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Do not be afraid of joy! That joy which the Lord gives us when we allow him to enter our life. Let us allow him to enter our lives and invite us to go out to the margins and proclaim the Gospel. – Pope Francis


The Vocations Office is committed to creating a culture of vocations in the Diocese of Venice where everyone prays, thinks, and acts to nurture, encourage, and invite vocations. While embracing an understanding of vocation that includes marriage, the single life, and other grace-filled ministries of the laity, we are dedicated especially to encouraging those young men and women who express a particular interest in the ordained and consecrated life.

Bishop Frank J. Dewane is seen with some of the Diocese of Venice seminarians on July 19, 2023, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. The seminarians were taking part in an annual convocation.

Is God calling you?

For more information, please contact us at the Vocations Office.


A Seminarian Story – Featuring Alan Baldarelli


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Office Hours

M-F: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Diocese of Venice Office of Vocations
1000 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34285
Fax: (941) 484-1121