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.

Bishop Felipe Estévez blesses the fleet from the Bridge of Lions. (photo by St. Augustine Catholic/Woody Huband)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

April 17

Chrism Mass

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.

Bishop Felipe Estévez blesses the Holy Oils at the Chrism Mass. (photo by St. Augustine Catholic/Brandon Duncan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 19

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

Comunita Celacolo is a Catholic residential program for people overcoming substance abuse, located in Alabama, St. Augustine, Fla. and worldwide. To learn more visit:  https://www.hopereborn.org/ncr-article/

 

April 21

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