Bishop Pohlmeier Throws the First Pitch for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Bishop Pohlmeier Throws the First Pitch for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

August 18th, 2022

Bishop Erik Pohlmeier took to the mound last night and threw in the ceremonial “First Pitch” kicking off the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s game against the Nashville Sounds. While it was a win-win seeing Bishop Pohlmeier throwing the first pitch of the night, our local team lost to the Sounds 6-2 at 121 Financial Ballpark. Last […]

The Church of North Florida has a New Shepherd

July 25th, 2022

By Jean Gonzalez It was St. Augustine who said the title of “bishop” is not one of honor, but one of service. Judging by the expressions and emotions crossing newly ordained Bishop Erik Pohlmeier’s face, he took that honor to heart, especially during two moments of his ordination Mass as the 11th bishop of the […]

Discover an ancient rite and the rituals behind a bishop’s ordination

July 18th, 2022

By Jean Gonzalez The Catholic faithful participate in many rites steeped in tradition and symbolism distinct to the church.  And on July 22, Catholics of North Florida will celebrate one such tradition — the ordination and installation of Bishop-elect Erik Pohlmeier as 11th bishop of St. Augustine.  In celebration of the event, Father Tom Willis, […]

Pope Francis Appoints Father Erik Pohlmeier Bishop of St. Augustine

May 26th, 2022

On Tuesday, May 24, Archbishop Christopher Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, announced Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, 76, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of St. Augustine, and has appointed Father Erik T. Pohlmeier, as Bishop-elect of St. Augustine. Bishop Estévez has been appointed apostolic administrator […]

Florida Eucharistic Congress Features Nationally known Speakers

May 10th, 2022

This year’s keynote speaker is Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia. In addition to his keynote address, Archbishop Perez will give a presentation at the Spanish Track on Friday, June 17 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gainesville, and on Saturday, June 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Also speaking at this year’s […]

Popular Activities for Children at the 2022 Eucharistic Congress

May 10th, 2022

The Children’s Track for the 2022 Eucharistic Congress is Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville. The program for children in grades K-2 will resemble a one-day “Vacation Bible School.” The congress’ theme and Eucharistic focus is explored through crafts, music, storytelling, and other supportive materials using […]

Parents – Apply now for Private School Scholarships

May 10th, 2022

Parents – Apply now for Private School ScholarshipsGet an average of $7,000 a year for K-12 education Families seeking more options in their children’s education can now apply for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options in one application through Step Up for Students. Scholarship amounts vary by grade […]

USCCB Urges Faithful to Pray in Response to Leak of Draft Supreme Court Opinion

May 6th, 2022

In response to the leak of a draft opinion in the Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following call to prayer: “The leak related to the U.S. Supreme Court case […]

The Global Church Prays for Vocations

May 3rd, 2022

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is celebrated this year on Sunday, May 8. While appreciating all vocations, the Catholic Church concentrates its attention this day on vocations to the ordained ministries (priesthood and diaconate), consecrated life in all its forms (men and women religious life, societies of apostolic life, consecrated virginity), secular institutes […]

Faith Leaders Share in Local Synodal Process

April 26th, 2022

By Erin McGeever  As part of the local synodal process, Bishop Felipe Estévez and Catholic leadership gathered in small discernment groups on April 21 with leaders of other Christian denominations for prayer, fellowship and dialogue. This momentous event occurred at Marywood Retreat and Conference Center in St. Johns.   The small group conversations were rich and […]

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