Category: Palm Beach

Catholic speaker, musician sheds light on Theology of the Body

Palm Beach Gardens | What if someone told you that you are made for more than what this world is holding out to you? That you deserve to be seen and not just looked at? That the human body and soul deserve more than what today’s attitude towards sex offers? These themes are at the… Read more »

Rally hosts speakers Stefanick, Wahlberg

Palm Beach Gardens | More than 1,000 men eagerly filled the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens Jan. 18, for the Catholic Men’s Rally hosted by Catholic Men for Jesus Florida. Bob Heinlein, a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton, said, “Men are called to be the… Read more »

Local educators feed the hungry abroad through service at home

PALM BEACH GARDENS | As 120 educators and administrators entered the gymnasium of Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, they hurriedly grabbed aprons, hairnets, and gloves, wasting no time getting to their food packing stations. “Cardinal Newman is thrilled to be the Central Deanery station for the ‘Something Greater Food Packing Event,’” said… Read more »

Baby Jesus returned home to local parish

Highland Beach  |  Shortly after the installation and blessing of the new life-sized crèche at St. Lucy Parish in Highland Beach, reports were made that the statue of baby Jesus went missing New Year’s Day.  Thankfully, the statue has been returned to its home parish without damage.  St. Lucy Parish received a call from Mary… Read more »

‘We try to engage the couple in conversation about topics they might not have thought to discuss.’

Vero Beach  |  Despite their seasoned history in marriage ministry, Patti and Paul Burgener still manage to learn something new from the couples enrolled in the marriage preparation classes and the Fully Engaged program at St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach.  “As couples grow in their relationship, so much can happen in the short span… Read more »

Televised Christmas Mass reaches thousands

According to the Diocese of Palm Beach, the Televised Christmas Mass, which aired on WPEC, WPTV and CW34, reached a combined 111,040 viewers on Christmas morning. Through the promotion of the Televised Christmas Mass on Facebook, an additional 3,976 people were reached through the main Diocese of Palm Beach Facebook page.  These numbers, although specific… Read more »

Keys housing crunch: ‘Catering to a moving target’

MIAMI  |  A telling detail of how scarce affordable housing has become throughout the Florida Keys can be found in Florida City, where hourly wage earners catch a daily bus ride to and from jobs several hours away in the Middle and Lower Keys.  With local homes sometimes fetching up to $5,000 a month on… Read more »

St. Vincent de Paul expects hundreds at statewide retreat

Boynton Beach  |  The young men at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary are looking forward to hosting young adults from throughout Florida at this year’s Young Adult Retreat Feb. 1.  “This year’s retreat theme is ‘And the Word was Made Flesh,’” said Sean Crepin, a first theology seminarian. “This is also the seminary’s larger… Read more »

Young local artist paints image of Jesus and children

Palm Beach Gardens  |  The playground fence just north of the parish center of St. Patrick in Palm Beach Gardens now features a mural. It is the work of artist and parishioner, Priska Lambert, who is a senior at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, where she majors in visual art. The… Read more »

Seminary opens doors to DSA donors

Boynton Beach  |  Many might not know that enrollment at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach has doubled in recent years. Father Alfredo Hernandez, vice rector and academic dean at the seminary, said that enrollment increase is a good sign that the Catholic Church is thriving.  On Dec. 11, select donors to… Read more »