Plenary indulgence granted by Pope Francis
In a decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on March 20, 2020, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to the faithful during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, recognizing the challenges Catholics in the Diocese of St. Augustine now face regarding access to the sacrament of reconciliation, Bishop Estévez has prepared a message addressing this concern as well as the plenary indulgence granted by the Holy Father.
Click below to watch the message and download the letter from Bishop Estévez for more information.
Diocesan Response to
Bishop Felipe Estévez
The tenth Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine
150th Anniversary &
Florida Eucharistic Congress
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The Diocesan Strategic Plan stems from seven listening sessions and a diocesan-wide survey conducted in the fall 2016. It is the resulting fruit of an extensive period of reflection and discernment on how to adhere to the command of Christ to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19-20).
To learn more, click here.
Welcome to the Catholic Church! If you are visiting one of our churches for a weekend Mass, a wedding, funeral, baptism or any other reason and would like to learn more about the church and what it teaches, then you’ve come to the right place. With you in mind, we’ve put together some facts and information about the Catholic Church through our Catholicism 101 page, click here to get started.
Whether you’re visiting from out of town or are looking for your new soon-to-be home parish, check out our directory of more than 60 parishes, missions and chapels in the Diocese of St. Augustine. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Choosing the right education for your children is one of the most challenging things a parent must face. In the Catholic schools of the Diocese of St. Augustine you can rest assured your children will receive an authentically Catholic formation, a first-class education and a future with endless possibilities.
The Tribunal of the Diocese of St. Augustine is the court designated to investigate marriages (and other cases) that fall within its competence.
To learn more about the annulment process, click here.
Congratulations! Engagement is an exciting time and we’re grateful for the opportunity to assist your preparation for the sacrament with pre-marital courses, relationship inventories, and more.
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The Safe Environment Program for the Diocese of St. Augustine has been in place in one form or another since 1998. All elements of our program are required by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, and the essential norms deriving from the Charter. The essential norms, having received the recognition of the Holy See, are particular law in the dioceses of the United States.
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To report abuse, please contact our victim advocate, Tina Nugent at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Florida Abuse Hotline at:
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