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Welcome To St. Patrick Catholic Church

If you come as a visitor, we're sure you'll leave as family!

Welcome to St. Patrick 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 Jaurez in 1527 while traveling with the Narvaez Expedition.

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.


Weekend Schedule


5 PM ET at St. Patrick


10 AM ET at St. Patrick 

Join us in praying the Holy Rosary at 9:30am ET, every Sunday in St. Patrick Church.

St. George Island – Please read sign on the chapel door

Weekday Schedule


10 AM ET at St. Patrick



10 AM ET at St. Patrick


Saturday 4:30 PM or by appointment

Christmas & New Year Schedule

12-24-2023 – Regular Sunday

10 AM ET at St. Patrick 

12-24-2023 – Christmas Vigil 

6 PM ET at St. Patrick

12-25-2023 – Christmas Day

10 AM ET at St. Patrick 

01-01-2024 – New Year’s Day

10 AM ET at St. Patrick 


St. George Island – Please read sign on the chapel door

12-08-2023 - Immaculate Conception - 10 AM ET at St. Patrick -

12-11-2023 - Our Lady of Guadalupe - 5 PM ET at St. Patrick

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Bulletins & News

Catholic Sharing Appeal

The Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) is a wonderful success story.  It is the story about the Church here in Northwest Florida and the Big Bend, a story in which each and every one of us has a part to play.  It is a local story of how the people of God have built this Church up to where it is now. Read more…

Interested In Getting Married at St Patrick's?

St. Patrick’s offers a very unique and memorable marriage experience in charming downtown Apalachicola.

  • Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Liturgies
    on December 7, 2023 at 6:00 am

    This year, the Fourth Week of Advent is the shortest it can be – only one day long. Because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, I wish to clarify the various liturgical celebrations and obligations:

  • National Religious Retirement Collection Continues Vital Support for Religious Orders
    on November 30, 2023 at 6:00 am

    On the weekend of December 9-10, participating dioceses will take up the annual collection that benefits approximately 24,000 elderly religious sisters, brothers, and religious order priests across the United States. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO), the collection provides qualified religious institutes with financial aid to address retirement necessities.

  • National Vocation Awareness Week Invites the Faithful to Pray for Vocations in the U.S.
    on November 3, 2023 at 5:00 am

    The Catholic Church in the United States will commemorate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11. Each year, national Catholic organizations, dioceses, schools, and local parish communities sponsor events and provide different resources to raise awareness for vocations, and help those who are discerning a vocation, particularly one to ordained ministry or consecrated life.

  • U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty Committee Chairman Speaks Out Against Religious Hatred
    on November 1, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Since the Hamas attacks earlier this month, and in the wake of boldly proclaimed rhetoric and the increase of actions of religious hatred in the United States, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Religious Liberty issued a sharp rebuke and called for peace.

  • Ministry of Acolyte
    on October 31, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee seminarian Fernando Diaz Olazábal was installed in the Ministry of Acolyte during Mass, on October 18, 2023, at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.