Category: Palm Beach

Parish nursing proves to be vital, caring ministry


Florida Catholic correspondent Royal Palm Beach  |  Several professionals joined a gathering of ministers here dedicated to taking good care of parishioners in the diocese with a wonderful ministry. One of these caretakers showcased her new ministry Jan. 13 at an event, and people were at the doors of the parish hall, where the event… Read more »

High honors for two diocesan schools

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Within the last few months, two schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach have attained accolades for excellence. St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Boca Raton became the first school in the Diocese — and one of six in Florida — to receive prestigious STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts… Read more »

Rally challenges me to be an example of God’s love


VERO BEACH | Organizers are not certain of the full depth and impact of the annual men’s retreat at St. Helen, but the event included some wonderful talks and activities with the idea of giving them a spiritual edge to leave and make a difference through action. Hugo Gonzales of Fort Pierce attended the event… Read more »

School provides hope to immigrant, migrant families

INDIANTOWN | Miracles happen every day at one Catholic school dedicated to educating, supporting and giving hope to mostly immigrant and migrant families and their children over the decades and generations. “Visitors to Hope Rural School will often say, ‘I didn’t know this wonderful school existed,’” said Dominican Sister Elizabeth Dunn, director of the nonprofit… Read more »

Student pilgrims sing for the pope


WEST PALM BEACH | St. Ann youngsters are back in school after their performance pilgrimage to Italy, and they have amazing tales including several stories about close encounters with Pope Francis. “It was an amazing trip,” Lily Broglio said, a 13-year-old seventh-grader. “It was my first trip to Europe.” The St. Ann youth choir returned… Read more »

Models of faith celebrate their model, St. Francis

PALM BEACH GARDENS | The Catholic Church is blessed with many saints, and one of the most popular, St. Francis of Assisi, the man beloved by millions all over the world, Catholic and otherwise, was honored in a big way here in the diocese this month especially by all Franciscans — priests, religious and lay…. Read more »

Principal garners Lumen Christi award

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Jackie Holfelder Florida Catholic correspondent PALM BEACH GARDENS | No one was more surprised than Vikki Delgado, principal of St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School in Delray Beach, when she was named one of the winners of the Diocese of Palm Beach’s Lumen Christi Award. Although Delgado had shared her thoughts on who she thought the… Read more »

Sacred Heart students explore a wildlife refuge

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Fifty-two students in the fourth and seventh grades at Sacred Heart School in Lake Worth had a chance to explore the Everglades through a lens of a camera. The students visited the Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge in western Palm Beach County, along with photography mentors, teachers, and parent chaperones for a hands-on nature… Read more »

Palm Beach Diocese pilgrims to attend World Youth Day in Panama

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Hundreds of thousands of Catholic youth and young adult pilgrims are expected to travel to the 34th International World Youth Day in Panama City, Panama, Jan. 22-29. This pilgrimage provides an opportunity for young people from all around the world to join together with Pope Francis for prayer, worship, catechesis, and… Read more »

St. Lucie volunteers serve the poor

PORT ST. LUCIE | Lourdes Alfonso, a parishioner of St. Lucie Parish for the past 27 years, has devoted most of her life volunteering to help the poor. For the past ten years, she has overseen the soup kitchen at St. Lucie, even while battling cancer. Her weekly duties include menu planning, food shopping, collecting… Read more »