Category: Venice

Bereavement: Surviving the holidays

Bonita Springs | The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, but more so for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The rush of memories can make it feel as if the loss is happening all over again. To help the bereaved, the Office of Family Life offered three “There… Read more »

More than 1,500 attend Veterans Day Mass

SARASOTA | It was 100 years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the guns fell silent and the horror that was World War I was over. Each year, Nov. 11 is set aside to honor all veterans, both living and deceased, who have served their… Read more »

Students stand up to bullying together

Venice | Students at Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School in Venice came together on Oct. 24, wearing orange to show that they are united for togetherness, acceptance, and inclusion as they stood up against bullying in celebration of Unity Day. Because bullying affects more than one in every five students around the country, Unity Day is… Read more »

Grandparents honored at St. John Neumann

Naples | Grandparents, a vital link to the past — most importantly the faith — were welcomed to St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples for a special celebration Nov. 7. That celebration opened with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane as students sat with their grandparents in the Our Lady of… Read more »

Venice Diocese parishes, schools support Panhandle

Fort Myers | In the wake of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael, the faithful of the Diocese of Venice have stepped up in ways large and small. From donations of pennies to cases of water or the spreading of the word that much more is needed, people of all ages have continued to help… Read more »

Youth Rally unifies nearly 1,900

Punta Gorda | Young men and women of God gathered together Nov. 3 for the 2018 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally in Punta Gorda to learn what it means to “Be Courageous” witnesses to the faith. This theme of being courageous permeated through the Youth Rally which offered the approximately 1,900 youth the tools to… Read more »

Bishop Dewane prays rosary with students

Venice | Bishop Frank J. Dewane prayed the rosary with the students of Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School during the Month of the Rosary, on Oct. 24. The prayer was broadcast on Facebook Live so students for each Catholic School in the Diocese could watch and remotely join in the prayers. At the start of the… Read more »

TV Mass for the Homebound makes an impact

Bonita Springs | On a recent morning at St. Leo the Great Parish everything for a normal Mass was in place: the priest, the cantor, the musician, the lectors, the Church was decorated in the appropriate seasonal colors. Seemingly out of place were bright lights, television cameras and extra microphones. These additions are part of… Read more »

Catholic-Jewish commemoration takes on new meaning

Naples | Catholics and Jews assembled Nov. 4 in Naples joined in unity to stand up against the anti-Semitism that exists today while also remembering the past horrors of the Holocaust. The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County hosted its annual “Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass” commemoration at Temple Shalom in Naples. This gathering took… Read more »

Art auction provides scholarships

Naples | Now in its third year, the St. Ann Latino Contemporary Art Auction (SALCAA), is a distinct and heartfelt fundraiser that helps provide faith-based education for those less fortunate. The event, which will take place Nov. 16 at Artis-Naples in Naples, provides the perfect opportunity for the community to gather and celebrate Latino culture… Read more »