Lenten Resources & Inspiration
10 Things to Remember for Lent
Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, former chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis for USCCB, offers “10 Things to Remember for Lent”:
Daily Inspirations Calendar for Your Lenten Journey
Fortify your Lenten journey with the words of the church fathers and Pope Francis featured on this calendar, and contemplate the suggestions for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Offered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (www.USCCB.org).
Creative Things to Give up for Lent
When we make ourselves available to God, incredible things can happen. That’s what can make Lent so powerful. Dynamic Catholic.com
FORMED on Demand Book Club for Lent
Readers will work their way through Pope Emeritus Benedict's masterpiece, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week. Led by Father Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press and former student of Pope Benedict, this book club will delve into the week of Christ's Passion in a discussion group right on FORMED. (FORMED on Demand is provided to Epiphany Parishioners for free. If you haven't registered, click here: FORMED Registration)
Lent 2019 Mercy Nights
The Diocese of Venice Office of Evangelization is hosting several “Mercy Nights” throughout the Diocese during Lent. Mercy Nights are designed to give the faithful the opportunity to encounter God particularly through His unfathomable mercy. Read on for dates and locations.
Pope Francis’ Lenten Message for 2019
The redemption of creation; The destructive power of sin; The healing power of repentance and forgiveness.
Stay connected to your faith and experience renewal this Lenten season with monthly podcasts from Bishop Dewane.
Catholic Relief Service’s Rice Bowl - Click here for a letter from Bishop Dewane
The Annual Catholic Relief Service Rice Bowl for the Church will take place in the Diocese of Venice throughout Lent beginning Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Rice Bowls are available at all entrances of the Cathedral.
Best Lent Ever - Daily Email - Sign up at Dynamic Catholic
We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different. Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness . . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
Fish Fry - Every Friday during Lent 5:00-7:00pm, Parish Center
Stations of the Cross - Every Friday during Lent at 4:00pm in the Cathedral
April 16, 2017, 10:30am at Epiphany Cathedral, Venice
During this Mass, the faithful of the Diocese join the Priests, Deacons and Bishop Frank J. Dewane for the blessing of the Holy Oils which are used in the administration of the Sacraments at each parish throughout the year. Priests and Deacons celebrating 25 and 50 years of Ordination are recognized at this Mass. All are encouraged to attend in support of our clergy and to participate in this important Holy Week celebration.
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Lenten Penance Services
- Epiphany Cathedral, Venice.....Thursday, April 11, 5:00pm
- St. Thomas More, Sarasota......Wednesday, April 3, 7:00pm & Saturday, April 6, 10:00am
- San Pedro, North Port ..............Tuesday, April 9, 5:30pm
- Our Lady of Lourdes, Venice....Thursday, April 11, 5:30pm
- All Parishes...................April 12th 4pm to 8pm
- All Parishes...................April 13th 9am to 12noon