Category: Youth

Students share support of law enforcement

Sarasota  |  Students at each of the Diocese of Venice Catholic schools recently took part in a special event, Faith and Blue Weekend, a public-private partnership to show law enforcement officers appreciation from Faith communities nationwide, and an effort to build a united community for all.   Letters of appreciation from students were presented to… Read more »

Catholic school raises deaf awareness

ORLANDO  |  Each year Courtney Cannon asks her American Sign Language (ASL) students to come up with ways to educate their Bishop Moore Catholic High School peers about deafness.  The project takes many forms, but this year her students chose to create mini-videos and morning announcements to share during Deaf Awareness Week, Sept. 20-26. The… Read more »

New bleachers installed at Cardinal Mooney

Sarasota  |  The gymnasium at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota has seen many feats of athleticism and the students in the bleachers have been witnesses to times of great joy and triumph. Therefore, the replacement of the bleachers was considered a key part of a 10-year strategic plan to upgrade various academic and… Read more »

Students united through ‘domestic altars’ in classrooms

Fort Pierce  |  For Catholic school students going back to school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the classroom has stretched to encompass the school library, the cafeteria, the playground, the art room, and the auditorium.  For students at St. Anastasia School in Fort Pierce, the classroom has also translated into the church, attending… Read more »

Schools, Parish mark 9/11 anniversary

Naples  |  A global pandemic did not diminish the memories of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists struck in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, leaving behind thousands of dead while showing the world the face of true heroism. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks was marked throughout the Diocese of Venice at Parishes and… Read more »

Bishop Verot High football season opens

Fort Myers  |  The atmosphere was charged with excitement as the Bishop Verot Catholic High School Viking Football Team kicked off its season Sept. 4, 2020, at home in Fort Myers. The crowd roared as the players ran through a tunnel and onto the field for the first time, flanked by cheerleaders and looking eager… Read more »

Teachers, students stay grounded amidst COVID

ORLANDO  |  Teachers and students are feeling the stress of education under pandemic circumstances. Worst yet, no one knows what long-term effects distance learning and extended quarantines will have on humanity.  “It’s been a rough start,” acknowledged Pat Lopez referring to the start of the new school year. A Spanish teacher at Hagerty High School… Read more »

ADA at 30: How the American Disabilities Act changed the lives of the disabled

ORLANDO  |  Kathy Becht recalls injuring her foot and requiring a knee scooter while in Washington, D.C., five years ago. She was astounded at how difficult it was to get around. Maneuvering brick sidewalks and broken metro elevators made it strenuous at best, dangerous at its worst. She imagined how much harder it would be… Read more »

Bishop celebrates outdoor Mass at University

Ave Maria  |  The Ave Maria University 2020-2021 academic year opened with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane Aug. 24, 2020. Mass was celebrated outdoors to allow for appropriate social distancing on the academic mall in front of the Thomas & Shelby Prince Building, home of the St. Mother Teresa Museum, on the… Read more »

Diocesan schools get into swing of new year

Naples  |  A few rain showers, rainbows, a power outage, Mass, an eye on the tropics and thousands of students filing into the classrooms were just some of the highlights of the first week in the Diocese of Venice Catholic schools academic year. Opening the schools amid a global Pandemic posed many challenges, but the… Read more »