Category: Palm Beach

Marian icon honored by Pahokee parishioners

Pahokee  |  Many people travel to shrines around the world to pray and find peace, but there is a beautiful place of pilgrimage right here in the Diocese of Palm Beach.  St. Mary Church in Pahokee is often called the “Bethlehem of the Diocese of Palm Beach” because of its location amidst the southern edge… Read more »

Human trafficking victims afforded dignity through grant

Riviera Beach  |  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many assistance programs are struggling to meet the needs of the community, especially as they face unprecedented long-term effects due to a shortage in monetary giving and volunteer limitations.  However, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach celebrated a grant awarded to the Anti-Human… Read more »

Local parish continues Bahamian relief efforts

Vero Beach  |  St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach continues to assist the victims of Hurricane Dorian through its Youth on a Mission ministry program, which consists of high school and college students, as well as young adults from throughout the Vero Beach area.  Recently, Youth on a Mission received a donation of 150 pieces… Read more »

Catechists renew identity as evangelists

Palm Beach Gardens  |  Father Duvan Bermudez, director of Hispanic Ministry, never imagined that the School of Christian Formation would be navigating the current challenges of a pandemic and adjusting to virtual courses.  Regardless, he enthusiastically welcomed catechists from the School of Christian Formation to a Zoom virtual conference, Aug. 13, 2020, for a day… Read more »

Childcare center opens at parish

Port St. Lucie  |  Holy Family Parish in Port St. Lucie opened enrollment for the new Ryan Center for Young Children, an early childhood development center offering affordable, high-quality care and instruction of a preschool curriculum for ages 2 to 5.   The Ryan Center for Young Children is under the umbrella of the parish’s… Read more »

Faith formation continues on parish level during COVID

ORLANDO  |  When Florida shut down in March due to COVID-19, many residents of the Sunshine State hoped the pandemic would run its course by now. But it hasn’t.  A heavy topic on the minds of much of the population centers around education. Remote learning or brick and mortar learning are the two choices faced… Read more »

Capital campaign ‘illuminates’ St. Jude

Boca Raton  |  The motto “let your light shine” is fundamental to proclaiming the Gospel at St. Jude Parish and School in Boca Raton.  Built on faith and dedicated to growing in charity and love, the parish and school are thriving despite the current challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Frank and Vera… Read more »

St. Helen buries time capsule for centennial

Vero Beach  |  After delays due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach buried a time capsule on parish grounds, Aug. 18, 2020, ending a prolonged celebration of its centennial anniversary.  Father Nick Zrallack, parochial vicar, blessed the time capsule before it was buried near the newly constructed pavilion… Read more »

Catholic Charities organize for elderly support during pandemic

ORLANDO  |  With mortality rates highest for the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida’s Catholic Charities are eager to ensure proper care for the seniors in their dioceses. Through various projects and programs, the Dioceses of Palm Beach and Orlando continue to express their faith in Christ by helping the elderly in need. From food… Read more »

The Sound of Music: Power of music ministry undiminished by virtual worship

Palm City  |  Despite the challenges of COVID-19, music ministers throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach are finding creative ways to minister to God’s people. Mickey Maniscalco, the music director at Holy Redeemer Parish in Palm City, has received a particularly positive response to an alternative music ministry.  Maniscalco came up with the idea of… Read more »