Category: Venice

CCUSA anniversary to be celebrated by Bishop

Venice  |  This year marks the 110th anniversary of the founding of Catholic Charities, USA (CCUSA), and part of that celebration has a connection to the Diocese of Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane, who is the Episcopal Advisor to CCUSA, will be celebrating a Mass which will be streamed live from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice… Read more »

Schools, Parish mark 9/11 anniversary

Naples  |  A global pandemic did not diminish the memories of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists struck in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, leaving behind thousands of dead while showing the world the face of true heroism. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks was marked throughout the Diocese of Venice at Parishes and… Read more »

40 Days for Life kicks off in Fort Myers, Sarasota

Fort Myers  |  The fall campaign of 40 Days for Life begins Sept. 23, 2020, and runs until Sunday, Nov. 1, with local vigils taking place in Sarasota and Fort Myers. 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a… Read more »

Our Lady celebrated in Sarasota

Sarasota  |  Nuestra Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity of Copper) holds a special place in the heart of Isabel Diaz because she provides a connection to her heritage as an American-born Cuban. “This devotion goes back in my family many generations and the stories of the celebrations on this day… Read more »

Eucharistic Adoration brings one closer to Christ

Venice  |  The first Friday of September was a spiritually emotional day for Bonnie Coyle, as it was the first time since March that she participated in Eucharistic Adoration. Coyle has been a devotee of adoration for many years, finding great comfort in spending quiet time with the Lord in addition to attending Mass. The… Read more »

Bishop Verot High football season opens

Fort Myers  |  The atmosphere was charged with excitement as the Bishop Verot Catholic High School Viking Football Team kicked off its season Sept. 4, 2020, at home in Fort Myers. The crowd roared as the players ran through a tunnel and onto the field for the first time, flanked by cheerleaders and looking eager… Read more »

Sarasota Knights Council shines during Pandemic

Sarasota  |  Even before the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Knight of Columbus Council 15332 of Incarnation Parish in Sarasota was already actively using virtual meeting technology. And when everything shut down, the group went into “hyper-mode” to continue to serve the community. “We first worried about members having trouble adapting to the technology, but these men… Read more »

Rite resumes for Diocesan youth

LaBelle  |  Frida Castillo and Maria Ramos are close friends who were among nearly 70 to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation Sept. 5, 2020, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish in LaBelle. Frida said she felt a weight had been lifted from her shoulders when Bishop Frank J. Dewane made the sign of the… Read more »

Faith formation continues on parish level during COVID

ORLANDO  |  When Florida shut down in March due to COVID-19, many residents of the Sunshine State hoped the pandemic would run its course by now. But it hasn’t.  A heavy topic on the minds of much of the population centers around education. Remote learning or brick and mortar learning are the two choices faced… Read more »

Faithful enter Church through RCIA

Naples  |  It was on March 1, 2020, the first Sunday of Lent, when Bishop Frank J. Dewane presided over the annual Rite of Election at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. This annual tradition is a formal Rite in which catechumens are presented and their names are entered into the Book of Elect.  The 170 catechumens,… Read more »