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That artists of our time, through their ingenuity,
may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

Welcome! We would like to welcome you to our parish family. In order to better serve you, please fill out a registration card located at the entrances of the church and leave it with an usher or deposit it in the collection plate. You may also register by stopping by the church office.

Christians in the Holy Land
Please join us in the Parish Hall the weekend of August 19/20 after Masses, (3:30, 8:00, 10:00) to view the beautiful religious items for sale from the Holy Land.

The Christian situation in the Holy Land is dire. What used to be a strong and vibrant 30% of the population has dropped down below 2%. There are several factors involved, not the least of which is economics. Traditionally, the Christian community relied on the services offered for pilgrims as a main source of income for the community, who in turn conduct commerce with each other. Olive wood items/carvings represent the only tangible product they produce and can export. Christians of the Holy Land graciously asks your support through conscience prayers and the purchase of these special religious art pieces. Items range in price from $5 to a few hundred and include rosaries, crosses, icons and statues. Proceeds of the sales generate much needed employment and cash flow for our Christian community in Bethlehem. These beautiful and very affordable goods are great gifts for your family, friends and yourself, and please be as generous as God is to you. Checks, cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Cheese and crackers will be provided on Saturday and coffee and donuts on Sunday, compliments of Resurrection Family Circle.

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 trained in Safe Environment. The next training sessions will be on August 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and August 26th from 9:30 - 11:30 am at Church of the Resurrection Parish Hall. Call 239-481-7172 to register if you plan to attend.

About 2017 Catholic Faith Appeal

O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order and returned to its former quietude. You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control: the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land, and spread chaos and disaster.

During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing of time.

O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son on our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem, where a stormless eternity awaits us.


[Composed by Most Rev. Maurice Schexnayder (1895-1981), Second Bishop of Lafayette (1956-1973), following Hurricane Audrey in 1957]


Volunteers are needed in the Gift Shop for all shifts.
Please call 239-481-7171 and leave a message for Gaye for more details.

Gospel Forum
Strengthening men’s roles
As husbands, fathers, workers and community volunteers
Join us for coffee and casual, Insightful discussion on the Upcoming Sunday’s Gospel
Parish Center Classroom A1
You are invited!


See St Vincent de Paul page

Matt Talbot Men's Spiritual Retreat
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center, 3989 S. Moon Drive, Venice, invites all men to a spiritual retreat from Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17. All meals are included. The cost is $294 for single occupancy, $195.80 for shared. To register by mail, send a check to: Genco Business Systems, c/o Matthew Marzano, 2291 J & C Blvd., Naples, FL 34109. Deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 1. For more info please contact Matthew Marzano at 347-796-7131 or

Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing
"I felt such a relief," a retreatant explained. "I felt that I was genuinely forgiven and that helped me to forgive myself." There is hope and healing for those who suffer the pain of abortion. Call Fonda at 239-719-7210 or See video testimonials at


Marriage Struggling?
If your marriage has become
troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring; if you have grown cold and distant; 
even if you are divorced or separated, or are thinking about it, no matter how bad it may be... 
Retrouvaille can help, as it has helped tens of thousands of others. Our next program in 
Tampa begins Aug 18-20. For more information, visit, 
or call (813) 816-0711. Not counseling or group therapy.

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The beautiful flower arrangements that you see each week on the altar are available for purchase as a memo- rial or honorarium.
Altar Flower Bouquets are a wonderful way to remember the anniversary of a friend or loved one’s death or to honor a special event 
such as a birthday or anniversary.
If you wish, the name of your friend or loved one will be placed in an announcement in the bulletin in recognition of their special occasion.
To purchase Altar Flower Bouquets call the parish office, 239-481-7172. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

Your food donations will help St. Vincent DePaul, Catholic Charities, CCMI, Soup Kitchen, South Ft. 
Myers Food Pantry. Drop food in boxes at vestibules in the church or Parish Center. The following 
is most needed: Canned fruit & vegetables (corn/peas/carrot/ green beans). Canned meat 
(tuna/chicken/ sausages/ham/Spam), Spaghetti noodles and Sauce,  Macaroni and Cheese, 
Maseca flour (small bags), Canned diced tomatoes, Tomato sauce, Cereal, Canned soups (prefer 
chicken), and Dry beans (pinto/red/kidney).
Thank you and God Bless!



Sat: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Sun: 7:00 - 10:00am
Closed during Masses
The gift shop is located at the front entrance of the church.

SW Florida Catholic Chamber of Commerce
NEXT MEETING: August 22, 2017 Please join the next Catholic Chamber networking/lunch meeting on August 22, 2017 from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. Where: Brookdale Senior Living, 8351 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919. We invite all Catholic businesses and ministries. Free to attend. No membership required. Being a member is a great way to witness our beautiful Catholic faith.


Licensed Professional Counselors needed
The Diocesan Project Rachel post-abortion healing program is in need of counselors familiar with the teachings of the Catholic Church, particularly for the Sarasota, Manatee and Highlands counties. Bilingual (English/Spanish) counselors are needed throughout the diocese. Please contact Fonda at 239-719-7210 for details.

Charismatic Renewal Golden Jubilee Celebration
To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, the Diocese of Venice English and Spanish Catholic Charismatic Renewal Commissions will be hosting a Conference at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center in Punta Gorda on Saturday, September 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Conference theme, "A New Pentecost for a New Evangelization," will feature exciting speakers in both English and Spanish. There will also be a combined English/Spanish session for youth, ages 13-17. All are encouraged to attend this Spirit-filled conference, to experience inspirational speakers, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for youth (13-17) and includes dinner. Registration is required online at For more information about the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and the Golden Jubilee Celebration please visit

Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation - Master's Level Course
Through a partnership with Franciscan University of Steubenville, the Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation extends an invitation to those interested in pursuing a Master's Degree or just interested in learning their faith, to enroll in the upcoming Fall course, The 607 Dogmatic Theology II: Church and Sacraments. A 33 percent tuition discount is offered through the Institute. For more information, please contact Kathryn Klein DeNinno at 941-766-7334 or

'Witnessing Faith with Bishop Dewane' on Relevant Florida Radio 1660am/1410am/106.7fm Listen @ 10:30am on the last Friday of the month.  Listen anywhere
online at

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