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    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-12-05

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  • St. Mary Academy first Diocesan school to be STREAM certified
    By Christine Wyckoff – Special to the Florida Catholic 11/15/2018 After a thorough assessment and examination, St. Mary Academy in Sarasota was awarded the title of a certified STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school. St. Mary Academy is the first Catholic school in the Diocese of Venice, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Courage in Red Prayer Vigil Nov. 28
    Stand up for Faith and Religious Freedom Staff Report – Florida Catholic 11/15/2018 The Diocese of Venice will join other Dioceses around the world for a “Courage in Red” Prayer Vigil at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota Street, Venice. This annual initiative of Aid to the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Donor-Advised Funds
    Susan Laielli – Special to the Florida Catholic 11/15/2018 It’s difficult to imagine that with one simple phone call a person can donate to any number of their favorite Catholic, social service, and other pro-life causes such as Pregnancy Care Centers, abstinence programs, Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities and beyond, through ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Second wave of donated items delivered to Panhandle
    Staff Report – Florida Catholic 11/15/2018 The second delivery of items donated by the faithful of the Diocese of Venice has been delivered and distributed to those recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Deacon Henry deMena and Paul Unsworth of St. Agnes Parish helped deliver the supplies to St. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Punta Gorda Youth Tweet the Holy Father
    Staff Report – Florida Catholic 11/15/2018 A simple exercise for a Parish youth group turned into an outpouring of heartfelt emotion about the Universal Church, their Faith and Pope Francis. Rita J. Sheridan, Director of Youth Ministries at Sacred Heart Parish in Punta Gorda, organized her 6th-8th graders to compose ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Memorial Mass for Deacons held
    By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 11/15/2018 November is an appropriate time to remember those who have died, that they may someday be accepted into heaven. For this reason, Bishop Frank J. Dewane invites the Permanent Deacons and their wives to participate in a Memorial Mass each year as a ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Grandparents honored at Neumann
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 11/15/2018 Grandparents, a vital link to the past – most importantly the Faith, were welcomed to St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples for a special celebration. That celebration on Nov. 7 opened with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane as ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Bereavement: Surviving the Holidays
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 11/25/2018 The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone but more so for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The rush of memories can make it feel as if the loss is happening all over again. To help the bereaved, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Ecumenical and Interfaith Leaders Ask Congress to Repeal the “Parking Lot Tax”
    WASHINGTON— Today, leaders of diverse faiths and religious nonprofits asked Congress to repeal a recent change to the Internal Revenue Code in Section 512(a)(7) that threatens to tax nonprofit organizations—including houses of worship—for the cost of parking and transit benefits provided to their employees. Many have referred to this provision ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-11-13
  • Students stand up to bullying together
    Venice | Students at Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School in Venice came together on Oct. 24, wearing orange to show that they are united for togetherness, acceptance, and inclusion as they stood up against bullying in celebration of Unity Day. Because bullying affects more than one in every five students around ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Catholic-Jewish commemoration takes on new meaning
    Naples | Catholics and Jews assembled Nov. 4 in Naples joined in unity to stand up against the anti-Semitism that exists today while also remembering the past horrors of the Holocaust. The Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Collier County hosted its annual “Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass” commemoration at Temple Shalom ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Bishop Dewane prays rosary with students
    Venice | Bishop Frank J. Dewane prayed the rosary with the students of Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School during the Month of the Rosary, on Oct. 24. The prayer was broadcast on Facebook Live so students for each Catholic School in the Diocese could watch and remotely join in the prayers. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Venice Diocese parishes, schools support Panhandle
    Fort Myers | In the wake of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael, the faithful of the Diocese of Venice have stepped up in ways large and small. From donations of pennies to cases of water or the spreading of the word that much more is needed, people of all ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Youth Rally unifies nearly 1,900
    Punta Gorda | Young men and women of God gathered together Nov. 3 for the 2018 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally in Punta Gorda to learn what it means to “Be Courageous” witnesses to the faith. This theme of being courageous permeated through the Youth Rally which offered the approximately ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Rosary rallies take place for Our Lady, America
    North Port | Faithful gathered across the Diocese of Venice and around the United States Oct. 13 for rosary rallies to join in prayer for our country and peace in the world. Some 15,000 America Needs Fatima public square rosary rallies took place nationwide, with more than a dozen throughout ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-10-25
  • Art auction provides scholarships
    Naples | Now in its third year, the St. Ann Latino Contemporary Art Auction (SALCAA), is a distinct and heartfelt fundraiser that helps provide faith-based education for those less fortunate. The event, which will take place Nov. 16 at Artis-Naples in Naples, provides the perfect opportunity for the community to ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-10-25
  • TV Mass for the Homebound makes an impact
    Bonita Springs | On a recent morning at St. Leo the Great Parish everything for a normal Mass was in place: the priest, the cantor, the musician, the lectors, the Church was decorated in the appropriate seasonal colors. Seemingly out of place were bright lights, television cameras and extra microphones. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-10-25
  • Students return to renovated classrooms
    Naples | Thirteen months and six days after Hurricane Irma ripped apart St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples, students returned to repaired and renovated classrooms in the elementary building. The morning assembly was electric as the young girls and boys talked excitedly about returning to the classrooms Oct. 16. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-10-25
  • Local faithful step up to help Michael victims
    Fort Myers | In astounding acts of generosity, the faithful of the Diocese of Venice responded with fervor to an emergency appeal for supplies for the victims of Hurricane Michael as items piled high at four drop-off points. Thankfully, these donations are already helping people in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-10-25
  • Sarasota Red Mass Oct. 24
    Red Mass celebrating 10 years: Free to Worship Without Fear: The First Amendment guarantees it Evelyn L. Moya, Esq. (Special to the Florida Catholic) 10/12/18 Since the first Red Mass in the Diocese of Venice was held in Sarasota at St. Martha Church on March 14, 2008; more questions have arisen ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-10-17
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