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Faith at heart of recovery

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Wearing play “hard hats” and showing a resilience that reflects their age, the students of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples returned to their battered school on Oct. 2 with smiles and an enthusiasm that was inspiring. With their parents in tow, the students started arriving at the […]

Helping brothers and sisters in Christ

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 In the weeks since Hurricane Irma disrupted the lives of so many in the Diocese of Venice, the outpouring of support for those in desperate need has been inspiring. Countless people have donated food, water and more, delivering it to the most devastated areas of the Diocese. People helping […]

Catholic Charities at forefront of Irma relief effort

Will be there for long road to recovery Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Isabella Gutierrez feels blessed following Hurricane Irma even though her East Naples home is damaged and lots of water got in through the roof and a broken window. Her family of five is safe. Gutierrez even had a smile on her face […]

Seminarian ordained as Transitional Deacon

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Diocese of Venice Seminarian Shawn Roser took a major step toward his dream of becoming a priest when he was ordained to the transitional diaconate during a Mass Sept. 28 at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. […]

40 Days for Life begins

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Now is the time to let your voices be heard while remaining prayerful and dedicated to the cause of protecting the life of unborn children who face the death sentence of abortion. Dedicated people are standing vigil in front of abortion facilities each day, from Sept. 27 to Nov. […]

‘Share the Journey” begins

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 On September 27, Pope Francis launched the worldwide, two-year “Share the Journey” campaign calling on Catholics and the faithful to ‘encounter’ migrants and refugees in an effort to break down barriers of fear, as well as building bridges of understanding and hospitality. Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), Catholic Relief Services […]

Diocesan V Encuentro segment wraps up

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 The detailed process of getting feedback from the Hispanic/Latino Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Venice, as part of the larger national V Encuentro effort, has concluded. More than 2,000 people participated in 16 different information sessions at parishes when feedback was solicited as to how the Diocese and […]

Diocese news briefs October 3 2017

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 10/3/17 Parish earns stewardship award Congratulations to Epiphany Cathedral in Venice for receiving the award for Parish Annual Stewardship Renewal / Commitment Materials by the International Catholic Steward Renewal/Commitment Materials by the International Catholic Stewardship Council. This award was for excellence in materials used to promote stewardship at the ICSC […]

Faith, prayers help people pick up pieces from Irma

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 9/18/17 People of faith gathered together in prayer before, during and in the wake of the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma which made landfall in the southern-most part of the Diocese of Venice and left of trail of destruction in its wake. What Irma did not do is to diminish […]

Churches damaged, spirit strong across Diocese

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma there are many people with stories of how they rode out the storm and turned to prayer for protection from the fierce winds. In Naples, St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Administrator Father Russell Ruggiero feels blessed to be alive after experiencing the ferocity of Irma […]