Category: Palm Beach

Community comes together in the spirit of serving

VERO BEACH | In November, the people of one county here in the Diocese of Palm Beach are coming together to change lives and to strengthen families, and they need some support. “This is a very special event that involves so many businesses, organizations and churches in our town and county,” said Maxine Gallagher, a… Read more »

Lake Worth School prepares for 75th birthday

LAKE WORTH | Sacred Heart School students stood side by side on the sports field 10 years ago, when America was experiencing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and the school was struggling and support was down. Last month, the children took to the field again, but this time the visual created was… Read more »

Homeless children need clean water to drink

NORTH PALM BEACH | Readers may remember stories in the past which have appeared in the Florida Catholic about the orphans of Malowa, Tanzania, who were taken off the streets by a priest here and put under the care of the Adorer Missionary Sisters of the Poor. These children need some help. “We are struggling… Read more »

Prayer warriors pray for life

DELRAY BEACH | Catholics joined in praise and worship in public locations to kick off Respect Life Month. Annually observed each October by the U.S. Catholic Church, gatherings in the Diocese of Palm Beach included rosary prayers and peaceful processions. Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito celebrated Mass at Emmanuel Parish in Delray Beach to officially kick… Read more »

Respect Life Month begins

WALKATHON Birthline/Lifeline walkathon: Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m., Emmanuel Parish, 15700 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach. Vigil Mass with main celebrant Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito followed by walk. Proceeds raised benefit the pro-life ministry of Birthline/Lifeline dedicated to helping women in pregnancy crisis, families and babies. 561-732-0570 or kbowers@ccdpb.org. PALM BEACH GARDENS | Respect Life Sunday… Read more »

Parish to host Divine Mercy Conference

Divine Mercy Conference: Sept. 28, 7-9:30 p.m..; Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sept. 30, 1:30-6 p.m., Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, 100 Crestwood Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. All are invited. No charge. Lunch: $5. 561-856-3458. ROYAL PALM BEACH | Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Parish is pulling out all the stops for… Read more »

Meet the newest seminarians

BOYNTON BEACH | The three men come from diverse backgrounds of education and have different life experiences, but they all heard God calling first in a gentle whisper and then, a little louder. Joseph Zarcone, Louis Padavano and Daniel Donohue are now in formation and studies, and continuing to discern God’s call more clearly. Zarcone… Read more »

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton celebrates 25 years

PORT ST. LUCIE | When Ben Inserra, a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton thinks about why he loves his community, he quickly points to the caring, warm and friendly spirit of the parish. “You can’t come in here without someone putting their arm around you and lifting you up,” said Inserra, who is… 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 »

Women’s leadership event brings inspiration to all

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Leaders of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women joined forces this month to host the annual leadership symposium at the Double Tree by Hilton in Palm Beach Gardens, and from the very beginning the dedicated team of women heading up the event were excited and highly charged to motivate and inspire… Read more »