Jubilee Year of Mercy Begins Today for the Catholic Church Around the World

December 8, 2015

Diocese of St. Augustine Begins Holy Year on December 13 Seeing the great need for mercy and healing in the world, Pope Francis has called for an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy – a special period, also known as a Holy Year or Jubilee Year for the Catholic Church. It is a time for the Church across the world to take approximately a year to focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way. Read More

Bishop Blesses New Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

December 5, 2015

By Kathleen Bagg The new Santa Fe Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in High Springs, Fla., was officially blessed Saturday evening, Dec. 5, at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church by Bishop Felipe Estévez. Joining Bishop Estévez was Bishop Emeritus John J. Snyder and several clergy from the Gainesville Deanery and diocese, women religious, dignitaries and lay faithful. Read More

Bishop Estévez Ordains 12 Men to Permanent Diaconate

December 5, 2015

On Saturday, Dec. 5, Bishop Felipe J. Estévez ordained 12 men to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of St. Augustine. The ceremony was at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville and Msgr. Michael Morgan was the homilist. Read More