Office of the Bishop
Pope Francis Prayer intention for October - We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.

Faith and Blue Weekend - National Faith and Blue Weekend is being held October 8-11. The activities of this weekend are meant to help law enforcement connect with the communities they serve and to strengthen that bond. Diocese of Venice Catholic School students will be creating special thank you cards to be delivered to the local police and sheriff's departments. Parishes are encouraged to use the sample petitions for the Prayer of the Faithful (CLICK HERE), and pray for law enforcement over the four days. For the tool kit visit: To sign up your Parish/School for a specific event visit Submit Event - Faith & Blue (
Diocesan Synod Introduced - Last year Pope Frances announced a local synod will take place in each Diocese entitled, "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission." Please join Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice, for an opening Mass to be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, October 17 at Epiphany Cathedral Parish, 350 Tampa Avenue, in Venice. Part of the process of the local Synod is to hear from Parishioners during listening sessions to be held between October 2021 and April 2022. More information will be forthcoming on dates and times for these sessions. 

Red Mass - The Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Venice invites you to the Annual Red Mass at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 21at St. Martha Church, 200 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota. Bishop Frank J. Dewane is the Celebrant of the Mass. The Red Mass has been a tradition in the Catholic Church since the 13th century. Annually, the Red Mass is celebrated to invoke the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon those who serve in the administration of law and justice. Lawyers, judges, legislators, law students and faculty; civil service and law enforcement officers; their families, staff, and friends are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact Deacon Paul Consbruck at

Veterans Day Mass - This year marks the 12th consecutive year the Diocese of Venice is holding a Memorial Mass on Veterans Day in honor of the men and women who have served our country and continue to serve and protect us today. Bishop Frank J. Dewane will celebrate the Mass at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11 at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72/Clark Road, approximately five miles east of I-75. The priests, deacons and Knights of Columbus in the Diocese will join Bishop Dewane for this important event. All are invited to attend, and active military personnel are asked to wear their uniform. Attendees are also encouraged to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. There is ample seating and parking at the cemetery. For further information, please contact or 941-484-9543.

Year of the Family - On March 19, 2021, the fifth anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, on the joy and beauty of familial love, Pope Francis inaugurated the year “Amoris Laetitia Family” which will conclude on June 26, 2022, on the occasion of the next World Meeting of Families in Rome. When announced, the Dicastery said in a statement “The Pandemic experience has highlighted the central role of the family as the domestic Church and has shown the importance of community ties between families”. To learn more about the effort and the initiatives occurring in the Diocese during this commemorative year please visit 

Year of Saint Joseph - On the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, March 19, 2020, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, in the context of the Coronavirus, consecrated the Diocese of Venice to the care and protection of Saint Joseph, and announced a "Year of Saint Joseph". Pope Francis recently dedicated a “Year of St. Joseph” therefore, the Diocesan celebration will continue through December 8, 2021. Saint Joseph, often referred to as the Protector, can be our protector during these troubling times. A 9-day Novena to Saint Joseph is included. This Novena can be prayed any time throughout the year. (CLICK HERE for English and CLICK HERE for Spanish.)
"Witnessing Faith with Bishop Dewane" - Join Bishop Frank J. Dewane, for his monthly radio program on Relevant Radio. "Witnessing Faith with Bishop Dewane" can be heard at 8:30 a.m., on Friday, October 29. This month will be the second of a two-part series on Faith and Science. Access to listen to the program is available at 
Prayers for Cuba and Haiti -The Diocese of Venice Offices has received numerous requests for prayers for the suffering of the people in Cuba and Haiti. Considering the recent protests in Cuba, we express our solidarity with our Cuban brothers and sisters. We also are called to pray for our Haitian brothers and sisters who are in a state of political and social unrest with a recent earthquake and tropical storms. In response to their pleas, sample Prayers of the Faithful are attached for inclusion on Sunday and Daily Masses in the upcoming weeks, and for publishing in Parish Bulletins. Let us continue to pray for the Cuban people in their fight against this brutal communist regime, and for the people of Haiti struggling to find peace in this time of political unrest, violence, and absolute poverty. CLICK HERE for the Prayers in English, CLICK HERE for the Prayers in Spanish, and CLICK HERE for the Prayers in Haitian Creole. 
Prayer for Safety During Hurricane Season - With the 2021 Hurricane Season well underway as evidenced by Hurricane Ida that made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, a prayer for safety during Hurricane Season is included. The season will continue through November 30. All are encouraged to pray for protection from the storms that often threaten Southwest Florida. The devastation of recent hurricanes reinforces the fact that we need to pray for God's protection and care. (CLICK HERE for the prayer in English and CLICK HERE for the prayer in Spanish.)
Respect Life
Respect Life Sunday and Month - As announced in the previous Mustard Seed, October 3 is National Respect Life Sunday and October is Respect Life Month. Materials from the USCCB including homily notes, reflections and graphics are available at If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Berdeaux at or 941-374-1068.

Novena of Masses for Life 2022 - If your Parish will participate in the Novena of Masses for Life (monthly from March 25 to December 25) and you have not yet submitted your schedule, please do so soon. CLICK HERE for the 2022 form. If Masses are not available on the 25th of the month, they can be scheduled anytime (weekend Masses recommended). Visit for details including Prayers of the Faithful and bulletin announcements. Contact Jeanne Berdeaux with questions at or 941-374-1068.

Safe Environment Training - As part of the Safe Environment Program, the Diocese of Venice requires that all employees and those volunteers who work with children and/or vulnerable adults be fingerprinted and complete online training in Safe Environment prior to beginning employment or volunteering. Please visit Report any abuse against minors to the Florida Department of Children and Families at 800-962-2873. Further, if Diocesan personnel or volunteers are involved, also notify the Diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator, Susan Benton, at 941-416-6114. (BULLETIN EDITORS: Please publish above text in Parish bulletins.)  
Respect Life
Free Online Conference - Hear firsthand stories of men impacted by trauma and their journey to healing from the effects of abortion on Saturday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Often men express their pain through anger, substance abuse and relationship struggles. Bishop Frank J. Dewane and Father Shawn Monahan, OMV will speak on healing. Register now at Women are welcome to watch and learn more effective ways to help men heal. Questions? Contact Sylvia at 941-412-5860 or 

Project Rachel Women’s Retreat (English) - Click HERE for full-page flier or HERE for ¼ page ad for the November 13 post-abortion healing retreat. Questions? Contact Sylvia at 941-412-5860 or

Lee and Collier Counties
40 Days for Life - The Fall 40 Days for Life campaign runs worldwide beginning Wednesday, September 22 through Sunday, October 31, including in Fort Myers. Prayerfully discern where God is calling you. Is it to peaceful sidewalk prayer? Fasting? Adoration? Please consider the many ways in which you can participate. Check for location and details or to sign up. Join the monthly respect life meetings on the third Wednesday of the month in the Parish Life Center at St. John XXIII Parish, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers following the 8:00 a.m. Mass (approximately 8:45 a.m.). All are welcome! Contact Maureen at 239-823-6800 with questions.  

Sarasota and Manatee Counties
40 Days for Life - The Fall 40 Days for Life campaign runs worldwide beginning Wednesday, September 22 through Sunday, October 31, including Sarasota. Join others in peaceful, prayerful witness for the end to abortion. For details go to or contact Rich at or 941-923-0752.  

Congreso Pro Vida - Registrations are now open! The Archdiocese of Miami is hosting the 6th national Congreso Pro Vida at St. Thomas University the weekend of October 29-31, 2021 (first time in Florida!) Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities will join Archbishop Thomas Wenski for the event who is also a keynote speaker. See for details including registration, hotels, schedule, and speakers. Simultaneous interpretation in English or Spanish will be available via headsets. For questions, contact Sylvia Jimenez at or call 941-412-5860.
Congreso Pro Vida - ¡Ya están abiertas las inscripciones! La Arquidiócesis de Miami está organizando el 6° Congreso Pro Vida Nacional en la Universidad de St. Thomas el fin de semana del 29 al 31 de octubre de 2021 (¡primera vez en la Florida!). El arzobispo Joseph Naumann, presidente del Comité de Actividades Pro-Vida de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE. UU. se unirá al arzobispo Thomas Wenski en el evento y será el orador principal. Visite para obtener detalles, incluido el registro, el hotel, el horario y los oradores. Interpretación simultánea de las presentaciones en inglés o español estarán disponibles a través de auriculares. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Sylvia Jimenez at o al 941-412-5860 o
Free Consultations - The National Catholic Bioethics Center answers questions from individuals who seek to better understand or apply Catholic moral teaching to specific ethical issues they are facing in health care or the life sciences – real-life problems or dilemmas. These consultations are free and confidential. You can complete an online form at or call 215-877-2660, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 
Office of Evangelization 
Diocesan Rosary Congress - “[The] Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today.” - St. Padre Pio. Join us for a Diocesan Rosary Congress beginning September 30 and concluding on the evening of October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary Congress will consist of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration for one week, with the Rosary recited each hour. After traveling from one Parish to another each day, the Congress will conclude with a closing Mass celebrated by Bishop frank J. Dewane at 6:00 p.m., October 7 at Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Avenue, Venice. To see the dates and locations for each day of the traveling Rosary Congress, please see CLICK HERE for the flier. 

2021 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally - Calling all high schoolers! The 2021 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally will be held on Saturday November 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda. Please register through your Parish youth ministry or religious education program or through your Catholic high school. Cost of attendance is $25 and will include dinner, a snack, a t-shirt, and other giveaways. This year’s theme is “Sent” from John 17:18 (“As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.”). The speakers are David Calavitta and Kelly Colangelo with music provided by the David Cabildo band. Please CLICK HERE for a flier.
Have Your Children Left the Catholic Church? - A troubling statistic shows that 50 percent of young people raised Catholic are no longer practicing Catholics today. The Catholic Church is losing young people at an alarming rate. Behind this are millions of mothers, fathers and grandparents praying for their children and grandchildren to come home to the Church. To understand why young people drift away, Brandon Vogt and Word of Fire Ministries released the book "Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church". The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need to focus on young people being proud of their Faith and bringing them home to the Church! For further information or to order the book please visit "Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church" by Brandon Vogt.
Office of Family Life
Online Course to Help Parents Become the Best Teachers of the Faith - The Diocese of Venice Office of Family Life and the Institute of Catholic Studies & Formation present a new online course designed by parents for parents. Beginning Monday, October 11 through Monday, November 1, Empowering Parents as Teachers of Faith is a three-week online course offering practical advice and interactive resources that inform and inspire parents to fulfill their role in forming the Catholic faith of their children. The course comprises pre-recorded videos which may be viewed online anytime, anywhere, and on any device. It concludes with a complimentary family picnic on Sunday, November 14. Register online at the Institute of Catholic Studies & Formation CLICK HERE to view and print the promotional flyer for this course. For more information contact Carrie Harkey at or call 484-9543, ext. 3019.

Language of the Body for Single Women - Join national speaker, Christina Valenzuela, for a special evening from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday, October 21 at Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., in Ave Maria. The talk will focus on understanding the "Language of the Body" through female cycle charting that can open a window into Original Solitude and an opportunity to better understand what St. John Paul II calls the “mystery of woman”. There is no cost for the event. Explore in the context of the liturgy, devotions, and rich theology of the Catholic Church. Drinks and snacks provided. Contact Carrie Harkey, Family Life Office for more information at or call 484-9543, ext. 3019. Please CLICK HERE for a flier. 

Mothers and Daughters Invited - The Diocese of Venice Office of Family Life invites mothers with daughters ages 9-12 years old to attend a workshop designed to teach the science behind a woman’s cycle, and how we all can create a Culture of Care for one another as our bodies grow and change. The workshop, Cycle Prep, is being taught by national speaker Christina Valenzuela from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, October 24, at St. John XXIII Parish, 13060 Palomino Lane, in Fort Myers. There is no cost to attend, but kindly RSVP to Carrie Harkey, Family Life Office by October 18 at , or call (941) 484-9543, ext. 3019. Please CLICK HERE for a flier. 

Diocesan Marriage Conference - The Diocese of Venice in Florida and the St. John Paul II Foundation announce the “Together in Holiness Marriage Conference” will be held in two locations from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2 at St. Agnes Parish, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples and St. Thomas More Parish, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota. The speakers for the Conference are Kevin and Lisa Cotter. To register for the Conference in Sarasota, please visit To register for the Conference in Naples, please visit (CLICK HERE for a flier.) If you have any questions or need further details, contact Carrie Harkey at
Stepping into Marriage with Children - The Diocese Office of Family Life is offering a free half day workshop for couples beginning or currently in a stepfamily situation. This program takes a realistic look at blended families and offers strategies and tools for success. The program is being offered from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 9, at St. Leo the Great Parish, 28290 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1301 Center Road, Venice. To register
Diocese of Venice Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation
Franciscan at Home Online Workshops - The Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation presents “Franciscan at Home,” offering online workshops for all who want to grow deeper in the Catholic Faith. This is a program sponsored by your Parish at no cost to you. Workshops are available on Parenting, Youth Ministry, Prayer, Catholic Social Teaching, Theology of the Body, Scripture and much more. Many workshops are available in Spanish. For more information, please visit, or call the Institute at 941-766-7334. 

Catholic Charities 
Do You Need Help? - If you need assistance from Catholic Charities for food, financial assistance, or tele-mental health counseling, please call the number for your area listed below between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday:
Sarasota/Manatee/DeSoto/Hardee/Highlands counties: 941-355-4680;
Charlotte/Lee/Hendry/Glades counties: 239-390-2928;
Collier County: 239-793-0059.

Food Distribution - Catholic Charities and other Diocesan entities combined efforts toward food distribution will take place at the times and locations as outlined below in Out and About the Diocese. 
Tele-Mental Health Counseling Services - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc. is offering Mental Health Counseling for adults and children provided by licensed mental health therapists. If you or someone you know is feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or helpless, Catholic Charities can help. For more information, please call 239-455-2655. There is no charge for this service.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center
Fall Retreats - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat and Spirituality Center, 3989 S. Moon Drive in Venice is offering several group retreats including a Men’s Retreat (October 15-17), Ignatian Preached Retreat (November 19-22), and the Monthly Day of Prayer program with the next sessions to be held on October 10th and 13th (both days will have the same conference topics; please choose the date that is compatible with your schedule). Consider joining us on a group retreat! For more information visit or call Simona Handley at 941-486-0233. 
Save the Date - The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center’s fundraiser gala, entitled “The Butterfly Ball”, is scheduled for February 19, 2022, at St. Thomas More – Chelsea Center, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota. The evening will include a cocktail hour, formal dinner, musical entertainment, and a silent and live auction. To purchase Butterfly Ball tickets, please visit our website: or call Simona Handley at 941-486-0233. 
Youth and Young Adults
Theology on Tap Sarasota - Theology on Tap takes place on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Mandeville Beer Garden in Sarasota, 428 N. Lemon Ave, Sarasota. Join us outside in the garden for food and refreshments, presentations, and discussions about the Catholic Faith. Please contact Joshua Mazrin at with any questions.  
Theology on Tap Fort Myers - Young Adults are invited to attend Theology on Tap at Southern Fresh Farms, 8500 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers, for a lovely outdoor venue with picnic benches for food and refreshments as well as practical presentations. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you are more comfortable. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Please contact Joshua Mazrin with any questions at
Invitation to all Widows and Widowers - Come join the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish faith sharing group to grow together in holiness and the devout life. The next group topic will be: “Praying with the saints, our mentors in the faith.” All are welcome! This 8-week series will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Parish, located at 435 S. Tamiami Trail in Osprey, until October 27. For information and to join this group, please contact Marianne Cano at 941-966-0807 ext. 314, or e-mail  

Virtual Laps for Life - The Knights of Columbus Virtual Laps for Life will be held from Saturday, October 2 to Saturday, October 9. Show your support for the cause by being a part of this virtual event. Your contributions help fund the life changing services provided to expectant mothers at no cost to them at My Choice Pregnancy Center in Sarasota, Florida. There is a $30 Race Fee, and registration ends October 9. Sign up at For more information, contact Knights of Columbus Council 3358 Pro-Life Chair Joe Gina at 941-702-1700 or
Calling All Golfers! - St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples is hosting a Golf Tournament on Friday, October 15 at the Vineyards Country Club to benefit their Campus Expansion Program. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m./scramble format. Luncheon with awards to follow. Entry Fee: $145.00 per person includes all golf fees, goodie bag, awards, great prizes, coffee, hot lunch buffet, & more! Contact Gina Groch at or 239-455-2262 for info. Registration/sponsorships available online at: Please come out for a great day of golf on a beautiful course, bringing together parents, parishioners, alumni, friends, and supporters to benefit campus improvements and growth.
Healing from Divorce? - Our Lady of Light Catholic Parish is offering a “Surviving Divorce” series to help the separated, divorced and their families. The group will meet for 12 weeks from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., beginning October 19, in the classroom building on the Our Lady of Light campus, 19680 Cypress View Drive in Fort Myers. Materials are $24.00 with scholarships available. Childcare is available free of charge. Please contact Lori Crawford at or 239-267-7088 to sign up, for details, and to coordinate childcare. Divorce has affected everyone, whether it’s you, a family member, friend, or co-worker. If you are hurting or working through grief, please consider joining us for this series.
Day of Renewal for Men and Women - St. Agnes Parish in Naples is hosting a day of renewal given by the Parish Men’s and Women’s “WELCOME” retreat teams. Come celebrate the Parish being fully open with an incredible day of God’s love, friendship, and revitalization. The Women’s Welcome Day is Saturday, October 9 and the Men’s Welcome Day is Saturday, October 23 at the Parish, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. For more information, including free registration, please visit
White Mass - A White Mass and lecture for physicians and medical professionals will be held at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, October 16, at St. Agnes Parish, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. A blessing of the stethoscope will also take place. Please wear your white coat. Following Mass, a lecture and breakfast will take place in the Parish Center. The lecture is entitled "Spiritual Leadership in a Secular Healthcare Setting in time of COVID" presented by speaker Paul Hiltz followed by a discussion with Dr. Gloth and other panelists. There is a $50 fee per person (reduced rates for physicians in training and non-physician health professionals). Register and pay at For more information, please contact Maggie Brady 239-592-1949. (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
Blessing of the Bikes - A Prayer Service for motorcyclists will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, at St. Agnes Parish, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. A bike parade and blessing will take place after the service. Refreshments will be provided. For reservation and more information please call the Parish Office at 239-592-1949.
Faith and Wine Lee County - We are excited to announce the return of Faith and Wine in Lee County. The first gathering of the season will be held on Thursday, October 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. John XXIII Parish, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the speaker is Joann Andrews, a parishioner of the Parish, and a registered nurse at Lee Health for the past 31 years. The suggested donation is $12.00 or $55.00 for the season of 5 gatherings. For further information please visit 
Knights of Columbus Native American Documentary - A documentary film on the faith, perseverance and inspiring example of Indigenous Peoples across North America is now available for all to watch at: Enduring Faith | Knights of Columbus ( This film will inspire in viewers a deeper appreciation for the spiritual and cultural gifts of Native American Catholics, a greater awareness of the wrongs inflicted upon them and a sense of hope at how Native American Catholics continue to live out their faith in fully enculturated ways today. 
Radio Broadcast of the Sunday Mass in Spanish - St. Jude Parish in Sarasota broadcasts the Holy Mass in Spanish celebrated by Father Celestino Gutiérrez, every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. on radio station 99.1 FM, and at 10:00 a.m. on 105.3 FM. A thank you is offered to the sponsors for this Mass and SOLMART Media for their collaboration in this effort.  

Transmisión Radial de la Misa Dominical en Español - La Parroquia San Judas en Sarasota transmite la Santa Misa en español celebrada por el Padre Celestino Gutiérrez, todos los domingos a las 8:00 a.m. en la estación de radio 99.1 FM, y a las 10:00 a.m. en 105.3 FM. Se agradece a los patrocinadores de esta Misa y a SOLMART Media por su colaboración en este esfuerzo. 
Food Distribution - For various food distribution sites throughout the Diocese of Venice, the days, times, and locations are listed below: 
Guadalupe Social Services - 211 S. 9th St., Immokalee
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen open daily. The Soup Kitchen Dining Room is open for dine-in and also provides take-out/meals-to-go. 

Judy Sullivan Family Resource Center - 3174 Tamiami Trail E., Naples.Mondays - Fridays: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and Tuesdays - Fridays: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
St. Margaret Parish - 208 Dean Duff St., Clewiston
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bonita Springs - 28360 Beaumont Road, Bonita Springs
Fridays: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Elizabeth K. Galeana Food Pantry - 4235 Michigan Ave. Link, Fort Myers
Fridays: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

St. Paul Parish - Parish Hall, 1208 E Oak St., Arcadia
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Food Pantry - 5265 Placida Road, Grove City
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:15 a.m. -11:15 a.m.
Contact Matt Egan at or 941-697-4899.
St. Jude Food Pantry - 3930 17th St., Sarasota. 
Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Please bring ID and do not exit your vehicle. Volunteers will load cars. 
Call 941-955-3934 if you have any questions or visit:  
Wauchula Food Pantry - 408 Heard Bridge Road, Wauchula
Saturdays: 7:00 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. 
Call the parish at 863-773-4089 if you require a different time or would like to support the efforts to assist the community.
St. Joseph Food Pantry - 3100 26th St W., Bradenton 
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Call 941-756-3732 with any questions. Please visit to donate money or food.  
Free Rosary Repair Service - Send your broken rosaries in a padded envelope to Betty and Dick Holden, 7930 Estero Blvd. #502, Fort Myers, FL 33931. Rosaries will be repaired and returned within the week of receipt. Donations of old rosaries are also accepted which will be repaired and sent to missions. Include a note indicating repair or donation. For more details, please call 239-463-3993 or email  
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