UF Students Evangelize and Share the Joy of the Gospel with Parishes

April 13, 2015

by Tonia Borsellino A team of five Catholic Gators from the University of Florida increased their commitment to service at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Gainesville during the parish’s first Helping Hands food-packaging event for Catholic Relief Services held on Saturday, April 11. Read More

The Pope to officially convoke the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy tomorrow

April 10, 2015

At 5.30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday 11 April, the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, in St. Peter's Basilica, the Pope will officially convoke the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy with the publication of the Bull of Indiction, “Misericordiae vultus”. Read More

Helping Hands: Gainesville Students support CRS programs in West Africa

April 8, 2015

The St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center in Gainesville is hosting a Helping Hands food-packaging event on Saturday, April 11. The event, in support of a special collaboration between Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Stop Hunger Now, will bring together local volunteers to package more than 10,000 meals and to provide funds to buy CRS food, support, job training and community development programs in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Read More

Florida Bishops Speak out on Conscience Protection for Private Child-Placing Agencies

April 7, 2015

UPDATE (4/9/2015) The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) applauds today’s passage of HB 7111, Conscience Protection for Private Child-Placing Agencies, by the Florida House of Representatives. Read More

First Coast Media Gets Sneak Peak at Cathedral Renovation

March 27, 2015

First Coast news media got a sneak peak at the renovations of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine Thursday, March 27. Father Tom Willis, rector of the Cathedral provided an overview of the extensive work that was done to the interior of the church in preparation for the 450th anniversary of the parish and the city of St. Augustine. Read More

2015 Catholic Charities Gala

March 26, 2015

Catholic Charities Gala 2015 will be held April 25, at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Hotel, Ponte Vedra, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. This event serves as one of the primary fundraisers for Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office with proceeds assisting the agency in reaching out to the community with emergency assistance. Read More

St. Augustine’s Replica Spanish Boat Christened by Father Tom Willis

March 23, 2015

by Margo C. Pope Salt, holy water, and white wine combined with the prayers of Father Tom Willis on Sunday afternoon as he christened a replica 16th-century chalupa work boat built by the Saint Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation. The 37-foot-wooden boat honors the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine in 1565 by the Spanish. Read More

The Search Continues for an 18th Century Image of Our Lady of La Leche

March 20, 2015

By Margo C. Pope St. Augustine’s veneration of Our Lady of La Leche ─ Nuestra Senora de La Leche y Buen Parto ─  is almost as old as the city having been brought to St. Augustine in 1620, 55 years after the city’s founding by the Spanish. It continues today in the historic chapel of the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche. Read More

Faith-based Student Housing Comes to UNF

March 17, 2015

By Kathleen Bagg Catholic students attending the University of North Florida this fall will have another choice for student housing – a choice that many parents will rejoice about. Read More

Thousands of Catholics are Spiritually Enriched at Eucharistic Congress 2015

March 17, 2015

By Kathy Radford This past Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, Catholics from all over the Diocese of St. Augustine were asked to “Come to the House of the Lord” as part of the 2015 Eucharistic Congress held at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville. More than 5,000 people answered that invitation and attended the opening night’s sessions and thousands also spent their Saturday immersed in their faith. Read More