The Catholic Diocese of Venice, which serves a Haitian population that numbers more than 11,000 in 10 counties, is undertaking relief efforts in Haiti.
In addition to a special collection at all Masses this weekend), the diocese is also collecting donations through its Web site at www.dioceseofvenice.org. Click on “Haitian Relief” to make a donation.
You can also send donations to the Diocese of Venice in Florida, ATTN: Haitian Relief, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice 34285. Make checks payable to” Diocese of Venice: Haitian Relief.”
All money collected in the special collection and private donations will directly aid the victims who have been affected by the earthquake.
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Also, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bradenton is one of several parishes in the diocese that will hold a Mass in Creole. The Mass will be at 4 p.m. at the church, 1505 12th Ave. W., Bradenton.