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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 […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 Among the more than 140 Diocese of Venice pilgrims who took part in World Youth Day 2016 was a group of 10 seminarians who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood. The seminarians, who are at different points in the formation, took part in the gathering of youth from around […]

By Dr. Vicki Parks (Special to the Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 STREAM Pilot Teachers from Incarnation, St. Charles Borromeo and Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Schools spent much of their summer as students and interns deepening their learning of marine science and conservation through our partnership with Mote Marine Aquarium and Laboratories. This Fall new STREAM activities will […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 It is amazing what a group of motivated people can do when they work together to help people in in need. At St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples, more than 320 people gathered on Aug. 4 for one purpose: to pack food for the needy in Africa. In just […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 The Diocese of Venice has announced the hiring of Colleen Curlett as the new principal at Incarnation Catholic School in Sarasota beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Curlett attended Catholic elementary, high school, and college, and holds a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Texas at Arlington, […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 Catholic educators within the Diocese of Venice, are by virtue held to the highest possible standard of excellence. This was the message given to several dozen new Diocesan educators who attended an orientation on Aug. 1 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Venice. The new educators join the […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 Young boys and girls radiated an intense focus as they used the stroke of their paint brushes to create their latest masterpiece. The children, residents of Casa San Juan Bosco farm workers housing of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. in Arcadia, were being taught the subtleties of painting […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 09/07/2016 Exciting things are happening at Catholic Charities in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. The past year has brought positive changes to District programs and services, and future goals are in place to make an even greater impact on the community. “Catholic Charities wants to serve more people efficiently and effectively […]

Jul 29, 2016

WYD trip a spiritual journey for all Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 07/29/2016 The pilgrims who are participating in World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, this week are representing the Diocese of Venice well, showing their passion and joy for their Faith. In talking with one participant from Epiphany Cathedral the entire World Youth Day […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 07/29/2016 For the third consecutive year, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc. has once again been awarded the 4-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of charities in the country. This is the 13th time in the past 15 years Catholic Charities has earned this top distinction. […]