May 17, 2018

Register today for a FREE day of reflection on the Eucharist

Nearly 700 people have registered to attend our first-ever and FREE diocesan convocation on the Gift of Sacred Mystery. The event is free, but registration is required. Invite your friends and family to join you and register online today at giftofsacredmystery.eventbrite.com. Space is limited. Featured presentations will explore the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and … Continue reading “Register today for a FREE day of reflection on the Eucharist”

Filled with the Holy Spirit

50 days after Jesus’ Resurrection, we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, May 20 when the Holy Spirit transformed Jesus’ apostles into courageous witnesses to Christ. (John 20:19-23) Pentecost is a joyous time as we, like the apostles, are filled with the Holy Spirit to go forth & renew the face of the earth. Let us pray O God, … Continue reading “Filled with the Holy Spirit”

A prayer for graduates

Congratulations to the class of 2018! We pray that God bless you with grace, courage and hope on your graduation. May the strength of your faith guide you through the next chapter in your life. Bishop Moore Catholic High School, Orlando – May 21 Melbourne Central Catholic High School – May 25 Santa Fe Catholic High … Continue reading “A prayer for graduates”

Pope Francis: Let grace of Baptism bear fruit in your lives

At his general audience on Wednesday, May 16, Pope Francis concluded his series of reflections on the sacrament of Baptism, speaking of the spiritual fruits that it brings to each believer. Baptismal garment The Pope noted that right from the first centuries of Christianity, it became a tradition to dress those who had received the waters of Baptism … Continue reading “Pope Francis: Let grace of Baptism bear fruit in your lives”

Principals from the Diocese of Orlando graduate from Emmaus Leadership Series

Congratulations to Lou Pereira, President of Trinity Catholic High School, and Deborah Schwope, Principal of Resurrection Catholic School who completed the Emmaus Series for Catholic School Leaders, a program of the Roche Center for Catholic Education of Boston College. The Emmaus Series program is designed to form transformative leaders in Catholic education by offering quality training to deepen their … Continue reading “Principals from the Diocese of Orlando graduate from Emmaus Leadership Series”

Register today for the Small Christian Community Summit on May 19

Join Fr. Tobin, pastor of Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne as he shares wisdom from 25 years of experience working with small Christian communities. In this summit, you will receive all the tools you need to initiate the Small Christian Community experience in your parish. Participants will spend time reflecting on the readings for the … Continue reading “Register today for the Small Christian Community Summit on May 19”

EWTN to air 14th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Thousands of Catholic leaders will descend upon Washington, D.C. Thursday, May 24 to attend the 14th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, and – as always – EWTN Global Catholic Network will be the only Network in the room, providing wall to wall coverage and expert commentary. (Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.) “EWTN News Nightly” Anchor Lauren … Continue reading “EWTN to air 14th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast”

Bishop John Noonan is pleased to announce the following appointments

In addition to serving as pastor of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kissimmee, Reverend Jorge Torres is also appointed as Director of Seminarians, effective June 1. Reverend Josh Swallows is appointed Director of Vocations, effective June 1.  He is also appointed as Chaplain of Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Central Florida, effective June 1. … Continue reading “Bishop John Noonan is pleased to announce the following appointments”

FAITH celebrates results and forges ahead

They’re passionate, determined and getting results. FAITH or Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony recently gathered in Daytona Beach to celebrate major accomplishments and seek commitments from Volusia County leadership for future change. Nearly 1,500 members attended the organization’s annual Nehemiah Action at the Peabody Auditorium April 13. FAITH has been tackling social issues using Christian … Continue reading “FAITH celebrates results and forges ahead”

Protect Dreamers by supporting the USA Act of 2018 and the DREAM Act of 2017

Without a legislative solution, Dreamers’ futures remain uncertain and they live in fear of deportation. Congress should take urgent action to protect these extraordinary young people. H.R. 4796, the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act of 2018, was introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) in the House of Representatives and has … Continue reading “Protect Dreamers by supporting the USA Act of 2018 and the DREAM Act of 2017”

Join us for an Interfaith Prayer Service on June 18

Join Bishop Noonan for an Interfaith Prayer Service marking the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of Orlando. When Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Where St. James Cathedral 215 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando