Category: Venice

Annual parish youth festival another success

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Wauchula  | Challenged to break free from the constraints of what modern society wants and to seek a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ, some 200 young men and women participated in the 2019 St. Michael Parish youth festival in Wauchula. The middle and high school-aged youth from across Hardee County participated in the festival Feb…. Read more »

2 Diocesan events bring out best in women, men

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Fort Myers  | Two very different Diocesan Conferences took place in February. Both served to encourage different groups of the faithful to be true disciples of Jesus Christ by being the best version of themselves. During the Men’s Conference Feb. 2, the message was direct: a man strong in his faith helps to make the… Read more »

Sarasota Charity Ball celebrates 30 years

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Sarasota  |  Every year the programs of Catholic Charities of Manatee and Sarasota counties assist thousands of individuals and families — from the newborn to the elderly and everyone in between — through a variety of services. Without those programs, many would go without the basic necessities of living a dignified life. For the past… Read more »

Adoration chapel blessed at Cathedral

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Venice  |  An idea, decades in the making, has come to fruition with the blessing and dedication of the Holy Family perpetual adoration chapel at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane presided over the blessing and dedication Jan. 31. He noted the importance of having a permanent place to spend time with the… Read more »

Diocese showcases Catholic education

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Venice  |  National Catholic Schools Week, held Jan. 27-Feb. 2, served as a showcase for the Diocese of Venice Catholics Schools. They were a buzz of activities highlighting the beacon of light they are for the Church, the community and the nation. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week This year’s theme “Catholic Schools:… Read more »

Universal Church inspires Diocesan teens

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Panama City, Panama  |  A profound lesson learned by the Diocese of Venice pilgrims as they took part in an epic journey to World Youth Day 2019 in Panama was that they were all part of something larger than themselves. From Jan. 19-28, 66 pilgrims were joined by Bishop Frank J. Dewane to experience and… Read more »

Naples Blue Mass honors first responders

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Naples  |  In thanks for their service and commitment to the safety of the community, a Blue Mass for law enforcement and first responders was celebrated Jan. 26, at St. Agnes Parish in Naples. Priests from across Collier County concelebrated with the homily by Father Michael Vannicola, pastor of St. Ann Parish. Among those attending… Read more »

Parish’s monument to unborn rededicated


Bradenton | A monument to the unborn was recently rededicated at St. Joseph Parish in Bradenton. Fittingly, the ceremony took place Jan. 13, the Baptism of Our Lord and National Sanctity of Life Sunday. The granite monument was inspired by the Knights of Columbus Council 5604 and placed under an oak tree near the parish… Read more »

Catholic Schools Week celebrated Jan. 27-Feb. 2

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Venice | Each day is a celebration of educating the mind, body and spirit at Catholic Schools throughout the Diocese of Venice. A more public celebration will occur the week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 when Diocesan schools will participate in a series of exciting activities as part of National Catholic Schools Week 2019…. Read more »

Weightlifting offers strength of body, mind, self

SARASOTA | Ashley Savigne looked intently at the barbell for her deadlift. The 45-pound bar had 10-pound plates on each side. The high school sophomore took a deep breath and, with a look of determination, bent in the squat position. Her hips were slightly higher than her knees, as they should be. She picked up… Read more »