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    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-23

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  • Veterans Day Mass returns to Sarasota National Cemetery after virtual 2020 celebration
    NEW YORK – After going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice returns to the Sarasota National Cemetery today for the 12th annual Veterans Day Mass to honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve the U.S. “It’s celebratory. It’s ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2021-11-11
  • Inspired Diocesan Youth “Sent” – Rally draws 1,000 for rousing day
    Amazing things happen when you put 1,000 teenage Catholics under one roof. For some 8 hours on Nov. 6, 2021 teens heard from inspirational speakers, rocked to spiritual music, and participated in Eucharistic Adoration and the Mass. At the same time, they bonded with each other and learned how ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-10
  • Novena to Christ the King begins today
    For the nine days leading up to the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is suggesting that the faithful pray a novena to Christ the King. “Let us offer our prayers to Christ the King for the freedom ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-10
  • Mooney swimmer repeats as State Champ
    A Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School junior repeated as Class 1A State Champion Nov. 6, 2021 at Sailfish Splash Park and Aquatics Center in Stuart. Michaela Mattes took the State Championships in the 500 Freestyle for the third year in a row and came in second in the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-10
  • School honors grandparents
    Grandparents, a vital link to the past – most importantly as regard Faith – were welcomed to St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples for a special celebration. That celebration on Nov. 5, 2021, opened with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane as students sat with ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-10
  • New afterschool program promotes leadership
    New afterschool program promotes leadership By John L. Carkeet IV, Special to the Diocese of Venice Drive near Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School in Venice on any Wednesday afternoon and you might spot a group of 20 children dressed in camouflage caps, red shirts, khaki pants and sneakers, voluntarily participating ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-10
  • News Briefs for the Week of November 8, 2021
    Bradenton students do well in Knights soccer challenge Three St. Joseph Catholic School students in Bradenton won awards at the Knights of Columbus State Soccer Challenge on Nov. 6, 2021 in Melbourne, Florida. Connor and Karol placed 2nd in the state in their age division, and Cooper placed ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-10
  • Parishes, schools help bring Saints to life
    In the days leading up to and following Nov. 1, 2021, the Solemnity of All Saints, Parishes and Diocesan Catholic schools took time out to put a special emphasis on the Saints. At some Masses children dressed as their favorite Saint. In some schools, presentations were made to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-04
  • Students implement service project with local hospital
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Fort Myers is implementing a Good Samaritan partnership with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. “Our fifth-grade teaching team, Natalie Kuznicki and Melissa Lanzilotta originally wanted this to be a year-long service project for their students,” said Esther Kiesel, Director of Development ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-04
  • Workshops promote authentic femininity
    Each woman is uniquely beautiful and made according to God’s “image and likeness,” that is God’s design. With this in mind, the Diocese of Venice Office of Family Life hosted a series of workshops in late October to help instill a deeper appreciation for authentic femininity and the way ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-04
  • Now is time to open a Donor Advised Fund
    By Michael Morse, Executive Director, Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Special to the Florida Catholic Donor Advised Funds, or DAFs, have been in the news a great deal lately and you may be asking yourself, “What exactly is a DAF and is it right for me?” Simply put, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-04
  • News Briefs for the Week of November 1, 2021
    Rite of Candidacy for two seminarians William Patrick Long and T. Gregory Dougherty received Candidacy for the Orders of Diaconate and Priesthood at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts on Oct. 27, 2021. Most Rev. Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Service USA, presided ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-04
  • The Red Mass: Historic tradition dating back to 13th century celebrated in Diocese
    Invoking the Holy Spirit, Bishop Frank J. Dewane recently called upon legal professionals to have insight and grace and above all be people of mercy. Bishop Dewane made these remarks during two Red Masses in late October for legal professionals. The name for the Masses comes from the red ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-04
  • Verot tackles Mooney in rivalry football game
    The Homecoming Football Game for the Bishop Verot Catholic High School Vikings on Oct. 22, 2021 in Fort Myers was a rousing success when they beat their long-time nemesis Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota. The Mooney Cougars took an early 10-0 lead, but the tenacious Vikings came ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-04
  • All encouraged to attend 12th Annual Veterans Day Catholic Mass
    The Diocese of Venice will be hosting the 12th Annual Veterans Day Catholic Mass on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at the Sarasota National Cemetery in honor of all the men and women who have served our country and continue to serve to this day. The Mass, preceded by an ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-11-04
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