Monroe Ministries’ Happenings:

JustFaith: JustFaith Ministries provides faith formation programs which illuminate the richness and depth of the Catholic social tradition of our faith.  JustFaith’s purpose is to educate, form, transform and send participants to be animators of the Gospel call and to make visible and real a just and peace filled world. Groups are now forming and will begin in the fall.  For information contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or

The Gabriel Project:  A parish based ministry providing support for pregnant mothers is now forming at San Pedro Church.  Attend an upcoming information/orientation session at San Pedro to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.  Date and time to be announced.  For information contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or

Monroe County Detention Center Ministry: Participate in providing a Catholic ministry presence in the Key West Detention Center in Key West or in the Plantation Key Detention Center in Tavernier.  New volunteers must fill out an application and attend an Orientation session. Interested volunteers can contact Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 or                  

St. Mary Star of the Sea Creation Care Team meets the second Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center. Call Patrice Schwermer 305 807 4503 for information and for summer schedule 

St. Mary Star of the Sea Social Justice Ministry meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center. Call Patrice Schwermer for information and for summer schedule 305 807 4503

Monthly Movie Night and Pot Luck:   Come together as community in Key West to watch a movie on a social justice topic, share a pot luck meal and share in fellowship and discussion.  For more information on the Key West ‘Movie Night’ or if other communities in Monroe County are interested in holding their own ‘Movie Night’, please call Patrice Schwermer 305-807-4503 or

San Pedro Helps Ministry Bake Sale:  On the third weekend of every month San Pedro Catholic Church holds a bake sale after all the masses to benefit their outreach ministry, the ‘San Pedro Helps Ministry’. Please support their efforts. 

Upper Keys Community Resource Council:
Come join this dynamic group of faith communities, non-prophet organizations and helping agencies who work collaboratively to meet growing community needs in the Upper Keys.  For information contact Patrice Schwermer at 305 807 4503 or  There will be no meetings over the summer months.   

Legal Consultations for Immigration Issues:
A legal clinic providing free consultations for those with questions and concerns about their immigration status are held three times a year in Key West, Marathon and the Upper Keys.  For information on the next clinic please call Patrice Schwermer (for English) 305 807 4503  or Gilda Smith (for Espanol e Ingles)  (305) 745 9819

Consultas jurídicas para asuntos de inmigración:
Una clinica legal proporcionar consultas gratuitas para aquellas personas con dudas e inquietudes acerca de su estatus de inmigracion se llevan a cabo tres veces al ano en Key West, ,Maraton y las llaves del alto. Para obtener información sobre la próxima clínica llame Patrice Schwermer (para inglés) 305 807 4503 o Gilda Smith (para español e Ingles) (305) 745 9819

CRS Rice Bowl: Monroe County parish communities participated in the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl Program during lent this year.  This is a program of education, prayer, fasting and almsgiving which connects participants with our most vulnerable sisters and brothers throughout the world.  Parish communities will be collecting contribution over the next few weeks.  All donations will be sent to the Archdiocese where 25% will stay in the Archdiocese to help fund poverty related ministries and 75% will be sent to CRS as they work with our sisters and brothers though out the world. For more information on CRS Rice Bowl please visit:  

CRS Ethical Trade: If you like coffee, chocolate and artisan crafts check out the Catholic Relief Services new Ethical Trade Web Site. Help improve lives around the world and promote the dignity of work by supporting local farmers and artisans through your shopping.  Visit       



Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami’s mission:
To honor God by enhancing human life and dignity, supporting individuals

and families, building communities, and working for justice.