The ordinations of deacons and priests are always special and with God’s will in just a few months, the scheduled priestly ordination in May of four transitional deacons will be a history-making moment in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Your gift to the Diocesan Services Appeal supports the work of our Office of Vocations.
Without the assistance of Birthline/Lifeline, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, women like Jessica would not have the opportunity to be supported in a loving environment. Your Diocesan Services Appeal gift can truly change and save lives.
The dedication of Catholic Charities newest location – Catholic Charities St. Francis Center located in Riviera Beach, took place November 2012. “Catholic Charities is the heart of what defines the Catholic Church,” explained Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito. “When we look at Christ, we see the major outreach of His ministry was to reach out to those who were neglected, poor, sick and isolated. Every board and staff member at Catholic Charities is very dedicated to this work. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach intends to continue its outreach all over our diocese’s five counties to look for those in need and to continue to grow.”
The Samaritan Center is a transitional facility for homeless families in Indian River County. Denise’s experience is just one of the countless stories of love, compassion and support through the Samaritan Center, made possible by your gift to the Diocesan Services Appeal.
The role of evangelization is clearly present and viable within the Diocesan Youth Council (DYC). Your gift to the Diocesan Services Appeal supports over 40 high school members from different parishes in the DYC. Selected for their leadership skills, they plan rallies, retreats and other events. One of the goals the DYC is for the teenagers to go back to their parishes and energize their peers about their faith. With positive attitudes and living their faith by example, the DYC gives young people the opportunity to minister to other youths and impact many lives.