Category: Palm Beach

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 »

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 »

Father Gerald Grace: a ‘man of grace … priest forever’

HIGHLAND BEACH | The pews at St. Lucy Church were filled with priests, seminarians, deacons, religious and laypeople, and two bishops — Bishop Gerald Barbarito, and Bishop John Noonan of Orlando — who stood at the altar concelebrating the funeral Mass of Father Gerald Grace, a priest both bishops admired, loved and praised. “We all… Read more »

Small parish is a miracle of Mary

PAHOKEE | Catholics annually make religious journeys to various holy places where apparitions and other miracles have taken place or where a saint lived or died. But pilgrims are also visiting a special place here in the diocese to pray and go to Mass, with lovely, peaceful grounds where faithful say miracles continue to take… Read more »

Council kicks off new year in the light of Christ

WEST PALM BEACH | The Council of Catholic Women is kicking off a new year with an array of activities, programs and initiatives. At the top of the agenda is a two-day leadership symposium next month, and the organizers are excited. “We had a great turnout last year, and it is my hope and prayer… Read more »

Two men to be ordained permanent deacons

PALM BEACH GARDENS | The long journey of discernment, study, formation and sacrifice will reach a new milestone for two men here in the diocese when they are ordained deacons Sept. 8, 11 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola. During a Mass with ceremonies, Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito will call candidates David Zanotelli… Read more »

Patroness honored in very special way

WEST PALM BEACH | The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is marked throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach, but the feast is observed with special touches at Holy Name of Jesus, a Carmelite parish, and this year was no exception. There was a special Mass at the parish July 16, and Bishop Gerald… Read more »

Ministers bring word of God to the deaf

LANTANA | Sister Dorothy Mary Mangan has delivered the good news of the Lord to young and old alike and helped bring dozens of people closer to God over the decades. And she has done so without speaking a word. The 79-year-old religious sister is a volunteer minister to the deaf who is celebrating 18… Read more »