2400 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
2400 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
Office is open Monday- Friday
We Close on all National Holidays
New Mass Times
Sunday - 7am, 9am, & 11am
Sunday- Communion Service 12:30PM
If you can not attend we still offer our
Online Facebook Masses
Times are as listed:
Sunday - 10:00 AM
Tuesday - Friday - 6:00 PM
30 minutes prior to Mass or by appointment.
Baptism, First Eucharist, Confirmation, and Marriage - Please call the office regarding preparation for these Sacraments.
Communion and Anointing of the Sick -
After Sunday Mass, the Eucharist is taken to the Sick. Please call the office to have a parishioner included.
Rev. Rafael Lavilla, Pastor
In the event of an emergency, call Father Rafael's emergency number (904)-496-2539
Samantha Matthews: SAMatthews.StJohn@outlook.com
Secretary/Director of Religious Education
Kathryn LaPointe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Trinidad: Mtrinidad.email@example.com
St John's Religious Education Begins
K-5th Wednesday's 6:15-7:30pm
6th-Confirmation Sunday's 6:15-7:30pm
If you have not submitted a registration form yet, please contact
Samantha Matthews, DRE at SAMatthews.Stohn@outlook.com
or registration forms are under Religious Education here on website.
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
RCIA Tuesday's 6:30-8:30pm
If you or someone you know are interested in joining the Catholic Church or if you have questions about the Catholic Faith contact the Parish office.
If you are a parishioner interested in attending an RCIA meeting to refresh your faith please call Parish office for more information.
Dates & Topics
Nov 17th Who Shepherds the Church
Nov 24 The Church as Community
Dec 1 Mary
Dec 6 Rite of Welcome
November 6, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we enter the month of November — a month during which we remember All Saints and All Souls — we remember the giants in the faith who have guided the church and all of us — and who intercede for us — and our beloved departed whom we miss and who were such a part of our lives — those family and friends who taught us about life and faith. This year we also mourn over the reported 200,000 who had died from the coronavirus pandemic.
Also, in November, we usually gather for big dinners and family reunions; this year that might not be possible.
We are on an unexpected journey since March 2020 and we must maintain faith — most importantly, we must remain grateful.
I am grateful for the opportunity given me and my family to be welcomed to a nation that promises life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as is spoken in the nation’s founding documents. We were like millions of immigrants from Europe during the early 20th century and we along with later influx of Asian immigrants, particularly the Vietnamese, are pleased to integrate and even achieve greatly.
I am proud to be among those that have been welcomed on the shores of this great country we all now “call home.”
Even in the midst of a contentious national election, even with current social unrest, even with so many striving to confuse our beliefs about life issues — I remain thankful.
I am grateful to be Bishop where the Catholic Faith was first established at St. Augustine. So often, I see on the shores the hopes of so many.
I remain grateful for all those who continue to support their parishes and the Bishop’s Appeal.
I recently celebrated Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, on the shores where our Catholic Faith was first established, and I prayed for you all and your families and all your intentions.
You are all remembered at my Mass daily.
I am Sincerely yours,
Most Reverend Felipe J. Estévez, STD
Bishop of St. Augustine
The Ladies Guild's
Christmas Giving Tree is up now.
For many the holidays are extremely difficult.
St John's Ladies Guild helps bring the joy of Christmas to families
each year through the
Giving Tree Program.
By selecting an Ornament or two (card) from the Giving Tree setup in the Narthex, you are helping others experience and celebrate the love
We know many of you are unable to come in to Church due to Covid but would like to Donate, Walmart Gift Cards or Cash donations would be a great way to help!
Please note stating donation is for
Giving Tree when sending donation.
Donations can be sent to:
St John's Catholic Church
PO Drawer 330005
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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The Diocese of St. Augustine will join dioceses across the country in taking up a voluntary special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery, and church needs arising from the increasing number of natural disasters in the United States.
The funds collected in this special appeal will become part of the U.S. Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund.
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St John's Annual St Nicholas Festival will be held
Sunday, December 6th from 2-4pm!
This year will be different, though- we are asking each family to call or email the office and sign-up in advance. We will be following the social distancing guidelines, so our Ladies Guild and Youth Group will set up each family with their own table.
This is offered first-come, first-served, and we can only accept 25 families, so please call or email Office this week!
The Knights of Columbus is hosting a contest for all of the children of St John's!
This contest is a poster making contest where children are asked to draw what "Keep Christ in Christmas" means to them.
Jimmy Hundley will have registration forms after Mass in the narthex. Posters must be on and 11x17, if you do not have that size paper we will provide you with some either in the office or when registering. If you want to register online just email Monica Trinidad or fill out the Contact portion below, at end of page.
All entries must be submitted by December 1st 2020
Please join FR Rafael and the Respect For Life Committee on the 1st Friday's of the month after the 8am Mass to pray for the culture of life. we begin with the Benediction followed by the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
If you have any questions please contact the Office.