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  • Priest founder of two Parishes and School dies
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-08-10

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  • Bishop visits food distribution site
    Bonita Springs  |  On a beautiful, early May Friday morning, the line of vehicles entering the parking lot of the Bonita Springs offices of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. was growing before the first bags of food were distributed.  Bishop Frank J. Dewane, in what is becoming a regular ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-15
  • Teachers shown love for their hard work
    Naples  |  During weeks of unexpected and unplanned distance learning an even greater appreciation for teachers has developed as parents recognize the hard work and dedication required in forming young minds.  With students now home out of heathy and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents learned quickly ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-15
  • Parish food pantry support Hispanic community
    Fort Myers  |  It is a corporal work of mercy to feed the hungry, in the name of His Church. That is exactly what is being done each week at Jesus the Worker Parish in Fort Myers. The Spanish-language Catholic community has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic having endured ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-15
  • Public celebration of Mass resumes May 18
    The following is a letter from Bishop Dewane to the faithful, dated May 12, 2020:  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
    Bishop Frank J. Dewane raises the host during the Mass at St. Ann Parish in Naples in January, 2020. The public celebration of the Mass in the ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-12
  • Bishop visits food distribution site
    On a beautiful early May Friday morning the line of vehicles entering the parking lot of the Bonita Springs offices of Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. was growing before the first bags of food were distributed. Bishop Frank J. Dewane, in what is becoming a regular routine, visited this ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-12
  • Parish food pantry support Hispanic community
    It is a Corporal Work of Mercy to feed the hungry, in the name of His Church. That is exactly what is being done each week at Jesus the Worker Parish in Fort Myers. The Spanish-language Catholic community has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic having endured massive layoffs across ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-12
  • Teachers shown love for their hard work
    During weeks of unexpected and unplanned distance learning an even greater appreciation for teachers has developed as parents recognize the hard work and dedication required in forming young minds.
    Vehicles drive through the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School adorned with signs and waving students and parents ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-12
  • News briefs for the week of May 11 2020
    Seminarians graduate Deacon Franckel Fils Aime graduated from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach on May 7, 2020, while Seminarian Jacob Gywnn graduated May 5, 2020, from St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. Deacon Fils Aime will soon be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-12
  • First phase of reopening Churches implemented
    Churches throughout the Diocese of Venice have opened for private prayer in what is the first phase of a process toward reopening Churches for all liturgical celebrations and access to the Sacraments. This was done in response to the State of Florida announcement of the relaxation of stay-at-home order and ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-12
  • Modern take on Lourdes found in Venice
    Venice  |  On the quiet banks of the Myakka River in Venice is a hidden gem of the Diocese of Venice, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center. Surrounded by giant live oaks with a cool lake at its center, the Retreat Center, known by most as OLPH, offers a ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-07
  • Mooney shines spotlight on frontline heroes
    Sarasota  |  The students who attend Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota are formed with core Christian values. The students also learn that they are “called by name” by the Lord to be more — more a man or woman of God. Responding to this call, some alumni of ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-06
  • Newly ordained deacon offers resources for mothers in need
    Weston, Mass  |  Throwing a baby shower at a Roman Catholic seminary seems as incongruous as holding a high school prom at a retirement home. But as his brother seminarians will attest, Deacon Mark Harris, a third theologian from the Diocese of Venice, thinks outside the box. Because of chronic ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-06
  • Healthy meal distribution in Collier County a success
    Naples  |  Since mid-March Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Inc. has helped distribute food to thousands of individuals and families across Collier County and many more across the Diocese. Food pantries are seeing surging numbers of people who are impacted by job loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-06
  • Clewiston Parish reaches into community
    Clewiston  |  The Parish Hall at St. Margaret Parish in Clewiston is always a bustling place, filled with people celebrating events or taking religious education classes. In recent weeks, the building has been converted into a makeshift storage and packing area. The Parish Hall is where donated food is stored ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-06
  • Clewiston Parish reaches into community
    The Parish Hall at St. Margaret Parish in Clewiston is always a bustling place, filled with people celebrating events or taking religious education classes. In recent weeks, the building has been converted into a makeshift storage and packing area. The Parish Hall is where donated food is stored and bagged ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2020-05-05
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