Pastor's Welcome

Father Robert Dziedziak, Pastor of the Church of Saint Patrick
Thank you for visiting! It is my pleasure to introduce you to our welcoming and enthusiastic St. Patrick Parish family. As Pastor, I have been truly blessed to witness the tremendous growth and progress made in the life of our Parish. Now, we are at the important mile-stone mark in the history of St. Patrick's. Our “Debt Free in Three” campaign is a great success. In months to come, we’ll be launching new ministries and programs to serve and foster our lives and we would love you to join us!

Recently, the Parish embraced a new mission statement, “Love God, Love our Neighbors, Make Disciples,” built around the following set of values… values that we believe reflect our faith and guide our thinking, our way of living, our deeds and our way of communicating with each other and with everyone we serve.
Pope Francis released his much anticipated

Encyclical "Laudato Si" on the Care of Our Common Home
Pope Francis Encyclical

Referring to the earth as "our common home," the Holy Father expressed his desire to address "every person living on this planet" about the importance of environmental concerns. One of the best ways to understand this important document is to read it and the supporting information. To help people get a firm grasp on Pope Francis' teaching, the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development has developed numerous resources for taking action and discussion guides. 
download the guide here: 
Encyclical "Laudato Si" on the Care of Our Common Home
supporting documentation: 
Encyclical and supporting resources
Catholic Faith Appeal
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory...” In the Sermon on the Mount, Our Lord calls us to serve others in such a way that they are led to praise God – to give glory to God. Who are the ones giving glory? Children whose minds, bodies and souls are nourished in Catholic schools. The faithful who are inspired and renewed through the sacraments, retreats, conferences and Bible classes. Seminarians preparing for the priesthood. Families and individuals receiving assistance. The grieving who are comforted and those who care for them. All of these people, and many more, give glory to God and you make this possible! Here in Southwest Florida, it is your good works in so many ways that give glory to God. These are magnified and multiplied through the services and programs made possible through the Catholic Faith Appeal. Please help us continue to expand the good works already begun. Contribute generously to the Catholic Faith Appeal, which touches the lives of so many people across the Diocese of Venice. As St. Paul teaches us in his Letters to the Corinthians, greater generosity results in greater praise to God. Thank you for supporting the Catholic Faith Appeal. May our gracious Lord pour out upon you and your loved ones every grace and heavenly blessing.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida

Help us reach our Catholic Faith Appeal Goal 
through the Office of Stewardship and Development
at the Diocese of Venice: click on the green "Donate to CFA" button and
be sure to choose St. Patrick from the church drop-down list. THANK YOU!