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Here is a list of upcoming events, services, retreats and resources in and around our Diocese that we would like to share with you.   DIOCESAN EVENTS Workshop for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: May 4, 9:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m., St. Paul of the Cross Church, 10970 State Road A1A,

Catholic Church in the United States Will Welcome Thousands of New Catholics at Easter Vigil Masses

April 17, 2019   WASHINGTON— Dioceses across the country will be welcoming thousands of people into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil Masses on the evening of April 20th. As the culmination of the Easter Triduum, the Vigil celebrates the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

April 15, 2019   The Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito joins with the community in prayer for the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.    Bishop echoes the sentiments made by Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in his

Bishops' Conference President calls for prayer and support following the deadly storm in the southeast

April 15, 2019 WASHINGTON—Following a severe storm that brought devastation to the Southeast, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed sorrow over the loss of life and destruction as result of the storm. The

Living the Truth in Love: Mary Before Us in Holy Week

During Holy Week we encounter the Lord as He stands before us in a personal manner as the one who came to redeem us by giving His life, unjustly condemned as a criminal, upon the Cross.  As the Lord encounters us this week in this most intimate manner, it is well for us to consider carefully our

USCCB Migration Chairman Endorses Proposed Senate Legislation That Gives Permanent Legal Protection to Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders

April 10, 2019 WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration endorsed the “Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors” (DREAM) Act of 2019, S. 874 and the “Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression & Emergency” (SECURE) Act of 2019, S.

Pro-Life Chairman for U.S. Bishops’ Urges Passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

April 9, 2019 WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, made the following statement in response to today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Abortion Until Birth: The Need to Pass the Pain-Capable

Save the date for the taping of the Easter Mass on April 9

  Please join us for the taping of the Diocese of Palm Beach's televised Easter Mass on Tuesday, April 9, at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens.  Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito will be the Celebrant of this Mass which will air on Easter

President of the U.S. Bishops Conference Issues Statement on Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s Appointment to Archdiocese of Washington

April 5, 2019 WASHINGTON-Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement regarding the appointment of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Washington. The full statement

Migration Chairman and CRS Urge US Government to Designate Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

April 04, 2019 WASHINGTON—On April 4, 2019 Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined Sean Callahan, CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen,