Diocese of Orlando

Teaching & Living the Light of Christ. Guided by our shepherd Bishop John Noonan. The Diocese of Orlando headquarters is located at the chancery building in downtown Orlando:

50 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801

10/04/2021

St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and archaeologists, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and archaeologists, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

10/03/2021

Prayer time with the Lord is a sacred place of deep reflection. Allow Him to enter your heart, so you may carry on His merciful work. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

Prayer time with the Lord is a sacred place of deep reflection. Allow Him to enter your heart, so you may carry on His merciful work. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

10/02/2021

During Mass at the Diaconate Convocation at Holy Family Orlando, 18 men are installed in the Rite of Acolyte. Their final step before Ordination to the Order of Diaconate June 11, 2022.

10/02/2021

May you invoke your guardian angel always!โ 
๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“: Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala

May you invoke your guardian angel always!โ 
๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“: Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala

10/01/2021

๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐˜†. ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ. ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†. The Open Table Ministry at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community, Viera, FL is changing lives one person at a time! Learn how the faithful are creating opportunities for young people to flourish.
๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป โฌ‡โ 
SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2ZQ83rS
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๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐˜†. ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ. ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†. The Open Table Ministry at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community, Viera, FL is changing lives one person at a time! Learn how the faithful are creating opportunities for young people to flourish.
๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป โฌ‡โ 
SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2ZQ83rS
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3oE8no7

10/01/2021

St. Thรฉrรจse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church, also known as โ€œLittle Flowerโ€, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒธ

St. Thรฉrรจse of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor of the Church, also known as โ€œLittle Flowerโ€, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒธ

Photos from Diocese of Orlando's post 09/30/2021

๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ'๐—ฆ ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—ก ๐——๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—›๐—ข๐— ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—ง ๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—˜ ๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ
ORLANDO | The 20th Annual Blue Mass, Sept. 29, came on the heels of an epic year of pandemic, historic records of suicides and overdose deaths, and mental crises โ€“ making the celebration of the liturgy even more profound for first responders, police, firefighters, and dispatchers participating. Concelebrating with Bishop John Noonan and other clergy, Father Adam Marchese, son of retired Conway Fire Department chief, Dominic Marchese, delivered the homily...Read more โ†’ https://bit.ly/3F3kj8z
Orlando Police Department, Orlando Fire Department, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida, Orange County Sheriff's Office Pipes and Drums

09/30/2021

St. Jerome, priest, patron saint of librarians and Doctor of the Church, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

St. Jerome, priest, patron saint of librarians and Doctor of the Church, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

09/29/2021

Blue Mass at St. James Cathedral in Orlando

Join us as we honor and pray for our First Responders during Blue Mass at St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando.
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Photos from Diocese of Orlando's post 09/29/2021

Join us for the celebration of Blue Mass at 12:10 p.m. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿš’ St. James Catholic Cathedral

09/29/2021

Join us today as we honor and pray for our First Responders on the Feast Day of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the archangels. ๐Ÿš“ ๐Ÿš‘ ๐Ÿš’
* The livestream begins at 12:10pm *

Join us today as we honor and pray for our First Responders on the Feast Day of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the archangels. ๐Ÿš“ ๐Ÿš‘ ๐Ÿš’
* The livestream begins at 12:10pm *

09/28/2021

There is good and beauty around us ALL the time! Look around you and see the artistry the Lord has created for us to enjoy. โ˜€๏ธ

There is good and beauty around us ALL the time! Look around you and see the artistry the Lord has created for us to enjoy. โ˜€๏ธ

Photos from Diocese of Orlando's post 09/27/2021

Fr. Jose Bautista of St. Isaac Jogues Parish blesses two new ultrasound machines donated by the Knights of Columbus, the result of funds raised by Laps for Life and the collaboration of 15 councils. The machines are in the new Choices Womenโ€™s Clinic less than one mile from UCF, the campus with the second largest student body in the U.S. #ProLife, #KFCCouncil10462

09/27/2021

St. Vincent de Paul dedicated his life to serving the poor. He is also the patron saint of charitable societies. May we find it in our hearts to serve the most vulnerable. St. Vincent, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

St. Vincent de Paul dedicated his life to serving the poor. He is also the patron saint of charitable societies. May we find it in our hearts to serve the most vulnerable. St. Vincent, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

09/26/2021

Father John Britto, C.S.C, makes his oath of installation as the Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community, Viera, FL alongside Bishop John Noonan, clergy and before his parishioners.

Photos from Diocese of Orlando's post 09/26/2021

Holy Cross Father John Britto is installed as Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community, Viera, FL โ€œMy hope and vision for the parish is to be that endless channel of Godโ€™s mercy, dispensing the mercy of God without concealing it.โ€ - Fr. John Britto

09/25/2021

The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. โœŸ

The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. โœŸ

09/24/2021

I glorify the Lord at all times. When there are opportunities to share my faith, I stand proudly and voice my love for Jesus Christ! Amen.

I glorify the Lord at all times. When there are opportunities to share my faith, I stand proudly and voice my love for Jesus Christ! Amen.

09/23/2021

On this day in 1983, Bishop Noonan was ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Miami and received his first pastoral assignment as parochial vicar of Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pompano Beach! Happy 38th anniversary Bishop!! May Godโ€™s loving mercy embrace him now and forever! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽˆ

On this day in 1983, Bishop Noonan was ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Miami and received his first pastoral assignment as parochial vicar of Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pompano Beach! Happy 38th anniversary Bishop!! May Godโ€™s loving mercy embrace him now and forever! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽˆ

09/22/2021

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS | Mark Romagosa is a parishioner of Nativity Catholic Church in Longwood who is coordinating his fifth campaign for 40 Days for Life. On the first day of the campaign, Sept. 22, 2021, he stood alongside other sidewalk prayer warriors, who took turns interceding for mothers and the unborn. He began after retirement and admitted, โ€œItโ€™s a big job,โ€ but added, โ€œThe Lord had this in mind for me.โ€ ...Read more โ†’ https://bit.ly/3ESH13h

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS | Mark Romagosa is a parishioner of Nativity Catholic Church in Longwood who is coordinating his fifth campaign for 40 Days for Life. On the first day of the campaign, Sept. 22, 2021, he stood alongside other sidewalk prayer warriors, who took turns interceding for mothers and the unborn. He began after retirement and admitted, โ€œItโ€™s a big job,โ€ but added, โ€œThe Lord had this in mind for me.โ€ ...Read more โ†’ https://bit.ly/3ESH13h

09/22/2021

Happy First Day of Autumn! ๐Ÿ‚
May we always take great care of the world the Creator has given us!

Happy First Day of Autumn! ๐Ÿ‚
May we always take great care of the world the Creator has given us!

09/21/2021

St. Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist and patron saint of accountants, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

St. Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist and patron saint of accountants, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

Photos from Diocese of Orlando's post 09/20/2021

BISHOP NOONAN VISITS FRANCE! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทโœˆ๏ธ
๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฑ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
Missionary of La Salette, Father James Henault (Good Shepherd Catholic Church), set out on pilgrimage with Bishop John Noonan and a central Florida delegation of priests and laity to Sanctuaire de Notre-Dame de La Salette to celebrate the anniversary. Read more โ†’ https://bit.ly/3znJ3El

09/19/2021

God calls us every day to do incredible acts of kindness in our communities. Be bold and show others the glory of His love! ๐Ÿงก

God calls us every day to do incredible acts of kindness in our communities. Be bold and show others the glory of His love! ๐Ÿงก

09/18/2021

Come with joy into the presence of the Lord! ๐ŸŽถ

Come with joy into the presence of the Lord! ๐ŸŽถ

09/17/2021

Look to Christ in times of struggle. Ask Him to perfect your spirit and give you the ability to embody the faith freely and joyfully. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Look to Christ in times of struggle. Ask Him to perfect your spirit and give you the ability to embody the faith freely and joyfully. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

09/16/2021

BLAST OFF! ๐Ÿš€
Who witnessed history in the making last night? SpaceX launched its first private crewed mission!
Itโ€™s a wonderful reminder that science and faith can collide.
Check out our feature from the Vaticanโ€™s โ€œMeteor Man.โ€ โ†’ https://bit.ly/39gqFTn

BLAST OFF! ๐Ÿš€
Who witnessed history in the making last night? SpaceX launched its first private crewed mission!
Itโ€™s a wonderful reminder that science and faith can collide.
Check out our feature from the Vaticanโ€™s โ€œMeteor Man.โ€ โ†’ https://bit.ly/39gqFTn

09/16/2021

Today we remember the lives of incredible men.
* St. Cornelius, a pope who focused his attention on the Sacrament of Penance and the readmission of Christians who had denied their faith during the time of persecution.
* St. Cyprian, important in the development of Christian practice in the third century, specifically in Africa. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

Today we remember the lives of incredible men.
* St. Cornelius, a pope who focused his attention on the Sacrament of Penance and the readmission of Christians who had denied their faith during the time of persecution.
* St. Cyprian, important in the development of Christian practice in the third century, specifically in Africa. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

09/15/2021

Today we honor the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows! In the Gospel of John when Jesus gives the disciple to Mary, we are called to welcome Mary into our own lives, hearts and homes. She symbolizes the Church and we, like John, are its true believers. May we always have an open heart to understand the role of our Blessed Virgin Mary in the Church and come to love her as the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of the Church! Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“: St. Patrick Catholic Church Mt. Dora, FL

Today we honor the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows! In the Gospel of John when Jesus gives the disciple to Mary, we are called to welcome Mary into our own lives, hearts and homes. She symbolizes the Church and we, like John, are its true believers. May we always have an open heart to understand the role of our Blessed Virgin Mary in the Church and come to love her as the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of the Church! Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“: St. Patrick Catholic Church Mt. Dora, FL

09/14/2021

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross! Look to the cross and see the immense love Christ has for you! Do you keep a crucifix in your home as a reminder of God's presence in your life?โ  โœŸ
๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“: St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando.

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross! Look to the cross and see the immense love Christ has for you! Do you keep a crucifix in your home as a reminder of God's presence in your life?โ  โœŸ
๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“: St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando.

09/13/2021

St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, patron saint of preachers and Doctor of the Church, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, patron saint of preachers and Doctor of the Church, pray for us! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

09/12/2021

Letโ€™s pray for our grandparents on this special day โ€“ who brings us laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and reminds us of God's unconditional love every day! Give them a call or send them a text message and share how theyโ€™ve influenced your life! ๐Ÿงก

Letโ€™s pray for our grandparents on this special day โ€“ who brings us laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and reminds us of God's unconditional love every day! Give them a call or send them a text message and share how theyโ€™ve influenced your life! ๐Ÿงก

09/11/2021

LaSalette Laity celebrate their Annual Day of Reflection ahead of the 175th anniversary of Our Lady of LaSalette, Sept. 19. Bishop John Noonan will travel with the Missionaries of LaSalette from Good Shepherd Catholic Church and Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Orlando this week for the commemoration of Our Ladyโ€™s apparition to two children in the French Alps. #GoodShepherd, #BlessedTrinity, #LaSalette

09/11/2021

On this 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, join us in praying for the victims and their families forever changed by this day. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
#worldtradecenter #pentagon #flight93

On this 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, join us in praying for the victims and their families forever changed by this day. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
#worldtradecenter #pentagon #flight93

09/10/2021

Even when in doubt, always place your trust in the ministry the Lord has placed you in. You will flourish in the work that you do for His people. Amen.

Even when in doubt, always place your trust in the ministry the Lord has placed you in. You will flourish in the work that you do for His people. Amen.

Our Story

The Diocese of Orlando was established on June 18, 1968 and is home to a thriving and growing community of Catholic faithful. Our community includes 79 parishes, 12 mission churches, two basilicas, 42 schools and hundreds of ministries.

We represent many cultural and ethnic groups, believers of all ages, income levels and education, all united in the universal Catholic Church.

In addition to English, Mass is celebrated in the Diocese of Orlando in many languages. We all call Central Florida home but the Catholic Church is our spiritual home where we share Godโ€™s love, experience the sacraments, serve the needy and encourage the distressed.

Most of all, we come together for Mass to meet our Savior at the table of the Lord, grow in our relationship with Christ, lead others to holiness and share our blessings.

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The Diocese of Orlando is the Catholic community in Central Florida encompassing nine counties established by Pope Paul VI on June 18, 1968: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Polk, Lake. Sumter, Marion.