Saturday, July 14, 2012

Year of Faith at St. Ben's

I encourage all our parishioners and visitors to participate in the Year of Faith activities we have planned at the parish.  The Year of Faith was called by Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.  (In case you are a non-Catholic reading this...Catholics love celebrating anniversaries, feast days and fast days. For us, time itself is holy!)

This is an opportunity for all of us to convert ourselves anew and rededicate ourselves to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Year of Faith officially begins in October.

Mr. Matthew Smith, our Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry, has already planned four informative evenings to connect the Liturgical Seasons with the goals of the Year of Faith. 

You are encouraged to attend; more than that - you are encouraged to invite everyone you know!!  All four of them take place in our beautiful church and begin at 7pm.  They last about an hour.

Advent in a Year of Faith
Monday, December 3, 2012

Understanding the Mass in a Year of Faith
Monday, January 14, 2013

Lent in a Year of Faith
Monday, February 18th, 2013

Easter in a Year of Faith
Monday, April 22nd, 2013

We will have more parish activities to report as we continue to plan for this exciting year.  Please check our website often -  Don't forget that you can have future blog posts emailed to you simply by entering your email address in the upper right box marked "follow by email."

Click here for the Vatican website for the Year of Faith.