Diocese of Palm Beach
Joy of the Family
April 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

He is risen, He is risen indeed! Alleluia, Alleluia! Happy Easter to all of you and your families. We have so much to look forward to this month in this beautiful season of Easter! The Octave of Easter gives us eight days to contemplate the Resurrection. On April 11, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. In St. Faustina's diary (742) Jesus tells her "I am giving you three ways of exercising mercy toward your neighbor: the first - by deed, the second - by word, the third - by prayer..." Jesus gives this simple advice for a lifetime! Jesus, I trust in You!

May God's Mercy and Peace be with you,

Cathy, Deacon Louie, Beth, Liliana, Andy, Erika, Cindy and Rosario

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Together let us build, unite and grow our Church.
Let us Pray!
April 11th is Divine Mercy Sunday!
April 25, 2021 is
World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Young men ages 15 - 35
to attend Harvest Dinner
A Family Prayer for Vocations
Father, increase our family’s love for one another.
May we honor each other in times of happiness or hardship,
bearing with one another in love, just as You love us.
Help us strive for holiness in our current states of life.
Should You call our sons or daughters to the priesthood or religious life, help us to respond with courage and joy.
Together, we make heaven our goal, and pledge,
with Your grace, to help each other on life’s journey to You.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family:
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Amen
Join the Novena to Protect and Heal Children
A Prayer for Healing
Victims of Abuse

Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,
heal your people's wounds
and transform brokenness into wholeness.
Grant us the courage
and wisdom,
humility and grace, to act
with justice.

Breathe wisdom into our
prayers and labors.

Grant that all harmed by
abuse may find peace
in justice.
We ask this through
Christ, our Lord.

Unbound Prayer
Is there an area of your life where you feel stuck? Or is there someone you are unable to forgive? Are you consumed by negative feelings of anxiety, fear, or helplessness? Unbound ministry can help you find the freedom that Christ won for you on the cross. 
Call 561-775-9524 for a confidential prayer appointment.
More Resources for Faith Formation and Family Life...
TOB Virtual Conference April 30-May 2
Registration is OPEN for the FREE
2021 Theology of the Body Virtual Conference!
Last year, more than 77,000 men and women from 160 countries registered for the inaugural TOBVC, making it the largest Catholic Conference in 2020!
Hosted by Theology of the Body Institute, the TOB Virtual Conference April 30-May 2 will feature 80+ speakers and artists!

Celebrate The Saints of April
by Cooking with your Family!
One more time...this was so popular last month we left it in for April. Celebrate the feast of St. George (4/23) St. Fidelis (4/24) St. Catherine of Siena (4/29) and so many more!...
Author: Beth Zanotelli, Diocese of Palm Beach Coordinator of Family Life Ministries
Free Resources
for the Diocese of Palm Beach
The Diocese of Palm Beach has partnered with the Catechetical Institute from Franciscan University. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about countless subjects on the faith, at your own pace and for FREE.
THE CREED walks families through the Nicene Creed, which we recite each Sunday at Mass. The audio lesson for each of these 13 areas is roughly 10 minutes long and designed to teach the entire family at once.
Please read, share and forward this e-newsletter to your friends, family and neighbors. Look for more resources, opportunities and celebrations of our faith in the future.
Inspire our actions Lord, and accompany them with your help so that our every word and action may always begin and end in you.
Excerpted from Roman Missal, ICEL
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