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7 AM Epiphany
At 7 AM on December 24, 1975, Father John McCormick, Rector of Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, was ordained to the priesthood in Rome. After a lifetime of service to community, both here and abroad, Fr. John recalls the...
Organizations
A Blessing for Downtown and Saint James Cathedral
The atrium of Saint James Cathedral is alive with children and families enjoying coffee and donuts Sunday mornings. The investment parishioners made in the late 1970's to build a center for community gathering envisioned by Father David Page, Pastor of...
People
Louise Collins Orlando Public Library
LISTEN  as Louise Collins remembers  her fondest memories of the city beautiful, Orlando. One of her fondest memories was visiting Lake Eola on Sundays after church with her father, mother and nine siblings. She moved to Orlando in 1959! Her father...
Places
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral
1982 Christmas photo of Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives.
Places
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral, 1984
1984 Christmas photo of parishioners Mark & Donna Smithberger with daughter Brandi at Mass at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando.Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives.
Events
The Creche at Saint James Cathedral, Christmas 1984
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral 1984. Photo of the  Christmas  creche at  Saint  James  Catholic  Cathedral in downtown Orlando for Christmas 1984.Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives.
Places
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral
1986 Christmas photo at Saint James Catholic Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives.
Events
Christmas Cakes, Plum Pudding, and Chocolate for Breakfast
LISTEN as  Dublin born Father John McCormick, Rector of Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, shares his childhood memories of Christmas in this excerpt from an oral history interview at Panera Bread on Eola Drive, July 12th, 2011. He says,...
People
A Pearl Harbor Volunteer Remembers
Pearl Harbor Volunteer Vincent Benedetti recalls coming to Orlando from Banana River Naval Air Station as a sailor on liberty during WWII.  10,000 soldiers were in Orlando at the time. Fourth generation Floridian Arline Conoley Benedetti, shares how she met...
People
A Palisin Christmas
1953 Christmas photo of Sister Mary Katherine Palisin with her family in the home her parents built in Lakewood, Ohio. Pictured from left to right are Anna and Michael Palisin with their children Margaret, Mary Katherine, Michael, Georgine and Annie. (P...
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Saint James Cathedral Holiday Boutique
In 1978, preparing for Christmas meant helping one's neighbor for parishioners at St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Parishioners offered baked goods, crafts, home arts, and plants for sale at the Holiday Boutique to support Neighborhood Ministry. ...
Events
Thanking God for the Blessings of Our Nation
LISTEN as Orlando attorney Tom Wilkes gives thanks for the blessings of our country in this excerpt from an oral history interview on March 26th, 2011 at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. "I dearly love the freedom we have...