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Archangel Michael

Bishop-elect Wack
Very Reverend
William A. Wack
Bishop-elect of the
Diocese of

Pope Francis
His Holiness
Pope Francis
Basilica of St. Michael - Pensacola, Florida
The Parish of St. Michael the Archangel traces its origin to August 14, 1559 with the arrival of Don Tristan de Luna and his fleet. The Dominican priests who were part of that expedition celebrated the first Mass on August 15, 1559, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Parish was canonically established on May 10, 1781 and has served the Catholic community in northwest Florida for over 235 years. In recognition of the Parish's historic significance and architectural beauty, St. Michael Church was elevated to the status of a minor basilica on December 28, 2011 by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. Our mission is: "Proclaim Christ: Encounter Him in Word, Sacrament and Service."

Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Penacola, Florida
Rector - Very Reverend Joseph P. Callipare

Mass Schedule
Sundays at 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Monday through Friday at 12:10* pm
Holy Days at 12:10 pm and 6:00 pm

*On the Major Holidays of Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Thanksgiving,
there is no 12:10 pm Mass. The daily Mass on those days is at 9:00 am.

Eucharistic Adoration
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - Noon

Mon - Wed, & Fri: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
or anytime by appointment

For information regarding
RCIA and/or all Sacramental Preparation,
please contact the Parish Office

Contact Information

Rector, Very Reverend Joseph Callipare ......
Deacon Stephen Wulf ......
Admin Asst to the Rector, Cindy Whitehouse ......
Parish Marriage Coordinator, Tootie Wanek ...... Click for Wedding Information
Facilities Manager, John Branigan ......
Music Director, Mike McCracken ......
Our Lady's Sodality, Sharon Johs ......
K of C Council #8589, GK Bernie Jacobs ......
St. Vincent dePaul Society, Bob Long ......
Webmaster, Page Lee ......
Parish Office/Rectory Telephone ...... (850) 438-4985
Parish Office Hours ...... Monday-Thursday 9:00-3:00; Friday 9:00-12:30
Parish Office Fax ...... (850) 433-9758
Mailing address ...... Post Office Box 12423
Pensacola, FL 32591-2423
Driving Directions ...... 19 North Palafox Street - downtown
• one block north of Garden Street (US 98 Business)
• seven blocks south of Cervantes Street (US 90)
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Notice: The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee is committed to healing the hurting hearts of sexual abuse victims and has established Victims Assistance Coordinators who are experienced and trained counselors and are available to help persons who have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, or other church personnel in Northwest Florida. The Coordinator for the program in the Pensacola/Ft. Walton area is Dr. Lewis Makarowski; he may be reached at 850-477-7181.

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