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Sep 28, 2016

Bishop calls for prayer, action at ecumenical gathering By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 “Knowledge, respect, encounter and dialogue” are the key ingredients if real progress is to be made in society and in local communities to end the cycle of extreme violence which has become so commonplace that we are becoming desensitized. Bishop Frank […]

Zazarino Center cornerstone of St. Martha and St. Mary Academy By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 Bishop Frank J. Dewane was joined by honored guests for a Mass, blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 12 for the new Zazarino Center for Athletics & Arts will serve as a multi-use facility for St. Martha and St. Mary […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 Poignant moments and unique encounters made a lasting impact on the people who were blessed to meet the Catholic Church’s newly canonized St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata. Those who met St. Mother Teresa explained that the briefest encounter was powerful because the love of Christ poured out from her. Bishop […]

By Susan Laielli (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 The Catholic school formerly known as Dreams Are Free in Sarasota is now officially St. Mary Academy, following a rededication ceremony of the special needs school at a large gathering on Aug. 29. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade from St. Mary Academy, and its sister school, St. Martha’s […]

By Jeanne Berdeaux, Diocesan Respect Life Director (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 What will you do on the weekend of October 2? The first Sunday of October is Respect Life Sunday across the United States, a tradition begun in the 1970’s. It is a time set aside to pray for life, to learn about the “Life Issues” […]

By Jeanne Berdeaux, Diocese of Venice Respect Life Director (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 This fall people in the Diocese of Venice will have an opportunity to participate in 40 Days for Life campaigns in three cities: Sarasota, Fort Myers and North Fort Myers from Sept. 28 to Nov. 6. This is a time of prayer for […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 The Cougars of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota and the Vikings of Bishop Verot Catholic High School have a long-standing rivalry as foes in many sports, but they are united in their faith. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a pre-game Mass for the two football teams just prior […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 Diocese of Venice Catholic High Schools come out on top, according to the 2016 ACT College Readiness test scores released in late August. Diocesan High Schools earned an average composite score of 23.6, compared to Florida’s public high school students, who earned an average composite score of 19.9. The national […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/28/2016 Honoring the bravery and sacrifice of those who perished and to comfort those who were affected in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States commemorations, remembrances and Masses were held across the Diocese of Venice. At the “Standing With Our Fallen: 9/11 Fifteen Year Commemoration” ecumenical service […]

Sep 20, 2016

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 Though the first day of school each year brings the promise of new beginnings, new friends and new adventures, invariably this critical day can bring forth strong emotions and even some tears. As if on cue, tears were shed and smiles beamed – from students, parents and teachers alike […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 Each year the Poor Clare Sisters participate in a weeklong reflective contemplation of their Faith and their commitment to God. The culmination of this period is the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Aug. 11, the Feast Day of the foundress of their religious order, St. […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 On the first Friday of each month the faithful of Naples converge on St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Naples to spend an hour with the Lord. The First Friday Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour has a dedicated following of people who find beauty and peace during their time in […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 Each Wednesday throughout the summer women from the Venice area have been gathering for a summer camp. Unlike camps for children, the “Mary and Me” camp at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is intended to bring the participants closer to Mary and her son, Jesus. Organized by Gail Davey, […]

By Dr. Vikki Parks (Special to the Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 Students from the Diocese of Venice STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math curriculum) pilot schools returned to the classroom to face new challenges with hands-on explorations in which the outcomes were not always what students expected. For example, eighth graders at Incarnation Catholic […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 Cheerleading squads from the three Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of Venice – Bishop Verot in Fort Myers, Cardinal Mooney in Sarasota and St. John Neumann in Naples – recently excelled at the Universal Cheer Association Stunting Cheer Camp. Each squad participated in a camp with teams from across […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 Winning championships is becoming a common occurrence for six Bishop Verot Catholic High School Viking softball players. The Lady Vikings were part of an All-Star team that from the greater Cape Coral and Fort Myers Little Leagues to win the 2016 Senior League Softball World Series Championship on Aug. 7. […]

Volunteers help Catholic Charities make a difference Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 Every day there are countless people who devote their lives in service to the Church as living examples of the presence of Christ’s love on earth. These people are known as volunteers. Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. is blessed that there are […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/20/2016 Sixteen students at St. John Neumann Catholic High School were given recognition as AP Scholars of differing levels after consistent passing Advanced Placement exam results. St. John Neumann Principal Sister Patricia Roche, FMA, is pleased with the outcome, “These results are a great testament to our wonderful teachers and our students’ […]

Sep 07, 2016

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 Moments large and small made a powerful and lasting impact on the pilgrims who represented the Diocese of Venice at World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland in late July. From frenzied glimpses of Pope Francis and ecstatic outbursts of jubilation and song; to quiet periods of reflection amongst 2 […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 The diverse and rich history of the Catholic Church in Krakow, Poland was on full display for the more than 140 Diocesan pilgrims who participated in the World Youth Day 2016. The spiritual journey include time to visit a number of religious sites and places of cultural significance as well […]