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Pope Benedict XVI has designated that a “Year of Faith,” be celebrated from Oct. 11, 2012 until Nov. 24, 2013. The beginning of the year also marks the the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
We introduce to you a series of resources that can help our parish community observe the Year of Faith.
In this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI has given Christ’s faithful the opportunity to obtain a special plenary indulgence. Through the wisdom of age, the Church has come to see that extraordinary acts of faith, in turn, bring about extraordinary grace.
Prayer is a large component of the Year of Faith initiative. Find resources like a Year of Faith prayer card template, which you may download, print and distribute to your parishioners.
A 3 session Lent program looking at our faith through the lens of the Second Vatican Council. Resources for a leader and a template for participant material are provided here.
Pope Benedict XVI will grant the faithful a Plenary indulgence for the occasion of the Year of Faith. The indulgence will be valid from the opening of the Year ~ October 11th, 2012 until its end ~ November 24th, 2013. The plenary indulgence may be obtained by the faithful who are truly penitent.