Year of Faith

Year of FaithPope Benedict XVI has called for a Year of Faith

This sacred time provides Catholics locally and throughout the world a precious opportunity to celebrate, deepen and share the spiritual richness of their Catholic faith. 

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Announcing the Year of Faith

11 October 2011 - With the Apostolic Letter, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith.

Opening Mass Homily

Listen to Archbishop Jerome Listecki's homily for the opening Mass for the Year of Faith.

C4 Video: Ignite Your Catholic Faith

C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith - Why a Year of Faith?

What a journey! Thanks to a proclamation from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, we have traveled together through a Year of Faith from October 2012 to November 2013. So, what do we do now? Bishop Hying has more on carrying this year with us, forever.

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The Year of Faith events hosted by parishes, schools and central offices.



News articles from local sources, the USCCB and the Vatican.



A listing of blogs focusing on the Year of Faith.



Resources from the central office, USCCB and the Vatican.



The official teachings of the Catholic Church.


Plenary Indulgence

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki has issued a Plenary Indulgence on the following occasions.


New Evangelization

Inviting people into a relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.


Herald of Hope Columns

Articles to further people’s understanding of the new evangelization.


Year of Faith Prayer


Year of Faith Prayer

O God, as you sent your Holy Spirit
upon the early Church
in the fiery tongues and the
mighty wind of Pentecost,
so now, we ask you to send that
same Spirit upon us
that we may go forth to proclaim
the Gospel of Christ to every creature. 
We humbly pray that you deepen
your Trinitarian life within us;
make us effective and holy witnesses
of Jesus’ death and Resurrection;
help us to live our Catholic faith
with such joy, conviction and love
that others will be drawn to the
sacred mystery of your Church
and the powerful grace of the sacraments. 
We implore you to make us
ministers of your Word,
in speech and action, in truth and charity,
in the mystery of Jesus’ cross
and the light of his resurrected glory.

(Written by Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying)


Oración del Año de la Fe

O Dios, así como mandaste tu Santo Espíritu
sobre la Iglesia primitiva
en las lenguas encendidas y el
fuerte viento de Pentecostés,
ahora, te pedimos que mandes ese
mismo Espíritu sobre nosotros,
para que podamos salir a proclamar
el Evangelio de Cristo a cada criatura.
Humildemente oramos que tú aumentes
tu vida Trinitaria entre nosotros;
haznos testigos santos y efectivos
de la muerte y Resurrección de Jesus;
ayúdanos a vivir nuestra fe católica
con tal alegría, convicción y amor
que atraiga a otros al
sagrado misterio de tu Iglesia
y a la gracia poderosa de los sacramentos.
Te suplicamos que nos hagas
ministros de tu Palabra,
en la expresión y la acción, en la verdad y la caridad,
en el misterio de la cruz de Jesús
y en la luz de su gloriosa resurrección.

(Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying)

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