Category: Venice

Generosity abounds leading to Thanksgiving

Bradenton  |  The generosity of the faithful, whether they are part of a Diocese of Venice Catholic School or Parish, knows no limits. The generosity of the faithful  With many people struggling because of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Thanksgiving for some seemed as if it could be without the basic needs of… Read more »

Parish Outreach Center dedicated, blessed in Wauchula

Wauchula  |  The mission of the new St. Michael Outreach Center in Wauchula is to develop each person’s recognition of their individual dignity and worth through the cultivation of their emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social development. The Center’s supportive economic, therapeutic, and educational resources are designed to provide a healthy framework for personal and social… Read more »

Mass honors Veterans

Venice  |  Even while the world continues to deal with the impacts of a global Pandemic, time must be taken to remember those men and women who faithfully served in defense of this country so that all can continue enjoy the freedoms we hold dear. The annual Diocese of Venice Memorial Mass held on Veterans… Read more »

School’s time capsule opened

port charlotte  |  The 2020-2021 school year at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Port Charlotte has been unique with precautions required by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. However, it is also a time for celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the school. Events will be taking place throughout the school year with class… Read more »

Youth Rally 2020 style

Naples  |  The 2020 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally was a huge success, uniting young Catholics in Faith even though the youth were scattered at 20 different locations thanks to restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The central site for the Youth Rally was St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples. There, about 100 youth… Read more »

Virtual diocesan concert series to continue

The first Virtual Diocesan Concert was livestreamed from Incarnation Parish in Sarasota Nov. 6, 2020. Incarnation Music Director Andi Zdrava, who is playing the piano at right, directed the performance. Johanna Fincher, also seen at right, and Abigale Zdrava provided vocals. Dr. Nina Kim played the violin and Edevaldo Mulla, seen at left, played the… Read more »

Memorial Mass held for Deacons and their wives

Venice  |  November is an appropriate time to remember those who have died, that they may someday be accepted into heaven. For this reason, Bishop Frank J. Dewane invites the Permanent Deacons and their wives to participate in a Memorial Mass each year as a time to pray for, honor and remember the Deacons and… Read more »

Catholic Charities programs seeking help during holidays

Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. is in urgent need of donations ahead of the extended holiday season. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, and Christmas not long afterwards there are thousands of families who are facing economic hardships this year exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Since the Pandemic began, Catholic Charities has… Read more »

Schools celebrate saints, souls and more

Bradenton  |  One of the blessings of a Catholic school is the gift of weaving education, faith, and family traditions into the very fabric of the school community. As the days of fall become shorter, the reality of eternity is celebrated by many cultures. In a Catholic school, there is much more to celebrate such… Read more »

Prison outreach does well during Pandemic

VENICE  |  The Diocese of Venice is stepping up to provide a pre-recorded Catholic Mass at prisons throughout Florida and is helping incarcerated men and women gain spiritual strength during a time when they are isolated as never before. This was the message Johnny Frambo, state chaplain of the Florida Department of Correction, gave to… Read more »