About the Diocese » Year of Faith
Last October, through his Apostolic Letter “Porta Fidei,” our Holy Father announced the “Year of Faith,” which begins on October 11, 2012 and end on November 24, 2013. The beginning of it marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, as well as the twentieth anniversary of the publication 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 also an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion – to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him. The pope has described this conversion as opening the “door of faith” (see Acts 14:27). The “door of faith” is opened at one’s baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church. It is a time to become passionate about our Catholic faith.