Diocese of Palm Beach Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito
President Mark Eidemueller
Chapter Chaplain Rev. J. Scott Adams
Originally named the Boca Raton/Palm Beach Chapter when it began developing in 2008, the Chapter suffered a membership drop at the onset of the Great Recession – in tandem with Florida’s economic downturn during that time. Past-president Frank Maurno and his wife got involved in 2013 and worked with core members to rebuild and re-enliven the chapter. Word spread excitedly once again.
Jupiter/Palm Beach is the newest Florida Legatus chapter to celebrate its first holiday season as a new “ambassador village” of Legatus. The Jupiter/Palm Beach Chapter chartered officially on the evening of December 11, 2018, with 22 founding members, beginning with praying the rosary, confession and Mass celebrated by chapter Chaplain Fr. Scott Adams. A celebratory reception and dinner commenced at the world-renowned Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The long-anticipated chartering ceremony immediately followed, as Legatus founder and chairman Tom Monaghan personally welcomed each new member. After dinner, the chapter’s founding president, Frank Maurno, conducted a congenial ‘fireside chat’ interview with Mr. Monaghan. The inspiring question-and-answer session delved into the Legatus founder’s life-snapshots – such as how Mr. Monaghan’s Catholic faith intensified; his personal interactions with Pope St. John Paul II; his time running Domino’s Pizza, and then, the Detroit Tigers; and finally his reasons for starting Legatus. The chapter holds monthly meetings usually at an outside venue and socials are occasionally held at members’ homes. Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday evening of each month, starting with rosary/confession and Mass beginning at 6:00pm. The chapter meetings feature an amazing line-up of nationally known speakers, and meets at venues of top quality.
If you would like more information about the Jupiter/Palm Beach Chapter, we would be delighted to hear from you!