Dear friends in Christ,
The death of our Lord Jesus Christ has now become the resurrection of the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia! Jesus is risen! How great is this day? Words really do not capture the emotion, the feeling or the thoughts of what it means to be alive knowing that Jesus is in heaven. All that we are and all that we do is based on this belief in His resurrection. Because Jesus has risen, as his faithful followers, our faith is strong.
Easter Sunday is an extraordinary time. It is different from any other day. Feel the Spirit moving throughout the people gathered for Mass. Listen to the sound of all the people in unison making promises to God just before the sprinkling of Holy Water. See the smiles on the faces of family and friends who gather to share in a good meal. Today, we are grateful to God for all the love and hope that we have.
May we share the Easter peace and love with everyone we meet today and for the many days to come. The joy of Easter is everlasting.
A happy and blessed Easter to us all,
Safe Environment Training Volunteers who have routine contact with children or vulnerable adults are reminded that attendance of Safe Environment Training is required. You may register online at www.dioceseofvenice.org. No one should attend Safe Environment Training until their fingerprints have cleared. Due to the sensitive nature of this training, no children are permitted to attend.
St. Maximilian Kolbe (Port Charlotte)
June 12th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Report all abuses to the Florida Department of Children and Families at 800-962-2873. To report abuse by Diocesan personnel or volunteers, call the Diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator, Barbara DiCocco at 941-416-6114.
Mass Intention Book 2014
The Mass Intention Book has openings, if you would like to reserve an intention for a deceased or living loved one, a special occasion or anniversary you may do so.
We are now accepting intentions for the Saturday (vigil) and all Sunday Masses. Please visit the Parish Office, to find the date and Mass time that is right for you.