Eucharistic Adoration times


Year of Faith Calendar

Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus declares

"Year of Faith"

Sacred Indulgence for Year of Faith

3-part study of “The Door of Faith"

Seeking the Face of Christ in the Suffering and marginalized

November 9, 2013

Oct. - Jan.

Seeking the Face of Jesus, the Face of God

Feb. - April

Seeking the Face of Jesus in Prayer

May - July

Seeking the Face of Jesus in the Community of the Church

Aug. - Nov.

Seeking the Face of Jesus in the suffering and Marginalized

Year of Faith Resources
Bimonthly Bulletin Inserts &

Teachings by Pope Benedict XVI

Poster 11" x 17" or smaller


Poster 18" x 24" or smaller

Diocesan Prayer Card
12 Ways to Live the Year of Faith
Vatican II Documents

A Compass for the Church

Documents of Vatican II
USCCB Materials
Bible Studies and Faith Sharing Resources
Understanding the Riches of the Catechism 10 min. at a Time
Faith Alive! Catechism study for Small Groups


Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus has announced a special Year of Faith to help Catholics appreciate the gift of faith, deepen their relationship with God and strengthen their commitment to sharing faith with others. This important year begins Oct. 11, 2012 – the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council as well as the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – and concludes Nov. 24, 2013 – the feast of Christ the King.


During this Year of Faith, it is his hope that Catholics turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with Him through opening the “door of faith” (see Acts 14:27). The “door of faith” is opened at Baptism, but during this significant year Catholics are called to open it again and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and His Church.

"What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness of people enlightened in mind and heart by the word of the Lord, and capable of opening the hearts and minds of many to the desire for God and for true life, life without end."

Pope Benedict XVI


"…They called the church together and reported what God had done with them

and how he had opened the door of faith..."(Acts 14:27).

Cathedral Architectural History Presentation

On the Saturday, October 6, 2012, Dr. Denis McNamara spoke at the Cathedral about its architect, Edward Schulte; this was a part of the Cathedral's 150th anniversary year. Dr. McNamera describes several facets in detail of the style and purpose of Edward Schulte and the magnificent Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman. Dr. McNamera holds a PhD in Architectural History, frequently works with architects and pastors in church renovations and new designs, and wrote a book titled Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy.

Vatican Council II - A Sure Compass presentation for the Year of Faith - Part 1

One element of the Year of Faith is to recall the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The Council's teachings, which are called by Blessed Pope John Paul II a "sure compass by which to take our bearings in the century now beginning", must become more familiar to Catholics. This session, "Vatican Council II—A Sure Compass," looks at the years preceding the Council, reviews what the Council actually said, and examines how the Council had been interpreted over the last 50 years.

Vatican Council II - A Sure Compass presentation for the Year of Faith - Part 2

Another element of the Year of Faith is to understand evangelization and what is now known as "The New Evangelization." This session, using examples of theologians, saints and blesseds, explains both terms and their relevance for the Year of Faith.

The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI:

A commentary by Fr. Barron

New "Faith Alive" Resources

for the Year of Faith

The aim of these small-group resources on the Creed is to help Catholics at all levels of faith formation to discover more fully the profound beauty and personal relevance of the Catechism.
Flyer including samples from books and bulletin inserts

The Seven Great Qualities of a new Evangelist - Fr. Robert Barron


In summary, the seven great qualities are:

1. In love with Jesus Christ

2. Ardour

3. Got to know the story of Israel

4. Know the culture

5. Love the Great Tradition

6. Missionary Heart

7. Knows and loves the new media can