Category: Venice

State Knights recognize Lakewood Ranch family

Orlando | John and Regina Joly of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch were selected as the 2018 “Family of the Year” by the 55,000-member Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus at the 114th annual Florida Knights of Columbus Convention in Orlando in June. The couple was selected in recognition… Read more »

‘Grillin’ with Grace!’ brings spiritual insight

Sarasota | For six consecutive Tuesdays the faithful are gathering for a spiritual evening of prayer, fellowship and inspiration. The “Grillin’ with Grace!” series is a pilot outreach of the Office of Evangelization seeking to engage the faithful on relevant issues in a casual setting. Having commenced on July 3 at Incarnation Parish in Sarasota,… Read more »

Summer camps abound

Throughout the Diocese of Venice there have been a variety of camps taking place to engage thousands of young people during the summer. The most common of these camps is the Vacation Bible School program which is offered at more than half of the parishes in the Diocese. This weeklong Bible-themed camp focuses on learning… Read more »

Knights award scholarships to Cardinal Mooney

Sarasota | The futures of five Sarasota-area students will benefit from the legacies of those who left others with their memories. Knights of Columbus St. Thomas More Council 7826 presented five scholarships to students who will attend Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota this fall. The scholarships awarded and their recipients are: • Richard A…. Read more »

Diocesan Hispanic lay group leaders gather

Sarasota | Representatives from seven different Hispanic lay movements within the Diocese of Venice met with Bishop Frank J. Dewane June 23 at Incarnation Parish in Sarasota. The goal of the meeting was to update Bishop Dewane on the activities of the different groups and to figure out ways to work together and with their… Read more »

Bishop welcomes new superintendent

Venice | Bishop Frank J. Dewane announced the appointment of Dr. Ben Moore, Ed.D., as Superintendent of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Venice, effective, July 2. “I am very pleased that Dr. Moore has joined the Diocese of Venice in this leadership role,” Bishop Dewane said. “His extensive experience, skills and passion for Catholic… Read more »

Bishop reads to support literacy campaign

Arcadia | To the delight of young boys and girls, Bishop Frank J. Dewane read a book to children at Casa San Juan Bosco farmworker housing community of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. in Arcadia. The 39 children, from kindergarten through fourth grade, were participating in a summer afternoon reading program that was part… Read more »

Religious Freedom Film Festival spans generations

Venice | The Diocese of Venice Youth and Young Adult groups accepted the challenge of creating films with a religious freedom theme during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ designated Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29. In all, six films were submitted to the Diocese 14-Day Film Festival by Diocesan youth and young adults, who had… Read more »

Campaign supports Catholic Charities

Venice | Every day vulnerable people living throughout Southwest Florida go to their local Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. office seeking relief. This assistance can come in the form of nourishment, education, shelter, or in the support of at-risk children, isolated elderly, struggling families and homeless individuals. For this reason, Catholic Charities Diocese of… Read more »

Bradenton Catholic school replaces windows

Bradenton | Hurricane Irma brought many winds of change to St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton. When students returned to school last fall, following the hurricane which struck Sept. 10, 2017, they realized one of the Diocesan schools, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Naples, had suffered severe damage. The students at St. Joseph… Read more »