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    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-02-05

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  • New Diocesan Stewardship and Development Director settles in
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic With a broad base of experience, for the past 19 years in the Archdiocese of Newark, Carla Repollet, the new Diocese of Venice Stewardship and Development Director, brings a unique perspective to stewardship and development. With fresh ideas, Repollet is reaching out to Parishes throughout ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Retiring Mooney President leaves lasting legacy
    Sarasota | After 39 years of compassion, loyalty and devotion to Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, Sister Mary Lucia Haas, Sister of Notre Dame, the school’s President, will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I had the pleasure to talk to Sister Haas about this important time ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-05-08
  • Bishop Chairmen, Ecumenical and Interfaith Leaders Strongly Support Legislation Keeping Kids First in Adoption and Foster Care
    WASHINGTON—At the start of National Foster Care Month, three bishop chairmen, faith leaders, and numerous nonprofit organizations sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady urging the committee to give a high priority to the enactment of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017 (H.R. ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-05-01
  • Incarnation is named best private school by local magazine
    Sarasota | Incarnation Catholic School in Sarasota has been named Best Private School in the Sarasota-Manatee area by SRQ Magazine. As the announcement stated: “Many parents want to send their children to private school in the Sarasota-Manatee area. So, what can readers teach us about the choices? Incarnation Catholic School ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-25
  • School in portables during hurricane repairs
    Naples | Eleven shiny white buildings sit in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples, the new temporary home for the students from Pre-K3 to fifth grade. On April 10, the students returned from Easter break and loved what they found. “It’s so pretty,” one Pre-K ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-25
  • Seminarian Ordained as Transitional Deacon
    Boca Raton | Diocese of Venice Seminarian Carlos Encinas feels blessed and at peace following his Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate April 14 at St. Joan of Arc Parish Church, Boca Raton. Transitional Deacon Encinas said a few days later that “the peace and happiness that I experienced that day ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-25
  • New Church dedicated and blessed in Lakewood Ranch
    Lakewood Ranch | Richard and Monica Rice have been attending Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch since Mass was celebrated in a nearby Lutheran Church where just a few dozen people initially attended. Those days are long in the past as the Parish now has 5,133 individuals ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-25
  • New Church Dedicated and Blessed in Lakewood Ranch
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Richard and Monica Rice have been going to Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch since Mass was held in a nearby Lutheran Church where just a few dozen people initially attended. Those days are long in the past as the Parish now has ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-23
  • Seminarian Ordained as Transitional Deacon
    Diocese of Venice Seminarian Carlos Encinas feels blessed and at peace following his Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate on April 14 at St. Joan of Arc Parish Church, Boca Raton. Diocese of Venice Seminarian Carlos Encinas, a student at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary is presented the Book of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-23
  • Hour of Remembrance reflects on Holocaust
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Many people in the United States observe Yom HaShoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. It commemorates the lives and heroism of the Jewish people who were slaughtered by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Here in the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank J. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-04-23
  • Catholic, other groups voice misgivings over 2018 farm bill
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions. Conservation programs that reward farmers and ranchers were zeroed out of the ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-04-22
  • 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
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