Catholic Resources


Resources in the Diocese:  Catholic


Resources in the Diocese: Catholic Media


Resources in the Diocese: Education

Resources in
the Diocese:
Lay Apostolate Organizations & Movements

Resources in
the Diocese:
Lay Faithful & Third Order Associations

Prayer Resources


Resources in Florida

National Resources

International Resources

Making Healthcare Decision Guide

Travel Reseource



Catholic Institutions in the Diocese of the Palm Beach

Diocesan Cemetery - Phone: 561-793-0711  Website: Our Lady Queen of Peace 

Retreat Center Phone - Phone: 561-626-1300  Website: Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center

Assisted Living/Nursing Care - Phone: 561-655-8455  Website:  Lourdes-Noreen McKeen

Catholic Media/Communications

Diocesan Communications:

Diocesan Newspaper - Phone: 561-775-9528  Website: The Florida Catholic

 Subscriptions: 1-888-275-9953

Diocesan Office of Communications - Phone: 561-775-9529  Web pages:

Diocesan TV Mass -  Airs weekly on Sundays at 9 a.m. on CW34 (More information)

Diocesan Events Calendar - (View posted events) (Submit your event)

Diocesan Calendar Guide: (Pray Daily for our Priests) (Pray Daily for our Deacons)

Diocesan E-News - (Sign up to receive E-news) (View E-news Archives)

Diocesan Official Facebook Pages - (DiocesePB)  (DoPBCatholicSchool) (PBVocations)

(Marriage & Family Life) (Catholic-Charities-Palm-Beach)


Catholic Radio:

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 



Diocesan Catholic Schools (View our schools)


St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary: Phone: 561-732-4424  Website: St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

St. John Vianney College Seminary: Phone: 305-223-4561  Website: St. John Vianney College Seminary


Prayer Resources

Diocesan Calendar Guide: (Pray Daily for our Priests) (Pray Daily for our Deacons)

Diocesan Prayer Page: (View)

USCCB Prayer Page: (View)



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







































































































































Lay Faithful & Third Order Associations:

Third Order (Lay) Associations/Fraternities

St. Padre Pio Secular Franciscan Fraternity
St. Martin de Porres Church
P.O. Box 1377
Jensen Beach, FL  34958-1377
Contact:  Catherine Bilquin
Email:  Phone: 77-631-1013

Divine Mercy Franciscan Fraternity
St. Helen Patish
2000 201h Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Meet every second Sunday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the South Room of the Christian Living
Contact: Helen Caldarone
Phone: 772-794-2404

Redemptoris Mater Franciscan Fraternity
St. Rita Patish Center
13645 Paddock Drive
Wellington, FL 33414
Meet every second Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Contact:  Sondra Myron
Phone: - 561-793-2391

St. Anthony of Padua Franciscan Fraternity
St. Mark Parish Cafeteria
643 NE Fourth Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Meet every third Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Contact Phone: 954-968-7838  or 561-498-1691

St. John of the Cross Order of Secular Discalced Carmelite Community
St. John of the Cross Parish
7550 26th Street
Vero Beach, FL   32966
Contact:  Frances Allard
Email:  Phone: 772-285-9816

Third Order Carmelites, Community of St. Edith Stein
St. Joan of Arc Parish
370 S.W. Third Street
Boca Raton, FL  33432
Contact: Mrs. Bridget Bobolts
Phone: 561-392-0007  Email:

Third Order Carmelites, Stella Maris Community
St. Patrick Parish
2549 West Hope Lane
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Every second Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Contact Phone:  561-585-6619

Stella Maris Lay Carmelite Community
Holy Name of Jesus Parish
345 South Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL  33415
Every second Saturday fi·om 8:00 a.m. till Noon (12:00 p.m.)
Contact:  Mary Murphy
Email:  Phone: Contact: 561-622-2419

Lay Cistercians
St. Thomas More Parish
10935 South Military Trail
Boynton Beach, FL  33436
Every second Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact Phone:  954-254-7173

Daughters of St. Francis de Sales
South Florida Group
Contact:  Maureen Sagui
Phone: 847-846-3108  Email:
Reverend Patrick Dougherty, CP
Phone: 561-626-1300

Passionist Associates
Very Rev. Paul Wierichs, CP, Director
Our Lady ofFlmida Spiritual Center
1300 U.S. Highway #1
North Palm Beach, FL  33408
Contact Phone: 561-626-1300

Associate Life in Florida (Adrian Dominicans)
c/o Sister Margo Ruiz, O.P.
810 N. Olive Avenue., Apt. C, West Palm Beach, FL  33401
Phone: 561-659-5371  Email:

Associates ofSisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine
c/o Marie Young
532 NW 53rd Street
Boca Raton, FL  33487
Contact Phone: 561-994-0448 or 561-789-8203  (cell)


Private Associations of the Christian Faithful

Comnunity of St. Joseph, the Healer
c/o Jocelyne Canigan
7402 Pine Park Drive South
Lake Worth, FL  33467
Contact Phone: 561-236-5834
Email:  jocelynecarrigan

Prayer Apostolate of Life
c/o Reverend Joseph Papes
Our Lady of Guadalupe/Holy Innocents Chapel
3115 45th Street
West Palm Beach Florida
Contact Phone:  561-585-5970


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



Resources in Florida

Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (View)
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National Catholic Resources

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  (View)

International Catholic Resources

Vatican (View)

Vatican News from the Official Vatican Network (View)

Vatican News on Social Media: (Follow on Facebook) (Follow on Twitter)

Pope Francis on Social Media: (Follow on Twitter)


Travel Resources

International Travel Program: available for parishioners, volunteers and diocesan employees.  (Find out More)