Category: Palm Beach

Teen honored for longtime, extraordinary service

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FORT PIERCE  |  Bryce Shevak, a junior at John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce, was honored during Catholic Schools Week in January for 10-plus years of service to his local community.  The teen received the 2019 Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award from the National Catholic Educational Association, which recognized his service, determination, innovation… Read more »

Parishes perform ‘The Passion of Christ’

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Fort Pierce  |  What started during a pilgrimage to Medjugorje has grown into a number of local parishes presenting “The Passion of Christ” at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce Monday, April 8.  Twelve years ago, parishioners of St. Anastasia Parish in Fort Pierce began performing “The Passion of Christ” in their parish center. The… Read more »

The legacy of Sister Maura Clarke may lead to sainthood

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West Palm Beach  |  It’s been 39 years since Sister Maura Clarke of the Maryknoll religious order was murdered in El Salvador.  Her relatives remember Maura with a clarity that has not diminished with the passing of time. James Clarke, a first cousin of Maura, recalls her bright smile, infectious laugh, and love for dancing…. Read more »

St. Lucie priest creates religious pens for charity

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PORT ST. LUCIE  |  Father Tri Pham, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Port St. Lucie, has a meaningful hobby he shares with the community. On his days off, Father Pham intricately shapes pens in his workshop and delicately polishes the image of St. Joseph on each one. He then donates these hand-crafted items to… Read more »

Seminary hosts annual young adult retreat

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BOYNTON BEACH  |  More than 200 Catholic youths ages 18-32 gathered for the annual young adult retreat at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach Feb. 2.  This year’s retreat focused on Matthew 16:15, “Who do you say that I am?” The day offered retreatants time to slow down from the urgency of… Read more »

Parishioners are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice

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PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  This year, Ash Wednesday falls on March 6, and Catholics everywhere will crowd into churches awaiting priests to draw ashes on their foreheads. From there, Catholics will ponder and debate which vice to give up for Lent. “I think a lot of people say they are giving something up just to… Read more »

Students go from schoolyard to seminary

Students go from schoolyard to seminary

BOYNTON BEACH  |  Sixth-graders visiting St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary were full of questions as they toured the local seminary. The kids listened to the stories from seminarians who would soon become priests but were also youngsters their age not so long ago and found God calling them to a pious vocation. “It is… Read more »

Pavilion dedicated in Belle Glade

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BELLE GLADE  |  St. Philip Benizi Parish recently celebrated the completion of a 1,100 square-foot pavilion that allows for gatherings of parishioners to take place under cover from Florida’s relentless summer sun and often-unexpected rainstorms. The new pavilion was financed by a combination of funds from Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito, Father Aiden Hines and the… Read more »

Vero Beach Women’s Care saves babies from abortion

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VERO BEACH  |  Since it opened in 2013, Women’s Care Center in Vero Beach has offered a loving and caring alternative to abortion. Gerri Rorick has served as the center’s director since it opened. She had a background in religious education, served at St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach, and described herself as “blessed to… Read more »

Four St. Patrick priests celebrate milestones

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PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  Parishioners gathered Jan. 25, at St. Patrick Parish in Palm Beach Gardens for Mass led by Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito to celebrate four priestly anniversaries. Aidan Lacy, pastor of St. Parish Parish for the past three years, celebrated 25 years in December 2018. Father Brian Flanagan, retired pastor of St. Paul… Read more »