Category: Venice

Stations of the Cross: A spiritual pilgrimage

Sarasota  |  While Easter Sunday is the celebration of the divine mystery — Jesus’s resurrection from the dead — the path of his suffering under the Roman Prefect Pon-tius Pilate and the bearing of the cross is a story which has especially significant meaning. On Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday), many Catholics participate… Read more »

NET Retreat inspires young Catholics

Venice  |  Youth from five different parishes opened their hearts to the loving word of God for two days, and left a Lenten retreat inspired and motivated to spread the Good News. In what is becoming a regular opportunity for young people in the Diocese of Venice to grow spiritually, high school youth participated in… Read more »

Transitional deacons closer to priesthood

As song and prayer filled the church of St. Joan of Arc in Boca Raton, 15 men laid prostrate, laying down their lives before the altar of Jesus Christ. The Church was filled with family members, friends, guests, seminary faculty and leaders, priests and brother seminarians, all a witness of great support for the candidates… Read more »

STREAM going strong in Diocesan schools

Cape Coral | The Diocese of Venice STREAM educational platform (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, with Religion and Arts) has been growing in Diocesan Catholic Schools in recent years. The impact of providing students the opportunity to develop key skills in the sciences while staying grounded in their faith is making a positive impact for… Read more »

Students enriched by Catholic Days at the Capitol

Sarasota  |  Nearly half of the 68 people from the Diocese of Venice who took the long journey to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol in late March were Catholic high school students. The 29 students, split between Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers and Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota,… Read more »

Charismatic Renewal event channels Holy Spirit

Venice  |  The 2019 Diocese of Venice English Charismatic Renewal annual conference was held March 30 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The theme for the conference was “Holy Spirit Breathe on Me.”  With powerful speakers, inspirational music as well as praise and worship, the conference served to inspire those in attendance. The day followed the… Read more »

Bishop speaks to young adults

Sarasota  |  A recent gathering of like-minded young Catholic adults on a beautiful March evening included some adult beverages, good food and lively conversation.  This was the March 14 gathering of Theology on Tap in Sarasota, during which the young adults heard from the shepherd of the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank J. Dewane. The… Read more »

St. Joseph serves as an example

Bradenton  |  St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and stepfather of Jesus Christ, serves as an example for us all as he responded to the call of the Lord each time and with his heart and soul. The Feast of St. Joseph took place on March 19 and Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated… Read more »

Bishop Dewane dedicates, blesses altar at St. Michael

WAUCHULA  |  It was with great excitement that parishioners of St. Michael Parish in Wauchula welcomed Bishop Frank J. Dewane March 24 for the consecration of a new altar. The dedication, anointing and blessing of the new altar coincided with a Parish Family Day 2019 celebration meaning many families, and children of all ages, were… Read more »

Bishops say EPA plan to roll back pollution rule would harm the unborn

WASHINGTON | Unborn children would face greater health risks if the Environmental Protection Agency moves to rescind a rule regulating hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants, said the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees. The bishops argued in a March 22 statement that the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or MATS,… Read more »