St. Catherine Youth Conduct “Mission Trip” at Home

July 12, 2016

by Angelina DeVincenzo For the youth at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Orange Park, St. Augustine is considered mission territory. Read More

Catholics + Baseball = Summer Fun!

July 12, 2016

There is nothing more fun than coming together to enjoy a good game of baseball and hotdogs! The Diocese of St. Augustine’s annual “Catholic Night at the Ballpark,” featuring an evening of professional baseball between the Jacksonville Suns and the Mississippi Braves, is Friday, August 12 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature a post-game fireworks celebration.  Read More

Annual Feast of St. Mary Magdalene Hosted at Most Holy Redeemer Parish

July 7, 2016

The annual celebration of the feast of St. Mary of Magdalene is Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, located at 8523 Normandy Blvd. in Jacksonville. Celebrating its 14th year in Jacksonville, the event called KAWIT FIESTA is organized by the Devotees of St. Mary Magdalene who hails from the town of Kawit, Cavite, Philippines. Read More

It shouldn’t take a hard week in Florida

June 16, 2016

by Bishop Felipe J. Estévez One can have no doubt that this has been a hard week for Florida, particularly for my neighbors to the south in Orlando. First the senseless shooting death of singer-songwriter Christina Grimmie of the TV show The Voice on Saturday, then Sunday morning’s horrific mass shooting at the PULSE gay bar, and finally the painful news of a toddler dragged into the water by an alligator at a vacation resort, June 14. Taken together, these stories are a drumbeat of heartbreak and human tragedy. And in their wake, we see the usual messy flurry of human generosity, policy debates, and overall struggle for meaning. Read More

The Catholic response to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history

June 14, 2016

A headline in the local paper read, “Make It Stop.” That phrase sums up the feeling of helplessness that Americans feel at the latest terror rampage that took place in Orlando on June 12. In the early morning hours of June 12, a gunman entered a nightclub in Orlando and opened fire, killing 49 people as of this writing, and injuring more than 50. Read More

St. John Paul II Mission Church Opens New Parish Center

June 10, 2016

Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine will officially bless a new parish center for St. John Paul II Mission on Thursday, June 23, at 127 Stonemason Way, Jacksonville (located near Valley Ridge Blvd., west of the Kelly Pointe subdivision in Nocatee). Read More

Bishop Estévez Celebrates Jubilee Year Mass for Priests on feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 6, 2016

by Brandon Duncan Despite the end of day hustle on a busy evening in Jacksonville, the faithful arrived in solemn procession for the Jubilee Year Mass for Priests at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, June 3. Read More

A Unique Father Daughter Bond Formed Using Robotics

May 19, 2016

by Angelina DeVincenzo Alexandra DiCairano is following in the passionate footsteps of her UF alumnus father through their shared love for engineering and robotics. Throughout her four years at St. Francis Catholic Academy in Gainesville and as this year’s WolfBotics team captain, DiCairano discovered her love for competitive robotics and her desire to be an innovative female leader in the field of engineering. Read More

The Body of Christ Welcomes Two New Priests

May 17, 2016

By Tonia Borsellino Every pew in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine was full, on May 14. People, young and old, were lining the walls with smiles on their faces as they looked toward the altar. Read More

Bishop Estévez will ordain two new priests for the diocese

May 10, 2016

Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine will ordain Deacons David Keegan and Philip Timlin to the priesthood Saturday, May 14, at the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place in St. Augustine. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the public is invited to attend the Mass. Read More