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Capital Campaign ‘Illuminates’ St. Jude Parish and School

The motto “let your light shine” is fundamental to proclaiming the Gospel at St. Jude Catholic Church and School in Boca Raton. Built on faith and dedicated to growing in charity and love, the parish and school are thriving despite the current challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic Brings Changes in Diocesan Youth Ministry

Well before the coronavirus began, Cathy Loh, director of the Office of Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Palm Beach, was seeking to fill the role of coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in efforts to revitalize youth ministry programs throughout

St. Helen Parish Buries Time Capsule for Centennial Celebration

After delays due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach buried a time capsule on parish grounds, Aug. 18, 2020, ending a prolonged celebration of its centennial anniversary. Father Nick Zrallack, parochial vicar, blessed the time capsule before it was buried

Sister Visits Home Parish after Starting Journey to Religious Life

Sister Myriam of the Annunciation of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles returned to Wellington, Aug. 2 for a visit to her home parish, St. Rita Catholic Church. She completed her faith formation and received the sacraments at St. Rita Parish, where she first felt the

The Sound of Music: Power of Music Ministry Undiminished by Virtual Worship

According to St. Augustine, “those who sing, pray twice.” Indeed, it is hard to imagine a liturgical celebration that does not include music, yet that is exactly what many parishes have found to be the new normal in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, music

Local case manager provides shelter to those without

“When you find yourself isolated in the middle of a pandemic and in a strange, new place, knowing someone cares about you is everything,” said Patrick Warren of his recent weeks in quarantine.  For Warren, the “someone who cares” is Maria Melo, a case manager with Catholic Charities of the

Mission celebrates 25th anniversary with ‘joyful social distancing’

Aug. 16, 2020 was a special day for Notre Dame Mission in Fort Pierce. It was the mission’s 25th anniversary celebration of serving and ministering to the diverse Haitian, Hispanic, Anglo and African American communities in the Northern deanery of the Diocese of Palm Beach. Mission parishioners

Priest writes five books during quarantine

Father Martin Dunne III is not a writer. The parochial vicar at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Boca Raton said it himself, “Besides the regular homily and occasional church bulletin reflection, I’ve never written anything for publication before.” Yet, Father Dunne awaits in anticipation the

August ‘Joy of the Family’ Newsletter

The Office of Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry is excited to release the August “Joy of the Family” e-newsletter. The recently restructured office has adopted a unified approach to encourage faithful to become ever more fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ by

Catholic cemetery constructs new columbarium

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach recently completed the expansion of its columbarium to include two garden mausoleums dedicated to the Holy Family and Devine Mercy. In times of fear and uncertainty—such as during the current coronavirus pandemic—death is a very unpleasant