Category: Palm Beach

Local youth discover Christ at summer camp

PALM BEACH GARDENS |  Tiger, Georgia draws Catholic teens for more than its intriguing name. It’s the site for Covecrest Life Teen Camp, which hosted 46 teens and 15 chaperones from the Diocese of Palm Beach from July 15-20.  Teens from Ascension Parish in Boca Raton, St. Rita Parish in Wellington and the Cathedral of… Read more »

Two Little Servant sisters leave St. Vincent Ferrer Parish

DELRAY BEACH  |  Sister Maria Liber walked slowly around St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church before morning Mass June 19, taking time to speak with beloved students and parishioners one last time.  “I leave on Saturday,” she said about her permanent departure June 22 from the diocese. “I have been blessed. God is good.” As she… Read more »

New security role tightens parish, school safety

PALM CITY |  Automated external defibrillators, known as AEDs, are shelved from the floor to the ceiling in the office of Life Safety Solutions in Palm City. “This is our museum of sorts of AED equipment that we’ve used over the years,” Troy Church, site safety and security advisor at Life Safety Solutions, jokingly remarked…. Read more »

Parishes build a brighter future

PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  During the summer, many parishes and schools work on building improvements and maintenance projects.  St. Anastasia Catholic School and Parish in Fort Pierce, St. Jude Catholic School and Parish in Boca Raton and St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School and Parish in Delray Beach are just some of the parishes in the… Read more »

Works of art, work of faith

Lake Worth  |  In Magdalena Chibas’ home, there is an intricately painted statue of the Blessed Mother situated in a place of honor in the front room. “This statue is my favorite — Our Lady of Grace,” said the Lake Worth resident and parishioner of Holy Spirit in Lantana. “It was pretty banged up and… Read more »

Sister Popara retires from spiritual center

NORTH PALM BEACH  |  Dominican Sister Roberta Popara’s office is covered in images of saints, orchids and religious memorabilia. It is the place where people have come for nearly two decades seeking spiritual guidance.  “That chair is where people sit when they come for spiritual direction,” said Sister Popara about the big easy chair in… Read more »

Hispanic Ministry evaluates six-year growth plan

Palm Beach Gardens  |  In September of 2013, Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito inaugurated the Diocese of Palm Beach Hispanic Ministry’s Plan Pastoral Hispano, which outlined a six-year strategy to structure, strengthen and maintain the presence of the Catholic Hispanic community through formation and fellowship. In his letter to the Hispanic community commencing the new plan,… Read more »

Legatus members are ambassadors of Christ

Palm Beach Gardens  |  When Jesus cast out “those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves—as well as the money-changers seated there (in the temple),” he commanded that the merchants stop making “his Father’s house a marketplace” (Jn 2:13-16).  This directive of the Lord’s desire led one man to ask the question, “What if the marketplace… Read more »

Local diocese concludes inquiry of Navy chaplain’s alleged miracle

Palm Beach Gardens  |  After a yearlong investigation of the alleged miracle attributed to Maryknoll Father Vincent Capodanno, the Diocese of Palm Beach was honored to preside over the case’s closing session July 1 at the Pastoral Center in Palm Beach Gardens.  Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito was present, along with Father Glen J. Pothier, the… Read more »

Crisis team assists schools with bereavement

Boca Raton  | In light of various school tragedies around the United States, many schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach are examining their response plans to crisis situations and counseling services.  Nicole Looney, director of counseling services for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Palm Beach, recognized the challenges school administrators and educators face… Read more »