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

Lent is upon us as we are already in the second week! I can hear the words of the priest saying, "Don't let this Lent pass you by, allow yourself time to encounter him in prayer, fasting and almsgiving!" As you fast, offer up your suffering for someone in need. This month we celebrate St. Patrick on March 17, St. Joseph on March 19, the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25 and Holy week begins on March 28 with Palm Sunday. Take time to participate in Lenten activities at your parish. Please let us know how we can better serve you and your parish as we carry out our mission of evangelization to help parishes bring people to an encounter with Christ and a deeper appreciation of the Catholic faith, igniting a joyful witness of their faith to others. 

May God's Mercy and Peace be with you,

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

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Let us Pray!
Mary's Way of the Cross

Prayerfully walk with Mary through the Passion of Our Lord and gain an appreciation of what Christ did for us, and a deeper love for him and for our brothers and sisters.
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
Lent is here! Use the CRS Rice Bowl Calendar to track your Lenten Journey. This Lent reflect on how caring for our neighbor is caring for Christ.

Pope Francis proclaims this year:
The Year of St. Joseph
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...
Celebrate The Saints of March
by Cooking with your Family!
Catholic Cuisine is a fun site with recipes and resources to celebrate St. Patrick, St. Joseph and so many more! Do something different this year, invite the saints into your family and into your kitchen... Catholic Cuisine Website
Author: Cathy Loh, Diocese of Palm Beach Director of Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
Ways to take action:
  • Share the social dilemma on social media with those who most need to see it.
  • Use the Social Dilemma game and discussion guides to examine the impact of the dilemma with others.
  • Get people together and host a Social Media Detox event.
Sign up for this amazing free event...
To learn more about Consecration and St. Joseph read one of these books:
What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph? Well, it basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. 
To learn even more...

read "Encountering St. Joseph" an article by Jen Settle. She is the Co-Author of Consecration to Jesus Through Saint Joseph
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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.
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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