Fr. Rafal's Gospel Reflecton
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Bill Soscia - Ordination to Permanent Diaconate
Bishop Frank J. Dewane will preside over the Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of long-time St. Joseph Catholic Church parishioner, Dr. William Soscia. Bill will join six other men being ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Venice that same day. A reception in the Epiphany Parish Hall will follow the ordination. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15
350 Tampa Ave. W., Venice, Florida
** Bill's first Mass as a deacon will be celebrated here at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Sunday, August 16 at 9am. **
Public Masses at our Church
** The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed through September 1, 2020. **
Saturday Vigil 4pm
Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 5:30pm
Please click here to learn important information about our public Masses at St Joseph.
Please click here for the most recent letter from Bishop Frank Dewane (dated June 26, 2020).
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As many people are aware of, the Federal government recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). However, most people are not aware that the CARES Act provides some additional tax benefits to those who donate to churches and other charitable organizations in 2020.
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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.
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It has once again been brought to the attention of the Diocese of Venice that parishioners have received text/email messages from people pretending to be priests and requesting donations in the form of gift cards and/or wire transfers. The messages often greet the person by name and have the priests name in the closing signature of the message; this is a well-crafted and targeted attack on the Church across the country which has hit our Diocese again. These text/email messages are 'spoofed' fakes that should not be responded to or taken seriously by anyone. The best defense against this sort of scam is to raise awareness in the community and not respond or open any worrying attachments. It is Diocesan policy that no priest or staff within the Diocese request donations in the form of gift cards, PayPal, MoneyGram, etc.
There is already an established process in place on how parishioners can make donations and participate in the life of the Parish. Whenever a parishioner is worried about any request for money from the parish or a priest, they should immediately call their parish and under no circumstances should they respond to these scam requests.
Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 10am
Fred Benson, Sr.
Monday, August 24, 2020 at 10am
Saturday, August 29, 2020 @ 10am
Saturday, September 5, 2020 @ 10am
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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.
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