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  • Kenya: Catholic Bishops in a pastoral letter urge reconciliation and political tolerance.
    Kenya’s Catholic Bishops have issued a pastoral letter that addresses various pertinent matters affecting the nation. ... read more
    Source: Vatican NewsPublished on 2021-09-16
  • Pope in Slovakia: Bethlehem Centre 'a beacon of hope for poor and homeless'
    On Monday, the first full day of his visit to Slovakia, Pope Francis makes a private visit to the Bethlehem Centre for the homeless and needy in Bratislava, to see for himself the tireless work carried out by the Missionary Sisters of Charity. ... read more
    Source: Vatican NewsPublished on 2021-09-13
  • Pardon Our Dust – Parishes and schools – upgrades, renovations and new construction
    Dusty construction zones have been a common sight at multiple Diocesan Parishes and Catholic schools during the summer months and in some locations more work is on the horizon. Projects ranging from window upgrades to constructing new Parish Halls have forced some temporary closures of buildings and other disruptions ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-10
  • Parish helps dreams come true for youth
    Over the years the parishioners of St. Leo the Great Parish have forged a strong bond with Catholic Charities programs in Bonita Springs. “We proudly host their presence on our campus in the Juan Diego Center and constantly witness and support the good works provided by their staff ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-10
  • An Opportunity to Encounter Jesus in the Classroom
    Religious Educators Prepare for Catechetical Day By John Carkeet, Special to the Florida Catholic After 18 months of prayer, patience and preparation, hundreds of religious educators across the Diocese of Venice are poised to participate in its Catechetical Day Conference Sept. 25, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-10
  • News Briefs for the Week of Sept. 10, 2021
    Bishop celebrates Mass for students in Fort Myers Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for students at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers on Sept. 7, 2021. He stressed the importance of taking time for prayer in their lives. The ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-10
  • From Afghanistan to Southwest Florida
    Susan Laielli – Special to the Florida Catholic (Images courtesy of Catholic News Service) From the latest bomb attacks outside of the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan to the Taliban and ISIS-K takeover of the region there is at least one new family in Southwest Florida who is grateful to be ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • Foundation starting First Friday Prayer Intentions with Bishop
    The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida is beginning a new “First Friday Prayer Intentions with Bishop Frank J. Dewane” with an introduction from Bishop on Sept. 1, 2021, and the first Prayer Intention on Oct. 1. “This is an opportunity for the faithful throughout the Diocese of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • Bishop to deliver invocation at Sarasota 9/11 commemoration
    Bishop Frank J. Dewane will deliver the invocation for the 20-Year Commemoration of 9/11 being held in Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery. The Commemoration, organized by the Sarasota Ministerial Association, will begin at 6 p.m., Sept. 11, 2021, the anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks on the United ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • Pastor installed in Naples
    Father Leo Smith became emotional on Aug. 29, 2021 when Bishop Frank J. Dewane formally presented him as the new Pastor of St. Finbarr Parish in Naples. Applause from the faithful was in recognition of the priest who served the faithful of St. Finbarr for six years. The ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • News Briefs for Week of Sept. 7, 2021
    Bishop Dewane continues to celebrate Mass for students Bishop Frank J. Dewane continues celebrate Mass for the students in each of the 15 Diocese of Venice Catholic schools. The latest series of Masses took place Aug. 26, 2021 at Incarnation Catholic School in Sarasota; Aug. 27 at ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • Bishop inspires Catholic School students
    In the early portion of each Academic Year Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrates Mass for the students at the 15 Diocese of Venice Catholic Schools. The first of these Masses was celebrated Aug. 18, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton. It was appropriate that the school was ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • Journey with St. Joseph through the month of September
    The Diocese of Venice Office of Family Life is introducing a 30-day St. Joseph Devotional for the month of September as a way to continue to mark the celebration of the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family and ongoing “Year of St. Joseph.” Devotionals are used to encourage spiritual ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • Two Pastors installed
    The Catholic Church relies on its Parish Pastors to lead and to be a guide in the spiritual and everyday life of any Parish. These priests are called to serve in persona Christi bringing the Body and Blood of Christ on the altar of the Lord. From time to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • Bishop celebrates Mass at university
    The Ave Maria University 2021-2022 Academic Year opened with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane on Aug. 23, 2021. The Mass included faculty, who processed in before the opening hymn dressed in their doctoral robes and seated up front while the students sat behind. Concelebrating were a ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
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