Category: Palm Beach

Teacher helps children with learning disabilities find success

FORT PIERCE | Merry Pat Dillman believes God had something to do with linking her to St. Anastasia School in Fort Pierce, her school family for nearly three decades now. The fourth-grade teacher vividly recalled that day 28 years ago when she talked to Vickie Guettler, then principal of the school, and posed the question,… Read more »

Program gives hand up to farmworker youths

BOYNTON BEACH | Miguelina Aguirre never went higher than middle school in her native Mexico. “My dad didn’t let me go to high school. He said, ‘Boys can go to school, but girls stay home,’” she said. Since coming to South Florida, however, Aguirre has earned a graduate equivalency degree and attended college, as has… Read more »

Youths kept spiritually nourished

FORT PIERCE | Nahum Registre, un-baptized and without a church affiliation, was welcomed with open arms over the years when he was interested in joining Catholic youngsters participating in the Notre Dame summer camp program. But this year, he is taking part in the program with a greater tie to the Catholic camp kids and… Read more »

Week highlights natural family planning, 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Cindy Fulmer is celebrating 15 years of marriage and reflecting back on the journey with good times, challenges and surprises. And she credits the planning of her big family “the natural way” as one of the best things that happened to her as she continues to walk the path of life… Read more »

Terror of volcano felt locally

LAKE WORTH | Everyone had a story, a sad story, about a loved one in Guatemala suffering in the aftermath of the volcano that violently erupted in the south-central part of the country in June. “My father is there,” said Gloria Cruz, a parishioner of St. Juliana in West Palm Beach. Her father, Daniel Cruz,… Read more »

Week highlights natural family planning

Cindy Fulmer is celebrating 15 years of marriage and reflecting back on the journey with good times, challenges and surprises. And she credits the planning of her big family “the natural way” as one of the best things that happened to her as she continues to walk the path of life with husband Chris at… Read more »

The doctor was in

Local physician ministers at U.S. bishops’ meeting FORT LAUDERDALE | Dr. Anthony Dardano stood among the more than 300 bishops and others attending the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops spring assembly in Fort Lauderdale last month, but he didn’t sit in on the discussions in the main conference room. Instead, he had his own private… Read more »

Spanish-speakers celebrate 15 years in community

JUPITER | Two months after he was appointed pastor of St. Peter Parish, Father Donald Finney responded to the needs of a segment of the community, welcoming them and providing for their spiritual needs, a hospitable and loving outreach that has led to the diverse flock and community of disciples that St. Peter is today…. Read more »

Choirs sing most beautiful music possible for God

PALM SPRINGS | Music can stir hearts, bring joy and create tears, but sacred music can be a powerful form of worship, according to one minister here attempting to teach people about the traditional music of the old Church. “I want to promote the fact that we are doing sacred music, not just liturgical music,… Read more »

Ministry offers dignified burials for infants

ROYAL PALM BEACH | The loss of her preterm baby who died 12 days after birth was a nightmare, but not a completely new feeling for Angie Di Leonardo, who lost her first child during stillbirth. “It was bad,” said a teary-eyed DiLeonardo, a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of the Apostles in Royal Palm… Read more »