About Ave Maria Parish
Ave Maria Quasi Parish was established in the Diocese of Venice, Florida in 2008 by Bishop Frank J. Dewane. According to the Code of Canon Law, "a quasi-parish is equivalent to a parish; a quasi-parish is a definite community of the Christian faithful in a particular church, entrusted to a priest as its proper pastor but not yet erected as a parish because of particular circumstances."
The unique church building was dedicated March 31, 2008 by Bishop Frank J. Dewane.
On January 19, 2017 Bishop Frank J. Dewane raised the Quasi Parish and Oratory to full Church and Parish status. On the same day he installed Rev. Cory A. Mayer as the new parish's first pastor who had served previously as the pastor of the Quasi-Parish.
If you are new to Ave Maria or have not yet registered, please call or stop by the parish office to register. Being a registered member of the parish makes it simpler when it is time to receive the sacramets. We also need your help to keep our records current. Please notify the parish office of moves, births, deaths and marriages in your family.