Category: Palm Beach

Faith, courage and cancer

Vero Beach  |  Years after beating stage 4 lymphoma and enduring two years of chemotherapy as a med school student, both Dr. William McGarry’s family life and his medical practice thrived.  The young man’s sickness pushed him towards a recovery that left him stronger than ever before. His experience with cancer inspired him to go… Read more »

Pandemic cannot stop parish capital campaign

Fort Pierce  |  St. Anastasia Parish and School in Fort Pierce has an enduring history in St. Lucie County. For 110 years, the parish has been providing spiritual leadership, while the school has educated children for a century. However, the effects of aged construction from the 1960s warranted renovations, which are in the works on… Read more »

Box of Joy a continued success locally

The Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens collected 500 Boxes of Joy for Cross Catholic Outreach’s yearly ministry project of assisting the poor in struggling countries. Thanks to the leadership of the parish’s Women’s Guild and the collaboration of various parish ministries, the cathedral parish was able to order an additional 500… Read more »

White Mass honors healthcare workers for ‘heroic service amidst pandemic’

WEST PALM BEACH  |  Adhering to COVID-19 safety precautions, Catholic healthcare professionals within the Diocese of Palm Beach gathered to worship and to renew their professional healthcare promises at the fourth annual White Mass held at St. Ann Church in West Palm Beach, Nov. 14. The annual Mass was celebrated to honor the service of… Read more »

Catholic Schools honor veterans

Many schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach organized activities to celebrate and learn about Veterans Day, Nov. 11.  Students at Sacred Heart School in Lake Worth celebrated Veterans Day by gathering on the school field to sing patriotic songs such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Proud to Be an American,” “You’re a Grand Old… Read more »

Faithful plant flags in honor of those who served

Jupiter  |  More than 200 local faithful arrived at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Jupiter, Nov. 15, 2020, to plant American flags at the gravesites of veterans buried in the Garden of Valor and Garden of Honor cemetery plots.  Organized by the Florida State Council Knights of Columbus regional administrator, Bill Sodan, the event was… Read more »

Compassion service blesses, buries 171 cremains

Royal Palm Beach  |  “I love you, I love you,” said Father Gabriel Ghanoum, after reciting the names of 171 deceased individuals for the No One Buried Alone Memorial Service, Oct. 29, 2020.  Father Ghanoum, the director of spiritual care and palliative care at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, stood over row after row of… Read more »

Program has more meaning in pandemic

BOCA RATON  |  U.S. Catholic parishes, schools and groups have been collecting items since the fall to share Christmas joy in small packages for children in poverty-stricken nations and will deliver the gift boxes to local drop-off centers during Box of Joy Week, Nov. 7-15. Cross Catholic Outreach, a global relief and development nonprofit based… Read more »

Catholic schools join ‘One Million Children Praying the Rosary’

PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  Students from St. Joseph School in Stuart and St. Anastasia School in Fort Pierce, along with other schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach, joined in praying the rosary school-wide in support of the One Million Children Praying the Rosary sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need.  Aid to the… Read more »

Commission speaks out on behalf of National Vocations Awareness Week

Palm Beach Gardens  |  In celebration of National Vocations Awareness Week, Nov. 1-7, Religious of Mary Immaculate Sister Vivian Gonzalez, newly appointed episcopal delegate for religious men and women of the Diocese of Palm Beach, created a video with Father Daniel Daza-Jaller, director of vocations and seminarians, showcasing the variety of religious men and women… Read more »