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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 […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 A group of faithful gathered at noon on a Saturday, May 13 at the intersection of Winkler Road and College Parkway, to join in prayer for our country and peace in the world. The date marked the 100th Anniversary of the first Our Lady of Fatima apparitions in Portugal. […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida awarded three outstanding Diocese of Venice Catholic High School graduates with the 2017 Frank & Florence Coseglia Scholarship. The winners were recognized for their academic standing, service to their Parish and school, as well as an essay on what their Catholic Education has […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 5/23/17 Student group meets Vice President During the annual St, Martha Catholic School eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C., students met and had a chance to greet Vice President Michael Pence while touring the Capitol Building on May 10. Vice President Pence even posted a photo from the encounter on his […]

May 10, 2017

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/10/17 Historically, May is a month dedicated by the Catholic Church to Mary, the Mother of God. As it is well known, Mary plays an important and irreplaceable role in the spiritual life of the Church. Her “yes” to the Angel Gabriel cemented Our Lady’s legacy and perpetual virtue for […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/10/17 There is so much that needs to be done to help the homeless, working poor families, hungry children and so many others in Collier County. Since opening in February 2015, the Judy Sullivan Family Resource Center has made a direct impact helping so many in the Naples area. The […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/10/17 Everyone has the responsibility to carry the message of ending the scourge of child abuse and they must also continue to pray regarding this important issue that has affected the lives of many. Bishop Frank J. Dewane delivered this powerful message during the annual Masses for Victims of Child […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/10/17 The annual Yom HaShoah: Hour of Remembrance, hosted by Bishop Frank J. Dewane took place April 30 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The keynote speaker was Rabbi Howard A. Simon, a teacher, author, and lecturer having served many Jewish Congregations in the United States, including Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota. […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/10/17 A group of dedicated Catholic women has answered the call of Christ as they imitate Him in how they live their lives each day. These women are represented by the Venice Diocese Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW) serving as an example of a heartfelt commitment to serve the Church […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 5/10/17 For the second year-in-a-row the groups of Faith & Ale and Faith & Wine of Lee County combined forces to bring an internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker to the area.  A gathering of approximately 700 people took place at St. Leo the Great Parish Life Center, Bonita Springs March 15, and […]

By Bob Reddy (Florida Catholic) 5/10/17 The Second Sunday of Easter, or Divine Mercy Sunday, completes the Octave of Easter, a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the blessing of His continuing presence in our midst. The Gospel reading for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, recalls the encounter between St. Thomas and Jesus […]

Staff Report (Florida Catholic) 5/10/17 More than 125 Diocese of Venice Catholic middle school students from Incarnation Catholic School, Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School, and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School came together for a day-long Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STREAM) retreat April 27 on the beautiful grounds of Our Lady of Perpetual Help […]