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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 Masses


10 AM ET at St Patrick


5 PM ET at St Patrick

St George Island – Please read sign on the chapel door

Weekday Masses


9 AM ET at St Patrick


Saturday 4:30 PM or by appointment

Christmas Mass Schedule

12-24-2022 – Saturday

10 AM ET at St Patrick

5 PM ET at St Patrick – Christmas Eve

12-25-2022 – Sunday

10 AM ET at St Patrick – Christmas Day

St George Island – Please read sign on the chapel door

New Year Mass Schedule

12-31-2022 – Saturday

10 AM ET at St Patrick 

5 PM ET at St. Patrick – New Year’s Eve

01-01-2023 – Sunday

10 AM ET at St Patrick – New Year’s Day

St George Island – Please read sign on the chapel door


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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.

  • Bishop Chairman Addresses Senate Vote on the Respect for Marriage Act
    on December 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

    WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404). The bill, which first passed the U.S. House of Representatives in July, will codify the nationwide redefinition of marriage to include same-sex couples in federal statute for the first time.

  • Father Dennis O’Brien Selected to Worldwide Marriage Encounter Leadership Team
    on November 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), the original faith based marriage enrichment program, recently selected a new United States leadership team. The new United States leadership team is Peter & Sheila Oprysko from Oakland, NJ and Fr. Dennis O’Brien from Pensacola, FL.

  • Bishop Chairmen Implore Congress to Reverse Course on Harmful “Respect for Marriage Act”
    on November 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

    WASHINGTON – In advance of Monday’s Senate vote on H.R. 8404, the “Respect for Marriage Act” (RMA), Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop Robert Barron of Winona-Rochester, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth, issued a joint letter and analysis urging Congress to oppose the measure.

  • Florida Designates St. John Evangelist School as First Class of Purple Star Campus
    on November 21, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Governor Ron DeSantis announced on November 15 the schools across the state that will be designated as Florida’s first class of Purple Star campuses. St. John Evangelist School in Pensacola was one of 114 schools selected in 10 counties — one of only two Catholic schools in the state to earn this status.

  • Help The Victims of Hurricane Ian
    on October 11, 2022 at 5:00 am

    The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee continue to pray for the victims of Hurricane Ian. If you're looking for a way to help, please consider a gift that will help those whose lives have been forever changed by this disaster.