Located in downtown West Palm Beach, Saint Ann is the oldest parish in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Its history dates to 1889 when Bishop John Moore of the Diocese of Saint Augustine invited the Jesuits to assume pastoral care of the lower third of Florida, an area sparsely settled at the time. In
In 1939, the entire state of Florida was the Diocese of St. Augustine. What is now the Archdiocese of Miami was added in 1958, followed by the Dioceses of Orlando and St. Petersburg in 1968, Pensacola-Tallahassee in 1975, and Palm Beach and Venice in 1984. When established 35 years ago, the
A relatively new addition to the Diocese of Palm Beach, St. Andrew Catholic Church in south Stuart is located in a rapidly changing neighborhood. Built in what once was a humble and mostly rural area, church membership has become more and more diverse as population growth has marched westward.
Today’s Parish Profile is on St. Anastasia Catholic Parish in Fort Pierce. At 109 years old, St. Anastasia is the second oldest parish in the #DioceseofPalmBeach. This faith community continues to provide leadership in multiple areas of catechetical training, spiritual formation, nourishment
In 1912, Sacred Heart Parish was founded as a mission of West Palm Beach’s St. Ann’s Catholic Church, making it the second oldest parish in the area. Since that time, it has grown to serve a diverse community and also maintains a top-rated school offering VPK through eighth-grade education.
Since 1962, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Mission has been serving the needs of, and offering a religious home to, migrant workers in Delray Beach. What started in a Quonset hut built in 1969 has gradually grown to become a source for a variety of services and support for its parishioners.
Although Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission was founded in 1992, its humble beginnings started more than a decade earlier. Initially it was part of St. William’s Mission and St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach. However, the Mission of St. William’s became St. Sebastian Parish and Fellsmere, home to Our
Sacred Heart Catholic Church was started in 1919, meeting in local homes or the Masonic Lodge until 1921, when it became known as the “Prairie Chapel,” serving 40 Catholics. In 1961, a member of the Chapel donated two acres of land; the Diocese of Miami purchased 10 more acres and Sacred Heart
Our Lady Queen of the Apostles was founded on May 2, 1988. OLQA, as it is affectionately known to its parishioners, is a friendly and vibrant parish, spanning the age bracket of young families to retired seniors. In addition to a varied age group, OLQA is proud of its ethnic diversities and
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission in Delray Beach is led by Father Roland Desormeaux, who joined the Diocese of Palm Beach in 1987. He immediately started serving the Immigrant community in Palm Beach, as a missionary priest (Scalabrinian). Father Roland vowed to follow and serve Immigrants