Getting to know each other
We know that meeting someone new for the first time can be intimidating. We want to you make your first experience at Epiphany Cathedral a good one! Here is some helpful information to get you started.
On the weekends, we offer seven different Mass times:
- Saturday vigils 4pm, 6pm (Spanish)
- Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 12:30pm (Polish), and 5:30pm
- Weekday Masses are held everyday at 8am. And Friday 12:00pm (Noon).
A part of our vision is to spiritually nourish the faith of parishioners to be the “Heart and Hands of Christ.”
Epiphany Cathedral Parish meets everyday and weekend for Masses on our campus in the Main Church at 310 Sarasota St. Venice, FL 34285.
Epiphany Parish Cathedral has over 100 active ministries. Explore here and see what’s a good fit for you!
We encourage parishioner support of the parish mission through the commitment of time, talent and treasure.
We love to see you! Come by and visit our office, Monday-Friday, 8:00am–3:00pm. You can call our parish office, at (941) 484-3505.
A part of our action plan is to develop a culture of collaboration in both ministry work and as parish staff through consistent information sharing to ensure the mission of Christ is at the center of our parish life.
What can I expect?
How long is a service?
Typically, a weekend Mass is about 60 minutes in length (weekday 30 minutes). The Mass begins with an entrance hymn and consists of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Hymns and responses are projected on the walls; hymnals are also provided in all pews so all can engage and worship however you feel most comfortable. Be sure to greet any of our priests and deacons after Mass at the church entrances/exits.
What is the culture like?
Epiphany is a safe and inviting place for all to come and worship. Try to come to Mass a little early (don’t worry there are plenty of Mass times to fit your schedule!) so you may be greeted by one of our ushers.
The Mass is not like the movies where you sit and watch. Mass-goers are not an audience, they are active participants.
The Mass has a lot of things happening at once, after all, it is an re-enactment of Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection. The Mass is a celebration of community and a chance to connect with Christ’s real presence, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
Epiphany is a place where you can feel safe and welcome to participate in the holy sacrifice of the Mass as well as get involved in evangelization and ministries with the community!
What about my kids?
Rally the troops, wear whatever is most presentable and bring your kids to Mass! Please don’t worry if your baby is crying at Mass, there will be plenty of people who are parents and remember what it is like taking children to Mass. We want to hear a chorus of crying babies in the pews because that means the church is ALIVE. We also have a family view room in the back of the church if that is where you and your little ones feel most comfortable.
At Epiphany, we make the safety of everyone our priority. As Christian adults, we have a moral and legal responsibility and are entrusted by God with the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of minors and vulnerable adults. All of our staff and volunteers who work with children and young people are Safe Environment screened and trained. The Safe Environment Program consists of two core components: Background Checking and Fingerprinting, and Training and Awareness.
What if I have not been to Mass in a while?
Don’t worry! God does not expect perfection, He is glad to have you back and so are we. Epiphany Cathedral welcomes new families and those who have been away for a while.
Those who receive Communion must be in a state of grace. We offer Confessions every Saturday 3:00pm-until the start of the 4pm Mass in Chapel, and every Thursday (before the first Friday of the month) after 8:00am Mass, first Friday of the month from 6-7pm, or by appointment. If you have not been to confession in a while, our priests would be happy to walk you through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Come as you are and bring a friend with you!