Because of your stewardship of God's gifts, the Diocesan Services Appeal is able to provide essential services in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Below are some of the many ministries and programs supported by this annual appeal.
The Diocesan Services Appeal helps provides assistance to Catholic schools to help them carry out the mission of the Church and provide a quality education. What makes the 19 schools within the Diocese of Palm Beach stand out among other local schools? Two sets of parents explain the blessings and benefits of Catholic schools.
The Office of Family Life/Marriage helps to promote permanent, faithful, and fruitful unions between a man and a woman. Through a couple’s love, and God’s grace, they help to create a community of love within the family. The family is the “cradle of life” and the community through which the future of the world and Church passes.
The Office of Family Life/Marriage provides programs and resources that inspire people with the words and example of Christ’s life through formation, healing and support.
Recently, the Diocese of Palm Beach updated its website providing an enhanced user-friendly portal to access the diocesan news, resources and services.
In celebrating the Year of Faith, education remains critically important in the formation of the human person by teaching how to live well now, so as to be able to live with God for all eternity.
Catholic education and formation address the development of the whole person through spiritual and academic formation based on the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The mission of Catholic education is a vital part of the New Evangelization and presents the Gospel within our school and parish communities.
Our schools, faith formation, religious education and youth ministry programs, campus ministry outreach and RCIA contribute to the common good by developing active and caring members of the community.
Vocation is a “call”. God gives each of us a particular mission in life. As we grow and progress spiritually in life, He makes His will known to us; many times in direct and quite often, indirect ways.
Priestly formation in the Diocese of Palm Beach ensures well-trained men will serve in the diocese representing the hallmark of vitality in a growing Church. This year, God willing, we will ordain four (4) new men to the priesthood. Your support assists the funding of their education in preparing to be shepherds of the Church.
The Office of the Permanent Diaconate promotes and forms those men discerning God’s call to the Diaconate. With more than 90 deacons currently serving in the Diocese of Palm Beach, these men assist the bishop and priests in their ministry to serve as “servant leaders” in our diocese.
The Diocese of palm Beach is a mosaic of cultures, traditions and people who have come to our area from all over the world in search of employment, family, and friendship. As the local Church, we embrace our ethnic communities: Hispanic, Haitian, African-American, Guatemalan, Filipino, Vietnamese, Portuguese/Brazilian and others. We lend a hand by assisting people to assimiliate into the American culture and way of life, while maintaining the beauty and richness of their own customs and traditions.