Mass for Ascension of the Lord with Sign Language

Restoration of Public Masses

Bishop Statement of Encouragement dated May 15, 2020

SAN SEBASTIAN SCHEDULE beginning May 16/17, 2020
3:00 - 3:30pm Saturday-Confessions in the Confessional Room
4:00pm Saturday with Sign Language
8:00am Sunday
10:00am Sunday (No Children’s Liturgy until further notice)
12:00pm Sunday en español

8:00am Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
7:00pm Jueves en español 

AT ALL MASSES - Seating within the church will be limited to 150 due to social distancing requirements. Mass will open 30 minutes before the scheduled mass time. This will give us time to clean between masses. Everyone attending mass must bring a mask or face covering and wear it for the entire mass.  Please bring hand sanitizer for your use. Communion will be host only and must be received in the hand without gloves.

Please keep in mind that Bishop Estévez has indefinitely dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. Those who are most at risk of serious infection or illness, are sick or have been exposed to the illness, as well as their caregivers, are strongly encouraged to stay home and participate in live-streamed or televised Masses. We will continue to post the mass each weekend. If you have health concerns or any doubts, please continue to stay home.

Readings for the Day

Upcoming Events

San Sebastian Church will be open Monday through Friday from 9am - 3pm for private prayer.

CONFESSIONS - Saturdays from 3:00 - 3:30pm in the church or by appointment – call office at 904-824-6625 from 9am – 3pm Monday through Friday and our emergency number: 904-540-2269 after hours or on the weekend.

Public Masses have resumed. Postponed sacraments will be rescheduled soon.

Please continue to stay safe. The situation is constantly changing. Our parish app, website, and Facebook page will be updated as information is released.

Please see bulletin for complete listing of events and more information.


Bishop's Statement of Encouragement dated May 15, 2020

Bishop's Statement for the Restoration of Public Masses
Video message from Bishop Felipe Estévez on the restoration of public Masses for weekend of May 16-17.

On Friday, May 1, 2020, the U.S. Bishops prayed a brief solemn liturgy to renew the consecration of the United States of America to the Blessed Virgin Mary, entrusting our needs to her maternal care and protection. Click here for copy of the liturgy and more information.

UPDATE 3/25/20 - Live Mass Available on Diocesan Facebook Page and Weekly Schedule:
Visit for a list of local parishes and national Catholic networks that live-stream daily and Sunday Masses.

Pope Grants Special Indulgences - The bishop shares with you the following document of the Diocesan Director of Liturgy for your awareness and implementation.
Click here for document
Click here for Video

Bishop Estévez video and message concerning the suspension of masses:

Office Hours

Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm (By Phone Perferred)
Church Open: Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm
Contact: [email protected]
Para español: [email protected]
Weddings: [email protected]
Baptisms: [email protected]

Mass Times

Our regular Weekend Mass schedule has resumed with Restrictions (Limited seating, mask required)

SATURDAY VIGIL: 4:00pm Sign Language
SUNDAY: 8:00am
12:00pm Español

WEEKDAY: 8:00am Tue, Wed, Fri
7:00pm Thursday in Spanish

HOLY DAY: 8:00am and 7:00pm
CONFESSION: Saturdays from 3 - 3:30pm or
By appointment, 824-6625
or 904-540-2269 after 3pm

Celebrants for May 30/31, 2020*

4:00pm - Fr. John D. Gillespie
8:00am - Fr. John D. Gillespie
10:00am - Fr. Thomas P. Walsh
12:00pm - Fr. John D. Gillespie (en español)
*Subject to change without notice

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The Ascension of the Lord

“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matt 28:18-20

Spiritual Communion

In the absence of Mass and the Eucharist, the faithful are encouraged to make a "Spiritual Communion" through the prayer of the Most Holy Redeemer (Anima Christi), the prayer of Self-Offering (Suscipe), or by praying the prayer below:

My Jesus,

I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

from the Bishop's statement on March 19, 2020

Faith and Reason from Fr. Mooney


May 24, 2020
May 17, 2020
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email: [email protected].

CLICK HERE to Pray the ANGELUS with Fr. Mooney  
CLICK HERE to Pray the ANGELUS in Latin with Fr. Mooney 

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Mission Statement

To bear witness to Jesus through our sacramental and prayerful lives always promoting human dignity and gospel values.