2018 Lent & Lunch Series

GO DEEPER! Bring a bagged lunch and join us at the Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation for our FREE “Lent & Lunch” series, every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., February 21st – March 21st. During this series, we will delve deep into the Passion narrative according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. We will conclude the series with a talk on the Last Supper.

This Lenten series is FREE to the general public, so invite a friend! If you live nearby, we encourage you to attend in person to meet the presenter. The Institute for Catholic Studies is located at 10299 SW Peace River Street (3.7 miles off of I-75 exit 170, just outside Port Charlotte).

VIDEO IN! You also have the option to use Skype video conferencing to attend this Lenten series remotely through the use of your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. Once registered, a Skype meeting link will be sent to your email.

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Diocesan Certification Program

The Diocese of Venice is pleased to announce a new partnership with Franciscan Catechetical Institute! This partnership allows our Diocese the abililty to offer certification and professional development in Catechesis, Youth Outreach and Evangelization to those laity who desire to work or volunteer in parish catechetical programs.

During the initial stages of implementation, only those asked to be a mentor trainee are eligible to register and you will be able to create a free individual account under the Institute for Catholic Studies. When registering for an individual account, please select "Diocese of Venice" from the drop-down menu as your Diocese and list "Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation" under the the Parish Name field.

All certification registration can be done at

If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at (941) 766-7334!

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