Category: Venice

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

Hispanic, Florida Catholic

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 »

REBOOT Live inspires faithful of all ages

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Cape Coral  |  Whether young or old, “REBOOT! LIVE! Featuring Chris Stefanick,” which took place at two different Diocesan parishes in February, resonated with those who participated. “That was so awesome,” said one teen from St. Andrew Parish in Cape Coral following the Feb. 21 REBOOT event at St. Katharine Drexel Parish. “He really made… Read more »

40 Days for Life gets off to rousing beginning

Lent, Florida Catholic

Naples  |  Four spring 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer campaigns kicked off Ash Wednesday uniting the faithful during Lent to seek an end to abortion. Bishop Frank J. Dewane was joined by about 150 people at the 40 Days for Life opening in front of the Planned Parenthood on Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. There… Read more »

Upset about recent laws?

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VENICE  | Did the news from New York anger you about the new abortion law? If so, you are not alone. Many people were outraged and sickened that legislators would pass a law allowing abortions for any reason up to birth, removing protection for babies born alive during an abortion and allowing individuals who are… Read more »

Cape Coral eighth-graders visit Morocco (via Skype)

Morocco, Florida Catholic

Cape Coral  | At St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral, one of Tom James’ eighth grade math classes has taken on exploring the country of Morocco. In the spirit of St. Andrew Catholic School becoming an International Baccalaureate primary year school, the students have become pen pals with students from a remote village in… Read more »

Religious women recognized for service to Church

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Venice |  In gratitude and recognition for the contributions of men and women religious within the Universal Church, but more precisely in the Diocese of Venice, a jubilee celebration was held Feb. 17, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass in honor of the day, which… Read more »