The Diocese of Palm Beach, Office of Communications is excited to start a new weekly initiative called "Parish Profile!"  Each week the Diocese will showcase one of our 50 Parishes, 3 Missions and 1 Hispanic Pastoral Center on social media and on the website.





St. Luke Catholic Church

St. Luke Catholic Church was established on October 15, 1959. The church attracted parishioners from St. Juliana Parish, Sacred Heart Parish and Holy Name of Jesus Parish in West Palm Beach. Father Matthew A. Morgan was the first pastor and Masses were celebrated at the American Polish Club on

St. Lucy Catholic Church

St. Lucy Catholic Church was established October 3, 1968, when the Archdiocese of Miami purchased a tract of land on which the church is now located. At the time, the land was a large mangrove swamp with overgrown vegetation. Through the efforts of the founding pastor, Father Michael Keller, a

St. Lucie Catholic Church

St. Lucie Parish was established in 1961 as the first Catholic church in Port St. Lucie, three years after the founding of the city. Initially, Mass was celebrated at the home of a parishioner a later at the marina. Because the population of the entire city at that time was only 3,030, both of

St. Joseph Catholic Church

St. Joseph Parish began in 1916 when George Zarnits donated land on Cleveland Avenue for a church. The church received its name because the first Mass was celebrated on the feast day of St. Joseph. Founded as a mission, St. Joseph became a parish of the Diocese of St. Augustine in 1928 and

St. Jude Catholic Church, Tequesta

Here is an overview of St. Jude, Tequesta Parish’s humble beginnings from a mission church to the thriving faith community it is today: June 4, 1957  The Village of Tequesta receives its Charter. The nearest Catholic churches are in Stuart and Rivera Beach. December 8, 1957  Jupiter

St. Jude Catholic Church, Boca Raton

St. Jude Parish was established in 1979 and was originally under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Miami. Mass was celebrated during the week in the homes of parishioners and on weekends in the theater or cafeteria at the College of Boca Raton (now Lynn University), as well as in the gym of

St. John the Evangelist, Boca Raton

St. John the Evangelist Parish was founded July 1, 1992 to meet the needs of the rapidly growing Catholic community west of Boca Raton. On November 1, 1992, Father Ronald Schulz celebrated Mass for the first time in the Olympic Heights High School cafeteria with a handful of families. In October

St. John of the Cross, Vero Beach

St. John of the Cross Parish was founded October 7, 1989, by Bishop Thomas Daily and Father John Crowley. The first Mass was celebrated on the feast of the Holy Rosary at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Vero Beach. At that Mass, Father Crowley entrusted his new parish family to the Immaculate

San Juan Diego Hispanic Pastoral Center

San Juan Diego Hispanic Pastoral Center in Fort Pierce was built from small beginnings thirty years ago. Father Gerard Don Bosco Redden founded the San Juan Diego Pastoral Center in 1985, when he was assigned by the first bishop of the newly formed Diocese of Palm Beach, Thomas V. Daily, to serve

St. John Fisher Catholic Church

St. John Fisher Parish in West Palm Beach was founded on August 23, 1963. An announcement was placed in The Voice that a new parish had been established in West Palm Beach by Bishop Coleman F. Carroll. Father Leslie Cann was named the first pastor on August 30, 1963. His challenge was to find a