VDCCW

  Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women of FL

 

October 16,2020 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On March 19, 2020, as the Covid-19 was beginning its impact in Florida, I dedicated a year to St. Joseph, Protector for the Faithful of the Diocese of Venice. God appointed St. Joseph the Guardian of the Word Incarnate. Hope In the truth that our prayers to St. Joseph during these days will be graciously heard before the throne of God. Like many moments in her History, Holy Mother Church now faces difficult challenges. However, the hard work of many Priests and Faithful alike have allowed our Parishes to weather these trying times with courage and zeal; and for this I am grateful. Be assured, I continue to listen to public health data and hear from Priests and Parishioners about the experiences of our Parishes. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been extended until November 27,2020, and depending on conditions, perhaps longer. At the same time, I wish to invite the Catholic Faithful who are able, to retum to their Parish for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. How good it would be to see more join their fellow Parishioners who have already returned to Sunday Mass. It is well known that there are immeasurable spiritual graces imparted when we participate in the Mass. Attending the Eucharist strengthens our Faith and Christian discipleship as the Holy Spirit empowers us to know, love, and serve God. The Blessed Sacrament is also a source of hope and unity for our Parishes, communities, country, and the world. Going forth from the Mass, be confident that you are true witnesses of Christ. Certainly, Catholics who are ill or because of age or underlying health conditions are vulnerable, and those who care for them, should prudently remain home. Parishes will continue to livestream Masses for those who cannot attend in person. However, as we have experienced during these days, hunger for the Eucharist is only genuinely satisfied when together as the Body of Christ, we draw close to the Real Presence of Our Lord and Savior. The invitation to return in person for Sunday Mass is accompanied by the promise that safety protocols will continue. That is, masks are still required, and respect for distancing is needed, as well as cleanliness of hands and surfaces remain important. Many have worked diligently to allow us to venture out to restaurants, stores, and other public events, so, too, we can safely return to our Parish and do what is most essential to Catholics, attend Sunday Mass. Jesus promised to be with us when we gather in His name. Therefore, let us cherish the Lord's Goodness and be fed with the Bread Come Down from Heaven. Please accept this "Pastoral Invitation" and prayerfully consider a retum to Sunday Mass if you have not already done so. Your Priests look forward to welcoming you once again at the Table of the Lord. Through St. Joseph's intercession, I pray that God lifting up each other's needs to the Heavenly Father. bless you and your family. Let us remain united in prayer, FJD/nml Sincerely yours imCtmst, + Frank i:Dewane Bishop ofp^iocese of Venictin Florida 1000 Pinebrook Road • Venice, FL 34285 • 941-484-9543 • vwvvv.dioceseofvenice.org • Fax 941-488-256

September 19, 2020 was the date of the VDCCW Convocation held at St. Catherine Church  Sebring, FL
8:30 am.-1:00 pm. 
 Two short talks (bilingual) were followed by Rosary, Mass and fellowship.  The theme was "Bound by Our Faith." as social distancing prevailed.     Fr Jose , our Spiritual Advisor and Fr Juan Lorenzo
inspired and motivated all. 

Norma Torres from Latina group and Rita Montanez from St Michael and from St Therese, the President. Tamara Opalek, St Michael Co-Pres. Is with me and MariaCervantes receiving door prize.


Love and Peace of Christ, Iris Gomez, Eastern Deanery Coordinator



Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW )

BOX OF JOY
                                           SERVICE PROJECT for 2020:  BOX OF JOY
                                            (For more information pull down MORE on top)


BISHOP FRANK DEWANE of our Venice Diocese, Florida; Our moderator, Father Joe Connolly, Ladies of the Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women including Junior CCW's from Wauchula are pictured above at the Cathedral in Venice, FL.  Ladies are from parishes from Naples to Sarasota, SW FL.  Come and join us anytime!

DOWNLOAD CONTACT ROSTER HERE


Members of www.FLACCW.org, www.NCCW.org

RELIGIOUS VOCATION FUND


Cornelia Zanetti hails in charge of the Seminarian Fund  (formerly Gladys Fox)  Memorial Cards for Spiritual Masses that now support Religious Education for men and women as well as Birthday and Anniversary celebrations. 


Her email contact information is corniez@aol.com.  Why not remember your favorite pastor or priest with one of our celebration cards?  Kudos to Cornelia who presented Bishop Dewane with a check for at least $10,000 a year just from from the Gladys Fox Memorial Fund cards .(2018)


VDCCW 2020 LENTEN RETREAT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP RETREAT GROUNDS IN VENICE, FL

Mary's Way of the Cross
VDCCW RETREAT 2020

Sister Carmela gives us the Lenten talk on the "Way of the Cross"

TICKETS ON SALE FOR FCCW BASKETS!


Please send ticket stubs & money to:

Laurie Ulseth
5417 Rose Marie Ave So.
Boynton Beach, Fl 33472


   

   Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00
CHECKS MADE OUT TO FCCW


To see all 7 baskets, click link:

FCCW BASKETS


Convention Cancelled for 2020


VDCCW BOARD MEETING AND CELEBRATION OF BISHOP DEWANE'S 33 YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD
JULY 25, 2020



  Brenda Dolan and Ellen Bachman, Co-Presidents of the Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW) present Bishop Frank Dewane with a check for ($9K) for the Seminarians from the VDCCW Vocations fund.  The women have supported this fund for over 20 years.   The check was presented at the VDCCW Board meeting where the women celebrated the 33rd Anniversary of Bishop Dewane’s Ordination to the Priesthood.

Brenda Dolan and Ellen Bachman,  Co-Presidents of the Venice Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (VDCCW), presented Bishop Frank Dewane with checks for Hugs ($7,517.82), Seminarian ($9,014.30), and the NCCW Vocation Fund ($1,772.50) was mailed to NCCW.

  Also seated at the Board table (pictured above) are Marianne Torgler and Josephin Weiss.   This money will be used for the homeless and marginalized that come to Catholic Charities for assistance.  The source of our money was derived from the Florida Council of Catholic Women’s project and Hugs for the Homeless.  Councils from around the state raise money for this project and it is divided equally between the seven Diocesan Councils in the State. VDCCW's theme for this year is “What Have  you Done for the Least of My People...”  This project was a response to that question. 

CAPITAL DAYS 2020

Bishop Frank Dewane and Senator Bill Galvano with Diocese of Venice CCW and DOV Respect Life Teams at the Capital Days in Tallahassee, FL


MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020
RESPECT LIFE


St. Charles Borromeo Parish and the Diocese of Venice Respect Life Office present Deacon Alfred J. Mauriello II, M.D., who will offer an overview of the Catholic Church's teachings and other information on end of life decisions to provide clarity and reassurance on these matters.

Monday, March 16, 2020

St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center

2500 Easy Street 

Port Charlotte

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Contact:  Berdeaux@dioceseofvenice.org

941-374-1068

OUR DEVOTED MODERATOR

REV. JOE CONNOLLY


Happy Birthday Father Joe from
       all of us at VDCCW!
 In 2019, VDCCW women (Ellen Bachman and Brenda Dolan Co-Chairs of VDCCW) participated in a celebration of the Mass which was celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Dewane. Several priests concelebrated the Mass including Father Joseph Connolly, TOR, who is the VDCCW Spiritual Advisor, as well as Fathers Blake Britton, Sebastian Szczawínski, Gordon Zanetti and Chuck Ruoff.

VDCCW LENTEN RETREAT 2020
WAS ALSO GIVEN IN SPANISH

Ladies of Wachula participated in Mary's Way of the Cross
Retreat in Spanish led by Rev. Juan Lorenzo, Vicar St Michael church
Iris Gomez and ladies from Wachula