Category: Venice

Parish continues to help in Michael recovery

Panama City  |  The faithful of St. Agnes Parish in Naples remember well the kindness and generosity of strangers who lent a helping hand in 2017 following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma. So, it was natural for the parishioners to rally together and help when Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle in October 2018…. Read more »

Retreats offered to strengthen bonds

Naples  |  The Diocese of Venice Office of Family Life recently hosted two retreats aimed at creating strong bonds between mothers and their daughters as well as fathers and their sons. The Mother/Daughter Advent Retreat and Tea Party was Dec. 30, at St. Ann Parish in Naples. The Father/Son Retreat, with a theme of “Living… Read more »

Sacramental theologian offers talks for deacons, musicians

port charlotte  |  Permanent deacons of the Diocese of Venice recently gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Port Charlotte to hear from visiting speaker Father Eusebius Martis, O.S.B.  Bishop Frank J. Dewane introduced Father Martis, a Benedictine monk of Marmion Abbey and a well-known sacramental theologian who was in the Diocese of Venice for the annual… Read more »

Our Lady celebrated across Diocese

Naples  |  Tradition, prayer, reverence and music marked the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, throughout the Diocese of Venice. Celebrated Dec. 12, the feast is often linked to the Dec. 9 feast of St. Juan Diego, the day in 1531 when Our Lady first appeared to the saint near… Read more »

Smoothie lady feeds the soul

Wauchula  |  A heart of gold is what you’ll find when meeting and getting to know volunteer Rebecca Linarez of St. Michael Parish in Wauchula, but she’ll simply say it’s her gratitude to Our Lord that keeps her working nearly seven nights a week for the Church. Regardless of her full-time job as a senior… Read more »

‘Providing Help, Creating Hope, Serving All’

Venice  |  When instability, injustice or poverty exists, Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. is often the first to address concerns found in underserved communities. Catholic Charities strives to respond and be a part of the solution through collaboration and partnership within the community that is essential for the common good and brings dignity to… Read more »

Thanksgiving season brings out best in people

Venice  |  Thanksgiving is all about gathering family together and a time to reflect and give thanks for all the gifts and graces the Lord has bestowed on one’s life. For those who struggle paycheck to paycheck or are on the brink of homelessness, Thanksgiving has a different meaning. It can mean loneliness, despair and… Read more »

Gala celebrates 30 years of excellence

cape coral  |  During this 30th anniversary of the founding of St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral there has been an ongoing effort to celebrate the achievements of the school and its students. Part of that celebration was the Nov. 23, “Enchanted Sea – Second Annual Saints and Sinners Gala” at the Westin Cape… Read more »

Retreats serve as reflection and evangelization

lake placid  |  When given the opportunity to ask Bishop Frank J. Dewane a question, several young men and women directly inquired where they fit in today’s Catholic Church. These questions came Nov. 24 during a visit by Bishop Dewane to a Spanish-language Youth Catholic Charismatic Renewal Retreat at the Lake Placid Camp and Conference… Read more »

Annual Hispanic Festival draws thousands

sarasota  |  The 17th annual Hispanic Festival at St. Jude Parish was another rousing success as an estimated 14,000 descended on the Sarasota Parish Nov. 9, for a day filled with food, fun and entertainment. The annual festival is a celebration of both the individual nations and the unified culture of a diverse people. Held… Read more »