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Men’s Rally focuses on Year of St. Joseph

  The annual Catholic Men for Jesus Christ of Florida Men’s Rally, which took place Jan. 16 at the Cathedral of Saint Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens, was modified this year to adhere to COVID-19 health precautions and protocol. The Diocese of Palm Beach welcomed a limited number of

Come to Worship; Leave to Serve: St. Sebastian Catholic Church reaches 25th anniversary year

If you happen to stop by St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian, Florida, don’t think you’ll be able to slip in unnoticed or leave anonymously. Along with an exuberant group of volunteers who make it their mission to ensure everyone feels welcome at the parish, Father John Morrisey, pastor,

Centenarian’s faith was a lifeline during Nazi invasion

The story of how Dr. Johannes (John) Brolmann, a native of Holland, came to live in Fort Pierce is a long and varied tale that is nothing short of an incredible witness of faith. A long-time parishioner of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Fort Pierce, Brolmann has spent the later part of

January Joy of the Family E-Newsletter

Cathedral welcomes new director of music

Since the age of seven, Edward Persin knew he wanted to become a pastoral musician. While attending church with his family, he found himself fascinated by the church organist as they would play for Mass.  “It seemed rather amazing to me that one person was able to produce such a sound from one

A Century of Service: Hispanic pastoral center honors centenarian parishioner

When Frances (Mita) Hughes turned 100 years old in 2017, the entire St. Anastasia Parish community threw a party and shared a special Mass for the Fort Pierce resident. Since that celebration three years ago, Frances continues to faithfully serve the community even now at 103-years-old—a birthday

Night of Praise unites parish community through music

After seven months of being unable to host fellowship activities on church grounds, St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Delray Beach reunited for an outdoor Night of Praise, Nov. 20. “We needed to do something to bring fellowship and hope to others, even if it was simply 90 minutes of music,” said

Bambinelli Sunday: Children bring baby Jesus to church for special blessing

In anticipation of the birth of Christ, many Catholic families live out the season of Advent with a nativity set displayed in their homes. Some families even wait until Christmas day to reveal the figurine of baby Jesus, saving the figurine for last on the joyous day. Another tradition among

Parish fundraising effort is community affair

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie recently expanded their capital campaign efforts to include plans for the construction of a church building. The parish center, where Mass is currently celebrated, is reminiscent of an auditorium hall with no permanent seating. In addition, a

Siblings partner with Ford motor company to assist healthcare workers

Just try telling Micah and Molly Kapp they are too young to do something. The siblings, ages 14 and 13 respectively and members of St. Patrick Church in Palm Beach, responded to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with a tenacity beyond their years. In July of 2020, they formed a non-profit