Category: Palm Beach

Vero Beach Parish unearths 25-year-old time capsule

VERO BEACH | A letter from the late Msgr. Irvine Nugent, pastor of St. Helen from 1976 to 1999, was just one treasure among an array of memorabilia pulled from a time capsule unearthed by St. Helen Parish and showcased Sept. 16 after the 12:15 p.m. Mass. Although he passed away in 2014, Msgr. Nugent’s… Read more »

Special thanks for special ‘fathers’

BOYNTON BEACH | When the Florida Catholic made a visit to St. Thomas More Academy this month, the 75 students there from ages 2 ½ to 5 were busy preparing for a special day coming up to honor fathers. “St. Thomas More celebrates Priesthood Sunday big time,” said Anne Marie Fischer, academy director. “The academy… Read more »

Parish brings faithful messages of hope

Royal Palm Beach | Catholics here spent the weekend at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles in Royal Palm Beach listening to dynamic speakers, participating in prayer and reflection, and worshipping the Lord during Masses. Many were recharged in their faith and filled with hope. Our Lady Queen of the Apostles held its annual Divine… Read more »

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 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 »