Most. Rev. Felipe J. Estèvez, Bishop of St. Augustine
On April 27, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI named Auxiliary Bishop Felipe J. Estévez the tenth Bishop of St. Augustine. He was installed on June 2, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville.
Prior to coming to the Diocese of St. Augustine, Bishop Estévez oversaw the Archdiocese of Miami’s Ministry of Pastoral Services and Lay Apostolate, which includes youth and young adult ministry, campus ministry, rural life, family life, prison and respect life ministries, airport and seaport ministries, as well as, all the apostolic movements and lay associations.
Bishop Estévez has served in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as member of the Bishops’ Committee on Priestly Formation, the Bishops’ Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs, Bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, the Ad Hoc Committee on Stewardship, The Task Force on Health Care, the Subcommittee for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and the Committee on Migration and Refugee Services.
He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami on Nov. 21, 2003, and ordained to the episcopacy on Jan. 7, 2004.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian, he earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from Montreal University in Montreal, Canada (1970), a Master in Arts from Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla. (1977), and a doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1980.
From 2001 to 2003, Bishop Estévez served as dean of spiritual formation of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla., where he had served as rector from 1980 to 1986. He was pastor of Saint Agatha Parish in Miami for 14 years, while also directing Campus Ministry at Florida International University.
In Memorium: Msgr. Harold Jordan
Msgr. Harold Jordan, served as our faithful Liaison to the Charismatic Renewal for the Diocese of St. Augustine. He went to be with his Lord on December 28, 2007.
Ordained in 1949, Msgr. Jordan served the Diocese as a Pastor in many areas of Florida and as director of several Diocesan Apostolates, most recently the Director of the Mission of Nombre de Dios. He founded the Nombre de Dios House of Prayer in St. Augustine. In 2005 the House of Prayer was renamed the St. Augustine House of Prayer and Evangelization Center. He served as the Spiritual Director. He was the Liaison for the Charismatic Renewal since 1976.