Category: Venice

Knights’ Silver Rose makes stop in Diocese

Naples  |  Escorted by a Knights of Columbus Color Corps, a white-gloved man, wearing a biker vest, solemnly lead the opening procession at Mass. In those hands was a small object, a silver rose. When the procession reached the front of the church, the object was then handed to a priest who placed the rose… Read more »

Make a real difference!

VENICE  |  Where else can you help feed a hungry family, sponsor a child at summer camp, comfort a person with HIV/AIDS, or house a homeless mother and her child? This summer Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc. offers donors the opportunity to give directly to the causes they care about through the annual “Summertime… Read more »

Corpus Christi celebrates the Real Presence

Naples  |  Margaret Patronne silently wept as she took part in a Corpus Christ procession from St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naples to nearby St. John Neumann Catholic High School. “The power of Our Lord brings me great comfort,” Patronne said. “I feel so happy to be able to publicly honor him by following him… Read more »

Parish helps needy children during summer

Naples  |  According to the latest estimates from the U.S. Health and Human Services, one in five children lack proper access to food at some point each year. This increases during the summer months when schools are on break or summer programs only offer meal programs four days a week. Catholic Charities of Collier County… Read more »

New church is built of ‘living stones’

Naples  |  On Saturday, June 29, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated the Rededication of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples. The Church sustained significant damage in the wake of Hurricane Irma in 2017. Hundreds attended to participate in this Liturgy.  Many were affected by the severe weather that hammered this region of Southwest Florida…. Read more »

Lakewood Ranch couple named Florida Knights Family of the Year

Lakewood Ranch  |  Dr. James and Rosemarie Coon of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch were selected as the 2019 Family of the Year by the 55,000-member Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus at the State Convention in Orlando May 25. Members of the Sts. Cosmas and Damian Knight Council… Read more »

Mission Possible

Immokalee  |  When taking part in a mission trip there are moments large and small, and everything in between, that make a lasting impact on the lives of those who are there.  A group of about 50 teens from parishes across the Diocese of Venice had many such moments when they took part in the… Read more »

Principals leave legacy of faith-filled education

Cape Coral  |  It is the sad reality that each year a number of Diocesan educators retire after many years of service. This year two principals have decided it is time to let someone else take the reins at their respective schools. Dr. Judi Hughes and Gina Groch have been leading their respective schools since… Read more »

Eight acolytes instituted by Bishop at Mass

Venice  |  A group of eight men were instituted as Acolytes during a June 8 Mass at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice as friends and family looked on. For seven of the men, this is the next major step in their journey to become Permanent Deacons. For the eighth man, it is the culmination of a… Read more »

Retreat opens eyes of teens

Immokalee  |  When a group of nearly 30 St. John Neumann Catholic High School students talk about what they did for their summer vacation, they will each have compelling stories to tell. For one week, they opted to start their summer by being part of the school’s annual Immokalee Service Week. This is the fifth… Read more »