The Diocese of Orlando was established on June 18, 1968 and will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Diocese is comprised of 79 parishes and 12 missions, two basilicas, 37 schools, and hundreds of ministries.
The Eucharist being the source and summit of Catholic life which unifies and sustains the community of faith, it is right and proper for the Bishop to establish 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 concurrent with this golden anniversary. 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.”
All parishes and schools are invited and encouraged to join the jubilee celebration. Click here to find parish and school plans. To submit your parish or school Year of the Eucharist plans, email firstname.lastname@example.org.