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Diocese of Palm Beach garners CPA award

The Diocese of Palm Beach is proud to announce that the Palm Beach section of the Florida Catholic was awarded a Catholic Press Award, taking third place in the category of “Best Newspaper – Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,000 or Less.” The winners of the Catholic Press Awards were

Parishes celebrate First Holy Communion amidst social distancing

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration of the Sacrament of First Holy Communion was delayed throughout parishes in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Following the diocese’s liturgical precautions in place since early March, First Holy Communion Masses at parishes such as St. Joseph Church

Climbing the Sycamore: Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center connects through creativity

The story of Zacchaeus from the Gospel of Luke is familiar to many, reflected Father Junesh Xavier of Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center. Zacchaeus, the tax collector in Jericho, wanted to see the man called Jesus, but the crowd was too large. Undaunted, Zacchaeus ran ahead of the crowd and

Office of Family Life releases ‘Joy of the Family’ newsletter

The Office of Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry is excited to announce the newly released “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

Bishop blesses newly constructed St. Jude chapel

Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito blessed the new adoration chapel at St. Jude Church in Tequesta, June 19, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The chapel, which was funded by donors who wish to remain anonymous, began construction in January of 2019 and was completed in December of the same

Charities collaborate to transport 23 tons of goods

Twenty-three tons of goods and supplies arrived at the St. Francis Center in Riviera Beach, June 24. “That’s 46,000 pounds—26 loaded pallets—that will be split among various programs of Catholic Charities of Palm Beach. This amounts to more than 200,000 of goods,” said Bill Sodan, Knights of

Culture of Life Conference continues plans for October

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is excited to announce the 34th Annual State Culture of Life Conference, October 23-24, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola Family Life Center in Palm Beach Gardens. The Diocese of Palm Beach hosts the conference every seven years, in

St. Vincent de Paul Society asks for help in giving help

“Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Palm Beach is the second most contacted organization on the 211 helpline?” posed Kathy West, a St. Vincent de Paul Society administrator for the Palm Beach district. The St. Vincent de Paul Society of the district of Palm Beach is

Faithful in prayer offer life-affirming options

It’s 5 a.m. on a typical Saturday in Fort Pierce. Silence blankets the neighborhood. Under the cover of predawn, a handful of pro-life advocates assemble to pray – one by one – from as far as 25 miles away. Others are arriving too, taking their positions inside a small house on the corner of

Service center lives the Gospel of Matthew in dire times

The village of Indiantown is less than 35 miles from the booming metropolis of Palm Beach, but the two communities live worlds apart. The atmosphere of Indiantown is decidedly rural, slower in pace, with less flash and wealth than its nearby neighbor. The village has only about 7,000 permanent