There will be many opportunities for parishioners to celebrate Holy Week in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Below is a schedule of activities that will take place before Easter in St. Augustine.
April 14 (Palm Sunday), the beginning of Holy Week
Bishop Felipe Estévez will celebrate Mass at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica (38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine) and following Mass, he will preside at the traditional Blessing of the Fleet from the Bridge of Lions.
The Blessing of the Fleet in St. Augustine is a historical ceremony dating back to the city’s earliest days of Spanish colonial occupation. All vessels, commercial and pleasure, are invited to receive a blessing from the Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine.
11:00 a.m., Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place
Bishop Felipe Estévez will celebrate Mass and bless the holy oils which are used throughout the year in the diocese. Three oils are blessed and used for the sacramental anointing, such as the anointing of the sick, the anointing of those about to be newly baptized, and the anointing of priests and those being confirmed into the church. And it is at this Mass that the priests of the diocese renew their promises to serve God and his people.
The Living Stations of the Cross
Performed by Comunita Celacolo
7:00 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios
27 Ocean Ave., St. Augustine; Open to the public
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Easter Mass with Bishop Felipe Estévez
Bishop Estévez will celebrate Mass at the Rustic Altar at Mission Nombre de Dios
10 a.m., 27 Ocean Ave., St. Augustine
Open to all