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Lay Apostolate Organizations and Movements

If an organization or movement has an update to the information below, the Office of Communications respectfully requests to please notify the office. For your convenience,  we've provided an email form to complete, or you may print the form to complete and send to the office. Please click on one of the selections listed: 

Council of Catholic Women
Rev. Clemens Hammerschmitt, Spiritual Advisor
Laurie Ulseth, President, Email, Website:
Northern Deanery:
Reverand Curt Kreml, Spiritual Advisor
Reggie Murray, Deanery President, Email:
Central Deanery:
Reverend Mark Mlay, Spiritual Advisor, Email:
Lena Ghaffari, Deanery President, Email:, Phone: 561-793-5092
Southern Deanery: 
Rev. Kevin Nelson, Spiritual Advisor
Elsie Creegan, Deanery President, Email:

Catholic Law Enforcement
Sergeant Edward J. Manek, President, Phone: 561-964-8489

Catholic Lawyers Guild
President Alexandria Romano, Phone: 561-340-3500, Email: 
Vice President Chad C. Hastings, Phone: 561-655-2028, Email:
Executive Director Lynnette Romano, Phone: 561-340-3500, Email: 
Director Bridget A. Berry, Phone: 561-650-7912,  Email:

Catholic Real Estate Professionals
Deborah Bacarella, Phone: 561-239-2300, Email

Catholic Volunteers in Florida
Elizabeth Buckley, Executive Phone: 407-426-7771, Email

Charismatic Movement (Eng. & Spanish)
English: (vacant)
Spanish: Reverend Francisco Osorio, Spiritual Director, Phone: 772-597-2798

Christ Child Society
Boca Raton: Agnes Gregory, Phone: 561-482-3067
North Palm Beach: Anne Kroha, Phone: 561-694-2697 
Stuart: Yvonne Timlin, Phone: 245-210-0802

Con El, Health Care Ministry to the Third World
Dorothy Martin, Phone: 561-659-2822

Cursillo Movement (English & Spanish)
Deacon Joe O'Connell, Spiritual Advisor, Phone: 561-358-3411, Email
Donna Holmstrom, Diocesan Cursillo Coordinator, Phone: 772-708-0414, Email
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

Knights of Columbus
State Chaplain: Reverend Robert Kantor
State Deputy: Scott O'Connor
Phone: 305-790-2041, Website:

Legatus-Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens
Reverend J. Scott Adams; Chaplain
Frank Maurno, III, President, Phone: 561-512-6541

Legions of Mary, Palm Beach Curia
Reverend Danis Ridore, Spiritual Moderator, Phone: 561-276-6892
Ms. Delores Crane, Phone 561-312-8182

Palm Beach Physicians Guild of the Catholic Medical Association
Dr. Felix a. Rodríguez, President, Email:, Website:

Pax Christi
Virginia Jens, Phone: 561-568-0124, Email
Maureen O'Connell, Phone: 561-568-0124, Email

Serra Club
Palm Beach: Jim Kintz, President, Phone: 346-4991, Email
South Palm Beach: Virginia (Jean) Waddington, President, Phone: 561-389-3692
Indian River: C. Edward Broom, President, Phone: 772-561-0848

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Palm Beach Diocesan Council: Mark Stephens, President, Phone: 561-954-661-5112, Email
Treasure Coast District Council: Laverne Siters, Phone: 772-343-7758, Email
Archbishop Feeham District Council:
Robert P. Christopher, M.D., Phone: 772-492-0538 

Lay Faithful & Third Order Associations

If an organization or movement has an update to the information below, the Office of Communications respectfully requests to please notify the office. For your convenience,  we've provided an email form to complete, or you may print the form to complete and send to the office. Please click on one of the selections listed: 

Listing Update - Email Form version
Listing Update -  Print Form version

Associate Life in Florida (Adrian Dominicans)
c/o Sister Margo Ruiz, O.P.
810 N. Olive Avenue., Apt. C
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
Contact: Sister Margo Ruiz, O.P.    
Phone:   561-659-5371
Associates of Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine
c/o Marie Young 532 NW 53rd Street
Boca Raton, FL  33487
Contact:  Marie Young
Phone:    561-994-0448
Cell:        561-561-789-8203 
Cenacle Associates
Contact:  Katherine Culhane    
Phone:    561-929-7383
Cenacle Auxiliaries
Contact:  Ann Frearson    
Phone:    561-843-1812
Contact:  Lee Prescott    
Phone:    561-742-5988
Email: or
Christ the King Monastary of Poor Clares
Order of St. Clare-Franciscan Contemplative Nuns
457 Glenbrook Drive, Atlantis, FL 33462-1007
Contact:  Sister Leanna Chrostowski, OSC, Abbess
Phone:    561-498-3295
Couples for Christ           
Contact:  Manny and Amia Zaide           
Daughters of St. Francis de Sales-South Florida Group
Contact:  Rev. Edward Wolanski, CP, Chaplain
Phone:    561-626-1300
Contact:  Julianne Jackson, Regional Directress, Midwest Region
Phone:    251-343-2361
Contact:  Alix Clemente, Asst. Regional Directress, Midwest Region
Phone:    772-539-1852
Contact:  Milagros (Mila) O’Connor, Group Directress, South Florida Group 
Phone:    772-220-9656
Daughters of St. Francis de Sales-North Florida Group
Contact:  Reverend Daniel Murphy, Chaplain                    
Holy Cross Catholic Church Phone:  772-231-0671
Contact:  Mary Anne T. Egan, Group Directress                  
1218 River Reach Drive                
Vero Beach, FL 32967  
Phone:   772-321-0464
Divine Mercy Franciscan Fraternity
St. Helen Church 2000 20th Street Vero Beach, FL  32960
Contact:  Fred Schaeffer OFS  
Phone::   772-410-6237
Lay Cistercians
St. Thomas More Church 10935 South Military Trail Boynton Beach, FL  33436    
Phone:    954-254-7173
Passionist Associates
Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center 1300 U.S. Highway #1 North Palm Beach, FL  33408
Contact:  Tim Kalista, Program Director
Phone:    561-626-1300
Secular Order of the Servants of Mary
St. John Fisher Church Contact: Gloria Pat Stewart, Prioress    
Phone:   561-659-4160
St. Anthony of Padua Franciscan Fraternity
St. Mark Church 643 NE Fourth Avenue Boynton Beach, FL  33435    
Phone:   954-968-7838 or 561-498-1691
St. John of the Cross Order of Secular Discalced Carmelite Community
St. John of the Cross Church 7550 26th Street Vero Beach, FL  32966
Contact: Frances Allard  
Phone:    772-285-9816
St. Padre Pio Secular Franciscan Fraternity
St. Martin de Porres Church P.O. Box 1377 Jensen Beach, FL  34958-1377
Contact:  Catherine Bilquin
Phone:    772-631-1013
Stella Maris Lay Carmelite Community
Holy Name of Jesus Church 345 South Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL  33415
Contact:  Mary Murphy    
Phone:    561-622-2419
Third Order Carmelites, Community of St. Edith Stein
St. Joan of Arc Church 370 S.W. Third Street Boca Raton, FL  33432
Contact:  Mrs. Bridget Bobolts   
Phone:    561-392-0007 
Third Order Carmelites, Stella Maris Community
St. Patrick Church 13591 Prosperity Farms Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410    
Phone:    561-585-6619
Private Associations of the Christian FaithfulCommunity 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

Other Institutions (Not Governed by the Diocese of Palm Beach)


Mother Teresa Museum at Ave Maria University - Museum Flyer
5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL 34142
Located in: Thomas & Selby Prince Building
Phone:(239) 304-7954
Website: Museum - Mother Teresa Project at Ave Maria University
Monday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Nursing & Retirement Homes

Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Residence for Geriatric Care, Inc. (Skilled Nursing & Short-Term Rehabilitation)
315 South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
Rev. Tomasz Bochnak, Chaplain
Kathleen Abraham, Assistant Administrator
Phone: 561-655-8544
Fax: 561-650-8952

The McKeen Towers-Independent Living
Bonnie Andriotis, Director of McKeen Towers
Anne Marie Redler, Director of Marketing
Phone: 561-650-8900 ext. 3005
Fax: 561-650-3579

Lourdes Pavilion-Assisted Living
311 South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
Bonnie Andriotis, Director of Lourdes Pavilion
Anne Marie Redler, Director of Marketing
Phone: 561-650-8900 ext. 3005
Fax: 561-650-3579

Housing for the Elderly

Pam Bloor
Daniel P. Lewis
SPM, LLC Property Management Agent
913 S. Parsons Avenue, Suite A
Brandon, FL  33511

Villa Assumpta, Inc.
2539 N.E. Mission Drive, #9-8
Jensen Beach, FL  34957
Phone: 772-334-0009
Fax: 772-334-2168

Villa Franciscan, Inc.
101 Avenue “F”
Riviera Beach, FL  33404
Phone: 561-840-0444
Fax: 561-840-9444

Villa Madonna, Inc.
4809 Lake Worth Road
Greenacres, FL  33463
Phone: 561-963-1900
Fax: 561-963-1476

Villa Regina of West Palm Beach, Inc.
2660 North Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL  33417
Phone: 561-478-3900
Fax: 561-478-9787

Villa Seton, Inc.
3300 S.W. Chartwell Street
Port St. Lucie, FL  34953
Phone: 772-344-6969
Fax: 772-344-7822

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

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If an organization or movement has an update to the information below, the Office of Communications respectfully requests to please notify the office. For your convenience,  we've provided  a form to complete and send to the office. Please click here to download a pdf form.