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2014 Holy Week Schedule

Horario de Semana Santa 2014
Holy Thursday – April 17th
7:00pm – The Lord’s Supper
Following Holy Thursday’s Mass there will be
Eucharistic Adoration until 12Midnight, please plan to join us!
Jueves Santo – 17 de abril
7:00pm – La Santa Cena
Después de la Misa del Jueves Santo, tendremos Adoración al
Santísimo hasta la medianoche, por favor acompáñennos.
Good Friday – April 18th
3:00pm – Stations of the Cross
7:00pm – Passion/Veneration/Communion
Viernes Santo – 18 de abril
3:00pm Vía Crucis
7:00pm – Pasión/Veneración/Comunión
“NO 5:00PM MASS On Saturday”
Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 19th – 8:30pm
Vigilia Pascual – Sábado 19 de abril – 8:30pm
Easter Sunday – April 20th
8:15am & 10:30am, NO 12:30PM MASS
Domingo de Pascua – 20 de abril
8:15am & 10:30am,
NO HABRÁ MISA A LAS 12:30PM
The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Sunday, April
20th after 10:30AM Mass outside of the Social Hall.
Don’t forget to bring your Easter Basket!

In 1844, Bishop Augustin Verot arrived in Lake City. Crossing the Union Army line, our first Bishop celebrated Mass at City Hall on June 12, 1864. In 1865, Father Hugon came to Lake City and built the first church, a small, wooden structure on the corner of Columbia and Orange Streets. Father Hugon served the Mission of Lake City from Tallahassee. Mass was celebrated and sacraments administered monthly.

The Lake City Mission became a parish in 1944. Under the direction of Father Michael Kelly, Epiphany Catholic Church established a presence at the V.A. Hospital. Father Kelly was the first Catholic Chaplain. Father Kelly was succeeded by Father James Keogh and Father Paul Couming.

In 1955, the Diocese purchased the present property for construction of a church and elementary school. Under Father Patrick Malone’s direction, the construction of the school began in 1959. The Irish Sisters of Mercy opened Epiphany Catholic School in 1959 and moved into the completed school in 1960. Under the leadership of Father William Kelly, the provisional church was completed in 1966 and the first Liturgy was celebrated on Christmas Eve of that year.

The developing Epiphany Parish was the mother church to several missions, including Madison, Monticello, Jasper, Live Oak and Cross City. The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine taught at the school from 1979 to 1999.

The new church was dedicated on January 7, 1996 by Bishop John J. Synder. The new Church and Parish Center is about the future. It allows us to be a welcoming community, enabling us as a parish to provide more services to our families, children, youth and our adult community. It provides space for more programming to promote spiritual growth. We continue on that journey started by Bishop Augustin Verot in 1844 as we seek to complete this chapter in our History. We invite you to be part of this story.