Category: Palm Beach

Young people give parish community hope

WEST PALM BEACH | Holy Name of Jesus is a model parish giving great hope for the future Church with its large number of young people engaged in parish activities and programs, which continue to expand and are aimed at providing strong, solid foundations. Carmelite Father Antony Pulikal, pastor, said the parish has a “strong”… Read more »

Ring in the New Year with a retreat

NORTH PALM BEACH | New Year’s Eve is celebrated around the world with fireworks and social gatherings with sparkly decorations and fancy food and drinks, but in one little corner of the Diocese of Palm Beach, people quietly ring in the New Year with Jesus Christ at the center of festivities. “We haven’t missed one,”… Read more »

Vets blanketed with praise

NORTH PALM BEACH | St. Paul of the Cross in North Palm Beach paid tribute to local heroes and veterans during a late morning Mass on Veterans Day Nov. 11, with main celebrant Father Thomas Lafreniere, pastor. Father Lafreniere greeted all attending the Mass that began with a procession to the altar. Two men in… Read more »

‘Blue nuns’ from Poland serve joyfully

JUPITER | One of the outstanding attributes of Mother Paula Sofia Tajber — born in Biala Podlaska, Poland, in 1890 — the foundress of the Sisters of the Most Holy Soul of Christ the Lord community was her positive upbeat spirituality. That same sunny personality and joy is also witnessed among the members of the… Read more »

Ascension Parish celebrates 50 years of faith

BOCA RATON | Faithful came together in celebration this month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ascension Parish in Boca Raton, a parish that started with humble beginning and continues to evolve, grow and, at this time, especially extend open arms. “We have been working hard over the past years,” said Deacon Lon Phillips, director… Read more »

Families join in prayer at cemetery

Royal Palm Beach | Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito celebrated Mass Nov. 2, All Souls Day, and delivered messages of hope and pieces of advice about walking the true path of life toward the open gates of heaven. Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach organized the 10 a.m. Mass at the… Read more »

Parish’s vision is to create family of God

DELRAY BEACH | Assigned to lead Emmanuel Parish and shepherd its flock, Father Gaudioso Zamora has a clear vision and mission as the parish celebrates 35 years of serving the community and continues to moves forward. “Our vision is to make our parish a family,” said Father Zamora, parochial administrator, who has been with the… Read more »

Local Franciscans celebrate beloved patron

BOYNTON BEACH | The Catholic Church is blessed with many saints, and this month one popular saint loved by all was celebrated all over the world and here in the Diocese of Palm Beach, especially by the Franciscan communities. The Florida Catholic visited St. Mark Parish Oct. 4 to celebrate the feast day of St…. Read more »

Relic comes to reside at St. Vincent Ferrer

DELRAY BEACH | St. Vincent Ferrer Parish welcomed a special guest visiting the parish this month on a very special occasion. Pauline Father Christopher Wieliczko, the executive director of the Vatican-based Foundation of St. John Paul II, visited the parish bringing with him a first-class relic. “The relic is the blood of St. John Paul… Read more »

Religious gather in prayer and reflection

Palm Beach | Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito gathered with religious men and women serving in the Diocese of Palm Beach Oct. 14 at St. Edward Church in Palm Beach. During his welcome, he expressed his joy for being there with the sisters and brothers, referring to them as “the heart and soul” of the local… Read more »