The School Year is Off and Running, and parish life takes on a different speed during the academic year. For parishes like ours who have a parish school, the return of students brings a new vitality and energy to our campus. It’s great to have the students (the kids) back with us. Also, Faith Formation classes and meetings have started up, and we are glad to have our evening students with us too. For all the students and families in our School and Faith Formation program, we are looking forward to having a great year of learning about our faith and of developing a stronger relationship with Jesus.
The Year of Faith: October 11, 2012—November 24, 2013. You may have heard about the Year of Faith beginning next month. With his Apostolic Letter “Porta Fidei” (Door of Faith) published on October 11, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a “Year of Faith” will begin on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (October 11, 2012) and conclude on November 24, 2013 (the Solemnity of Christ the King). The Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion—to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him. The “door of faith” is opened at one’s baptism, but during the Year of Faith, Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church. To help you in the Year of Faith, we will offer our regular liturgies, School programs, Faith Formation classes, parish events and celebrations. We will also look for added events to introduce different aspects of our Catholic faith to help our parishioners renew their relationship with Christ. Stay tuned. A good resource for more information is the U. S. Catholic Bishop’s website at www.usccb.org, search words “Year of Faith”.
God Bless You,