Category: Venice

Aging retreat center bridge in need of replacement

Venice  |  Anyone who has ever had the pleasure to visit Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice for a retreat, conference, Mass or to reflect along the peaceful shores of the Myakka River, either saw or crossed a simple bridge that spans the large lake. The bridge is a lifeline at the… Read more »

Bishop reads to children at two programs

Arcadia  |  With eager, young children sitting at his feet, Bishop Frank J. Dewane read a book with great enthusiasm by feeding off their energy in the moment. In fact, Bishop Dewane read to two groups of young children on July 11. First, he visited St. Michael Parish in Wauchula to read to third and… Read more »

Local pilgrims walk in the steps of Jesus

Jerusalem  |  One of the greatest challenges of understanding the life and times of Jesus Christ is that no matter how often one reads the Gospels or the writings of St. Paul, it can be difficult to truly imagine the actual places. Deacon Jun and Colleen Roca of Epiphany Cathedral in Venice just recently returned… Read more »

Several schools seeing summer construction

Sarasota  |  While students and teachers are on vacation it is often the ideal time for schools to make upgrades or changes. Such is the case at several Diocese of Venice Catholic schools where improvements will be both subtle and very noticeable. The largest effort is taking place at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in… Read more »

Knights’ Silver Rose makes stop in Diocese

Naples  |  Escorted by a Knights of Columbus Color Corps, a white-gloved man, wearing a biker vest, solemnly lead the opening procession at Mass. In those hands was a small object, a silver rose. When the procession reached the front of the church, the object was then handed to a priest who placed the rose… Read more »

Make a real difference!

VENICE  |  Where else can you help feed a hungry family, sponsor a child at summer camp, comfort a person with HIV/AIDS, or house a homeless mother and her child? This summer Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc. offers donors the opportunity to give directly to the causes they care about through the annual “Summertime… Read more »

Corpus Christi celebrates the Real Presence

Naples  |  Margaret Patronne silently wept as she took part in a Corpus Christ procession from St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naples to nearby St. John Neumann Catholic High School. “The power of Our Lord brings me great comfort,” Patronne said. “I feel so happy to be able to publicly honor him by following him… Read more »

Parish helps needy children during summer

Naples  |  According to the latest estimates from the U.S. Health and Human Services, one in five children lack proper access to food at some point each year. This increases during the summer months when schools are on break or summer programs only offer meal programs four days a week. Catholic Charities of Collier County… Read more »

New church is built of ‘living stones’

Naples  |  On Saturday, June 29, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated the Rededication of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples. The Church sustained significant damage in the wake of Hurricane Irma in 2017. Hundreds attended to participate in this Liturgy.  Many were affected by the severe weather that hammered this region of Southwest Florida…. Read more »

Lakewood Ranch couple named Florida Knights Family of the Year

Lakewood Ranch  |  Dr. James and Rosemarie Coon of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch were selected as the 2019 Family of the Year by the 55,000-member Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus at the State Convention in Orlando May 25. Members of the Sts. Cosmas and Damian Knight Council… Read more »