Catholic faithful are urged to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest. To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled those running for U.S. Congress, the Florida Legislature, and Florida Governor. To see how candidates appearing on the August 26
Primary Election / November 4 General Election ballot responded to the questionnaire, visit www.flaccb.org/CQP/2014.
Catholic Charities Respect Life Ministry will hold a one-day Hispanic Respect Life Conference on Saturday, September 20 at St. Patrick’s in Palm Beach Gardens. The purpose of this Respect Life Conference is to educate Catholics on the topic of abortion and the healing of those personally involved. The one-day conference is in response to a request from the growing Hispanic community in the Diocese
of Palm Beach. Conference will include a Mass, continental breakfast, speakers and a hot lunch.
For more information, call the Respect Life Ministry at 561-360-3330.
The fall schedule of workshops for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is out. There will be four
of them held September through December. The first will be Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. –
Noon (12:00 p.m.) at St. Ann Church in West Palm Beach. Last day to register is Tuesday, September
These workshops provide training for both new and experienced Extraordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion. Topics include: salvation history, sacramental theology, history of Eucharist, origin and
development of the Mass, principles of good liturgy, ministry to the sick and up-to-date information on
rubrics for Extraordinary Ministers. New Ministers will get “hands-on” practice with unconsecrated altar
breads and wine. Sessions are offered simultaneously in English and Spanish.
Currently serving Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion wishing to attend should call your parish
office as they will be taking reservations and registering all participants with the diocesan Liturgy Office.
Dates for future workshops:
October 18, 2014 at St. Joan of Arc in Boca Raton
November 15, 2014 at St. Patrick in Palm Beach Gardens
December 6, 2014 at St. Bernadette in St. Lucie
On October 20th, 2013 Most Reverend Alvaro Ramazzini, Bishop of Huehuetenango in Guatemala, visited Holy Cross Church, Indiantown, FL. He received a warm welcome from the Hispanic community. In Indiantown there is a huge population of Guatemalans especially from the state of Huehuetenango. Most Reverend Alvaro is known for getting involved with social justice issues especially protecting the rights of indigenous people. In honor of his visit to Indiantown, FL. He celebrated a mass on Friday. On Saturday he gave a conference in regards of his job in the Diocese of Huehuetenango, he also talked about the issues that Guatemala is facing at these moments, then he blessed the Stations of the Cross. On Sunday morning, he celebrated mass at 12PM. There was live marimba, the mass was multilingual (Spanish, Quiche, Kanjobal, and more).