Category: Venice

Charismatic Renewal event channels Holy Spirit

Venice  |  The 2019 Diocese of Venice English Charismatic Renewal annual conference was held March 30 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The theme for the conference was “Holy Spirit Breathe on Me.”  With powerful speakers, inspirational music as well as praise and worship, the conference served to inspire those in attendance. The day followed the… Read more »

Bishop speaks to young adults

Sarasota  |  A recent gathering of like-minded young Catholic adults on a beautiful March evening included some adult beverages, good food and lively conversation.  This was the March 14 gathering of Theology on Tap in Sarasota, during which the young adults heard from the shepherd of the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank J. Dewane. The… Read more »

St. Joseph serves as an example

Bradenton  |  St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and stepfather of Jesus Christ, serves as an example for us all as he responded to the call of the Lord each time and with his heart and soul. The Feast of St. Joseph took place on March 19 and Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated… Read more »

Bishop Dewane dedicates, blesses altar at St. Michael

WAUCHULA  |  It was with great excitement that parishioners of St. Michael Parish in Wauchula welcomed Bishop Frank J. Dewane March 24 for the consecration of a new altar. The dedication, anointing and blessing of the new altar coincided with a Parish Family Day 2019 celebration meaning many families, and children of all ages, were… Read more »

Bishops say EPA plan to roll back pollution rule would harm the unborn

WASHINGTON | Unborn children would face greater health risks if the Environmental Protection Agency moves to rescind a rule regulating hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants, said the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees. The bishops argued in a March 22 statement that the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or MATS,… Read more »

Sacrament of Holy Matrimony celebrated

Venice  | There is a misconception that claims that marriage is an old institution that needs to be done away with or redefined, because marriages do not seem to last. Leon and Ann Reser disagree whole-heartedly. They will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 5. They overcame typical struggles of a married couple while… Read more »

Catholics experience Holy Spirit in different ways

Sarasota  |  This Lenten Season the Diocese of Venice Office of Evangelization has been presenting an opportunity to grow closer to the Lord through Mercy Nights. The evenings include praise and worship, music and Eucharistic Adoration all intended to lead participants to prepare their hearts in a particular way for the presence of the Lord…. Read more »

Cathedral steps up to help Habitat

Venice | Epiphany Cathedral has stepped up to raise nearly $20,000 toward the building of the Habitat for Humanity House in South Venice. The Cathedral accounts for one-third of the donations sought from 15 South Sarasota County churches of various denominations as part of a House That Faith Built initiative. The money was raised from… Read more »

Hispanic Lay movements going strong

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Venice  |  The Diocese of Venice continues to take the necessary steps under the guidance of Bishop Frank J. Dewane to put into action the different objectives that the consultation process for the V Encuentro identified in the Diocese.  These objectives include creating a Hispanic youth pastoral outreach, as well as the coordination of the… Read more »

Presentation unveils mystery of the Shroud of Turin

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VENICE  |  St. John Paul II once called the Shroud of Turin “the most splendid relic of the Passion and the Resurrection.” For centuries, the shroud has been one of the most analyzed artifacts in the world, yet mystery remains.  The Knights of Columbus Council 7052 brought in an expert, Bill Wingard of Shroud Talks,… Read more »