Category: Venice

Bishop blesses 20,000 rosaries

Venice | Bishop Frank J. Dewane blessed 20,000 rosaries to be gifted to Catholic students throughout the 10-county region. Rosaries are not a decoration, but a series of prayer beads that are laid out in specific order and used by Catholics for a Scripture-based prayer. Pope Francis said the faithful, through praying the rosary, could… Read more »

Football rivals gather for Mass before big game

Sarasota | The Cougars of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota and the Vikings of Bishop Verot Catholic High School have a long-standing rivalry as foes in many sports, but they are united in their faith. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a pre-game Mass for the two football teams just prior to their annual… Read more »

Bishop celebrates Mass for Poor Clare Sisters

FORT MYERS BEACH | Profoundly thanking the Sisters for their presence in the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a Mass for the Poor Clare Sisters at San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare on Fort Myers Beach. The Mass was celebrated Aug. 11, the feast of St. Clare, the foundress of the Poor… Read more »

Register now for State Respect Life Conference

Punta Gorda | Time is running out to register for the 2018 Statewide Florida Respect Life Conference which is Sept. 28-29 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. Registration closes Sept. 7 for this opportunity to hear some of the best national and international pro-life speakers close to home. Register at… Read more »

Gathering prepares them for next stage in journey

Venice | One of the key elements for men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood is prayer. Prayer serves as a conduit to building a stronger relationship with God as they answer the call for which they have been chosen. For three days each summer there is a gathering of men of different… Read more »

Schools open with emphasis on spiritual growth

VENICE | The opening bell rings and a few tears flow as thousands of children across the Diocese of Venice return to school for the 2018-2019 school year. From prekindergarten to high school seniors, students will face rigorous course work that will develop them academically, physically and, most importantly, spiritually. On the first day, friendships… Read more »

Florida Respect Life Conference registration now open

Venice | Every seven years the Diocese of Venice hosts the statewide Florida Respect Life Conference, an opportunity to hear some of the best national and international pro-life speakers close to home. Registration is now open for the 32nd annual conference to be held Sept. 28-29 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in… Read more »

Newlywed couple shares miscarriage struggles

Naples | The summer and fall of 2017 will be a time newlywed couple Hailey and Nicholas Cummons will not soon forget, but they offer hope for other couples who have suffered miscarriages. Hailey, 23, and Nicholas, 24, were both about to be seniors at Ave Maria University when shortly after their wedding they learned… Read more »

Regional Misal Romano workshops offered in Venice

Venice | The long-awaited Misal Romano, tercera edición — the Spanish translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal for use in the United States — is now available and some of the regional training recently took place here in the Diocese of Venice. This is being hailed as a historic moment for the… Read more »

Ordination brings blessings upon priest

Venice | In a public response to a “call to holiness” Shawn Roser, 35, was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Dewane during a Mass July 14 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The poignant and emotional rite places Father Roser in a new role as he is raised to the order of the… Read more »