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  • French Bishops urge discernment ahead of presidential elections
    The Catholic Bishops of France are calling on French citizens to vote in presidential elections set for April, while warning against the exploitation of Christianity in politics. Read all   ... read more
    Source: Vatican NewsPublished on 2022-01-20
  • Pope: “I miss being able to roam the streets like I did in Buenos Aires”
    Pope Francis sends a brief letter to Rome-based journalist Javier Martínez Brocal who recently photographed the Pope leaving a record store, and encourages reporters to fulfill their journalistic vocation even if it makes others uncomfortable. Read all   ... read more
    Source: Vatican NewsPublished on 2022-01-14
  • Retreat Center weathers pandemic while marking 25 years
    Sitting on the lazy, peaceful banks of the Myakka River in Venice is Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat and Spirituality Center (OLPH), the primary retreat center for the Diocese of Venice. It was some 25 years ago when the groundbreaking on the 250-acre property took place with the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-13
  • Looking ahead to 2022 in the Diocese of Venice
    Opportunities abound for the faithful of the Diocese of Venice to grow closer to the Lord as the new year begins while continuing to deal with the impacts of the global COVID-19 Pandemic. A variety of Diocesan events are scheduled or in the planning stages while at the same ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-13
  • Marco Island Knights Council celebrates 50th
    Knights of Columbus San Marco Council 6344 celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. On Thursday, January 13, 1972, approximately 30 Knights formed San Marco Council. The Knights of Columbus are a fraternal Catholic organization that empowers Catholic men to live their Faith at home, in their Parish, in the Diocese, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-13
  • News Briefs for the Week of January 14, 2022
    Appointments After consultation, Bishop Frank J. Dewane announced the following appointments: Father Alphonse Tri Vu, C.R.M., relieved of his duties as Parochial Vicar and Chaplain of Our Lady of Lavang Community at St. Martha Parish in Sarasota, effective December 19, 2021, and thus, has returned to his Religious Community. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-13
  • Respect Life opportunities for 2022
    The Office of Respect Life will be busy throughout 2022 with a variety of activities, all to raise awareness about important issues regarding the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. First up is the 24th annual Sarasota Prayer Walk for Life on Tuesday, Jan. 18, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-12
  • Looking back on 2021
    The continuing global pandemic did little to curb the important work of spreading the Good News of the Lord to the faithful throughout the Diocese of Venice in 2021. While some events were modified, delayed or even postponed, the Diocese was blessed to have two men Ordained to the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-06
  • Christmas brings Light of Christ into Diocese
    The Christmas Season is a time to celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ and an opportunity to let the Light of the Lord shine forth from within ourselves. Celebrations abounded throughout the Diocese of Venice with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses bringing the faithful together in celebration of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-06
  • Celebrating independence and fraternity
    On the 218th Anniversary of the first Independent Republic in the Caribbean in Haiti, the Diocese of Venice, in conjunction with the Haitian Catholic Community, celebrated a Mass at St. Leo the Great Parish in Bonita Springs on Jan. 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God. Faithful ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-06
  • ‘Come and You Will See’ Charismatic Conference Jan. 15
    The 2022 Diocese of Venice Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference is just a week away and the time to register is now. Starting promptly at 10 a.m., at St. John XXIII Parish, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, the Conference includes praise and worship by Ignite Our Hearts, led by ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-01-06
  • 2021 Christmas Message from Bishop Dewane (English, Spanish, Creole)
    My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Merry Christmas! More than 2,000 years ago, the angel brought a message to the shepherds watching over their flocks. “Do not be afraid, for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-12-21
  • Generosity and seasonal cheer found in Diocesan Schools
    The first weeks of Advent proved quite busy for the students at Catholic Schools throughout the Diocese of Venice as they lived the call of the Season by committing to making a daily sacrifice for the good of others while also getting into the Christmas spirit with lots of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-12-21
  • Polish Catholic community hosts Christmas Luncheon
    Dressed in their holiday best, the Polish Catholic community of Epiphany Cathedral in Venice hosted its annual Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 19, 2021. The luncheon reflected what is a traditional Christmas Eve celebration in Poland, everyone joyfully sang Christmas Carols in Polish followed by a traditional meals and sweet ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-12-21
  • News Briefs for the Week of December 24, 2021
    2021 Christmas Mass times The 2021 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass times for Parishes throughout the Diocese of Venice can be found on the Diocese of Venice homepage at https://dioceseofvenice.org/2021-diocesan-parish-christmas-mass-times/. The listings are in alphabetical order by the city the Parish is located. For details on youth choirs ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-12-21
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