Category: Palm Beach

‘Protest Priest’: Launches pro-life project in Florida

West Palm Beach  |  Despite the soaked ground from the afternoon’s rainstorm, local pro-life activists kneeled in prayer on the muddy earth outside of Presidential Women’s Center in West Palm Beach on Aug. 22. Many of the protesters held signs expressing anti-abortion sentiments as they prayed the rosary, led by Father Stephen Imbarrato.  Father Imbarrato,… Read more »

AIM Retreat ministry marks 40 years

Delray Beach  |  Polly Chaisson remembers the activities, music and talks of the first Achieve, Inspire, Motivate (AIM) retreat she attended decades ago. Most of all, she recalls how her faith was boosted and how she was inspired to grow in holiness.   “I was blown away,” said Chaisson, a parishioner of St. Sebastian Parish… Read more »

For 30 years, Miami Catholic has watched over image of Cuba’s patroness

MIAMI | On Sept. 8, hundreds of Catholics from Cuba and other Latin American countries are expected to gather at the University of Miami to mark the annual feast of Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Cuba. But probably no one knows more about Our Lady of Charity than Rogelio Zelada. He has composed hymns… Read more »

Catholic Charities shines a light on mental health

Palm Beach Gardens   |  For many individuals struggling with mental health issues in the community, the Counseling Services Program of Catholic Charities Palm Beach is a light in the darkness—literally.  For the past three years, the Counseling Services Program has hosted a 5k Glow Run at Mirasol Park in Palm Beach Gardens, where experienced… Read more »

Students gain a respect for unborn, elderly

PORT St. LUCIE  |  When asked what Respect Life meant to her, director of religious education at Holy Family Parish in Port St. Lucie Mary Acevedo answered, “Life begins at the moment of conception and ends with natural death. Each person is created by God, created in the image and likeness of God and is… Read more »


Fort Pierce  |  St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Fort Pierce was honored to welcome a replica of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe July 27 and 28. Many faithful of the parish venerated the image following Mass celebrated by Father Richard E. George II, pastor of St. Anastasia Parish.  Father George encouraged parishioners… Read more »

Camp staff inspire hope, faith of youths

Fort Pierce  |  The words faith, love, peace, joy and forgiveness were at the center of this year’s camp theme at Notre Dame Mission and Catholic Church in Fort Pierce. The camp, which serves a predominantly Haitian Catholic community in Fort Pierce, welcomed more than 70 students from June 17 to Aug. 4. “We started… Read more »

Permanent deacons celebrate feast of St. Lawrence

PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  In celebration of the feast day of St. Lawrence, the patron saint of permanent deacons, the Diocese of Palm Beach held a special Mass Aug. 10 in appreciation for the permanent deacons throughout the diocese.  Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach… Read more »

Catholic school educators learn about leadership

West Palm Beach  |  While many Catholic school students enjoyed their well-deserved summer vacation, school administrators continued to work towards something greater by furthering their professional development through higher learning.  Scott Powell, IB assistant coordinator and history teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School in West Palm Beach, and Mindy Miller, assistant principal at John… Read more »

Portland, Oregon, permanent deacon protected his abbey

PORTLAND, Ore. | Deacon Jose Montoya stares in horror. What if the vicious surprise punch had hit an elderly monk instead of on his own face? Such a blow might have killed a frailer man. And what if the attacker had wielded a knife or a gun? Deacon Montoya, a permanent deacon assigned to St…. Read more »