A Year of Faith at Saint Joseph
With his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei (The Door of Faith), Pope Benedict XVI declared that a "Year of Faith" begin on October 11, 2012, and conclude on November 24, 2013. The first day of the Year of Faith is the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council 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 is a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world” (Porta Fidei 6). In other words, 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 we are continually called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church.
At Saint Joseph, we are providing a variety of options for you to renew your faith this year—check out the calendar in the sidebar for our current schedule of events! It is our hope that by reading and reflecting on the truths of our faith this year, we might grow in closeness to our God and fidelity to his teachings.
How much do you know about the tenets of our faith? Join us as we review the Catechism of the Catholic Church in our weekly Catholicism 101 study below (also in the weekly bulletin).
CCC Paragraphs 2697-2758
The Lord leads all persons by paths and in ways pleasing tohim, and each believer responds according to his heart’s resolve and thepersonal expression of his prayer. However, Christian Tradition has retained three major expressions ofprayer: vocal, meditative and contemplative. They have one basic trait in common: composure ofheart. This vigilance in keepingthe Word and dwelling in the presence of God makes these three expressions intensetimes in the life of prayer. (CCC 2699) Read more...
June 23, 2013 - The Tradition of Prayer
June 16, 2013 - What is Prayer?
June 9, 2013 - The Ninth and Tenth Commandments
June 2, 2013 - The Seventh and Eighth Commandments
May 26, 2013 - The Fifth and Sixth Commandments
May 19, 2013 - The Fourth Commandment
May 12, 2013 - The Second and Third Commandments
May 5, 2013 - The First Commandment
April 28, 2013 - The Ten Commandments
April 21, 2013 - Law and Grace
April 14, 2013 - The Human Community
April 7, 2013 - Sin
March 24, 2013 - Morality, Conscience, and Virtue
March 17, 2013 - Dignity of the Human Person
March 10, 2013 - Sacraments at the Service of Communion
March 3, 2013 - Sacraments of Healing
February 17, 2013 - Confirmation
Februrary 10, 2013 - Baptism
February 3, 2013 - Celebrating the Church's Liturgy
January 27, 2013 - The Liturgy - Work of the Trinity
January 20, 2013 - Life Everlasting
January 13, 2013 - The Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of Sins, the Resurrection of the Body
January 6, 2013 - I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church
December 30, 2012 - I Believe in the Holy Spirit
December 23, 2012 - He Ascended into Heaven
December 16, 2012 - On the Third Day He Rose from the Dead
December 9, 2012 - He Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was Crucified, Died, and was Buried
December 2, 2012 - Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary
November 25, 2012 - Jesus Christ, his Only Son, our Lord
November 18, 2012 - Visible and Invisible
November 11, 2012 - Creator of Heaven and Earth
November 4, 2012 - The Father Almighty
October 28, 2012 - One God
October 21, 2012 - I Believe
October 14, 2012 - Divine Revelation
October 7, 2012 - Capacity for God
September 30, 2012 - What is the Catechism?
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