Compass Catholic Ministries teaches Biblical financial principles from an authentically Catholic viewpoint. The Compass Catholic studies use the Bible, the Catechism, quotes from saints and popes as well as the United States Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on Stewardship ‘Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response’ to help people put their finances into the proper perspective so they can become good stewards of God’s many blessings.
The Bible has more than 2,500 verses on how to handle money and possessions. Everything we need to know about money can be found in the Bible. It tells us how to spend, save, give, and manage money.
Our studies help people escape from the consumerism of the American culture and find peace and contentment in the Lord. As people begin to learn and apply financial principles from the Bible, they are transformed into real stewards of the many blessings God has showered upon them. Pope Francis has said, “Money has to serve not rule.” The Compass Bible Studies help people put finances into the proper perspective.
Whether you are financially independent or struggling to make the monthly bills, young or old, single or married, working or retired, these studies are for you!
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Our vision is to teach Catholics Biblical financial principles so they are fully engaged in their faith journey, free from financial obligations and fulfilling the unique purpose God has for them. God has put it on our hearts to reach 40 million Catholics around the world over the next 20 years. We will focus on six languages, which cover 70% of the world’s Catholic population (English; Spanish; French; German; Portuguese and Polish). This is a God sized goal and we cannot accomplish this through our own efforts, but with God’s help (and yours) we know that it can be done.
To inspire and encourage Catholics to discover the richness and fullness of the faith so they may live it vibrantly on a daily basis. We seek to create a climate that encourages faith formation through engaging and practical learning experiences.
- Based on Scripture, Church Tradition and the Magisterium to be fully Catholic.
- Rooted in the Eucharist and led by the Holy Spirit.
- Leading through service in the example of Jesus Christ in a spirit of love for the Lord and love for others.
- Spreading the Gospel and striving to fulfill our role as members of the Living Body of Christ.
- Inspired by the Word of God and attentive to the challenges of our time, we are committed to the spiritual growth and faith formation of all the community.
- Sharing Christ’s love through joyful witness and selfless stewardship.
- Trusting God to lead the ministry according to his plan.
Why the name Compass?
There is no purpose to a journey without a destination. By using a Compass, we can stay on the right path and arrive at the desired destination. Our studies help people implement an authentically Catholic approach to money and possessions so they stay on the right path (living our lives here on earth as stewards of God’s blessings) and arrive at the desired destination (life with Christ forever).
Board of Directors
Jon Bean serves as the board President. Jon and his wife Evelyn co-founded Compass Catholic Ministries. They live in Winter Springs, FL and have attended St. Stephen Catholic Community since 1986.
Jon and Evelyn are Commissioned Lay Ecclesial Ministers of the Diocese of Orlando. They both graduated from college with teaching degrees, then had successful careers with Fortune 500 companies. They are now retired and have the opportunity to enjoy serving God as full time volunteers in the ministry.
Steven Hoyas serves as the Treasurer. Steve and his wife Audrey are members of Saint Stephen Catholic Community. Steve has a B.S. in Geography and went into the radio business as a DJ, which eventually led him to Central Florida. He was a Program Director for Cox Radio for 30 years prior to retirement.
Steve is the moderator of the Compass Catholic “Manage Your Money God’s Way” radio program.
Fr. Richard M. Walsh has been the Pastor at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park, Florida since 1985. He was born in Ireland in County Westmeath, 50 miles west of Dublin and has been a priest for over 40 years. Father Walsh believes that, “a sound body makes a sound mind.”
He has served as the as Vicar General of the Diocese of Orlando, since 2011.
Fr. Hector Vazquez Saad was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orlando in 2008. He is the Parochial Vicar for St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Orlando, Florida. Father Hector attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, where he graduated with a degree in accounting.