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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Diocese of Venice in Florida Statement Regarding
OFFICE OF STATEWIDE PROSECUTION'S REPORT ON SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN FLORIDA
The State Report is a reminder of the grave harm done in the past to minors by some who were ordained to provide pastoral care to the Faithful. Regrettably, the Priests who have offended can obscure the truth that most Catholic priests serve with fidelity, generosity, compassion, and care.
The investigation recognized the Diocese has followed its policies and provided, once again, the opportunity for the Diocese of Venice to reiterate its commitment to stand firm in implementing the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Diocese will continue to do all that is within its power to remain faithful to the long-established policies for protecting children and promoting moral integrity of those who serve in the Church.
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.