Faces of Faith




Catholic Health Services

“Losing my wife was devastating, we were married 24 years and when she passed after a short battle with cancer I was lost and depressed and wasn’t sure I would be able to come out of the deep hole I was in. I was offered one-on-one bereavement counseling through Catholic Hospice and said yes. Although I felt that half of me was ripped away, my faith was strong and I relied a lot on my faith in God. Through counseling and my church support group I finally feel like I’m moving forward and have found myself again. I don’t know where I’d be without those services.”



Food Banks

“I’m a single mom with 2 kids and live here in the Keys with no support system. I have struggled keeping a job that pays enough or gives me enough hours to support my family. Thanks to the food pantry at St. Justin Martyr I’ve been able to keep food on the table. The people that work there are so kind and caring. Not only do they provide food, but they show me that they truly care for me and my family. I am so thankful for the help they provide.”

Marie Anne S. Michel

St. Clemente Youth Ministry Member

“Church is a fun experience! I never get bored here. With exciting activities and the company of friends, it makes every kid that goes to church fall in love with the church and God. Thank you!”

Gina Cantave

Schott Communities Volunteer

“The Archdiocese of Miami gives a boost to my faith. I am able to live out this faith and the core principles of the Catholic Church: love, compassion, hope, solidarity and courage, by giving preferential options of my time to the poor, disabled, and marginalized. Thank you!”