Basilica of Saint Paul, Daytona Beach

The Basilica of St. Paul is a Minor Basilica of the Catholic Church located in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. It is also a parish church of the Diocese of Orlando.
The first Catholics that moved to Daytona Beach arrived in 1881. Mass was celebrated in private homes a couple of times a year by priests who traveled from DeLand. Daytona Beach became a mission of St. Teresa Church in Titusville in 1886. Mass was now celebrated every Sunday in either the opera house or the armory. The Rev. John F. O’Boyle became the first resident priest in Daytona Beach in 1895. He purchased property on South Palmetto and Myrtle Avenues and built a church in 1898. The Rev. William J. Mullally arrived in 1923 and made plans to build a school and a new church. The school, which opened in 1925, was the only Catholic school on Florida’s East Coast between St. Augustine and West Palm Beach at that time. He built the present church, which was completed in 1927. Construction costs totaled around $250,000. The cupola (dome) and cross on top of the building date from 2006. They replace the ones damaged in the hurricanes of 2004.
Pope Benedict XVI decreed on January 20, 2006 that St. Paul's church was elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It was solemnized by Bishop Thomas G. Wenski on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul that same year.
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  • This Beautiful old style church with high ceilings and marble had a wonderful Mass, We loved the Mass and the personable Homily.  more »
  • Spiritually Uplifting and Peaceful! The daily Mass and homilies were very meaningful. We started our day and felt refreshed spiritually after each visit.  more »
  • I love the beauty of this church inside and out. Went to a wedding there and the music was beautiful. I hope everyone that visits can experience this Basilica.  more »
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  • Wonderful faith-based private school. Students partake in Mass every week among other activities. Mrs. Watson is superb and afford the dance team the opportunity to participate in numerous holistic events/activities (dance performances at state athletic games, summer camp with visits to theme parks/hotels/museums etc.)
  • Beautiful church! If you get the chance to even just stop by and look inside it's def worth it! Probably one of the coolest I've been in :)
  • This Parish is the real deal. Great place to feel and experience the presence of God and His Love through the Parishioners. The Pastor, Priests and Staff are warm and personal. Mass is reverent and this 90 year old building has so much history. This is a great place to Pray and Worship God.
  • Beautiful but needs the dome inside work on to deadened so old people can hear. The dome echoes so bad that I I can not understand most of the sermons even sitting right next to the expensive quality speakers.
  • It is a very large beautiful Cathlic church. It also has a school here. Very nice place for a Big wedding. VERY NICELY DONE AT CHRISTMAS ALSO.
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