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Bishop Dewane Latest Message, Hurricane Ian

A Video Message from Bishop Frank J. Dewane

October 6, 2022

A Message from Bishop Frank J. Dewane, 10/6/22

October 6, 2022 — My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, God Our Father, along with His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit bring comfort and hope to all. Truly, a devastating blow has been dealt to Southwest Florida and the full scope of the tragic loss of life and destruction of property remain to be known. Many of our neighbors have been left without their homes, livelihood and continue to deal with flood waters, and the overall aftermath of the hurricane.  During these challenging times, let us continue to offer prayers for those affected by the hurricane, and for all who have come to their assistance.  Let us pray for the souls of those who sadly have lost their lives and for the consolation of their families. Please know you remain in my prayers and may Our Lady of Mercy continue to intercede on our behalf. May God bless you all. + Bishop Dewane

A Message from Bishop Frank J. Dewane, 9/30/22

September 30, 2022 — Thank you for your continued prayers for the Diocese of Venice, and all those affected by Hurricane Ian. Damage is still being assessed, but it is clear that the devastation in the Diocese is widespread. There are several crews already at work throughout the Diocese, and Catholic Charities is putting their local team into action. We are grateful for all those who have helped, and continue to help, during this difficult time. + Bishop Dewane