Category: Venice

Students offer love and comfort

BRADENTON  |  Being “A Disciple of Christ” means thinking of others, just as Christ did during His ministry on earth. A group of 17 students from the St. Joseph Catholic School Builders Club did just that. Instead of going home at the end of a half-day of school, they opted to spread Valentine’s Day cheer… Read more »

Finance Councils learn from Diocese leaders

Sarasota  |  Each year the Diocese of Venice provides certificates and continuing development opportunities for staff and volunteers to update them on Diocesan, local and potentially federal policies related to their specific area of responsibility. With this in mind, the Diocese offered a series of seminars in January and early February for members of Parish/School… Read more »

Hundreds participate in local and national walks

Sarasota | Prayer warriors in Sarasota and Washington, D.C., stood as witnesses for life in late January marking the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision which cleared the way for legalized abortion in the United States. Bishop Frank J. Dewane was at the centerpiece of the two events, first Jan…. Read more »

Volunteer fuels passion into guild

Fort Myers | When a former special education teacher and a mother of two grown children says her favorite words to live by are from a Philippians Bible quote, you know she is probably a very busy person. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” from Philippians 4:13 are the words that… Read more »

Catholic Schools Week celebrated

Naples | For one week each year Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Venice have a chance to celebrate their place in the world. Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1) is an annual national week of recognition of the important educational and moral contributions Catholic Schools continue to make in this country. Sponsored by the… Read more »

Mass held for widows and widowers

Naples | A Mass was recently celebrated with intentions not only for the spouses who have gone before, but also for the widows and widowers so they “will find peace and find a healing hand of the Lord in the void that you have experienced in life.” Bishop Frank J. Dewane complimented the widows and… Read more »

Catechists pass on the faith to future generations

Fort Myers | Catechists, catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and Catholic school teachers took part in the Diocese of Venice Catechetical Day 2020. Hundreds gathered Jan. 25, at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers for a day designed to inspire and refocus religious educators across the Diocese. Sponsored by the Diocesan Departments of Education and Religious… Read more »

Faithful support ‘No Hate! No Fear!’ rally

Sarasota  |  A strong contingent of Catholics was among the hundreds who stood up against anti-Semitism in a “No Hate. No Fear.” solidarity rally to at the J.D. Hamel Park near the Sarasota waterfront. The rally was organized by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and AJC (American Jewish Committee) West Coast Florida as an opportunity for the… Read more »

Annual Mass held for circus and traveling show workers

Sarasota  |  Each year the circus and traveling show workers of the United States gather for three days to thank God for their continued blessings. This takes place at St. Martha Parish in downtown Sarasota, which is designated the “National Circus Parish.”  The pastoral workers, who ensure that the Sacraments are available and maintained for… Read more »

Pastor installed in Naples

Naples  |  There are moments in the life of each Parish that are well remembered: the dedication of a new building, significant anniversaries, and of course, the installation of a new Pastor. For the faithful of St. Ann Parish in Naples, such a day occurred Jan. 19, when Father William E. Davis, Oblate of St…. Read more »