Catholic Resources


Resources in the Diocese of Palm Beach

Resources in Florida

International Resources

Lay Apostolate Organizations and Movements

National Resources

Making Healthcare Decision Guide



Resources in the Diocese of the Palm Beach


Diocesan Cemetery
(Our Lady Queen of Peace)


Retreat Center
(Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center)


 Assisted Living/Nursing Care
(Lourdes-Noreen McKeen)






Diocesan Newspaper - The Florida Catholic


Radio - WDMC 920 AM Divine Mercy Catholic Radio


Radio - WJPP 1001.1 FM Prince of Peace Catholic Radio Radio


Radio - WPBV 98.3 FM The Catholic Voice of the Palm Beaches


Radio - WBS 740 AM Divine Mercy Catholic Radio 






Seminary - St. Vincent de Paul


Seminary - St. John Vianney College




Lay Apostolate Organizations and Movements



Organizations and Movements

Contact person

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus:
Very Reverend Thomas Skindeleski
Phone: 561-276-6892
State Deputy: Douglas J. Murray
Phone: 863-969-4004 Website:
Council of Catholic Women

Rev. Clemens Hammerschmitt, Spiritual Moderator

Barbara Lutton, President



Northern Deanery:
Reverand Mark Mlay, Spiritual Moderator
Phone: 772-461-2233
Devvy van Mele
Phone: 772-473-5893

Central Deanery:
Reverend Brian Campbell, Spiritual Moderator
Phone: 561-626-8626
Teresa Cecil
Phone: 561-793-5092

Southern Deanery:
Reverend Kevin Nelson, Spiritual Moderator
Phone: 561-585-5970
Laurie Ulseth
Phone: 561-740-4781

Catholic Law Enforcement Sergeant Edward J. Manek, President
Phone: 561-964-8489
Catholic Lawyers Guild Rebecca Doane
Phone: 561-656-0200
Catholic Realtors Guild Lucille Giola, President
Phone: 561-391-7440
Catholic Volunteers in Florida Elaine Fowler, Executive Director
Phone: 407-382-7071
Charismatic Movement
(Eng. & Spanish)
English: Mr. John Dean, Lay Director
Phone: 772-562-5954
Spanish: Reverend Francisco Osorio, Spiritual Director
Phone: 772-597-2798
Christ Child Society Boca Raton:
Agnes Gregory
Phone: 561-482-3067
North Palm Beach:
Mary Bishop
Phone: 561-795-0134
Stuart: Cheryle Mackie
Phone: 772-399-7852
Con El, Health Care Ministry to the Third World

Dorothy Martin 
Phone: 561-818-5539

Dr. James Coyne 
Phone: 561-747-5202
Eva Zavatti
Phone: 772-546-8757

Cursillo Movement
(English & Spanish)


Deacon Joe O'Connell, 
Spiritual Advisor 

Phone: 561-358-3411     


Ron Crescenzo, Lay Director

Phone: 561-758-9364      



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Sister Margarita Gomez, rmi, Spiritual Advisor
Alicia M. Fernandez, Lay Director

Phone: 561-964-4168

Damas Catolicas en Accion Reverend Nestor Rodriguez, Spiritual Moderator
Phone: 772-597-2798
Lilia Maria Gibbons, Founder/Director
Legatus Reverends Martin Devereaux and Brian Lehnert, Co-Chaplains
Mr. Paul M. Lawless
Phone: 561-361-8140 ext. 232
Legions of Mary, Palm Beach Curia Reverend Danis Ridore, Spiritual Director
Phone: 561-276-6892
Gloria Pat Stewart, President
Phone: 561-659-4160
Pax Christi Beth Cioffoletti
Phone: 561-626-6520
Serra Club

Mr. Larry Winker, District 30 Governor
Phone: 561-997-5997

Palm Beach: Mr. Dennis Flannigan
Phone: 561-627=0200

South Palm Beach:James J. Anderson
Phone: 561-994-9267

Richard A. Mahoney
Phone: 772-231-3916

St. Frances de Sales Association

Dorothy A. Gibula, Regional Directress
Phone: 561-231-5998

North Florida Group:
Reverend Charles Martin, CSP, Chaplain
Phone: 772-562-0500

Marilyn Maranon, Group Directress
Phone: 772-595-8994 

South Florida Group:
Reverend Patrick Daugherty, CP, Chaplain

Group Directresses
Anne Marie Dumont
Phone: 954-346-4013
Rita Tassy
Phone: 954-718-8113

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Reverend Brian Lehnert, Spiritual Advisor
Phone: 561-784-0689

Palm Beach Diocesan Council:
Richard Persek, President & Trustee
Phone 561-697-9699 

Treasure Coast District Council:
Bud Hemings
Phone: 951-468-1931 

Archbishop Feeham District Council:
Robert P.Christopher, M.D.
Phone: 772-492-0538 
Martin County District Council:
John M. Kilduff
Phone: 772-546-0994 
Palm Beach District Council:
Richard J. Persek
Phone: 561-304-3057







































































































































Advance Care/End of Life Documents & Guides


From the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops:

The Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops provides resources to assist with advance care planning. Designating a health care surrogate and providing guidance for end-of-life decisions is the best way to ensure that morally acceptable procedures are followed if you become incapacitated or unable to express your own wishes in the event of a medical emergency.

Three items, approved by the bishops of Florida, are particularly useful:

  • A Catholic Introduction to End-of-Life Planning is a brochure to assist you as you begin your discussions with family, friends, health care providers and clergy.
  • The Catholic Declaration on Life and Death (CDLD) combines a designation of health care surrogate and living will into one document and is designed to be completed and shared with your health care provider(s).
  • Understanding the Catholic Declaration on Life and Death (UCDLD) is the companion to the CDLD and addresses common concerns and questions.

All the documents are available in both English and Spanish and are available for downloading and printing from the FCCB website. Please click here view those documents.


From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

For more resources, click here to view the USCCB's web page on End of Life



National Catholic Resources


Government Liaison Public Policy


International Catholic Resources