ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD, SEPTEMBER 22. 1977
Cathedral Becomes A Basilica
Pomp and ceremony and special music marked Wed-
nesday's high holy celebration when the Cathedral of St.
Augustine was named a Minor Basilica.
"Bishop Paul Tanner, bishop of the Diocese of St.
Augustine, concelebrated the Mass, joined by Catholic
clergy from throughout the United States.
THE MOST REV. John J. Fitzpatrick, Bishop of-'-
,4 Brownsville, delivered the homily, and the proclamation"
issued by Pope Paul VI naming the Cathedral a basilica'-
w-as read by Msgr. Harold Jordan, rector.
Miss Mary Kathryn Murphy was organist for the oc-' *
/ casion, and Mrs. Daniel Taylor led the singing, as nearly"'
1,000 persons, including schoolchildren from throughout
the area, gathered to celebrate the occasion.
.R Record Photos by JIM LANE
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