Category: Venice

40 Days for Life gets off to rousing beginning

Lent, Florida Catholic

Naples  |  Four spring 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer campaigns kicked off Ash Wednesday uniting the faithful during Lent to seek an end to abortion. Bishop Frank J. Dewane was joined by about 150 people at the 40 Days for Life opening in front of the Planned Parenthood on Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. There… Read more »

Upset about recent laws?

abortions, Florida Catholic

VENICE  | Did the news from New York anger you about the new abortion law? If so, you are not alone. Many people were outraged and sickened that legislators would pass a law allowing abortions for any reason up to birth, removing protection for babies born alive during an abortion and allowing individuals who are… Read more »

Cape Coral eighth-graders visit Morocco (via Skype)

Morocco, Florida Catholic

Cape Coral  | At St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral, one of Tom James’ eighth grade math classes has taken on exploring the country of Morocco. In the spirit of St. Andrew Catholic School becoming an International Baccalaureate primary year school, the students have become pen pals with students from a remote village in… Read more »

Religious women recognized for service to Church

women, Florida Catholic

Venice |  In gratitude and recognition for the contributions of men and women religious within the Universal Church, but more precisely in the Diocese of Venice, a jubilee celebration was held Feb. 17, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass in honor of the day, which… Read more »

Annual parish youth festival another success

festival, Florida Catholic

Wauchula  | Challenged to break free from the constraints of what modern society wants and to seek a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ, some 200 young men and women participated in the 2019 St. Michael Parish youth festival in Wauchula. The middle and high school-aged youth from across Hardee County participated in the festival Feb…. Read more »

2 Diocesan events bring out best in women, men

events, Florida Catholic

Fort Myers  | Two very different Diocesan Conferences took place in February. Both served to encourage different groups of the faithful to be true disciples of Jesus Christ by being the best version of themselves. During the Men’s Conference Feb. 2, the message was direct: a man strong in his faith helps to make the… Read more »

Sarasota Charity Ball celebrates 30 years

charity, Florida Catholic

Sarasota  |  Every year the programs of Catholic Charities of Manatee and Sarasota counties assist thousands of individuals and families — from the newborn to the elderly and everyone in between — through a variety of services. Without those programs, many would go without the basic necessities of living a dignified life. For the past… Read more »

Adoration chapel blessed at Cathedral

adoration, Florida Catholic

Venice  |  An idea, decades in the making, has come to fruition with the blessing and dedication of the Holy Family perpetual adoration chapel at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane presided over the blessing and dedication Jan. 31. He noted the importance of having a permanent place to spend time with the… Read more »

Diocese showcases Catholic education

education, Florida Catholic

Venice  |  National Catholic Schools Week, held Jan. 27-Feb. 2, served as a showcase for the Diocese of Venice Catholics Schools. They were a buzz of activities highlighting the beacon of light they are for the Church, the community and the nation. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week This year’s theme “Catholic Schools:… Read more »

Universal Church inspires Diocesan teens

teens, Florida Catholic

Panama City, Panama  |  A profound lesson learned by the Diocese of Venice pilgrims as they took part in an epic journey to World Youth Day 2019 in Panama was that they were all part of something larger than themselves. From Jan. 19-28, 66 pilgrims were joined by Bishop Frank J. Dewane to experience and… Read more »