The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has launched plans for Scotland’s celebration of the Year of Faith which is intended as a special time of grace in which Catholics rediscover the joyful experience of encountering Jesus Christ.
Every parish and school has been sent copies of a pastoral letter which introduces the main themes of the Year of Faith during which people are called to personal study and prayer. This letter highlights a number of national events, includng a Mass on 4th November and a conference on 1st December. Copies of a prayer card have also been issued. (To order additional copies, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
These national events and resources, together with events in dioceses and parishes, are designed to help the Catholic community to promote responses to the words of the Holy Father, taken from his Apostolic Letter ‘Porta Fidei’ (The Door of Faith):
“What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness of people enlightened in minds 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.”
- Additional information, including information on resources as they are developed, can be found here: Year of Faith
- Details of events in Scotland can be found on this website: www.yearoffaithscotland.com
- Facebook and Twitter will also be used to offer news, points for reflection and ideas on how to mark the Year of Faith.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yearoffaithscotland (click “like”)
Twitter: www.twitter.com/scotyearoffaith (click “follow”)
- A copy of the Year of Faith logo is attached for use on school newsletters, websites etc.