Information sessions for men’s outreach coming in June

The Diocese of Venice Office of Evangelization is hosting a series of information sessions throughout June 2023 to help spread the word about a growing outreach to men called “That Man is You (TMIY).”

That Man is You is a Catholic men’s program that honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive!

Since its inception, more than 100,000 men have been involved in TMIY.  The transformative effects in participants have been most evident in helping men become better husbands and fathers, strengthening them in virtue, and in increased Parish participation.

TMIY currently exists at several Diocesan Parishes right now, with more coming online in the fall. To help spread the word, and to encourage more Parishes to adopt this program, the Office of Evangelization is hosting one-hour TMIY information sessions in June 2023.

The information session scheduled is as follows:

  • Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish, 335 S. Bridge Street, LaBelle, 7 p.m., June 7 (also in Spanish).
  • Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Avenue West, Venice, 6 p.m., June 8.
  • Peter the Apostle Parish, 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, Naples, 7 p.m., June 14 (also in Spanish).
  • Katharine Drexel Parish, 1922 SW 20th Avenue, Cape Coral, 6 p.m., June 19.
  • Incarnation Parish, 2929 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, 6:30 p.m., June 20.
  • Charles Borromeo Parish, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, 7 p.m., June 26.
  • John the Evangelist Parish, 625 111th Avenue North, Naples, 7 p.m., June 27.
  • Our Lady of the Angels Parish, 12905 E. State Road 70, Lakewood Ranch, 7 p.m., June 28.

For an updated listing of locations for TMIY information sessions in the coming weeks, please visit or contact James Gontis, Diocese of Venice Director of Evangelization at 941-484-9543 or