Category: Palm Beach

Port St. Lucie doctor tends to sick in New York

Port St. Lucie | When Dr. Mark Pamer joined the Catholic Church in 2012, he took courage in his favorite Bible quote — Mt 25:40 — “And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’” During… Read more »

Top grad reflects on high school days in quarantine

A: The main ways we have been able to stay in touch with friends is through car meet-ups, Zoom calls, using FaceTime throughout the school day and meeting virtually through video games. Q.: Did you celebrate prom or graduation in any special way while practicing social distancing?A: We celebrated graduation by distributing front yard signs… Read more »

Top grad reflects on high school days in quarantine

In recent weeks, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram news feeds of John Carroll High School, Cardinal Newman High School and St. John Paul II Academy have been flooded with photos and videos showcasing graduating seniors in profile features, graduate parades, “honk for senior” signs, athlete highlights and video messages from teachers and lower classmen. These thoughtful… Read more »

Parish ministries partner to feed families

Port St. Lucie  |  The religious education department and the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Family Parish in Port St. Lucie came together during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve those suffering in the parish.  Mary Acevedo, the parish’s director of Religious Education, organized a food distribution drive May 14, 2020, to provide food… Read more »

Palm Beach’s bishop offers plan to reopen churches

Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Lord: For us, as men and women of faith in the Diocese of Palm Beach, these days of the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus have been very challenging and even painful in regard to our inability to have public access to our parishes and churches. As we slowly move… Read more »

Top grad reflects on high school days in quarantine

PALM BEACH GARDENS | In recent weeks, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram news feeds of John Carroll High School, Cardinal Newman High School and St. John Paul II Academy have been flooded with photos and videos showcasing graduating seniors in profile features, graduate parades, “honk for senior” signs, athlete highlights and video messages from teachers and… Read more »

Knights repurpose fish fry during COVID-19

Royal Palm Beach  |  What do you do with a freezer full of fish ready to feed 350 people but no event to host?  This was the question the Knights of Columbus Council 12376 at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Parish in Royal Palm Beach asked themselves as they assessed the parish kitchen in… Read more »

Family workout videos keep community moving

Stuart  |  If you watch the latest Team Fit quarantine workout on the St. Joseph School Facebook page, you will see high energy, enthusiasm and family teamwork packed into a 30-minute video.  On screen is Shaun Lawless and his daughter, Kira, a fourth grader at St. Joseph Catholic School in Stuart. “We’ve got to get… Read more »

St. Ann Place feeds homeless every day

WEST PALM BEACH  |  As the COVID-19 pandemic hits the country, prompting authorities to institute lockdown and social distancing, there is one sector of our society that has been especially hard hit by this entire condition: our homeless brothers and sisters. While many of us may be able to stay at or work from home… Read more »

Drive-up line feeds hundreds during pandemic

Riviera Beach  |  A line of vehicles traversed the parking lot of the St. Francis Center in Riviera Beach, April 22. Staff from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach stood outside of the center ready to distribute bags of food to program clients and local residents in need of food assistance during the… Read more »