In honor of the Diocese of Orlando’s 50th Anniversary on June 18, Bishop Noonan established a Jubilee Year of the Eucharist, to enkindle a deeper faith, to form leaders in Christ, and to harmonize ministries in the mission of the Church. The Jubilee Year will be celebrated the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017 through the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 25, 2018.
The theme for the year is “Stay with us, Lord” based on Luke 24:13-35 describing the Road to Emmaus when disciples urged our Lord, “’Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.’ So he went in to stay with them. And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.”