2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

(904) 387-2554


2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

(904) 387-2554

Email: parishoffice@spsjax.org

Kick off the Lenten Season

Knights of Columbus Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Hall, March 1 5:30-7:30 pm

Ash Wednesday Masses

8:00 am School Mass with Ashes

12:10 pm  Mass with Ashes

6:00 pm  Mass with Ashes

Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-Off February 13

Come enjoy the big game on the big screen in the parish hall with St. Paul’s KOC Council #15132.

Party starts at 4:30 pm and lasts until the end of the game.

$5/adult and $3/child, but free is you enter a pot of chili in the contest.

Individual drink tickets and unlimited beverage cup purchase available.

All proceeds benefit St. Paul’s

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

St. Paul Catholic School will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week with a weeklong celebration beginning Sunday, January 30, with the final day of our CSW on February 5. Each day includes a theme, accompanied by school wide events celebrating all aspects of what makes a catholic education so special.
Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.

“If we want to have a good society, we must concentrate all our forces on the Christian education of the young. Experience has taught me that if we wish to sustain civil society then we should take good care of the young.

Remember that good confessions and good Communions are the first steps to a sound education.

If young people are educated properly, we have moral order; if not, vice and disorder prevail. Religion alone can initiate and achieve a true education.”

–Saint John Bosco

16th Annual March for Life St. Augustine is January 15

This years theme is “Heal Our Wounded Culture: Choose Love…Choose Life”

The march starts at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche on Saturday at 10:30 am, but there are activities on Friday evening and most of the day Saturday.

For more information on the schedule and speakers at this important event, click on the downloadable flyer below, or visit marchforlifestaugustine.com

March for Life 2022

Planning the Future of St. Paul’s Together–It’s Time to Take the C.A.T.!

St. Paul’s is undertaking a strategic plan in preparation for our Centennial Celebration in 2023, and that plan starts with you.

We need your honest, prayerful input as we seek to lay the groundwork for the next 100 years of success at St. Paul’s.

Recently, you have heard and read about one aspect of this process: The Congregational Assessment Tool or C.A.T.  This tool will provide a clearer picture of who we are as a church and what directions might be important for our future.  Your response is very important to us.

More detailed information about the C.A.T. and our strategic planning process can be found at this link:


The C.A.T. was sent to all St. Paul’s parishioners whose e-mail address we have on file on Monday, January 10.  If you did not receive it, click the link below to register


All answers are strictly anonymous.  We have no way of matching any assessment to a particular person, so please feel free to candidly share your perceptions, opinions and experiences.  The assessment will take at least 30 minutes to complete.  Please set aside enough time to complete the survey all at one time.  Our future together is dependent on your participation and honest answers.

If you have questions, please contact us at TakeTheCAT@spsjax.org or call the parish office at 904-387-2554.

May God continue to bless you always,


Father George

St. Paul’s Women’s Guild Meeting Tuesday, October 5

Bishop Estevez said of tonight’s speaker: “(Author) Lara Patangan does not just write about mercy; she lives it. “Simple Mercies’ is her personal testimony to the peace and fulfillment that she has found through the works of mercy.”
All women of the parish are welcome to join us at 6:30 pm in the Hall. lease text Caroline at 904-389-6916

Blessing of the Animals

We are 1.5 weeks away from St. Paul’s annual Blessing of the Animals, Saturday October 2 at 1:00 pm on the playground.
There will be treats, a photo area and contests.
All pets are welcome but must be on a leash or in a carrier.
We hope to see you there!

St. Paul’s Celebrates the Canonical Coronation

In the early 1600s, Spanish settlers brought with them to the New World a special devotion to Our Lady of La Leche y Buen Parto. Four hundred years later, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche has kept this devotion alive through countless people of faith. And the Holy Father himself has recognized the importance and sanctity of this devotion by granting a Canonical Coronation for Our Lady of La Leche on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. This once-in-a-lifetime and completely unique event is an incredible blessing for the Diocese of St. Augustine and the oldest Marian shrine in the United States!

How to Participate? 

Celebrate with St. Paul’s Parish

Sunday, October 10

2-3:30pm – Livestream of Coronation in the Parish Hall

Saturday, October 23

Outdoor Mass for St. Paul’s parishioners at the rustic altar on the Grounds of Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine.

3pm  Visit the Image of Our Lady of La Leche in the historic chapel and explore the shrine grounds

4pm – Vigil Mass at the Rustic Altar on the Shrine Grounds for St. Paul’s Parishioners with Father George as celebrant

Bring a lawn chair or blankets.

Visit the Shrine Grounds October 9-11

Saturday, October 9

11 a.m. – Confessions
Noon – Mass
1:30 p.m. – Spanish Mass
2 to 5 p.m. – Rosary Celebration – various groups of the diocese will lead the rosary throughout the day on the mission grounds.
2:30 to 5 p.m. – Eucharistic Adoration

5 p.m. – Reposition of the Holy Sacrament and quiet time until 6 p.m.

6 to 7 p.m. – Music and prayer

6:30 p.m. – Youth will begin lighting votive candles

7 to 8 p.m. – Candlelight Rosary

8 to 8:15 p.m. – Traditional Spanish Marian Lullabies

8:30 to 9 p.m. – Exposition of the Most Holy Sacrament and Adoration

Sunday, October 10

12:15 p.m. – Open

1:15 p.m. – Rosary

2 p.m. – Pilgrims will view the Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of La Leche and Diocesan Consecration via live stream on the mission grounds and in parishes throughout the diocese. Holy Communion will be distributed to pilgrims at the National Shrine.

4 p.m. – Procession of the image on the mission grounds for pilgrims. Bishop Estévez will recite the Our Lady of La Leche prayer with pilgrims.

Monday, October 11
Feast Day of Our Lady of La Leche 

9 a.m. – Open

Noon – Mass
1:30 p.m. – Spanish Mass
6 p.m. – Mass of Enthronement with Bishop Felipe Estévez as celebrant



Healthcare Heroes Mass and Dinner on Friday October 1st

St Paul’s Riverside will honor our Healthcare Heroes at a special event on Friday, October 1, 2021. We appreciatively invite all those who are serving our community during the Covid-19 pandemic to attend a special mass at 6:00 pm, followed by a family dinner in the hall.

The doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, therapists, researchers, support staff, and first responders who are working in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and hospice care centers are going through a tough, stressful time. They need our prayers, support, appreciation, and acknowledgement for their care, commitment, and tireless work for those in need.

This event is open to everyone who serves in the health care system — Catholics and non-Catholics, parishioners and non-parishioners, active and retired–as well as members of their families, upon whose love and support they relay.

Please RSVP by Sunday, September 26 by calling the parish office at 904-387-2554 or emailing Kathy.fleming@spsjax.org

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