Diocese of Joliet in Illinois
Year of Faith
Oct. 11, 2012 - Nov. 24, 2013
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 during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church.
Prayer Intentions for the Year of Faith
During each of these months, please pray especially for these intentions of our diocese.
September -- for teachers, catechists, and all those who hand on the faith
October -- for all those who are absent from our assemblies
November -- for college students and young adults, and all those who seek the truth
December - for all liturgical ministers and musicians
January, 2013 -- for a greater respect for human life
February -- for bishops, priests and deacons, and all the consecrated religious
March --for the reparation of sin and the grace of conversion
April -- for all married couples and families
May -- for those who are single, divorced or widowed
June -- for the reunion of all Christians
July -- for a greater respect for religious liberty
August --for immigrants who have brought new life to our communities
September -- for missionaries who help spread the Good News
October -- for all the faithful departed
November -- for all those who have no one else to pray for them
CONCEPT OF THE
YEAR OF FAITH LOGO
The logo is composed of a square, bordered field on which a boat, symbolizing the Church, is represented as sailing on a graphically minimal representation of waves. The main mast of the boat is a cross from which sails are displayed in the form of dynamic signs which compose the trigram of Christ (IHS). The background to the sails is a sun which, associated with the trigram, refers also to the Eucharist.
Pilgrimage Churches in the Diocese of Joliet
Mon-Fri - 6AM - 12:30 PM
Sat - 7AM - 6PM
Sun - 7AM - Noon; 6PM- 8PM
Mon-Fri - 8AM - 3PM
Sat - 8AM - until after the 4:30PM Mass
Sun - 8AM - 1PM
Fortnight of Forgiveness
February 15-28, 2013
On behalf of Bishop Conlon
thank you to the parishes who scheduled additional confession times during the
Diocesan Fortnight of Forgiveness
Themes & Resources for the Year of Faith
* Parish Resources:
* Monthly Thematic Framework (PDF)
* Tuesday, May 14 , 2013: 7:30 PM., St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 West Fourth St., in Hinsdale (map). Fr. Robert Barron presents "The New Evangelization". Fr. Barron is the Rector/President of The University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary and creator and host of the critically acclaimed series Catholicism: An Adult Study Program. Free will offering taken at the door. Contact the parish office for more information 630-323-1248.
* Saturday, May 25, 2013: 9 AM– 3 PM Christ the King Parish, 1501 S. Main St., in Lombard. (map) Year of Faith Celebration "Our Response to the Trinity" with Dr. Scott Hahn. All are invited. Please see flyer for registration information, email Eileen Maggiore at email@example.com or call her at 630-396-6076.
Note to Parishes: Please let us know about your Year of Faith events and we will place them on the diocesan calendar.
From the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops
Websites of Interest
* Fr. Robert Barron's "Catholicism" series for the Year of Faith
* Official Vatican Website for the Year of Faith
* Matthew Kelly's Dynamic Catholic
* Catholic Distance University - online courses for the Year of Faith
* Living the Eucharist - A parish program to help Catholics enter more deeply
into the Sacrament of the Eucharist
* Knights of Columbus MP3 and PDF resources on the Catholic faith
and the Catechism
* Year of Faith Resources from Lighthouse Catholic Media
* Magnificat Year of Faith Companion
* Our Sunday Visitor - prayer cards, brochures, bulletin inserts, magnets, etc.,
for the Year of Faith
* Fr. Mitch Pacwa's Year of Faith Bible Study Guide for Catholics
* Diocese of Joliet's Foundations of the Faith courses available for adult
faith formation and catechist certification
About the Year of Faith
* Bishop Conlon's letter to parishes about the Year of Faith
* Watch Bishop Conlon's video
* Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei Announcing the Year of Faith
* Year of Faith opens on 50th anniversary of Vatican Council II
and 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
* Pastoral Recommendations for the Year of Faith
from the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith
* Year of Faith Q & A's
Keep up-to-date with The Year of Faith
via the Diocese of Joliet's social media pages
(click on the links below)
The Nicene Creed
The Official Prayer of
the Year of Faith
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the
world to come.
An Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths that the holy Catholic Church teaches, because you have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
(Opening prayer of the Second Vatican Council)
David D. Spesia
We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope.
Porta Fidei, 9
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