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  • Faithful celebrate Patroness of Cuba
    Naples | The Cuban faithful of St. Agnes Parish in Naples celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Charity, Patroness of Cuba, Sept. 8 with a Mass. The feast also falls on the same day as the solemn Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mass was celebrated by ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-11
  • 40 Days for Life fall campaign will begin Sept. 26
    Venice | Coming soon will be another chance to stand up for life. The 40 Days for Life fall campaign begins Sept. 26 in Fort Myers and Sarasota, and will continue until Nov. 4. Participants often reflect about how rewarding it is to participate when the only requirement is to ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-11
  • Blue Mass honors first responders
    VENICE | For the eighth consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 9924 organized a Mass with the intention of honoring all active, retired and deceased first responders. The Mass also served as a commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-09-11
  • Bishops for Labor Day: The poor’s plight is ‘the Gospel, pure and simple’
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Echoing what Pope Francis said during a Mass in May, the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said, “The struggle of working people, of the poor” is not first a “social or political question. No! It is the Gospel, pure ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2018-08-31
  • Diocese works to create a Safe Environment
    Venice | Recent events continue to underscore the importance of protecting children, young people and adults from sexual abuse and supporting victims/survivors as they bravely come forward with their reports. All forms of sexual abuse are intrinsically evil, especially those that occur within the Catholic Church. It is the commitment ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-30
  • Mexican Consulate offers mobile services in Venice
    VENICE | Representatives from the Mexican Mobile Consulate from Orlando, an official branch of the Mexican government that operates offices in the United States, offered their services Aug. 18-19 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Approximately 250 people received a variety of services, including updating passports, filling out paperwork for a ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-30
  • ‘Luncheons 4 Life’ energizing pro-life faithful in Lee, Collier
    Venice | The idea of bringing the local pro-life community together for lunch to listen to speakers once each month was the brainchild of two friends, Janine Marrone and Kathie Majerchin, who were energized by the Holy Spirit. “Everything that has happened since I met Kathie and started Luncheons 4 ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-30
  • First of 20,000 blessed rosaries distributed
    Naples | On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it was appropriate that rosaries to be distributed across the Diocese were blessed by Bishop Frank J. Dewane in Naples following two Catholic school Masses. Approximately 20,000 rosaries will be blessed and distributed to each Catholic school ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-30
  • Labor Day Statement Calls for Just Wages for a Flourishing Society
    WASHINGTON—In his 2018 Labor Day statement, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, calls for all persons to work together for just wages, which are necessary for families to flourish. A just wage is one that "not only ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-08-30
  • Football rivals gather for Mass before big game
    Sarasota | The Cougars of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota and the Vikings of Bishop Verot Catholic High School have a long-standing rivalry as foes in many sports, but they are united in their faith. Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a pre-game Mass for the two football teams ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-29
  • Creating a Safe Environment
    By Ashley Fox – Special to the Florida Catholic Recent events continue to underscore the importance of protecting children, young people and adults from sexual abuse and supporting victims/survivors as they bravely come forward with their reports. All forms of sexual abuse are intrinsically evil, especially those that occur within ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-28
  • Bishop celebrates Mass for Poor Clare Sisters
    FORT MYERS BEACH | Profoundly thanking the Sisters for their presence in the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a Mass for the Poor Clare Sisters at San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare on Fort Myers Beach. The Mass was celebrated Aug. 11, the feast of St. Clare, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Gathering prepares them for next stage in journey
    Venice | One of the key elements for men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood is prayer. Prayer serves as a conduit to building a stronger relationship with God as they answer the call for which they have been chosen. For three days each summer there is a ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Schools open with emphasis on spiritual growth
    VENICE | The opening bell rings and a few tears flow as thousands of children across the Diocese of Venice return to school for the 2018-2019 school year. From prekindergarten to high school seniors, students will face rigorous course work that will develop them academically, physically and, most importantly, spiritually. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Register now for State Respect Life Conference
    Punta Gorda | Time is running out to register for the 2018 Statewide Florida Respect Life Conference which is Sept. 28-29 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. Registration closes Sept. 7 for this opportunity to hear some of the best national and international pro-life speakers ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Bishop blesses 20,000 rosaries
    Venice | Bishop Frank J. Dewane blessed 20,000 rosaries to be gifted to Catholic students throughout the 10-county region. Rosaries are not a decoration, but a series of prayer beads that are laid out in specific order and used by Catholics for a Scripture-based prayer. Pope Francis said the faithful, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Domestic Justice Chairman Welcomes Change in Catechism Calling for Abolition of the Death Penalty
    WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the revised section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding the death penalty, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, welcomed the change and echoed the call to end the death penalty in the ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2018-08-03
  • Florida Respect Life Conference registration now open
    Venice | Every seven years the Diocese of Venice hosts the statewide Florida Respect Life Conference, an opportunity to hear some of the best national and international pro-life speakers close to home. Registration is now open for the 32nd annual conference to be held Sept. 28-29 at the Charlotte Harbor ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-07-23
  • Newlywed couple shares miscarriage struggles
    Naples | The summer and fall of 2017 will be a time newlywed couple Hailey and Nicholas Cummons will not soon forget, but they offer hope for other couples who have suffered miscarriages. Hailey, 23, and Nicholas, 24, were both about to be seniors at Ave Maria University when shortly ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-07-23
  • Ordination brings blessings upon priest
    Venice | In a public response to a “call to holiness” Shawn Roser, 35, was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Frank J. Dewane during a Mass July 14 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The poignant and emotional rite places Father Roser in a new role as he is raised ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2018-07-23
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