If You Come As a Visitor, We Hope You Leave As Family.
Welcome to St. Patrick Catholic Church
We consider it a privilege and a blessing to celebrate Mass with you. If you are looking for a Faith Community, we invite you to join us regularly.
Lenten Mass Schedule 2018 Easter Mass Schedule 2018
WednesdayPalm Sunday Vigil Mass
9:00 am - Apalachicola Saturday March 24: 5:00 pm - Apalachicola
ThursdayPalm Sunday- March 25
9:00 am - Apalachicola 8:30 am - St. George Island
Friday 9:00 am - St. Patrick
5:00 pm - Mass - Apalachicola Holy Thursday March 29
5:30 pm - Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm Mass of the Last Supper - St. Patrick
Fish Dinner to follow Good Friday Service March 30
Saturday 7:00 pm - St. Patrick
5:00 pm - Apalachicola Easter Vigil March 31
Sunday 7:00 pm - St. Patrick (NO 5:00 pm Mass)
8:30 am - St. George Island Easter Sunrise April 1
10:00 am - Apalachicola 7:00 am St. George Island at the Blue Parrot
9:00 am - St. Patrick
11:00 am - St. Patrick
NO 8:30 or 10:00 Masses on Easter Sunday
Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday at 4:30 pm or call for appointment.
Daily masses are tentatively scheduled for every Monday and Tuesday morning at 9am UNLESS there is a special consideration - this may include, but not limited to, funerals, Holy Days, Lent, etc.
Please consult Bulletin or Monthly Calendar page for additional details.
Welcome to St. Patrick's Catholic Church in beautiful and historic Apalachicola, Florida. Apalachicola, an Indian word meaning "Friendly People," is located at the mouth of the Apalachicola River, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the Apalachicola Bay and a series of islands which includes St. Vincent, St.George, and Dog Island.
Our parish was established as a mission in 1833 but its first Mass was celebrated by Bishop John Jaures in 1527 while traveling with the Narvaez Expedition.
Our Vision Statement: "We are a community and Christian family united by our faith in Jesus Christ, Our Lord, having been called since Baptism to share his mission to spread the Word of God through ministry to one another in a spirit of love and unity."
Come join us!
A Brief History
Nestled in a small corner of the Florida coastline, a small group of Catholic families dreamed of a church to call their own. At the suggestion of Father Patrick Coffey, these families came together and named their parish St. Patrick. In 1851, a board of trustees donated $4,700 (or roughly $120,000 today) to build a new church. Though the cornerstone was blessed in 1851 by Bishop Portier, the building itself was not completed until the summer of 1852, due to a hurricane and lack of funds.
Father Dominic Manucy became St. Patrick's first permanent pastor, with 35 priests serving throughout the last century.
Just before the Civil War began in 1861, the congregation decided to build a more stable structure. One year later, when St. Michael the Archangel Church in Pensacola burned down, St. Patrick became the only remaining Catholic church in West Florida. In the early 20th century, under the leadership of Father Michael J. Keyes with his parish of 100 families, the current building in its Italian Romanesque style was completed.
Today, Father Roger Latosynski serves as pastor to a dedicated congregation of around 80 families. However, during the summertime St. Patrick can see a rise to as many as 300-350 families.
Bishop William Wack, CSC
A Midwestern boy with a happy childhood and Catholic upbringing, Bishop Wack was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana as the second-youngest of ten children. Although Bishop Wack is used to hearing his name pronounced in a variety of ways, he prefers the German pronunciation, which sounds like “wok” (think of the large, round frying pan).
On May 29, 2017, His Holiness, Pope Francis, named Father Wack as the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Bishop Wack was ordained and installed as bishop at the Pensacola Bay Center on August 22, 2017.
St. Patrick Catholic Church P.O. Box 550 • 27 Sixth Street Apalachicola, Florida 32329 Phone: 850.653.9453 • Fax: 850.653.4528 Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org