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(July 5, 2020)
Bishop Frank Dewane has extended the dispensation of the obligation
to attend Sunday Mass to September 1, 2020. Click here to read his letter.
PUBLIC MASSES RESUME:
The public celebration of Masses at St. Charles has resumed!
(The 7:00 AM daily Mass remains suspended until further notice.)
RULES FOR ATTENDING MASS DURING THE PANDEMIC:
Everyone entering the Church must wear a mask. A scarf or bandanna will also suffice.
Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the Church. Additionally, please sanitize your hands immediately before you receive Communion and immediately afterwards.
You may only receive Communion passively on your hand, not on your tongue. Please do not attempt to take the Host from the priest and do not cup your hand like a basket. Keep your hand as flat as possible. The priest will then attempt to place the Host on your hand without touching you. While receiving Communion, please KEEP YOUR MASK ON. Once you receive the Eucharist, step a few feet to the side, pull down your mask, place Eucharist in your mouth, pull your mask back up, and return to your pew.
Please refrain from touching anything in the church unless it is absolutely necessary.
If you are sick, experiencing the slightest of symptoms, or are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill because of your age or a previous condition, or if you live with, work with, or have been exposed to anyone who fits this description, we strongly urge you to stay home and attend the online live-streamed Mass or the TV Mass. This precaution is for your own safety as well as for that of your family, friends and fellow parishioners.
Please consider attending the 7:00 AM or 5:30 PM Masses on Sunday, as they are usually more lightly attended.
Social Distancing rules must be followed. Pews have been roped off to create space. Please do not sit close to people you do not live with.
The Sign of Peace will be omitted.
OTHER CHURCH ACTIVITIES:
All other church activities are still cancelled until further notice.
Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
Father, shine your light of Mercy upon your people by protecting us from the coronavirus,
and healing all of those who are afflicted with it. Father, we offer this prayer to you
in the name of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen.
Father, we ask that you give all of those serving on the frontlines of our war with the
Coronavirus, especially our health care professionals, wisdom and understanding,
and strength and courage to serve the cause of protecting and saving life.
We ask this in the name of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord! Amen.
(Live-Stream) 4:00 PM
(Live-Stream) 9:00 AM
(Haitian Mass) 1:00 PM
Weekdays (Monday - Saturday):
Televised Mass Schedule
Daily Mass (Including Sundays):
12:00 AM (Midnight)
12:00 PM (Noon)
Diocese of Venice:
Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Charlotte, Hardee & Highland counties:
9:30 AM on the CW Network.
Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades & Desoto counties:
10:30 AM on FOX4.
Click here to view the televised Mass channel guide.
The Florida Catholic newspaper has suspended print publication for the months of April & May, but has made their digital version available at no charge for everyone.
Visit the Florida Catholic Website to view
the latest digital issue of the newspaper.
Readings / Prayers
Daily Mass Readings (USCCB)
Magnificat (Free for limited time)
The Word Among Us (Free for limited time)
Are you sick?
State of Florida:
Florida Catholic Conference:
Diocese of Venice:
Drive-Thru Testing Site:
Charlotte Sports Park
2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, Florida
Test is for if you have it, not already had it.
No appt or doctor order required.
No charge for the test.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
By appointment only. Register here.
Assistance with Food & Medicine:
Meals For Seniors (941) 255-0723
(Age 60+, 7 frozen healthy meals per week)
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice:
Grocery Delivery Services:
Many grocery stores have modified hours specifically for senior citizens, please check with their websites for more information.
Prescription Delivery Services:
Restaurant Delivery Services: