Simple Ways to Evangelize

August 31, 2017

By Lilla Ross Catholics can’t make disciples until they are disciples, says Father Larry Richards. “Many Catholics are just going through the motions, going to Mass so that they won’t go to hell,” says the host of EWTN’s radio program The Reason for Our Hope. “But we are called by Jesus and the church to ‘go and make disciples.’ It’s an integral part of who we are.” Read More

Archbishop Gomez Calls Ending DACA ‘A Tragedy’

August 30, 2017

In his weekly column in the Archdiocese’s news magazine, Angelus, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles called on President Trump and members of Congress returning to Washington from their August recess to find common ground on immigration reform and make the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) permanent. Read More

Do You Make Time for Prayer?

August 30, 2017

By Lilla Ross Father Eamon Tobin grew up in Ireland in a family where daily prayer was an unquestioned part of life. Every morning his father knelt on the kitchen floor to say his morning prayers before going to the fields, and he would stop again at noon to recite the Angelus. Read More

Farewell Sister Ambrose

August 30, 2017

It might have been destiny that brought Sister Ambrose Cruise to the Diocese of St. Augustine. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland in 1959 on Sept. 8 – the day the City of St. Augustine was founded in 1565. Read More

Emergency Collection to Assist Dioceses Affected by Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017

Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine will take up a special collection to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. The collection will be held in all 61 parishes and missions of the diocese the weekend of Sept. 9-10. Read More

Get Ready to Celebrate Founder’s Day – Sept. 9

August 28, 2017

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. Read More

America’s First Parish Announces Plans for Patronal Feast Day Celebrations

August 21, 2017

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. Read More

Prayer Services Planned for Execution of Mark James Asay

August 15, 2017

Updated: 8/22/2017 After 18 months with no executions in Florida, Mark Asay is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Asay received two death sentences for the 1987 murders of Robert Lee Booker and Robert McDowell. Read More

Reliquias de San Juan Pablo II y San Padre Pio visitan el Santuario de la Virgen de la Leche

August 8, 2017

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. Read More

National Relics Tour visits Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

August 8, 2017

by Rico De Silva The relics of two of the most popular saints of the 20th century: St. John Paul II and St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina visited the Diocese of St. Augustine Aug. 5 and 6. Read More