A Year of Faith

Oct. 11, 2012 – Nov. 24, 2013

year-of-faith-green3With his Apostolic Letter of October 11, 2011, Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a “Year of Faith” will begin on October 11, 2012 and conclude on November 24, 2013. October 11, 2012, the first day of the Year of Faith, is the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council  (Vatican II) and also the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the Year of Faith, Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the catechism so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith.
The Year of Faith at USCCB site.

Here at St. Patrick Church

Year of Faith 1-22-13 Faith of our fathers with Fr Keith LaBoveRecently Fr. Keith gave a presentation as part of the Central Region’s “Faith of our Fathers” series of talks, part of our observance of the Year of Faith. The video recording of that talk, given at Sacred Heart Church in Broussard on January 22nd, is now available on the web. You can find it by going to http://vimeo.com/59085181 . Session 3 of Faith of our Fathers will be held on April 15-17, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church here in Lafayette.

Faith of our Fathers Sponsored by the Central Region
A Journey Through Our Christian Faith At Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Scott
Rediscover Your Knowledge of Your Catholic Faith At. St. Mary Magdalen Church in Abbeville

Faith of our Fathers In celebration of the Year of Faith, the Central Region of the Diocese of Lafayette presents “FAITH OF OUR FATHERS”, a series of six sessions, three nights each, featuring Priests of the Central Region as speakers each night.  Please check out the schedule of presentations, and join us as “our Fathers” share their witness of faith with us – all are welcome!

A Journey Through Our Christian Faith In celebration of the “Year of Faith”, the following sessions will be offered at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Scott, in the Parish Hall at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays (except in October). Dates and topics include: October 8 – Introduction – Meaning of Life – the Truth, Black & White, Not “50 Shades of Gray”; October 22, December 3 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4 & 18, March 4 & 18, April 1 – “Creed”; April 15, May 6 & 20, June 3 & 17 – “Vatican Council II & Documents”; July 8 & 22 – “The Lord’s Prayer”; August 5 & 19 – “Beatitudes”; September 9 & 23 – “Gospel of John”; October 7 – “Wrapping It Up”. There is no fee to attend, but for proper preparation, please call the Church Office to register (235-2433).

Rediscover Your Knowledge of Your Catholic Faith In celebration of the Year of Faith, Rev. William C. Blanda, Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Abbeville, will give a very special 19-part series on the beliefs of the Catholic Church. The series will begin on the start date of the Year of Faith (October 11, 2012) and then continue on Thursday evenings through March 2013. You will not want to miss this extensive study of our faith. Many who assist in RCIA programs and those who have come into the faith through RCIA often express that such a program would be of great benefit to those who have been Catholic all their lives. This is your opportunity to do just that, since the curriculum will follow that which is taught in many RCIA programs. For the Year of Faith, our project is to deepen Catholic’s understanding of their own faith and rediscover “why we believe, what we believe.”  All are invited to attend. Each session will be held in the St. Mary Magdalen Ministries Building, 300 Pere Megret, Abbeville, 70510 on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. (unless specified otherwise).  For more information and complete listing of dates, topics, times, etc., you may call the St. Mary Magdalen Parish Office at 337-893-0244.