What is this about?
In this Year of Faith, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have called for a nationwide effort to advance a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty through prayer, penance, and sacrifice. Catholics across the Nation are being encouraged to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.
This call to prayer is prompted by unprecedented challenges to the Church and the Nation, particularly the HHS Mandate and current trends in government and culture toward redefining marriage.
The goal of this call to prayer is twofold: one, to increase awareness of these challenges and two, to build spiritual stamina and fortitude among the faithful so that we can be effective and joyful witnesses of faith, hope, and charity and agents of the New Evangelization. CLICK HERE for more information from the USCCB.
Call to Action!
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- Find a Church for Holy Hours HERE
- The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group. Click HERE for a Rosary guide.
- For a guide on how to Fast, click HERE
- For prayers for the Fortnight for Freedom, click HERE
- Click HERE for printable handouts
Stay up-to-date on current religious freedom issues, and sign up for text messages from the USCCB. It’s easy.
Just text the word “FREEDOM” to 377377.
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