Category: Palm Beach

Long journey concludes with a big celebration

St. John Paul II Academy becomes first Lasallian School in Florida BOCA RATON | Kaleigh Krolikowski arrived early at the auditorium of St. John Paul II Academy for a big school event, which would officially change the course of the institute where she spent her important teen years. “It really is exciting,” she said. “I… Read more »

Mother finds hope through Birthline/Lifeline

RIVIERA BEACH | One year ago, Raquel Moura was single and experiencing extremely difficult times. The former naval officer suspected she was pregnant, and a voice of fear urged her to consider aborting her baby. But instead of following that voice, she turned to God for guidance. Then she went to her computer. “I went… Read more »

Seminarian shares his vocations journey

MIAMI | If Joshua Martin had any doubts about his calling to the priesthood, they were calmed when he saw the face of Jesus as he stood on a sidewalk in Miami. It happened when he and other students from St. John Vianney College Seminary were ministering to homeless people in the depressed area of… Read more »

Senior shepherds continue to witness

WEST PALM BEACH | Worshippers in wheelchairs accompanied by aides began to fill the chapel for Mass, which began, after a short delay, with the main celebrant and four senior clergy wearing silk stoles and concelebrating from their seats near the altar. Jim Fabyan, helping a friend to Mass, entered the chapel at Lourdes-Noreen McKeen… Read more »

Catholic high school joins in fight against opioid epidemic

WEST PALM BEACH | Wayne Campbell powerfully captured the audience of students at Cardinal Newman High School as he gave statistics on the No. 1 cause of accidental deaths, including that of his son. “For 50 years, auto crashes were the leading cause of accidental deaths,” Campbell said. “No. 1 is now accidental death from… Read more »

Educator celebrates first Catholic Schools Week

BOYNTON BEACH | Anne Marie Fischer loves to celebrate holidays in a big way with decorations and dressing up in colorful storybook character costumes. The new director of St. Thomas More Academy is looking forward to kicking off and celebrating Catholic Schools Week that begins Jan. 28 simply and quietly with Mass, joining her new… Read more »

Technology finds home at St. Luke

The following was reprinted with permission by St. Luke School in Palm Springs and was originally published on In Palm Beach County, St. Luke Catholic School has partnered with the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education initiative to provide the highest quality Catholic education to as many children as possible in underserved… Read more »

Memories still sharp after more than half a century

WEST PALM BEACH | Oh the memories! They came rushing back for the school chums around the table, sharing stories and memories about days gone by and the educators who left marks on their hearts, intellect and souls, forming them for the journey of life that eventually brought them back home. “I remember Sister Patricia… Read more »

Real-life miracles do exist here at Christmastime

PALM BEACH GARDENS | This is a story about an alleged miracle, here at Christmastime, which is being considered as the “confirming miracle” that could possibly lead to the sainthood of a priest. And at the center of all the miraculous happenings is a local priest, his fellow Carmelite brothers, Catholics in the area and… Read more »

Mission helps orphans in Africa

NORTH PALM BEACH | Sister Mary Jennifer Wandia of Tanzania is the “mother” of 193 children, all with a story that she knows by heart and is most eager to tell. This amazing woman loves the little ones in a very special way and is planning a big Christmas celebration for them back home in… Read more »