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Dec 09, 2017

  Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice has launched its annual Christmas Appeal with a goal to raise $560,000 in December and January. The Christmas Appeal is the largest fundraiser for Catholic Charities and is vital for operating the social service organization. Each donation will help real individuals and families […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass times listed in alphabetical order by city: ARCADIA ■ St. Paul 1208 E. Oak St. 863-494-2611 CHRISTMAS EVE 4 p.m. 10 p.m., midnight (Spanish) CHRISTMAS 9 a.m., noon (Spanish)   AVE MARIA ■ Ave Maria 5068 Annunciation Circle, Ste. 101 239-261-5555 CHRISTMAS […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Two parishes in the Diocese of Venice took the idea of Thanksgiving to another level this year by giving back to help others. St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples took over the long-running Thanksgiving in the Park in Immokalee, where approximately 1,500 people were fed a hot meal […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 The Diocese of Venice took part in the annual “Cities for Life” prayer vigil to end the death penalty Nov. 30 at St. Raphael Parish in Lehigh Acres, with a featured speaker who shared his first-hand experiences on death row before being exonerated. As part of the prayer service, […]

By Michael Morse, Executive Director, Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Leaving a legacy means so much more than just sharing your property and possessions with your heirs after you die.  Each one of us will also leave behind a nonmaterial legacy – one that is harder to define, but often […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 The Mother Frances de Sales Auxiliary to the Homeless held its Third Rose Ball where 31 young ladies were recognized for their commitment of volunteer service and formation. The Rose Ball, held Thanksgiving weekend every other year, was Nov. 25 at the Naples Beach Hotel and Resort, and benefited […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 In response to repeated calls of Pope Francis, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops designated Nov. 26, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, as “A Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians” that initiated, “Solidarity in Suffering”, a Week of Awareness and Education. During his […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane spent his Thanksgiving in what has been an annual tradition of celebrating Mass and then helping to serve a hot meal. On a rainy morning at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch, the Bishop celebrated Mass before more than 400 using the words […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 During the month of November it is appropriate to take time out to remember those who have died; specifically that they someday may be accepted into heaven. For this reason, Bishop Frank J. Dewane invites all of the Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Venice and their wives to […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 You don’t have to be an angel to serve the Lord. This was the message sixth graders attending Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Venice have heard during a series of Vocations Fairs at the three area Catholic High Schools in October and November. Bishop Frank J. Dewane told […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Community Pregnancy Clinics, Inc. (CPCI) has opened a licensed, medical model clinic at 1419 7th Street in Sarasota, next to the Regional Headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. A celebration was held on Nov. 9 to mark the occasion. Father Fausto Stampiglia, SAC, Pastor of nearby […]

Staff Report 12/9/17 Assisting priest dies Father Arthur Jacobi, of the Archdiocese of Detroit and who assisted Sacred Heart Parish in Punta Gorda, San Pedro Parish in North Port and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, died in Port Charlotte on Nov. 19, 2017 at the age of 84. Father Jacobi was born Dec. 14, 1932 in […]

Nov 22, 2017

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 11/22/17 If you were to enter the sanctuary of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Church in Naples it would not reflect the sacred space that it is intended to be. Instead you will see pews taken apart and stacked, missing ceiling tiles and bare wood where a roof patch was installed. […]

Florida Catholic 11/22/17 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, With the calendar approaching December, the Church will soon begin the Season of Advent. This Season, which marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year, commences this year on Sunday, Dec. 3. Because Christmas falls on a Monday this year, the Season will come to […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 11/22/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane delivered a report on healthcare, the federal budget and tax reform on Nov. 14 at the Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, Md. As part of his Chairmanship of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 11/22/17 The service men and women who had the courage to go forth to defend freedom were honored and remembered during the eighth annual Diocese of Venice Catholic Mass held at on Veterans Day at Sarasota National Cemetery. Father Bob Kantor, Pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Naples, Dean of […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 11/22/17 This Advent, the Diocese is called to come together to participate in a Diocesewide total consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, following the structure created in “33 Days to Morning Glory” by Father Michael Gaitley. In this Advent Season, which falls in the year of the […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 11/22/17 A stellar season for the St. John Neumann Catholic High School Celtic Football Team ended earlier than most wanted but it will not be soon forgotten. The Celtics fell on Nov. 9 to Champagnat Catholic during the Class 2A-Region 4 semifinal in Hialeah, ending the season with a 9-1 […]

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 11/22/17 Janine Marrone is a humble person who has poured her heart and soul into the Pro-Life movement. For her work, Marrone was as Volunteer of the Year from the Diocese of Venice during the 31st annual Florida Respect Life Conference held in Weston. The Conference, held Oct. 20-21 and […]

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 11/22/17 It was 79 years ago that the radical oppression of the Jews in Germany and Austria under Nazi rule became overtly violent and the Holocaust began. Kristallnacht, or “The Night of Broken Glass,” took place Nov. 9-10, 1938. The Nazi government organized anti-Jewish riots throughout Germany and Austria. When the […]