Tag: Diocese of Palm Beach

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Vets blanketed with praise

NORTH PALM BEACH | St. Paul of the Cross in North Palm Beach paid tribute to local heroes and veterans during a late morning Mass on Veterans Day Nov. 11, with main celebrant Father Thomas Lafreniere, pastor. Father Lafreniere greeted all attending the Mass that began with a procession to the altar. Two men in… 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 »

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 »

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton celebrates 25 years

PORT ST. LUCIE | When Ben Inserra, a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton thinks about why he loves his community, he quickly points to the caring, warm and friendly spirit of the parish. “You can’t come in here without someone putting their arm around you and lifting you up,” said Inserra, who is… Read more »

Annual Mass honors public servants

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Often you hear stories of selfless courage and heroism demonstrated by law enforcement heroes, firefighters and other first responders taking action without hesitating, risking their lives to save a life. During the annual diocesan Blue Mass Sept. 29, those who wear various uniforms and badges representing different agencies are honored, thanked… Read more »