On April 27, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI named Auxiliary Bishop Felipe J. Estévez the tenth Bishop of St. Augustine. He was installed on June 2, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville.
Prior to coming to the Diocese of St. Augustine, Bishop Estévez oversaw the Archdiocese of Miami’s Ministry of Pastoral Services and Lay Apostolate, which includes youth and young adult ministry, campus ministry, rural life, family life, prison and respect life ministries, airport and seaport ministries, as well as, all the apostolic movements and lay associations.
Bishop Estévez has served in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as member of the Bishops’ Committee on Priestly Formation, the Bishops’ Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs, Bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, the Ad Hoc Committee on Stewardship, The Task Force on Health Care, the Subcommittee for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and the Committee on Migration and Refugee Services.
He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami on Nov. 21, 2003, and ordained to the episcopacy on Jan. 7, 2004.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian, he earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from Montreal University in Montreal, Canada (1970), a Master in Arts from Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla. (1977), and a doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1980.
From 2001 to 2003, Bishop Estévez served as dean of spiritual formation of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla., where he had served as rector from 1980 to 1986. He was pastor of Saint Agatha Parish in Miami for 14 years, while also directing Campus Ministry at Florida International University.
Office of the Bishop
11625 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Phone: (904) 262-3200
Fax: (904) 260-8736
For information about visiting the Vatican or to request tickets for a General Audience with the Holy Father, see information below or click on one of the two PDF files:
Information for visiting the Vatican
Bishops' Office for United States visitors to the Vatican
Via dell'Umilta, 30 - 00187 Rome
Tel (calling from USA): 011.39.06.6900.1821
FAX (faxing from USA): 011.39.06.679.1448