Category: Venice

Two local students earn top art honor

Sarasota  |  Two St. Martha Catholic School students were recently named as 2018-2019 Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) Christmas Artwork Contest winners. Sixth grader Collier Moser, and seventh grader Charlotte Thompson, were two of only 24 students nationwide to be recognized with this honor. Additionally, Charlotte’s artwork has been named one of two grand prizes and… Read more »

Catholic Charities ready for hurricanes

Venice  |  With the start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1, the faithful of the Diocese of Venice should keep a wary eye on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico for violently spinning clusters of storms that could leave havoc in their wake. Should a storm… Read more »

Top graduates reflect brightly on the benefits of a Catholic education

Naples  |  Lorca Stainton, Zachary Laswick, Claire Sattler, John Scheck, Sam Koscho, Julian Perez, Mary Zhao and Olivia Burke are the names of young women and men whom most people have never heard of, until now. They are some of the top graduates from Diocese of Venice Catholic high schools in May 2019. The commonality… Read more »

Faithful work together to save babies

Venice  |  There is a group of dedicated professionals who spend their every waking moment trying to save the unborn or helping newborns have a fighting chance at a good life. From medical resource centers to residential facilities there are about 25 programs across Southwest Florida that either directly work to save the lives of… Read more »

12 Mary Fran Carroll scholarships awarded

Venice  |  The 2019 Mary Fran Carroll Scholarships were recently announced by the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. This is the third year for the scholarship, which was made possible through the Catholic Legacy of Mary Fran Carroll and her generous gift to the Foundation. As a result, 11 traditional academic scholarships were… Read more »

Be prepared: 2019 hurricane season starts June 1

Venice  |  It is that time of year when the weather turns hot and humid across Florida and a wary eye turns toward the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico for the development of potentially hazardous hurricanes. The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts in just one week on June 1 and now is… Read more »

The Eucharist

Wauchula  |  During the month of May, more than 3,000 young boys and girls throughout the Diocese of Venice take part in the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time. At St. Michael Parish in Wauchula, the first Communion group was so large that two Masses were needed May 12, to accommodate the 102… Read more »

Catholic Charities benefits from generous donors

Venice  |  The programs of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. make a huge impact on the community and some of the regional efforts target specific areas of need. Catholic Charities is so well regard that a number of donations have been directed to programs throughout the region helping people of all ages. For example,… Read more »

Scott Hahn wows at Scripture Conference

Fort Myers  |  The Diocese of Venice warmly welcomed Scott Hahn — an internationally known author, Catholic-convert and speaker — to the 2019 Scripture Conference held May 18, at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers.  Presented by the Diocese Office of Evangelization, Hahn wowed a crowd of more than 550 as he gave… Read more »

New Parish Hall dedicated and blessed in Fort Myers

Fort Myers  |  The new Marian Hall at St. Cecilia Parish in Fort Myers was dedicated and blessed by Bishop Frank J. Dewane May 12. The building is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and in honor of two key donors, Mary Eller and Mary Verde of whom there are portraits in the lobby flanking… Read more »