Category: Venice

Prison outreach volunteers recognized for compassion

Port Charlotte  |   The men and women who enter the jails and prisons scattered throughout the Diocese of Venice serve a crucial role to a segment of society that is too commonly dismissed and forgotten. The nearly 150 prison outreach volunteers were recognized for their work by Bishop Frank J. Dewane during a Mass… Read more »

Veterans Day Mass honors military service, sacrifice

Sarasota  |   It was in 1919 when the first celebration of Veterans Day took place. It was then known as Remembrance Day, as Nov. 11, 1919 marked the anniversary of the end to World War I, the “war to end all wars.” On the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day, and for the 10th year… Read more »

Catholic-Jewish gathered commemorates start of Holocaust

Naples  |  This year marks the 81st anniversary of “Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.” It was on the night of Nov. 9, 1938, when members of the Nazi party attacked Jewish persons and destroyed Jewish owned property in Germany and Austria. Kristallnacht is generally regarded as the beginning of the Holocaust in Europe which… Read more »

Hispanic Charismatic Renewal celebrates gathering

Bonita Springs  |  The V Diocesan Congress of the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal brought together nearly 900 from across the Diocese Nov. 16 to St. Leo the Great Parish in Bonita Springs. The day included renewal, prayer, talks, music, adoration, opportunity for confession, and concluded with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane. The… Read more »

Former lawyer visits prisoners to teach the Bible

Sarasota  |  Retirement for many successful former Florida labor attorneys might encompass sunny days on the golf course and fancy lunches with his wife and friends, but not for Gene Tischer. He spends weekdays giving back to others in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Most days Gene might be found teaching… Read more »

Red Mass celebrated for legal community

Sebring  |  With the idea that those who work in the judicial system touch the very fabric of our culture and society, a structure that must always first consider the dignity of the human being above all else, an annual Red Mass was held Oct. 22, at St. Catherine Parish in Sebring for legal professionals… Read more »

Mooney golfer wins state championship

Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Golfer Robbie Higgins has been crowned Florida State High School Athletic Association 1A Boys State Champion after shooting rounds of 69 and 70 to win by four strokes. Higgins also lead his teammates to a fifth-place finish during the two-day team competition Nov. 1-2 at Mission Inn Resort and Club… Read more »

2019 Diocesan Youth Rally a huge success

Punta Gorda  |  The superlatives from the nearly 2,000 high school Catholic teens who attended the 2019 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally helped to best describe the day. “Absolutely incredible!” “Amazing!” “Inspirational!” “Awesome!” “Powerful!” “Wonderful!” “Uplifting!” “Moving!” “Spiritual!” These are just some of the reactions from the teens who participated in the Nov. 2 Youth… Read more »

Mass held at Holy Eucharistic Memorial

Bradenton  |  On a breezy day on the shore of the Manatee River in Bradenton, the faithful gathered for a Mass that not only commemorated the 35th Anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Venice in Florida but also celebrated each Catholic who came before and all who go forward serving as a Disciple… Read more »

Family Fun Day offers smiles in Immokalee

Immokalee  |  Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities works year-round to offer programs and services that aim to alleviate the suffering in Immokalee with compassion, integrity and empathy. While most of the work focuses on providing the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, Oct. 12, the effort shifted to provide some fun for families in the… Read more »