Category: Venice

Faithful reach out to migrant workers

Clewiston | José Garcia (whose name was changed to protect his family) has simple goals in life: to care for his family and to be sure they are safe and stay together. These aspirations are the same for which all families hope. But for a migrant farmworker toiling 60 hours a week in the fields… Read more »

40 Days for Life fall campaign will begin Sept. 26

Venice | Coming soon will be another chance to stand up for life. The 40 Days for Life fall campaign begins Sept. 26 in Fort Myers and Sarasota, and will continue until Nov. 4. Participants often reflect about how rewarding it is to participate when the only requirement is to just show up and pray…. Read more »

Diocese of Venice group prepares for V Encuentro national gathering

Fort myers | The Diocese of Venice is sending a delegation of 20 people to the Sept. 20-23 V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth. This National Encuentro gathering is a key moment in the multiyear outreach initiated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, with a goal… Read more »

Faithful celebrate Patroness of Cuba

Naples | The Cuban faithful of St. Agnes Parish in Naples celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Charity, Patroness of Cuba, Sept. 8 with a Mass. The feast also falls on the same day as the solemn Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mass was celebrated by visiting Father Jose del Olmo,… Read more »

Bishop Dewane expects best from Catholic school students

Cape Coral | During the first month of the 2018-2019 academic year Bishop Frank J. Dewane has been celebrating the Mass for the students at each of the 15 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Venice. The theme for the Masses has been to encourage the students to heed the call from the Lord by… Read more »

Venice Diocese works to create a Safe Environment

Venice | Recent events continue to underscore the importance of protecting children, young people and adults from sexual abuse and supporting victims/survivors as they bravely come forward with their reports. All forms of sexual abuse are intrinsically evil, especially those that occur within the Catholic Church. It is the commitment of the Diocese to provide… Read more »

Mexican Consulate offers mobile services in Venice

VENICE | Representatives from the Mexican Mobile Consulate from Orlando, an official branch of the Mexican government that operates offices in the United States, offered their services Aug. 18-19 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Approximately 250 people received a variety of services, including updating passports, filling out paperwork for a path to dual citizenship in… Read more »

Blue Mass honors first responders

VENICE | For the eighth consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 9924 organized a Mass with the intention of honoring all active, retired and deceased first responders. The Mass also served as a commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States. Bishop… Read more »

‘Luncheons 4 Life’ energizing pro-life faithful in Lee, Collier

Venice | The idea of bringing the local pro-life community together for lunch to listen to speakers once each month was the brainchild of two friends, Janine Marrone and Kathie Majerchin, who were energized by the Holy Spirit. “Everything that has happened since I met Kathie and started Luncheons 4 Life has been an action… Read more »

First of 20,000 blessed rosaries distributed

Naples | On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was appropriate that rosaries to be distributed across the Diocese were blessed by Bishop Frank J. Dewane in Naples following two Catholic school Masses. Approximately 20,000 rosaries will be blessed and distributed to each Catholic school and religious education student within… Read more »