1999 to 2010
Fr. Jose Maniyangat served as pastor of St. Mary’s until 2010. During that time, Fr. Jose served as the Catholic Chaplain for Florida State Prison in Starke, Union Correctional Institution in Raiford, and Northeast Florida State Hospital in Macclenny. He was the Diocesan Director of the Legion of Mary and he also conducted a healing ministry. To accommodate the growing needs of the parish, Fr. Jose also oversaw the construction of a multipurpose building that included parish offices, CCD classrooms, and a large meeting space for various ministries.