Year of Faith



yearoffaithlogododYear of Faith called by Pope Benedict XVI
The Year of Faith begins on October 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and ends on November 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King. This sacred time will provide Catholics the opportunity to celebrate, deepen and share the spiritual richness of their Catholic faith. On this page you will find resources for observing and celebrating this year in communion with the Church throughout the world.

year of faith prayer 
PDF text only of Year of Faith Prayer (English/Spanish)
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Apostolic Letter of Benedict XVI, “Porta Fidei” (Door of Faith)

Vatican's Year of Faith Website

Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization - Year of Faith Website

USCCB's Year Of Faith Site

USCCB Vatican II Blog

Diocese of Davenport's plan for the Year of Faith

Diocese of Davenport Year of Faith Liturgy Page
   Liturgical resources for use during this Year of Faith.
Recently added - the official hymn for the Year of Faith and the new Mass for the New Evangeliztion

 The Catholic Messenger's Year of Faith page.

For this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict has encouraged the faithful to study and reflect on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Here is an easy way to do it. Visit:
Simply enter your email address and - starting October 11, 2012 - you'll start getting a little bit of the Catechism emailed to you every morning. Read that little bit every day and you'll read the whole catechism in a year! Flyer

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