Category: Venice

Be prepared: 2019 hurricane season starts June 1

Venice  |  It is that time of year when the weather turns hot and humid across Florida and a wary eye turns toward the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico for the development of potentially hazardous hurricanes. The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts in just one week on June 1 and now is… Read more »

The Eucharist

Wauchula  |  During the month of May, more than 3,000 young boys and girls throughout the Diocese of Venice take part in the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. At St. Michael Parish in Wauchula, the first Communion group was so large that two Masses were needed May 12, to accommodate the 102… Read more »

Catholic Charities benefits from generous donors

Venice  |  The programs of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. make a huge impact on the community and some of the regional efforts target specific areas of need. Catholic Charities is so well regard that a number of donations have been directed to programs throughout the region helping people of all ages. For example,… Read more »

Scott Hahn wows at Scripture Conference

Fort Myers  |  The Diocese of Venice warmly welcomed Scott Hahn — an internationally known author, Catholic-convert and speaker — to the 2019 Scripture Conference held May 18, at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers.  Presented by the Diocese Office of Evangelization, Hahn wowed a crowd of more than 550 as he gave… Read more »

New Parish Hall dedicated and blessed in Fort Myers

Fort Myers  |  The new Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Parish in Fort Myers was dedicated and blessed by Bishop Frank J. Dewane May 12. The building is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and in honor of two key donors, Mary Eller and Mary Verde of whom there are portraits in the lobby flanking… Read more »

Pilgrims enhance Marian devotion

VENICE  |  A hearty group of those dedicated to a Marian devotion took part in a special pilgrimage May 4 by trekking between Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. On a steamy Saturday morning, Bishop Frank J. Dewane kicked-off the pilgrimage in front of Our Lady… Read more »

Florida bishop among those calling for prayer, action after Colorado shooting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver. One teenager died and eight other students were wounded. “Action is needed to attempt to reduce the frequency of these heinous acts,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida,… Read more »

WWII boxcar teaches haunting lessons of Holocaust

Sarasota  |  History can often be difficult to understand because time can create a certain detachment from past events. Students at St. Martha Catholic School in Sarasota were given a gift by hosting an artifact that dates to the Holocaust. For two weeks, a railroad boxcar, used in Nazi Germany during World War II, was… Read more »

Yom HaShoah serves as ‘Hour of Remembrance’

VENICE  |  The annual Yom HaShoah: Hour of Remembrance, hosted by Bishop Frank J. Dewane, took place May 5, at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The Diocese of Venice in Florida hosts this annual commemoration of the Holocaust as an interreligious gathering bringing together members of the Catholic and Jewish communities to recommit to the promotion… Read more »

Masses held to remember victims of child abuse

Venice  |  It is imperative that all Catholics, as part of Holy Mother Church, look at what role they can have in being agents of change in the Church sex abuse scandal. Bishop Frank J. Dewane spoke about the crisis at two Masses in April which were held for the prayer intentions of all the… Read more »