Category: Palm Beach

Visits to New Jersey cement vocation

WELLINGTON | A young Katie Flanagan vividly remembers having butterflies in her stomach the day she boarded the airplane at Fort Lauderdale International Airport that was taking off to fly to a destination to which she felt God was calling her — cold, damp New Jersey. The trip was “top secret,” she explained, adding that… Read more »

Stewardship is more than money

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Time, talent and treasure is one of the more popular slogans surrounding stewardship and it pretty much shapes a Catholic’s life, say parish leaders around the diocese. In that way, stewardship is more than money; it is music, youth ministry, senior outreach, feeding programs, hospital visits, coffee and doughnuts and much… Read more »

Singing for the pope?

WEST PALM BEACH | Members of the St. Ann youth choir are taking their musical talents on the road and singing their hearts out in hopes to present the biggest performance of their lives—singing before Pope Francis in Rome next year. But they need prayers and support. “To get to meet the pope and to… Read more »

Grads celebrated during a special Mass

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito celebrated a Mass this month for young people graduating from high schools here in the diocese. Celebrations included special recognitions, the giving of certificates and the presentation of a national award to one outstanding role model of faith. “We are so happy to be with you and… Read more »

Seminarian said yes to God the second time

NORTH PALM BEACH | As a boy, Robinson Aza was asked to become a priest. He said no. As a young adult, he was asked to go through a discernment period about the priesthood. He said, “Sure, why not?” And he’s now a seminarian. The difference is more than wording, he said during an interview…. Read more »

Faithful honor Blessed Mother at festival

DELRAY BEACH | May is the month of Mother’s Day, and for Catholics it’s the month for honoring two moms — their earthly one and their spiritual mother, Mary, especially during the annual Marian Rosary Festival here in the Diocese of Palm Beach. The festival, themed “Mary, Mother of the Church,” took place May 6… Read more »

100 years young

PORT ST. LUCIE | There is a religious sister at one parish in Port St. Lucie who is somewhat of a celebrity these days and a superstar to many for years. And she is celebrating her centennial and her 77th year as a religious sister. “We all love her and with joy will be celebrating… Read more »

Faithful pray as one, honor Mary at festival

DELRAY BEACH | Pilgrim parishioners travel to Emmanuel Parish every year for the Marian Rosary Festival, bringing with them personal intentions and their favorite images of Mary, the Mother of all. This year’s Marian Rosary Festival is May 6 and the theme for the spiritual event is “Mary, Mother of the Church.” “All are invited… Read more »

Priest donates statue of saint he knew

WELLINGTON | A local priest has made his second statue donation here in the Diocese of Palm Beach in an effort to spread the message about the saint he knew personally, and the latest gift comes near the 50-year anniversary of the death of the holy man. “This is my legacy to Padre Pio because… Read more »

Mentors help couples prepare for journey of a lifetime

Editor’s note: To illustrate the work of the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life, the Florida Catholic spoke with an engaged couple, and two couples who serve as mentors to couples getting married to reflect on their courtship and marriage preparation, and invited them to share advice for marriage-minded couples planning their journeys of… Read more »