2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

(904) 387-2554


2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

(904) 387-2554

Email: parishoffice@spsjax.org

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



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