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  • Eight acolytes instituted by Bishop at Mass
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18

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  • After Virginia Beach tragedy, bishops call for curbs on gun violence
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-06-03

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  • Church celebrates Pentecost
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-19

 

 


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  • Church celebrates Pentecost
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic The journey of the Easter Season is concluded and the gift of the Holy Spirit has descended to provide wisdom, knowledge, understanding, fortitude, good counsel, piety and fear of the Lord – all gifts of the Spirit. Celebrated on June 9, Pentecost Sunday marks an ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-19
  • Pastor installed at Lake Placid Parish
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 6/18/19 There are moments in the life of each Parish that are well remembered: the dedication of a new building, significant anniversaries, and of course, the installation of a new Pastor. For the faithful of St. James Parish in Lake Placid, such a day occurred ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Coseglia Scholarships awarded
    Staff Report 6/18/19 The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida awarded four outstanding Diocese of Venice Catholic high school graduates with the 2019 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 ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Coalition for Life meets
    Staff Report 6/18/19 Every year since the inception of the Coalition for Life in 2007 the Diocesan Respect Life Office has brought leaders together annually in the spring for updates, networking and to provide input on future activities. Parish Respect Life Representatives (designated by Pastors), Knights of Columbus Culture of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • News from Around the Diocese June 18, 2019
    Naples priest becomes U.S. Citizen Congratulations to Father Benjamin Casimir, a native of Haiti, who became a citizen of the United States on June 4. The parochial vicar serves at by St. Peter the Apostle and St. Finbarr parishes in Naples.       Longtime Catholic Charities supporter recognized ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • New Director of Vocations announced
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 6/18/19 Father Shawn Roser knows what it is like to be a seminarian for the Diocese of Venice. He was one a year ago. This fact makes Father Roser uniquely qualified to be the new Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Venice. Announced by ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Poor Clare Sister, 101, dies
    Staff Report 6/18/19 Poor Clare Sister Mary Paschal, of San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare on Fort Myers Beach, went peacefully home to God on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was 101. Poor Clare Sister Sister Mary Paschal, of of San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare on Fort Myers Beach, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Diocesan Class of 2019 graduates
    Staff Report 6/18/19 During the final two weeks of May, 330 Diocese of Venice Catholic High School students graduated, moving on in their personal journey, prepared for college, and a life of purpose. The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Venice foster an education centered in Christ, rooted in the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Eight acolytes instituted by Bishop at Mass
    Venice  |  A group of eight men were instituted as Acolytes during a June 8 Mass at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice as friends and family looked on. For seven of the men, this is the next major step in their journey to become Permanent Deacons. For the eighth man, it ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Principals leave legacy of faith-filled education
    Cape Coral  |  It is the sad reality that each year a number of Diocesan educators retire after many years of service. This year two principals have decided it is time to let someone else take the reins at their respective schools. Dr. Judi Hughes and Gina Groch have been ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Lakewood Ranch couple named Florida Knights Family of the Year
    Lakewood Ranch  |  Dr. James and Rosemarie Coon of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch were selected as the 2019 Family of the Year by the 55,000-member Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus at the State Convention in Orlando May 25. Members of the Sts. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Retreat opens eyes of teens
    Immokalee  |  When a group of nearly 30 St. John Neumann Catholic High School students talk about what they did for their summer vacation, they will each have compelling stories to tell. For one week, they opted to start their summer by being part of the school’s annual Immokalee Service ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Mission Possible
    Immokalee  |  When taking part in a mission trip there are moments large and small, and everything in between, that make a lasting impact on the lives of those who are there.  A group of about 50 teens from parishes across the Diocese of Venice had many such moments when ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18
  • Top graduates reflect brightly on the benefits of a Catholic education
    Naples  |  Lorca Stainton, Zachary Laswick, Claire Sattler, John Scheck, Sam Koscho, Julian Perez, Mary Zhao and Olivia Burke are the names of young women and men whom most people have never heard of, until now. They are some of the top graduates from Diocese of Venice Catholic high schools ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-05
  • Catholic Charities ready for hurricanes
    Venice  |  With the start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1, the faithful of the Diocese of Venice should keep a wary eye on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico for violently spinning clusters of storms that could leave havoc in ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-05
  • Faithful work together to save babies
    Venice  |  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 ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-05
  • Two local students earn top art honor
    Sarasota  |  Two St. Martha Catholic School students were recently named as 2018-2019 Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) Christmas Artwork Contest winners. Sixth grader Collier Moser, and seventh grader Charlotte Thompson, were two of only 24 students nationwide to be recognized with this honor. Additionally, Charlotte’s artwork has been named one ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-05
  • 12 Mary Fran Carroll scholarships awarded
    Venice  |  The 2019 Mary Fran Carroll Scholarships were recently announced by the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. This is the third year for the scholarship, which was made possible through the Catholic Legacy of Mary Fran Carroll and her generous gift to the Foundation. As a result, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-05
  • After Virginia Beach tragedy, bishops call for curbs on gun violence
    NEW YORK — Following another deadly shooting which killed 12 individuals in Virginia Beach on Friday, the U.S. Catholic Bishops are calling for legislation to curtail gun violence. “This shooting reminds us yet again that something is fundamentally broken in our society and culture when ordinary workplaces can become scenes ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-06-03
  • U.S. CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ DOMESTIC JUSTICE CHAIRMAN ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING SHOOTING IN VIRGINIA BEACH
    WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at the municipal building in Virginia Beach. The full statement follows: “This past Friday afternoon, an horrific act of gun violence ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-06-01
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