Located on a 20-acre wooded plot at the intersection of Greenland and Old St. Augustine Roads in Mandarin, a suburb of Jacksonville, the Catholic Center of the Diocese of Saint Augustine houses the administrative offices of the 17-county diocese including the Office of the Bishop, the Tribunal and several diocesan ministries that provide services to parishes, schools and the people of Northern Florida.
"Architecturally, the building expresses what we believe we are called to be as Church – reaching out in warmth and compassion to our brothers and sisters in a commitment to a ministry of service to which all of us are called to by our baptism," said Bishop John J. Snyder during the Catholic Center dedication ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 23, 1982.
The Catholic Center is a one-story, semicircular, brick-veneered building of 21,000 square feet. It includes a chapel, offices, meeting rooms, a small library and conference rooms.
From the very outset of planning for the Catholic Center the chapel was the single most important element of the building that would be used for the service of the diocese. It’s placement at the center of the building connotes the primacy which the Lord and the Eucharist have in the lives of those called to be servants of the people of God.
The chapel is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This image is portrayed in the stained glass and mosaic window. Designed by liturgical artist, Yan Riegar, it represents the Heart of Jesus formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
Catholic Center Offices
11625 Old St. Augustine Road (Directions)
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Fax: (904) 262-0698
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