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Memorial Day MassBishop Lynch will be celebrating a special Memorial Day Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. All are invited to attend as we remember, honor, and pray for those who made the ultimate sacrifice to help maintain the freedoms that we enjoy as citizens of the United States. Map and Directions
Pastoral Center Closed on Memorial DayThe Pastoral Center will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. The Pastoral Center will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:30am.
Our Two New PriestsOn Saturday, May 18, Father Viet Nguyen and Father Justin Paskert were ordained to the priesthood! Praise be to God! Bishop Lynch's Blog Post / Photos
Does Society Really Make a Coherent Statement Against Killing by Killing?An Open Letter to Governor Rick Scott from the Bishops of Florida on the Pending Executions of Elmer Carroll, William Van Poyck, and Marshall Gore. Read full letter
Over 800 New SaintsOn Sunday, May 12, 2013, Pope Francis canonized over 800 new saints, the largest number of saints canonized at one time. Our new saints are St. Antonio Primaldo and Companions, St. Laura Montoya, and St. Lupita Garcia Zavala. Read more
Spirit FM 90.5's Morning Show Receives Gabriel AwardCongratulations to our Catholic radio ministry Spirit FM 90.5 on their recent Gabriel Award win! The Big Big House Morning Show was awarded the prestigious Gabriel Award for the category of Entertainment/Local release!
Blessing and Raising of New Cathedral CrossOn Tuesday, April 30, the new cross was blessed, raised, and placed on top of the dome of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle as part of the renovation. The new cross is 20 feet tall, nine feet wide, and weighs 600 pounds. Video / Photos
Multimedia Arts Contest Winner AnnouncedWe and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) are pleased to announce that Kelsie Killian's submission, "Shadow People," was chosen as the winner for the 2013 Multimedia Arts Contest. Read more.
Three New Transitional DeaconsCongratulations to Deacon Jonathan Emery, Deacon Brian Fabiszewski, and Deacon Kyle Smith, who were ordained as transitional deacons on April 20 at the St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. Our prayers are with them as they embark on this next step in their journey to the priesthood! Photos
Pontifical Mission Societies Song ContestIn celebration of the Year of Faith, the Pontifical Mission Societies announce a song contest for young Catholics with Adolescent (grades 9-12) and Young Adult (ages 18 -29) divisions. Details and entry form
Year of Faith in Our Schools VideosOur Catholic School students demonstrate ways of Christian service by living out the Gospel message. Watch the submitted videos.
The Year of FaithFrom October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013, Catholics are asked to live a year of faith by reflecting on the gift of faith, deepening their knowledge and understanding of faith, and opening "the door of faith" for others. Read more / Plenary Indulgence
2013 Annual Pastoral AppealThe 2013 Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA) theme is "Because We Are Catholic." Watch this year's video in English or Spanish to see how giving to APA helps us work together to grow in our faith and serve others. How You Can Give
Lay Pastoral Ministry InstituteWondering how to grow in your faith? In response to this question, Bishop Lynch initiated the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI), a four-year program that includes an informal year of discernment and three years of formal academic training and spiritual growth. Interested in learning more? Visit the LPMI website.
Renovating Our CathedralThe Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, the spiritual center for the 400,000 parishioners of our diocese, was built in 1963 and needs considerable repairs. Renovations begin June 2012. Click here for updates on the construction progress. Live Photo Stream.
Welcome Home! ¡Bienvenidos a Casa!Whether you are returning home or starting a brand new journey to the Catholic Church, you have come to a good place. We’re here to help you begin or continue your faith journey so you can find true peace, happiness and purpose in life. More.