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.
With his Apostolic Letter of October 11, 2011, Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a “Year of Faith” will begin on October 11, 2012 and conclude on November 24, 2013. October 11, 2012, the first day of the Year of Faith, is the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.... During the Year of Faith, Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the catechism so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith.
“The ‘door of faith’ (Acts14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church.”---Pope Benedict XVI, Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei.
The Year of Faith Evangelization Commission was formed in August 2012, to help our parish get off to a good start, reaching out to our fellow Catholics, as well as to those who do not belong to any faith community. We are inviting them to find a church home here at the Church of the Resurrection.
We're working with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on the Catholic Come Home project. This project is focused on inviting our brothers and sisters who have been away for a while to come back home to the Church of their baptism, where they once had a relationship with God and the worshiping community. It will include television spots throughout the season of Advent (December 1-24, 2012).
Another Video is available to view at the bottom of the Home Page.