Weekend Mass Schedule
Sunday 7:30am, 9am*, 11am, 5:30pm
(*The 9am Sunday Mass is livestreamed.)
Sacrament of Reconciliaton
A priest is available in the Church to hear confession:
Saturdays following the 8:30am Mass & from 3-3:45pm.
Thursday before First Friday following the 8:30am Mass.
The day before a Holy Day following the 8:30am Mass.
Traveling Rosary Congress
St. Joseph Catholic Church will be joining the Diocese of Venice Traveling Rosary Congress. On Friday, October 6, immediately following the 8:30am Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held and remain on the altar until Saturday, October 7, when Benediction will take place at 8am followed by Mass at 8:30am. Recitation of the rosary will be said each hour at 10 minutes past the hour. To participate, please sign up by clicking here. We need at least 3 adorers for each hour. Spend time with Jesus. This is an occasion for a beautiful pouring forth of grace for the parish and its members. For more information or if you have questions, contact Jean Tierney ([email protected] or 941.756.3732, ext. 3115).
To order your book, click here. This is an ongoing study that you may begin at any time.
The Red Mass, a medieval tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, is observed annually in the Diocese of Venice.
The Red Mass will be celebrated on October 18 at 5:30 PM at St. Martha Catholic Church (200 N. Orange Street, Sarasota, FL). The Most Rev. Frank J.Dewane will be the main celebrant. A reception hosted by the Catholic Lawyers Guild (CLG) follows immediately at the Fr. Fausto Parish Hall. For further information, please contact Atty. Paul Consbruck (Tel: 866-558-7285; 941-966-6706 or [email protected]).
The first recorded Red Mass was held in the Cathedral of Paris in 1245. The popular name “Red Mass” refers to the traditional red vestments of the clergy and the judges when convened at the royal courts in Europe. Prayers at the Red Mass are offered to invoke the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon those who serve in law and the administration of justice. Hence, lawyers, judges, public officials, law enforcement officers, and law students are specifically invited to participate at the Red Mass, although everyone is welcome to attend. In the United States, an annual Red Mass is held in Washington, D.C., before the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court. Similarly, Red Mass is held at the start of the legislative session in Tallahassee, Florida. The first Red Mass in the Diocese of Venice was held in March 2008 at St. Martha Church.
At the Red Mass, we pray for wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord, to help us through these challenging times.
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The Truth About Abortion and Women's Health
Following the Dobbs decision in June 2022 that overturned Roe v Wade, there was a great deal of confusion regarding state efforts to place limits on abortion. An infographic was created to answer the many false claims being made in the news about abortion and women’s health.
Please click here for an infographic for the truth about abortion and women’s health.
For more information from the Diocese of Venice, please click here.
Saturday, September 30, 2023 @ 10:30am
James (Jim) Monteleone
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 @ 10:30am
Friday, December 29, 2023 @10:30am
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.
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Diocese of Venice: www.dioceseofvenice.org
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, www.usccb.org