News Releases

Below is a list of News Releases distributed by the Diocese of Orlando Office of Communiations:

JUNE 2012

Community Unites for Religious Freedom Fortnight for Freedom will Mobilize the Faithful to Prayer and Action

Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida on the Fortnight for Freedom June 21 – July 4, 2012

Trinity Catholic High School President Announcement

Catholics to Mark First Day of Hurricane Season with Mass to Avert the Storms


MAY 2012

Religious Leaders Unite for Religious Freedom New Campaign will be Announced to Mobilize the Faithful into Action

Most Reverend John Noonan to Ordain Three News Priests in the Diocese of Orlando

APRIL 2012

New Leader for Catholic Charities of Central Florida to Begin on April 30

Bishop John Noonan presents Light of Faith Awards for Excellence in Communication – Diocese of Orlando Program Coincides with Vatican World Communications Day on May 20

Bishop John Noonan Celebrates Easter Vigil at St. James Cathedral

Join Bishop Noonan for Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

Holy Week Celebration of Chrism Mass will be *today* April 4 at St. James Cathedral – Bishop Noonan will Bless the Oils – an Important Symbol of our Faith

Diocese of Orlando Announces “Day of Reconciliation” – All parishes to offer Confession on April 2

MARCH 2012

Local Catholic Receives Papal Honor


Religious and Medical Leaders Send a Message to Congress: Support Religious Freedom and Conscience Protection

Diocese of Orlando Catholics Join Christians throughout the World to Mark the Start of Lent “Children Helping Children” New Lenten Project Begins


Educators in Central Florida Honored with Excellence Awards Coincides with National Catholic Schools Week January 29-February 5

Students walk to school for a cause

Survivor of Ghana Extreme Poverty Visits Orlando to Discuss Global Relief Efforts and Sustainable Development Projects

St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Local Prayer Service for Christian Unity Part of Global Effort to Unite Christians

Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace Brings Together Diverse Religious Leaders

Daily Mass at the newly formed Haitian Mission in Orlando


Fans to Converge upon Bishop Moore Catholic High School to Watch University of Notre Dame Marching Band Practice

Christians throughout the World Welcome the Light of the World; The Gift of Salvation in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior

Prison Inmates Receive Early Christmas Present: Mass with Bishop John Noonan


Local Service Agency Available to Discuss Issues of Hunger and Poverty in Polk County

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Blessing at Southern Regional Catholic Charities Office in Brevard County

Clergy and All Catholics Prepare for New Missal Translation that will Bring New Words and Deeper Meaning to the Prayers of the Mass

Local Service Agency Needs Public’s Support this Holiday Season to Benefit the Poor and Needy in Central Florida; 2011 Catholic Charities of Central Florida Special Collection to be Held November 5 & 6

Interfaith Prayer Service to Focus on the Environment

All Invited to the Red Mass on November 3rd to Pray for Judges, Lawyers and Legal Professionals 



Bishop John Noonan and Adoption Supporters Gather to Raise Awareness and Funds for Catholic Charities of Central Florida Adoption Program

St. John Vianney Catholic School Celebrates 50 Years of Educating Children in Orlando

Catholic Charities of Central Florida Announces New Hire at Agape Food Bank

Marian Congress

Grand Opening and Blessing of St. Anthony Garden Courts – Osceola County’s Newest Low Income Senior Housing Development



First Preview of St. Anthony Garden Courts – Osceola County’s Newest Low Income Senior Housing Development – click here for Spanish version.

Blue Mass to Honor Public Safety Officials throughout Central Florida


JULY 2011

Sacred Journey: Bishop John Noonan and 48 Young Adults from Central Florida to Attend World Youth Day in Madrid First Time Diocese of Orlando to Bring Together Young Adults for World Youth Day International Event 


JUNE 2011

Bishop John Noonan to Lead Catholics in Corpus Christi Procession through Downtown Orlando

Catholic Charities of Central Florida expanding social services in partnership with Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Cocoa

World Refugee Day Observed with Interfaith Prayer Service

Bishop Noonan Ordains 5 New Deacons

Bishop Noonan Commissions 15 New Lay Ecclesial Ministers


MAY 2011

Most Reverend John Noonan to Ordain First Priest as New Bishop of Orlando 


APRIL 2011

St. James Cathedral Receives Construction Award

Diocese of Orlando Going Green

Reconciliation Weekend Invites Catholics to Journey Back to God

Bishop Noonan to Bless Holy Oils – An Important Symbol of Our Faith

Oviedo Catholics Now Have a Spiritual Home of their Own

Catholics Gather forStations of the Cross

Diocese of Orlando Welcomes 515 Newly Baptized Catholics


MARCH 2011

Catholics to Celebrate Ash Wednesday

New Faith Formation Secretary Announced



Construction Begins on Low Income Senior Housing



Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign Announced