Victor Marrero:  Our Founder

Victor Marrero was a founding member of the Mens Cell group, Brothers in Christ, located at St. Edward Catholic Church in Pembroke Pines, FL.  Victor felt a calling to reach as many men as possible, as leaders of families, communities and business with the hope of bringing them closer to Christ.

Victor was an inspiration for the first ManUP conference in 2013 and actively participated in each conference until his untimely passing in 2020.   Victor was a inspiration to many and touched the lives of everyone he met.

You are missed brother.

A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master, and author, Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life’s most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor, and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike.

His inspirational talks, presentations, and books always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds, and lives of millions of listeners, and readers worldwide.

Click the link below to learn more about Fr. Larry.

The Reason for Hope Foundation

Archdiocese of Miami

Father Larry Richards

Father Burke Masters

Through out South Florida, there are many mens groups focused on prayer, a safe space for men to speak freely and learn about their faith.  Many refer to them as Prayer groups or Cell Groups.  Mens Prayer or Cell Groups are available in many of our local parishes.  Here are a few cell groups that are available in your area.

We will continue to update the site with additional links and locations of Mens Prayer Groups near you.

Father Burke Masters has had quite the journey both on and off the baseball field. Raised in Joliet, IL, he currently serves as chaplain for the Chicago Cubs, and is also the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Joliet, outside of Chicago.  While Masters wasn’t raised Catholic, he attended a Catholic high school for solely baseball purposes. It was then when he encountered the Catholic Church and its teachings. By his senior year he became Catholic.

Masters said, “It was one of the greatest days of my life. But it wasn’t then that I started thinking about becoming a priest. I was so focused on baseball”.

Click the link below to learn more about Fr. Burke

St. Isaac Joques Catholic Church

Mens Prayer Groups​

The Archdiocese of Miami (ADOM) encompases Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.  The Website for the diocese includes a wealth of resources.  

Visit the ADOM website by clicking the link below.  Some of the resources available include:

-   Marriage Counseling

-   Knights of Columbus

-   Young Adults Ministry

-   Office of Vocations

Archdiocese of Miami Website