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  • Demand on Catholic Charities skyrockets
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-06

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  • Bishop responds to pandemic crisis
    Venice  |  Bishop Frank J. Dewane has been at the forefront in responding to the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic within the 10-county Diocese of Venice. The announcement to suspend all Masses and Parish activities effective March 20, and continuing through at least Easter, was the culmination of a series of meetings, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-01
  • Solemnity of St. Joseph – last public Masses
    The Solemnity of St. Joseph is a celebration of the foster father of Jesus Christ, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patriarch of the Universal Church. He is also guardian and protector of the Church and Her Faithful. The 2020 Feast Day (March 19) had a double meaning – ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Bishop responds to pandemic crisis
    Bishop Frank J. Dewane has been at the forefront in responding to the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic within the 10-county Diocese of Venice. The announcement to suspend all Masses and Parish activities effective March 20, and continuing through at least Easter, was the culmination of a series of meetings, conference ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Catholic Charities helping most needy
    Operations pivot to focus on providing food, financial assistance and mental health counselling The motto of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. is: “Providing Help. Creating Hope. Serving All.” Since the beginning of the pandemic crisis, the staff of Catholic Charities is living that motto on the front lines of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Holy Week nears: Paschal Triduum is the center and summit of our liturgical year
    As the Lenten Season comes to a close, now more than ever we must prepare for the Easter Triduum which bespeaks of the suffering, death and Resurrection, renders visibly that God’s love has no bounds. While it is not possible to physically attend Mass or enter church during this ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Catholics Schools online education ramps up
    An unexpected two-week Spring Break for the thousands of Catholic School students across the Diocese of Venice, because of the pandemic, caused a dramatic pivot to online learning.
    Donahue Academy of Ave Maria began distance learning on March 24, 2020, for middle and high school students. Ben Hopper, Diocesan ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Parishes adapt to suspension of Mass: Live streaming now common
    Parishes have had to adapt to a temporary reality that Mass is temporarily suspended, and offices transitioned to reduced staffing. The initial shock of this new reality may have worn off, but the solution to this problem has been varied and encouraging. What may have been a novelty in the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • News from around the Diocese late March 2020
    Blood drive a success St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Naples, in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus Council 12178, helped make a blood drive on March 21 a huge success. With the fears of the pandemic keeping people home, the blood drive was authorized by authorities to continue considering ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Religious Education goes online
    Religious Education classes across the Diocese of Venice were put on hold with the suspension of all Parish activities through at least Easter. This does not mean that religious education teachers are not staying connected to their pupils. Through an agreement with the Augustine Institute, both religious educators and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Religious sister, former principal of school principal, dies
    Sister Christine Patrick, Sister of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, former principal of St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton, died on March 18, 2020, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She was 89 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 70 years. Sister Christine Patrick was born Feb. 5, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-30
  • Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Bishop Dewane
    Venice  |  Venice will celebrate a “Year of St. Joseph” from March 19, 2020 to March 19, 2021. “Particularly in this time of uncertainty in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is appropriate to seek the intercessions of the saints for guidance and protection,” Bishop Dewane said. “St. Joseph, foster ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-17
  • Faithful stand before new multimillion-dollar abortion facility
    Fort Myers  |  There is a new building in the Daniels Commerce Park in Fort Myers that looks like any other of hundreds of office buildings in the area. However, this building is the new $2 million home of the Planned Parenthood, a place where abortions take place each day. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-17
  • Events support Catholic Charities programs
    Venice  |  Four distinctive events took place recently to help support the programs of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc. First up Feb. 15, 2020, was the always fun Boots and Bandannas at Kingsway Golf and Country Club in Lake Suzy. This western-themed evening includes plenty of cowboy hats, boots ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-17
  • Lenten Masses held at schools across diocese
    Sarasota  |  During the Lenten Season Catholics are called to constantly ask if they are doing the things the Lord calls for each of us — pray, fast and give alms. During early March Masses at Diocesan Catholic Schools, Bishop Frank J. Dewane asked students how they are doing this ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-17
  • Religious makes first vows
    Fort Myers Beach  |  A holy moment took place when Sister Anne Dolores Mary Doyle of Divine Mercy made her religious profession to the Order of St. Clare, transforming from novice to religious sister. It was the next phase in a spiritual journey which began in Ireland and many years ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-03-17
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