Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Celebration, Florida)

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Coordinates: 28°18′45″N 81°32′52″W / 28.3125°N 81.5478°W / 28.3125; -81.5478

Corpus Christi Catholic Church of Celebration Florida
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Motto: 
Christmas is the reason for Living
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Country United States
State Florida
County Osceola
City Celebration
ZIP code
34747
Area code321
Websitehttp://www.celebrationcatholic.org/

The Corpus Christi Catholic Church is located at Celebration, Florida, a master-planned community in Osceola County, Florida, United States, near Walt Disney World Resort. The Church is part of the Orlando Diocese of Florida, as created by the Vatican. The parish population was made up of around 100 families at the start of the community in 2005, but as of 2017 is estimated to be more than 1,000 families.

Church services in the area were first held at the Celebration K8 School and then later in the Celebration High School cafeteria. The church was designed by Cooper Johnson Smith Architects & Town Planners.[1] Groundbreaking for the church was held in November 2008, though construction (by general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie) did not begin in earnest until the following January. Pastor Gregory Parkes was able to celebrate the first Mass in the new building on the morning of December 24.

Construction of the new church was completed on December 24, 2009. The church was dedicated on Saturday, January 16, 2010 with Bishop Thomas Wenski of the Orlando Diocese presiding.[2][3]

Today the church is led by Fr. Richard W. Trout, Jr., Pastor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magazine, Traditional Building. "New Catholic Church in Celebration, FL". Traditional Building. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. ^ "Orlando Diocese Report"[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ ""Central Florida Magazine"". Archived from the original on 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2010-11-06.

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