Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine

By | August 8, 2013

The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine is a part of the Cathedral Parishwhich is the oldest continuously active Catholic faith community in the continental United States.

Cathedral Bascilica, St. Augustine FL

It was founded in 1565 with a Mass celebrated by Father Lopez de Mendoza y Grajales, first pastor of this parish. The site of this original Mass is on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios.

The original church was built of coquina stone on the present site in the late 1790’s and became a Cathedral when the Diocese of St. Augustine was erected in 1870.

The present façade is almost identical to the original. The Spanish Renaissance style bell tower, topped by steeple and gold cross was added in the nineteenth century.

In 1976 the St. Augustine Cathedral was elevated to a Minor Basilica, by His Holiness Pope Paul VI.

Guided tours of the are available after 1:00 pm weekdays. (Call to verify) Self-guided tour brochures are available.

Masses: Saturday
– Reconciliation — 3:30 p.m.
– Mass of Anticipation — 5:00 p.m.
– 7:00 a.m.
– 9:00 a.m.
– 11:00 a.m.
– 6:00 p.m.
– 7:00 a.m.

Bell Tower Gift Shop
Daily 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine
38 Cathedral Place
St. Augustine FL

Note: Be sure to confirm times directly with the church office.

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