Diocese of Palm Beach
Joy of the Family
October 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we begin this month, we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, on October 7. This month also marks the release of the movie Pray, The Story of Patrick Peyton. (October 9) Father Patrick Peyton coined the phrase “The Family that prays together stays together”. Check out our Diocese of Palm Beach Family Rosary Video and pray along with your family. Our thanks to all of the families from across our Diocese who participated in this project to bring you the family Rosary!  Also, take a moment to learn here why October is the month of the Rosary.

We have received God's Grace and Mercy with so many lessons during 2020. Remember to pray the Rosary and ask for Mary's intercession for our health and safety, for our families, and for our nation.

Thank you from our team and may God's Mercy and Peace be with you,

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

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Meet the Team
This month we would like to introduce to you Beth Zanotelli...
Beth is the Family Life Coordinator for our office. She has been married to Deacon Dave for 33 years and they raised their now adult daughters Anne, Emma and Francie as parishioners at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola. Her family encouraged her to start blogging at joyofthefamily.org.

Honored to be a part of the Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry team, Beth is studying for certification in Theology of the Body at the Theology of the Body Institute. Beth and Deacon Dave enjoy teaching the Leading and Loving parenting seminar as well as helping married couples find and build discipleship communities within their parishes.
Let us Pray!
Diocese of Palm Beach Family Rosary Video
Pray the Rosary together with your family and families in our diocese. Don't miss a special introduction by Bishop Barbarito and receive a beautiful blessing at the end.
"The family that prays together, stays together!"
The Diocese of Palm Beach presents:
Families “Rooted” in Faith,
from the Ruah Woods Press Rooted program.  
Each month we will present an award-winning children’s story for you and your children to enjoy together. This month's story, Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone, is read by our own Most Reverend Gerald Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach. Designed to assist you in instilling values in your family about God's creation, who we are, and our purpose, the coordinating lesson will help you view the story through the lens of our Catholic faith. Each one of us is unique and unrepeatable, what a glorious lesson for you and your family.
For a Joy-filled Catholic Marriage, invite God in with prayer!
Check out Cana Feast and this beautiful free prayer guide and other resources. They provide ongoing inspiration and support and a like-minded community to help you every day.
Our Churches are Open !
Welcome Back, We Missed You!
Whether or not we are able to attend Mass in person, let the trying times we are living in be a reminder to maintain the sense of 'sanctuary' in our homes - our domestic churches.
What's Happening
in Faith Formation, Family Life and Youth Ministry...
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  • Helps parents have "The Talk" with their children about God's plan for them through age-and gender-specific parent/child sessions
  • Faithful to church teaching
  • With video teaching & testimonies from parents
New October
Joy of the Family Blog
The Domestic Church and Prayer
By Cathy Loh, Diocese of Palm Beach Director of Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
Read and comment on our latest Blog! In this article we are reminded that, as parents, we are the first witnesses to prayer and nurturing a relationship with God, our Father.

If this is your first time visiting Joyofthefamily.org look for previous blog articles.
More Resources for Faith Formation
and Family Life...
A Study for Men presented by the Knights of Columbus
Into the Breach is a call to battle for Catholic men which urges them to embrace wholeheartedly masculine virtues in a world in crisis. Contact your parish Knights of Columbus Council for more information.
Many thanks to the generous donors who made these resources free for the people of the Diocese of Palm Beach...
Congratulations to Catholic Sprouts for winning the OSV Innovation Challenge!
Catholic Sprouts
THE CREED is a 13 week audio course for Catholic Families that will walk you through all that we profess to believe as Catholics. It requires ZERO PREP and ZERO STRESS. Just hit play, snuggle up with your kids, listen and when it's over, chat about what you heard. That's it!

It's not too late to be a part of this unique formation...Sign up NOW!
The Diocese of Palm Beach has partnered with Franciscan University's Catechetical Institute to receive authentically Catholic resources that help to form those within your parish or your school who are forming others. Catechists, RCIA teams, faith formation leaders, youth minsters, school teachers, and parents will have unlimited access to these unique online workshops at their convenience, even in the comfort of their own homes.
Save the dates for these coming events!
34th Annual Statewide Respect Life Conference
This year's conference, hosted by the Diocese of Palm Beach, will be held online. All ministry leaders, parishioners and community members who seek to become more effective witnesses to the culture of life are invited to this special event.
Culture of Life Youth Event
Join High School Youth from around the State of Florida for an Encounter with LIFE!

Special Guest Sean Forrest will help you experience a new perspective on a life of faith. Sean’s mission is to inspire others to encounter Christ and to encourage people to take action in this life, not just be entertained by it. 
Virtual Confirmation Retreat Opportunity:
Array of Hope
Awakening Hearts
Saturday, November 14, 2020

10:00am - 11:30am $25 pp
Join us for this morning of engaging talks, videos, powerful music, uplifting prayer and interactive games!
For More information visit www.arrayofhope.net
This retreat is sponsored by:
St. Peter Catholic Church
Jupiter, FL

The Catholic Moms Summit
November 13-15, 2020
Join the biggest ever gathering of Catholic moms that’s sure to inspire and equip you in ways you've never experienced!
SHE Virtual Recovery Summit
Support. Heal. Empower.
That's the message of the SHE Virtual Recovery Summit.

Through a joint effort Covenant Eyes and Living on Purpose (home of SHErecovery.com) invite you to a unique online experience October 5-9, 2020

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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