V Encuentro seeks to develop new pastoral plan for Hispanic ministry in the U.S.

September 21, 2018

More than 3,200 Hispanic ministry leaders and about 125 bishops from across the country processed into the conference center in Grapevine, Texas, to kick-off the highly anticipated Fifth National Encuentro for Hispanic Ministry, which will continue to unfold over the next three days through Sept. 23. Following a multiyear process of prayerful discernment and consultation in parishes and dioceses in the U.S., leaders from around the country have come together seeking answers to how the Church can respond to the growing Hispanic population and develop a new pastoral plan that will address its many challenges. Read More

Diocesan Representatives Join National Encuentro, Sept. 20-23

September 18, 2018

Bishop Felipe Estévez and 19 local Catholics will join 3,000 delegates in Grapevine, Texas, Sept. 20-23, for the Fifth National Encuentro – Missionary Disciples, Witnesses of God’s Love. Among the local delegates are young people, new and emerging leaders, and seasoned leaders of the Diocese of St. Augustine. Read More

Holy Family Parish Remembers our Fallen Heroes and Patriots

September 12, 2018

As we recall that fateful day 17 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, we can’t help but reflect on the horror of those tragic events in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 Americans – men, women and children. Read More

Bishop Estévez Blesses New Formation Center for St. Anastasia Parish

September 7, 2018

By Lorraine Thompson In an official ceremony Sept. 5, Bishop Felipe Estévez blessed and dedicated the new St. Enda of Aran Formation Center at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in St. Augustine. With Pastor Timothy Linderfelser and parishioners of all ages participating, the event began with a prayer service in the church followed by the blessing of the new center by Bishop Estévez. The event concluded with a reception in the new building which includes nine classrooms, a nursery, three meeting rooms, a choir rehearsal room and a multipurpose room named St. Jude Celebration Hall. Read More

Bishop Calls on Catholics to Fast and Pray for an end to Abuse

September 6, 2018

Bishop Felipe Estévez is calling on the faithful of the Diocese of St. Augustine to join him in a solemn time of prayer and fasting on Sept. 14 (feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross) and Sept. 15 (feast of Our Lady of Sorrows) in response to the tragic and abhorrent news concerning clergy sexual abuse, particularly in the United States. Read More