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Mar 10, 2017

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 Religious women novices and postulates and male seminarians graced St. Michael Parish in Wauchula for a Parish Popular Mission with the theme, “Holy Mission, Save Your Soul” which ran from Feb. 25 to March 5. The Mission included daily activities which were geared to inspire the faithful of all […]

By Michael Morse (Special to the Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 Have you been a long-time annual supporter of your Parish, Catholic School, Catholic Charities or other program or ministry of the Church? Are you interested in making sure your favorite Catholic entity continues well beyond your lifetime? Have you ever wondered how best to go about […]

Susan Laielli (Special to the Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 A teenage altar server at Incarnation Parish in Sarasota with only one wish has it granted by Make-a-Wish Foundation with a special party on March 2. Make-a-Wish Foundation representatives joined Father Matt Grady, Pastor of Incarnation Parish, to officially grant 18-year old Silas Bichler his one and […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 The 10th Annual Humanity Working to End Genocide Rally Against Genocide was held Feb. 26 at St. Martha Parish in Sarasota and featured a talk about genocide and one of the consequences of mass atrocities – today’s refugee crisis. Sponsored by the Diocese of Venice and the Sarasota Jewish […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 Venice – Two Catholic Charities events in late February provided evenings of fun for patrons of two unique programs and generated a much needed boost to cover the critical costs which help the needy receive critical services. The 2017 Our Mother’s House Wine Tasting, Auction and Dinner Dance celebrated the […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 Ash Wednesday took place on March 1 and marks the start of the Lenten Season. Below are some images from that day. Print this entry

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 3/10/2017 St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Cape Coral rallied more than 600 people to not only come together to pack food for needy children around the world, but to also raise money and collect food for the needy locally. The Parish participated in the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack event […]

Feb 24, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Pilgrims in Christ, Lent possesses certain rich spiritual themes that speak powerfully to us today.  One important theme is that of Lent as a journey towards God. In many respects this spiritual journey of 40 days towards Easter resembles the ancient tradition of going on pilgrimage. The role of pilgrimage remains […]

By Nadia Smith (Special to the Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 With more than 600 women from around the Diocese of Venice and four outstanding speakers, the annual Diocesan Women’s Conference offered the perfect prescription for renewal: laughter, encouragement, wisdom and spirituality. “I think it’s important to step back every once and awhile and let the Lord […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 The commitment and dedication of many people made Feb. 19 a day to remember for the faithful of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch, for it was the day ground was broken for the new Parish Church. Bishop Frank J. Dewane, who celebrated a Mass and […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 Eucharistic Adoration during a Lenten Retreat at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center changed the life of Grace Coronado in many ways, but most importantly in a spiritual way. The retreat was led by a travelling National Evangelization Team (NET) which was invited to the Diocese of Venice […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 For one week in February the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima spent time within the Diocese of Venice as part of an 18-month tour of the United States commemorating the 100th anniversary of the original apparition in Portugal. The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 More than 325 couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, or more years of marriage joined Bishop Frank J. Dewane at a Mass in honor of significant milestone anniversaries on Feb. 18 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The combined years married of the couples totaled more than 16,000 years […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 The Catholic students at Florida Gulf Coast University in Estero welcomed Bishop Frank J. Dewane with open arms on Feb. 12 as he came to celebrate Mass while also offering prayers and encouragement. The Mass, held at 9 p.m. in Room 214 of Cohen Hall (the Student Union) to […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 Chronically hungry elementary school children in Naples area who are homeless or at-risk of hunger are in need, and the Catholic Charities of Collier County Weekend Power Pack Feeding Program comes to the rescue each week. The program, administered through the Judy Sullivan Family Resource Center of Catholic Charities […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 The 8th annual St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor, a vital fundraiser to help the needy throughout Charlotte County, was a huge success. An estimated 125 people walked throughout Charlotte County on Feb. 11 in support of the walk organized by the SVDP District Council of Charlotte County […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 2/24/2017 Students from Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, St. Martha School Catholic School and St. Mary Academy participated in a Holocaust Education School Outreach Program called the “Violins of Hope Project.” The event on Feb. 13 in Sarasota was sponsored by Perlman Music Program/Suncoast and the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. Through […]

Staff Report 2/24/2017 Presenting G.K. Chesterton’s ‘Perils of Health’ Dale Alquist, a foremost authority on the works and teachings of G.K. Chesterton, was the featured speaker at a dinner and lecture event presented by the Southwest Florida Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. The event was Feb. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort […]

Feb 09, 2017

Huge Diocesan contingent led by Bishop, youth Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 2/9/2017 The 2017 National March for Life on Jan. 27 in Washington, D.C. may go down as a turning point in the Pro-Life movement as hope was prevalent and more than 450 marchers who represented the Diocese of Venice were there to witness history. […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 2/9/2017 We are each called to fix our eyes on Jesus Christ. In our busy lives we lose track of what is important. One of the great gifts of the Church, Lent, will soon be upon us. Lent is a time where the Church reminds us to slow down and recharge. […]