Category: Palm Beach

St. Vincent de Paul expects hundreds at statewide retreat

Boynton Beach  |  The young men at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary are looking forward to hosting young adults from throughout Florida at this year’s Young Adult Retreat Feb. 1.  “This year’s retreat theme is ‘And the Word was Made Flesh,’” said Sean Crepin, a first theology seminarian. “This is also the seminary’s larger… Read more »

Young local artist paints image of Jesus and children

Palm Beach Gardens  |  The playground fence just north of the parish center of St. Patrick in Palm Beach Gardens now features a mural. It is the work of artist and parishioner, Priska Lambert, who is a senior at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, where she majors in visual art. The… Read more »

Seminary opens doors to DSA donors

Boynton Beach  |  Many might not know that enrollment at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach has doubled in recent years. Father Alfredo Hernandez, vice rector and academic dean at the seminary, said that enrollment increase is a good sign that the Catholic Church is thriving.  On Dec. 11, select donors to… Read more »

Local Christian groups unite for pro-life cause

Vero Beach  |  The Christian community in Vero Beach has many things in common, but perhaps none so compelling as it’s mutual voracity to defend the unborn. “We have personally invited other churches to join us in our fight against abortion,” said Marie Ferretti, Respect Life Ministry coordinator at St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach…. Read more »

Men’s rally fosters faith in young adults

Palm Beach Gardens  |  “The Catholic men’s rally is meant to bring people closer to Christ through prayer and fellowship,” said Jim Manhart, founder of Catholic Men for Jesus Christ Florida. “Sometimes you just need a spiritual shot in the arm and coming together for a day of inspiration will do just that.”   About… Read more »

Students honor ‘O Holy Night’ at annual tree trimming

Palm Beach Gardens  |  Students from St. Juliana Catholic School rushed into the Pastoral Center lobby, excitedly clutching sheet music of traditional Christmas carols. The group of select sixth, seventh and eighth graders gathered around the bare Christmas tree in the lobby, awaiting the annual tree trimming festivities Dec. 5.  “We have been waiting for… Read more »

Diocesan religious honored for years of service

Lake Worth  |  The Palm Beach Diocesan Council of Catholic Women held its annual “Take a Sister to Lunch” event Dec. 7, hosted by St. Matthew Parish in Lake Worth.  Councilwomen from all over the diocese attended the luncheon, which honored the religious sisters in the diocese for their many years of selfless dedication to… Read more »

Production tells story of Advent in Three Kings’ journey

Delray Beach  |  The set constructed for “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Delray Beach was a humble creation, depicting a poor widow’s shack in ancient Palestine.  However, the production of this one-hour opera Dec. 8 was rich in talent and overwhelming in spirituality.  “Although the story of ‘Amahl and… Read more »

Live audience welcomed for Christmas TV Mass taping

PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  Make this Christmas season special by joining the Diocese of Palm Beach on Friday, Dec. 20 for the taping of the televised Christmas Mass.  As a part of the Diocese of Palm Beach’s Televised Catholic Mass initiative, the Christmas Mass will be filmed with a live audience, and all are welcomes… Read more »

Young adults open hearts in adoration

Boynton Beach  |  To allow young adults to encounter the divine with other members of the faithful, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach welcomed all young adults of the diocese to its regular holy hour of Eucharistic Adoration with praise and worship Nov. 21.  This hour, followed by refreshments and fellowship, provided… Read more »