Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“… Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows
bountifully will also reap bountifully.” With these words, St. Paul challenges the
Christians of Corinth to be eager in their support for their Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
This passage continues to offer the same call to the Faithful, to us today.
The Catholic Faith Appeal (CFA) of the Diocese of Venice is one way to sow
generously and aid in the reaping of a bountiful harvest in your life. Through your support,
the Diocese is able to provide many of the ministries and programs highlighted in the
following pages. By means of these many efforts to sow seeds in the field of the Lord, the
joy of the Gospel is shared and witnessed throughout the Diocese of Venice.
The CFA supports Diocesan outreach programs and initiatives, among which are
included: children being educated in Catholic Schools and Parish Religious Education
Programs; those who suffer with HIV/AIDS being provided nutrition; elderly, vulnerable,
and marginalized being housed and cared for; seminarians being formed and prepared for
priesthood; people of all ages being drawn closer to Christ; and much more.
It is the heartfelt generosity of the Faithful that enables the Diocese of Venice to
touch the lives of so many in the name of the Lord Jesus. Through your support, won’t you
be part of the Catholic Faith Appeal? In this way you are part of our vital endeavors.
Thank you for your efforts to realize a bountiful harvest for the Catholic Faith
Appeal, yourself, and all who will benefit. With sincere gratitude, I offer my continued
prayers for you and your family
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Frank J. Dewane
Bishop of the Diocese of
Venice in Florida
Catholic Faith Appeal Brochure 2018
Catholic Faith Appeal FAQ Flier 2018
Catholic Faith Appeal FAQ Flier (Spanish) 2018