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  • Bishop Dewane washes the feet of prisoners
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23

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  • 2019 Holy Week Mass times
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09

 

 


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  • Bishop Dewane washes the feet of prisoners
    Bowling Green | On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis visited Velletri Jail, outside Rome, and washed the feet of 12 inmates, recalling Christ’s actions at the Last Supper.  On that same day, Bishop Frank J. Dewane travelled to Hardee Correctional Institution in Bowling Green to celebrate the Holy Thursday liturgy, including ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Faithful urged to spread good news throughout Easter season
    Venice  |  Throughout the universal Church the faithful gathered for a joyous celebration on Easter; that is the resurrection of the Lord, the summit of the Catholic Faith. Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the “Feast of Feasts,” the “Solemnity of Solemnities.” This celebration comes after the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Candlelight vigils close 40 Days for Life
    Sarasota  |  Bringing light to darkness, the spring 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer campaign came to end in spectacular fashion April 13, with candlelight vigils at three Diocese of Venice prayer sites. Groups gathered for candlelight vigils in front of abortion facilities in Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Naples where ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Students reminded to follow example of Christ
    Sarasota  |  As the Lenten Season came to a conclusion, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for students at several Diocesan Catholic schools. The message at each was to learn the important lessons learned from the teachings of Christ and apply them to their daily lives. During an April 9 ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Stations of the Cross: A spiritual pilgrimage
    Sarasota  |  While Easter Sunday is the celebration of the divine mystery — Jesus’s resurrection from the dead — the path of his suffering under the Roman Prefect Pon-tius Pilate and the bearing of the cross is a story which has especially significant meaning. On Good Friday (the Friday before ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Bishops Urge That All People Count and Must Be Included in Census Efforts
    WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Bishop Joe Vasquez, of Austin, Chairman of the Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in advance of the oral argument of Department of Commerce v. New York, before the United States ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-04-23
  • 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 Easter Vigil Masses on the evening of April 20th. As the culmination of the Easter Triduum, the Vigil celebrates the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. While people can become Catholic at any ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-04-17
  • 2019 Holy Week Mass times
    Staff Report 4/9/19 The following is a listing of Holy Week Mass times (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter) for the Parishes and Missions of the Diocese of Venice in alphabetical order by city. For any other information please contact the Parish/Mission directly. ARCADIA ■ St. Paul, 1208 ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Masses Praying for Victims of Abuse in April
    Staff Report 4/9/19 For the 12th year in a row, during Child Abuse Awareness Prevention Month – April, the Diocese of Venice will be offering Masses to pray for the victims of abuse. These Masses will be celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane and take place at 8:30 a.m., April ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Venice seminarian takes a big step on his long road to the priesthood
    Linda Reeves – Florida Catholic correspondent 4/9/19 The journey to the priesthood for one seminarian began in Haiti and meandered throughout several countries. However, April 6 he was ordained a transitional deacon, one small step on his spiritual journey. “This ordination for me is a moment of grace, a time ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Former Director of Diaconate Personnel dies
    Staff Report 4/9/19 Deacon Frank Camacho is being remembered fondly for his compassion and reflecting the love of Christ to others. The longtime Director of Diaconate Personnel, as well as serving as a deacon for more than 14 years at Our Lady of Light Parish in Fort Myers, passed away ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • WARNING: text/email SCAM alert in the Diocese
    Staff Report 4/9/19 The faithful of the Diocese of Venice need to be careful when responding to requests for financial help from Diocesan/Parish priests and staff. It has once again been brought to the attention of the Diocese of Venice that parishioners have received text/email messages from people pretending to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Pastors installed at Fort Myers and Port Charlotte parishes
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 4/9/19 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. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Myers and San ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Naples Knights take action
    Staff Report 3/29/19 The Knights of Columbus is a group which serves to help defend the faith and supports the Catholic Church in a variety of ways. The Knights from Assembly 3094 and Council 14202 of St. Agnes Parish in Naples recently expressed their frustration by sending an open ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Naples Parish Life Center dedicated and blessed
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 3/29/19 The new Pulte Family Life Center at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples was dedicated and blessed by Bishop Frank J. Dewane on March 16. The building is dedicated to the memory of Bill Pulte, a builder of homes who passed away in ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Legion of Mary groups renew promises
    Staff Report 3/29/19 The 49th Annual Acies of the Manasota Curia of the Legion of Mary took place March 23 at San Pedro Parish in North Port, home of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Praesidium. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated the Mass for the gathered member which represented nine ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • St. Joseph serves as an example
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 3/29/19 St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and stepfather of Jesus Christ, serves as an example for us all as he responded to the call of the Lord each time and with his heart and soul. The Feast of St. Joseph took place ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • How to become a 24/7 Catholic
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 3/29/19 It is the responsibility of those who know what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ to take the fire and to keep building upon that and share it with others. Teresa Tomeo, author, journalist and radio host, delivered this message ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • STREAM going strong in Diocesan schools
    Cape Coral | The Diocese of Venice STREAM educational platform (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, with Religion and Arts) has been growing in Diocesan Catholic Schools in recent years. The impact of providing students the opportunity to develop key skills in the sciences while staying grounded in their faith ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
  • NET Retreat inspires young Catholics
    Venice  |  Youth from five different parishes opened their hearts to the loving word of God for two days, and left a Lenten retreat inspired and motivated to spread the Good News. In what is becoming a regular opportunity for young people in the Diocese of Venice to grow spiritually, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-09
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