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.
Pope Francis has said, “Money has to serve not rule.” The Compass Catholic 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.
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!Please explore the Book & Studies page for more information about the material we offer. Check out the Compass Blog for thought provoking articles, sign-up for our newsletter to stay up to date with ministry news and listen to our radio programs for more on the link between faith and finances.
Board of Directors
Jon Bean, Board President
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 Compass Catholic
Steven Hoyas, Treasurer
Steven Hoyas serves as the Treasurer of Compass Catholic. 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 and podcast.
Fr. Richard M. Walsh, Pastor
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
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.