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    Source: Vatican NewsPublished on 2021-01-23




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  • Safe Haven Sunday March 7, 2021
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-01-21

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  • Pope Francis: Communicate by encountering people as they are
    Source: Vatican NewsPublished on 2021-01-23

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  • News briefs for the week of Jan. 4, 2021
    “A Seminarian Story” fifth installment available The Diocese of Venice in Florida Office of Vocations launched a video series titled, “A Seminarian Story,” to celebrate the 16 Seminarians currently in formation. The first four videos have been released and more will follow approximately every few weeks. The most recent video ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-01-07
  • Florida’s Haitian community gathers for annual Mass and celebration
    BONITA SPRINGS, Florida — Even though Myrlande Cola left her native Haiti 23 years ago, she still holds a fierce love for her country, especially Jan. 1 when she joins other community members to celebrate the independence of Haiti from France. “This Mass is a big thing for me,” said ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2021-01-07
  • Christmas message from Bishop Dewane
    Below, please find the Christmas message from Bishop Frank J. Dewane in English, Spanish and Creole: Merry Christmas to the Faithful of the Diocese of Venice. Indeed, it is encouraging to affirm the Birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ as a sign of joy and hope in the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-21
  • Catholic schools celebrate Christmas early in a variety of ways
    The modern struggles facing all of society of trying to inject the Christmas spirit into the season dominated harrowing by COVID-19 Pandemic news, can be viewed in a microcosm at Diocese of Venice Catholic schools. Appropriate time was taken out to have pre-Christmas festivities to ensure some light and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-21
  • Vocations column
    “A voice cries out in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord.” By Father Shawn Roser, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Venice in Florida, In many ways, the year 2020 can be compared to traveling through a difficult, unknown, and challenging wilderness. Yet God’s voice and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-21
  • Retired Monsignor dies
    Msgr. Joseph A. Ferraro, a retired priest who served 30 years as a military Chaplain, was a priest of the Diocese of Oakland and in retirement assisted at Parishes in Manatee County, died Dec. 18, 2020 at the age of 79. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1942, as ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-21
  • News briefs for the week of Dec. 21, 2020
    Bishop celebrates Mass for students in Bradenton Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton on Dec. 17, 2020. The fifth through eighth graders were present in the Church, while the younger students, and students who a learning virtually, participated via a ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-21
  • New statue installed at OLPH Shrine
    For nearly a quarter century Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice has been providing spiritual solace for the faithful of the Diocese of Venice on the banks of the Myakka River. To help enhance the experience, a new Shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Help ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-21
  • News briefs for the week of Dec. 14, 2020
    Bishop celebrates Mass for Sarasota Catholic school Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass on Dec. 10, 2020, Thursday of the Second Week of Advent, for the students at Incarnation Catholic School in Sarasota. Bishop Dewane reminded the students to not only prepare for the coming of the Christ Child ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-21
  • St. Clare Fraternity Welcomes Four New Members
    By Beatrice T. Sanford, OFS, Special to the Florida Catholic The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2020, was a cause for celebration as the St. Clare Secular Franciscan Fraternity welcomed four candidates who made their permanent profession in a socially distanced ballroom on the campus of Ave Maria ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-21
  • Diocesan 2020 Christmas Eve and Day Mass times
    Below please find the Christmas Eve and Day Mass times for Parishes/Missions of the Diocese of Venice, with address and contact information provided. The Parishes/Missions are listed in alphabetical order by the city in which they are located. Masses times in a language other than English are also noted. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-16
  • 19th Annual Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal seeks support
    For more than 36 years, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc.  has provided food, clothing, shelter and a network of support services to people of all ages, all races and nationalities, and all religious backgrounds. The organization serves as a voice for the poor and vulnerable while reaching out ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-10
  • St. Joseph Devotional Project begins in schools
    Beginning on Dec. 7, 2020, Junior Catechists at each of the Diocesan primary Catholic schools began the task of sharing classroom lessons about St. Joseph and a Catholic devotion to him. The Diocese Department of Catholic Education St. Joseph Devotional Project new initiative is intended to promote a ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-10
  • Bishop addresses men’s retreat
    A diverse group gathered Dec. 5, 2020 at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Naples to participate in the “No Man Left Behind Men’s Retreat.” The retreat included participants from each of the three different men’s groups at the Parish. The groups are language-based (Creole, English and Spanish) and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-10
  • Bishop to students: Advent a time to prepare
    There is still plenty of time to prepare for the birth of Christ at Christmas as well as for His anticipated Second Coming. The Advent Season is an ideal opportunity to pray and ask Christ to help us in areas of life that need improving. Bishop Frank J. Dewane ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-12-10
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