Bereavement Outreach

The mission of the Diocese of Venice’s Bereavement Outreach is to actively support endeavors that aid in the healing of those who mourn a loved one, while understanding the individual concerns of each bereaved person.



Deacon Henry deMena Presents:

Prayer Service for Forgiveness and Healing from Diocese of Venice In Florida on Vimeo.

Red Bird Ministries
The death of any loved one is a traumatic and complicated experience. There is a unique impact however of losing a child. Red Bird Ministries is a Catholic, pro-life/pro-family grief support ministry that focuses on bereaved families who have experienced child loss of any age and circumstance, including pregnancy loss through miscarriage and stillbirth, and after birth as an infant, child, adolescent, or adult. While we operate as Catholics our ministry serves anyone who has experienced the loss of a child.

Please click here for more information about Red Bird Ministries.

Jim Gontis

Director of Evangelization
(941) 486-4754

O Lord, my God. I cried out to you and you healed me. (Psalms 30:2)

To find out more about upcoming workshops, please contact Jim Gontis.