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Apr 19, 2017

Spread the Good News throughout the Easter Season By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 Throughout the Universal Church the faithful gathered for a joyous celebration on Easter; that is the Resurrection of Our Lord, the Summit of the Catholic Faith. Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the “Feast of feasts,” the “Solemnity […]

Stations of the Cross Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 Easter Sunday is the celebration of the divine mystery: Jesus’s Resurrection from the dead. However, the path of his suffering under the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate and the bearing of the cross is a story which has especially significant meaning. On Good Friday (the Friday before […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has joined in the national effort in recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Bishop Frank J. Dewane strongly supports this effort and celebrated two Masses praying for victims of abuse on April 19 at Epiphany […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 The annual Yom HaShoah Hour of Remembrance will be held at Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Ave. W., Venice, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. Each year the Diocese of Venice in Florida hosts this commemoration of the Holocaust as an interreligious gathering bringing members of the Catholic and Jewish communities together […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 St. Andrew Catholic School students in Cape Coral welcomed Steen Metz as an honored guest speaker March 31.  Metz is a Holocaust survivor from Odense, Denmark, who winters in Sanibel. Only 8-years-old when his family was impacted by the Holocaust, he is on a mission to share his story and […]

Por Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 La Oficina para el Ministerio Hispano de la Diócesis de Venice sirve de anfitrión a una serie de discusiones en cada uno de los Vicariatos de la diócesis, diseñadas para seguir el proceso del V Encuentro, un esfuerzo intensivo de consulta y misión para el Ministerio Hispano/Latino por parte […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 The Office of Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese of Venice is currently hosting a series of discussions in each Deanery of the Diocese designed to follow the process of the V Encuentro, an intensive consultation and missionary effort of Hispanic/Latino Ministry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 The journey to become a member of the permanent diaconate is a long and requires continuous prayer and a deep faith. After completing their second year of Aspirancy, seven men recently reached a significant milestone in their five-year journey as they were admitted to Candidacy for the Holy Order […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 Two graduating seniors from St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples and one Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers have been named to the 2017 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Academic All-State Team. Marcella Bolenbaugh and Matt DeSantis represent St. John Neumann (the only school in […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 For two days, each year Catholics from around the state gather in Tallahassee to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol. A group from the Diocese of Venice, 24 strong, traveled by bus to the Capitol from April 4-6 to put into action the faith’s call to political responsibility. Participants […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Senior Dillon O’Neill realized his dream when he won the FHSAA Class 1A State Weightlifting Meet on April 8 in Deland. O’Neill lifted a combined 690-pounds to win the 238-pound weight class, beating his closest competitor by 35 pounds. With a 415-pound bench press, and […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 A steady stream of the faithful at Incarnation Parish in Sarasota waited patiently for their opportunity to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation on the evening of April 7 and morning of April 8. This scene was repeated at Parishes throughout the Diocese of Venice after Bishop Frank J. […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/19/2017 Approximately 450 people participated in the annual Venetian Charity Ball which is held each year to support the programs of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice in in Lee, Glades and Hendry counties. Bishop Frank J. Dewane hosted the evening which took place April 1 at the Hyatt Coconut Point in […]

By Dr. Vikki Parks (Special to the Florida Catholic0 4/19/2017 In keeping with the recommendations of the Florida Catholic Conference Accreditation Standards for Governance and Leadership the Education Department of the Diocese of Venice initiated a Principal Discernment training program to identify and develop potential school leaders within the Diocese. Principal’s recommended teacher leaders and assistant […]

Apr 13, 2017

Holy Oils Blessed and Consecrated By Bob Reddy  Florida Catholic 4/13/2017 The Communion of the priests of the Diocese of Venice was represented in all its unity during the annual Chrism Mass held April 11 at Epiphany Cathedral. More than 120 priests gathered for this Holy Week tradition where the priests renew their priestly promises […]

Apr 11, 2017

Christ the Lord is Risen, Alleluia! A Happy and Blessed Easter to one and all!   Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  The Risen Lord gives us the hope that we too will rise again and live with Him for eternity.  As people of hope, we live the promise of […]

Apr 06, 2017

Staff Report, Florida Catholic 4/9/2017 In 1983, recognizing the alarming rate at which children continued to be abused and neglected and the need for innovative programs to prevent child abuse and assist parents and families affected by maltreatment, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives proclaimed April the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In […]

By Bob Reddy, Florida Catholic 4/9/2017 The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. has announced the Mary Fran Carroll Scholarship, a new academic scholarship for both traditional and non-traditional students. Made possible through the Catholic legacy of Mary Fran Carroll and her generous gift to the Foundation, 10 academic scholarships of $3,000 each are […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 4/9/2017 New Paradigm transitional housing of Charlotte County was formally welcomed under the umbrella of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. during a ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony on March 24 in Port Charlotte. Bishop Frank J. Dewane blessed one of the program’s nine properties in western Charlotte County as the […]

By Susan Laielli, Special to the Florida Catholic 4/9/2017 The wheels of the plane that returned Silas Bichler of Sarasota and his family from a meeting with Pope Francis in Rome may have touched down in Tampa on March 17, but his feet won’t hit the ground for a long time. Silas Bichler, 18, who […]