Parish Mission Statement
We, the faithful of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church and Holy Martyrs Mission, in the Diocese of Venice, Florida, are called to proclaim that Jesus is the Light of the world, who offers to all who follow Him the light of life.
We therefore commit ourselves to:
May Our Lady Queen of Heaven, and the Holy Martyrs of Mexico, guide us in our earthly journey so that at the end, we may forever proclaim God’s mercy. Amen
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Year of St. Joseph: In March 2020, Bishop Frank J. Dewane announced that the Diocese of Venice would celebrate a “Year of St. Joseph” from March 19, 2020 to March 19, 2021. As Bishop Dewane said: “St. Joseph is a figure who led by example, while also offering powerful prayer and protection." Recently, Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021. Read more here.
Año Dedicado a San José: En marzo 2020, el Obispo Frank J. Dewane anunció que la Diócesis de Venice celebraria un “Año dedicado a San José” desde el 19 de marzo 2020 hasta el 19 de marzo del 2021. Recientemente, el Papa Francisco ha proclamado un año dedicado a San José para toda la Iglesia Universal, comenzando el 8 de diciembre del 2020 y culminando el 8 de diciembre del 2021. Leer mas aqui.
The Gospel writer Mark records the occasion when those disciples slept while he prayed in the Garden prior to his trial and eventual crucifixion, “Could you not watch one hour with Me?” (Mk 14:34) We are encouraged to do likewise and spend an hour in thanksgiving. Every Friday and Thursday a Holy Hour is offered from 7pm until 8pm at Our Lady Queen of Heaven. This is an opportunity to visit the Blessed Sacrament exposed and to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For more info see here.