The Year of Faith…Are You Ready For It? There are so many exciting events happening in the Catholic Church over the next year throughout the world. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican II Council and as the Synod on the New Evangelization takes place as we speak, we are at the forefront of some very exciting times over the next thirteen months. There is really no reason for me to write heavily on the Year of Faith since so many people have read Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter – “Motu Proprio Data” – Porta Fidei. Many other bloggers more popular and better than me have written on this topic already. If you have not read this document, I would encourage to do so. This is the blue print for the Year of Faith.
My next post will consist of the many events and activities that we have planned at the parish that I work at in Scottsdale, Arizona – Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It is my hope that many of your parishes already have events planned, but if you don’t or are looking for more ideas, we are here to assist you in those potential activities.
Before I end this, I wanted to share a quick story about Our Lady of Perpetual Help that was recently share with me. One of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of Eucharist told me that Blessed John Paul II had a great devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help when he was a child growing up in the town of Wadowice, Poland. Everyday before school, the young Karol Wojtyla would enter the church in his town and pray to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at her side altar. I found this story to be profound in my own life since I am a big fan of Blessed John Paul II and I now work at a parish that is named for Our Lady under this title.
Here we go Catholics…Start your spiritual engines…It’s GO TIME!
THE YEAR OF FAITH IS HERE…