Thursday, January 31, 2013

William Robert Cavins ordained as Independent Catholic Bishop

The Most Reverend William Robert Cavins was ordained Saturday as an Independent Catholic Bishop. He will have responsibility for the pastoral care of independent Catholics residing in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Seminole, and Volusia counties.

Independent Catholic churches are unaffiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, but follow many Catholic traditions.

Cavins was a Roman Catholic deacon and a member of St. Ann’s parish in DeBary until 2002. He became an Independent Catholic in January 2006. He was ordained an Independent Catholic priest in November 2006 and appointed founding pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Community.

Cavins will celebrate his first Solemn Mass Jan. 27, at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Angels, which worships in the First UCC Sanctuary at 4605 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando.

Cavins is employed as a public school teacher in Seminole County. He is married, has two children, and one grandchild.

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