Category: Palm Beach

St. Vincent de Paul is a shopper’s paradise

JUPITER | “If you wouldn’t give it to a friend, don’t give it to us.” That is the mantra offered by Donna Bryan, manager of the spacious St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. The Jupiter store holds an abundance of merchandise available for sale, regardless of the price point. Much of the success of the… Read more »

Statues beautify St. Luke Parish

PALM SPRINGS | New pieces of art hanging behind the altar of St. Luke Parish extends its expression of the Catholic faith of the parish family that worships there. This past December, the new features, made possible through faithful donors, were added to the church’s sanctuary. Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito visited to view them as… Read more »

Religious sisters thanked and told ‘we are all sisters together’

LAKE WORTH  | They sat at tables decorated with Christmas cookie centerpieces chatting and enjoying each other’s company as sisters and in the spirit of community. The diocesan Council of Catholic Women organized the annual “Take a Sister to Lunch” event Dec. 1. Some 20 tables set at St. Matthew Parish hall in Lantana were… Read more »

Rosarian Academy showcases STEM lab

WEST PALM BEACH | Rosarian Academy, the only independent Catholic school in Palm Beach County, opened the Freitas STEM Innovation Center at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. This hands-on learning environment educates students in four specific disciplines, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics, using an interdisciplinary and applied approach to learning in an… Read more »

Priest inspired by pilgrimage

WEST PALM BEACH | Father Mario Castaneda, full of excitement, was eager to share his pilgrimage story with the Florida Catholic, but also his new pledge going forward as a priest and shepherd of the Church. Father Castaneda, pastor of St. John Fisher in West Palm Beach for the past nine years, traveled to Rome… Read more »

Parish evangelism shines light on true meaning of the season

ROYAL PALM BEACH  | Amid the busy malls with shoppers and the parties and other festivities, one model parish here came together in the spirit of unity and giving to spread the “true meaning” of the season. Now, its pastor and his flock are making the initiative a parish tradition, and efforts are already underway… Read more »

Garcia understands the mission of CRS

Palm Beach Gardens | In 1943, U.S. Catholic bishops created an international humanitarian organization to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, Catholic Relief Services has expanded and today reaches 130 million people in more than 100 countries. While the types and delivery methods of services have broadened dramatically, the mission of the… Read more »

CRS celebrates 75 years of helping the most vulnerable

RIVIERA BEACH | Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is celebrating 75 years of serving people in need. And here in the Diocese of Palm Beach, the Catholic Charities minister who promotes the agency and its programs is in the national spotlight. Elena Garcia, ministry director… Read more »

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 »