Tag: diocese of venice

New hurricane season is a time to reflect

Naples | The late May formation of Tropical Storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico spared Southwest Florida, but should serve as a reminder that these storms can form anywhere and anytime between now and the conclusion of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane aeason which runs through Nov. 30. Of course, few in the area need… Read more »

Class of 2018 graduates high school

Naples | Graduating high school is always a nice achievement for teens who struggle with classes and hope just to move on with their lives as they enter adulthood. The standards of achievement and bar for success are much higher for the more than 330 graduates of Catholic high schools within the Diocese of Venice,… Read more »

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1

Venice | June 1 is rapidly approaching and that means it is time to start seriously thinking about the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Forecasters are expecting a busier-than-normal season, with an expected 14 named storms, with seven of those potentially becoming hurricanes. The forecast does not note… Read more »

Pentecost brings Holy Spirit, unity, understanding

Venice | “There appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:3-4). The readings on Pentecost Sunday note that Jesus appeared before the Apostles for the final time, but at that moment Jesus confers on them… Read more »

First Diocesan Walk to Our Lady

Venice | An amazing day to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary took place when more than 100 people participated in the first-ever Diocese of Venice Walk to Our Lady: A Marian Pilgrimage to the May Crowning May 19 in Venice. The prayer warriors trekked 6.6 miles from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish to Our Lady… Read more »

Divine Mercy Sunday embraced by many communities

Bradenton | The Second Sunday of Easter, or Divine Mercy Sunday, completes the Octave of Easter, a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the blessing of His continuing presence in our midst. The Gospel reading for Divine Mercy Sunday recalls the encounter between St. Thomas and Jesus after the Resurrection. For many in… Read more »

2018 Women’s Conference an unqualified success

Fort Myers | More than 800 women put aside their troubles and challenges for about six hours and took the time to focus on their relationship with Lord, with the help of fellowship, inspiring speakers, Adoration and Mass. Christine Gergen of Our Lady of Light Parish in Fort Myers described the 2018 Diocese of Venice… Read more »

Marriage is something to be celebrated

Fort Myers | Every year, Feb. 7-14 is celebrated as National Marriage Week. This week provides an opportunity for married couples to “celebrate the gift and blessings of marriage.” Included in the week is World Marriage Day Feb. 11, which honors husbands and wives as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society… Read more »

Youth festival inspires participants

Wauchula | It takes courage and wisdom to hear the Lord’s call and respond. The challenge of accepting that call with a renewed urgency was put forth for about 200 young men and women who participated in the 2018 youth festival at St. Michael Parish in Wauchula. Middle and high school-aged youth from across Hardee… Read more »