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Welcome to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Pahokee, Florida, lovingly called the "Bethlehem" of the Diocese of Palm Beach! Certainly you will see from the following pages that St. Mary's is an exciting place to be! Just an hour and twenty minutes from Palm Beach, St. Mary's becomes a world unto its own on the southern part of Lake Okeechobee surrounded by sugar cane and wetlands!

Home to agricultural America, its new inhabitants since the late 1960's have changed the face of this small town forever! Coming from Central and South American as well as from Mexico and the Islands, our People mingle many rich cultures and folklore into the rich and dark soil of this All American land!

I invite all of you to read on and then come and visit us! Our differences make a difference and we could certainly use your help in any way you can to assist us in our God given vocation of helping others help themselves!

Our new building is now open so that both English and Spanish services can be held in the proper church setting.  We are well on our way, but your continued financial help can maintain our beautiful new church.

Father Juan Raúl Cárdenas, Pastor

New St. Mary's Church In Pahokee

Thank you and may God bless you!
In Christ,
Father Juan Raúl Cárdenas, Pastor


1200 East Main Street
Pahokee, Florida 33476
tel: 561-924-7305

fax: 561-924-9394



Juan Raúl Cárdenas

Please Note: Our Pantry is now open Tuesday and Thursday to help needy families in our community