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    Source: CruxPublished on 2019-11-11

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  • Catholics do what’s needed to connect
    osures and social distancing, accommodations must be made to ensure everyone stays connect both personally and spiritually. Anointing of the Sick In late March, Father Shawn Roser, Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish, received a call to deliver the sacrament of the anointing of the sick for a patient at ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-09
  • Demand on Catholic Charities skyrockets
    Immokalee  |  Vania Vasquez appeared at the office of Guadalupe Social Services in Immokalee hoping to get some food for her family. Joined by her daughter, Liliana, Vasquez was happy when the workers presented her with two large bags of dry goods, and other bags with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-09
  • Distance learning off to strong start in Diocese
    Venice  |  The terms virtual instruction and distance learning are becoming part of the lexicon of everyday language as the Diocese of Venice Catholic Schools joined the growing number of education institutions offering learning online. Ben Hopper, Diocesan Interim Superintendent of Catholic Education, sent a letter to families of Catholic ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-09
  • Demand on Catholic Charities skyrockets
    Vania Vasquez appeared at the office of Guadalupe Social Services in Immokalee hoping to get some food for her family. Joined by her daughter, Liliana, Vasquez was happy to be presented with two large bags of dry goods, and others bags with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, breads and sweets. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-06
  • Catholic School online education ramp up
    Venice  |  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. Ben Hopper, Diocesan interim superintendent of Catholic Education, working closely with Bishop Frank J. Dewane and the Diocesan school board, ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-01
  • Solemnity of St. Joseph — last public Masses
    Venice  |  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 ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-01
  • Paschal Triduum is center, summit of liturgical year
    Venice  |  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 ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-01
  • Catholic Charities helping most needy
    Venice  |  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 helping people throughout the 10-county Diocese. With a long history within ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-04-01
  • 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
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