New: Diocesan Schools Closed Monday; View our Updates of Cancellations in the Diocese

Updated 9/9/2017 (2 p.m.):

Dispensation Reminder: Given the forecast of the potential impact and severity of Hurricane Irma, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop Palm Beach, has granted a dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation for this Sunday, September 10, to all Catholics living within the five counties of the Diocese of Palm Beach or those who are traveling through the diocese. The dispensation is to assist the safety and conscience of the faithful, regardless of the parish within the diocese they reside. The dispensation also remains in effect regardless of the weather situation as it develops over the weekend in the area.  It is up to the pastor at each of its 53 Churches or Missions to decide when or if Masses will be held over the weekend. The faith community is encouraged to contact their local parish for further information. View press release

 

Closings and Cancellations

Due to impact of Hurricane Irma, the Diocese of Palm Beach announces the following closings and notices of cancellations at our diocesan entities and schools. Any such information given to the diocesan Office of Communications will be posted on this web page, on our Facebook page and shared with media. Information on our Catholic schools will be posted on the schools website and Facebook.

 

Schools (Updated)

Our schools will also be closed on Monday, Sept. 11.  Governor Scott recently announced he closed public schools for Monday. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach will also remain closed at least through Monday, Sept. 11. The process and decision to re-open schools is coordinated by the local pastor, school president and/or principal. Please view our press release about closing & re-opening our schools. View press release

The Diocese of Palm Beach has 17 schools in four counties:

Indian River County: St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach
 
St. Lucie County: St. Anastasia Catholic School in Ft. Pierce; and John Carroll High School in Ft. Pierce
 
Martin County: St. Joseph Catholic School in Stuart

Palm Beach County:
All Saints Catholic School in Jupiter; St. Clare Catholic School in North Palm Beach; Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach; St. Ann Catholic School in West Palm Beach; St. Juliana Catholic School in West Palm Beach; Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center in West Palm Beach; Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lake Worth; St. Thomas More Academy in Boynton Beach; St. Luke Catholic School in Palm Springs; St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School in Delray Beach;  Saint John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton; St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Boca Raton; and St. Jude Catholic School in Boca Raton.

Also closed on Monday, Sept. 11 are Hope Rural School in Indiantown and Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach (private schools operating within the Diocese of Palm Beach) 

 

Pastoral Center (updated)

  • All Pastoral Center Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, September 11. Given the uncertainty of assessing any damage from Hurricane Irma before Monday, the Diocese of Palm Beach in Palm Beach Gardens will remain closed on Monday. On Monday, we will reassess the situation. 
  • All Pastoral Center Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8

Catholic Charities Offices (updated)

  • All Catholic Charities offices will be closed on Monday, September 11. Please check the Catholic Charities website for future announcements of re-opening or closings of each of our office locations as each location will be assessed.
  • All Catholic Charities offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8. Please check the Catholic Charities website for future closings of our offices. 
  • Saturday, September 9, 5K Glow Run has been postponed. Please click here for further details.

Events

  • Saturday, September 9: the Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate has been cancelled. Please see our press release.
  • Sunday, September 10, the Vespers Prayer Service has been cancelled

 

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Updated 9/7/17:

Due to impact of Hurricane Irma, the Diocese of Palm Beach announces the following closings and notices of cancellations at our diocesan entities and schools. Any such information given to the diocesan Office of Communications will be posted on this web page, on our Facebook page and shared with media. Information on our Catholic schools will be posted on the schools website and Facebook.

Closings and Cancellations

Diocesan Scheduled Events & Catholic Charities

Events (updated)

  • Saturday, September 9: the Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate has been cancelled. Please see our press release.
  • Sunday, September 10, the Vespers Prayer Service has been cancelled

Catholic Charities Offices (updated)

Pastoral Center

All Pastoral Center Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8.
 

Schools

The Diocese of Palm Beach has 17 schools in four counties:

Indian River County: St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach
 
St. Lucie County: St. Anastasia Catholic School in Ft. Pierce; and John Carroll High School in Ft. Pierce
 
Martin County: St. Joseph Catholic School in Stuart

Palm Beach County:
All Saints Catholic School in Jupiter; St. Clare Catholic School in North Palm Beach; Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach; St. Ann Catholic School in West Palm Beach; St. Juliana Catholic School in West Palm Beach; Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center in West Palm Beach; Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lake Worth; St. Thomas More Academy in Boynton Beach; St. Luke Catholic School in Palm Springs; St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School in Delray Beach;  Saint John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton; St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Boca Raton; and St. Jude Catholic School in Boca Raton.

 

  • GENERAL SCHOOL CLOSING GUIDELINES FOR DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH: When emergency conditions have been declared by the county, such as severe weather conditions (hurricane, tornadoes, flood), schools may be closed.  Unless they are informed otherwise, Diocesan schools follow the decisions of the respective county's public school systems. 

 

 

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Updated 9/7/17:

Due to impact of Hurricane Irma, the Diocese of Palm Beach announces the following closings and notices of cancellations at our diocesan entities and schools. Any such information given to the diocesan Office of Communications will be posted on this web page, on our Facebook page and shared with media. Information on our Catholic schools will be posted on the schools website and Facebook.

The diocese's policy for our schools is that when emergency conditions have been declared by the county, such as severe weather conditions (hurricane, tornadoes, flood), schools may be closed.  Unless they are informed otherwise, diocesan schools follow the decisions of the respective county's public school systems.  Our diocesan schools will utilize their communication tools to inform parents, faculty and their school communities.

It is up to each of our 53 parishes and missions to determine their own cancellations. Parish members should contact their parish offices for more information.

All of our faith community is advised to follow the instructions of our local authorities when it comes to personal safety, traveling, and attended Mass or church activities. While parishes may remain open, the faithful are always advised to exercise prudence and caution as to whether to venture out in any storm.

 

Closings and Cancellations

Diocesan Scheduled Events & Catholic Charities

Events (updated)

  • Saturday, September 9: the Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate has been cancelled. Please see our press release.
  • Sunday, September 10, the Vespers Prayer Service has been cancelled

Catholic Charities Offices (updated)

Pastoral Center

All Pastoral Center Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8.
 

Schools

The Diocese of Palm Beach has 17 schools in four counties:

Indian River County: St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach
 
St. Lucie County: St. Anastasia Catholic School in Ft. Pierce; and John Carroll High School in Ft. Pierce
 
Martin County: St. Joseph Catholic School in Stuart

Palm Beach County:
All Saints Catholic School in Jupiter; St. Clare Catholic School in North Palm Beach; Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach; St. Ann Catholic School in West Palm Beach; St. Juliana Catholic School in West Palm Beach; Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center in West Palm Beach; Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lake Worth; St. Thomas More Academy in Boynton Beach; St. Luke Catholic School in Palm Springs; St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School in Delray Beach;  Saint John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton; St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Boca Raton; and St. Jude Catholic School in Boca Raton.

 

  • GENERAL SCHOOL CLOSING GUIDELINES FOR DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH: When emergency conditions have been declared by the county, such as severe weather conditions (hurricane, tornadoes, flood), schools may be closed.  Unless they are informed otherwise, Diocesan schools follow the decisions of the respective county's public school systems. 

     

    All diocesan/parish Catholic schools will follow the same procedures as public schools in their respective county. All diocesan schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8. This closing includes all school-related events, services, and after school programs. Some schools may have cancelled their after school activities for today, September 6.  Parents should contact their school for specific details. Please watch for social media posts or other regular means of communication by your specific school for future updates..  

     

    View our list of Diocese of Palm Beach Schools

     

    Private Schools Operating within the Diocese of Palm Beach

  • Hope Rural School in Indiantown and Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach (private schools operating within the Diocese of Palm Beach) are also closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8.  Please watch for social media posts or other regular means of communication by your specific school for future updates.

 

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Posted 9/7/17

Due to impact of Hurricane Irma, the Diocese of Palm Beach announces the following closings and notices of cancellations at our diocesan entities and schools. Any such information given to the diocesan Office of Communications will be posted on this web page, on our Facebook page and shared with media. Information on our Catholic schools will be posted on the schools website and Facebook.

The diocese's policy for our schools is that when emergency conditions have been declared by the county, such as severe weather conditions (hurricane, tornadoes, flood), schools may be closed.  Unless they are informed otherwise, diocesan schools follow the decisions of the respective county's public school systems.  Our diocesan schools will utilize their communication tools to inform parents, faculty and their school communities.

It is up to each of our 53 parishes and missions to determine their own cancellations. Parish members should contact their parish offices for more information.

All of our faith community is advised to follow the instructions of our local authorities when it comes to personal safety, traveling, and attended Mass or church activities. While parishes may remain open, the faithful are always advised to exercise prudence and caution as to whether to venture out in any storm.

 

Closings and Cancellations

Diocesan Scheduled Events & Catholic Charities

  • Catholic Charities Offices

    All Catholic Charities offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8. Please check the Catholic Charities website for future closings of our offices. This includes our offices in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, St. Francis Center in Riviera Beach, St. Mary Center in Pahokee, Palm Beach and Stuart,

     

  • Pastoral Center

    As of September 6, Administrative Offices are open. All pastoral center administrative offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8.
     

  • Event
    On Sunday, September 10, the Vespers Prayer Service has been cancelled

     

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    Schools

     

    The Diocese of Palm Beach has 17 schools in four counties:

  • Indian River County: St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach
     
    St. Lucie County: St. Anastasia Catholic School in Ft. Pierce; and John Carroll High School in Ft. Pierce
     
    Martin County: St. Joseph Catholic School in Stuart
    Palm Beach County: All Saints Catholic School in Jupiter; St. Clare Catholic School in North Palm Beach; Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach; St. Ann Catholic School in West Palm Beach; St. Juliana Catholic School in West Palm Beach; Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center in West Palm Beach; Sacred Heart Catholic School in Lake Worth; St. Thomas More Academy in Boynton Beach; St. Luke Catholic School in Palm Springs; St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School in Delray Beach;  Saint John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton; St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Boca Raton; and St. Jude Catholic School in Boca Raton.

     

  • GENERAL SCHOOL CLOSING GUIDELINES FOR DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH: When emergency conditions have been declared by the county, such as severe weather conditions (hurricane, tornadoes, flood), schools may be closed.  Unless they are informed otherwise, Diocesan schools follow the decisions of the respective county's public school systems. 

     

    All diocesan/parish Catholic schools will follow the same procedures as public schools in their respective county. All diocesan schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8. This closing includes all school-related events, services, and after school programs. Some schools may have cancelled their after school activities for today, September 6.  Parents should contact their school for specific details. Please watch for social media posts or other regular means of communication by your specific school for future updates..  

     

    View our list of Diocese of Palm Beach Schools

     

    Private Schools Operating within the Diocese of Palm Beach

  • Hope Rural School in Indiantown and Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach (private schools operating within the Diocese of Palm Beach) are also closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8.  Please watch for social media posts or other regular means of communication by your specific school for future updates.


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