Saint Coleman Parish
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
MARCH 21st, 22nd, 23rd
7:00 and 8:00 a.m.
HOLY THURSDAY, MARCH 24th
One Mass today - Mass of the Lord's Supper and Procession
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel
From 8:00 until 11:00 p.m.
GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 25th
Stations and Veneration of the Cross
Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord and Holy Communion
Note: Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence
HOLY SATURDAY, MARCH 26th
Blessing of Easter Food
EASTER VIGIL SERVICE
Blessing of the Fire and the Sacramental Rites of our Church and
the Reception of the Candidates for Baptism
EASTER SUNDAY MASSES, MARCH 27th
Sunrise Mass Times
6:30 a.m. at School Grounds
7:30 a.m, 9:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m,
12:30 p.m, and 6:00 p.m at Church
11:15 a.m. at Parish Hall
INDIVIDUAL EASTER CONFESSIONS
Monday, March 21st
7:00 p.m Novena Service
7:30 p.m. Penance Service
(followed by individual confessions)
Good Friday, March 25th
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
History of St. Coleman Parish
With the approval of His Grace, Most Reverend Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, a twelve-acre tract was purchased on SE 12th Street and Federal Highway with the farsighted plan of erecting a new church, school, convent, auditorium, and rectory.
In February of 1958 Fr. Fogerty, Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, announced a Building Fund Drive to raise funds to defray the costs of construction for a new church, an eight-classroom elementary school, and a convent for ten teaching Nuns of the Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate.
The school opened on September 9, 1958, with Rev. Michael J. Fogerty as Pastor and Sr. M. Thelma Majer as founding Principal. The school was called Our Lady of the Assumption and was part of the Diocese of St. Augustine. Eight classrooms had been erected, seven of which were utilized immediately. The enrollment was 247 children in grades one through seven. Grade eight was added in 1959.
In October 1958, the new Diocese of Miami was formed with Coleman F. Carroll as Bishop. On May 7, 1959, Fr. Fogerty announced a change of title. Bishop Carroll decided this was an opportune time to separate Our Lady of the Assumption on A1A from Our Lady of the Assumption on 12th Street. The A1A Parish kept its title and this Parochial unit became St. Coleman Parish.
-St. Coleman School Self-Study, 1972
Our Parish Patron
St. Coleman of Cloyne was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 522 and died about 610. His Feast Day is November 24th.
As a young man, he was blessed with many talents and he so excelled in the arts of poetry and music that he was made one of the Royal Bards (chronicler and genealogist as well as poet laureate) at the King's Palace in Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland.
When Coleman was about fifty years of age, he became a Catholic. One of his instructors in Faith was St. Brendan the Navigator who, according to some historians, may have landed in America long before either Christopher Columbus or Leif Erickson.
St. Brendan baptized Coleman and soon afterwards Coleman embraced the Monastic life and was ordained a priest. He preached the Gospel in the areas of the Counties of Limerick and Cork, Ireland, for several years. He also founded the Church of Cloyne, County Cork, of which he became the first Bishop. For many years thereafter, he labored for the glory of God and the Church and established many more churches in the South West area of Ireland.
In his later years, he was able to devote more time to his literary talents in the service of God. During those years he composed several poems on sacred subjects.
-St. Coleman Church Mass of Dedication Program, 1986
St. Coleman Church 1200 S. Federal Highway Pompano Beach, Florida 33062 954.942.3533
St. Coleman School 2250 SE 12th Street Pompano Beach, Florida 33062 954.942.3500