Category: Palm Beach

Ascension Parish celebrates 50 years of faith

BOCA RATON | Faithful came together in celebration this month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ascension Parish in Boca Raton, a parish that started with humble beginning and continues to evolve, grow and, at this time, especially extend open arms. “We have been working hard over the past years,” said Deacon Lon Phillips, director… Read more »

‘Blue nuns’ from Poland serve joyfully

JUPITER | One of the outstanding attributes of Mother Paula Sofia Tajber — born in Biala Podlaska, Poland, in 1890 — the foundress of the Sisters of the Most Holy Soul of Christ the Lord community was her positive upbeat spirituality. That same sunny personality and joy is also witnessed among the members of the… Read more »

Families join in prayer at cemetery

Royal Palm Beach | Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito celebrated Mass Nov. 2, All Souls Day, and delivered messages of hope and pieces of advice about walking the true path of life toward the open gates of heaven. Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach organized the 10 a.m. Mass at the… Read more »

Parish’s vision is to create family of God

DELRAY BEACH | Assigned to lead Emmanuel Parish and shepherd its flock, Father Gaudioso Zamora has a clear vision and mission as the parish celebrates 35 years of serving the community and continues to moves forward. “Our vision is to make our parish a family,” said Father Zamora, parochial administrator, who has been with the… Read more »

Local Franciscans celebrate beloved patron

BOYNTON BEACH | The Catholic Church is blessed with many saints, and this month one popular saint loved by all was celebrated all over the world and here in the Diocese of Palm Beach, especially by the Franciscan communities. The Florida Catholic visited St. Mark Parish Oct. 4 to celebrate the feast day of St…. Read more »

Relic comes to reside at St. Vincent Ferrer

DELRAY BEACH | St. Vincent Ferrer Parish welcomed a special guest visiting the parish this month on a very special occasion. Pauline Father Christopher Wieliczko, the executive director of the Vatican-based Foundation of St. John Paul II, visited the parish bringing with him a first-class relic. “The relic is the blood of St. John Paul… Read more »

Religious gather in prayer and reflection

Palm Beach | Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito gathered with religious men and women serving in the Diocese of Palm Beach Oct. 14 at St. Edward Church in Palm Beach. During his welcome, he expressed his joy for being there with the sisters and brothers, referring to them as “the heart and soul” of the local… Read more »

Vero Beach Parish unearths 25-year-old time capsule

VERO BEACH | A letter from the late Msgr. Irvine Nugent, pastor of St. Helen from 1976 to 1999, was just one treasure among an array of memorabilia pulled from a time capsule unearthed by St. Helen Parish and showcased Sept. 16 after the 12:15 p.m. Mass. Although he passed away in 2014, Msgr. Nugent’s… Read more »

Special thanks for special ‘fathers’

BOYNTON BEACH | When the Florida Catholic made a visit to St. Thomas More Academy this month, the 75 students there from ages 2 ½ to 5 were busy preparing for a special day coming up to honor fathers. “St. Thomas More celebrates Priesthood Sunday big time,” said Anne Marie Fischer, academy director. “The academy… Read more »

Parish brings faithful messages of hope

Royal Palm Beach | Catholics here spent the weekend at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles in Royal Palm Beach listening to dynamic speakers, participating in prayer and reflection, and worshipping the Lord during Masses. Many were recharged in their faith and filled with hope. Our Lady Queen of the Apostles held its annual Divine… Read more »