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Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio data Porta Fidei of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI for the Indiction of the Year of Faith. 1.

Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio data Porta Fidei of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI for the Indiction of the Year of Faith

The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace. To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime. It begins with baptism (cf. Rom 6:4), through which we can address God as Father, and it ends with the passage through death to eternal life, fruit of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, whose will it was, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, to draw those who believe in him into his own glory (cf. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Note with pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith, 6 January 2012. Note with pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith Introduction With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith.

Note with pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith, 6 January 2012

This year will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. This year will be a propitious occasion for the faithful to understand more profoundly that the foundation of Christian faith is “the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”[1] Founded on the encounter with the Risen Christ, faith can be rediscovered in its wholeness and all its splendor.

HOME - Made for Greatness. Catechesis/Religious Education K-8 » Year of Faith. There are so many wonderful ways to incorporate the Year of Faith into traditional parish-based religious education programs!

Catechesis/Religious Education K-8 » Year of Faith

At a minimum, all parish religious education directors, leaders, and catechists should try to: Eric McArdle: The Year of Faith for Parish Youth. As a follow-up to my post last week kicking off the Year of Faith, I would like to share some ideas designed for Catholic schools and parish religious education programs and youth groups looking for ways to celebrate this special year.

Eric McArdle: The Year of Faith for Parish Youth

The Year of Faith, as Pope Benedict XVI explained in his 2011 apostolic letter, Porta Fidei (the Door of Faith), is a time for Catholics “to deepen faith and strengthen bonds with God.” This is a perfect opportunity to enhance stewardship education in our parish schools and religious education programs by offering unique and distinctive programs and offerings closely related to stewardship and faith. While many parishes have already launched initiatives or made plans in relation to the Year of Faith, Catholic Stewardship Consultants would like to share with you these 15 examples to enhance faith and stewardship efforts with the young people of your parish. This list is only a small sample of possibilities.

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Bishop Ricken Offers ‘10 Ways Catholics Can Live The Year Of Faith’ Catholic Year of Faith. Fifty Answers about the Catholic Church You are welcome to copy these answers to use in parish catechesis, such as parish newsletters 1.

Catholic Year of Faith

How do we know that Jesus of Nazareth was God come to save us? Preparing for a Year of Faith. Pope Benedict XVI recently announced that he would launch a Year of Faith to help Catholics appreciate the gift of faith, to deepen their relationship with God and to strengthen their commitment to sharing faith with others.

Preparing for a Year of Faith

The Year of Faith will begin Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and will end Nov. 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King.The pope explained his intention in Porta Fidei ("The Door of Faith"), an apostolic letter released Oct. 17. The complete text of the letter is available in Origins, Oct. 27, 2011, vol. 41, no. 21.

Pope Benedict XVI observed, "It often happens that Christians are more concerned for the social, cultural and political consequences of their commitment, continuing to think of the faith as a self-evident presupposition for life in society. " He continued: "In reality, not only can this presupposition no longer be taken for granted, but it is often openly denied" (n. 2) . © 2012 Richard P.

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Papal Encyclicals Online. Year of faith activities. New Evangelization. 50 Year of Faith Activities: #6-8. Every Friday through October 5 I will be offering suggestions for the celebration of the Year of Faith.

50 Year of Faith Activities: #6-8

Organize a “thank you note” drive for godparent(s). This would be an ideal activity for Catholic schools, PSR programs, or Confirmation classes. Have the young people write thank you notes to their godparents — the people who stood by as they were baptized into the faith! Cardinal Newman features on one million Faith Cards distributed to Catholics by bishops. The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales are distributing in Faith Card distributed by CBCEW February and March one million ‘Faith Cards’ to Catholics featuring the words of Blessed John Henry Newman as their first initiative for the Year of Faith.

Cardinal Newman features on one million Faith Cards distributed to Catholics by bishops

The credit-card-sized resource features on one side, a space for the owner to sign, a clear statement that the carrier is a Catholic and a list of six things that Catholics are called to do. There is also a sentence that reads: ‘In the event of an emergency, please call a Catholic priest.’ The other side of the card has a quote from the recently beatified Blessed John Henry Newman, focusing on the call to serve and affirming that everyone has a mission: “God has created me to do Him some definite service. Bishop Kieran Conry, Arundel and Brighton, Chair of the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, said: “The card is also designed to give Catholics confidence to share their faith – often people need help knowing what to say.