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  • Veterans Day Mass honors military service, sacrifice
    by Bob Reddy on November 19, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Sarasota  |   It was in 1919 when the first celebration of Veterans Day took place. It was then known as Remembrance Day, as Nov. 11, 1919 marked the anniversary of the end to World War I, the “war to end all wars.” On the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day, and for the 10th […]

  • Hispanic Charismatic Renewal celebrates gathering
    by Bob Reddy on November 19, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Bonita Springs  |  The V Diocesan Congress of the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal brought together nearly 900 from across the Diocese Nov. 16 to St. Leo the Great Parish in Bonita Springs. The day included renewal, prayer, talks, music, adoration, opportunity for confession, and […]

  • Catholic-Jewish gathered commemorates start of Holocaust
    by Bob Reddy on November 19, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Naples  |  This year marks the 81st anniversary of “Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.” It was on the night of Nov. 9, 1938, when members of the Nazi party attacked Jewish persons and destroyed Jewish owned property in Germany and Austria. Kristallnacht is generally […]

  • Annual Hispanic Festival draws thousands
    by Staff Report on November 19, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    sarasota  |  The 17th annual Hispanic Festival at St. Jude Parish was another rousing success as an estimated 14,000 descended on the Sarasota Parish Nov. 9, for a day filled with food, fun and entertainment. The annual festival is a celebration of both the individual nations and the […]

  • Prison outreach volunteers recognized for compassion
    by Bob Reddy on November 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Port Charlotte  |   The men and women who enter the jails and prisons scattered throughout the Diocese of Venice serve a crucial role to a segment of society that is too commonly dismissed and forgotten. The nearly 150 prison outreach volunteers were recognized for their work by Bishop […]

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