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Apr 06, 2017

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 4/9/2017 In order to sit at the table of the Lord, we must all make sacrifices. Students at schools across the Diocese of Venice were reminded by Bishop Frank J. Dewane that Lent is an ongoing Spiritual Journey in their relationship with the Lord. “It is about who we are […]

Chrism Mass April 11 The Chrism Mass which takes place during Holy Week every year will be held at Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Ave. W., in Venice, Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. During this Mass, the faithful of the Diocese join the Priests, Deacons and Bishop Frank J. Dewane for the blessing of the […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 4/9/2017 On March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, a day we celebrate when the Blessed Virgin Mary said “Yes!” to God. So it was appropriate that Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for the faithful at the newly-established Ave Maria Parish in Ave Maria. The Solemnity […]

Mar 24, 2017

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a Candidacy Mass for seminarians at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach on March 19. During the Mass the Bishop admitted 30 men from across Florida, including four from the Diocese of Venice, to Candidacy for Holy Orders. The ceremony marked a […]

Florida Catholic 3/24/2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, During the Lenten Season the Church encourages us to spend time in prayer so that we may grow in spiritual maturity.  This growth is from the early stages that ask, “When can I fit God in?” to those deeper or more advanced stages that ask, “How […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 4/24/2017 In the past two months Bishop Frank J. Dewane has been at the forefront of national debates on issues such as health care reform, the environment and religious freedom. As Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop Dewane has authored, or […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 Confessionals will open for extended hours throughout the Diocese of Venice in early April to allow everyone ample opportunity to receive God’s Mercy through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In consultation with the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, Bishop Frank J. Dewane has designated the following days and times for Confession at EACH […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 There is no better time to transform one’s faith life than during the Lenten Season. For this reason, Parish Lenten Missions/Retreats are held across the Diocese with the goal of reminding the faithful how to live their faith with passion as they grow closer to the Lord. One such […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 When couples are sacramentally married before God on their wedding day, they make a commitment not only to themselves but to God. Thus, each day married couples are called to renew that commitment to each other by living out the Word of God. The ability to maintain that commitment […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 Three unique events took place in March which helped raise money and awareness for critical programs of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. First up was Boots and Bandannas, with a sold-out crowd of 200 patrons dressed in colorful western attire. The lively Catholic Charities fundraiser was held March 4 […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 The students at St. Mary Academy in Sarasota put their talents on display for special guests during Fine Arts Festival on March 15 showcasing music, dance, language and art. For the Fine Arts Festival the artwork of students was on display in the new Zazarino Center, including different types […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 Shovels of dirt were turned March 18 as part of a larger celebration at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples. Bishop Frank J. Dewane led the groundbreaking ceremony and blessing the site for the Pulte Family Life Center which will bring together the entire family through the development […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 While 10 years may not seem as if it is such a long time to most people, for the faithful of St. Agnes Parish reaching the first decade milestone as a Parish was cause for celebration. Father Bob Kantor, Pastor St. Agnes Parish, remarked how rapidly the Parish has […]

Second grade project serving as teaching moment By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 Finding the Stations of the Cross in a Catholic School is not unusual, they are most often found in the Chapel as a place a reverence as students learn and prayer about the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Outside […]

Florida Catholic 3/24/2017 A procession with a statue of St. Joseph takes place at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice on March 20 (moved to the Monday from March 19) with priests leading. A Mass in Italian took place at the Cathedral in commemoration of the Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Catholic Church, and this […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 3/24/2017 For the second year in a row, Alex Turner, a senior at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota, has been named Class 2A Player of the Year in the Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Soccer voting. Turner repeated as the Class 2A Player of the Year after scoring 43 goals […]

Mar 20, 2017

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Mar 10, 2017

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) A renewed sense of Christian vocation and call to holiness was evident during the annual celebration of the Rite of Election of Catechumens and the Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates on the first Sunday of Lent, March 5, at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane welcomed 169 […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 Taking the opportunity to live their life in a new way, the annual Diocese of Venice Men’s Conference called on the participants to recognize the voice of the Lord in their lives and to respond in a meaningful way. “Hear the call that the Lord has for each one […]

(Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As our 40-day journey of Lent proceeds in preparation for Easter, not only is it important to “give up” a bad habit or creature comfort, but in the sacrifice of letting go, the call is to “turn towards” God and embrace the Lord’s invitation to serve […]