The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine will kick off festivities for the 452nd Anniversary of the founding of “America’s First Parish” on Sunday, August 27. Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine, will be the principal celebrant at the 5:00 p.m. Mass in the Cathedral to begin the celebrations.
After 18 months with no executions in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott yesterday ordered Mark James Asay to be executed on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Asay received two death sentences for the murders of Robert Lee Booker and Robert McDowell. If carried out, this will be the first time that Florida executes a white person for the murder of a black person.
Mark your calendars now to celebrate the founding of America’s First Parish – the Cathedral of St. Augustine – and St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. Both were founded together on Sept. 8, 1565, by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, one of Spain’s most experienced admirals.
Por Rico De Silva
Las reliquias de dos de los santos más queridos y populares del Siglo XX: San Juan Pablo II y San Padre Pio visitaron el Santuario de la Virgen de la Leche en San Agustín el 5 y 6 de Agosto del corriente.
By Dolores Hinckley
Every fall semester is a new beginning for students at the University of Florida, especially for first year Gators. The first week of classes is a daze of figuring out dorm life, finding classrooms, making friends and feeding oneself for the first time, all while hoping no one will see them surreptitiously pull up a Google Map to the nearest dining hall.
By Mariann Hughes
In 2010, ISIS suicide bombers barred the doors of the Syriac Catholic Church of the Mother of Salvation in the center of Baghdad and massacred 58 people inside, including Sabah Haddat’s two sons.
Tom VanOsdol has been named President and CEO of St. Vincent’s HealthCare after serving as interim CEO since January. St. Vincent’s is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system. In addition to CEO, Tom will also serve as Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare, and Jacksonville Ministry Market Executive.
By Dolores Hinckley
Armed with cookies and Catholic T-shirts, high school students from parish youth groups in Gainesville and Branford parishes piled on a bus Friday afternoon to attend this year’s Steubenville conference in Orlando.