*COVID-19:

Following the guidance of Bishop Estévez, all public Masses in the Diocese of St. Augustine are suspended until further notice. There will be no public celebration of Mass at the Shrine until further notice.

Our Current Hours of Operation *subject to change*:

Sacred Acre OPEN Daily – 12pm to 4pm
Shrine Church, Gift Shop, & Museum  CLOSED
Church Goods Mon.-Fri. 10am to 2pm (online or by phone; no walk-ins)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available “walking” (weather permitting) by appointment Fr.Erlin@missionandshrine.org .

Please check back for updates as this is subject to change. Let us entrust our prayers to Our Lady of La Leche and find solace in her motherly care during this time of concern.

Confessions

Monday through Saturday
11:00 to 11:55 a.m.
Or by appointment by emailing
fr.erlin@missionandshrine.org

Saturdays during Lent
3 p.m.  to 4 p.m. (outside on the Sacred Acre; weather permitting) 

Mass Schedule

Monday through Saturday
12:00 p.m.

Saturday – Mass Celebrated in Spanish
1:30 p.m.

Sunday
No Mass

Exposition

Monday through Friday
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Monday through Friday
2:45 p.m.

Confessions

Monday through Saturday
11:00 to 11:55 a.m.
Or by appointment by emailing
fr.erlin@missionandshrine.org
(Available in English and Spanish)

Mass Schedule

Monday through Saturday
12:00 p.m.

Saturday – Mass Celebrated in Spanish
1:30 p.m.

Sunday
No Mass

Exposition

Monday through Friday
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Monday through Friday
2:45 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

Fridays
2:30 p.m.

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Our Story

Where the seeds of Christianity were first planted, founding site of the City of St. Augustine, and first home of Christ and Mary in the United States, established in 1565.

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Plan a Pilgrimage or Retreat

Walk where the first parish mass was celebrated, and first shrine established to Mary was built in the United States. Let us help you plan for a memorable group pilgrimage or retreat.

MassIntentions

Request a Mass

The greatest prayer we can offer for a loved one is in union with Christ and His Church through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To request a Mass intention for a loved one, click the button below to get started.

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Light a Candle

Many travel from all over the world to light a candle, dedicate their prayers, and solidify their intentions in the historic chapel of Our Lady of La Leche located on the Sacred Acre. Let us light a candle for you and include your intention.

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Our Story

Where the seeds of Christianity were first planted, founding site of the City of St. Augustine, and first home of Christ and Mary in the United States, established in 1565.

ShrineOLLLExterior_600x256

Plan a Pilgrimage or Retreat

Walk where the first parish mass was celebrated, and first shrine established to Mary was built in the United States. Let us help you plan for a memorable group pilgrimage or retreat.

MassIntentions

Request a Mass

The greatest prayer we can offer for a loved one is in union with Christ and His Church through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To request a Mass intention for a loved one, click the button below to get started.

candles-historic-chapel-sacred-acre-la-leche

Light a Candle

Many travel from all over the world to light a candle, dedicate their prayers, and solidify their intentions in the historic chapel of Our Lady of La Leche located on the Sacred Acre. Let us light a candle for you and include your intention.

What’s Happening

3apr1:00 pmFirst Friday Rosary Rally

4apr1:00 pmBlessing of the Child in the Womb

7apr6:00 pm- 8:30 pmMarian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament

10apr7:00 pmCANCELLED: Stations of the Cross Passion Play

12apr10:00 amEaster Mass

Photo Tour

Mission Nombre de Dios is saturated in hundreds of year of history; from the Great Cross marking the landing site to the Rustic Altar where the first Mass was celebrated by Father Francisco Lopez in 1565 to the latest shrine constructed in honor of Our Lady of La Leche, these grounds bear a hallowed past marked by more promising future.

Meet our Rector

Father Erlin Yoan Garcia, ICC

Father was born in Colombia to Jose Carmen and Maria Olinda. He entered the Immaculate Conception Religious Community in 1995 and studied philosophy and theology at Our Lady of Mount Carmel seminary in Colombia, South America. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 2007. Father arrived in the United States in 2010 where he served at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Hammond, Indiana both as an associate priest and then as rector. Today, he serves the Diocese of St. Augustine as rector at The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine.

Meet our Rector

Father Erlin Yoan Garcia, ICC

Father was born in Colombia to Jose Carmen and Maria Olinda. He entered the Immaculate Conception Religious Community in 1995 and studied philosophy and theology at Our Lady of Mount Carmel seminary in Colombia, South America. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 2007. Father arrived in the United States in 2010 where he served at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Hammond, Indiana both as an associate priest and then as rector. Today, he serves the Diocese of St. Augustine as rector at The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine.

Stories of Grace

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