Category: Venice

Venice Diocese group participates in National March


Washington, D.C. | A group of more than 250, mostly young people, took part in the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18. The march is the largest gathering of pro-lifers in the nation with hundreds of thousands participating. The 2019 march marks the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe… Read more »

Neumann footballer named 2A player of year

Naples | St. John Neumann Catholic High School athlete Jensen Jones was named in December by the Florida sports writers as the Florida State High School Athletic Association Class 2A football player of the year. The Naples senior led the Celtics to the regional finals and finished the season 10-2, setting a team record for… Read more »

Diocesan pilgrims enjoying Panama

World Youth Day

Staff Report Panama City, Panama | The pilgrims who are participating in World Youth Day 2019 in Panama this week are representing the Diocese of Venice well, showing their passion and joy for their faith. In talking with one participant from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, the entire World Youth Day journey was expected to be… Read more »

Catechetical Day focuses on modern issues


Sarasota | Just as the apostles were viewed as living embodiments of the new Catholic Church, so too are the catechists who currently serve the Church within Diocese of Venice in a variety of capacities in parishes and schools. This was the repeated message at the Diocesan “Catechetical Day: Catechesis in the Church Today,” which… Read more »

Knights start ambitious life campaign

Venice | The Knights of Columbus throughout the entire Diocese of Venice have started a campaign to purchase a mobile medical clinic. The mobile medical clinic van is a roving medical clinic, or ultrasound on wheels, which will then be given to Community Pregnancy Clinics Inc. (CPCI), a life-affirming medical provider with four clinics in… Read more »

Handbags empower Immokalee women

Immokalee | Migrant women in Immokalee have a new opportunity to earn money for their families through an empowerment program sponsored by the Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities. The Women’s Hands Program was the idea of the owners of the Guadalupe Roastery in nearby Ave Maria. The owners approached Peggy Rodriguez, program director of… Read more »

Looking back, moving forward

Venice | When a new year begins it is often appropriate to look back at the previous year and reflect on what has happened. However, at the same time preparation is needed for engaging in the new and exciting activities in the new year. As 2019 begins, the Diocese of Venice is involved in a… Read more »

Mass celebrates Mary, Haitian independence

Bonita Springs | The new year began with a Mass and celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the 215th anniversary of Haitian independence at St. Leo the Great Parish in Bonita Springs. Bishop Frank J. Dewane hosted the celebration that brought together the Catholic Haitian community of the Diocese of Venice… Read more »

Renewed Theology on Tap begins in Sarasota

Sarasota | Theology on Tap offers an innovative solution to one of today’s most pressing pastoral concerns: how to reach out to young Catholic adults. With successful ongoing efforts in Naples, Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Joshua Mazrin, Diocese Director of Evangelization, decided to try to reintroduce the Theology on Tap concept in the Northern… Read more »

Bishop leads Rosary on Immaculate Conception

Fort Myers | For the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary several pro-life activities took place. Bishop Frank J. Dewane led the praying of the rosary at a prayer vigil in Fort Myers and that day many Parishes held National Night of Prayer for Life observances. Bishop Dewane led everyone in… Read more »