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  • News Briefs for Week of Aug. 27, 2021
    Bishop blesses Maria Vision offices Bishop Frank J. Dewane blessed the offices of Maria Vision USA in Ave Maria on Aug. 23, 2021. Maria Vision offers a variety of faith-based programming with a mission to bring the light of the Gospel to the entire world with the vision of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-09-01
  • Cloistered Religious Sisters celebrate Feast Day
    On Wednesday, Aug. 11, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for the Poor Clare Sisters at the San Damiano Monastery on Fort Myers Beach. The Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St. Clare of Assisi, foundress of the Poor Clare Order and a contemporary of St. Francis ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • Diocesan Catholic schools get into swing of new year
    A few rain showers, rainbows, Mass, an eye on the tropics and thousands of students filing into the classrooms were just some of the highlights of the first week in the Diocese of Venice Catholic Schools 2021-2022 Academic Year. Opening the schools during the ongoing global Pandemic continues ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • School celebrating 40 years with campus expansion
    In the four years since Hurricane Irma devastated Southwest Florida and heavily damaged St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School, the community has made a remarkable comeback. The School, located in the Golden Gate neighborhood, had extensive roof and water damage from the Sept. 10, 2017 hurricane, with repairs taking ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • Two Institute courses starting soon
    The Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation, in partnership with the Diocese of Venice Office of Evangelization, is launching a new series of courses: “Feasting on God’s Word: Encounter with Sacred Scripture.” These courses are designed for Catholics hungry to know more about the Bible. Each will last ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • News Briefs for the Week of Aug. 20, 2021
    Bishop celebrates Mass for Parish Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for the faithful of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Port Charlotte in what was to be a Parish Feast Day celebration on Aug. 15, 2021. While the Mass was on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • Diocesan Seminarians focus on goal
    “Yes!” That is what each of the 16 Diocese of Venice seminarians has in common: they said “Yes!” by answering a specific call from the Lord to serve. The group gathered for the annual Convocation, a multi-day retreat which allows time for reflection and fellowship, from Aug. 2-5, 2021, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • Diocesan Catholic Schools open
    The first day for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Venice was Aug. 9, 2021 and encompassed the usual mix of excitement, tears (children and parents) and reunions among friends. “Love you!” “Miss you already!” “One more hug!” “Have a great day!” “Have fun!” These were some of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • New Cathedral Rector installed
    A new Rector was installed at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, marking only the fifth time in its history. In the context of the Mass on Aug. 8, 2021, Bishop Frank J. Dewane installed Msgr. Patrick Dubois as Rector starting a new chapter in life of the priest and the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • Cursillo lay movement celebrates 25 years
    For the past 25 years the Spanish Cursillos lay movement has been encouraging individuals and families to make a deeper commitment as living witnesses to the Lord by how they live their lives. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a Mass on Aug. 7, 2021, at St. Michael Parish in ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • Sarasota Parish has Teen “Service Week”
    Service, prayer, music, fun and food. Combine those things and you have a formula for a successful “Teen Service Week” for youth who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Thomas More Parish in Sarasota. Robbie Anderson, the Director of Religious Education and Youth Outreach ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • News Briefs for the Week of Aug. 13, 2021
    Parish collects shoes in Back-to-School Drive The Faithful of Our Lady of Light Parish in Fort Myers took part in a Back-to-School Shoe Drive collecting more than 170 pairs of shows for local foster children the weekend of Aug. 5, 2021. The Shoe Drive was organized by the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-19
  • Two join Presbyterate – Ordination draws large crowd
    In a public response to a “call to holiness,” Transitional Deacons Mark Harris and Alexander Pince were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Dewane on July 31, 2021 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice as more than 500 people rejoiced. The newly ordained responded to a particular call ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-11
  • New teachers receive warm welcome
    A large group of new teachers who have joined the Diocese of Venice for the 2021-2022 Academic Year were warmly welcomed during an orientation session on Aug. 2, 2021 at Epiphany Cathedral Parish Hall in Venice. Father John Belmonte, SJ, Superintendent of Catholic Education, opened the meeting with morning ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-11
  • Diocese to host marriage enrichment conference on October 2
    The Diocese of Venice recognizes the importance of forming married couples to live out their vocation in holiness and joy! As St. John Paul II famously said, “As goes the family, so goes the nation, and so goes the entire world in which we live.” It is of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2021-08-11
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