Tag: diocese of venice

Knights start ambitious life campaign

Venice | The Knights of Columbus throughout the entire Diocese of Venice have started a campaign to purchase a mobile medical clinic. The mobile medical clinic van is a roving medical clinic, or ultrasound on wheels, which will then be given to Community Pregnancy Clinics Inc. (CPCI), a life-affirming medical provider with four clinics in… Read more »

Mass celebrates Mary, Haitian independence

Bonita Springs | The new year began with a Mass and celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the 215th anniversary of Haitian independence at St. Leo the Great Parish in Bonita Springs. Bishop Frank J. Dewane hosted the celebration that brought together the Catholic Haitian community of the Diocese of Venice… Read more »

Bishop leads Rosary on Immaculate Conception

Fort Myers | For the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary several pro-life activities took place. Bishop Frank J. Dewane led the praying of the rosary at a prayer vigil in Fort Myers and that day many Parishes held National Night of Prayer for Life observances. Bishop Dewane led everyone in… Read more »

Guadalupe Social Services holds open house

Immokalee | As part of the year-long celebration of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. providing services in Collier County for 50 years, Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities in Immokalee held an open house Dec. 8, for supporters of the program. Attendees enjoyed food and fellowship along with a video presentation and informative tours… Read more »

Courage in Red initiative has lasting impacts

Naples | It was Nov. 28 when Epiphany Cathedral was illuminated in red as a sign of unity with persecuted Christians around the world. This was done as part of the annual “Courage in Red” campaign, which was to bring attention to plight of our suffering brothers and sisters more dramatically to the attention of… Read more »

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated across the Venice Diocese

VENICE | Tradition, reverence, and lots of music marked the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the Diocese of Venice and the world Dec. 12. The Patroness of the Americas and the Unborn is one of the most revered in the world. Parishes throughout the Diocese of Venice celebrated the feast with Mass, Eucharistic… Read more »

More than 1,500 attend Veterans Day Mass

SARASOTA | It was 100 years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the guns fell silent and the horror that was World War I was over. Each year, Nov. 11 is set aside to honor all veterans, both living and deceased, who have served their… Read more »

Youth Rally unifies nearly 1,900

Punta Gorda | Young men and women of God gathered together Nov. 3 for the 2018 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally in Punta Gorda to learn what it means to “Be Courageous” witnesses to the faith. This theme of being courageous permeated through the Youth Rally which offered the approximately 1,900 youth the tools to… Read more »

Catholic-Jewish commemoration takes on new meaning

Naples | Catholics and Jews assembled Nov. 4 in Naples joined in unity to stand up against the anti-Semitism that exists today while also remembering the past horrors of the Holocaust. The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County hosted its annual “Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass” commemoration at Temple Shalom in Naples. This gathering took… Read more »

Students encouraged to think about their vocation

Sarasota | In life, everyone has a vocation, whether it is to the priesthood, religious life, marriage, parent, or the single life. Keeping one’s heart and mind open to that call of the Lord and understanding that message is key to a proper discernment, which may lead some on the path to the priesthood or… Read more »