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Total Consecration to Jesus

Bishop Dewane had called all members of the Diocese to participate in a total consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It began on November 11th and will culminate on the Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 24). Please pick up a flyer at the entrance of the gym before and after Mass for further details.

From Padre

In our Roman Catholic Faith Tradition, a Communion Service is an order of worship in which Holy Communion is distributed but the Eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass is not celebrated. When a priest is unavailable to celebrate the Mass, our Eucharistic Lord still may be received from those consecrated hosts in the tabernacle. The Communion Service consists of the following:

  • Greeting
  • Penitential Rite
  • Celebration of God’s Word
  • Homily by the Deacon
  • Prayers of the Faithful
  • Recitation of the “Our Father”
  • Sign of Peace
  • Recitation of the “Lamb of God”
  • Distribution of Holy Communion
  • Postcommunion Prayer
  • Benediction

On November 28th, 29th and 30th, Fr. Luis and I are required to attend our yearly convocation (gathering of the priests from the Diocese of Venice). Deacon John Minicozzi from San Marco Catholic Church graciously has accepted my invitation to assist us during our absence. I have worked with him and he is an outstanding deacon and fine gentleman. I know that we all will welcome him with open arms.

Peace and grace,
Fr. Russell

From the Bishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The realities of poverty weigh heavily on many of the Faithful in dioceses across the United States. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is an anti-poverty program that empowers those on the margins of society to help bring about change in their communities. CCHD supports programs that heal the wounds of crime and violence, advocate for more just policies and helps to develop strong neighborhoods.
Many children in cities live in poverty, creating undue stress and uncertainty in their lives.

Compounding these problems, often there are deteriorating school systems struggling to provide quality education and appropriate discipline, consequently, there is a high rate of school-based arrests. By engaging city Churches and communities in these areas, programs supported by CCHD help to improve the education systems and keep kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system. With your support of the CCHD Collection, and through community engagement, youth violence and arrests are significantly reduced.

The Collection for CCHD will be taken up in the Diocese of Venice the weekend of November 18 and 19, 2017. Please help to defend human dignity and show Christ’s charity to those in need by supporting the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Also know that 25 percent of the Collection’s proceeds remain in our Diocese to fight poverty here. Thank you!

I take this opportunity to extend to each of you the assurances of my continued consideration as well as my prayers.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida