the Diocese of Venice)

Parish Lent Spiritual Enrichment Program

Mending our Hearts and Behaviors

Wednesday, March 10, 7-8pm

Today I Will Sing

Presenter:  Dcn.Ron Ochner

Location:  Parish Center

Wednesday, March 24, 7-8pm

Poetry & music preparing for the Journey Toward Calvary

Choir & readers

Location:  Church

Fish Fry

Regulations on Fasting and Abstinence during Lent

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday,  are days of fast and abstinence.  All Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence from meat.

Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 years (inclusive).  On a fast day one full meal is allowed.  Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.

Abstinence is observed by everyone 14 years of age and older.  On days of abstinence no meat is allowed.  Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday are all days of abstinence.

Note: If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of self-denial that are suitable to their condition.

Fasting, almsgiving and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent.  The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for Baptism or of renewal of Baptism at Easter.

Fr. Rafal's Gospel Reflecton

To read Fr. Rafal's weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel, click here.

Recorded Masses

To see Sunday’s Mass celebrated at St. Joe's on our YouTube channel, please click here.  


To see daily Mass celebrated at St. Joe's, please go to our Facebook page please click here.


To see Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank Dewane (Facebook), please click here.

Give Online

For online donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church, please click the donate button below. 

wesharelink

New User instructions, click here.

Returning User instructions, click here.

Online Donor Campaign - February 2021

During February, many of our registered parishioners will be receiving a couple of emails from us showing appreciation for your financial support and encouraging you to consider using our online donation application which is hosted by a company called WeShare. 

The sender email is [email protected] and indicates “WeShare on behalf of St. Joseph Parish [email protected]”  We just wanted to give you a heads up … and assure you that this is a legitimate email, not SPAM or junk mail. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Parish Office (941.756.3732 or [email protected]).

Catholic Community Foundation

2021 Catholic Faith Appeal

"The generous will be blessed, for they share...with the poor." Proverbs 22:9

For more information on the 2021 Catholic Faith Appeal, click here

To donate to the 2021 Catholic Faith Appeal, click here

Help Your Parish

During these challenging times, Parishes face increased risk of financial shortfalls due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and its effects on everyday life. Parishes depend on weekly financial gifts to continue their ministries, especially in this critical time of crisis. Please prayerfully consider an online donation to by clicking on the link to the LEFT. You may also contribute through your usual channels (e.g., envelopes, or by mailing or dropping off your donation to the Parish Office). Together we will navigate through this pandemic, aid those in need, and secure the road ahead for our Parish. Please continue to pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died, for the recovery of the sick, for the strength of healthcare workers and caregivers, as well as for an end to this health crisis. Thank you for your generosity.

Florida Catholic - Free

The Florida Catholic has permanently discontinued the print edition.  The publication will continue as an online publication only, offering its FREE e-Edition. Visit the link below to view/subscribe: 

Important Links

Parish Registration form: To register click here.

Baptism Registration form:  Click here to download form

Catholic Declaration on Life and Death

Marriage Preparation

St. Joseph Food Pantry: www.stjoepantry.com

Shop at Amazon and support St. Joseph Catholic School by going to AmazonSmile and selecting the school.

Diocese of Venice: www.dioceseofvenice.org

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, www.usccb.org

Funerals

Robert L. Nagele

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 10am


Marie Mazzoni

Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 10am


Sandra Morgan

Saturday, May 29, 2021 @ 10am

Google Map

Abuse Reporting

All allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by anyone should be reported immediately to the Florida Department of Children and Families Child Abuse hotline (1-800-96ABUSE or visit https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us. For more information Diocese of Venice Safe Environment policies and procedures, click here.

 

Letter from Bishop Frank Dewane

Please click here to read the most recent communication from Bishop Dewane regarding the State of Florida’s report on its 2018 investigation of allegations of misconduct involving minors with clergy.

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Holy Week

Holy Thursday - April 1

Parish Offices close at 12noon.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper (7pm)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (until 10pm)

Good Friday - April 2

Parish Offices closed.

No 8am Mass

3pm - Passion & Veneration of the Cross

7pm - Entombment Service

Holy Saturday - April 3

No 8am or 4pm Mass

Blessing of Easter food (1pm)

Easter

Great Easter Vigil - April 3 (8:30pm)

**There is NO 4pm Mass on Saturday, April 3.

Easter Sunday  - April 4

6:30am Sunrise Service (outside Parish Center)

7:30am - Church

9am - Church

11am - Church

*There is no 5:30pm Mass on Easter Sunday.