The Catholic Church in Florida Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley

St. Augustine
October 30, 2017
38 Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, FL 32084

What You Need To Know

Bishop Felipe J. Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine has invited the Catholic Bishops of Florida to join him for a Mass in Memory of Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. The community is invited to join the bishops at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine with a 5 p.m. talk by Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami and Mass at 6 p.m. Homilist for the Mass is Bishop John Noonan of Orlando. Archbishop Hurley served the diocese from 1940-1967 when the diocese encompassed all of Florida east of the Apalachicola River in the state’s panhandle. He died on Oct. 30, 1967, at the age of 73. Though he’s been dead 50 years, the organizations he started or fostered are still flourishing: 74 parishes, 100 schools, four Catholic hospitals, Catholic Charities, the land purchase for St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary and much more. Archbishop Hurley’s service of 27 years as Bishop of St. Augustine was by far the longest of any Florida Bishop.


Full List of Dates

MondayOctober 30, 2017