Category: Venice

New hurricane season is a time to reflect

Naples | The late May formation of Tropical Storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico spared Southwest Florida, but should serve as a reminder that these storms can form anywhere and anytime between now and the conclusion of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane aeason which runs through Nov. 30. Of course, few in the area need… Read more »

Bishop prays with Neocatechumenal Way retreatants

VENICE | A group from the Neocatechumenal Way welcomed Bishop Frank J. Dewane to lead a prayer service as part of a retreat June 2 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. More than 30 were from Jesus the Worker Parish in Fort Myers and they viewed having the Bishop present as… Read more »

Traditional and non-traditional scholarships awarded

Venice | The 2018 Mary Fran Carroll Scholarships were recently announced by the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. This is the second year for the scholarship which was made possible through the Catholic legacy of Carroll and her generous gift to the Foundation As a result, seven traditional academic scholarships were awarded to… Read more »

Class of 2018 graduates high school

Naples | Graduating high school is always a nice achievement for teens who struggle with classes and hope just to move on with their lives as they enter adulthood. The standards of achievement and bar for success are much higher for the more than 330 graduates of Catholic high schools within the Diocese of Venice,… Read more »

Naples Parish continues to grow

Naples | St. Agnes Parish bills itself as proud to be a stewardship Parish. With more than 70 outreach programs and ministries, the Parish, led by Father Bob Kantor, Pastor, wants everyone to become a steward and share their “time and talent in God’s service.” “It is important to have an environment that is welcoming,”… Read more »

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1

Venice | June 1 is rapidly approaching and that means it is time to start seriously thinking about the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Forecasters are expecting a busier-than-normal season, with an expected 14 named storms, with seven of those potentially becoming hurricanes. The forecast does not note… Read more »

Pentecost brings Holy Spirit, unity, understanding

Venice | “There appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:3-4). The readings on Pentecost Sunday note that Jesus appeared before the Apostles for the final time, but at that moment Jesus confers on them… Read more »

First Diocesan Walk to Our Lady

Venice | An amazing day to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary took place when more than 100 people participated in the first-ever Diocese of Venice Walk to Our Lady: A Marian Pilgrimage to the May Crowning May 19 in Venice. The prayer warriors trekked 6.6 miles from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish to Our Lady… Read more »

May dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary

Venice | The Blessed Virgin Mary’s path of faith and hope serves as an example to all. This is just one of the reasons that the Universal Church dedicates the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month serves as an opportunity to reflect upon the season of the Liturgical Year, which largely… Read more »

Retiring Mooney President leaves lasting legacy

Sarasota | After 39 years of compassion, loyalty and devotion to Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, Sister Mary Lucia Haas, Sister of Notre Dame, the school’s President, will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I had the pleasure to talk to Sister Haas about this important time in her life, and asked… Read more »