Dear Parishioners and Friends: The letter from Bishop Frank Dewane inserted into the St. Isabel Parish bulletin on March 31, 2019, has brought, yet again, profound anguish and disillusionment to our beloved pastor, Father Christopher Senk, and serves as an instrument of division and distrust within the parish and wider community. Parishioners for Justice continues… Continue reading The letter from Bishop Frank Dewane inserted into the St. Isabel Parish bulletin on March 31, 2019, has brought, yet again, profound anguish and disillusionment to our beloved pastor
ANNOUNCEMENT On January 17, 2017, our Bishop, the Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane, informed us in writing of his decision to refer the matter of our Pastor, Father Christopher Senk, to Rome at the Congregation for Clergy for a decision. On Friday, June 23, 2017, Father Christopher's advocate, Father David Deibel, received notice that… Continue reading Update on Fr Christopher’s Fight for Justice
Several weeks ago one of our Parishioners wrote to Bishop Dewane to express her dismay and outrage over what has happened to Fr Chris and our Parish. Below you will find a copy of her letter (we share this with her permission), the letter the Bishop "Our Spiritual Leader" wrote back to her and her follow… Continue reading Is the this the Shepherd we want Leading our Flock?
On Saturday, May 28, it will be seven months since our pastor, Fr. Christopher Senk, was suddenly placed on administrative leave. This action was taken by the Bishop of Venice on account of a civil complaint of theft by a Baltimore family who, without any evidence whatsoever, persuaded the Lee County Sheriff's office that there… Continue reading On Saturday, May 28, it will be 7 months since our pastor, Fr. Chris, was placed on administrative leave
Letter From the Diocese April 26, 2017 Dear Editor: The letter from Susan Laielli to the Santiva Chronicle regarding the disagreement between Bishop Frank Dewane and the people of St. Isabel Catholic Church is, at best, misleading; but it is useful in that it provides us with an opportunity to address some of… Continue reading Response from the PFJ to a Letter to Editor of Santiva Chronicle from the Diocese
VENICE, FL -- Regrettably, it must be reported that the Diocese of Venice has been informed that an investigation has been carried out by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
In these closing weeks of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, I take this occasion to express my pastoral greetings to you the parishioners of Saint Isabel Parish, with the prayer that Our Merciful Lord will richly bless you and your family.