About St. James Roman Catholic Cathedral in Orlando, Florida:
The Orlando cathedral was actually Saint Charles Borromeo Cathedral up until 1976, when a fire destroyed the building. One year later, on November 20th 1977 Bishop Thomas Grady dedicated St. James Catholic Church as the new Cathedral for the Diocese. From 1979 to 1985 the parish life center and Blessed Sacrament Chapel were constructed, while the Cathedral itself underwent more renovations that dramatically altered the look and feel of the building to a much more austere and modern look (this was the period when everything old was thrown out…a great mistake in our opinion).
Beginning in July of 2009 the Cathedral was closed and the celebration of Holy Mass moved to the social hall in the parish life center, so that remodeling could begin.
The Cathedral was re-dedicated on November 20, 2010 by Archbishop Wenski. Much of the original architecture, including the stone front and rose window were restored, and the result is a beautiful, traditional building in keeping with our Catholic traditions.
Finding Saint James Cathedral in Orlando, Florida:
Address: 215 N. Orange Avenue. Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: +1 (407) 422-2005