Before I became a Priest, I had a been a Funeral Director for nearly forty years. I started the St. Joseph of Arimathea Funeral Ministry as a way to serve families who had no church affiliation or clergy to assist them at the time of the death of a loved one. I had been helping families with prayers for their loved ones for years. That is why I became trained as a Certified Celebrant as way to help families who where not very religious, or wanted an interfaith service. But I still wanted to help those who needed the sacramental services of an Ordained Catholic Priest. So many people have felt abandoned by "the Catholic Church" in their hour of need, and have been unable to secure a Priest or a church for a funeral. That is why I became a Priest with the Independent Old Catholic Church. No one should be denied the Sacraments of the Church at such an emotional time in a families life.  So if you or a family member is ever I need of a Priest or Clergyperson for a funeral or memorial service at a funeral home, cemetery, park or anywhere please call me. Bishop Steve Harris 727-267-3317  revlfd@gmail.com

St. Joseph of Arimathea Funeral Ministry



Also available for weddings in most locations in Florida - a church building, wedding venue, beach, park. I can tailor your ceremony for your special day just the way you want it. Call Bishop Steve Harris 727-267-3317 revlfd@gmail.com

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Pill Bottle Donations

Matthew 25: Ministries accepts donations of empty plastic pill bottles for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling. Our pill bottle program fulfills the dual needs of improving medical care in developing countries and caring for our environment.

Acceptable collection items include:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles

  • Large and small pill bottles

  • Pill Bottles with and without secure caps (child resistant)

Pill bottles that are not appropriate to include with shipments of medical supplies are recycled for cash that goes towards Matthew 25: Ministries’ programs. If you wish to prepare bottles for shipment rather than recycling, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Bottles included in shipments of medical supplies must have an all plastic lid.

  • Sort bottles by color and type.

  • Remove labels, leaving no glue or residue.

  • Wash bottles in very hot water and dish soap. 

  • Rinse and dry thoroughly. 

  • Replace lids on clean, dried bottles.

  • Place clean, recapped bottles in large ziplock bags marked “Clean Bottles.” These will be blended with medical supplies.

Please send pill bottles to:

Matthew 25: Ministries
11060 Kenwood Road