Due to the threat imposed by the Coronavirus, Bishop Dewane has cancelled all
church functions in the Diocese of Venice, including Mass, until further notice.
Please continue to check this webpage for updates. You may also visit our Facebook Page to stay informed.
Click here to read a message from Fr. John Fitch.
Please take a moment to read Bishop Dewane's Letter announcing the cancellation of church activities.
Read this update from Bishop Dewane dated Friday, April 17, 2020
God bless and protect us all.
Beginning this Sunday, May 17th, at 12:00 Noon, you will have the opportunity to receive Holy Communion at St. Charles. We will distribute Communion until everyone has received.
General Rules for Receiving Holy Communion During the Pandemic:
Enter through the Narthex main doors of the Church. A staff member will be available to assist you. After you receive Holy Communion, exit immediately out the side entrances of the Church by following the blue arrows. Do NOT exit through the Narthex.
Everyone entering the church must wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, there are numerous websites with instructions on how you can make a simple mask. If anyone has masks in original packaging that they would like to donate, we will happily accept them. In addition, if you are able to make cloth masks, we will be accepting those, as well.
Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the Church, either with your own hand sanitizer (which we prefer) or at one of the sanitizing stations near the entrance. Or, if you prefer, wear gloves.
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.
You may be asked to wait before entering the Church due to the number of people ahead of you.
If you are sick, experiencing the slightest of symptoms, or are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill because of a previous condition, or if you live, work, have been or will be exposed to anyone who fits this description, we strongly urge you to pray at home, rather than at church. This precaution is for your own safety as well as for that of your family, friends and fellow parishioners.
Although staff will be sanitizing the church and bathrooms regularly, we ask that you do not touch anything in the church unless it is necessary.
May we each take responsibility to exercise the utmost care to protect ourselves and others. Please be mindful that safeguarding our own and each other’s health offers reverent service to God, as Jesus says, whatever we do for the least of our brothers or sisters, we do for Him.
(Live Chat will be available during the live-stream. You can also participate in the live chat on our Youtube Channel.
Live-Stream (Will Appear While Broadcasting)
(If live-stream is not showing at normal Mass times, please check our Youtube Channel or our Facebook Page to view the live-stream).
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.
Mother's Day Novena
Earlene J. Aiken, Pearl Anderson, Mary Appel, Lucile Bailey, Bertha Remore Bailey, Joyce Barrett, Sharon Barrett, Claire Bergman, Catherine Bolcie, Catherine Cellamare, Kathleen Cummings, Zulmina Dabody, Vittoria D'Alessandro, Benita Desguin, Cecile DesRochers, Dorothy DiSalvo, Santina DiSalvo, Margaret Dubui, Marie Esther Emile, Edwina M. Fehling, Maria Fertitta, Helga Fitch, Maria Antonia Fonte, Rosemary Gallo, Mary E. Gee, Mildred Gillespie, Socorro Gonzalez, Alice Gross, Isolyn Gumbs, Muai Ha Dong, Gerri Hennen, Barbara Hicken, Leslie Honeker, Mary Ivory, Mary Jordan, Alberta Kabbes, Edna Kingsmore, Irene Kochevar, Joanne Lamazzi, Nancy Lauer, Florid Martell, Elma McCaughey, Joanne Miko, Sadie Miko, Maureen Monaghan, Diane Murphy, Grace Ocasio, Maria Ocasio, Joyce O'Hara, Tonya Peters, Rose Phillips, Jeannette Pierre, Yolene Pierre, Mary Jo Pinder, Elizabeth Pisano, Maria Terese Pisano, Debbie Porter, Mary Day Power, Pearl Ruby B. Radway, Amy Rea, Joyce Reed, Carolyn Reilly, Susan Ribeiro, Margaret Riddensdale, Annette Rodriguez, Helen Rula, Judy Russell, Jean Scheff, Hannah Shea, Adelaide Smith, Carole Smith, Helen Smith, Mary Spencer, Doris Spragg, Elizabeth St. John, Bridget Sullivan, Wanda Switalski, Marie Esther Tuder, Cathy Vila, Sophie Wasnock, Maureen Watts, Whalley Family, Hattie Willis, Rose Yelovich, Julia Yorner, Joyce Zappulla, Helen Zbranak, Irene Zbranak.
Live-Stream Mass Schedule
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 month
of April, 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:
CenturyLink Sports Complex
14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy
Fort Myers, 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 - 3:00 PM
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: