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2017 Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal

  Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice has launched its annual Christmas Appeal with a goal to raise $560,000 in December and January. The Christmas Appeal is the largest fundraiser for Catholic Charities and is vital for operating the social service organization. Each donation will help real individuals and families […]

2017 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass times

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass times listed in alphabetical order by city: ARCADIA ■ St. Paul 1208 E. Oak St. 863-494-2611 CHRISTMAS EVE 4 p.m. 10 p.m., midnight (Spanish) CHRISTMAS 9 a.m., noon (Spanish)   AVE MARIA ■ Ave Maria 5068 Annunciation Circle, Ste. 101 www.avemariaparish.org 239-261-5555 CHRISTMAS […]

Giving back on Thanksgiving

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Two parishes in the Diocese of Venice took the idea of Thanksgiving to another level this year by giving back to help others. St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples took over the long-running Thanksgiving in the Park in Immokalee, where approximately 1,500 people were fed a hot meal […]

‘Cities for Life’ seeks end to death penalty

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 The Diocese of Venice took part in the annual “Cities for Life” prayer vigil to end the death penalty Nov. 30 at St. Raphael Parish in Lehigh Acres, with a featured speaker who shared his first-hand experiences on death row before being exonerated. As part of the prayer service, […]

What Will Your Legacy Be?

By Michael Morse, Executive Director, Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Leaving a legacy means so much more than just sharing your property and possessions with your heirs after you die.  Each one of us will also leave behind a nonmaterial legacy – one that is harder to define, but often […]

Rose Ball honors young ladies, benefits homeless of Naples

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 The Mother Frances de Sales Auxiliary to the Homeless held its Third Rose Ball where 31 young ladies were recognized for their commitment of volunteer service and formation. The Rose Ball, held Thanksgiving weekend every other year, was Nov. 25 at the Naples Beach Hotel and Resort, and benefited […]

Persecuted Christians need more than prayer

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 In response to repeated calls of Pope Francis, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops designated Nov. 26, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, as “A Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians” that initiated, “Solidarity in Suffering”, a Week of Awareness and Education. During his […]

Bishop spends Thanksgiving celebrating Mass, serving food

Staff Report – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Bishop Frank J. Dewane spent his Thanksgiving in what has been an annual tradition of celebrating Mass and then helping to serve a hot meal. On a rainy morning at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Lakewood Ranch, the Bishop celebrated Mass before more than 400 using the words […]

Memorial Mass for Deacons and their spouses held

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 During the month of November it is appropriate to take time out to remember those who have died; specifically that they someday may be accepted into heaven. For this reason, Bishop Frank J. Dewane invites all of the Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Venice and their wives to […]

The call of the Lord

Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 You don’t have to be an angel to serve the Lord. This was the message sixth graders attending Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Venice have heard during a series of Vocations Fairs at the three area Catholic High Schools in October and November. Bishop Frank J. Dewane told […]