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Charismatic Renewal Golden Jubilee Celebration rescheduled for Nov. 5

As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Convention Center in Punta Gorda. The Conference will begin at noon and conclude at 8 p.m. A notification has been sent to all existing registrants advising of the date change and registration remains open. The Conference theme is, “A New Pentecost for a New Evangelization,” and 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. Pre-registration is required online at For more information about the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and the Golden Jubilee Celebration please visit

Kidnapped Priest Has Been Released

Thank you for your prayers! Father Tom Uzhunnialil has been released. Father was kidnapped in Yemen March 4, 2016 when four gunman attacked a Missionaries of Charity-run retirement home in Aden, Yemen, killing 16 people, including four Missionary Sisters of Charity. He will spend a few days in Rome in a community of his Salesian order before returning to India.

Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary Procession Oct. 7

The Diocese of Venice is sponsoring a Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary Procession set for Oct. 7 in front of the regional Planned Parenthood headquarters, 736 Central Ave., Sarasota. Everyone is asked to meet at St. Martha Parish, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, at 10:30 a.m., prior to going to the Planned Parenthood headquarters. Bring your rosary beads and love for the Blessed Mother to this special event commemorating the 100th anniversary of Her appearance to the children of Fatima, Portugal. Together we will honor Our Lady by praying for the unborn and putting an end to abortion. A statue of Our Lady of Fatima will lead the procession. For more information please contact Paul Muri at

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