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The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – also the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests – is celebrated on the Friday after the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. This suggests to us that the Eucharist (Corpus Christi) is none other than the Heart of Jesus himself, of the One who “takes care of us” with his “heart”.

Let's stay united at a diocesan family this summer by sharing our experiences and joys!

Show Us Your Summer: Spread Christ's Love this Summer!

Download the Instagram stickers, and add 1, 2, or 3 stickers to your story showing us how your summer looks as you spread the Love of Christ throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach! Tag @DoPBCatholicSchools and have a blast. We are looking for the best, the cutest, and the most heart-warming stories to share.

"The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." CCC. As we continue our years of Eucharistic Revival in the Catholic Church today holds an especially meaningful place in the Church in this time. Take time to dive deeply into the mystery of the Eucharist and give your heart over to Christ united in His body.

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb." (Lk. 1:39-42)

About 50,000 people gathered in Rome's Olympic Stadium to "kick-off" the church's first World Children's Day. Pope Francis, who established the day, said it is a "movement of boys and girls who want to build a world of peace, where we are all brothers and sisters, a world that has a future because we want to take care of the environment around us."

We do not confess three Gods, but one God in three persons, the "consubstantial Trinity". The divine persons do not share the one divinity among themselves but each of them is God whole and entire: "The Father is that which the Son is, the Son that which the Father is, the Father and the Son that which the Holy Spirit is, i.e. by nature one God." CCC #253

Women from parishes throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach gathered for camaraderie at the 38th annual Diocesan Council of Catholic Women convention May 18, 2024, at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens. This year, there were three recipients of the Father Clem Hammerschmitt high school scholarship of $1,000 each.

Cardinal Newman High School has announced that its newly renovated academic building will be named the Rocco A. Marcello Family Academic Building. The renovation, scheduled to be completed at the beginning of the 2024-25 academic year, signifies a transformative chapter in the school’s 63-year history.

As we face the beginning of the hurricane season, we pray that we will be blessed with no major storms in our area. We also pray in thanksgiving for the safety we have experienced in past seasons.

Sometimes, change doesn’t come easy. It has taken four years for St. Luke Parish and School to begin demolition on the parish center building and start construction on a school expansion.

After achieving a 25-year strategic goal in 2023 by acquiring all properties between Seventh and Eighth streets east of Olive Avenue, Rosarian Academy kicked off the public phase of its Centennial Capital Campaign May 1, with a May crowning, ribbon-cutting and blessing of the new Stockard Learning Center.

More than 460 sixth-graders and chaperones from 10 local Catholic schools visited St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary April 19 for a day of retreat. Besides enjoying the physical and spiritual riches that comprise the Boynton Beach seminary campus, it was an opportunity to take stock and reflect upon God’s plan for their lives.

The Diocese of Palm Beach honors its Catholic high school graduates, particularly the valedictorians and salutatorians, with senior spotlights. In the last of three articles shining a light on excellence in Catholic education, the Florida Catholic spoke with the top seniors at Saint John Paul II Academy.

The Diocese of Palm Beach honors its Catholic high school graduates, particularly the valedictorians and salutatorians, with senior spotlights. In the second of three articles shining a light on excellence in Catholic education, the Florida Catholic spoke with the top seniors at John Carroll High School.

The Diocese of Palm Beach honors its Catholic high school graduates, particularly the valedictorians and salutatorians, with senior spotlights. In the first of three articles shining a light on excellence in Catholic education, the Florida Catholic spoke with the top seniors at Cardinal Newman High School.

Today is National Teachers Day! At the Diocese of Palm Beach, Office of Catholic Schools we appreciate all of our teachers for their hard work educating our students and love how they express their dedication to our Catholic faith in Jesus Christ.

Sacred Heart School honored to announce Dr. Patricia Sheetz as principle, effective July 1, 2024.

In honor of Earth Day and in response to the Holy Father’s message urging the faithful to take action in protecting the environment, here are five ways Catholics can celebrate Earth Day.


April 9th is National Wear Blue Day in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month! Throughout scripture there is evidence that we are called to be ambassadors of hope and healing.

As always, the safety of the Diocese of Palm Beach faculty, staff, students and families are a top priority. On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States and Canada. This is important guidance for schools, the community and families for the partial eclipse. Parents, please speak to your children about these safety measures in advance of Monday to ensure all safety protocols are followed.

A musical progression is defined as “a passage or movement from one note or chord to another.” In many ways, the music program at St. Ann School is a progression, starting with students in pre-K 3 and 4 learning song structure (verses, refrains) and later grades experiencing choral singing and instrument use, all the way up the scale to middle school and beyond.

On March 18, the Roman Catholic Church honors St. Cyril of Jerusalem, a fourth-century bishop and Doctor of the Church whose writings are still regarded as masterful expressions of Christian faith.

A letter announcing the retirement of Br. Dan Aubin, President of St. John Paul II Academy effective June 30, 2025. And congratulations to Ed Bernot who will be appointed as the next president at St. John Paul II Academy, effective July 1, 2025.

Pope Francis has written a letter to children around the globe in preparation for the celebration in May of World Children's Day.

The Catholic Committee on Scouting in the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, has announced the creation of the Venerable Father Augustine Tolton Activity Patch, which honors the first recognized Black priest in the U.S.

Initially, people fasted all 40 days of Lent. They ate one meal a day and only an amount of food that would sustain survival. But the church taught, and people believed (then as now), that fasting is not about what we eat, it is about changing hearts, interior conversion, reconciliation with God and others. It’s about living in an austere way, giving from our abundance to the poor.

Fort Pierce- John Carroll High School, in the Diocese of Palm Beach, would like to announce that JCHS president, Rev. Thomas E. Barrett, will be stepping down from his role at the school in June 2024, and will certainly be missed. The diocese is grateful for Father Barrett’s outstanding leadership and faith-filled dedication to the school. Additionally, based on the recommendations of Gary Gelo, the Superintendent of Schools, and Father Barrett, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito has appointed alumna Corey (Collins) Heroux as President effective July 1, 2024.

This is an important week for our Catholic schools as we celebrate their importance in the life of the Church and in our Diocese. Certainly, we can refer to our Catholic schools as “the dream that makes you dream.” We are fully committed to our Catholic schools within the Diocese of Palm Beach as a priority in terms of the life of faith and education which they give to our young people. We live in a world where we see that wolves need to be turned into lambs, and it is only our faith that can realize this dream.

“The taking of the life of an unborn child, the disruption that that causes to families, the lack of respect for the gift of life is something that we pray for,” he said. “We’re making progress, but we haven’t made enough progress by any means in our country today, so we continue to pray and do all that we can to show our respect for the life of an unborn child.”

Get ready to mark your calendars for an unforgettable Catholic Schools Week experience! Our Diocese of Catholic Schools has an incredible lineup of daily activities and themes that will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated. With our theme of "United in Faith and Community," you'll witness firsthand how we foster not only academic excellence but also spiritual and moral growth in our students. Come join us on this journey with the Lord, and discover the magic that happens when faith and education blend seamlessly together. Stay tuned for an unforgettable week ahead!

Please join in praying a novena for the Florida Supreme Court oral arguments concerning the validity of the abortion amendment language from January 30 - February 7. Our petition is for the abortion amendment to legalize abortion up until birth in Florida is rejected.

Please join us for fun in the park on Saturday, March 9th for Washington vs. Houston!

The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to announce that Charles S. Stembler has been appointed by Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, as the next President of Cardinal Newman High School, effective July 1, 2024. Mr. Stembler brings a variety of experiences in school administration at the prestigious Calvert Hall in Maryland, where he served as an administrator since 1990 and principal since 2013.

Fr. Clem Hammerschmitt One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) Catholic High School Scholarship Award for the academic year 2024-2025. PBDCCW has been offering scholarships to outstanding young Catholic women for over fifteen years. Three scholarships are awarded each year to one young lady from each of the three Deaneries within the Diocese of Palm Beach who is planning to attend a Catholic High School in the Fall of 2024 as an incoming freshman.

Wisdom is not something that can be artificially produced. Wisdom is not a matter of knowledge of facts and how to put them together to draw conclusions. Wisdom comes from experience of life and of the interaction of human relationships. Wisdom can draw conclusions from the heart, based on intelligence, but grounded in the core of humanity as created in the image and likeness of God. It is wisdom that will guard us against the destructive potential of artificial intelligence as long as wisdom supersedes it. Wisdom comes with age and can almost be a sixth sense. That is why we should choose leaders who can judge from the heart. God was so pleased with Solomon when He asks him to ask for any gift he wanted, and Solomon chooses an understanding heart. God grants it to him immediately because he does not ask for material goods or even for intelligence. He asks for wisdom. Many of the saints stress that, in looking for spiritual direction, they sought a director who had wisdom, not necessarily intelligence.

Diocese of Palm Beach, Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach County offers his 2023 Christmas Message to all.

May the joy of Christmas be in your hearts and minds each day.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Advent is a time of anticipation. We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of the Lord. We are also looking forward to the Lord’s coming into our lives each day and ultimately to the coming of His Kingdom. Anticipation is based on the virtue of hope. We need to believe that tomorrow will always be better than today and that something greater is going to happen to us. The joy of looking forward to Christmas is a good and holy anticipation. Christ’s birth brings us a joy as it reminds us of God’s infinite love and mercy for us as individuals. Christ’s birth celebrates that He became one of us and that He dwells among us now — not only when He came to this earth and not only when we are with Him in heaven — but now at each and every moment.

Get ready to witness the magic of Christmas with the annual taping of the televised Christmas Mass organized by the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Join Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito on Friday, December 15, 2023, at 4:00 in the afternoon as he celebrates the joyous occasion of the Christmas Mass.