Category: Venice

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 »

Newlywed couple shares miscarriage struggles

Naples | The summer and fall of 2017 will be a time newlywed couple Hailey and Nicholas Cummons will not soon forget, but they offer hope for other couples who have suffered miscarriages. Hailey, 23, and Nicholas, 24, were both about to be seniors at Ave Maria University when shortly after their wedding they learned… Read more »

Regional Misal Romano workshops offered in Venice

Venice | The long-awaited Misal Romano, tercera edición — the Spanish translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal for use in the United States — is now available and some of the regional training recently took place here in the Diocese of Venice. This is being hailed as a historic moment for the… Read more »

Ordination brings blessings upon priest

Venice | In a public response to a “call to holiness” Shawn Roser, 35, was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Dewane during a Mass July 14 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The poignant and emotional rite places Father Roser in a new role as he is raised to the order of the… Read more »

Family Resource Center lives up to its name

Naples | It was 1968 when Judy Sullivan founded Catholic Charities in Collier County, beginning a legacy that has carried on and expanded through its 50 years, providing vital services to the needs of impoverished families, seniors and food insecure children. That legacy can be found in the newly renovated and reopened Judy Sullivan Family… Read more »

State Knights recognize Lakewood Ranch family

Orlando | John and Regina Joly of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch were selected as the 2018 “Family of the Year” by the 55,000-member Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus at the 114th annual Florida Knights of Columbus Convention in Orlando in June. The couple was selected in recognition… Read more »

‘Grillin’ with Grace!’ brings spiritual insight

Sarasota | For six consecutive Tuesdays the faithful are gathering for a spiritual evening of prayer, fellowship and inspiration. The “Grillin’ with Grace!” series is a pilot outreach of the Office of Evangelization seeking to engage the faithful on relevant issues in a casual setting. Having commenced on July 3 at Incarnation Parish in Sarasota,… Read more »

Summer camps abound

Throughout the Diocese of Venice there have been a variety of camps taking place to engage thousands of young people during the summer. The most common of these camps is the Vacation Bible School program which is offered at more than half of the parishes in the Diocese. This weeklong Bible-themed camp focuses on learning… Read more »

Knights award scholarships to Cardinal Mooney

Sarasota | The futures of five Sarasota-area students will benefit from the legacies of those who left others with their memories. Knights of Columbus St. Thomas More Council 7826 presented five scholarships to students who will attend Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota this fall. The scholarships awarded and their recipients are: • Richard A…. Read more »

Diocesan Hispanic lay group leaders gather

Sarasota | Representatives from seven different Hispanic lay movements within the Diocese of Venice met with Bishop Frank J. Dewane June 23 at Incarnation Parish in Sarasota. The goal of the meeting was to update Bishop Dewane on the activities of the different groups and to figure out ways to work together and with their… Read more »