Category: Venice

Mobile Medical Clinic funded by Knights

Fort Myers  |  It took the work of many and the commitment of all for the Knights of Columbus throughout the Diocese of Venice to raise $184,000 in less than seven months. What motivated the Knights? They knew the money raised was going toward saving lives. And not just any lives, but the lives of… Read more »

The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

NAPLES  |  One of the most important doctrines of the Catholic Church is our belief in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, “By the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of… Read more »

Sacristan believes his role is ‘prayer time’

Venice  |  When speaking with Albert Howes, one of two head sacristans at Epiphany Cathedral Parish in Venice, it is easy to understand how he loves working for Jesus Christ in his house, and thoroughly enjoys setting up the altar for Masses, especially those for Bishop Frank J. Dewane. Howes, who nine years ago was… Read more »

House program at Neumann teaches leadership skills

Naples  |  The house program at St. John Neumann Catholic High School is in its second year and there are eight new senior “house captains” learning what it takes to serve others.  Who are the others? All of the student body who are broken down into four different houses to foster participation, caring and loyalty…. Read more »

Becoming a ‘Disciple of Christ’

Naples  |  One of the fundamental tenants of the Catholic Faith is that we must all strive to be a true “Disciple of Christ.” During the coming months, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Venice in Florida, an initiative about how to become a “Disciple of Christ” will be… Read more »

40 Days for Life fall campaign begins Sept. 25

Sarasota  |  Since the 40 Days for Life prayer campaigns to end abortion began in 2007, more than 16,004 babies have been spared from abortion through the national prayer vigils and those mothers have avoided a lifetime of regret. During that same time, 191 abortion workers left their jobs and 104 abortion centers have closed…. Read more »

Poor Clare Sisters celebrate feast day

Fort Myers Beach  |  Each is called to a be a witness for the Lord in one’s lives. St. Clare of Assisi did so in dramatic and profound ways.  “She lived her life to shine the Light of Christ faithfully for others to follow,” Bishop Frank J. Dewane explained during a Mass Aug. 11, the… Read more »

Naples Parish hosts patriotic celebration

Naples  |  The Pulte Family Life Center of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples was decorated in red, white and blue Aug. 10, as the host of the 10th Annual Greatest Generation and Beyond Tribute. The day was billed as a tribute to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the June 1944 invasion of Western… Read more »

CCW Juniors gather for retreat

Lake Placid  |  A group of young ladies received important last-minute lessons as they prepared to return to school – how to defend their faith and what the Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is all about. A CCW Juniors Convocation took place Aug. 9-10, at Campo San Jose Retreat Center in Lake Placid. Organized… Read more »

Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal musicians gather

More than 150 musicians who are part of the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal gathered Aug. 17, for a workshop at Jesus the Worker Parish in Fort Myers. Father Claudio Stewart, Diocesan Director of the Hispanic Apostolate and Spiritual Advisor to the Charismatic Renewal, said the goal of the day was to begin the process of… Read more »