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Diocesan Catholic schools say farewell until August

Bradenton  |  When the 2019-2020 academic year began for the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Venice in August 2019, the joy and the anticipation could be seen on the faces of incoming students as well as the teachers and faculty welcoming students back to school. Fast forward to the end of May 2020 and… 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 »

Evenings dedicated to Charity

Now is the time of year that people are planning their busy seasonal social schedule with lots of interesting activities to choose for evenings of elegance or just casual fun. While choosing from the many opportunities Southwest Florida has to offer, consider these events for a chance to give back to the community. Proceeds go… Read more »

Bishop Dewane on gun violence: ‘It’s time for a different approach’

BALTIMORE | Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, said Catholic clergy and lay leaders can play a role in bringing together people along the rural-urban divide to build understanding of the need for sensible policies that can end the scourge of gun violence. His call came during a 20-minute presentation Nov. 11, the first… 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 »

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 »