Offices & Departments


The department provides a wide range of services including public relations, media relations, community information, and special projects for print, radio and television.

Meet our Staff

Susan Laielli


Bob Reddy

Editor, The Florida Catholic
Media Relations Coordinator

Gail A. Ardy

Administrative Assistant
TV Mass Producer

Cara Smith & Patricia Harrigan


As the Communications & Media Department, we:

  • Produce a Sunday Mass for television
  • Publish a biweekly diocesan newspaper (The Florida Catholic)
  • Publish a biweekly diocesan newsletter (The Mustard Seed)
  • Oversee the Diocese of Venice website
  • Co Host Witnessing Faith with Bishop Dewane
  • Promote Bishop Initiatives
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For members of the news media working on a deadline outside of working hours, please call 941-275-5183.