Today is the feast day of St. Vincent DePaul, considered by many to be the “star” saint of
Christian charity and concern for the poor. Many people, including those who don’t know that
much about this great saint from the 17th century, know of the work of the Saint Vincent de Paul
Society, which is active in so many parishes and dioceses around the world bringing direct help
to people in need.
YEAR OF FAITH CONFERENCES
Answer the call of Pope Benedict XVI and participate in the the Year of Faith by attending the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Year of Faith Conferences. See the below links for registration information regarding the men’s and women’s conferences.
BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO
CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF ST. JAMES, BROOKLYN NY
VESPERS SERVICE FOR THE OPENING OF THE YEAR OF FAITH
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
DIOCESE VESPERS FOR THE OPENING OF THE YEAR OF FAITH
A recent article in The New Yorker entitled “The Crisis Manager” and written by Gay Talese, profiles Joe Girardi, manager of the Yankees. As you may know, the Yankees recently ended the regular season in first place in the American League East and are currently in the race for the post-season run against the Baltimore Orioles in the Division Series. One interesting fact brought out in this article, however, is, “Although Girardi was brought up Catholic, he told me, ‘The Catholic church, it seemed to me, growing up, was a lot of rules. You sit, you stand, you kneel; you sit, you stand, you kneel.’ He said ‘Kim (his wife – Kim Innocenzi Girardi) introduced me to Jesus.’ He once described the moment to a reporter; ‘We were sitting in the basement of the Phi Delta sorority house. Kim explained salvation to me, and I silently prayed to receive Jesus as my Savior.'” Read More….
2012-13 Year of Faith Resources – United States Council of Catholic Bishops
Click HERE for a great resource which will aid you in living out the Year of Faith.
Bulletin Inserts for the Year of Faith:
Vatican II: Church History in the Making 1962-1965 Bulletin Wk of February 18th, 2013.
English and Spanish Versions are available below
click here for English version
click here for Spanish version