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Aug 23, 2017

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 Children across Southwest Florida flocked back to school in early August, for the students at the 15 Diocese of Venice Catholic Schools, one thing was definitely different: they were blessed upon their return. On Aug. 10, Father Matthew Grady, Administrator of Incarnation Parish in Sarasota, blessed the students at […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 It is a rare occasion when many religious women and men can get together to interact with each other. The reality is that throughout the Diocese of Venice religious women and men are often very busy doing what they have dedicated their lives to do: serving the People of […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 Shortly before 8 a.m. two busses, one white and one yellow, arrived as part of a morning car line at the new home to St. Catherine Catholic School in Sebring. The busses are carrying students from Avon Park, Lake Placid and Wauchula and represent a massive enrollment increase at […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 St. Clare was a noblewoman who more than 800 years ago heard St. Francis of Assisi and was overcome with a desire to imitate him and live a poor humble life for Jesus. St. Francis cut her hair and gave her a rough worn brown robe to wear tied […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane is once again out front in calling on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity in response to the violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Va. As Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Venice need to be known as places of prayer. This was the message Bishop Frank J. Dewane is carrying to the schools as he celebrates Mass at the start of the new academic year. During the first week, the Bishop visited St. Martha […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 Throughout the Diocese of Venice is a group of dedicated men and women who are professional catechetical leaders assisting adults, teens and children of the parish in their faith formation. This broad definition of Director of Religious Education (DRE) is only the tip of the surface of what they […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 There are few amazing things that can be done in 63 minutes, but at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples that is exactly how much time it took on Aug. 10 for the faithful to pack some 40,000 meals. “That was fun,” said one young girl who help […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 8/23/17 Each summer the youth of the Diocese of Venice scatter to take part in a variety of activities including summer camps, family vacations, sports, going to the beach and even some lounging around. However, many also took time out to do good for others. To assist them in this […]

Florida Catholic 8/23/17 While the Great American Solar Eclipse never reach totality with the Diocese of Venice, students at Catholic Schools still ventured out and did science experiments to learn about this once in a lifetime event. The blockage of the sun was between 82 and 77 percent and peaked at the end of the […]

Clausura del Proceso Diocesano del V Encuentro Los laicos hispanos de la Diócesis de Venice están invitados a participar de este evento bajo la guía de nuestro Obispo Frank Dewane y del Doctor Hosffman Ospino.  En esta reunión les presentaremos los resultados del Proceso Diocesano del V Encuentro y los próximos proyectos de la Pastoral […]

Aug 07, 2017

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 For three days each summer, those men who have entered a program to discern a vocation to the priesthood gathered for the annual Diocese of Venice Seminarian Convocation. The time is spent at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice is crucial in the participants’ continuing formation […]

Holy Day of Obligation on Aug. 15 Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 “At the conclusion of Her earthly life, the Mother of Christ was raised in soul and body to Heaven, that is, in the glory of eternal life, in the full communion with God,” said Pope Francis when describing why on Aug. 15 the […]

Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 Julio Juan Guerra-Molina, who took the Confirmation name of St. John Bosco, is the latest of dozens of inmates in correctional facilities throughout the Diocese on whom Bishop Frank J. Dewane has bestowed the Sacrament of Confirmation since his appointment to the Diocese of Venice in 2006. It was on […]

More than a decade of greeting – one smile at a time By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 If you have ever been to the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Naples and entered the main entrance, you have likely been greeted by Art and Phyllis Longano. The couple takes their […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 The start of the 2017-2018 School Year brings new leadership to three Diocesan Catholic School. Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School in Venice welcomes Mary Caren “M.C.” Heffner, St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples welcomes Maria Niebuhr, and the Donahue Academy in Ave Maria welcomes Dr. Dan Guernsey. Diocese of Venice […]

Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 August marks the start of a new school year for the thousands of students who attend Diocese of Venice primary and secondary schools. While each school is unique, one thing that will link them together is their Christ-centered teaching based in sound fundamental Catholic values. To accomplish this, Catholic schools […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 Having the opportunity to come and pray in the presence of the Lord and allow God to transform them from the inside out is the reason the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Joseph Parish is open seven-days-a-week. The faithful come to the Chapel with their joys and thanks, their […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 With busy lives and many distractions, getting teens, young adults and families to become more actively involved in their faith can be a challenge on many levels. Fun activities may encourage some to attend one gathering or another, but there needed to be more. This is why Tom Lelyo, […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 8/7/17 A Summer Family Fun Day Retreat was recently held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice to provide time together centered on prayer with a dash of fun. The “Growing Together in Faith and Love” retreat served to nourish a family’s spiritual life through various activities. […]