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  • Mary, the example for all to follow
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-05-06

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  • Pope to Mission Societies: ‘Be faithful, bold and creative’
    In a message to members of the Pontifical Mission Societies gathered in the French city of Lyon to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their foundation, Pope Francis points to the path traced by Pauline Jaricot for the continuation and fulfillment of their mission. Read all   ... read more
    Source: Vatican NewsPublished on 2022-05-16
  • In Chad, broken promises and a difficult transition.
    Chadian rebels who have been holding talks in Qatar with Chadian authorities to reach peace negotiations have agreed to the postponement of reconciliation talks planned for N’Djamena, Chad. Read all   ... read more
    Source: Vatican NewsPublished on 2022-05-11
  • Mary, the example for all to follow
    When it comes time to reflect upon Mother’s Day, there is no greater example than the Mother of Jesus. Pope Francis said to be a mother is a great treasure through an unconditional and sacrificial love for their children, which was shown so clearly when the Blessed Virgin Mary ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-05-06
  • Priest, founder of two Parishes, dies
    Father Charles K. Sullivan, founding Pastor of St. Columbkille and St. John XXIII Parishes in Fort Myers, died April 27, 2022, at the age of 85 in Ocala. Father Sullivan was born the second son of Joseph Sullivan and Ruth Keiter, on Aug. 6, 1936, in Newton, Massachusetts. Ordained ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-05-06
  • Devotion to Mary promoted in Catholic schools
    When you ask a student to create an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the results can be inspirational. Using vivid colors and inspiring imagery, six Diocesan Catholic school students were recently honored for their artwork as part of an All Saints Devotional Project focused on the Blessed Virgin, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-05-06
  • “Young Catholic Leaders” initiative begins
    A new leadership program created for teenagers who serve the Church got off to a strong start with its first gathering on April 28, 2022, at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Eager teens learned about the new “Young Catholic Leaders” program, which is a post-Confirmation Religious Education course for teenagers ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-05-06
  • CCW Golden Rose award presented
    There are 28 high school girls who now have the distinct honor of being named Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW) Golden Rose Award recipients. The Golden Rose Awards were presented during an April 30, 2022, luncheon at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The Golden Rose Award seeks to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-05-06
  • Final Synod Listening Sessions in May
    Time is running out to have your voice heard during the Diocesan Phase of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops, “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission,” as requested by His Holiness Pope Francis. To ensure everyone has a voice, the faithful are encouraged to consider ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-05-06
  • News Briefs for the week of May 6, 2022
    Vegie Races cap off fun night The St. Andrew Catholic School Veggie Races capped off STREAM Night on April 28, 2022, in Cape Coral. The night included a variety of STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) demonstrations throughout the schools. The highlight was the end of the evening ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-05-06
  • Divine Mercy Sunday – “Jesus, I trust in You”
    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 24, 2022, recalls the encounter between St. Thomas and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-04-28
  • Mass held to remember victims of child abuse
    A Mass was celebrated on behalf of the victims of child abuse – the innocent and defenseless who have suffered a most terrifying violence to their body and soul. This Mass on April 20, 2022, the Wednesday within the Octave of Easter, was celebrated by Msgr. Patrick Dubois ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-04-28
  • Diocese Council of Catholic Women gather
    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 ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-04-28
  • Youth service club helps needy
    The grades 5-9 religious education/faith formation classes at St. Martha Parish in Sarasota have been using some of their classroom time to give back. Just in time for Easter, the youth made more than 100 lunch bags that were distributed to the homeless in the area. This outreach is ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-04-28
  • News Briefs for week of April 29, 2022
    Priest dies Father Russell Ruggiero died at his home in Lakewood Ranch on April 18, 2022, at the age of 59. Father Ruggiero was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 2010, at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. He served as Parochial Vicar at Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostles ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-04-28
  • EASTER: The Summit of the Catholic Faith
    For the Easter Season – Spread the Good News 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 “Feast of feasts,” the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2022-04-21
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