You Are Invited to the Ordination


Bishop John Noonan invites you to attend the ordination of transitional deacon Nicholas Tocco on May 28 at St. James Cathedral at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to witness this important moment for the Diocese of Orlando. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your support as this 26 year old seminarian receives the Sacrament of Holy Orders and offers his life to God and the people of God in the ministry of priesthood. Click here to watch a video of Deacon Nicholas Tocco sharing his vocation story.

All are also invited to Solemn Evening Prayer to be held on May 27 at St. James Cathedral at 6:00 p.m. This will be a time for our community to gather and offer God our prayers of thanksgiving and praise. During the Solemn Evening Prayer, Bishop Noonan will also bless the ordinand’s chalice and paten.

“Through the sacrament of Holy Orders priests share in the universal dimensions of the mission that Christ entrusted to the apostles. The spiritual gift they have received in ordination prepares them, not for a limited and restricted mission, but for the fullest, in fact the universal mission of salvation to the end of the earth, prepared in spirit to preach the Gospel everywhere” Catechism of the Catholic Church 1565.