Instructions for Vetting Visiting Priests – Updated January 2023

“In the Diocese of Orlando, no cleric will be allowed to concelebrate, celebrate, and or exercise his priestly ministry without receiving faculties from the Diocesan Ordinary, Bishop John Noonan. Any individual cleric who wishes to minister in the Diocese of Orlando, regardless of length of stay, assignment, or country of origin is asked to provide any request through his bishop or religious superior to Bishop John Noonan. A letter of faculties from Bishop John Noonan or his designee must be on file before a cleric will be allowed to celebrate Mass or exercise his priestly ministry in the Diocese of Orlando. This also applies to priests who are simply visiting but plan to stay on diocesan property, such as a rectory.”

Read the full instructions in English and Spanish.