REV. FR. PEDRO CORDENO, JR., or Fr. Peter as he is fondly called was born in the Philippines on the 4th of July, 1960 to Catholic parents Pedro and Dominga Cordeno. He was Ordained to the Priesthood on September 7, 1985 in the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Palo, Leyte, Philippines.
After serving for 20 years in the Philippines as Parochial Vicar and Pastor, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who then was the Bishop of Orlando, in 2006 accepted him to be a priest in the Diocese of Orlando. On 16 April 2013, the Most Rev. John Noonan, the Bishop of Orlando, Incardinated him into the diocese. On September 26, 2014, he took an oath as Naturalized American Citizen.
Fr. Peter, prior to his assignment as Parochial Vicar at Holy Name of Jesus, served as the Parochial Administrator at St. Matthews Parish in Winter Haven, FL from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015, as Parochial Administrator at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Orlando from July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014; as Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Parish, Orlando from October 15, 2011 to June 30, 2013; Holy Cross Parish, Orlando from June 1, 2009 to October 14, 2011 and at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rockledge, FL from September 1, 2006 to May 31, 2009.