Mission Statement

Paradise is a one-of-a-kind video series designed to evangelize and catechize parents and encourage them to be the primary educators of the Catholic Faith to their children.

The Purpose of Paradise

The technological advances and social reforms of the 21st Century have made outsourcing an affordable and popular system for nearly every aspect of one’s personal and professional life. Many parents prefer to outsource learning of the Faith to religious education programs and Catholic schools. Although this practice seemingly offers a logical and simplified solution, statistics show that children whose parents are not teaching or living the Faith often fail to become practicing Catholics


Now’s the time to turn the tide. 


Paradise: A Video Series For Parents offers practical and educational advice for mothers, fathers, grandparents and guardians on why practicing and teaching the Faith is paramount in today’s hyper-connected and sometimes hypersensitive society. Paradise pulls no punches. It acknowledges the power of a popular culture that champions individual opinions over universal truths, but it also offers practical advice on integrating the Faith into a family’s life without changing everything about it. 


Paradise explains the role of parents as primary catechists. Each video ties the challenges and opportunities of every modern family with the wisdom of the Catholic Church. The series incorporates learning methodologies from the finest educational organizations in the for-profit sector with the ecclesial method of St. John Bosco. Paradise also indulges viewers with visually stunning tapestry of classical art, modern marvels, and breathtaking landscapes. 


Paradise extends a helping hand to those who have fallen away from the Faith. The series supports the evangelical efforts of parish directors as well as coordinators of religious education, youth ministry, adult faith formation and the rite of Christian initiation of adults. 


Paradise encourages parents to embark on an incredible journey to become the primary catechists to their children as they proudly practice their Catholic faith and open their hearts, minds, bodies and souls to Christ. 

About The Diocese of Venice in Florida

The Diocese of Venice was established by St. John Paul II in 1984 from parts of the Archdiocese of Miami, Diocese of Orlando and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Bishop John J. Nevins was the founding Bishop and served until his retirement in January 2007. Bishop Frank J. Dewane took over all duties as the second Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida in January 2007.


Learn more about the Diocese of Venice at https://dioceseofvenice.org/

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About the Institute of Catholic Studies

The Institute is committed to equipping the next generation of teachers and evangelists to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and supporting those already in the trenches. We serve the parishes by providing competent, spirit-filled leaders grounded in the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith.


Learn more about the Institute of Catholic Studies at https://institute-dov.org