Category: Venice

Looking back, moving forward

Venice | When a new year begins it is often appropriate to look back at the previous year and reflect on what has happened. However, at the same time preparation is needed for engaging in the new and exciting activities in the new year. As 2019 begins, the Diocese of Venice is involved in a… Read more »

Mass celebrates Mary, Haitian independence

Bonita Springs | The new year began with a Mass and celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the 215th anniversary of Haitian independence at St. Leo the Great Parish in Bonita Springs. Bishop Frank J. Dewane hosted the celebration that brought together the Catholic Haitian community of the Diocese of Venice… Read more »

Renewed Theology on Tap begins in Sarasota

Sarasota | Theology on Tap offers an innovative solution to one of today’s most pressing pastoral concerns: how to reach out to young Catholic adults. With successful ongoing efforts in Naples, Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Joshua Mazrin, Diocese Director of Evangelization, decided to try to reintroduce the Theology on Tap concept in the Northern… Read more »

Bishop leads Rosary on Immaculate Conception

Fort Myers | For the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary several pro-life activities took place. Bishop Frank J. Dewane led the praying of the rosary at a prayer vigil in Fort Myers and that day many Parishes held National Night of Prayer for Life observances. Bishop Dewane led everyone in… Read more »

Guadalupe Social Services holds open house

Immokalee | As part of the year-long celebration of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. providing services in Collier County for 50 years, Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities in Immokalee held an open house Dec. 8, for supporters of the program. Attendees enjoyed food and fellowship along with a video presentation and informative tours… Read more »

Courage in Red initiative has lasting impacts

Naples | It was Nov. 28 when Epiphany Cathedral was illuminated in red as a sign of unity with persecuted Christians around the world. This was done as part of the annual “Courage in Red” campaign, which was to bring attention to plight of our suffering brothers and sisters more dramatically to the attention of… Read more »

St. Katharine Drexel Church rededicated

Cape Coral | It took some time, but the results were spectacular as St. Katharine Drexel Parish just completed a major renovation and repair job on its Church building. So much of the Church was repaired, and the altar replaced, that Bishop Frank J. Dewane presided over a rededication Nov. 17. Bishop Dewane said the… Read more »

Verot senior wins Jeopardy! Teen Tournament

Fort Myers | A 17-year-old devout Catholic from Bonita Springs who is the captain of the A-Team (Quiz Bowl) and her high school’s golf team as well as the 2018 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament Champion. Who is Claire Sattler? “It still absolutely feels like I’m dreaming,” Claire said of her winning the $100,000 grand prize in… Read more »

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated across the Venice Diocese

VENICE | Tradition, reverence, and lots of music marked the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the Diocese of Venice and the world Dec. 12. The Patroness of the Americas and the Unborn is one of the most revered in the world. Parishes throughout the Diocese of Venice celebrated the feast with Mass, Eucharistic… Read more »

Cathedral illuminated in red for persecuted Christians

Venice | Epiphany Cathedral in Venice was illuminated in red as the Diocese participated in the “Courage in Red” initiative to shine the light on the plight of persecuted Christians. In addition to the illuminating of the Cathedral Nov. 28, a variety of activities took place throughout the Diocese in support of the “Courage in… Read more »