Monday-Saturday at 8am
Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 7pm in the Church (starting February 19 and continuing through March 26)
Thursday, March 18 (5:30pm)
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
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.
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]).
2021 Catholic Faith Appeal
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.
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Baptism Registration form: Click here to download form
St. Joseph Food Pantry: www.stjoepantry.com
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Diocese of Venice: www.dioceseofvenice.org
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, www.usccb.org
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.
NO EVENTS until further notice -- Events - Click "View All Events" and then click "Agenda View"
There are no upcoming scheduled events.
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)
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.