Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4pm - Sunday 7:30am, 9am*, 11am, 5:30pm
(*The 9am Sunday Mass is livestreamed.)
The Ascension of the Lord
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD IS SUNDAY MAY 29
Thursday, May 26 is NOT a holy day of obligation...the Feast of the Ascension is celebrated on Sunday, May 29. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops voted in the year 2000 to transfer the Solemnity of the Ascension from the Thursday, forty-days after Easter to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, in accord with an indult granted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by the Holy See. Therefore, for the Catholic Churches in the Province of the State of Florida, the Seventh Sunday of Easter is replaced by the Solemnity of the Ascension. The only ecclesiastical provinces that continue to celebrate this feast on Thursday are Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Omaha (the state of Nebraska).
To download the registratin packet, click on the image above.
For more information, click here to contact Liliana Ronderos or call (941) 756-3732.
Religious Freedom Week (June 22-29)
Religious Freedom Week 2022: Life and Dignity for All (June 22-29)
Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all. Beginning June 22, the feast of Ss. Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) invites Catholics to pray, reflect, and act to promote religious freedom. For more information and extended daily reflections on the topics below click here.
June 22 – Walking with Moms in Need: Pray that local churches and communities will have the vision and the freedom to walk with moms in need.
June 23 – Church Vandalism: Pray that Christian witness in the face of attacks on our churches will convert hearts to faith in Jesus Christ.
June 24 – Adoption and Foster Care: Pray that people of faith will continue to have the freedom to serve in the life-affirming ministry of adoption and foster care.
June 25 – Taxpayer Funding for Abortion: Pray that civic leaders would promote life and dignity for all.
June 26 – Religious Freedom in China: Pray for the freedom of the Church in China, and that the rights of all religious minorities would be respected.
June 27 – Pregnancy Resource Centers: Pray that women facing unplanned pregnancies will continue to have access to support from people who help them choose life.
June 28 – Health Care Workers: Pray that governments will respect the consciences of all people who care for the sick and vulnerable.
June 29 – Free Speech: Pray that Christians will have the courage to proclaim the gospel of life and dignity for all with kindness and clarity, even in the face of adversity.
Food Pantry - Matching Donations
St. Joseph Food Pantry has been selected to receive matching donations from the Flanzer Trust. This means that your donation to the Flanzer Trust & designated for our Food Pantry will be doubled ... the maximum match is $500 per household per month.
To donate, click here. Once on the Flanzer Trust website, click on DONATE HERE. Under CHOOSE YOUR RECIPIENT, select St. Joseph Food Pantry of Bradenton.
You can also donate by check. Make your check payable to LOUIS & GLORIA FLANZER PHILANTHROPIC TRUST & put St. Joseph Food Pantry in the memo line. Mail your check to:
The Flanzer Philanthropic Trust
1843 Floyd St.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Thank you for your ongoing support of the St. Joseph Food Pantry.
Fr. Rafal's Gospel Reflecton
To read Fr. Rafal's weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel, click here.
Prayer Intentions with Bishop Dewane
On the first Friday of every month, you are invited to join Bishop Frank J. Dewane in prayer on the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida’s Facebook page, where he will be praying for all intentions that were submitted during the previous month. We also encourage you to visit the Foundation’s Facebook page throughout the month to submit your own personal prayer intentions in the comment section of the “First Friday Prayer Intentions with Bishop Dewane” video posts.
Florida Catholic - Free
To register as a new member of the parish, click here to download/print a Parish Registration form.
Baptism Registration form: Click here to download form
Volgistics volunteer registration form: Click here to download form
St. Joseph Food Pantry: www.stjoepantry.com
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, www.usccb.org