ALERT: THE VETERANS DAY MASS HAS BEEN MOVED TO
ST. PATRICK PARISH DUE TO WEATHER
Catholic Mass to Honor Veterans Moved Due to Weather
Venice, FL, November 9, 2022 – The Diocese of Venice in Florida will celebrate its 13th annual Veterans Day Catholic Mass to honor veterans on Friday, November 11, 2022. The Mass, originally scheduled to be held at The Sarasota National Cemetery, has been moved due to weather constraints. The Mass will now be celebrated at the nearby St. Patrick Parish, 7900 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.
The Mass will begin at 3:30 p.m., with opening ceremonies at 3:15 p.m. All are encouraged to arrive early. The Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice, will be the principal celebrant of the Mass.
“After consultation with the officials at The Sarasota National Cemetery, it was determined that impending Tropical Storm Nicole necessitated moving the location from outdoors,” said Bishop Dewane. “We are fortunate to have a nearby alternative in St. Patrick Parish. However, this Annual Mass at The National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day has become a tradition in the Diocese, and we look forward to returning to the cemetery on Veterans Day 2023.”
The annual Mass is a spiritual intention of thanking and honoring God for all the men and women who have served our country. It is also an opportunity to honor and pray for those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. All military service personnel, both active and retired, are encouraged to wear their uniforms to the Mass.
The Diocese of Venice in Florida is assisted in this Veterans Day effort every year by the Knights of Columbus and students from Cardinal Mooney High School, who work diligently to prepare for this annual event.