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First Fridays with Hot Chocolate & Donuts
For many who grew up in Orlando, the memory of walking down Robinson Street for First Friday Mass at Saint James Cathedral is a special school memory. After church the kids had hot chocolate and donuts for breakfast in the St....
People
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
ABOVE: 1984 Christmas photo of coffee and donuts in the atrium of the Cathedral Center after Mass at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives. The atrium of Saint James Cathedral is alive with...
People
Louise Collins Orlando Public Library
ABOVE: Louise is the the lady in the blue jacket. This picture was taken at the Orlando Public Library in 1973. Louise Collins remembers  her fondest memories of the city beautiful, Orlando in this oral history interview conducted at the Orlando...
Places
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral
1982 Christmas photo of Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives.   READ about Father John McCormick, pastor of St. James Cathedral
Places
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral, 1984
1984 Christmas photo of parishioners Mark and 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 St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando - Blessed Mother with the Baby Jesus. 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
ABOVE: Arline Conoley Benedetti and veteran Vincent Benedetti. 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 gen...
People
A Palisin Christmas
ABOVE: 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...
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Saint James Cathedral Holiday Boutique
ABOVE IMAGE:  Community plant sale at Saint James Cathedral Community LIfe Center in downtown Orlando. Photo from Saint James Cathedral Holiday Boutique in downtown Orlando. In 1978, preparing for Christmas meant helping one's neighbor for parish...