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Marian icon honored by Pahokee parishioners

Many people travel to shrines around the world to pray and find peace, but there is a beautiful place of pilgrimage right here in the Diocese of Palm Beach. St. Mary Church in Pahokee is often called the “Bethlehem of the Diocese of Palm Beach” because of its location amidst the southern edge of

Human trafficking victims afforded dignity through federal grant

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many assistance programs are struggling to meet the needs of the community, especially as they face unprecedented long term affects due to a shortage in monetary giving and volunteer limitations. However, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is

New Childcare Center Opens at Holy Family Parish

Holy Family Parish in Port St. Lucie opened enrollment for the new Ryan Center for Young Children, an early childhood development center offering affordable, high-quality care and instruction of a preschool curriculum for ages 2-5.  The Ryan Center for Young Children is under the umbrella of

Catechists Renew Identity as Evangelists

Father Duvan Bermudez, director of Hispanic Ministry, never imagined that the School of Christian Formation would be navigating the current challenges of a pandemic and adjusting to virtual courses. Regardless, he enthusiastically welcomed catechists from the School of Christian Formation to a

Local Parish Continues Bahamian Relief Efforts

St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach continues to assist the victims of Hurricane Dorian through their Youth on a Mission ministry program, which consists of high school and college students, as well as young adults from throughout the Vero Beach area. Recently, Youth on a Mission received a donation

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