Category: Venice

More than 1,500 attend Veterans Day Mass

SARASOTA  |  A crowd in excess of 1,500 participated in the seventh annual Veterans Day Mass at the Sarasota National Cemetery Nov. 11. Bishop Frank J. Dewane was joined by 24 priests of the Diocese for the celebration of Mass in Patriot Plaza. Deacons from across the Diocese also participated in the Mass. “The Mass… Read more »

Youths encouraged, are worthy of call

PUNTA GORDA  |  “Powerful!” “Awesome!” “The best!” “Inspiring!” “Perfect!” “Moving!” “Overwhelming!” “Emotional!” “Prayerful!” “Memorable!” These were just some of the comments from the approximately 1,900 young people who attended the 2016 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally Nov. 5, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. The day was filled with spiritual… Read more »

Youth encouraged to open their hearts to a Vocation

Sarasota  |  Sixth graders from Catholic elementary schools across the Diocese of Venice are being challenged to recognize the presence of the Lord in themselves while also considering their vocation: possibly to religious life for the girls and the priesthood for the boys. The first of three Vocations Fairs was held Oct. 20 at Cardinal… Read more »

Center a place of peace, prayer

Venice  |  It has been more than 20 years since a piece of land situated along the meandering Myakka River was converted into holy ground. With Florida live oaks throughout the property, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center is a place where people can find a little bit of tranquility as they can take… Read more »

Residents gather for peace, healing

FORT MYERS  |  “Knowledge, respect, encounter and dialogue” are the key ingredients if real progress is to be made in society and in local communities to end the cycle of extreme violence which has become so commonplace that we are becoming desensitized. Bishop Frank J. Dewane said these words during an ecumenical prayer service for… Read more »

School arts and athletic facility blessed

SARASOTA  |  Bishop Frank J. Dewane was joined by honored guests for a Mass, blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 12 for the new Zazarino Center for Athletics and Arts that will serve as a multiuse facility for St. Martha and St. Mary Academy Catholic schools in Sarasota. The Zazarino Center is approximately 26,000 square feet… Read more »

Eucharistic Holy Hour impacts many

Naples  |  On the first Friday of each month, the faithful of Naples converge on St. Peter the Apostle Parish to spend an hour with the Lord. The first Friday Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour has a dedicated following of people who find beauty and peace during their time in the presence of the Lord. Pope… Read more »

Three ordained to priesthood

Venice  |  In a public response to a “call to holiness” Transitional Deacons Grzegorz Klich, Lawton Lang and Charles “Chuck” Ruoff were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Dewane June 18 at Epiphany Cathedral as more than 800 people rejoiced. The newly ordained responded to a particular call in their life and evidenced… Read more »