Tag: Diocese of Palm Beach

Faith-filled couple help bring Mass to homebound

WEST PALM BEACH | How many people can say that their name appears on the bottom of a paten used during Masses to hold the element of bread offered to God at the offertory, and then again, to hold the holy Eucharist after the consecration? “It is a blessing to know that when we are… Read more »

Deacon dedicated to marriage, family life ministry

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Deacon Louie Romero, an expert in the field of marriage and family life, has joined the team of ministers in the Office of Marriage and Family Life here in the Diocese of Palm Beach. “We are delighted to have him join our staff,” said Cathy Loh, office director, in an announcement… Read more »

San Juan Diego ‘bursting at the seams’

FORT PIERCE | Moving forward and carrying out the mission of the clergy who came before him, Father Jaime Dorado is accomplishing amazing things in his ministry in the northern end of the Diocese of Palm Beach, where the Catholic population is made up of a large number of young Hispanics. “We serve about 500… Read more »

Diocese ordains two new deacons

PALM BEACH GARDENS | Following the ancient church tradition, Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito laid hands upon the heads of two candidates for the permanent diaconate as they knelt before him. In doing so, the bishop silently summoned the Spirit of God, and after he completed the holy gesture found in Scripture, a subtle whisper came… 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 »

Catholic schools integrate academic quality, faith development

PALM SPRINGS | Catholic schools are in full swing for the new school year that began Aug. 13. But before the books were opened and the computers powered up, schools set the tone of the upcoming semesters by arranging prayer sessions and Masses, two major priorities school leaders believe are keys to success and make… Read more »

Religious formation classes are beginning

PALM BEACH GARDENS | The School of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Palm Beach is kicking off its new year of classes for Catholics interested in growing in faith, and developing a greater understanding and love for the Church. “Knowing our scriptural, historical and theological foundations is fundamental for all Catholics,” said Bishop Gerald… Read more »

Father Gerald Grace: a ‘man of grace … priest forever’

HIGHLAND BEACH | The pews at St. Lucy Church were filled with priests, seminarians, deacons, religious and laypeople, and two bishops — Bishop Gerald Barbarito, and Bishop John Noonan of Orlando — who stood at the altar concelebrating the funeral Mass of Father Gerald Grace, a priest both bishops admired, loved and praised. “We all… Read more »

Small parish is a miracle of Mary

PAHOKEE | Catholics annually make religious journeys to various holy places where apparitions and other miracles have taken place or where a saint lived or died. But pilgrims are also visiting a special place here in the diocese to pray and go to Mass, with lovely, peaceful grounds where faithful say miracles continue to take… Read more »

Council kicks off new year in the light of Christ

WEST PALM BEACH | The Council of Catholic Women is kicking off a new year with an array of activities, programs and initiatives. At the top of the agenda is a two-day leadership symposium next month, and the organizers are excited. “We had a great turnout last year, and it is my hope and prayer… Read more »