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  • CCUSA anniversary to be celebrated by Bishop
    This year marks the 110th anniversary of the founding of Catholic Charities, USA (CCUSA), and part of that celebration has a connection to the Diocese of Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane, who is the Episcopal Advisor to CCUSA, will be celebrating a Mass which will be streamed live from Epiphany ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-16
  • 40 Days for Life Sept. 23-Nov. 1 in Fort Myers, Sarasota
    The fall campaign of 40 Days for Life begins on Sept. 23, and runs until Sunday, Nov. 1, with local vigils taking place in Sarasota and Fort Myers. 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-16
  • Diocese Safe Environment program adjusts to changing times
    With the onset of the global pandemic, the Diocese of Venice Safe Environment training has transitioned online as of Sept. 1, 2020. Donna Foti, Diocese of Venice Safe Environment Manager, said that the pandemic sped up a process to transition from in-person classes to online training. This training program ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-16
  • News Briefs from the week of Sept. 18 2020
    Verot student named National Merit Semifinalist Congratulations to Bishop Verot Catholic High School senior Xavier Caangay who has been named a 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist. This makes Caangay one of 16,000 students nationwide to be recognized among the 1.5 million juniors who entered the competition by taking ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-16
  • Eucharistic Adoration brings one closer to Christ
    The First Friday of September was a spiritually emotional day for Bonnie Coyle as it was the first time since March that she participated in Eucharistic Adoration. Coyle has been a devotee of adoration for many years, finding great comfort in spending quiet time with the Lord in addition to ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-08
  • Sacrament of Confirmation resumes for Diocesan youth
    Frida Castillo and Maria Ramos are close friends who were among nearly 70 to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sept. 5, 2020 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish in LaBelle. Frida said she felt a weight had been lifted from her shoulders when Bishop Frank J. Dewane made ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-08
  • Verot football season opens
    The atmosphere was charged with excitement as the Bishop Verot Catholic High School Viking Football Team kicked off its season on Sept. 4, 2020 at home in Fort Myers. The crowd roared as the players run through a tunnel and onto the field for the first time, flanked by ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-08
  • Sarasota Knights Council shines during pandemic
    Knight of Columbus Council 15332 of Incarnation Parish in Sarasota has not let a pesky global pandemic cause the group to miss a step in fulfilling its obligation of service to the Church and community. The Council was already actively using virtual meeting technology before the onset of the COVID-19 ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-08
  • Updated Diocese prayers and resources during the Pandemic
    Parish donations During this challenging time in the life and mission of the Diocese of Venice, our Parishes face increased risk of financial shortfalls due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effects on everyday life. Parishes depend on weekly financial gifts to continue their ministries, especially in this critical time of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-08
  • Seminarian becomes Transitional Deacon
    Surrounded by nearly his entire extended family, Alexander Pince was overwhelmed with emotion before, during and after his ordination to the Transitional Diaconate Aug. 29, 2020 at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. Bishop Frank J. Dewane, presiding over the Rite, informed Pince that ordination makes him a minister of the Word, ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-02
  • Aug. 26, 2020 Letter from Bishop Dewane
    August 26, 2020 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, During the month of September, as Holy Mother Church devotionally commemorates Our Lady of Sorrows, allow me to express my ongoing concern for the wellbeing of the Faithful of the Diocese of Venice. Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-02
  • Faithful enter Church through RCIA
    It was on March 1, 2020, the First Sunday of Lent, when Bishop Frank J. Dewane presided over the annual Rite of Election at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice. This annual tradition is a formal Rite in which catechumens are presented and their names are entered into the Book of Elect. ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-02
  • Longtime head of Deacon student formation retires
    For more than half his life, Deacon William Ladroga has committed to service the Catholic Church. During that time, he has served as a teacher and mentor to many who have themselves become Permanent Deacons. After 42 years as a Permanent Deacon, 23 of those within the Diocese of ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-02
  • News briefs for week of Aug. 31 2020
    New Online Course The Institute for Catholic Studies and Formation is launching a new online course entitled “Ecclesial Nature and Mission of Theology” beginning Sept. 7. This is a required background course for an online Master’s Degree in Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The 15-week course provides a basic ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-09-02
  • Calling All Volunteers!
    Each Thursday nearly 200 vehicles line up to receive food from the Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. Food Pantry at St. Margaret Parish in Clewiston. Six dedicated volunteers worked with masks and gloves in the heat for about three hours on Aug. 6, 2020 to ensure every family left ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-08-28
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