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    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-07-11

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  • Bishop reads to support Literacy Campaign
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-07-13

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  • Coseglia Scholarships awarded
    Staff Report The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida awarded four outstanding Diocese of Venice Catholic High School graduates with the 2018 Frank & Florence Coseglia Scholarship. The winners were recognized for their academic standing, service to their Parish and school, as well as an essay on what their Catholic ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-22
  • Spiritual enrichment + fun and games
    Staff Report It was more than fun and games at the St. Michael Parish summer camps for boys and girls in Wauchula. During back-to-back weeks in early June, young boys, and then young girls, converged on the Parish grounds and participated in eight hours of daily spiritual enrichment mixed in ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-22
  • Catholic Charities welcomes new Chief Executive Officer
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic Philomena A. Pereira joins Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. as the Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Philomena A. Pereira devoted her career to serving those in need and is a perfect fit as the new Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-22
  • $4.1 Million Approved in Grants to the Church in Latin America Including Emergency Disaster Assistance and Pastoral Care for Migrants
     WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America awarded $3.39 million in funding in the form of 206 grants to support the pastoral work of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, and $580,950 in three grants funding emergency disaster and recovery assistance ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-06-21
  • June 20, 2018 Bishop Letter on current Immigration issue
    June 20, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ, This is a critical moment in our nation, a land of immigrants. We hear the cries of the children who are being torn away from their parents and family. As the political debate rages, action must be taken, and families need ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-20
  • Catholic Charities programs make a difference
    Naples | Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice Inc. is well-known for providing services and programs which make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families who may be less fortunate than others. It was for this reason that the Youth Counseling Program of Catholic Charities in ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-20
  • Faith formation program in Spanish a success
    Arcadia | From early November 2017 to the end of May, more than 650 people from across the Diocese of Venice participated in a 12-part faith formation program in Spanish. More than half of the participants finished the requirements and earned a certificate of completion. These classes, which focused on ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-20
  • Bradenton Catholic school replaces windows
    Bradenton | Hurricane Irma brought many winds of change to St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton. When students returned to school last fall, following the hurricane which struck Sept. 10, 2017, they realized one of the Diocesan schools, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Naples, had suffered severe damage. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-19
  • Religious Freedom Week begins
    Venice | The Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher on June 22 marks the start of Religious Freedom Week, a national call for all Catholics across the United States to pray and act in support of religious liberty in our country and abroad. It is appropriate that standing ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-19
  • Blessed beyond belief
    Venice | Labor trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals, through force, fraud, or coercion, perform labor or services, according to a description on Human Trafficking hotline.org. One Diocese of Venice family didn’t need to look it up, they lived it. While they could be called the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-19
  • Bishops Vote on Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, Revisions to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, and Action Items at June General Assembly
    FORT LAUDERDALE—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved several action items today at their Spring General Assembly taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 13-14. The full body of bishops voted to approve the revised Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by a vote of 185-5-1. The revisions are ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-06-14
  • President of U.S. Bishops Conference Appoints Three New Members of National Review Board for the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People
    FT. LAUDERDALE — Three new members have been appointed to serve on the National Review Board (NRB) by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The NRB advises the bishops' committee on the Protection of Children and Young People, and the Secretariat for Child and ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-06-13
  • Bishop prays with Neocatechumenal Way retreatants
    VENICE | A group from the Neocatechumenal Way welcomed Bishop Frank J. Dewane to lead a prayer service as part of a retreat June 2 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. More than 30 were from Jesus the Worker Parish in Fort Myers and they viewed ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-08
  • Retreat opens students’ eyes
    Immokalee | When a group of 21 St. John Neumann Catholic High School students talk about what they did for their summer vacation, they will each have compelling stories to tell. For one week they opted to start their summer by being part of the Immokalee Service Week. This is ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-08
  • Traditional and non-traditional scholarships awarded
    Venice | The 2018 Mary Fran Carroll Scholarships were recently announced by the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. This is the second year for the scholarship which was made possible through the Catholic legacy of Carroll and her generous gift to the Foundation As a result, seven traditional ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-08
  • New hurricane season is a time to reflect
    Naples | The late May formation of Tropical Storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico spared Southwest Florida, but should serve as a reminder that these storms can form anywhere and anytime between now and the conclusion of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane aeason which runs through Nov. 30. Of course, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-08
  • Visits to New Jersey cement vocation
    WELLINGTON | A young Katie Flanagan vividly remembers having butterflies in her stomach the day she boarded the airplane at Fort Lauderdale International Airport that was taking off to fly to a destination to which she felt God was calling her — cold, damp New Jersey. The trip was “top ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-08
  • Retreat opens eyes of students
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic When a group of 21 St. John Neumann Catholic High School students talk about what they did for their summer vacation, they will each have compelling stories to tell. For one week they opted to start their summer by being part of the Immokalee Service Week. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-08
  • Diocesan graduates impress
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic In the past month 349 students graduated from four Diocesan schools leaving for the next phase in their lives, armed with a Catholic Education and are leaving behind a legacy that will not be soon forgotten. Names like Katrina Winkler, Jack Koscho, Isabella McDivitt, Daniel ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-07
  • Donahue Academy graduates
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic The final group of Diocesan Catholic High School graduates for 2018 received their diplomas and ceremoniously commenced the next chapter in their lives. The graduates of the Rhodora J. Donahue Academy in Ave Maria first took part in a Baccalaureate Mass celebrated by Bishop Frank ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-06-07
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