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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 »

Diocesan pilgrims enjoying Panama

World Youth Day

Staff Report Panama City, Panama | The pilgrims who are participating in World Youth Day 2019 in Panama this week are representing the Diocese of Venice well, showing their passion and joy for their faith. In talking with one participant from Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, the entire World Youth Day journey was expected to be… Read more »

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 »