Welcome To St. Patrick Catholic ChurchIf 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.
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- No dispensation allowing Catholics to eat meat on St. Patrick's day this year during Lenton January 24, 2023 at 6:00 am
Bishop Wack does not plan on granting a dispensation in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahasssee on Friday, March 17, 2023. People are still obliged to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. Bishop Wack encourages the faithful to honor the life of St. Patrick with our prayers and devotions by attending Mass and asking for his intercession, keeping the season of Lent holy and preparing ourselves to celebrate the risen Christ at Easter.
- U.S. Church Marks Twenty Years Since Release of Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hopeon January 19, 2023 at 6:00 am
On January 22, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the pastoral letter Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope. This landmark document, issued jointly by the bishops of the United States and Mexico, addressed the need to manage migration between the two countries more humanely and emphasized the importance of providing pastoral care to newcomers. The letter also underscored a part of the Church’s identity that is frequently affirmed by Pope Francis: we are a Church that transcends borders, in which nobody is seen as disposable and all are welcome.
- Catholic Bishops of Florida Recognize 50 Years Since Roe v. Wade Decisionon January 17, 2023 at 6:00 am
TALLAHASSEE, FL (January 17, 2023) – Florida’s Catholic bishops have released a joint statement that observes January 22, 2023, as marking 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. The Catholic Church annually designates January 22 as a day of prayer and penance, called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.”
- "Celebration of Life" Mass for Father George Sammuton January 2, 2023 at 6:00 am
Please join us on Monday, January 16 at 10 a.m. for a "Celebration of Life" Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church in Pensacola (5200 Saufley Field Rd.) for Father George Sammut, who passed away on December 27, 2022. Bishop Wack will be the presider. All are welcome to attend.
- Statement from Bishop William A. Wack, CSC, on the Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVIon December 31, 2022 at 6:00 am
PENSACOLA, FL (December 31, 2022) — I was saddened to learn of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI early in the morning on Saturday, December 31. I urge all our pastors, religious and faithful, to offer prayers today and during this period of prayer for the repose of his soul. May God receive him into the heavenly banquet.