2011 to 2018
In July 2011, we welcomed Father Slawomir Bielasiewicz as our pastor. During his seven year tenure with us, he also ministered to the Northeast Florida State Hospital, the local hospital and nursing home patients as well as the inmates at Florida State Prison in Starke and Union Correctional Institution in Raiford. During Father Slawomir’s leadership, St. Mary Mother of Mercy parish was blessed to serve as one of seven Jubilee churches within the Diocese of St. Augustine, and as such we served as a pilgrimage site for the faithful throughout 2015. In 2017, we were privileged to host the St. John’s Illuminated Bible (the first hand written Bible in six hundred years). In May 2018, Bishop Felipe Estevez asked Father Slawomir to take leadership of St. Mary in Korona, Florida and serve as their pastor.
From May 2018 through January 2019, St. Mary Mother of Mercy was blessed to have the following priests celebrate Mass with us: Father Jan Ligeza, Father Ed Booth, Father Charles Padathuruthy, Father Augustine Nwagbara and Father Anthony Sebra. We are so appreciative of their time and service to us.