Cruz Bay’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church came into existence in the 1960s due to the generosity of visitor-turned-resident William Callahan, and now the church hopes similar generous acts will facilitate the building of a Catholic church in Coral Bay — on King Hill Road just past Love City Market. The church has already purchased the approximately three-acre parcel of land, again with the help of generous benefactors and parishioners.

Despite not having a permanent Coral Bay home, the Catholic Church has had a presence there for several years, first in a downstairs apartment, then at the Johns Folly Learning Institute.