2017 Press Releases


Update: Closings in the Diocese Due to Hurricane Irma

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

Bishop Barbarito Grants Dispensation of Sunday Mass Obligation

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

Diocese of Palm Beach Announces an Emergency Collection to Help those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Responding to the needs of those devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and a request by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for prayers and help for disaster victims, the Diocese of Palm Beach and its 53 Catholic Churches and missions will conduct a special collection at its weekend

Hurricane Harvey & A Call For Solidarity from the USCCB

From the Office of Communications: The Diocese of Palm Beach appreciates the concern expressed by our faith community for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Your continued prayers are needed. As noted in the press release below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the U.S.

Watch the Livesteam of the U.S. Bishops' Mass of Prayer & Penance for Survivors of Sexual Abuse within the Church

As the U.S. bishops gather today for the start of a two-day Spring General Assembly, the bishops will have a special Mass of Prayer and Penance for victims of sexual abuse within the Church. The Mass will be livestreamed starting at 5 p.m. tonight at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. In

Parking Alert for Visitors to the Pastoral Center

An alert for those traveling this week to the Pastoral Center (the Chancery of the Diocese of Palm Beach) in Palm Beach Gardens or to the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola which shares our campus. Starting tomorrow, June 13, the parking lots located directly in front of the Pastoral Center (and to