Tag: Diocese of Palm Beach

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 »

Witness, prayer are keys to vocation of fathering

PORT ST. LUCIE | Fathers will be recognized and presented with gifts, hugs and kisses June 17, Father’s Day, and some dads will attend Mass with their children as they have continued to do over the years, sharing faith with their kids as faithful parents are called to do. As Father’s Day approaches we spoke… 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 »

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 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 »