- Young Adult Ministry
- Year of Faith
- Second Vatican Council Opening Addresss
- Catechism of the Catholic Church (videos)
- Synod New Evangelization
- Year of Faith Web Resources
“We want this Year (of Faith) to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, confidence and hope.” (Pope Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei, 9).
The Office of Religious Education is offering (as well as promoting) several opportunities for the faithful to participate fully and obtain the Plenary Indulgence being offered during this Year of Faith.
“…Plenary Indulgence for the temporal punishment of sins, imparted by the mercy of God and applicable also to the souls of deceased faithful, may be obtained by all faithful who, truly penitent, take Sacramental Confession and the Eucharist and pray in accordance with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff.”
Year of Faith Video and Book Resources (A listing of some of the materials available for rent at the Office of Religious Education Resource Library)
MORE Year of Faith Video Resources Including recently released movies available at the ORE!
Documents of Vatican II: Free Public Lecture Series (St. Pius V Parish, Providence, RI. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available each evening.)
10 Ways to Live the Year of Faith Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, offers “10 Ways Catholics Can Live the Year of Faith.
Year of Faith Website full of resources, articles, media for studying the Faith (MaryVale Institute)
Follow the on-going Year of Faith programming available at Relevant Radio Relevant Radio
Pertinent documents and articles for the Year of Faith
Pope Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei | Year of Faith
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin article on the Year of Faith | RI Catholic newspaper
Ten American Saints for the Year of Faith | United States Catholic Conference
Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church in a Year (Sign up for a few paragraphs of the Catechism delivered to your inbox each day.)
The first reason for my hope consists in the fact that the desire for God, the search for God, is profoundly inscribed into each human soul and cannot disappear. Certainly we can forget God for a time, lay Him aside and concern ourselves with other things, but God never disappears. St. Augustine’s words are true: we men are restless until we have found God. This restlessness also exists today, and is an expression of the hope that man may, ever and anew, even today, start to journey towards this God. (Pope Benedict XVI) http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2012/10/bells-of-europe-reasons-for-holy.html)
During the Year of Faith consider making a parish, family or personal pilgrimage to one of the Shrines in our area.