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Bishop installs new rector of cathedral

Most Reverend Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito installed Father Gavin Badway, formerly pastor of Ascension Parish in Boca Raton, as rector of the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens, June 25, 2020. During his homily, Bishop Barbarito expressed his joy in Father Badway’s new role

Councilwomen collect essentials for victims of human trafficking

Since attending the Human Trafficking Task Force Symposium in the summer of 2019, Laurie Ulseth, president of the Palm Beach Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, has kept the cause of anti-human trafficking victims close to her heart. The symposium was hosted by Catholic Charities of Palm Beach

Love in the time of COVID-19: local couple persevere through pandemic to marry in the Church

Jovanny and Verenice Garcia expected more than 500 quests to attend their wedding, May 16. Instead, only ten people were allowed inside the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Fellsmere. “Just when we had all the plans settled and the wedding arrangements made, the coronavirus hit and we

AIM retreat minsters to disabled and caregivers via Zoom

For more than 40 years, the Achieve, Inspire, Motivate (AIM) Ministry at St. Joan of Arc Church in Boca Raton has gathered annually for a weekend spiritual retreat tailored to individuals with physical disabilities. This year, however, the beloved retreat was cancelled due to the current

Cathedral initiates RCIA Catechumens into Catholic faith

The cathedral parish of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens welcomed ten RCIA catechumens into the Catholic Church, June 18. Father Gavin Badway, the recently installed rector of the cathedral, celebrated Mass for the catechumens and their families. The church followed the Center of

Children’s classical literature comes alive via online read-along

Many positive opportunities to spend quality time at home and instill the love of learning have arisen following COVID-19 school closures. At St. Luke Parish, one opportunity is engaging children’s imaginations by reading a good book. Father Andrew Brierley, pastor of the Palm Springs parish,

Elderly unforgotten in isolation

Long before COVID-19 was even a blip on the radar, many of the elderly in our communities experienced the frightening reality of social isolation, financial insecurity, lack of housing and food, the need for assistance with daily living and even funeral planning. And though these items seem simple

Elderly unforgotten in isolation

Long before COVID-19 was even a blip on the radar, many of the elderly in our communities experienced the frightening reality of social isolation, financial insecurity, lack of housing and food, the need for assistance with daily living and even funeral planning. And though these items seem simple

Three Antony’s: parish celebrates Carmelite friars for Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16, is special this year at Holy Name of Jesus Church in West Palm Beach and Holy Family Church in Port St. Lucie. As a result of diocesan clergy appointments, Holy Name of Jesus Church now has three Order of Discalced Carmelite friars with the same

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

The Diocese of Palm Beach will join Catholic dioceses across the country in celebrating Natural Family Planning Awareness Week. The theme for the week is, “Live the truth and beauty of God’s plan for married love.” The Church marks the event July 19-25, dates that reflect the Church’s positive