Upcoming Diocesan Events


“Waiting in Joyful Hope” young adult retreat: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Annunciation Parish, 1020 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs. Join Bishop John Noonan for Mass, brunch, workshops and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Meet religious sisters and priests from a variety of communities and learn more about discernment. Young adults ages 18-40 are welcome. Baby-sitting available. No cost. Contact Kimmy Zeiler by Nov. 18: kzeiler@orlandodiocese.org, 407-246-4910. R.S.V.P. on Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/184275838688148/.

Mass for Giving Thanks to God for All Those in Consecrated Life: Jan. 28, 2017, 11 a.m., Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave., Orlando. Join Bishop Noonan to pray in gratitude for the many women and men religious who serve the people of God with dedication and courage. Reception to follow. Please R.S.V.P. to rdiaz@orlandodiocese.org.

Focus 11 for Sixth Graders: February 14-15, 2017, Holy Family Catholic Church, 5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. This event brings awareness of the richness of vocations available in the Church to young people in the Diocese of Orlando. For more information, please contact Darcey Dinh, Vocations Coordinator, 407-246-4875 or ddinh@orlandodiocese.org.

Mass for Marriage: Feb. 18, 2017, 10 a.m., St. James Cathedral, 50 E. Robinson St., Orlando, In order to strengthen marriages and each person’s faith journey, Bishop John Noonan invites all Catholic married couples to the Diocesan Mass for Marriage (Multilingual). Bishop Noonan will also bless the couples who will renew their wedding vows and there will be a reception following the Mass. This local celebration coincides with World Marriage Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday of February each year. 


“YOU: Life, Love and Theology of the Body Training for Teens”: Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Chancery building, 50 E. Robinson St., Orlando. Specifically geared toward equipping those who work with teens and pre-teens. Cost: $35. Kimmy Zeiler: 407-246-4881, kzeiler@orlandodiocese.org. To register: regonline.com/YOUTRAININGORLANDO.

“Perfect in Weakness” Young Adult Retreat: Saturday, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, 10701 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach. Come share in faith and fellowship. The event is geared toward all young adults, ages 18 to 30. Come and spend the day praying and getting to know 500 other young adults from around Florida. Pre-registration is $15, $20 at the door. Hosted by Seminarians of St. Vincent de Paul. Go to svdp.edu under “events” to register.


Lessons and Carols of Advent and Christmas: Friday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. Candlelight service of music and readings by cathedral choir and orchestra. Free-will offering appreciated. www.stjamesorlando.org/ministries-2/fomm-friends-of-the-music-ministry.