John Gerard Noonan

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Bishop John Noonan
Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando
Church Catholic Church
See Orlando
In office December 16, 2010— present
Ordination September 23, 1983
Consecration August 24, 2005
Personal details
Born February 26, 1951
Limerick, Ireland
Previous post Titular Bishop of Bonusta

Bishop John Gerard Noonan (born on February 26, 1951 in Limerick, Ireland) is the fifth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando.

Since the 1970s he has lived in Florida except for when he earned a master's degree in education at Boston College.


He was ordained a priest on September 23, 1983 at St. Paul of the Cross Church, North Palm Beach . He was then assigned as parochial vicar at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Pompano Beach (1983–1989) while also serving as the chaplain for the youth ministry of Broward County (1985–1987). He then was made Dean of Men at St. John Vianney College Seminary (1989–1993); then priest in residence at St. Rose of Lima in Miami Shores (1993–1994). He then become supervising principal at Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens (1993–1994) and then supervising principal at St. Brendan High School in Miami (1994–1996). He served as Rector/President of St. John Vianney College Seminary from 1996 until 2005.

On June 21, 2005 he was appointed as Titular Bishop of Bonusta and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami. He was consecrated a bishop on August 24, 2005 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Miami. His principal consecrator was Archbishop John Clement Favalora and his co-consecrators were Bishop Agustin Alejo Roman Rodriguez and Bishop Felipe de Jesús Estévez.

On October 23, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Noonan as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Orlando.[1]


He graduated from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in 1979. He earned a BA. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boyton Beach in 1983. In 1996, he earned a Master of Education from Boston College.[2]


Bishop Noonan was the son of John Noonan (? - April 1, 1962) and Margaret Purcell (?-October 13, 1995).


  1. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine". Bolletino. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  2. ^ "A glimpse at the life and ministry of Bishop John Noonan". The Florida Catholic (Orlando, Florida). December 16, 2010. pp. A18. 

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