Diocese of Palm Beach Postpones Dedication of Catholic Charities St. Frances Center Due to Hurricane Sandy

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) October 24, 2012 – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is postponing the Dedication Ceremony of one of its newest facilities due to expected weather conditions on Friday, October 26, from Hurricane Sandy. Catholic Charities had planned a Dedication and Celebration of Catholic Charities St. Francis Center in Riviera Beach for 10 a.m. this Friday.

The Dedication is planned as a community event with dignitaries, donors and supporters expected to attend. Citing safety concerns for its guests, the diocese decided it was best to postpone the event and to reschedule it for a later date. The Dedication and Celebration Ceremony has been rescheduled and will be held now on Friday, November 16, at 10 a.m.

The Dedication is to celebrate the re-establishment in Riviera Beach of Catholic Charities’ various ministries and programs that help the needy and vulnerable.

Located in the former St. Francis Catholic School, Catholic Charities St. Francis Center underwent a two million dollar renovation to become the new office space for 13 of Catholic Charities ministries and outreach programs. By consolidating the many programs and ministries in one location, Catholic Charities will be able to serve the community in a more efficient and effective manner. In addition, the St. Francis Center is in a much more visible location and more easily accessible by the community.

For more information, call Catholic Charities at 561-630-2695.


About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach:

Many of the programs at Catholic Charities St. Francis Center are at additional Catholic Charities locations within the five-county area of the Diocese of Palm Beach. In all, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach operates its programs at 17 sites throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties.

Mission Statement: Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we help and create hope for people in need, without regard to religion, by delivering social services, collaborating with others in building just and compassionate communities, and empowering individuals through education.


About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach:

The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach encompasses the five counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. Comprised of 280,000 Catholics in 53 parishes and missions, the Diocese also serves the faithful community through its 21 schools, which include 14 Catholic Elementary schools, three high schools, two private elementary schools, and two preschools.