Mass and Confession Times
Diocese of St. Augustine Announces Public Masses to Begin May 16 & 17
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All Souls Day Masses - November 2nd
7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Regular Mass Times
 Cathedral Basilica

38 Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Monday - Saturday: 7:00 am
Saturday Vigil:5:00 pm
Sunday:7:00 am,9:00 am,11:00 am,5:00pm

Regular Mass Times
St. Benedict the Moor Church

86 Martin Luther King Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(3 blocks south of the Post Office)

Sunday 8:00 am

Confession - Cathedral Basilica 

Saturday after the 7:00 am Mass
and 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm


Notes Concerning the Restoration of Masses for the Cathedral Parish of Saint Augustine

The dispensation from the requirement to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation remains in effect
in the Diocese of St. Augustine.

People who are in the defined “higher risk categories”
should refrain from attending Mass and going out in public.
This includes those who are over the age of 65
as well as those who have underlying health issues
which are complicated by the COVID-19 virus.

Inside the Church

 East and West transept doors will be locked once Mass has begun in order to ensure safety of those inside.

 Physical distancing will be required. Seating has been identified in the pews to maintain the “social distance” standard as set by the Centers for Disease Control.
Immediate family members may be seated next to each other in one pew.

 Aisles have been marked to determine traffic flow through the church. As well, lines have been placed to indicate spacing between yourself and the person in front of you particularly for the distribution of Holy Communion.

 Face masks or other suitable face coverings are required. These are to be worn except when receiving Holy Communion.

 The norms for receiving Holy Communion as provided by the Most Reverend Felipe Estévez, Bishop of St. Augustine, remain in force, specifically:

 Holy Communion will only be distributed in the hand. (P.N. – If you are wearing gloves, these must be removed before reception of Communion.)

 The reception of the Precious Blood is suspended.


Because of very limited seating, capacity is limited. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Once available seats have been filled, no one else will be permitted to enter.

Standing in the aisles and other areas of the church is prohibited.

The Cathedral will continue to be open Monday - Friday from 10am - 3pm for prayer. The Rectory office is currently open to the public Mon-Thurs 8am - 3pm and Friday 8am - 2pm 

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    Church Offices:

    35 Treasury Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
    Phone: 904-824-2806
    Fax: 904-824-0761

    Rectory Office Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm