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  • Jubilarians honored at Chrism Mass
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-13

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  • Catholic schools add prayer to school walkout day over gun violence
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-03-14

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  • Seton faithful back – HOME
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-10

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  • Jubilarians honored at Chrism Mass
    VENICE | The priests serving or living in the Diocese celebrating their 25th and 50th anniversaries were recognized for their years of service to Holy Mother Church March 27 during the annual Chrism Mass at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. During a reception in the Parish hall, the 14 Jubilarian priests ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-13
  • Retreat inspires young Catholics to make time for God
    VENICE | More than 80 youth opened their hearts to the loving word of God for 48 hours and left the retreat inspired and motivated to spread the good news. The high school youth participated in the annual Diocese-hosted NET Ministries (National Evangelization Team based in Minnesota) retreat on the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-13
  • Divine Mercy Sunday embraced by many communities
    Bradenton | 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 recalls the encounter between St. Thomas and Jesus after ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-13
  • Faithful of Naples parish back home after Irma
    VENICE | “Alleluia! Alleluia!” were the words that adorned the altar at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naples Easter Sunday. The words reflect the celebration that Christ Our Lord is risen. However, on this holiest of days, the meaning was even more profound as Sunday Mass was celebrated in the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-11
  • Seton faithful back – HOME
    Church destroyed by Irma reopens Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 4/10/18 Alleluia! Alleluia! were the words which adorned the altar at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naples on Easter Sunday. The words reflect the celebration that Christ Our Lord is Risen. However, on this holiest of days, the meaning was even ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-10
  • Divine Mercy Sunday: “Jesus, I trust in You”
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 4/10/18 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 recalls the encounter between St. Thomas ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-10
  • EASTER: The Summit of the Catholic Faith
    For the Easter Season Spread the Good News By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 4/10/18 Throughout the Universal Church the faithful gathered for a joyous celebration on Easter; that is the Resurrection of Our Lord, the Summit of the Catholic Faith. Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-10
  • Local students pray for peace
    Sarasota | Catholic schools across the Diocese of Venice prayed for peace for 17 minutes on March 14, while at the same time public school students across the nation walked out to demand a safer environment in the wake of the tragic shooting where 17 students and faculty were gunned ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-29
  • Saints honored in varied ways
    Venice | Not one word of St. Joseph is ever used in the Bible, yet the stepfather of Jesus is one of the most adored saints of the Church, in fact he is the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. On the other hand, St. Patrick was an iconic figure ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-29
  • Priest uses food to strengthen faith
    Bonita Springs | There is a fundamental connection people have with food. At the same time, most don’t realize that food is an important part of the public teachings of Jesus. Father Leo Patalinghug, a priest member of the Voluntas Dei (Will of God) religious community based in Baltimore, is ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-29
  • 100 years young
    Fort Myers Beach | The Poor Clare Sisters, who reside at San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare on Fort Myers Beach, live a quiet and secluded life; that was until March 12 when Sister Mary Paschal Sadlier celebrated her 100th birthday. A rousing celebration — by Poor Clare standards — ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-29
  • Catholic Church in the United States Will Welcome Thousands of New Catholics at Easter Vigil Masses
    WASHINGTON—Dioceses across the country will be welcoming thousands of people into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil liturgy on the evening of March 31.  As the culmination of the Easter Triduum, the vigil celebrates the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. While people can become Catholic at any time ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-03-28
  • Former Pastor in Holmes Beach, Punta Gorda dies
    Staff Report – Florida Catholic The Diocese of Venice mourns the loss of Father Robert J. Mongiello, former Pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Holmes Beach and Sacred Heart Parish in Punta Gorda. Father passed away Thursday, March 22 in Bradenton at the age of 68. Father Robert Mongiello, former ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-26
  • Paschal Triduum is the center and summit of our liturgical year
    By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic As the Lenten Season comes to a close we must now prepare for The Easter Triduum which bespeaks of mercy, because it renders visible the point that God’s love can reach. Pope Francis describes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday as enabling us to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-26
  • Holy Week Mass Times 2018
    the Holy Week Mass times for all parishes and Missions of the Diocese of Venice are listed below in alphabetical order by city. Each listing includes an address and phone number should you desire additional information. ARCADIA St. Paul – 1208 E. Oak St.; 863-494-2611 HOLY THURSDAY – 5 p.m., ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-23
  • Catholic schools add prayer to school walkout day over gun violence
    NEW YORK — As schools across the United States participate in the National School Walkout Day on Wednesday to raise awareness of gun violence, they will be joined by a number of Catholic institutions that are adding a prayerful component to the day’s events. From Newark, New Jersey to Las ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-03-14
  • Students make prayer walk for life
    Port Charlotte | All of us must realize that a central part of Catholic social teaching calls for a respect for human life and ultimately the support for all life. This was the message of Bishop Frank J. Dewane as he encouraged the faithful and students from St. Charles Borromeo ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Men’s Conference encourages, guides
    Fort Myers | Dedicating one’s life to prayer and gratitude toward the Lord is a great place to start in becoming a strong Catholic man. The reason for giving thanks is clear: Christ sacrificed His life for all of us so that we may enjoy the eternal reward in heaven. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Opioid crisis takes center stage at symposium
    Sarasota | The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that overdoses kill five people every hour across the United States, or 5,400 per year in Florida. In addition, the percentage of opioid-related emergency room visits jumped 30 percent in one year. This is a national and local issue which is ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Holy Week nears
    Venice | As the Lenten Season comes to a close we must now prepare for The Easter Triduum which bespeaks of mercy, because it renders visible the point that God’s love can reach. Pope Francis describes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday as enabling us to enter increasingly in ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-03-13
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