Category: Venice

Blue Mass honors first responders

VENICE | For the eighth consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 9924 organized a Mass with the intention of honoring all active, retired and deceased first responders. The Mass also served as a commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States. Bishop… Read more »

‘Luncheons 4 Life’ energizing pro-life faithful in Lee, Collier

Venice | The idea of bringing the local pro-life community together for lunch to listen to speakers once each month was the brainchild of two friends, Janine Marrone and Kathie Majerchin, who were energized by the Holy Spirit. “Everything that has happened since I met Kathie and started Luncheons 4 Life has been an action… Read more »

First of 20,000 blessed rosaries distributed

Naples | On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was appropriate that rosaries to be distributed across the Diocese were blessed by Bishop Frank J. Dewane in Naples following two Catholic school Masses. Approximately 20,000 rosaries will be blessed and distributed to each Catholic school and religious education student within… Read more »

Bishop blesses 20,000 rosaries

Venice | Bishop Frank J. Dewane blessed 20,000 rosaries to be gifted to Catholic students throughout the 10-county region. Rosaries are not a decoration, but a series of prayer beads that are laid out in specific order and used by Catholics for a Scripture-based prayer. Pope Francis said the faithful, through praying the rosary, could… Read more »

Football rivals gather for Mass before big game

Sarasota | The Cougars of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota and the Vikings of Bishop Verot Catholic High School have a long-standing rivalry as foes in many sports, but they are united in their faith. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a pre-game Mass for the two football teams just prior to their annual… Read more »

Bishop celebrates Mass for Poor Clare Sisters

FORT MYERS BEACH | Profoundly thanking the Sisters for their presence in the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a Mass for the Poor Clare Sisters at San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare on Fort Myers Beach. The Mass was celebrated Aug. 11, the feast of St. Clare, the foundress of the Poor… Read more »

Register now for State Respect Life Conference

Punta Gorda | Time is running out to register for the 2018 Statewide Florida Respect Life Conference which is Sept. 28-29 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. Registration closes Sept. 7 for this opportunity to hear some of the best national and international pro-life speakers close to home. Register at… Read more »

Gathering prepares them for next stage in journey

Venice | One of the key elements for men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood is prayer. Prayer serves as a conduit to building a stronger relationship with God as they answer the call for which they have been chosen. For three days each summer there is a gathering of men of different… Read more »

Schools open with emphasis on spiritual growth

VENICE | The opening bell rings and a few tears flow as thousands of children across the Diocese of Venice return to school for the 2018-2019 school year. From prekindergarten to high school seniors, students will face rigorous course work that will develop them academically, physically and, most importantly, spiritually. On the first day, friendships… Read more »

Florida Respect Life Conference registration now open

Venice | Every seven years the Diocese of Venice hosts the statewide Florida Respect Life Conference, an opportunity to hear some of the best national and international pro-life speakers close to home. Registration is now open for the 32nd annual conference to be held Sept. 28-29 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in… Read more »