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  • Eight acolytes instituted by Bishop at Mass
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-18

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  • After Virginia Beach tragedy, bishops call for curbs on gun violence
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-06-03

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  • Church celebrates Pentecost
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-06-19

 

 


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  • Catholic officials call for prayer, action after Colorado shooting
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver. One teenager died and eight other students were wounded. “Action is needed to attempt to reduce the frequency of these heinous acts,” said Bishop Frank ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-05-08
  • Florida bishop among those calling for prayer, action after Colorado shooting
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver. One teenager died and eight other students were wounded. “Action is needed to attempt to reduce the frequency of these heinous acts,” said Bishop Frank ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-08
  • DOMESTIC JUSTICE CHAIRMAN ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING SHOOTING AT STEM SCHOOL HIGHLANDS RANCH IN COLORADO
    WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s tragic shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver, Colorado. The full statement follows: “Yesterday, tragically just seven miles from Columbine High School, ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-05-08
  • WWII boxcar teaches haunting lessons of Holocaust
    Sarasota  |  History can often be difficult to understand because time can create a certain detachment from past events. Students at St. Martha Catholic School in Sarasota were given a gift by hosting an artifact that dates to the Holocaust. For two weeks, a railroad boxcar, used in Nazi Germany ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-07
  • Yom HaShoah serves as ‘Hour of Remembrance’
    VENICE  |  The annual Yom HaShoah: Hour of Remembrance, hosted by Bishop Frank J. Dewane, took place May 5, at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. The Diocese of Venice in Florida hosts this annual commemoration of the Holocaust as an interreligious gathering bringing together members of the Catholic and Jewish communities ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-07
  • TV Mass honors mothers May 12
    Osprey  |  It is fitting that Mother’s Day falls in May, a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Because Mother’s Day is such an important time to honor all mothers, Bishop Frank J. Dewane made a point to be the celebrant for the Televised Mass for ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-07
  • Masses held to remember victims of child abuse
    Venice  |  It is imperative that all Catholics, as part of Holy Mother Church, look at what role they can have in being agents of change in the Church sex abuse scandal. Bishop Frank J. Dewane spoke about the crisis at two Masses in April which were held for the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-07
  • Pilgrims enhance Marian devotion
    VENICE  |  A hearty group of those dedicated to a Marian devotion took part in a special pilgrimage May 4 by trekking between Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center in Venice. On a steamy Saturday morning, Bishop Frank J. Dewane kicked-off the pilgrimage ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-07
  • Chrism Mass: A Sign of Unity
    By Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic The Communion of the priests of the Diocese of Venice was represented in all its unity during the annual Chrism Mass which was held on April 16 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. More than 120 priests gathered for this Holy Week tradition where the priests ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-03
  • Faithful line up for Confession
    Staff Report A steady stream of the faithful at St. Jude Parish in Sarasota waited patiently for their opportunity to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation on the last weekend before Holy Week. This scene was repeated at Parishes throughout the Diocese of Venice after Bishop Frank J. Dewane, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-03
  • Cathedral teacher honored
    Staff Report The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida has honored Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School teacher Joyce Kiegher with its “Golden Halo Award” during an April 5 gathering in Naples. Kiegher won the Grade 3-5 category and to mark the occasion she received a special congratulations at the school in Venice ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-03
  • Second Diocesan Walk to Our Lady May 4
    Staff Report The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary who serves as a guide for us to grow closer to the Lord. To help celebrate Our Lady, the Diocese of Venice is holding its second annual “Walk to Our Lady: A Marian Pilgrimage to the May ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-03
  • News from Around the Diocese for late April
    News from across the Diocese for April 2019 Staff Report Mission Possible Immokalee 2019: June 10-14 The deadline to register for the June Mission Possible Immokalee 2019 trip is May 10. All teens between the ages of 15-17 years old are invited by the Diocese of Venice Mission Office to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-03
  • 2019 Jubilarians
    Staff Report 2019 Diocese of Venice Jubilarians recognized during the Chrism Mass, April 16 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. 50 years Monsignor Rollin J. Darbouze Born June 24, 1938, in Port-Salut, Haiti, the fifth of nine children of Hiram Francois Darbouze and Patiana Vante, Msgr. Rollin J. Darbouze was ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-05-03
  • Bishop Dewane washes the feet of prisoners
    Bowling Green | On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis visited Velletri Jail, outside Rome, and washed the feet of 12 inmates, recalling Christ’s actions at the Last Supper.  On that same day, Bishop Frank J. Dewane travelled to Hardee Correctional Institution in Bowling Green to celebrate the Holy Thursday liturgy, including ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Faithful urged to spread good news throughout Easter season
    Venice  |  Throughout the universal Church the faithful gathered for a joyous celebration on Easter; that is the resurrection of the Lord, the summit of the Catholic Faith. Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the “Feast of Feasts,” the “Solemnity of Solemnities.” This celebration comes after the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Candlelight vigils close 40 Days for Life
    Sarasota  |  Bringing light to darkness, the spring 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer campaign came to end in spectacular fashion April 13, with candlelight vigils at three Diocese of Venice prayer sites. Groups gathered for candlelight vigils in front of abortion facilities in Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Naples where ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Students reminded to follow example of Christ
    Sarasota  |  As the Lenten Season came to a conclusion, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated Mass for students at several Diocesan Catholic schools. The message at each was to learn the important lessons learned from the teachings of Christ and apply them to their daily lives. During an April 9 ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Stations of the Cross: A spiritual pilgrimage
    Sarasota  |  While Easter Sunday is the celebration of the divine mystery — Jesus’s resurrection from the dead — the path of his suffering under the Roman Prefect Pon-tius Pilate and the bearing of the cross is a story which has especially significant meaning. On Good Friday (the Friday before ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Bishops Urge That All People Count and Must Be Included in Census Efforts
    WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Bishop Joe Vasquez, of Austin, Chairman of the Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in advance of the oral argument of Department of Commerce v. New York, before the United States ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2019-04-23
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