Category: Palm Beach

Diocese’s oldest school opens with goals, plans

FORT PIERCE | The oldest diocesan educational institute and the sole Catholic elementary school in St. Lucie County is getting off to a good start and announcing an exciting initiative that will begin next month. Dr. Kevin Hoeffner, principal of St. Anastasia, said the school will launch a joint capital campaign in October to make… Read more »

Faith-filled couple help bring Mass to homebound

WEST PALM BEACH | How many people can say that their name appears on the bottom of a paten used during Masses to hold the element of bread offered to God at the offertory, and then again, to hold the holy Eucharist after the consecration? “It is a blessing to know that when we are… Read more »

Deacon dedicated to marriage, family life ministry

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Deacon Louie Romero, an expert in the field of marriage and family life, has joined the team of ministers in the Office of Marriage and Family Life here in the Diocese of Palm Beach. “We are delighted to have him join our staff,” said Cathy Loh, office director, in an announcement… Read more »

Missionaries help students FOCUS on spiritual journey

BOCA RATON | Meet Sarah Freddino, Allison Naftanel, David Hamilton and Max Zamzow: four 23-year-olds inspired to personally grow in faith while serving the Lord and passing the faith to others. The young adults, who come from across the United States, are missionaries who arrived in Boca Raton Aug. 13 just before Florida Atlantic University… Read more »

San Juan Diego ‘bursting at the seams’

FORT PIERCE | Moving forward and carrying out the mission of the clergy who came before him, Father Jaime Dorado is accomplishing amazing things in his ministry in the northern end of the Diocese of Palm Beach, where the Catholic population is made up of a large number of young Hispanics. “We serve about 500… Read more »

Diocese ordains two new deacons

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Following the ancient church tradition, Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito laid hands upon the heads of two candidates for the permanent diaconate as they knelt before him. In doing so, the bishop silently summoned the Spirit of God, and after he completed the holy gesture found in Scripture, a subtle whisper came… Read more »

Annual Mass honors public servants

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Often you hear stories of selfless courage and heroism demonstrated by law enforcement heroes, firefighters and other first responders taking action without hesitating, risking their lives to save a life. During the annual diocesan Blue Mass Sept. 29, those who wear various uniforms and badges representing different agencies are honored, thanked… Read more »

Catholic schools integrate academic quality, faith development

PALM SPRINGS | Catholic schools are in full swing for the new school year that began Aug. 13. But before the books were opened and the computers powered up, schools set the tone of the upcoming semesters by arranging prayer sessions and Masses, two major priorities school leaders believe are keys to success and make… Read more »

Sessions, public Masses are open at the seminary

BOYNTON BEACH | Father Remek Blaskowski, vice rector and dean of human formation at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, greeted all joining the midday Mass Aug. 29 at the seminary. “Welcome back to our seminary’s Wednesday Mass,” he said as he looked around at the filled pews. “We all face a… Read more »

Religious formation classes are beginning

PALM BEACH GARDENS | The School of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Palm Beach is kicking off its new year of classes for Catholics interested in growing in faith, and developing a greater understanding and love for the Church. “Knowing our scriptural, historical and theological foundations is fundamental for all Catholics,” said Bishop Gerald… Read more »