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Jun 21, 2017

Corpus Christi celebrated The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is a tradition that dates back centuries and is often marked by a unique expression, a Eucharistic Procession. It is a celebration of the Eucharist and the Real Presence, the Solemnity took place June 18. The Eucharist is central […]

Jun 05, 2017

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 In a public response to the call of Christ, Krzysztof (Kris) Piotrowski, 28, was Ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Dewane during a Mass on June 3 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The poignant and emotional rite place Father Piotrowski in a new role as he is […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 The culmination of God’s creativity in our midst comes when the Holy Spirit first came upon the Apostles and they thus began our Church as we know it today, celebrated June 4 as the Solemnity of Pentecost. The gift from God is the promise given to the Disciples by […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season got off to an early start with the development of Tropical Storm Arlene in the Eastern Atlantic in April. (See Hurricane Prayer in English and Spanish below) With Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily next on the list of names for potential future storms, now is time […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, continues to be at the forefront of many of the national issues being debated including the budget and health care reform. The Bishop consistently emphasizes the moral imperatives involved in such […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 The Diocese of Venice seminarians have completed another year of studies on the pathway to becoming priests and now they are actively participating in a variety of summer assignments to help broaden their experiences either in parishes or in the classroom. “Summer assignments offer a unique opportunity for the men […]

Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 A group of students from St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples put their classroom lessons on Catholic Social Teaching to work when they participated in a weeklong Christian Service Retreat. The group travelled about 40 minutes from their school to Immokalee, a short physical distance but the retreat […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 During the last week of the academic year at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Port Charlotte, Bishop Frank J. Dewane offered words of encouragement and gave the students a homework assignment for the summer: “Pray to your friend Jesus.” Bishop Dewane celebrated the Mass on May 23 and […]

Youth express “Care for God’s Creation” in art and words By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 Protecting the world God has created for us is one of the fundamental principles of Catholic Social Teaching. One way to do this is to encourage the protection of the environment for future generations. With this in mind, the […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/5/17 The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. has awarded the first recipients of the Mary Fran Carroll Scholarship, a new academic scholarship. Made possible through the Catholic legacy of Mary Fran Carroll and her generous gift to the Foundation, seven academic scholarships of $3,000 each were presented to […]

Jun 02, 2017

Relocation allows for space, added grades Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 6/2/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane was joined by honored guests for a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 24 for the new home of St. Catherine Catholic School in Sebring. Along with adding sixth-grade to its Pre-K3 to fifth-grade classes that are currently offered, the […]

May 23, 2017

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 The Diocese of Venice Catholic High School Commencement Exercises took place in mid-May, sending forth into the world graduates who are all well prepared for their future through academic and spiritual formation. An impressive 99 percent of the 343 members of the Class of 2017 from St. John Neumann […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 The Diocese of Venice relies on a dedicated few who have committed their life to serving God. One such man will be ordained to the priesthood on June 3 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Krzysztof (Kris) Piotrowski has completed his priestly formation and been called to ordination by Bishop […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 The Catholic faithful are being invited to join Bishop Frank J. Dewane and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in signing a national pledge to end the use of the death penalty. The Catholic Mobilizing Network’s National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty was announced in Washington, D.C. on […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 Sophie McFee, Matt Twargoski and Elena Quinonez represent their schools through their dedicated service to the community and academic success all while remaining true to their Catholic Faith. They are just a few of the more than 340 students who graduated from Diocese of Venice High Schools in May. […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 Girls and boys from throughout the Diocese of Venice participated in a Mass on May 21 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice wearing the uniforms of their Scout troop. Designated as “Scouting Sunday,” the Mass was followed by an award ceremony in the Parish Hall to celebrate and recognize the […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 The Ordination to the Priesthood of anyone is a momentous occasion, so it was only natural that the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination be one too. Hundreds of people appropriately gathered for Mass on May 7 at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, to honor Msgr. Gerard Finegan for […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 There is a group of dedicated professionals who spend their every waking moment trying to save the unborn or helping newborns have a fighting chance at a good life. From medical resource centers to residential facilities there are about 25 programs across Southwest Florida that either directly work to […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 Included here is a general list of Parishes which are hosting Vacation Bible Schools this summer including the dates and contact information to learn more. Many of the programs fill up early so please don’t hesitate to register now: Andrew Parish, 2628 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral, June 5-9, Contact […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 The Diocese of Venice announced an agreement with Ave Maria University to purchase Rhodora J. Donahue Academy in the Town of Ave Maria on May 12. The school will now become a Diocesan Parochial School. The purchase, which will be complete by June 30, includes the 48,000-square foot academy building and […]