Category: Palm Beach

Red Mass attended by local public servants

Palm Beach Gardens  |   The Diocese of Palm Beach welcomed the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of the Diocese of Palm Beach to the annual Red Mass Oct. 6. Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito celebrated the Mass at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens. The Red Mass invokes the Holy Spirit’s wisdom, understanding, blessing and guidance in… Read more »

Altar servers called to celebrate National Vocations Week

Palm Beach Gardens  |  Youth and young adults from throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach filled the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola Oct. 26, for the Altar Server Mass organized by the diocese’s Office of Vocations.  Any youth or young adult trained as an altar server was invited to the Mass in celebration of National… Read more »

Rosary rallies held on anniversary of the ‘Miracle of the Sun’

Port St. Lucie  |  On the feast day of the Miracle of the Sun (Oct. 13), three parishes publicly prayed the prayers of the rosary on Port St. Lucie Boulevard.  The Miracle of the Sun, which occurred on Oct. 13, 1917 in Fatima, Portugal, was a phenomenon witnessed by more than 70,000 people, who reported… Read more »

Anniversary marks 35 years as ‘Eucharistic people’

Palm Beach Gardens  |  “For the past 35 years, the center of our parish and diocesan life has been the Eucharist,” said Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito at the Diocese of Palm Beach’s 35th anniversary celebration Mass. “This brings us together as a family — as a Eucharistic people — transcending time to connect us with… Read more »

Local faithful walk to support ‘Steps for Life’

West Palm Beach  |  October is “Respect Life Month,” as designated by the Catholic Church. The first Sunday in October was “Respect Life Sunday,” a time for the faithful to make a renewal or commitment through prayer and action to respect life from the moment of conception until natural death.   On Oct. 5, Bishop… Read more »

Local Catholic organizes ‘Line to see Jesus’

Fort Pierce  |  In December of 2014, Kevin Austin noticed quite a few billboards pop up in Fort Pierce with the message “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairytales.”  The billboards were paid for by a group called American Atheists, who made it a goal to… Read more »

Diocese participates in making of ‘The Chair’

Palm Beach Gardens  |  “At the heart of every cathedral sits the bishop’s chair, a symbol of his authority and his link to the apostles.”  This is the central theme of “The Chair,” a television series in-the-making that highlights America’s cathedrals as it explores the rich fabric and diversity of the Catholic Church through the… Read more »

Public safety officers honored at Blue Mass

Palm Beach Gardens  |  “All of you here today watch over the sanctity of life. You protect humanity through the wonderful work that you do,” said Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito, as he addressed more than 50 members of public safety officers present at the Blue Mass on Oct. 2 at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius… Read more »

Diocese celebrates 10 years of wellness

Palm Beach Gardens  |  This year, the Diocese of Palm Beach celebrates 10 years of employee wellness through its efforts to provide diocesan employees with opportunities to achieve and maintain better health and well-being. For last three years, the diocese’s Step Into Wellness program has been honored at the Annual Healthiest Employer Awards Luncheon by… Read more »

Legion of Mary faithful strengthen in Palm Beach diocese, world-wide

STUART  |  St. Andrew Parish in Stuart recently created a Legion of Mary praesidium, making it the 24th parish in the Diocese of Palm Beach to join the growing numbers of the organization.  Many parishes in the diocese are excited for St. Andrew Catholic Church to join the ranks, especially as the legion approaches its… Read more »