National Conference Calls Youth to Learn to Listen

November 21, 2017

By Jennifer Kollasch Last week, 143 delegates from the Diocese of St. Augustine attended the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis for a three-day faith experience that was guided by the Holy Spirit. Read More

Bishop Estévez Ordains Martin Ibeh to Transitional Diaconate

November 19, 2017

Martin Livinus Ibeh was ordained to the transitional diaconate Saturday, Nov. 17, at Christ the King Parish in Jacksonville. Bishop Felipe Estévez was the principle celebrant. Read More

First World Day of the Poor Proclaimed by Pope Francis

November 17, 2017

“Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn 3:18). These words of the Apostle John voice an imperative that no Christian may disregard. … Love has no alibi.”    In declaring the first World Day of the Poor on Nov. 19, Pope Francis has exhorted believers to “draw near to the poor, to encounter them, to meet their gaze, to embrace them and to let them feel the warmth of love that breaks through their solitude.” Read More

Diocese Hosts Annual Cities for Life

November 13, 2017

The third annual Cities for Life – a worldwide initiative to abolish the death penalty – will be Thursday, Nov. 30, in two locations of the diocese: The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Gainesville. Both gatherings begin at 6:30 p.m. with a call for all churches in North Florida to ring their bells at 7:30 p.m. in solidarity to end the death penalty. Read More