PALM BEACH GARDENS | Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito joined religious men and women for a vespers prayer service Oct. 10, 2021, at St. Patrick Parish in Palm Beach Gardens.
Priests and sisters who are members of religious orders serving in the Diocese of Palm Beach prayed evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. They were welcomed by Sister Vivian Gonzalez, diocesan delegate for religious and a member of the Religious of Mary Immaculate, who also handles parish outreach at St. Patrick.
The bishop expressed his gratitude for the work of local religious to build the kingdom of God.
“It’s a joy to be with you this afternoon as the religious of our diocese,” he said. “We are so blessed by your presence, your ministry and your prayer, which truly are the center of what we are all about as the church.”