The Crozier is a symbol of the pastoral care entrusted to a Catholic bishop at his episcopal ordination. As a member of the Crozier Society, you provide much needed support to Bishop Pohlmeier as he leads his flock on a journey of faith. Members of the Crozier Society take a leadership role in helping the bishop advance the mission of the Diocese of St. Augustine, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the spiritual, educational, and charitable needs of community.
Crozier Society Giving Levels
Crozier Society members are those who gift $1,000 or more to the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal
*First time members receive a Crozier Society lapel pin honoring their leadership support.
Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales Circle ($1,000+)
One of four priests who accompanied St. Augustine founder Captain General Pedro Menendez de Aviles on his 1565 expedition to La Florida. Father Lopez Circle members will receive an invitation to the bishop’s annual Mass of Appreciation and Reception, with the opportunity to meet Bishop Erik Pohlmeier and receive his personal thanks.
Fray Agustin Ponce de Leon Guild ($10,000+)
First native born priest to be martyred in La Florida. His canonization is being considered as part of the Cause for Canonization of Antonio Inija and 56 Companions. In addition to the opportunities offered to Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales Circle members, Ponce de Leon Guild members will receive an invitation to share dinner with Bishop Pohlmeier.
Bishop Augustin Verot Crozier Guild ($25,000+)
First bishop for the Diocese of St. Augustine in the late 19th century. In addition to the opportunities offered to Fray Agustin Ponce de Leon Guild members, Crozier Guild members receive an invitation to a private dinner with Bishop Pohlmeier.